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Updates from Schools, Charities & More

Catholic Charities: Charity in Action Newsletter

Catholic Charities continues to resettle Afghan refugees, assisting two families and a single man who arrived in the United States this month.  It’s work that is sure to intensify with thousands fleeing the country as the Taliban strengthen their grip after more than 20 years of war. Click here to continue this story.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): ICS Annual Parish Publication

This brochure describes annual publications that are invaluable to parishes. ICS is proud to once again offer them at prices lower than you will find elsewhere.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): Fuel Oil Procurement Program

ICS’s fuel oil procurement program is designed to help Catholic parishes secure the most competitive fuel prices available to them in their area. Each entity that joins the program has three (3) options to choose from, depending on their preference in managing and budgeting their annual fuel oil expense. Click here to visit the website.

Institutional Commodities Services (ICS): ICS Christmas

We are already thinking about the best ways to meet your Advent and Christmas needs! No, we are not “rushing the season,” but we want to make sure you order early to avoid disappointment. It is possible that some of our suppliers may have post-pandemic delays in their supply chains.

Schools: Press Coverage

School is back in session! On Wednesday, September 8th, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York welcomed students back to the classroom for a new academic year of fully in-person instruction. Features on Good Day New York​ and CBS are just an example of the wider press coverage on the day.


Schools: ArchDay

In preparation for the first day of school, a flurry of media engagements fueled the buzz for #ArchDay1, including an appearance from Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan on Katie McGrady’s show on the Catholic Channel (listen here) and a News 12 Bronx feature on Holy Rosary School and Northeast/East Bronx Schools’ Regional Superintendent Ray Vitiello (watch here).

Schools: EWTN News

In an interview segment with EWTN News In Depth, Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan discussed the optimistic future of Catholic schools in the state of New York. “ADNY Catholic Schools look forward to working with our new Governor @GovKathyHochul to ensure our children receive all government funds and services they are legally entitled to get,” Mr. Deegan tweeted​. This follows an earlier op-ed for the New York Post, where Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan advocated for Catholic and other nongovernmental schools to receive the critical COVID relief funding that was authorized months ago. Read the New York Post article here

Schools: Catholic Schools Are Open: We Continue to Soar!

A recent article by Harlem World explores the “Catholic Schools Are Open: We Continue to Soar!” guide released as part of the 2021 Schools Opening Plan. Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan is quoted as saying “I’m grateful to the Catholic Schools Re-Opening Advisory Council for their work in updating the manual and to the principals and teachers who will implement it so we may maintain the same bubble of protection for our students and staff that we created over 18 months ago.” Read the Harlem World article here. Moreover, for the latest information concerning the reopening of schools this year, visit