Catholic Schools Week
We started Catholic Schools Week on January 27th with a well-attended Open House at All Saints. Catholic Schools Week features special events and projects to celebrate Catholic education. Our fifth through eighth graders created over eighty projects on the Global Church, informing students and families alike about the Catholic Church throughout the world. On Monday the eighth graders took on the role of teachers and staff for a day, and on Tuesday afternoon the faculty (with a lot of ringers!) defeated the eight-graders, two games to one in the traditional volleyball match. On Thursday, the students put on a talent show.
Father Gabriel prepares to serve at the faculty-eighth grader volleyball game during Catholic Schools Week.
On Friday, February 1, 2013, Father Gabriel celebrated the monthly school Mass for the first time with the Provost concelebrating. Afterwards, the entire school assembled in the gymnasium to greet the Provost and wish him a happy seventieth birthday.
On the way to the reception
The Headmaster welcomes the Provost to the school
The school listens attentively to the short speeches.
Listening on to the bilingual greeting from the student body president, Cameron Sherry, and his translator, Sean Maleady, who is one of Father Daniel’s Latin/German students.
Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton presents the Provost with a Citation welcoming him.
The children presented to the Provost birthday cards and flowers, and then sang “zum Geburtstag viel Glück/Happy Birthday to you” to celebrate his seventieth birthday.
After having received a warm welcome, the Provost thanks the teachers and students, inviting them to learn more about Saint Leopold and the Stift through the new exhibition.
Father Nicholas translated the Provost’s message for the school.
And now for the best part — the cake!
The birthday cake.
Father Gabriel, Father Elias, the Abbot-Primate, Mrs. Joanne Fitzgerald, the Academic Dean, and Father Daniel
The Official Opening of the Exhibition on Saint Leopold of Austria
In preparation for the celebration of the 900th Anniversary of the Founding of the Abbey of Klosterneuburg next year and in order to make our Founder, St Leopold, better known in America, the Provost commissioned an Exhibition on the Saint’s life and the history of the Abbey. The Grand Opening of the Exhibition, which will move about, took place on the evening of Friday the 1st of February, in All Saints, at a Sektempfang (Champagne – well, o.k., Prosecco – Reception) which the Provost hosted.
Angela Evangelista and Joanie Anzalone lend helping hands to ensure that everyone gets a glass (or two)!
The Provost greets the Gallagher family.
The Exhibition opened to a full house of parishioners and parents of All Saints students.
Father Elias explains the layout of the Stift’s winery to the Taborda family.
Father Nicholas, the Custos of the Abbey, and Father Bob, pastor of Saint Boniface and the local Dean.
Father Daniel enthusiastically introduces the two exhibitions on Saint Leopold and the Verdun Altar.
City Councilman Anthony Gall0, Mayor Ralph Suozzi, the Provost, City Judge Richard McCort and City Councilman Reggie Spinello.
The Honorable Ralph Suozzi, Mayor of Glen Cove, welcomes the Provost and the Exhibition.
The Provost waxes enthusiastic over the relationship between Klosterneuburg and Glen Cove.
Father Daniel explains the Verdun Altar.
Egidio Capobianco and Colleen and Reggie Spinello enjoying a prosecco with their pastor.
The Provost presented the Mayor of Glen Cove with a book about Klosterneuburg. The Provost strongly hopes that eventually Glen Cove and Klosterneuburg might become Sister Cities.
The Blessing of Saint Rocco’s Bakery
On Saturday morning. the Provost and his party joined Father Daniel and Father Elias to bless the newly-opened Saint Rocco’s Bakery, located very close to the Church of Saint Rocco.
Good cheer among the Canons before the Blessing.
Blessing of the statue of Saint Rocco.
Father Daniel writes the Epiphanytide (a little late) blessing on the front doors.
The Provost congratulates the owners on their beautiful new bakery.