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Convocation Program 2013

CATHOLIC COMMITTEE
on Scouting
Diocese of Brooklyn

ANNUAL SCOUTING
RELIGIOUS AWARDS CONVOCATION
  Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:30 P.M.
St. Athanasius
Brooklyn, New York  
 
 “Where the Bishop is,  there let the multitude of believers be;
 even as where Jesus is,  there is the Catholic Church'' 
  Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D  

 Processional……………………………………………….…...……God Bless America 
 Pledge of Allegiance………………………..…..……………………………….........All
 Blessing of Flags and Religious Awards…………………….. Rev. Tom Vassalotti 
Welcome…………………………………………………………….……...…. Henry Zalak 
 Reading……………………………………………………………….……Girl Scout 
 Psalm 23……….……………………………………………………………….. Boy Scout
 Awards Presentation………………………………………  Rev. Tom Vassalotti 
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  Girl Scout Awards 
  International Catholic Conference of Scouting Awards 
  Cub Scout Awards
   Boy Scout Awards   
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  Prayer of the Faithful........………………………..……………….. Girl and Boy Scout  
 Collection............................................To Support the Catholic Committee on Scouting  
 Our Father……………………….……………………..................... Rev. Tom Vassalotti
   Closing Prayer and Blessing..……..…..…………………………. Rev. Tom Vassalotti
   Recessional……………………………………………… Let There Be Peace On Earth   

     
  
FAMILY OF GOD
  Family of God is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church for children in grades 2-3 who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, and other Catholic youth organizations.Family of God is a bilingual activity series developed to complement the catechetical efforts of the parish and families with children in the second and third grades. Revised and translated into Spanish in July 2004, the program helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish.

The Family of God is an excellent supplement for children preparing for the reception of their first Eucharist.

  We honor the following Family of God recipients:  
    
              Troop 4023     St. Mel’s  
 Jillian Antretter             Christina Basandella   Oliva Cinquemani    Mary Ferrara    Miranda Martincic    Stephanie Mecir  
  Lianna Messemer   Tara Nicholson    Tiffany Petrakis    Sophia Ribarich   Kaylin Sheehan 

 

  I LIVE MY FAITH  
   We honor the following I Live My Faith recipients: 
   Troop 4017     St. Mel’s 
 Marissa Cinquemani  Liliana DiMaria  Fiona Fortunato  Kiera Haggerty  Carolanno Kenny  Juliet Leone  Clara Lucchese  Bridget Montgomery 
 Carolyn Nicholson  Deanna Roberto  Emily Romero  Jessica Shannon  Erin Shields  Oliva Tolins  Madison Yonkus  Gianna Zambrano       
                            
 LIGHT OF CHRIST 
The Light of Christ program designed for Tigers and Wolf Cub Scouts is the first of five religious emblems available for Catholic youth involved with Boy Scouting. It is designed as a stepping stone to the other religious emblems. 
We honor the following The Light of Christ recipients:
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 Pack 49 Sacred Heart of Jesus
Victor Amadio            Charlie Blair         Lucas DiBartolomeo       John DiMaggio         Benjamin Feeny         Ronan Finley       Zachary Green         
      Jacob Kang   Nicholas Minerva       Luca Mucciardi    Stephen Ovanessian      Stephen Silvestri
Connor Stephen        Sean Stephens    Corinthian Van Huele     Robert Wieczorek  
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 Pack 76 St. Bernard
Nicholas DelRosario      Kevin Kocher       Nicholas Parker         Vincent Taraporewalla
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 Pack 90 Most Precious Blood
Dominic Russo
                
  Pack 23 Our Lady of Angels 
       Joseph James Llorca III  
            
    Pack 139 Our Lady of Grace
Stephen Carbone   Joseph DiPaola   Jake Andrew Guglielmucci   William (Liam) Hegarty
       
    Pack 312 St. Stanislaus Kostka   
Joshua Varquez
        
     Pack 187 Immaculate Heart of Mary  
        Jack Keenley           Ryan Mulqueen
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 Pack 142 St. Robert Bellermine 
Andrew Ewanitz
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  Pack 376 Our Lady of Grace     
       Andrew Langschultz   
                                               
     Pack 390 St. Sebastian
Brian Chica Herrera      Emmanuel Jeffcoat       Michael Tonns
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Pack 327 St. Matthias
Colin Byrne        Daniel Adrian Fernandez         Oskar Gorski            Diego R. Hernandez Nicholas Hernandez     
   Michael Mikhaeil        Giuseppe Moreno     Justin TavarezChristian Valle               Sebastian Yunga
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Pack 20 St. Finbar, St. Dominic’s, St. Francis Cabrin
iChristopher Vitaliano                Eduardo Rojas Miranda               Joseph R. Basile-Faicco
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Pack 427  Sacred Heart 
                                               
 Michael Agate        Jack Brudecki             Aidan Kruk        
   Skyler Dela Furente    Dylan Paczkowski    Eric Vineski 
 
Pack 349, OLM 
Joseph DiBartulo     James Hunter
  
  Pack 996  Divine Mercy at St. Francis of Paola 
Timothy McGarry
         
  Pack 235  St. Lukes
   Joseph Ribarich
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    PARVULI DEI AWARD   
The Parvuli Dei (Children of God) Emblem is given in special recognition by the Catholic Church to a Bear or Webelos Scout for advancement in religious knowledge and spiritual growth.
  The purpose of the emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish, and also to develop a good positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community 
 We honor the following Parvuli Dei recipients:  
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 Pack 20 St. Christopher
Anthony Marra
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 Pack 23  Our Lady of Angels
William Hart      Alan Steffen
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 Pack 45 St. Mary
Kevaughn Plunkett
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 Pack 49 Sacred Heart of Jesus
Joey Lam                     Dylan O’Donovan 
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Pack 67 St. Thomas the Apostle
Alex Colon
 Pack 76 St. Francis/St. Bernard
Andrea Baptiste

   St. Catherine of Genoa
  Aaron  Carter-Ferrier 
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Pack 139 Our Lady of Grace
Nicholas Bongiorno                  Michael Campisi                      Joseph Carbone
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 Pack 349  OLM
Andrew Boselli
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 Pack 327 St. Matthias
Owen Byrne                              Max Czekan                        David Fernandez Jr.      Matevsz Kolakkowski                 GianCarlo Moreno         
     Bartosz Orzechowski      Matthew Sacktig   James Suden     Jacob Valle      Frank Wiederhold  
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       Pack 996  Divine Mercy at St. Francis of Paola
                  Matthew Aviles   

                                             

AD ALTARE DEI 
 The Boy Scouts or Venturing of the Catholic Faith is presented with a beautiful tableau of the Sacramental theology of the church through the Ad Altare Dei program. 
 This was the first religious emblem program, of any faith, officially recognized by the Boy Scouts of America as part of their youth program in America. 
 For over fifty years, the Catholic Church has led the way in this field as hundreds of emblem counselors have guided thousands of young men and women through this program of scripture,
faith, exploration and community service. 
 We honor the following recipients: 
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 Troop 235 St. Lukes
Anthony Abbicca   Josip Banovic    Paul Califano   Joseph Callaghan   Andrew Sommer   Timothy Sommer  

                
   
   Bronze Pelican Award 
The Bronze Pelican Emblem is awarded at the Diocese level to recognize Scouters for the promotion of Scout Religious Awards, and promoting participation in scout religious activities.
The lay leader in scouting is constantly influencing the youth of the Scout program through good example, insistence on the observance of the moral principle found in Scout Oath
experiences as he/she participates in the scouting program.
This influence on the boy cannot be measured or fully evaluated. Recipients of the Pelican Emblem must be Exemplary in the practice of their faith.
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 Mary Ann Fagan     Paul Fagan     Frank Maddalena     Deacon James Noble      Lynn Sammon       John Sammon      Frederic Shanks

 
  
 The St. George Emblem  
 The St. George Emblem is a national recognition approved by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.
 It  is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to scouting in the field of Catholic relationship
and recognizes outstanding contribution to the Spiritual Development of Catholic Youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America.
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 Maribeth Dono     Mychal Mc Nicholas 

 
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  The Elizabeth Ann Seton Award 
 The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry recognizes the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through girls’ organizations.
 This medal affirms the work of those who help develop their spiritual  lives within the context of girl’s organization.
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 Anna Maria Caccamo 

 

The Chairman’s Award
For Lifetime of Service to Catholic Scouting
 John DeLosa

 

Service To Youth Awards
 Peggy Casey             Mike Khiabani 

 
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 Lifetime Achievement Award
 Patricia Long

 
 
 
 2012  BISHOP’S GOOD SCOUT RECIPIENTS
An Award for Their Devotion to the Children of our Future  
 
Most Rev. Guy Sansaricq
Aux. Bishop (Retired) Diocese of Brooklyn 
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 Detective Steven McDonald
NYC Police Department 
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 Inspector Peter DeBlasio
Commanding Officer 60 PCT 
NYC Police Department 
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 Honorable Bob Turner
US Congressman
9th C.D. Brooklyn & Queens 
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  Knights of Columbus
Brooklyn and Queens 


 WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION
The Diocese of Brooklyn, Catholic Committee on Scouting wishes to express its appreciation
 and acknowledgement for the cooperation and assistance of Rev.Msgr. David L. Cassato
 and the staff of St. Athanasius for sharing their beautiful facilities and making them available for this event. 
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 Thank you to Rev. Robert B. Adamo for making Immaculate Heart of Mary available for the Brooklyn Board and thank you to
 Rev. Michael A. Carrano for making Our Lady of Hope available for the Queens Board of Review.  
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Most of all, we send a big thank you to Rev. Thomas F. Vassalotti for taking time from his busy
 schedule to share this special day with us and preside at our Religious Recognition Ceremony.