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Diocese of Brooklyn 
CATHOLIC COMMITTEE on Scouting
 RELIGIOUS AWARDS CONVOCATION
 Sunday, april 10th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
St. Francis of PaOLa Church 219 Conselyea StreeT
Brooklyn, New York, 11211 
 Distribution of Programs - Seating of Guests and Awardees……………CCOS Members
  Processional Song……...…...……God Bless America 
 While the storm clouds gather far across the seaLet us swear allegiance to a land that's freeLet us all be grateful for a land so fairAs we raise our voices in a solemn prayer  God bless America
 Land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above.  From the mountains, to the prairies To the oceans wide with hope,God bless America, my home sweet home God bless America, my home sweet home  God bless America
 Land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above.  From the mountains, to the prairies To the oceans wide with hope,God bless America, my home sweet home God bless America, my home sweet home   
Welcome……………………………………………Paul D. Stanton, CCOS Chairman
 Pledge of Allegiance………………………..…..…………..………………………......... All 
 Opening Prayer……………………………………………………..………..Chaplain
 Blessing of Flags and Scout Flag bearers………………………..…………….. Chaplains
 Liturgy of the Word…………………………………………………,,,.…………. Boy Scout
 Psalm 23……….…………………………………………………………,,,…….…..  Girl Scout 
 Reflection on the Readings and accomplishments of awardees……...Chaplain
 Blessing of the Religious Emblems and Patches….……...……………..Chaplains 
Religious Award Presentations……..…  Rev. Tom Vassalotti/ Rev. Joseph Zwosta 
 Cub Scout Awards   Boy Scout Awards  Girl Scout Awards   
Prayer of the Faithful........…………..………..………….. Girl and Boy Scout Lectors 
 Collection………....In Support of the Catholic Committee on Scouting Activities  
Hymns………………..…  
Here I am Lord 
 I, the Lord of sea and sky,I have heard My people cry,All who dwell in dark and sin,My hand will save.I who made the stars of night,I will make the darkness bright.Who will bear My light to them ?Whom shall I send ? Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord ?I have heard You calling the night.I will go Lord, if you lead me.I will hold Your people in my heart. I, the Lord of snow and rain,I have born my peoples pain,I have wept for love of them, They turn away.I will brake their hearts of stone,Give them hearts for love alone.I will speak My word to them,Whom shall I send ? Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord ?I have heard You calling the night.I will go Lord, if you lead me.I will hold Your people in my heart. I the Lord of wind and flame,I will tend the poor and lame.I will set a feast for them,My hand will save.Finest bread I will provide.Till their hearts be satisfied.I will give My life to them,Whom shall I send ? Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord ?I have heard You calling the night.I will go Lord, if you lead me.I will hold Your people in my heart.
On Eagles’ Wings You who dwell in the shelter of the LordWho abide in His shadow for lifeSay to the Lord“My refuge, my rock in whom I trust” And he will raise you up on eagles’ wingsBear you on the breath of dawnMake you to shine like the sunAnd hold you in the palm of his hand The snare of the fowler will never capture youAnd famine will bring you no fearUnder His wings your refugeHis faithfulness your shield  And he will raise you up on eagles’ wingsBear you on the breath of dawnMake you to shine like the sunAnd hold you in the palm of his hand You need not fear the terror of the nightNor the arrow that flies by dayThought thousands fall about youNear you it shall not come And he will raise you up on eagles’ wingsBear you on the breath of dawnMake you to shine like the sunAnd hold you in the palm of his hand For to His angels He’s given a commandTo guard you in all of your waysUpon their hands they will bear you upLest you dash your foot against a stone And he will raise you up on eagles’ wingsBear you on the breath of dawnMake you to shine like the sunAnd hold you in the palm of his hand 
 Lords Prayer……………........................................................................................ All
 Brief CCOS Announcements ……………………..……………Paul D. Stanton 
Closing Prayer and Blessing..………..……………………………..……. Scout Chaplains 
Recessional  Hymn……………………………………
City of God
 Awake from your slumber ! Arise from your sleep !A new day is dawning for all those who weep.The people in darkness have seen a great light.The Lord of our longing has conquered the night. Let us build the city of God.May our tears be turned into dancing !For the Lord, our light and our love, Has turned the night into day. We are sons of the morning, we are daughters of day,The One who has loved us has brightened our wayThe Lord of all kindness has called us to beA light for his people to set their hearts free.  Let us build the city of God.May our tears be turned into dancing !For the Lord, our light and our love, Has turned the night into day. God is light; in him there is no darkness.Let us walk in his light, his children, one and all.O comfort my people; make gentle your wordsProclaim to my city the day of her birth. May our tears be turned into dancing !For the Lord, our light and our love, Has turned the night into day. O city of gladness, now lift up your voiceProclaim the good tidings that all may rejoice! Let us build the city of God.May our tears be turned into dancing !For the Lord, our light and our love, Has turned the night into day.   
 Reception immediately follows award Ceremony in Rectory Basement 
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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 recipients:  Pack 23, Our Lady of Angels Parish, Brooklyn Fritz Fields, Alexander Miller, Darius Macias Severino
 Pack 49, Sacred Heart Church, Bayside,  QueensGiancarlo Bellistri, Tyler John, Luke ManukianCassius Kane Samaroo, Liam Christiansen SamarooDavid Silva,  Matthew Simone,  Joseph Spordone
 Pack 76, Saint Bernard Church,  Mill Basin,  Brooklyn James Kocher
 Pack 139, Saint Helens, Howard Beach, QueensLogan Asik,  Vito Camporese,  Antonio Castillo,  Nicholas Dechiara,  Drew Thomas Kessler Jr.,  Christopher Magliulo,  Tagan MoranAnthony Rao,   Kenny Reisig,   Donald Spallone,   William Spallone Pack 187, Immaculate Heart of Mary, BrooklynTyler Macias,  Jacob Rivera,  Dante Brooks – Rodriquez,  Marius Zandoli 
Pack 316 & 333 Sacred Heart Church,  Cambria Heights,  QueensJordan Achil,  Pack 316,  Reynan Achil, Pack 316, Timothy Sherman, Pack 333
 Pack 349, Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills, QueensSebastian Demarchi,  Eric Stalzer-Giraldo,  Gabriel Stalzer- GiraldoShane Mochwart,  Colin Shum,  Kenny ShumBrian Smolinski, Jeffrey Smolinski,  Brandon Nguyen 
 
 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 recipients: 
 Pack 23, Our Lady of Angels Parish,  Brooklyn Nicholas DeRise
 Pack 49, Sacred Heart Church, Bayside,  QueensSebastian Ameres,  Christopher Bellistri,  David CastracaneStephan Draper,  Christopher Flynn,  Thomas Flynn Patrick Jensen, Yann Kernarrec,  Noah MichelPaul Patras,  Robert Polito,  Darien Reyes, Oliver Sharkey
 Pack 67, Blessed Sacrament Church,  Brooklyn Justin Marte
 Pack 76,  Saint Bernard,  Mill Basin,   BrooklynKevin Kocher,  Gataneo Pulizzotto,  Matthew Pulizzotto 
Pack 142, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Bayside, Queens Matthew Lane
 Pack 187, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, BrooklynJoseph Arden,  Adam Bueno.  Ryan MaciasDylan Wallace, Marius Zandoli Pack 201, Saint Joan of Arc, QueensJohn Joseph Healy 
Pack 235, Saint Luke,  Whitestone,  QueensMichael Baumer,   Daniel Giovanniello,  Matthew RagnauthJoseph Ribarich,  Aedan Sinhart 
Pack  333, Sacred Heart, Cambria Heignts, QueensTerrence Avin,   Devon Reid,  Timothy Sherman
 Pack 337, Our Lady of Guadalupe, BrooklynFilip Drazia ,Ryan Putzu,  Saint Bernadette
 Pack 349, Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills, QueensPeter Anderson,  Esteban Aspiazu,  Peter AspiazuSebastian Demarchi, Joseph Di Bartolola, Kenny Shum
 Pack 427, Sacred Heart,  Glendale, QueensMichael Agate,  Joseph Kruk,  Dylan Paczkowshi,  Eric Vineski 
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 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: 
 Troop 119, Saint Margaret’s,  Middle Village,  QueensEryle Derylo,  Norbert Derylo,  Patryk Derylo,  Sebastian Faur 
Troop 173, Saint Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, Queens   (Presented December 13, 2015)Jose Acevedo,  Luis Barreto,  Cyrus D’Sousa,  Samuel HernandezIan Paolo Marasigan,  Davey Mendoza, Christopher Naraine, ,Cesar Santana Troop 310,  Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn Joseph Rocco 
                                                                                              
 POPE PIUS XII  During the Second World War and for a generation thereafter, Eugenio Pacelli served as our Holy Father, Pope Pius XII.  He guided the Church through a broken world and taught all humanity to forgive and to work together to build peace.  Pope Pius XII believed with every fiber of his being in the moral goodness of young people and was a staunch supporter of Scouting.  It is for this reason the National Catholic Committee on Scouting created an emblem in his honor.  It is presented to those older Scouts and Venturing who have proved the moral and spiritual issues which the young people of today. 
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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.  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 recipients:
Troop 2723, Mary Gate of Heaven,  BrooklynAva Cherubin,   Jasmyne Hodge
 Troop 4017, Saint Mel, Flushing, QueensFrancesca Argenzio, Gabriella Auriemma, Giuliana Bacarella, Rosalia Di Maggio,  Angelina Lalicta,  Gabriella Martincic, Victoria Molinari,  Kayla Pacheco,  Christina Sbano,  Kirsten Wiese,   Amber Winnegar 
 I LIVE MY FAITH     The I Live My Faith program is designed to help Girl Scouts and Camp Fire members, grades 4-6, appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in their daily life. The action-oriented activities focus on developing awareness within the individual of his/her potential as a growing person, friend, family member, citizen, and a participant in the community of faith. The program is divided into three chapters: Stretching, Seeking and Finding. Each of which blends the dimensions of discovery, prayer, service, and sacrament into a unified whole. I Live My Faith complements and supports the more formal religious education provided in Catholic schools and parish programs. 
We honor the following recipients: 
 Troop 4017, Saint Mel,  Flushing,  QueensJillian Antretter,  Christina Basandella,  Olivia CinquemaniMary Ferrara, Roisin Garry,  Miranda MartincicFiona McInerney,  Stephanie Mecir,  Tara NicholsonTiffany Petrakis,  Maria Rapic,  Sophia Ribarich,  Kaylin Sheehan
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 Mary, the First Disciple
The Marian Medal program is written for young Catholics, grades 7-10, to enable them to "proclaim the greatness of the Lord." This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality—a woman of the church.    
  Troop 2320,  Saint Brendan Church, BrooklynVictoria Azcatl,  Nataly Azactl,    Jaclyn Rodriquez
 Cadette Troop 2078, Saint Brendan Church, Brooklyn Danielle Meany,  Marissa Pravata,  Samantha Rabanal,  Kendall Theresa Slady
 Ambassador Troop 2320,  Saint Brendan Church,  Domingo Chavarria   
                
  
 INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC AWARENESS AWARDS (ICCOS)
 
 Girl Scout Troop 4941, Sacred Heart,  Glendale, Queens
Mary Falkner – Adult Recognition MedalLorraine Marchese – Adult Recognition
Medal Pin / Emblem Grade 1-5
Alexa Campanile, Emily Clementi, Alessandra Costa, Natalie CostelloJosefa Falkner, Theresa Falkner,  Olivia Gorski, Violette  Harvey, Claudia HubnerReilly Kruk,  Leia McNelis,  Melissa Pratt, Sophia PullaraChristina Scaturro,  Rebecca Suffel,  Riley Norvez,  Faith Vetter 
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 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. Thomas F. Vassalotti, Pastor and the staff of Divine Mercy Parish for sharing their beautiful facilities and making them available for this Awards Convocation event.    Thank you to Rev. Ilias Gill for making Immaculate Heart of Mary available for the Brooklyn Board of Review and thank you to Rev. Michael A. Carrano for making Our Lady of Hope available for the Queens Board of Review.  Thank you to our Awards Chairman Chris Dono, and his wife Maribeth for preparing the religious emblems for presentation to our scouts today. Most of all, we send a big thank you to our Eagle Scout Chaplains, Rev. Thomas F. Vassalotti and Rev. Joseph Zwosta for taking time from their busy schedules to attend the Boards of Review, and for sharing this special day with us and presiding at our Religious Award  Convocation.   

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