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2017 Awards Convocation Program

Diocese of Brooklyn




Sunday, april 30th, 2017



 Convocation Program


Welcome -----------------------------------Paul D. Stanton, CCOS Chairman

Processional Song……...…...……God Bless America   ( Please Stand)


While the storm clouds gather far across the sea

Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free

Let us all be grateful for a land so fair

As 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


Pledge of Allegiance


Opening Prayer…………………………………………………...……… Chaplain


Blessing of Flags and Scout Flag bearers……………..…………….. Chaplains


Liturgy of the Word……………………………………………….[ Please be Seated ]


First Reading……………………………………………………… Boy Scout


Psalm 23……….……………………………..……...……….…..  Girl Scout


Reflection on the Readings and accomplishments of awardees………………………………………………………………....Chaplain


Blessing of the Religious Emblems and Patches………………..Chaplains


Presentation of Religious Awards………………………………………Chaplains  


Girl Scout Awards


Cub Scout Awards


Boy Scout Awards


International Awareness Awards



Prayers of the Faithful........…………..………………. Chaplain, and Scout Lectors


Collection Hymn………………………………………………….. 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 in 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 break their hearts of stone,

Give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak My word to them,                                                                                                    

Whom shall I send ?




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 ?




Lords Prayer……………............................................................................. All


Announcements…………………………………………………………………CCOS Chairman


Closing Prayer and Blessing..………..…………………..……. Scout Chaplain


Recessional Hymn…………………………………Let There be Peace on Earth


Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me


Let there be peace on earth

A peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father, family

All are we; let me walk with my 

Family in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this

Be the moment now, with every step

I take let this be my solemn vow;

To take each moment and live each

Moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth and let It begin with me.


 Reception immediately follows award Ceremony





The Diocese of Brooklyn, Catholic Committee on Scouting wishes to express its appreciation and acknowledgement of the cooperation and assistance of Our Lady of Hope Church for sharing their beautiful facilities and making them available for this Awards Convocation event.  


Thank you to Rev. Ilias Gill and your staff for making Immaculate Heart of Mary available for the Brooklyn Board of Review and thank you to Rev. Michael A. Carrano and your staff for hosting this year’s Convocation and making the Our Lady of Hope Rectory available for CCOS meetings.


Most of all, we send a big thank you to our two Scouting Chaplains, Deacons James Noble and Vincent Lino for taking time from their busy schedules to attend our CCOS meetings,  the Award Boards of Review, and for presiding at our Religious Award Convocation today..


Thanks to Long & DeLosa Construction Group, LTD. for printing of our Convocation Programs. Special thanks to our Awards Chairman Chris Dono, and his wife Maribeth for preparing the religious emblems for presentation to our scouts today.



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. 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 Girl Scouts preparing for the reception of their first Eucharist.  We honor the following Family of God recipients:


Girl Scout Troop 2723 – Mary Queen of Heaven,  Brooklyn

Lindsay Thompson


Girl Scout Troop 4013 -  Saint Mel,  Queens

Mariana Argenzino,   Giuliana Gioelli,   Nicholette Cuzzo,    Delinda Pispia

Gabrielle Piccarello,   Isabella Canale,  Caroline Jiang,  Lea Loria,  Angelina Molinari, Saoirse Garry,   Samantha Prainito,   Jailene Tinoco





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 I Live My Faith recipients:


Girl Scout Troop  2214  -  Mary Queen of Heaven,  Brooklyn

Priscilla Long


Girl Scout Troop 2185 – Mary Queen of Heaven,  Brooklyn

Caterina Cirone




Girl Scout Troop 4017 – Saint Mel,  Queens

Katelyn McCormack,  Isabelle  Montille,  Kennedy  Garcia,  Elizabeth Mirmigos,  Catalina Sanchez,  Lauren Smallman,  Victoria  Scilla,  Nina  Wiese,  Marina Molinari,Cassandra Sheehan,  Alexa Pappas,  Liana McInerney,  Alessandra  DiMaria, Sophia Sokolich,  Francesca Picarello,  Patricia  Ranallo






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. We honor the following Mary the First Disciple recipients:


Girl  Scout Troop 2439 – Saint Patrick’s,  Brooklyn

Victoria Brzezinski,   Julianna D’Onofrio




The Spirit Alive program is designed to assist the young woman in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves with her life, calling her to greater participation in ministry of the Church. The Scout must be between 15-17 years old. The Spirit Alive program is the official recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States for the Senior age level of the Girl Scouts.  .We honor the following The Spirit Alive recipients:


Girl Scout Troop 2078 – Saint Brendan Church

Kendal Sladky


Girl Scout Troop 2320 – Saint Brendan Church

Danielle Meany,    Nataly Azcati,    Victoria Azcati,

Marissa Pravata,   Samantha Rabanal,   Jaclyn Rodrique






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 Light of Christ recipients:


Cub Scout Pack 23 – Our Lady of Angels, Brooklyn

Joshua Fonseca - Coppola


Cub Scout Pack 49 – Sacred Heart,  Queens

Lorenz Berni,  Tyler Kodi,  Michel Avery,  Nicholas Minerva

Michael Pastine,  Nicholas Tencic, Jack Wukovits-Collier


Cub Scout Pack 119 – Saint Margaret, Queens

Lars Sellers


Cub Scout Pack 139 – Saint Helen,  Queens

Joseph Carbone


Cub Scout Pack 153 – Saint Anastasia,  Queens

Nathaniel Aviles,  Ryan Bahr,  Conor Caldwell,  Lucas Mendoza


Cub Scout Pack 187 – Immaculate Heart of Mary,  Brooklyn

Nicholas Consenza, Christopher Fernandes


Cub Scout Pack 201 – Saint Joan of Arc,  Queens

Leonardo Escudero


Cub Scout Pack 383 – Saint Pancras, Queens *

Joshua Clemente,  Scott Faria,  Brian Giambra,

Anthony Rufrano,  William J. Virella






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 Award recipients:


Cub Scout Pack 23 -  Our Lady of Angels, Brooklyn

Alexander Miller – St. Patrick’s, Brooklyn


Cub Scout Pack 49  - Sacred Heart, Queens

Stephen DeBendittis,  Francis Fressle,  Tristan Hong,  Jason Ioannides

Gavin Lam,  Daniel  Mohan,  Liam  Samaroo,  Carlos Silva,  Mathias Tencic


Cub Scout Pack 90 – Holy Child Jesus,  Queens

Adrian Guerrero,  Robert Wolejsza


Cub Scout Pack 139 – Saint Helen,  Queens

James Flood,  Marc Guzzo 


Cub Scout Pack 187 – Immaculate Heart of Mary,  Brooklyn

Thomas Dono,  Velez Massimo,  Thomas Perotta, Eric Rojas


Cub Scout Pack 201 – Saint Joan of Arc, Queens

Matthew Ozoria,  Matthew Varela


Cub Scout Pack 153 – Saint Anastasia,  Queens

John Cairney,  Andrew Carratu,  Nicholas Mendoza,  Tristan Schellenberg




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 Ad Altare Dei recipients:

  *= Previously Presented


Boy Scout Troop 13 – Saint Anselm,  Brooklyn

Alexander Lambert


Boy Scout Troop 119 – Saint Margaret,  Queens

Joseph Papp – Our Lady of Hope


Boy Scout Troop 187 – Immaculate Heart of Mary,  Brooklyn *

Max Keenley,  Aden  Broome,   Giacomo Incannila,

 Jose  Espinosa,  Eduardo Rojas


Boy Scout Troop 237 – Holy Name of Jesus,  Brooklyn

Anthony Caccamo,  Brendan Cottingham, Michael Schwartz,  Cian Walsh


Boy Scout Troop 333 – Sacred Heart, Cambria Heights,  Queens

Nikalis Exume -  Saint Pascal Baylon

David Reid – Saint Boniface





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.  honor the following Pope Pius XII recipient: 


Boy Scout Troop 119 – Saint Margaret,  Queens

Nicholas Wunsch





We honor the following International Catholic Awareness Award recipients with Pins and Emblems from the ICCOS:


Cub Scout Pack 187 – Immaculate Heart of Mary,  Brooklyn


Joseph Arden,  Dante Brooks- Rodriquez,  Adam Bueno,  Marcus Bueno

Matthew Caban,  Mathias Cambi,  Thomas Dono,   Waylon Gomori,

Anthony King,   Ryan Macias, Tyler Macias, Tyler Macia,  Rinaldo Mazzella, 

Vincent Mazzella, Ezra McNally, Mikey Negron,  Thomas Perotta,  Vinesh Persad,  Jacob Rivera, Kavi Seig,  Nicholas Viola,   Dylan Wallace



The Following Awards were presented at the

October 19TH, 2016 -  Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting




Msgr. David L. Cassato,  Msgr. Jamie J. Gigantiello

Steven M. Powers, NYPD Assistant Chief

Paul D. Stanton,  CCOS Chairman



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. 


Rev. IIyas Gill,  Rev. Chris Heanue,  Crystal Bueno,  John Rosa,

Daisy Esteia Mendoza, James Sorenson,  Robert A. Stracquadaine



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.  


Deacon James D. Noble



Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards

For Meritorious Contributions of adults who serve and help develop the spiritual lives of Catholic youth thru girl’s organizations

Loretta Pizza,   Rosanne Smith 


Saint Anne Awards

Highest National Recognition for Adults who serve and help develop the spiritual development of Catholic Girls in Scouting

Mary Koren, Yvette Sladky

Service to Youth Awards

Brother Mark Paul Amatrucola

Raymond Leesha,  John Restrepo,  Kelvin Willis



For Lifetime of Service to Catholic Scouting

Rev. Thomas  F. Vassalotti


 Ann Mannix Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Koren



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