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Diocese of Brooklyn

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CATHOLIC COMMITTEE on ScoutiNG

 YOUTH RELIGIOUS AWARDS CONVOCATION

 

 SUnday, MAY 5, 2019

 MARy’s  nativity/ Saint ANN R.C.  Church

FLUSHING,  Queens,  New York, 11355

 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 white with foam

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……………..…….……….. Chaplain

 

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

 

            Reading ……………..… Jose Gonzales, Boy Scout Troop 253

 

Psalm …..……..…..…..  Girl Scout

 

Reflection……………………………….………….. Rev. Edward M. Kachurka

 

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

 

Presentation of Religious Awards……..……Chaplains & CCOS Members  

 

 

 GOD IS LOVE

 

This award helps young girls learn about Gods great love.  Activities explore the presence of God in their daily lives,as members of a family, a parish and the Catholic church.  The award is designed for girls age 5-7 in kindergarten and first grade.

 

 We honor the following 3 God is Love recipients:

 Analeah L. Collazo – Saint Thomas – Troop 4183, Queens

Maya Moronta – Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Troop 4206, Queens

Trinity Summer Onyemelukwe – Incarnation – Troop 4338, Queens 

 

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. 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  9 Family of God recipients:

 

Alexandria J. Gerold – Saint Matthias – Troop 4169, Queens

Gladys Gonzalez – Saint Anselm – Troop 2391, Brooklyn

Megan Hicks – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2723, Brooklyn

Violet James – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 2763, Brooklyn

Zori Job – Our Lady of Lourdes – Troop 4177, Queens

Margaret Mathis – Saint Ephrem/ Our Lady of Angels - Troop 2391, Brooklyn

Leandra C. Melendez – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2723, Brooklyn

Jayla Sneed – Saint Gerald Majella / Our Lady of Lourdes – Troop 4177, Queens

Kayla Williams – Saint Rose of Lima – Troop 4304, Queens

 

 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 13 I Live My Faith recipients:

 

Chloe Cyriague – Incarnation – Troop 4326, Queens

Katherine – Ann Girod – Our Lady of Lourdes – Troop 4326, Queens

Danielle Jordan – Our Lady of Lourdes – Troop 4143, Queens

Lauren Joseph – Incarnation – Troop 4326, Queens

Makayla Joseph - Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2214, Brooklyn

Nyla Lightburn – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2214, Brooklyn

Michaela Joyce Mathis – Saint Ephrem – Troop 2391, Brooklyn

Olivia Mone – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 2391, Brooklyn

Jasmine Morales – Our Lady of Lourdes – Troop 4143, Queens

Madelyn Moronta – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 2181, Brooklyn

Samantha Moronta – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 2181, Brooklyn

Rebecca Moronta – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 2181, Brooklyn

Lindsay Thompson – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2214, Brooklyn

 

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.

 

We honor the following 10 Mary the First Disciple recipients:

 

Caterina Cirone – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2185, Brooklyn

Kaylan Dhaiti – Incarnation – Troop 4238, Queens

Sydney Jordan Glover – Saint Teresa of Avila – Troop 4206, Queens

Jasmyne Hodge – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2185, Brooklyn

Leilani Jones – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2185, Brooklyn

Damaris Jordan – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2185, Brooklyn

Chelsea Joseph – Incarnation – Troop 4238, Queens

Priscilla Long – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2185, Brooklyn

Daniella Ortiz – Incarnation – Troop 4238, Queens

Ashley Torres – Mary Queen of Heaven – Troop 2185, Brooklyn

 

 

THE SPIRIT ALIVE

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 3 The Spirit Alive recipients:

 

Dominigue Girod – Incarnation – Troop 4238, Queens

Brianna Ortiz – Cassano – Incarnation – Troop 4238, Queens

Rosario Pastrana - Palmer  - Our - Lady of Lourdes – Troop 4149, Queens

 

LIGHT OF CHRIST

 

The Light of Christ program designed for Tigers and Wolf Cub Scouts is the first of four 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 11 Light of Christ recipients:

 

Riyaz Ally – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Crosby Campanelli- Saint Mel/ Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Harrison Campanelli – Saint Mel/Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Bryan Casiano – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Bryan Dubon – Saint Joan of Arc/ Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Charles Fonte – Mary’s Nativity – Pack 253 Queens

Phillip Fonte – Mary’s Nativity – Pack 253, Queens 

Alexandria J. Gerold – Saint Matthias – Pack 327, Queens

Aaron Mangru – Holy Cross/ Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Adrian Marcial – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

James Robinson II – Saint Bonaventure – Pack 263, Queens

 

PARVULI   DEI 

 

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 7 Parvuli Dei Award recipients:

 

Aidan Ferguson – Sacred Heart – Pack 333, Queens

Aidan Heegan – Holy Name of Jesus – Pack 237, Brooklyn

Tyler Kodi – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Avery Michel – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Nicholas Minerva – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

Michael Minogue – Holy Name of Jesus – Pack 237, Brooklyn

Nicholas Tencic – Sacred Heart – Pack 49, Queens

 

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(To the Altar of God)  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 13 Ad Altare Dei recipients:

Jude Bigord – Saint Joseph – Troop 333, Queens

Michael A. Dockett – Saint Mary Magdalene – Troop 333, Queens

Nicholas D’Onofrio – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 13, Brooklyn

Marc Anthony Douyon – Sacred Heart – Troop 333, Queens

William Gonzalez – Saint Patrick, Troop 13, Brooklyn

Zachary Kirkeby – Our Lady of Angels – Troop 13, Brooklyn

Andrew Lambert – Saint Anselm – Troop 13, Brooklyn

Matthew Lambert – Saint Anselm – Troop 13, Brooklyn

Ethan Murphy – Resurrection – Troop 396, Brooklyn

Michael Palumbo – Saint Ephrem –Troop 13, Brooklyn

Kevaughn Plunkett – Saint Mary’s – Troop 45, Queens

Anthony Sabino – Resurrection – Troop 396, Brooklyn

Timothy Sherman – Jordan – Saints Joachim and Ann – Troop , Queens

 

POPE PIUS XII

The Pope Pius XII Emblem is the Catholic Scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program. The program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained), occupations and ministries in the church as calls from God .It includes youth led discussions on current issues facing the church and society. The Pope Pius XII Emblem is for Registered Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Scouts of Catholic Faith, regardless of gender.  Designed for age 15-16 year old, but all registered Venturers and Sea Scouts before their 21st birthday and all registered  Scouts BSA (in high school) before their 18th birthday may earn the award.

 

We honor the following 2 Pope Pius XII recipients:

Ethan Murphy – Resurrection – Troop 396, Brooklyn

Anthony Sabino – Resurrection – Troop 396, Brooklyn

 

NCCOS EMBLEM AWARDS

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting offers a series of Pray the Rosary and Saint Emblems that scouts can earn.  We are pleased to present 8 emblems to:

 

Alexander Miller – Immaculate Heart of Mary - Pack 187, Brooklyn

Pray the Rosary, Joyful Mysteries, Glorious Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries

Luminous Mysteries, Saint George, Marian, & Mother Teresa

 

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

 

Offering  Hymn…………………………………………………….. We are Called

 

1. Come! Live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!

We are called to act with justice
We are called to love tenderly.
We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.

2. Come! Open your heart!
Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called to be hope for the hopeless,
so all hatred and blindness will be no more !

We are called to act with justice,

      We are called to love tenderly.
      We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.

3. Sing! Sing a new song!

Sing of that great day when all will be one!
God will reign and we'll walk with each other as sisters and brothers united in love!

       We are called to act with justice

We are called to love tenderly.

We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.

 

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.

 

WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION

 The Diocese of Brooklyn, Catholic Committee on Scouting wishes to express its appreciation and acknowledgement to Father Ed Kachurka, Pastor, his Music Director  and Organist, and his staff, and Scouting Program volunteers for providing and preparing the beautiful Mary’s Nativity/ Saint Ann Church facilities for this year’s Religious Awards Convocation  and reception event.

 

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 today’s Religious Award Convocation.

 Thanks to Rev. Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village Queens and Rev. IIyas Gill, Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington Brooklyn for hosting Catholic Committee on Scouting meetings and our March Religious Emblem Boards of Review at your Parishes.

 

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.

 

Finally thanks, to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, all the Clergy, Religious, Lay Parish Staff and Religious Educators, Scout leaders, Parents and CCOS Committee members who encouraged and guided our 71 Scouts Religious Emblem Awardees in 2019 to grow in their Catholic faith and reverence to God thru the Scouting ministry of the Diocese of Brooklyn