2012-09-28 / Milestones

Belle Harbor Duo Honored At Kearny


The girls are pictured after the ceremony with Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, Kearney’s principal and Rev. Msgr. Anthony Vaccari, pastor of St. Mary Mother of Jesus Church. The girls are pictured after the ceremony with Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, Kearney’s principal and Rev. Msgr. Anthony Vaccari, pastor of St. Mary Mother of Jesus Church. A pair of Belle Harbor girls are part of the ten Bishop Kearney High School seniors who were commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. One senior was commissioned as Lector at the opening of school mass, offered by Kearney’s chaplain, Msgr. David Cassato and assisted by Msgr. Anthony Vaccari, pastor of St. Mary Mother Jesus Parish. Their parents and friends also attended.

Under the direction of Sister Rosemarie Figlia CSJ, Kearney’s campus minister, these girls attended a diocesan workshop explaining their responsibilities. Now, they will be able to distribute Commun-ion at Kearney’s liturgical functions and in their own parishes, as well as to the homebound and those unable to attend Mass.

While reflecting on the great honor they had been given, Stefanie Burgio said, “Becoming an Extraordinary Minister is very important to me because it gives me the perfect opportunity to spread the love of Christ to others and to show my gratitude to the Lord for the many gifts and treasures I have in my life.” The girls included: Morena Ali, Nelley Augustin, Stefanie Burgio, Brigid Campbell, Erin Cullen, Victoria Gonzalez, Sabrina Samolyuk, Caroline Strehle (Belle Harbor), Lauren Towey (Belle Harbor) and Alyssa Trapani. Alessia Giarracca was installed as Lector.

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