CATHEDRAL PREP CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF
CATHOLIC ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
FORMING MEN FOR GREATNESS
Sunday, October 4, 2015 Brooklyn, NY
Close to 500 members of the Cathedral Prep community gathered on Sunday afternoon, October 4th, at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, to celebrate Cathedral’s illustrious history.
Cathedral Prep was established in 1914, and is proud to call over 4,500 men graduates. Cathedral continues to offer young men from the greater New York Area a personalized, superior education.
Fr. James Kuroly, ’98, opened the afternoon with grace, followed by a champagne toast delivered by Bishop Paul Sanchez, ’66. The sellout crowd watched a video presentation on Cathedral produced by Alum Tim Harfmann, ’10, assisted by DeSales Media, under the leadership of Msgr. Kieran Harrington, ’89, and Ed Wilkinson, ’65. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio thanked all for joining together to help celebrate Cathedral. He spoke of the great past and present work at the Prep and asked for continued support and prayers.
Nino Russo and his staff at Gargiulo’s hosted a wonderful cocktail hour, featuring seafood and carving stations, and an outstanding meal followed by a beautifully decorated cake and coffee.
After dinner, two of our Men of Greatness, Alums Father Chris Bethge, ’07, and Steve Somers, ’78, gave testimonials of the academic and spiritual foundations they received while at the Prep.
Fr. Joseph Fonti, ’84, Rector-President, spoke of Cathedral’s history and mission. To continue reading, view video shown at Gala and photos ... please click here.