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2nd Annual Countdown to St. Patrick's Day Event 

Dear Alumni and Friends of Cathedral Prep,
Reminder to please RSVP and sign up for the February 28th Countdown to St Patrick’s Day Event at The Belle Harbor Yacht Club.Guests welcome. Please see details below and the current list of those planning to attend:


Micahel Brenna

John Diffley, Q'90

Mr & Mrs Jim Dilg, Faculty
Bill Cashman, B‘78


Michael Casserly

Fr. James Cunningham 

Tom Early Sr. Q'74

Tom Early Jr. Q'08

Sean Fitzgerald

Fr. Fonti, B'84

Conor Gallagher, Q'12

Liam Gallagher, Q'14

Tim Harfmann, Q'10

Mr. & Mrs. John Kirrane

Fr. James Kuroly

Jim McHugh, B‘78

Daniel McQuail, Q'09

Donnie Powell

Mr. Ed Ryan, Pius ‘80

Mr. John Ryan, Pius ‘75

Mr. & Mrs. John Schilling, Q'81

Steve Trudden, Q'10

Mr & Mrs Art Vollmerhausen, Q'88


For more information or to RSVP  please email or call 718-592-6800 ext120.



The Office of Development & Alumni Affairs 



2019 Alumni Basketball League Championship Game

The Crusaders defeat The Defenders of the Faith!

This week the Alumni Basketball season came to an end with the Crusaders defeating the Defenders of the Faith in the championship game. A big shout out to all the Alumni who joined us, until next year!
1st Place: Crusaders
2nd Place: Defenders of the Faith
3rd Place: Protectors of Holy Father



Passing of Monsignor Vincent Keane '52


Dear Alumni & Friends, 

We regret to announce that Monsignor Vincent Keane '52 has passed away. We mourn the loss of a holy priest, our former teacher and Rector-Principal. May he rest in the Peace of Christ.

Monsignor Keane served at Cathedral Prep, Brooklyn from 1959-1963 as Prefect of Students and as History and Religion teacher. Monsignor Keane then served at Cathedral Prep, Elmhurst from 1963-1979 as Rector-Principal (1974-1979), as well as Prefect of Students, History and Religion teacher, and Spiritual Director.

Another generation of students remember Monsignor Keane as Director of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation at the Immaculate Conception Residence in Douglaston (1988-1997) and Spiritual Director (2001-2006), also serving as Faculty of Cathedral CollegeTemporary Executive Director of the Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, and Director of the Apostleship of Prayer-Sacred Heart Devotion 

Monsignor Keane also served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Francis de Sales (Belle Harbor), and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Bayside), Associate Pastor of SS. Joachim and Anne (Queens Village) as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Pascal Baylon (St. Albans).


The arrangements are as follows:

      WAKE: Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, February 8, 2019 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM

      VIGIL: Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, February 8, 2019 7:30 PM

       FUNERAL: Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston, New York 11362 Tel: (718) 229-8001

Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:30 AM

      BURIAL: Saint John Cemetery




     John Ryan 

    Director of Development & Alumni Affairs 




2018 Annual Report is Now Available!

Click on image below and check out our year in review: 




Cathedral Prep Brotherhood Event

2nd Annual Countdown to St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Belle Harbor Yacht Club 

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 


Brotherhood Events are opportunities for alumni to gather to rekindle friendships and remember Cathedral Prep! The 2019 Alumni Association Brotherhood Events start off with the 2nd Annual "Countdown to St. Patrick's Day" at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club in Rockaway. 

Cathedral Alumni and their guests are invited to join us for an evening that includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and Irish music from 7pm to 10pm. Food for the evening will be catered by Mary Morgan of Ludwig's Catering.

Cost is $25 per alumni, and $40 per couple.  


If you plan to attend or have any questions, please email or



Cathedral Alumni Happenings ...


Note from John Ryan, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs


Dear Alumni and Friends,

After over 30 years in financial services, I am happy to introduce myself as the new Director of Development & Alumni Affairs here at Cathedral Prep.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, I am a 1975 graduate of St Pius X Prep in Uniondale and a 1979 graduate of Cathedral College in Douglaston. I have been active in organizing various alumni events over the years and since 2015 continue to serve on the Cathedral Prep Board of Trustees.

I wish my predecessor Tim McCleary all the best in his new endeavors in Colorado and thank him for his many years of service to Cathedral Prep. I had the good fortune to work with Tim on alumni reunion events, and Tim made them successful.

I look forward to continued success in the future of Cathedral Prep, working with Father Fonti and team, and with the kind support of you, the Alumni and Friends of Cathedral Prep.

John Ryan




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Note from Tim McCleary, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs 

After 10 years at Cathedral Prep, I will no longer serve as Director of Development and Alumni Affairs.  I will be heading West to take on a role of Director of Business Development for a company in Golden, CO.  Over the years, I have truly enjoyed my time as Athletic Director, Coach, and as a member of the Advancement Team. 

I would like to thank you for all you have done for the staff, faculty, and especially the students at Cathedral.  I will always be a supporter of the Prep because of the wonderful alumni, benefactors, faculty, staff, and great young Crusaders.  I look forward to seeing you at alumni events in the future.  Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of the great history of Cathedral and especially your friendship.

I will have access to my Cathedral Prep e-mail after I leave on September 21st, if you need to contact me.

Thank you and God bless you and your family, and the entire Cathedral Community!






16 Gramercy Park
South New York, NY 10003
September 20, 2018 @ 5:30PM

Cathedral Prep New York Alumni Association 
Cathedral Prep Brooklyn / Queens Alumni Association 
St. Pius X Prep Alumni Association

Father Joseph Fonti, Rector-President of Cathedral Prep and the Cathedral Prep Brooklyn/Queens Alumni Association, in conjunction with Msgr. Edward Weber, Alumni President, Cathedral Prep-New York and Mr. John Ryan of the St. Pius X Prep Alumni Association, invite you to this 2nd annual special event. Join your brother alumni in celebration of our shared commitment to excellence in academics and discernment of one’s vocation that continues to this very day at Cathedral Prep, Queens.

Alumni members of New York’s three high school seminaries will gather at The Players, a national historic landmark, to share memories and rekindle friendships. All alumni and their wives/girlfriends are invited to join us. The evening will include an open bar from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner stations. The cost of the event will be $60.

To register for this event, please click on the link to the right under calendar.  Also, for more information, please call (718) 592-6800, Ext. 120. Thank you. 



25th Annual Alumni Golf Classic

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Cathedral hosted our 25th Annual Golf Classic. Over 100 golfers hit the links at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset to support the Prep's program of stellar Catholic education and formation.After playing the 18 hole course, our golfers enjoyed a buffet dinner at which many won raffle and cash prizes donated by loyal alumni, friends and local business owners.

The winning foursome: Jerry Magaldi,'74, Brian Keaveney, Jim Kelly & Jerry Kelly

The winners of the Blue & White Raffles: #14 (Blue) Vin Doherty,'73 & #59 (White) Tom Gutbrod

Thanks to all who came out and/or donated to make this event a success for Cathedral Prep!

For more details and pictures visit the link below:








Cathedral Alumnus' Malachy Fallon, '79

Executive Director, Xavier Society for the Blind

The Tablet article on Queens Parishionser who advises the Xavier Society for the Blind,

where Cathedral Alumnus’ Malachy Fallon, ’79, is the Executive Director.  

Please click on link below for article:




2018 Immaculata Award & Reunion Dinner

April 21, 2018 

Congratulations to the 50th and 25th Anniversary Classes

of 1968 & 1993, 

and a special congratulations to the Class of 1958 on their 60th Anniversary 

and to our 

Immaculata Honorees

Robert Podzius, ’70

Father Kevin Sweeney, ’88

On Saturday, April 21, 2018,  Cathedral celebrated our 20th Annual Alumni Reunion and Immaculata Award Dinner.  We, alumni and friends of Cathedral, gathered at the Prep in Elmhurst, NY and enjoyed a special evening that began with Mass at 5:00 PM in the Chapel celebrated by Bishop Sanchez and then followed by a cocktail hour and buffet dinner.

At this reception, we honored Father Kevin Sweeney, ’88, and Robert Podzius, ’70, as honorees for the Immaculata Award.

Additionally, we acknowledged the 50th & 25th Anniversary Classes (1968 & 1993).

Photos from the evening:




2018 Alumni Basketball League Championship Game

The Knights of Cathedral Prep


The Defenders of Faith 


2018 Championship Team:


























Thank you for your continued support of Cathedral Prep.



Cathedral Alumni Basketball League

2017-2018 Season






Hoops League Unites Cathedral Prep Alums (with video)

Young men who play sports in high school are always convinced of one thing: No matter how long it’s been since they’ve graduated, they still got plenty of game!

Whether or not that may be true, one local high school has started a unique basketball league to reach out to its alumni.

This past fall, Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, established the Cathedral Basketball League. Over 35 former students .... to continue reading, click the following link:


Pathway to Prosperity and Promise
For more information call Development & Alumni office at 718-592-6800, Ext. 120 or click on picture above for copy of engraving program brochure.