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Save the Date!

Our annual Shining Star Award Dinners will take place on Friday, October 4th and Friday, October 11, 2013.


Shining Stars 2012 2

Fr. Patrick Keating, Bishop DiMarzio, and 2012 Cuban Shining Star Amada Pablo


This year, both dinners will be held at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, located in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn at 2911 West 15th Street, between Mermaid Avenue and Surf Avenue.  The event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:30pm.






October 4th Honorees:

Arabic Speaking, Argentinian, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican Republic, Ecuadorian, Ghanaian, Guatemalan, Haitian, Irish, Mexican, Nigerian, Puerto Rican, VBCC, Vietnamese, West Indian


October 11th Honorees:

Chinese (Brooklyn), Chinese (Queens), Czech/Slovak, Filipino, Indian Latin Rite, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Italian, Korean, Pakistani, Polish


In addition to honoring those who contribute to the diverse immigrant communities of our Diocese, the event also serves as a fundraiser to support the legal and pastoral efforts of Catholic Migration Services.  For more information and for journal advertisements, please contact Ellen at (718) 236-3000 ext. 222 or email



Click here to read about and view photos from the 2012 Shining Star Award Dinners!