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WebNews #28; Happy Mother's Day, Sunday; May 13, 2007


(Music: "Mother")

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NewsAlert: *** ST. AGNES ALUMNI 71st ANNUAL PICNIC, AUGUST 19, 2017; MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR *** 4/27/17
*** In Loving Memory of Pastor "Pat" Feliciano *** 3/8/14 *** Peter Feliciano Needs Your Prayers *** 12/14/15
Fr. Ray Masterson Obit 3/19/14 Fr. Ray Masterson Remembrance Letter 3/19/14 Fr. Ray Masterson Remembrance 3/19/14
The boys of St Agnes, a video by Sr Margaret Palliser 3/20/14 Augusta DiMarino; Mother of 4 Maltese "House Kids" 11/10/15
George Favre, 82, Sparkill, A House Kid, Biography 5/24/14 View Sacred Heart Chapel Video 2/24/14
Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2015 5/11/15 In Memory of Hugh J. “MAC” McAvinue, By Gerald F. Merna 2/22/15
                         

Mother’s Day Word Origins"The second Sunday in May is set aside in the United States to celebrate mothers. There is also a Mother's Day celebration in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, and Belgium. England's "Mothering Sunday," similar to Mother's Day, is also called Mid-Lent Sunday and it is observed on the fourth Sunday in Lent, though it has largely been replaced by Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May." (More....)
Art & Gloria Kingsley and St. Agnes Alumni Assoc. Committee have made a generous donation to help defray some of the cost of our FREE 2006 Annual Alumni Reunion Picnic DVD. Art & Gloria's letter is on the right.

To request your FREE copy, please email your name and mailing address to David T. Feliciano.

04/10/07

Dear David
In appreciation for making all those beautiful DVDs for us & anyone else who wants them. They are such a wonderful keepsake. This check will help defray some of the expense.

Gratefully,
Artie & Gloria (for ST.A.A.)

From: JOHN J. ANTONACCI
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 12:20 PM
Subject: ST.AGNES ALUMNI 61 ANNUAL PICNIC AUG.18-07 12NOON PIERMONT PAVILION

TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND ALUMNI

GO TO YOUR CALENDAR MARK THIS DATE DOWN NOW AUG.-18-07 PIERMONT PAVILION 12 NOON UNTIL CLOSING RAIN OR SHINE WE HAVE A ROOF OVER HEAD FREE PARKING BASEBALL FIELD HOT DOGS HAMBURGERS CORN ON THE COBB SODA COFFEE CAKE ETC. THE COOKS ARE JOHN-PAT MC MILLAN AND JOYCE LYNCH-RICHIE IRIZARRY OUR HOST ART-GLORIA KINGSLEY A GREAT TIME WILL BE HAD BY ALL AND MY STORIES WILL BE SHARED DON'T MISS IT HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

GOD BLESS,
JOHN J. ANTONACCI

GO AND MARK IT ON YOUR CAENDAR

From: Kevin Lyons; To: Joseph R. Stanaitis; Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007; Subject: the police anchor club .....

Joe,
The Police Anchor Club held annual non-sectarian Orphans Day Outing’s each year to Coney Island and Palisades Park from 1922-1971 in addition to other events including the Worlds Fair and annual Christmas Party. The Anchor Club used private bus companies to transport the kids from all over the metro area.

As President I’m seeking first hand accounts from children who may have attended these events, this will help us understand the work of our members and the good they accomplished on behalf of the needed children of our city. It will also be a testament to those who are no longer here to share their own story.

Thank you, Kevin
kevinlyons@nyc.rr.com

From: Bernard S. Neville; Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007; Subject: the police anchor club e-mail address for kevin lyons.....

hi one and all,
sure you received the letter from Art Kingsley.. they have a web site, http://www.nypdanchorclub.org/ and they were the guys that supported the days events when we went to coney island and the palisades amusement park....lunch, ice cream and the rides....

now Keven Lyons, president of the NYPD Anchor Club, is looking for everyones stories and memories of these times gone by..... i am sure they would appreciate our stories, etc, i am sure we all have a number of tales to tell.... they will have their last annual outing for the Anchor Club at Coney Island on July 10, 2007......

Kevin Lyons' email address is : kevinlyons@nyc.rr.com

take care, stay well... bern.

Letter From: Robert Keane; Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007; Subject: StAgnesAlumni.org - Easter Sunday Edition of WebNews.

Happy Easter Dave: Did you know My brother Jack (John M. Keane) 1937-1939 is the father of recently retired Four Star General , Vice Chairman of the Army. General John M. Keane(General Jack) my brother Jack died in 1961
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Take Care – STAY WELL! Bob K.

Letter From: Barb Clements; To: David T. Feliciano; Sent: Monday,April 09, 2007; Subject: Schaeffer

Thanks Dave for the email. You did a great job on the web page. I showed it to dad and of course he loved it. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter. You made ours very special. Warmly, Barb Clements
(Click Here: Charles Schaeffer, 91 yrs old "House Kid")

House Kids: 9 more names added to "House Kids List":Four names sent in by Bernard (Bern) Neville (1953-1958): David Crippen, Ishmael Rodriquez, Joseph (Joe) Alveido, Raymond Negron; Jose Torres Jr., Juan Rodriquez, John Richard (Corky) Mogelnicki, Benjamin Maltese (1920s-1930s), Lillian Maltese (1920s-1930s)
3 New GuestBook Entries:

I was not aware of a website for St. Agnes Convent. I am finding it interesting. My uncle Mike Maltese and his siblings were brought up there c.1922 to 1938. I'm hoping to find information on him and his siblings since his passing this March 15, 2007.
Anthony Di Marino
Massapequa Park, NY USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 18:08:16 (PDT)

Hello, former St. Agnes School alumni (my condolences to the family members of those who did their early years at St. Agnes) i arrived at St. Agnes in 1962 until 1967. i have fond memories for the time i spent their, where i learned respect and discipline. I remember the school principle (Sr. Ann Bernadette), Mr. O'brien and i remember a nun very small in height who was my inspiration in life a great teacher. Does anyone remember placing the black sox on the end of the bed rail in order to be woken up for early mass and eat breakfast first? the softball game "old cat". the scary watchman who made his tours at night and the girls whenever we visited St. Dominics. after St. Agnes i attended Pius X12 School in Chester NY. Sure all of us got older but the memories stay young and fresh forever.

jose torres jr. nyc, ny USA - Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 21:54:45 (PDT)

Nice site, many memories. Anyone there during 1969 to about 1971? I can only remember one fellow St. Agnes alumni's name.... Guzman. But I do remember learning how to smoke cigs at the merry-go-round!!! I have many memories, one is of a woman named "Pam" (a worker at St. Agnes) who seemed to me to be the most beautiful woman on earth! She left and I was in mouring after that! One other guy I remember was a guy named "James" he was a big guy and I always liked being around him because he would protect me from "Guzman" :-) I also remember going down into the dark halls of the basement just to look for ciggerette butts to smoke! Many memoreis of this place, some good, some bad.

Juan Rodriquez Bronx, NY USA - Monday, April 23, 2007 at 17:28:57 (PDT)

Reflections of a Mother

I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you the facts of life, but I can't build your reputation.
I can tell you about drink, but I can't say "no" for you.
I can warn you about drugs but I can't prevent you from using them.
I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can't achieve them for you.
I can teach you about kindness, but I can't force you to be gracious
I can warn you about sins, but I cannot make you moral
I can love you as a child, but I cannot place you in God's family.
I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can teach you about Jesus, but I cannot make Jesus your Lord.
I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.
I can love you with unconditional love all of my life... and I will!!!
(Author Unknown)

Grandmothers Are Mothers Who Are Grand

"G"randmothers are mothers who are grand,
"R"estoring the sense that our most precious things
"A"re those that do not change much over time.
"N"o love of childhood is more sublime,
"D"emanding little, giving on demand,
"M"ore inclined than most to grant the wings
"O"n which we fly off to enchanted lands.
"T"hough grandmothers must serve as second mothers,
"H"elping out with young and restless hearts,
"E"ach has all the patience wisdom brings,
"R"emembering our passions more than others,
"S"oothing us with old and well-honed arts.
By Turlough O'Carolan..

SAND and STONE

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING
THROUGH THE DESERT.
DURING SOME POINT OF THE
JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN
ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND
SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE
IN THE FACE.
More....
(Author Unknown)


Video: Absolutely Fantastic Slideshow (Creator unknown) Whispers (Creator unknown)

Biographies:
Gaspar Cipolla Ricardo C. Colon Harry Connors
Caesar Feliciano Carlos Feliciano David T. Feliciano Pastor (Pat) Feliciano Peter (Pedro) Feliciano
Stephen J. Fromholz, Sr. Louis A. Lopez George Charles Merna Gerald F. Merna Thomes G. Merna
Robert F. Pulliza Frank Jacob Rosenstine Joseph R. Stanaitis Joseph (Joe) Wiska

BioPhotos:
Raymond (Ramon) Adames John J. Antonacci Joseph Antonacci Dennis Bailey Lorenzo Calderon
Robert Coyle William Doherty Benjamin Feliciano Bob Keane James Lawson
James Merna Richard Merna Robert Merna John (Sammy) Tolins
NewsAlert: Proof of Torture By Our Troops.... Things the Media Missed. 04/08/07
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“Home Kids: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children,” By Nancy Canfield: "Book Recounts Author's Life in Orphanage:"
By Pat Sherman UNION-TRIBUNE COMMUNITY NEWS WRITER, March 10, 2006. "Nancy Canfield knows how a single, immutable event can forever alter a child's life. In her recently published book, “Home Kids: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children,” Canfield recounts the years she and four siblings spent at a Catholic orphanage in New York."  (More....)

'Home Kids' By Nancy Canfield: The story of St. Agatha Home for Children:
"We're going to take you kids,"
he pointed to each of us sitting on the couch and said our names in a sing-song voice "Jackie... Tommy... Hellen... David and Nancy," pausing between each name as if to prove he knew them, "to see a school tomorrow, a boarding school, see how you like it." He said this in a voice that implied it was temporary, like we'd have a choice about attending. With those words the Canfield siblings began a journey that profoundly shaped their formative years. Home Kids is Nancy Canfield's courageous retelling of her family's dramatic story and the inspirational story of St. Agatha Home for Children. (More....)

Letters: 'Home Kids' By Nancy Canfield: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children: Sent: 01/19/2006
Photos: St. Agatha Home Keepsake Photograph.



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