What’s better than a down home community spaghetti dinner? One with a cash bar! We learned from our friend Mike Thomasian, Principal of St. Anthony Catholic School, that the school will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser on Saturday, June 11.
The dinner will be held in Margot Hall, 3400 12th St., NE, from 6:00-9:00 PM and will include dinner, dessert, music, cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle. The event is open to all Brookland neighbors and the cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children and you can pay at the door. (If you know of anyone who would like to attend but cannot afford it, please call Mike at (202) 526-4657.) Check out the flyer below for more details.
Yesterday we spoke with St. Anthony school principal Michael Thomasian about a message he sent out to community members. We decided to spread the word about this young family in need living here in Brookland, in hopes that readers would lend a hand. From his message:
I would like to introduce you to one St. Anthony Family– the Molita Cruz Family. The parents are Nelson and Patricia and their two sons are Xavy (PreK-4) and Angel (grade 5). The Molita Cruz Family found St. Anthony during a time of great suffering in their life. Mr. Cruz is dying of brain cancer. His sickness led to unemployment and eventually to losing their apartment. They have few friends and no family in the area. The boys have adjusted well to St. Anthony, the family now lives in Mary House, and Patricia helps care for Nelson at home. Nelson can longer speak or walk and is receiving hospice services. So what are you invited to?? Nelson and Patricia have a civil (legal) marriage, but they have always wanted a church wedding. In addition, they would like Xavy and Angel baptized. Their wish is coming true. We will celebrate these sacraments at Holy Mass at St. Anthony on Saturday, March 5th at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow in the cafeteria. I invite you to come out and celebrate with us! Your support is needed.
We reached out to Principal Thomasian to see how our readers could help. He said that the St. Anthony’s community has pulled together and have donated everything needed for a wonderful wedding – clothes, flowers, food, etc. But, there will be ongoing needs that have to be met, including school tuition, groceries, clothing for the growing kids, etc. Specifically Principal Thomasian said that gift cards would be the best idea and monetary donations would be more than welcome as well. If you cannot support financially, simply showing up to the wedding and offering moral support to the family would be appreciated too.
Thanks to St. Anthony’s school principal Michael Thomasian for reaching out about their coat drive. See his message below.
Clean out your closets! Together, we can help keep our neighbors warm during this cold winter season. St. Anthony Student Council is hosting a coat drive to benefit needy men, women, and children, January 4- January 22, 2016. This project is in collaboration with the Archdiocese and Catholic Charities. Coats can be donated at the school’s main office, 3400 12th Street. Contact the school for more details, (202) 526-4657. Thank you!
Contributing to St. Anthony’s food drive is a great way to help those less fortunate than you this Thanksgiving. In addition to regular distribution from their food pantry, they will also be preparing Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. From Michael Thomasian, Principal of St. Anthony School:
St. Anthony Catholic School is hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive. The drive begins on Monday, November 16 and “ends” on Monday, November 23. You are also invited to the blessing of the food and a Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday, November 24 at 8:15 AM in the church.
Donations can be dropped off at the school, 3400 12th Street, NE (across from the Brookland Post Office) beginning today (Monday 11/16).
For two years now St. Anthony Catholic School has welcomed alumni, parishioners, and neighbors as part of their Annual Gala & Silent Auction. This year, the Third Annual Gala will be held at The Catholic University of America’s Przybyla Center on June 15, 2013. Dinner and dancing will begin at 6:30 pm. Tickets for this event begin at $50 per person and you can purchase them on line here. All proceeds will go towards the school’s scholarship fund. If you would like to donate an auction item, place an ad in the souvenir program, or simply make a donation, contact the school at (202) 526-4657.
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