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LOCAL SCOUT AWARDED HIGHEST HONOR
ASTORIA, N.Y., December 21, 2020 – Kyle Carlos Rea, 16, of Astoria, NY, has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank advancement award presented in Boy Scouting/Scouts BSA. A member of Troop 65, chartered by Greater New York Councils, in Astoria, NY, Kyle Rea is one of only six percent of all Scouts who attain the rank of Eagle Scout according to Scoutmaster Kate McCroary Jay.
To earn the rank of Eagle, each scout must attain 21 merit badges as well as demonstrate leadership, including successfully planning and completing a community service project. Kyle Rea’s community service project benefited the parishes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Chapel of Saint Margaret Mary.
With the support and guidance of Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, Kyle planned and ran a successful breast cancer screening drive that provided no-cost breast cancer screening services to medically underserved women in our parish. BSA Troop 65 partnered with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to bring the Mammogram Bus to our community back on February 29th, 2020.
A few weeks after the screening day, New York went onto a lockdown aimed at curbing the fast-spreading coronavirus, as the number of cases in New York surged to close to 10,000.
“It is estimated that 300,000 women will be affected by invasive breast cancer this year,” said Kyle. “Providing easy access to no-cost breast cancer screenings to medically underserved women contribute to a worthy cause. I am determined to bring this service to the community each year, working as a volunteer for Mt. Carmel and St. Margaret churches.”
As part of his Eagle trail Kyle attended three summer camps at Ten Mile River Scout Camps.
“I was lucky enough to attend field masses offered by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at Camp Keowa in the summers of 2018 and 2019,” said Kyle. “In his homilies the Bishop told the story about himself having been a boy scout, inspiring me even more to pursue my Eagle Scout rank.”
Kyle Rea received the Eagle Award at a hybrid Court of Honor, transmitted via Zoom, and attended by his Scoutmaster Kate McCroary Jay and her son First Class Scout Brendan Jay, held on December 16th, 2020, at 7:00 PM, at 12-29 30th Drive, Astoria, NY, 11102.
Kyle Rea is the child of Juan C. Rea and Indira Y. Rea and is in the 11th grade at Regis High School. Kyle is active in the Speech & Debate, the Hearn Society, Club. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow National Honor Society of the BSA.
For more than 100 years, the programs of the Boy Scouts of America have helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors – starting in February, 2019 the program called “Boy Scouts” operates under the name “Scouts BSA” with both troops for boys and troops for girls. The New York Greater Councils serve more than 20,000 youth in in 5 boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
175th Anniversary Year Calendar Updated April 10, 2016
Saturday 16 11am Confirmation– Bishop Octavio Cisneros
Saturday 16 10am-1pm Deanery Pastoral Assembly Liturgical Enrichment for Lay Minister (St. Joseph)
Saturday 16 5pm-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 17 5pm-9pm Fil-Am Mega Dance Event – Gym
Saturday 23 5pm-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 24 9am-2pm Rosary Society Bake Sale
Saturday 30 5pm-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 1 11:30am-2:30pm Rosary Society Communion Brunch – Riccardo’s
Sunday 1 3pm St. Joseph the Worker Mass– Upper Church
Sunday 1 2pm-5pm Dia de los Niños
Thursday 5 Ascension Thursday
Saturday 7 5pm-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 8 Mother’s Day
Saturday 14 First Communion
Saturday 14 5pm-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Saturday 14 5pm Mass- Pentecost– Adult Confirmation
Saturday 21 Faith Day @ Citi Field
Saturday 21 5pm-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 22 Trinity Sunday
Thursday 26 Corpus Christi
Saturday 28 5-7pm Spanish Bible Study
Sunday 29 Corpus Christi Procession & Benediction– Upper Church
Monday 30 Memorial Day
Saturday 11 6pm Pilgrimage to Holy Door– Immaculate Conception-Astoria
Sunday 12 5pm Classical Music Series– Amuse Singers – Upper Church
Sunday 19 Father’s Day
Saturday 25 7-10pm Spanish Contemporary Music Concert-St. Margaret Mary
Saturday 9 Start of OLMC Novena
Saturday 16 5pm Mass – Bishop Chappetto – Feast Day Mass– Reception in Gym
Sunday 17 all Masses Conclusion of OLMC Novena
Saturday 30 10am-12pm Bible Camp - gym
Mon 15 Assumption of Blessed Mother
Monday 5 Labor Day
Thursday 15 Bishop Chappetto – Our Lady of Sorrows Mass at Cemetery
Sunday 18- Sunday 25 Canada St. Anne Pilgrimage
Friday 23 5pm-11pm Bingo – Gym (times include setup/strike)
Saturday 1 12pm-2pm Pilgrimage to Holy Door –Mothers’ Prayer Group
Tuesday 4 St. Francis
Saturday 8 6pm-11pm Dinner/Dance – Riccardo’s
Mon 10 Columbus Day
Saturday 29 6am-9pm Diocesan Pilgrimage - Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
Monday 31 Halloween
Tuesday 1 All Saints Day
Wednesday 2 All Souls Day
Tuesday 8 Presidential Election Day
Wednesday 9- Saturday 19 Pilgrimage to Italy
Sunday 13 Czech Party
Sunday 20 Closing Holy Year of Mercy
Thursday 24 Thanksgiving
Sunday 27 1st Sunday in Advent
Saturday 3 5pm Closing Mass– Bishop DiMarzio - 175th Anniversary Year
For details on any event, call the rectory at 718.278.1834.