Hundreds attend annual Dinner Dance

St. Agnes Cathedral School celebrates supporters of Catholic education


Hundreds gathered at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale on Feb. 4 for the annual St. Agnes Cathedral School Dinner Dance.

The annual event is held in recognition of members of the school community who have continued to show their support for Catholic education.

Carmine and Lynda Rubino were recognized for their contributions with the St. Thomas Aquinas award, which was presented by their daughters Victoria and Emily Rubino, both graduates of the St. Agnes Cathedral School.

Bernard and Margaret Mary O’Connell were presented with the St. Catherine of Siena Award, which was presented by their four children, Bernadette, Kathleen, Claire, and James O’Connell.

Principal Cecilia St. John presented Frances Barricelli, the library-media specialist at the St. Agnes School, with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award in acknowledgment of her 18 years of service to the school with the Catholic grammar school.

This year, the St. Agnes Cathedral school also recognized two distinguished guests of honor — Bishop Bill Koenig, of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, and former rector of the St. Agnes Parish, and Dr. William Kaelin, a St. Agnes alum who received the 2019 Nobel Prize for medicine.

The ceremony concluded with closing remarks from Bishop John O. Barres, followed by dancing to the music of Silver Arrow Band.