Pastor recognized for support of NY Catholic school

Greenwich resident and pastor Msgr. Frank C. Wissel is one of three individuals who received an award for his years of service and support to Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School, Holy Rosary Parish and the Salesian community in Port Chester, N.Y.

Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School (CCHRS), the Salesian Elementary School of Westchester County, held its third annual fund-raising dinner at the Port Chester school on April 13. Proceeds from the event benefited CCHRS and helped to secure its future and mission to children, especially those most in need in the community.

More than 300 guests from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut attended the Father Peter M. Rinaldi Awards Dinner,” which included a Mass, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions and awards presentation.

The evening celebrated the life and legacy of Father Peter M. Rinaldi, Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), founder of CCHRS in 1959 and former pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, whose commitment to his faith and the Salesian education tradition continues to inspire generations of people today.

Awards were presented to three individuals who have displayed outstanding service and generosity to CCHRS: Msgr. Wissel, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Greenwich; Richard “Fritz” Falanka, Holy Rosary School alum, CCHRS Advisory Board president, and chair of the CCHRS Annual Golf Outing; and posthumously, Fr. Steven Scheck, SDB, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish and a dear friend to children and the poor. CCHRS is a Pre-K through eighth grade elementary school, owned by the Archdiocese of New York and administered by the Salesian Priests and the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. CCHRS provides education in a family spirited environment. Students are formed to be good, honest, responsible citizens and future leaders. Using reason, religion and loving kindness, children are provided a classic Catholic education — one that educates the whole child spiritually, academically, socially and athletically.

All proceeds from the event benefited CCHRS tuition aid, program, and operations funds, and helped to secure its future and its mission to children of the working class in the community. With a student body of 300, one truly representative of the modern world and its diversity, CCHRS boasts its own mini United Nations of 30 ethnicities. Differences in heritage are honored and respected, while celebrating unity and patriotism as Americans.

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