Giving Tuesday – Dec. 3

On December 3, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. On this day you can make a big impact on the lives of the children attending St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.

This #GivingTuesday, help us continue to give the gift of Catholic education at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:

  • Make a gift on #GivingTuesday Donate Here
  • Get others to join you – Help us get the word out on social media by using our school name and the hashtag #GivingTuesday
  • Ask your company to match your gift. Does your employer have a formal matching gift program? Maximize your contribution. Donate Here

Join thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world and know that the students of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy are thankful for your support today and on #GivingTuesday.

P.S. Please be assured that 100% of your gift will go to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy! You can also support our students year-round by becoming a monthly donor.

2019 Fall Gala

Thank You to all for making our 2019 Fall Gala a tremendous success. This year’s Honorees were Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (St. Michael the Archangel Award), Thomas James (Excellence in Education Award), and The Rotary Club of Flushing (Community Leadership Award).
Special Thanks to Gold Sponsors: The Hogan Family, The Rotary Club of Flushing, Veronica Tsang, WAC Lighting
Silver Sponsors: The Lodge and Associates Bronson, Coleman, Mullin, and Philpott
Bronze Sponsors: Fook Funeral Group
Centerpieces courtesy of QG Floral
Prizes courtesy of Leading Points, Tour Edge, and Cathay Bank

Fall Gala Press Release

St. Michael's Catholic Academy


136-58 41st Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355

(718) 961-0246 (English/Spanish) (347) 399-8500 (国语/英语)



FLUSHING, New York, October 20, 2019/PRNewswire/ – Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy, the only Mandarin-English Dual-Language Catholic elementary school in New York State, is holding their Fall Gala on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Hosted by Linda Schmidt, FOX 5 News, the evening’s events will include formal recognition of Most Reverend Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, The Rotary Club of Flushing, and Mr. Thomas James for their outstanding to commitment to Catholic education in Queens, special student performances, and other exciting activities.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will receive the Saint Michael Archangel Award for his continual support of Catholic elementary education in Flushing and  his national advocacy for immigrants in the United States.

The Rotary Club of Flushing will receive the Community Leadership Award for their long-standing support of marginalized families in Flushing through acts of charity which includes the annual Christmas Party for the families of Saint Michael’s.

Mr. Thomas James,  a former faculty member of Saint Michael’s, will be honored with the Excellence in Education Award for his 25 years of parish involvement and outstanding teaching and mentoring within  Catholic school systems in New York and Florida.

Leaders from throughout Queens such as City Councilman Peter Koo, District 20; Most Reverend Bishop Massa, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, Vicar for Education; Dr. Thomas Chazutko, Superintendent, Catholic School Support Services; Ms. Veronica Tsang, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Administrator of Cathay Bank; Monsignor Jaime Gigantiello, Vicar for Development; and, Mr. Peter Tu, Executive Director of Flushing Chinese Business Association and District Leader of the Democratic Party, will be attending to help the school meet their fundraising goal.

Special sponsors of the event are: The Rotary Club of Flushing; WAC Lighting; The Hogan Family; Ms. Veronica Tsang;  Fook Funeral Group; Cathay Bank; Leading Points, Inc., TourEdge Golf, QG Florist.

Proceeds from the raffle and gala will be dedicated to scholarships and financial aid to help children attend Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy; a unique Dual-Language Catholic school serving children from PreK through Eighth Grade in the heart of Flushing.

Contact information: Ms. Margaret Mary O’Connell, Director of Development & Marketing,, 718.961.0246, ####


RSVP to Our 2019 Fall Gala

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy will hold its Fall Gala on October 24, 2019, at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel from 6-11PM. We hope to see you there! You can fill out this form to RSVP, and you can help us promote the event by downloading and displaying this poster.

To make a payment online, fill out our donation form. Important: Please put the amount of your donation in the “Other” box and choose “Yes” from the pulldown next to “St. Michael 2019 Fall Gala.” 

fall gala invite image

fall gala invite image

Rededication of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy

A rededication ceremony was held on September 22, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. The school was blessed by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to celebrate the rededication of the school as we return to St. Michael’s and complete an extensive renovation of the school building. It was recently featured on Currents News program on Net TV:

United as One: Diverse Parish Includes Fast-Growing Community

Reunion of the Class of 1969

On Saturday September 21, 2019 St. Michael’s Catholic Academy welcomed back the Class of 1969 to celebrate their 50th Reunion. Mass was held at St. Michael’s Church followed by a reception at the school. The Class of 1969 were able to visit their school, reminisce about the past, and catch up with classmates they had not seen in years. 

Beautiful Music

Paul Effman Music Service brought the gift of music to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy when they held a band demonstration. They showcased the wide array of musical instruments that students can learn when they sign up for lessons at SMCA provided by the Paul Effman Music Service.