Join Pope Francis & St. Jude in prayer!

Hello our OLTCA Family!

We wanted to let you know we will all be following the pages below to keep connected with the church – please join us!


Join Pope Francis in prayer and a special “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing, this afternoon, March 27 at 1 p.m. EST on NET-TV.

NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48).


St. Jude Church:

Let’s “go” to mass together this week.
Please follow St. Jude on Facebook ( ) so we could all unite.  They have been working hard to bring mass via Facebook live so we could all be together

REMINDER: Please contact your teacher if you have not done so already today. We need to connect every day during this time


Early Childhood
Pre-K 3: Mrs. Gina Cinalli

Pre-K 4: Mrs. Rebecca Schmidt –
Kindergarten: Ms. Maria Miceli

First Grade: Ms. Laryssa Kassman –
Second Grade: Mr. Dylan Evans –
Third Grade Homeroom: Ms. LaRue McMullin –
Fourth Grade Homeroom: Mr. Eric Schneider –
Fifth Grade Homeroom/JR High Math Instruction: Mr. Cristian McCarthy –
Sixth Grade Homeroom/JR High ELA Instruction: Mrs. Julie Donegan  –
Seventh Grade Homeroom/JR High Social Studies Instruction: Ms. Linda Depre –
Eighth Grade Homeroom/JR High Science Instruction: Mrs. Mary O’Keefe –



Muriel Wilkinson –

Distance Learning- Please review

Good Morning Parents/Guardians:

Today is the first day of distance learning.  Please have your child sign into their google account for their assignments for the day.  Even if your child received a packet the teachers will tell what pages in the pack should be done today.  Remember to login it is our record for attendance.  If your child has any problems with the assigned material, please email the teacher.  The teachers will be communicating online during the day.

Remember this is new to everyone but we have planned lessons for each subject in each grade.  Have a great day!

Mrs. Wilkinson

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Catholic Academies and Parish Schools Will close until at least April 20, 2020

Please look out for updates at :

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Catholic Academies and Parish Schools

Will close until at least April 20, 2020


Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko, Ed. D., has announced today all elementary Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will remain closed until April 20, 2020. This follows last week�s announcement that the schools would be closed this week, March 16-March 20, 2020, out of an abundance of caution. The decision mirrors the New York City public schools announcement made last night. 


The decision to close is based on the interdependency of services between public schools and Catholic schools, said Dr. Chadzutko.


Many families that attend Diocesan schools depend on the New York City services such as bus transportation, meals, nurses, and crossing and security guards.


If there was a safe way for us to open sooner, we would, but we cannot function without those essential services, said Joan McMaster, Associate Superintendent for Principal and Teacher Personnel.


The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control is to restrict gatherings of 50 or more people. Clearly, the school environment would be in violation.


The contingency pandemic plan, which is part of the Office of the Superintendent school crisis management plan, includes digital, distance and alternative instruction for students so that their education is not disrupted. A complete transition to that model of instruction will take place this week.


The Office of the Superintendent is in daily communication with city and state officials and is part of the Coronavirus Education Task Force of the NYC Department of Education. During this time, there is a constant reassessment of the situation and the necessary response in an effort to keep our school community safe.