New York Archbishop Dolan Visits Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center

December 2009

Archbishop Visits Our School, One of the Premier Programs Under the Umbrella of Catholic Charities

Archbishop Timothy Dolan visited Astor’s Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx, a therapeutic early childhood development program for children 3 – 5 years old with emotional and cognitive needs, on Monday, December 21st at 12:30p.

The children enrolled in the Hickey Center, staff and Mr. Lawrence F. Hickey and his family, were excited to meet the Archbishop. During the visit, Archbishop Dolan visited all five classrooms where he interacted and played with the children.

“… Thank you for the love and care you show to God’s little children …”

After visiting each classroom, Archbishop Dolan along with Mr. Hickey, staff and guests, enjoyed special songs sung by the children. The Archbishop then presented each child with a Christmas gift.

“Christmas is a time for giving and I am happy to be here with the children in Astor’s Lawrence Hickey Center. This is a wonderful place for children with special needs. Thank you for the love and care you show to God’s little children,”

said Archbishop Dolan during his visit.

“It was a memorable visit where we had the opportunity to discuss our premier programs, under the umbrella of Catholic Charities, with the Archbishop. The children enjoyed his company. I am sure they will remember his visit for sometime to come,”

says James McGuirk, Executive Director/CEO, Astor Services for Children & Families.


For more information about the Lawrence F. Hickey Center, CLICK HERE.

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