Saint Anthony’s Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Fr. Mike Ciullo Scholarship at St. John School. Isabella Marashi who will be attending Bishop Fenwick High School and Mattea Del Peschio attending the Dexter Southfield School both received the awards at the school commencement ceremonies. The Society also awarded gifts to the other graduating students: Victoria Bocchino, Juliana Matarazzo and Gabriella Rizzo.
“The members congratulate the teachers, staff and families of Saint John School on another successful academic year” Said Paul D’Amore, President of St. Anthony’s Society, “and wish the graduates much success in High School and all future endeavors.”
Father Mike Ciullo was the Chaplain of Saint Anthony Society and an honorary member of the Feast Committee. His family immigrated and settled in the North End in the early 1900s. After high school he joined the priesthood as a member the Carmelite Order. He served in our armed forces and traveled the United States serving God and country. Although his family moved away, he never forgot the North End and his beloved Saint Anthony’s Feast. Wherever he was stationed, Fr. Mike would return the weekend of the feast to celebrate Mass, carry Saint Anthony through the streets of the neighborhood he loved and greet neighbors and friends with a smile during our day long procession. Fr. Mike was taken from us at a young age. St. Anthony’s Club established this scholarship to honor his humble example.