The Council of the City of New York
Office of Council Member Costa Constantinides
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For Immediate Release
February 12, 2015
Contact: Shachar Sharon

Constantinides Honors Immaculate Conception Church

New York City Hall – Today’s New York City Council Stated Meeting was opened with an invocation by Monsignor Fernando Ferrarese of Immaculate Conception Church. Council Members Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) and Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) presented a Proclamation to the parish in honor of its 90 years of dedication and faith to the community.

Constantinides said, “Immaculate Conception has inspired many of us to uphold our highest ideals, treat one another with dignity, cultivate our character, and find direction. We were proud to have Monsignor Ferrarese recite the invocation at our Stated Meeting to help instill these ideals. I thank Monsignor Ferrarese and the Immaculate Conception parish for their spiritual contributions to our community.”

Immaculate Conception was founded in 1924. The parish fosters stewardship and civic engagement through its Catholic War Veterans organization, its youth ministry, and helping to operate a shelter for homeless men.

Costa Constantinides represents the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which includes his native Astoria along with parts of Woodside, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights. He serves as the chair the City Council’s Sub-Committee on Libraries and sits on seven standing committees: Civil Service & Labor, Contracts, Cultural Affairs, Environmental Protection, Oversight & Investigations, Sanitation, and Transportation. For more information, visit