Chicago, IL (April 10, 2012) - The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools has announced that Rev. Dominic J. Grassi of St. Gertrude Parish and Northside Catholic Academy in Chicago will receive the 2012 Distinguished Pastors Award from the National Catholic Educational Association.
The award will be given at the Association's annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Fr. Grassi is the fifth consecutive pastor in the Archdiocese of Chicago to receive this distinction.
Fr. Grassi has been the pastor of St. Gertrude Parish and President of Northside Catholic Academy (NCA) for over six years.
During this time, he
has made a tremendous impact on the school, which has now grown its enrollment, cleared its debt and established an endowment to ensure its viability for years to come.
writing and story-telling talents are a blessing to the students of NCA
Rose Cancilla, parent of 5th and 8th grade boys, says "What I love most about Fr. Grassi
, are his homilies at the Children's Mass.