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Recent News

May 14th, 2019


Uniformed Sanitation Chiefs Association held their Annual Chiefs Retirement Dinner on  May 14, 2019. At the dinner Father Peter was again remembered.  A plaque was dedicated to posthumously honor Father Peter for his service to this Department and City for over twenty years as Chaplain and Spiritual Director of the Holy Name Society, which was presented to his family, received by Michael and Robin.  The Uniformed Sanitation Chiefs Association also generously presented a $10,000.00 donation to the Friends of Fr. Peter Colapietro Foundation.  Many thanks to all the officers of the Uniformed Sanitation Chiefs Association: President Anthony Pasquale, Vice President Ignazio Azzara, Secretary / Treasurer Rosa Rizzo,  Recording Secretary Elden Williams,  Executive Board Alexander Chorny, Robert Cavanaugh, Daniel Lindley, Michael Saladino, and Legal Counsel Harry Greenberg.


With many thanks to all for your generosity and comforting stories. Father Peter will always be alive in our hearts as we remember his simple prayer:


"God is good; All the time!"

May 7th, 2019


At the Holy Name Society 87th Annual Memorial Mass and Breakfast on All Souls day in November 2018, it was announced that their annual golf outing would be re-named. So, on May 7, 2019, the Holy Name Society held the 1st annual golf outing re-named, “The Father Peter Memorial Annual Golf Outing” honoring Father Pete’s memory. It was a special day to remember the dedication Fr. Peter had to The Department and the Holy Name Society. The Holy Name Society continued to honor Fr. Peter by presenting a generous donation of $2,500.00. 


Special thanks to the Holy Name Society President, Michael Nicosia, and Vice-Presidents, Anthony Ardolino and Joseph Cendagorta to see that Fr. Peter will be honored and remembered every Spring.  Additionally, at the golf outing luncheon, President Steve Cimino announced that the Columbia Association will be generously donating $2,000.00  to the Friends of Fr. Peter Colapietro Foundation.  Many thanks to the Columbia Association and to Steve and Vice-President, Sal Messina for making this happen.


March 23rd, 2019


We are extremely honored to have Fr. Peter posthumously inducted to the Cardinal Hayes High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

January 21st, 2019


It is wonderful news that Fr. Peter will be inducted into the Cardinal Hayes High School Alumni Hall of Fame at a dinner on March 23rd. This will take place at the Marina del Rey in the Bronx. I will advise of updates as I gather additional information. 

A great tribute to a wonderful individual who made an impact on all who ever had contact with him. 


December 7th, 2018


December 11 marks the 42nd Anniversary of Fr. Peter’s ordination. A wonderful and caring priest who was a friend to all whoever met him. We miss you but you will Be forever in our hearts. This is a picture of his first mass.

November 3, 2018


Although this article was published in 2011 about Fr. Peter it rings true today about the good people of New York, as well as Americans. His comment, "More than anything, this is still a city of hope”  I believe can be expanded to all of America. Unfortunately, his reference to the bickering in Washington rings so true even today.


After a week of some very sad news and the terrible slaughter of Jews in their synagogue for Shabbat services lets take Fr. Peter’s faith and hope in all people working for the common good across America.

October 23, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that that we have just learned of the passing of Monsignor Tom Leonard  who was very close friend and confidant of Fr. Peter. 


Although Monsignor Tom had retired and was living at St. Malachy’s he was very much involved with the parish activities.  During Fr. Peter’s long illness Monsignor Tom handled a number of issues in Peter’s name. He also visited Peter at the various health facilities, saying mass with him and bringing the sacraments. 


He will be greatly missed. A true shepherd to  the people”