Dr. Kathleen Walsh, superintendent of schools and Biagio Arpino, principal, welcome Bishop John Barres to St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip.
Bishop Barres stops to greet seniors Brigid McCarthy and Gianna Manzo.
Bishop Barres and Father Robert Ketcham pose with seniors being commissioned as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.
Bishop Barres and Father Rob Ketchum, school chaplain, greet members of the music ministry.
Bishop Barres greets seniors and juniors.
Bishop Barres greets underclassmen catching up on what they did this summer.
Bishop Barres greets faculty and students during his visit to celebrate opening school mass.
Bishop Barres elevates the chalice.
Bishop John Barres visited St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip September 7 to greet students and celebrate Mass on the first day of the new school year.
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