Bishop John Barres celebrated a votive mass for the Blessed Mother with students, faculty and administration at the Athletics and Activity Center on the campus of Chaminade High School in Mineola on Thursday, May 17. During the Mass, he commissioned extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion who will serve the school community. Later he toured the school’s Dolan Science Building.
View a gallery of photos by Ed Casey below.
Read Bishop Barres’ homily here.
Bishop Barres and Brother Thomas Cleary, S.M., school president, welcome students.
Bishop Barres greets sophomore Joseph Merino.
Father Garrett Long, S.M., the school's chaplain, and Bishop Barres process into Mass.
A statue of Mary and Jesus stood near the altar.
Bishop Barres commissioned new extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion for the school community.
Student extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion distribute Communion during Mass.
Bishop Barres displays a gift given to him by the school -- a leaf from St. John's Illuminated Gospel.
Dr. Karen Kuntz demonstrates new biomedical education technology upgrades to Bishop Barres, Brother Joseph Belizzi, S.M., and students Griffin Cole and Alexander Patten.