Bishop John Barres visited the parish elementary and high schools at St. Dominic’s in Oyster Bay and celebrated Mass with the high school community on Thursday, October 25.
The bishop asked the high school seniors to make a commitment now, as they ready to go to college next year, to be radically faithful to the Catholic Mass. He encouraged them to make the decision, in the presence of the pastor and school community, to say “Yes, I do believe that you, Jesus, are the center of my life.”
Before Mass, the bishop visited several classrooms. After Mass, he took photos with some of the high school sports teams before spending time talking with student leaders at the high school. He also visited the new science building.
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Bishop John Barres visits a seventh grade classroom.
Bishop John Barres gives a blessing to a group of eighth graders.
Bishop Barres greets students on their way into Mass.
Bishop Barres greets students on their way to church for Mass.
Bishop Barres speaks to senior class members before Mass.
Bishop Barres listens to the first reading.
Bishop Barres preaches the homily.
Bishop John Barres congratulates the award-winning women's tennis team after Mass.
Bishop John Barres and Father Kevin Smith with members of the men's cross-country team.
Bishop John Barres met with student leaders in the reflection room of the new science building. Pictured with the bishop, back row from left, Father Kevin Smith, pastor; David Diano, James Willis and Brandon Humbert. Front row, from left, Maureen Keller Appel, principal; Victoria Russo, Francesca Minicozzi, Julia Volberg, Catherine McAuliffe.
Bishop John Barres displays the St. Dominic's sweatshirt he received at the school.