51 Kellenberg Memorial High School juniors were commissioned as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.
Father Kevin Smith, pastor of St. Dominic's Church in Oyster Bay, was installed as the associate national chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting..
“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life,” he said, “there is always strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community ... .”
Father Kapaun “treated everybody just the same way he treated the Catholics, and he treated Catholics like loved ones.”
“Without grace we can do nothing, and with the grace of Baptism and Holy Communion, we can become an instrument of God's mercy.”
“There is so much hope in this message of life and love."