It was back-to-school time for more than just the students and staff as Bishop John Barres joined in the new school year excitement with a visit to Saint Aidan’s Elementary School in Williston Park on Friday, September 6th. The bishop visited classrooms and answered students’ questions, sharing some of his own experiences and encouraging the students as they begin a new year.
Here is a gallery of photos from the visit.
Photos by Ed Casey
Bishop Barres drops in on a classroom during quiet reading time.
Principal Julie O'Connell and assistant principal Barbara Graham, left, welcome Bishop Barres to the school.
Bishop Barres encouraged students as they began a new school year.
Bishop Barres answered student's questions.
The bishop explained the meaning of his episcopal ring and pectoral cross in response to a student's question.
Bishop talks to students about uniting their hearts with the heart of Jesus.
Bishop Barres greets seminarian Paul Pillegi who was on his way to Mass at St Aidan's.