Long Island Catholic Youth Day was held at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington on Saturday, March 30. The day’s theme was “To the Heights.” The young attendees heard about discernment and prayer and were invited to experience God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Penance. Speakers included priests of the diocese and special guests Mari Pablo and Father Pierre Toussaint, CFR, shown above. Bishop John Barres was the principal celebrant of Mass in the Franciscan Chapel on campus. Photos by Ed Casey.
Father Lachlan Cameron talks about prayer and adoration.
Father Liam McDonald talks about apostolic service.
Attendees gather in the chapel.
Mari Pablo, one of the event's speakers, prays.
Nolan Reynolds, diocesan director of youth ministry, speaks to the young crowd.
Theresa Marino leads songs of praise.
Father Pierre Toussaint, CFR, addresses the congregation.
Bishop Barres and Deacon Matthew Browne elevate the host and cup during the Eucharistic prayer.
Father Toussaint and Bishop Barres distribute Communion.
Priests process from the chapel after Mass.
Bishop Barres and Father Joe Fitzgerald pose with participants from St. John of God parish, Central Islip, after Mass.