Pope Francis prayed a "Hail Mary" so that Jesus' mother would "support the victims of trafficking and convert the hearts of traffickers."
The Holy Father asks that we join in prayer that they may find God's consolation and love.
“Our teens need to see that, as a church, we need them, we need their love, their joy, their enthusiasm and witness.”
The program included daily Mass, prayer, devotions, recreation, and talks on many topics.
We the People of God of the Diocese of Rockville Centre give God thanks for the ministry of Bishop Perez and we rejoice today.
We all know that he has all the resources, human, spiritual and pastoral, to be the Pastor the faithful of Cleveland need.
"I hold very dear the friendships made with so many caring, dedicated people during these past five years serving the people of Long Island."
Bishop-designate Perez will be installed as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland at a Solemn Mass on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.