On Sunday, Nov. 4, Bishop John Barres was the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass and Communion Breakfast hosted by the Chaminade Alumni Parents Association at the Mineola high school. Marianist Fathers Garrett Long and Ernest Lorfanfant were the concelebrants.

At the end of the service, Bishop Barres blessed Peter and Rosemarie Ciorciari in advance of their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 9. The couple, who are the parents of Michael Ciorciari, Chaminade Class of 1998, renewed their marital vows during a brief ceremony.

More than 200 people attended the liturgy and breakfast, which were held in the Chaminade Activity-Athletic Center. Bishop Barres delivered the event’s keynote address.

Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz