Bishop John Barres celebrated Mass in the chapel at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, marking the 90th year of the Syosset girls’ high school. The day started with a reunion for alumnae, followed by the annual Family Mass, where new principal Sandra Betters was officially installed.
See below for a slideshow from the Mass. Photos by Ed Casey.
Bishop Barres greets members of the liturgy choir before Mass.
Bishop Barres chats with some alumnae before Mass.
Bishop Barres with student sacred dancers before Mass.
Bishop Barres poses with student altar servers and ushers before Mass.
Father Lachlan Cameron and Bishop Barres process into Mass.
Alumnae listen to the homily.
Congregants bring up the offertory gifts.
Bishop Barres elevates the Eucharist.
Mercy Sister Margaret Ann Hartigan, secretary of the school's board, addresses the congregation.
Bishop Barres offers a blessing for the Academy's newly installed principal, Sandra Betters
Bishop Barres with Academy president Margaret Myhan, on right, and newly installed principal Sandra Betters and her daughter.
The sky over Our Lady of Mercy Academy following Mass.