Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria to celebrate Mass with the students and all members of the school community.
He received an enthusiastic welcome by the Student Honor Guard and the school principal, William Higgins.
At the opening of the liturgy, celebrated in the school auditorium, the bishop expressed his joy for this opportunity to pray with the St. John’s Prep community.
During his homily, he also emphasized the need for God’s presence in a true faith journey during his homily. Focusing on the significant roles that parents, teachers, and friends play in a student’s faith development, he asked all present to continue inviting God’s unconditional love into their lives.
As the Mass concluded, Student Council President Raven Valentin presented Bishop DiMarzio with a St. John’s Prep sweatshirt. The students, teachers, administrators and parents who attended were inspired and grateful for Bishop DiMarzio’s visit.