The campuses of Siena Heights University and the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse in Adrian, Mich., were a beehive of energy, joy and community in June as 76 students and their mentors from 18 Dominican High Schools participated in the 21st Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference, including three students from St. Agnes Academic H.S., College Point.
Joliet’s St. Margaret Mary Church in Naperville, Ill. came to Brooklyn in July to assist Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. The youth came as part of the Young Neighbors in Action program, which involves youth from across the country taking part in volunteer projects.
Summer is supposed to be a time of carefree relaxation, but some of us who have finished the school year might not be feeling this way. Maybe you had a rough year and didn’t achieve everything you wanted to.
Greetings from sunny central Puerto Rico! I covered a week-long mission trip to Aibonito with a large group of young adults and youth from the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns’ Youth Ambassador Program.
It was two nights of spirit-filled prayer, praise and worship, testimonies, talks and fun entitled “Meet Me at the Well,” with youth members of a Queens deanery. The event took place in Jamaica on June 22.
More than 40 eighth grade students from local Queens schools, including Wieczorek, participated in the “Names, Not Numbers” program. The program was created by educator, Dr. Tova Fish-Rosenberg.The project is described as an interactive, multimedia Holocaust oral history documentary.
It was the eve before a fundraising gala dinner for the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns’ Youth Leadership Ambassador Program (VBCC), and the young leaders were learning how to sway their hips at the precise moment to the rhythm of the beat without stepping on their two feet.
Christ the King H.S. students gathered in their glamorous Roaring Twenties attire at the culmination of Ms. Mayer-Foley’s English class reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”
Dear Class of 2019, remember – in the end, it’s all good!
Common to most commencement speeches is the exhortation to approach life with boldness, to pursue one’s dreams, to live meaningfully, to honor one’s uniqueness and gifts, and to fight for the common good. The advice is definitely sound and seems to resonate with graduates.