Diocesan youth welcomed their pope and celebrated his trip to the United States.
Students and teachers from The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, show off the papal swag that they received at the various papal events held during the recent visit of Pope Francis. From left to right are: Chriselle Gladson, Maria D'Angelo, Carmilia Moise, teacher Danielle McCormack, teacher Maria Gonzalez, Valeria Olaya-Florez, teacher Celeste Maloney, Sister Marie Mackey, C.S.J., and Maria Rita Furtado.
Girl and Boy Scouts are among those who were at JFK to see the pope off as he continued his journey to Philadelphia.
St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, has a sign welcoming the pope in 18 languages, representing the diversity of the school. Brother Joseph Back, O.S.F. and Lisa Schaefer-Heuer, director of admissions, spearheaded the project.
Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, commemorates the historic trip with a display in the school.
Jonathan Leon was one of 50 youth from the Confirmation class at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Astoria, attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sept. 23.
St. Edmund Prep, Sheepshead Bay, makes its priorities clear to the public eye.