“I am delighted to return to St. John’s to celebrate Holy Mass and to bless the improvements that have been made to your church – especially the beautiful new welcoming terrace which, unfortunately, is not so welcoming today due to the inclement weather. But be of good cheer – and think of the rain as holy water for the blessing!
“Today I also want to offer my warmest congratulations on your school’s receiving the Blue Ribbon of Excellence. Only a very small number of schools receive this award which places St. John’s among the best schools in the United States. My warmest thanks to your principal, Christian Blake and her team!”
Read the complete homily HERE.