Inspiring Remarks from Our High School Seniors

Here in the archdiocese we have a wonderful tradition of inviting the seniors in our Catholic high schools to attend a special mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The masses were held last week on April 25 and April 26.  I would like to share with you the two outstanding talks given by Nicolas Camacho of Salesian High School in New Rochelle and Kieffer Peralta of All Hallows High School in the Bronx. I found their speeches to be inspiring. Catholic New York, our Archdiocesan newspaper, carried the text of their remarks.  I thought I’d share them with you.

‘A Special Place for God’Nicolas Camacho of Salesian High School

‘A Beacon of Light’ Kieffer Peralta of All Hallows High School

5 Responses to “Inspiring Remarks from Our High School Seniors”

  1. Andrew Humphreys says:

    Outstanding remarks by Nicolas Camacho and Keiffer Peralta. As they have said, they are a reflection and product of wonderful parenting and teaching by their Catholic educators. It is with sincere hope that one day our political leaders in NY State would alllow school vouchers, so that the children struggling in failing schools may have the same opportunity as these fine young people who will be graduating this year. May God continue to bless this graduating class.

    Fortes in Unitate – Strength in Unity

  2. AndyP/Doria2 says:

    New lights shining in the darkness. Very encouraging. May this type of education be available to all who seek it.

    May our Lord protect our Catholic schools.

  3. Suzanne Walsh says:

    Impressive and well articulated thoughts. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Suzanne Walsh says:

    Impressive and well articulated thoughts from high school students. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jim Cowan says:

    A grand example of how a Catholic education can shape our young adults to cope in a challenging secular world. This defines our identity as Catholics!