Bishop continues tradition of congratulating eighth-grade graduates

Catholic school eighth-graders from around the Diocese will receive an early graduation gift: a Crucifix, from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

“Bishop O’Connell’s gesture is a wonderful way of showing that although each school is an individual entity, we are part of one Diocese and one Church where its shepherd cares for each member of that Diocese and Church. I see it as a reminder of who we are and what we believe,” said Craig Palmer, principal of St. Mary School, Middletown.

“The students should think of what Jesus did for all of us and remember that the mission of our schools is to create disciples who will go forward and evangelize,” he said. […continue reading]

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