Written by Hicksville illustrated News staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
On Saturday, Sept. 28, a group of 25 Holy Trinity students and the school’s campus ministry team joined with a group from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School for the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s pilgrimage to the Washington, DC. They met with over 3,000 pilgrims from all over Long Island at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The day began with prayer in the upper church followed by a presentation given by the President of Catholic University, John Garvey. The afternoon presented a time to tour the Basilica, enter into private prayer, receive the sacrament of reconciliation, and eat lunch. Then the youth in attendance, representing most of the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Catholic High schools and many parish youth groups gathered in the crypt chapel for a youth rosary with Bishop Robert Brennan. Holy Trinity seniors, Sarah Fagan, from Hicksville and Christopher Martin, from Bellmore, helped lead the time of prayer. The day concluded with the Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Murphy.
Nolan Reynolds, one of Holy Trinity’s Campus Ministers, reflected on the experience, “It was a powerful day of prayer and fellowship. It was inspiring to see the many young people in attendance and exciting to watch so many from our diocese gather together only to depart a few hours later invigorated and ready to work with the Holy Spirit to transform our local church.”