At the beginning of each new school year, Molloy celebrates a Liturgy of the Holy Spirit with each grade. For our seniors, the Liturgy serves as an opportunity to reinforce that they are now leaders at Molloy with added responsibility. It also serves as a reminder of God’s constant presence in their lives. On Friday, September 16th, Molloy celebrated a very special senior Liturgy, welcoming His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop Robert J. Brennan, as celebrant.
“We were thrilled to welcome Bishop Brennan to Archbishop Molloy High School and for him to celebrate the Senior Liturgy of the Holy Spirit. This was a great way for our seniors and our entire school community to kick off the 2022-23 school year,” said Principal Dr. Darius Penikas.
The Bishop spoke to a group of Campus Ministry volunteers before Mass, asking them about their goals for the year and their career ambitions. Bishop Brennan used his time with our seniors, along with Mass itself, as opportunities to encourage the seniors to lean on their Molloy family and the Marist pillar of service, and to never forget that they aren’t alone.
Throughout the morning, Bishop Brennan reiterated that Molloy is a special place, somewhere people are meant to encounter Jesus Christ. “This is the most important year of high school to engage in this encounter,” Bishop Brennan told the seniors during his homily. “You are preparing for your future, and you have Christ here to guide you.”
Our seniors and faculty join Bishop Brennan in celebrating faith in Christ, not just during Mass, but everyday when we remember “to pray for one another.” The Bishop emphasized to all that focusing on the big things in life is most important, and praying for one another each and every day “is the biggest thing of all.” Before parting, Bishop Brennan was presented with gifts from Dr. Penikas and President Mr. Richard Karsten ‘81 to thank him for visiting with our community and celebrating the start of the seniors’ last year at Molloy.