St. Dominic Students Participate in Unique Religious Experiences
St. Dominic Elementary School's Pilgrimage of Mercy
Students from St. Dominic Elementary School embarked on a pilgrimage to the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington on March 15th. It was in honor of Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy, in which the the Pope invited the People of God the throughout the world to set out on a pilgrimage of mercy.
Bishop Murphy, in honor of the Pope's invitation, designated four pilgrimage places on Long Island: Saint Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, The Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in South Hampton, The Shrine of Our Lady of the Isle in Eastport, and the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Hunting ton.
The pilgrimage began with 171 students from grades 3-8 walking through the Holy Doors at the seminary. They prayed a Hail Mary and an Our Father for the Pope's intentions. Next, they received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Pilgrims then toured the seminary and learned about the history of it. Finally, they enjoyed a delicious lunch in the seminary's dining room.
The students enjoyed the day and received special graces for participating in the pilgrimage.
St. Dominic Sheds Some Light on the Stations of the Cross
The fourth graders at St. Dominic Elementary School, under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Angie Siviglia, prepared for Holy Week in a very special way. They reenacted the Stations of the Cross in silhouette fashion.
Each of the 14 Stations of the Cross was staged behind a curtain. A projector was used to cast the students' shadows. The results were the spectacular. The students stood incredibly still. They were like statues!
The reenactment was performed in font of the entire student body. It was a very reverent and holy prayer service that included the hymn Where You There When They Crucified My Lord? and Scripture readings.