Friday, June 18, 2010 was the Graduation Day for 37 students of St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It was a greatly anticipated event for them. Dressed in graduations gowns they processed from the school to the church followed by their teachers and parents. At the church door they were greeted by priests and altar serves who led them to the altar.
The ceremony started with the concelebrated Mass of thanksgiving for graces received during years of study and with pleas for graces and God’s blessings for the future. The presider was the Pastor of the Parish, Rev. Marek Sobczak, CM. During the Eucharist Rev. Luke Sorys, CM, from Holy Name church in Stamford, CT, addressed the graduates with special homily. Students read the Scripture, general intersession prayers and brought gifts to the altar.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” has begun the second part of the evening. Father Marek Sobczak CM, Principal Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk, and 8 grade teacher Ms Stephanie Duggan presided during the graduation exercises and presented graduates their diplomas and awards. Many students received special awards from different schools, organizations or private founders. At the end, graduates recited their pledge and the group photos were taken.
Our congratulation and best wishes to the all!