Friday, June 17, 2011 was the Graduation Day for 24 students of the first ever graduation class of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy 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 St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish and member of the Academy’s Board of Members, Rev. Marek Sobczak, CM. who also addressed the graduates with special homily. Father Robert Czok, pastor of the aligned parish of St. Anthony and member of the Academy’s Board of Members, concelebrated the Mass.
Members of the Board of Directors of the Academy, faculty and staff, parents and guest, children’s choir and schoolmates participated in the Mass. 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!