As part of his commitment to regularly visit every Catholic high school in the Archdiocese, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron recently paid a visit to Everest Collegiate High School on April 6. He not only celebrated Mass but stayed for a good part of the day meeting with high school students and faculty.
The Archbishop, along with his secretary Fr. Steven Pullis, concelebrated Mass with our Legionary priests. A number of high school students volunteered to sing in the choir. Instrumental accompaniment was provided by Clare Nalepa (flute) and Serena Carter (piano). After Mass, Archbishop Vigneron talked to the senior class giving advice on what they can expect once they graduate and go into the world. He also took questions from the students and gave them a blessing for their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Immediately following he spent time with the high school faculty, providing some insight into the importance of Catholic education and the formation of youth today.
The Archbishop also was given a tour of the school by seniors Sarah Stafford and Ryan Smith. He visited Mrs. Ciszewski’s second grade class and greeted some middle school students in the lunch room.
At the close of his visit, he spent time with high school boys who had been nominated by their peers as well as those who might someday consider a vocation to the priesthood. The Archbishop asked for the meeting and gave a brief talk on the importance of discerning God’s will. He answered questions from the boys, who later commented how the Archbishop provided a comfortable atmosphere for the discussion and how it was good to have this meeting in the presence of their friends.
Thanks to Archbishop Vigneron for his generous gift of time and wisdom!