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White Plains Students Among Those to Celebrate Graduation with Timothy Cardinal Dolan

A total of 750 8th grade students are scheduled to participate May 14 in the graduation mass celebrated by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Photo credit: Archdiocese of New York
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Photo credit: Archdiocese of New York
For the first time as a distinct region within the Archdiocese of New York, 750 graduating 8th grade Catholic students from throughout Westchester County will participate in a graduation mass celebrated by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. 

Students from 24 elementary schools in Central and Southern Westchester will fill the Church of the Sacred Heart in Yonkers for the event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, according to the Archdiocese of New York. 

In addition to the students, their principals and teachers also will be in attendance at this first ever regional graduation event. Cardinal Dolan will deliver the homily at the service that will recognize the accomplishments and blessings of this year’s graduating class. 

The Central Westchester region serves 7,180 students from Pre-K3 through Grade 8 and includes children from Yonkers, White Plains, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Pelham, Port Chester, Larchmont, Elmsford, Tarrytown, Irvington, Rye and Hartsdale. Many of the graduating 8th graders will continue on to attend one of the 10 Catholic high schools in Westchester.
James William May 09, 2014 at 07:57 AM
I am surprised that there are that many Catholic elementary schools left in Westchester. The Achdiocese pretty much annihilated them in the White Plains area. I will never understand how the Archdiocese believed that closing Catholic schools helped the church, the children and the community. W. Harrison is a different place with St. Anthony of Padua elementary school gone.
Chuck Murphy May 09, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Two mentions of "His Eminence" is a bit much. You could edit the press release issued by the Cardinal's publicity people.
Say No To Common Core May 10, 2014 at 08:08 AM
With Common Core, there will soon be no difference between private, public, and Catholic Schools. Everyone needs to wake up and fight this poison called Common Core.

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