Just before La Salle Academy adapted to the current COVID-19 pandemic and transitioned to distance learning, a group of our students gathered with other young New York City Catholic high school students for A Catholic Lens, a youth evangelization event through the Archdiocese of New York. During the March 12th event, students heard from a panel of speakers, including keynote speaker Pete Burak, the Director of a Catholic outreach for young adults.
After a full day of reflection, speakers and prayer, one of La Salle’s senior students, Steven Dumeng ’20, was invited to address the guests with a final reflection on all he had learned that day. “…the event taught me to eliminate the fear that comes with being yourself and openly practicing your faith… I believe conversations like we had that day is what makes better citizens, and most importantly, better children of God,” commented Steven, who has attended this event for the past three years as a La Salle Academy student.
*Photos courtesy of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York.