The Pope's Visit to the U.S. Recap Pt. 2

Oct. 13th, 2015 2:48 pm

September 25

Friday  the Pope addressed the United Nations General Assembly, which was celebrating its 70th anniversary. Pope Francis spoke about the subjects of sustainability and the importance of adaptation to avoid the destruction of our environment. 

Read the Full Speeches of the U.N. Assembly.

The pope then traveled to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center once stood. There he met families' of the first responders from 9/11, and held a inter-faith service.

Following a powerful speech about the tragedy of 9/11, the pope spoke to the students faculty and invited guests at Our Lady Queen of Angels School, a 120 year old Catholic elementary school in East Harlem.  The school's student body consists primarily of immigrant and minority students.


Wherever there is joy, Jesus is always present. Because Jesus is joy, and he wants to help us to feel that joy every day of our lives.

Pope Francis closed his speech, which can be seen here, by giving the Catholic school students some homework; he made a small, but important request.


Before going, I would like to give you some homework. Can I? It is just a little request, but a very important one. Please don't forget to pray for me, so that I can share with many people the joy of Jesus. And let us also pray that many other people can share joy like your own, whenever you feel supported, helped and counseled, even when there are problems. Even then, we feel peace in our hearts, because Jesus never abandons us.

May God bless everyone of you today and may Our Lady watch over all of you. Thank you.

 

See the  full speech to the Catholic elementary school.


Pope Francis then boarded the Popemobile to make the trip through the throngs of people gathered in Central Park to catch a glimpse of him on his route to Madison Square Garden, where he celebrated Mass for almost 20,000 people. The pope spoke of "learning to see" the light and sharing the good news that God walks by our side everywhere, even those of us who have experienced darkness.


He removes us from the fray of competition and self-absorption, and he opens before us the path of peace.

You can read the Pope's Homily held at the Madison Square Mass here.


Stay tuned to the WNY Catholic Schools' blog for the final feature of Pope Francis' busy visit to our neck of the woods. Don't forget to check out the first part of the 2015 Papal Visit Recap to get the full story!

2015 Papal Visit Recap Part 1

 

The Pope's Visit to the U.S. Recap Pt. 2

Oct. 13th, 2015 2:48 pm

September 25

Friday  the Pope addressed the United Nations General Assembly, which was celebrating its 70th anniversary. Pope Francis spoke about the subjects of sustainability and the importance of adaptation to avoid the destruction of our environment. 

Read the Full Speeches of the U.N. Assembly.

The pope then traveled to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center once stood. There he met families' of the first responders from 9/11, and held a inter-faith service.

Following a powerful speech about the tragedy of 9/11, the pope spoke to the students faculty and invited guests at Our Lady Queen of Angels School, a 120 year old Catholic elementary school in East Harlem.  The school's student body consists primarily of immigrant and minority students.


Wherever there is joy, Jesus is always present. Because Jesus is joy, and he wants to help us to feel that joy every day of our lives.

Pope Francis closed his speech, which can be seen here, by giving the Catholic school students some homework; he made a small, but important request.


Before going, I would like to give you some homework. Can I? It is just a little request, but a very important one. Please don't forget to pray for me, so that I can share with many people the joy of Jesus. And let us also pray that many other people can share joy like your own, whenever you feel supported, helped and counseled, even when there are problems. Even then, we feel peace in our hearts, because Jesus never abandons us.

May God bless everyone of you today and may Our Lady watch over all of you. Thank you.

 

See the  full speech to the Catholic elementary school.


Pope Francis then boarded the Popemobile to make the trip through the throngs of people gathered in Central Park to catch a glimpse of him on his route to Madison Square Garden, where he celebrated Mass for almost 20,000 people. The pope spoke of "learning to see" the light and sharing the good news that God walks by our side everywhere, even those of us who have experienced darkness.


He removes us from the fray of competition and self-absorption, and he opens before us the path of peace.

You can read the Pope's Homily held at the Madison Square Mass here.


Stay tuned to the WNY Catholic Schools' blog for the final feature of Pope Francis' busy visit to our neck of the woods. Don't forget to check out the first part of the 2015 Papal Visit Recap to get the full story!

2015 Papal Visit Recap Part 1