My friends, it’s a great pleasure for me to be here with you this evening, to be a part of your graduation celebrations and to celebrate this Mass which asks God to bless all of you who are graduating from Riffel High School this year and to bless the future that lies ahead for you.
Graduation from High School is one of big things that we do in our lives. It has been a long time since I graduated from High School. So long that I won’t even say how long. But I remember very clearly everything about that event: Who I was sitting near on the stage, what it felt like, what we sang as a graduating class during the ceremony, what they played when we marched in. My High School graduation was one of the big turning points in my life. Although others would follow, this first one stays continually in my mind. It is a pleasant, pleasant memory for me.
Graduation marks a major turning point in the lives of each of you who is here celebrating your graduation this evening. Up until...Read More