This was a big week in the local Catholic world: the 20th annual Lasallian Youth Assembly in Philadelphia, a pilgrimage to Quebec by the Diocese of Manchester, and the Steubenville East Conference in Rhode Island.
As a former and potential future Lasallian school, Trinity has been attending the Lasallian Youth Assembly for the past three years thanks to the generosity of the District of Eastern North America. I wasn't able to bring a group this year because my wife wasn't able to get the week off from work as she usually is (and we have 3 kids). But you can look back at the week of events at the Twitter feed @becomingbrother. This year's assembly was held at Lasalle University in Philadelphia and looks like it was a great week.
In honor of the 350th anniversary of the founding of the first parish in the New World (north of Mexico City), the Diocese of Manchester sponsored a pilgrimage to Quebec City this past week. Notre Dame Parish was founded in 1647 and is, in a sense, the mother Church of all parishes in the United States and Canada. New Hampshire has a strong connection to Quebec as many Quebecois migrated to New Hampshire over the years, including Cardinal Gerald Lacroix '75. Cardinal Lacroix helped lead the pilgrimage with Bishop Libasci and by all accounts it was a great few days.
And this weekend is the annual Steubenville East conference held in Rhode Island. This is a weekend long youth conference and is considered one of the best Catholic youth events in the country. My wife has been many times and last year we brought a group of students down. You can read a reflection by one of the student's here.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. We report back to school in less than a month so I am going to enjoy what I have left of my summer! See you soon.