Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, officially kicked off Stepinac High School’s 75th anniversary celebration on September 19 by celebrating Mass of the Holy Spirit at the renowned all-boys Catholic high school and visiting the school’s new real-world learning spaces.
During the Mass for a school-wide gathering of more than 1,000 worshippers, held on the outside terrace, Cardinal Dolan blessed the school doors, repeating the same ceremony as his predecessor, Francis Cardinal Spellman, first did in 1948 when the school opened.
Cardinal Dolan toured and learned from students and faculty members about the school’s new STEAM Center, Finance Center equipped with real-time stock tickers and Bloomberg terminals, Health Sciences Lab and one of the cutting-edge learning spaces modeled after Columbia University classrooms.
At the recently completed Library Commons (above), he also greeted guests including members of the board of trustees, alumni, benefactors, community leaders, parents, members of the administration and faculty, among others. He also learned details about the 75th anniversary fund-raising campaign that will culminate with a Gala at the Westchester Country Club on May 5.