HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The students at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown were welcomed to their first day of the school year by Archbishop William Lori of the Archdiocese of
"I am here to just to share with them the joys and anxieties of the first day of school, but to also express my support for this really great high school," said Archbishop William Lori.
He greeted students at the front door to welcome them to their first day of classes. He also talked to all 215 students about creating goals and achieving them throughout the year. Students said having Archbishop Lori come to visit makes them feel appreciated and welcomed by the whole Archdiocese.
He also took a tour of the facility with the superintendent of the Archdiocese of Baltimore catholic schools.
"We are really delighted and honored to have the Archbishop come up and take some pride in Western Maryland," said Meghan Lynch, student. "We have a lot to offer, and Goretti has a lot to offer. So it is great to see him up here and interact with everyone."
Archbishop Lori also offered a mass at St. Mary's Catholic School.