Catholic Choir Travels to the Parish of St. Raphael
The Catholic Choir led by Cadet Miriam Smith ‘21 traveled to the parish of St. Raphael in Livingston, NJ. This was the 26th time that the choir has traveled to this local area. The trip was a great developmental experience for cadets and a tremendous success for West Point's outreach program in the Tri-State area.
All the Cadets were housed with families of the host parish in the local area. The Catholic Choir sang the musical liturgy during two Masses on Sunday for the total congregation of about 1,000 parishioners. In conjunction with the trip, the parish hosted a visit from Bishop Marconi, a retired Bishop in the Diocese of Newark.
Now in its third decade, the relationship between the Catholic Choir and this community has fostered enormous good will, a steady stream of potential admissions candidates, and a number of USMA graduates who are still serving our nation.