July 30, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York (left), met with Dr. Jason N. Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, before celebrating Mass on the campus.
About 1,000 visitors packed the Kaplan Recreation Center at Mount Saint Mary College for a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Saturday, July 28.
Before the Mass, Cardinal Dolan met Dr. Jason N. Adsit, Mount Saint Mary College’s new president. In addition, Fr. Gregoire Fluet, college chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, was a concelebrant of the Mass.
The Mass marked the finale of Camp Veritas, a “play and pray” summer camp held this July at the Newburgh, N.Y. college. About 500 seventh through 12th grade students from the tristate area and beyond enjoyed activities like soccer, volleyball, basketball, dance, swimming, and more. The campers also attended daily Mass in the Mount’s Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary. This was the Mount’s sixth year hosting the popular camp.
Veritas is Latin for “truth,” as in the Mount’s motto: Doce Me Veritatem, or “Teach me the Truth.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Mass on Saturday, July 28, closing out the weeklong Camp Veritas at Mount Saint Mary College.
“It’s an honor and a joy for me as your pastor, as your shepherd, as your archbishop, to be with you for this joyful closing Mass for your wonderful week of Camp Veritas,” said Cardinal Dolan. “It’s a privilege for me to join you in praising God for the…guidance and blessing that have come to you this magnificent week.”
Cardinal Dolan encouraged the young campers to take what they had learned at Camp Veritas and spread their positivity and faith.
“We’re called to be good, life-giving, sustaining,” he said. “We must be the wheat among the weeds.”
Saturday’s Mass was not the first time Cardinal Dolan has visited the Mount. Earlier this year, the Cardinal celebrated Mass in the Mount’s Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary as part of the Restore Conference for college youth. Also, in September 2014, the Cardinal blessed Mount Saint Mary College’s newly-transformed Dominican Center.
About 1,000 people attended the Mass.