Bishop Praises Youth Choir

BRIDGEPORT—From the first notes of “Here I am Lord” to the final “Lift High the Cross,” the Spring Concert of the Diocesan Youth Choir resounded with the voice and spirit of young people across the diocese.

It capped an uplifting afternoon at St. Augustine Cathedral, which began with the Bishop celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday Mass and leading the Divine Mercy Chaplet at an outside shrine donated by the Vietnamese community.

“It was a beautiful, joyful hour of music in praise of the Risen Lord! The music was superb and the joy of the young people, over 100 strong, was evident in their smiles and enthusiasm,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. “I left the concert with a deep sense of gratitude for the gift of those young people, and for the wonderful leadership of the choir provided by Mrs. Mary Bozzuti Higgins,” he said.

After the concert, the bishop thanked choir members, parents and all those in attendance and said the Youth Choir was evidence of the renewal of the Church in the diocese.

“Scripture tells us that angels sing the praise of God for eternity. Today, in the presence of our angels we have been given a taste of heaven,” he said.

The choir features students in grades 7 through 12, and is open to all young people of all faiths. Higgins said she is very interested in hearing from young Catholics in the public schools who would like to join.

Auditions for new members will be held this summer at locations throughout the diocese. Young people can register at