More than 200 students in grades four through eight gathered Jan. 15 in the Campion Court gymnasium of Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield to hear Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza speak about social justice and the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in honor of Dr. King’s birthday.
Bishop Rosazza said that God had a plan for Dr. King and that God has a plan for everyone. He quoted Dr. King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, which ended with a prayer to "let freedom ring" so that "all of God’s children" can join in singing the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!"
Six students were chosen to read from the Bible about social justice and to lead the others in prayer and song. In front row from left are Sophia Schultz, R. J. Onyina, Emily Murphy, Connor Silbo, Grace DeVito and Brendan Zawisa. In back from left are Father William Agyemang, parochial vicar; Bishop Rosazza; and Eileen Sampiere, principal. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)