Fr. Ryan Muldoon ‘09 celebrated Mass with the Don Bosco Prep community yesterday for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. In his homily, Fr. Ryan spoke about Bartholomew Garelli, an orphan who was the first student of Don Bosco. Bartholomew was chosen by Don Bosco to be prepared for life and prepared to live his faith, just as God chose and prepared Mary to be the Mother of God. In a similar way, God has chosen each one of us to be sons of God and sons of St. John Bosco. Throughout our unique lives, we will each discover what God is preparing for us.
Fr. Ryan, who was ordained into the Archdiocese of New York in 2019 and is serving at St. Mary's Church in Washingtonville, NY, showed the students the copy of his booklet of St. John Bosco that he studied here as a freshman and still keeps with him today. As Fr. Ryan reminds us, “Like Mary, we have been chosen and prepared.”