Cardinal Hayes Easter Message

Dear Members of the Cardinal Hayes Family:

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of our Lenten Journey as we begin the Sacred Triduum on Holy Thursday. We have been preparing for the Great Feast of Easter since Ash Wednesday in the same way we have prepared for Easter over the last eight decades. Our young men joined our School Chaplain, Father Gonzalez, in praying the Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent. All of our young men had an opportunity to avail themselves of the Sacrament or Reconciliation during a week of Lenten Penance Services. Our students also have completed a Lenten Retreat led by exceptional Retreat Directors such as Bishop Joseph Espaillat. Our faculty and staff will participate in a Lenten Prayer Service and Reflection on Wednesday.

In an attempt to teach our young men that Lent is a time of prayer and self-sacrifice we embarked on an almsgiving project involving the building of a school for disabled children in El Limón, in the Dominican Republic. We are happy to report that we are very close to our goal of raising $5,000 for that school.

It is said that a good Lent makes for a wonderful Easter. In that sense, we are indeed happy to share the joy of Easter with the entire Cardinal Hayes Family. We wish all of you a wonderful, blessed, and joyous Easter. Please know that you will all be remembered in our prayers at our morning Masses celebrated in our Chapel. We are indeed an Easter People and can take strength from the words of John’s Gospel 11:25-26: “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”


Dr. Michael Carey - President
Mr. William D. Lessa - Principal 
The Mission of Cardinal Hayes High School, a community based in Roman Catholic values, is to inspire diverse young men of the New York City metropolitan area to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. We will accomplish this goal by encouraging students' spiritual and intellectual growth through a rigorous college preparatory program of academics, extra-curricular activities, and personal discipline.