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Blessing of Sister Barbara’s Grotto
Nate Whitchurch
The grotto includes a garden, statue of the Blessed Mother and a dedication plaque.

Cardinal Dolan led a prayer service and blessed Sister Barbara’s Grotto at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers May 22.

Sister Barbara Heil, R.D.C., died in a car accident in March 2016 at age 80. She started teaching in 1962 at St. Mary’s High School, which became Kennedy Catholic in 1967. Sister Barbara served as dean of admissions and Latin teacher in her most recent roles at Kennedy Catholic.

The prayer service included opening and closing prayers, a Gospel reading, reciting a decade of the Rosary, the singing of “Ave Maria’’ and the blessing.

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