During a special Bishop mass honoring Our Lady, an 11 year old brought the full cathedral to tears with her performance of Ave Maria. Complete silence of awe came over the audience when Cecilia Malley took the microphone to sing as her mother, Almira, played the piano. Cecilia told me after the mass that she practiced for this event for one year. At the end of the mass, Bishop Gregory Parkes gave her a special thank you and the congregation gave her a standing ovation.
Cecilia Malley at the microphone and Almira Malley on the piano
Bishop Parkes gave the youth a few words of appreciation
John Malley – age 12, Theresa Malley – age 9, Cecilia Malley – age 11
Watch the performance