On September 17, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the day care center at St. Mary Church in Paramus – New Jersey. His Holiness sat with the children and talked to them about prayer. He explained the importance of prayer to give thanks to the Lord for the many graces , He gives us and to ask His help and blessing for us and for our neighbors.
His Holiness also listened to the hymns that the children performed. He also checked the activities of the day care center. At the end of his visit, he gave his fatherly blessings to the teachers and children of the day care.