Our day began with Mass for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Father Richard Dion of Saint Anthony Parish celebrated Mass and gave a beautiful homily on the role of grandparents in passing on the faith to their children and grandchildren (we should have the homily posted on our website later today). At the end of Mass, he asked any grandparents in their 80's to stand and then whittled it down to see who was the oldest. The grandmother of Karin Parodi '12 was the last one standing at 87 years young! Father Richard gave her a big hug and asked for whatever it is she's drinking to look so good.
Following Mass, the grandparents were taken on a tour of the school and to meet teachers by their grandchildren while we changed the gym over for lunch. The grandparents made their way back around 11:30ish and were treated to a delicious lunch by a local caterer, Ann Sorrell. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas gave a nice talk on the role of grandparents and encouraged the grandchildren to listen to and spend time with their grandparents. He credited Trinity for hosting the event saying it indeed shows the kind of family we are.