September 10, 2014

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Today we formally inaugurated our 2014-2015 academic year with our annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. We also welcomed the members of the Class of 2018 and they sat in chairs on the gym floor whereas the other classes sat in the bleachers.  Whenever we have an assembly the classes have assigned sections.  We left the freshman section empty and at the end of the Mass we had them take their place among the classes.

The celebrant of the Mass was our chaplain Father Richard Dion who spoke of how we should not just know knowledge and know facts about each other at Trinity High School - we should come to deeply encounter our knowledge, our friends, and of course, our God.

Following Communion we presented the freshmen with a small San Damiano wall cross as the first of the four symbols of our faith that we present to students over the course of their four years at Trinity.  Father Richard blessed the crosses and distributed them to the freshmen along with our principal Mr. Mailloux '72.  At the end of Mass, Father Richard granted everyone a dress down day for tomorrow!

Tomorrow of course is the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and this Sunday is the 200th anniversary of the "Star Spangled Banner."  In light of those two anniversaries, the choir led us all in the singing of the National Anthem as we all turned and faced the giant flag that hangs in our gym.  It was a nice way to conclude our prayer together.

Here's to another great year, Trinity's 44th!

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