In his homily, Fr. Richard spoke of God breaking into human history with Mary and asking the students how they will (or have) respond when God breaks into their history. He spoke of the response of David Gagnon '11 who after one year of college, answered God's call to enter the seminary and discern serving Him and His people as a priest. He urged the students to also answer God when He breaks into their history.
Our beloved and late English teacher Mr. Gorski '58 lived around the corner on Wellington Road for most of his life. A statue of Mary graced his front lawn for decades and his family graciously donated the statue and its base to the school as they are in the process of selling his house. Mrs. Krassowski of our art department did an amazing job restoring the statue and the base and finished it in time for Monday's Mass. After the final blessing, Fr. Richard blessed the restored statue and had the students pray over it by praying the "Hail Mary." I was very, very moved by that blessing. The statue is in our chapel for now until we find a permanent place for this permanent reminder of Mr. Gorski.