The Broadview

Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

Seniors+Annie+Macken%2C+Rosie+Morford+and+Caroline+O%27Connell+wait+outside+Saint+Mary+of+the+Assumption+before+the+senior+procession+into+the+cathedral.+The+senior+procession+starts+the+Mass+of+the+Holy+Spirit+along+with+the+opening+prayer.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

Seniors Annie Macken, Rosie Morford and Caroline O'Connell wait outside Saint Mary of the Assumption before the senior procession into the cathedral. The senior procession starts the Mass of the Holy Spirit along with the opening prayer.

Seniors Annie Macken, Rosie Morford and Caroline O'Connell wait outside Saint Mary of the Assumption before the senior procession into the cathedral. The senior procession starts the Mass of the Holy Spirit along with the opening prayer.

Caroline Thompson

Seniors Annie Macken, Rosie Morford and Caroline O'Connell wait outside Saint Mary of the Assumption before the senior procession into the cathedral. The senior procession starts the Mass of the Holy Spirit along with the opening prayer.

Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson

Seniors Annie Macken, Rosie Morford and Caroline O'Connell wait outside Saint Mary of the Assumption before the senior procession into the cathedral. The senior procession starts the Mass of the Holy Spirit along with the opening prayer.

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Students, alumnae, parents, faculty and staff from the four divisions celebrated Mass of the Holy Spirit, the first Mass of the year, at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption.

“When we first went in, everyone settled in pretty quickly,” sophomore Mallinali Cervantes said. “I appreciate the event because it’s pretty neat to have the whole entire school come together in one place and pray and sing together as a community.”

The Mass of the Holy Spirit is the first time in the school year where all four divisions are together for a single purpose and all leave blessed as one community.

“Often times we’ll celebrate together as a high school and the elementary schools will celebrate together on their own,”  Theology Department Chair Paul Pryor Lorentz said.“It’s really significant for our seniors to be right alongside our kindergarteners and to be able to have an occasion where we can invite parents and have space for it.”

Pryor Lorentz organized the music aspect of the Mass, which included junior Sophie Egan who sang some of the prayers throughout the celebration.

“Last week Mr. PL  asked me if I wanted to sing because I sing at chapels a lot,” Egan said. “It’s nice because I feel more a part of a whole, but it’s a little scary when it’s all four divisions.”

The mass was led by The Rev. Geoffrey Dillon and Deacon Eddy Gutierrez and students of all ages. The event had a special focus on the 2017-2018 school year theme, “We belong to each other,” and emphasized the importance of a close community.

“I have a daughter who’s in first grade at the first grade here, so to see her there and feel like we get to celebrate together in this larger school community means a lot,” Pryor-Lorentz said. “It reminds me at the beginning of the year that we are part of a big, wonderful community with a lot of people who really really care about being together and doing things together. It feels special to who we are and it’s a really wonderful Sacred Heart opportunity.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
(Visited 226 times, 1 visits today)

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Freshmen art class paints their spirit animals

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Art students share individualized presentations

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Track and field team competes in meet

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    News

    Suicide prevention assembly equips students

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Fencing team practices for upcoming competitions

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    High school comes together for Ash Wednesday mass

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    News

    Exchange student visits from New Orleans

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Spring sports have their first games

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Chinese Consulate dance group performs for the Lunar New Year

  • Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year

    Web Exclusive

    Speaker discusses substance abuse with student body

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Four divisions celebrate first Mass of the school year