On September 14, the entire school community walked to Trinity Chapel on the Boston College campus for the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit.
In this year that will focus on Goal Three: Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness which impels to action, we are called to dedicate a year of growth to shape a world of peace, justice, hope, and love. In his call to worship, Reverend Walter Cuenin prayed that all present will celebrate the gifts each has been given so that collectively we bring our talents and the knowledge gained from our studies to a world in need of peace and justice.
In her homily, Sister Rogers asked each to reflect on what God calls her to be. “A faith-filled person is described in her actions. The Gospel story (Luke 10:25-37) of the Good Samaritan is for us an instruction manual. Imagine that road to Jericho and pay attention to the needs of others around us. Joy will come to us each time we witness a need and do everything in our power to heal that need. To be called a Child of the Sacred Heart is to choose the joy of service to one another.”
The Liturgy included sophomore, junior, senior, and faculty participation as lectors, liturgical dancers, Eucharistic Ministers, and cantors. The Mass concluded with the blessing of Upper School students and faculty advisors who have committed to the 2010-2011 Campus Ministry programs: Bread for the World, Chapel Planning, Day of Silence, Dollars for Darfur, Eucharistic Ministry, and the Service Committee.
Following the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the school community enjoyed an ice cream Goûter under the arches and on the lawn by the gymnasium.