OBy Scott McKinnon ’18
One-third of the student body gathered on Monday to celebrate the beginning of the school year as a Sodality. Sodalities, which are typically groups of fourteen students and a moderator, met in Darby Auditorium on Monday, September 28 to pray together for the first time in the 2015-2016 school year.
Brother Peter Heiskell S.M. ’86 began the service by introducing the Sodalists to the prayer service. Excellent vocals were put on display by the Glee Club with songs such as “I Will Lift Up Your Name,” “Eat This Bread,” and “Lead Me, Lord.” Fr. Garrett Long S.M. ’62 then spoke about the Sodalists’ connection to people, especially to Mary and Jesus. Father Garrett reminded the Sodalists that “connection” was a theme of Pope Francis’ United States visit last week.
When Fr. Garrett finished his homily, the members of Sodality processed from the auditorium to the Chapel, forming an aisle for Fr. Garrett to carry the Eucharist. Bagpipes played in the background, and although they were not center stage, they were played beautifully by members of the Bagpipe Band Club. As the procession ended, Fr. Garrett brought the Eucharist to its final destination for the day, the Chapel.
Nicholas Faber ’18, a Sodality member, said, “The Prayer Service was really well done, and was a great way to begin our year in Sodality.”
The service was an exciting and spiritual time where the Sodality as whole came together and showed off a group spirituality.