By Thomas Daly ’18
The Gold Star Mass
Each year, the entire student body gathers in the Activity-Athletic Center to remember Chaminade’s Gold Star alumni – those brave men who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. This year’s Mass will be celebrated on Thursday (10/12), and many family members of these fallen Flyers, as well as current servicemen, will be in attendance as we pause to remember these true Chaminade men and reflect upon their courageous acts of heroism and sacrifice.
Behold Your Mother
Next Thursday (10/12), we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima. Mrs. Debra Gerner has organized an evening of prayer, reflection, and adoration that will take place in the Hearst Auditorium at the Activity-Athletic Center from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Mrs.Gerner asks that those interested in attending RSVP to her email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider joining us for this special event!
Sophomore Spirit Day
Freshmen have 3C Week and homeroom nights, juniors have their trip to Great Adventure, and seniors have the famous Disney Trip… Sophomore Spirit Day serves as an opportunity for the former freshmen to kick back and have some fun, too. The day consists of a variety of games in which each homeroom partakes, free chicken sandwiches, and even drinks packed with real sugar! The sophomores have no classes on Friday (10/13) and are welcome to dress casually, but appropriately for the day’s festivities. What a great way to enter the weekend!
Homeroom 2L Marked For Retreat
Just as the freshmen began their ADORE retreats this past Monday (10/2), homeroom 2L went on their sophomore MARKED retreat this past Tuesday (10/3). MARKED is designed to help sophomores continue to uncover their spiritual identities. The retreat is centered around the idea that everyone is “marked” as a child of God to act upon a certain vocation. Mr. Foley helped lead 2L’s sophomores through a day of prayer and camaraderie.
JV Soccer Draws With St. Anthony’s
Yesterday (10/5), the JV soccer team took on rival St. Anthony’s on Ott Field. The Flyers fought hard all the way to the end, but the game ended in a 2-2 draw. The JV team maintains its first-place status and is already looking forward to its October 19th rematch with the Friars in Huntington. Roll Flyers!
University of Dayton Gives Fine Arts Presentation to Freshmen and Seniors
This morning (10/6) seniors and freshmen enjoyed a singing performance by the Ebony Heritage Singers from the University of Dayton. The group is currently on a New York concert tour and was gracious enough to make a stop in Mineola today. This wasn’t just a regular performance, as the singers, led by Rev. Donna Cox, engaged the crowd with clapping, dabbing, and other crowd-pleasing moves. Sophomores and juniors missed out on a fantastic performance, as demonstrated by the palpable energy of the student body in Darby Auditorium.