By Jack Sadler ’21
Called to Holiness
Called to Holiness is an after-school prayer service that provides an opportunity for students of Chaminade and other schools on Long Island to consider their vocations as Catholics. The event is also open to those who may not feel called to a religious life but would like to support people in following their vocations. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, September 27, and Eucharistic adoration begins at 7:30 P.M.. There will be witness talks from a Marianist Brother, a Sister of Life, and a diocesan priest. Bishop Barres will also join the students in worship. Free dinner and dodgeball will cap off the night.
Gold Star Mass
Chaminade’s annual Gold Star Mass, one of the most important events of the year, is next Thursday, October 3rd. The Mass is held in honor of Chaminade’s 56 Gold Star Alumni who gave their lives for our country. As in past years, the families of the Gold Star Alumni are invited back for the celebration of the mass. At the conclusion of the mass, the names of all the Gold Star alumni are read aloud as the Chaminade family reflects upon their sacrifice.
50th Reunion of the Class if 1969
The bond between friends made at Chaminade is unlike any other. Next week, the class of 1969 will come back to Chaminade and see faces they possibly have not seen for decades. Much has changed at Chaminade during this timespan, so seeing how the school has evolved over the past five decades will certainly be most exciting for these alumni.
Sodality Opening Prayer Service
On Monday, September 23, members of the Sodality of Our Lady of the Pillar gathered in Darby Auditorium for the Sodality Opening Prayer Service. The Gold Glee Club led the assembly in song while Father Peter, Chaplain at Chaminade, read the Gospel and reflected on the gifts we are offered by God through Sodality and how we can share them with others in our lives. The Eucharist was then placed in the monstrance after which the members of Sodality processed down Jackson Avenue to the chapel. Students were invited to enter the chapel anytime after school for personal prayer.
Academic Awards Ceremony
The Academic Awards Ceremony was held this past Thursday, September 26. The ceremony takes time out of the school day to recognize those who have achieved great academic success in the 2018-2019 year. In the Activity-Athletic Center, the Assistant Principal for Academics, Mr. Robert Paul ‘92, began the ceremony by recognizing the students who earned the highest overall averages in their respective classes. Then, all those who made honor roll by earning an 89.5 average or higher were called to the stage to receive a pin symbolizing their achievement. Finally, Mr. Vincent Jeffrey ‘04, the moderator of the National Honor Society at Chaminade, announced the names of the new inductees to the service organization. Congratulations to all students for their academic successes.
Varsity Soccer Game
The varsity soccer team played the Kellenberg Firebirds on Tuesday, September 24th. The Flyers had excellent performances from both offense and defense. Jason Leyden ’20, James London ’20, and Jack Doherty ’21 all scored to lead the team’s offense, and the defense held Kellenberg to a shutout. The Flyers captured the win with a 3-0 final score.