The voices of the vocal chamber ensemble, echoing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” heralded the completion of one of Chaminade’s most important events yesterday, Thursday, October 1.
On his way out, the Pope marched down the center aisle and passed by where the Flyers were sitting. He waved to them and others in attendance, then made his way out of the Garden. There was a heavenly feeling left in the room as the Holy Father walked out. It was an experience of a lifetime for the Flyers, and a memory that will last forever.
[I]n life, we can take the road that more and more people take in modern society, the road of selfishness, or we can follow the road to the Cross, the dusty road in Jerusalem to self-denial and self-sacrifice.
The main celebrant at Thursday’s Mass was Father Andrew Garnett, the Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in West Islip. Father Andrew graduated from Chaminade in 2006, and Thursday marked the first time he returned to Chaminade to lead Mass.
As the Class of 2019 began their high-school journey, they were introduced to the idea of the “Chaminade Man” and other Chaminade traditions during their 3-C Week which ran from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4.