Year’s Theme Encourages Building Character Through Community and Compassion

Opening Mass Sets Tone for School Year

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Year’s Theme Encourages Building Character Through Community and Compassion

Following the traditional Opening Mass closing, seniors and others touched the statue of Christ outside the rotunda.

Following the traditional Opening Mass closing, seniors and others touched the statue of Christ outside the rotunda.

photo by Andrew Cawood

Following the traditional Opening Mass closing, seniors and others touched the statue of Christ outside the rotunda.

photo by Andrew Cawood

photo by Andrew Cawood

Following the traditional Opening Mass closing, seniors and others touched the statue of Christ outside the rotunda.

ECHO Staff

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As the Rocks gathered in Steinhauser Gymnasium, they received a Mass program stating a powerful challenge: “Do Unto Others as you would have them Do Unto You” (6:3 1).  The significance of that challenge became clear as the school year’s theme poster was revealed with the following words appearing on a green and white background: “Community, Compassion, Character.”

As they addressed the assembly, Senior Class President Cian Callahan and Principal Dan Zoeller reiterated the theme, pointing out the importance of building character by connecting with others and demonstrating compassion.

Members of the Class of 1969, holding their 50th reunion this year, were acknowledged during the Mass, concelebrated by Chaplain Fr. Dave Zettel, a 1958 alumnus, and 2000 Trinity graduate Fr. Brandon DeToma.

 

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