On May 5, ninety first grade boys and girls from St. Mary’s Academy received for the first time the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. They had been preparing for this honor all year in Religion class, especially by their first confessions, which they had made a few weeks before. A high mass was celebrated in the Auditorium by Fr. Rutledge, attended by the first communicants and their families. Afterwards, the children processed to Our Lady’s Circle to honor the Mother of Christ by singing hymns and crowning her their queen.
On May 3, at the Confirmation ceremony at the Assumption Chapel in St. Marys, Kansas, his Excellency Bernard Fellay told the confirmands, “You’re a soldier now. Be ready to receive some blows.”
We have all recently experienced a great loss. The fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was a tragic and devastating event witnessed by millions around the world.
Departing from St. Marys on Tuesday of Holy Week, the 9th Grade Boys' class was looking forward to spending the Triduum and Easter at the beautiful Seminary in Virginia.