CBA celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
The Mass, which was held in the Chapel, was streamed on the NFHS Network so that students could watch from their homerooms.
“Many Catholics are confused about this Holy Day,” said senior Annie Kilmartin in the Call to Worship. “Today’s feast celebrates the fact that Mary was chosen from the moment of her own conception in the womb of her mother, Anne, to be the mother of Jesus. God chose Mary and never let original sin touch her soul. Our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, entrusted the care of the young Institute to her care as “Mother and Queen of our schools.” As you listen to the readings today, be attentive to Mary’s response to God and how she rejoiced in being one of Gods’ chosen ones. What is your own response to God?”
Junior Kami Petrosillo lit two candles on the Advent Wreath to mark the second week of Advent.
Rev. Steve Surovick, SJ Assistant Director of Novices, St. Andrews’s Hall in Syracuse was the celebrant. Rob Lorenz, Jesuit Novice visitor, was an altar server. Peer Ministers Cody Miller, Emma Vercillo, Matthew Marsallo and Ryan Wendt did the readings. Brother Joseph Jozwiak delivered the homily and Jack Szatkowski read an act of spiritual communion.
Erin Moore and Jessica Tumajyan provided the music.