The CBA community celebrated Founder’s Day with a Mass, a special send-off to the senior class and a picnic under beautiful sunny skies at Alibrandi Stadium on May 15.
Father Chris Ballard of Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville was the celebrant at Mass.
“Don’t ever forget where you came from,” Father Chris said. “Be forever grateful for the people God has put in your life-parents, grandparents, teachers and friends. Know that God is at work and faith will get you through the tough times. It will get you through life.”
Seniors took part in the Mass including Braedon Gait who sang and played the guitar to Something Beautiful; seniors Monica Hanson and Tim Pierret who did the readings; Michael DiGiorgio, the responsorial psalm; Sarah Lester and Morgan Liptak, the general intercessions; Connor Agnew, Grace Cherny, Lily Durkin and Deshawn Salter, the presentation of the gifts; Anna Do and Katie Rivito who sang the Communion Song Only Hope and Abby Capella who read a poem entitled Hallways.
Brother Joseph Jozwiak blessed the senior class, followed by senior chorus members Sam Lim, Brian Jordan, Joshua Lacey, Rivito and Do who led the chorus by singing Natasha Bedingfield’s song, Unwritten.
Also featured during the Mass was the presentation of a check for $7, 844 to Dom Cambereri of Syracuse Challengers Baseball. This year’s Lenten Drive supported the Syracuse Challenger’s Baseball Program. Monies raised by the students will help the Challengers build their “Field of Dreams” complex in Carrier Park in Dewitt.
Following Mass, underclassmen, faculty and staff had an opportunity to say good-bye to the seniors as they lined up on the track. High-fives, hugs, cheers and tears highlighted the hour send-off. The celebration culminated with a picnic sponsored by the Parents Club.
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