Lisa's Baccalaureate Mass - 1989
Each year, we attend the Baccalaureate Mass held in our district, inside the school. This is one way we can support the graduates and remind them, they are never forgotten. I remember attending this as a senior, although I didn't have a career of teachers there, the ones who did come, encouraged me. I hope to do the same for my previous students, friend's children, and those I've yet to meet. We all need to know someone is there to encourage and pray for us, especially at such a life changing moment in our lives.
Our school district does this service different than our school did, twenty-five years ago while some things are the same. One aspect I enjoyed about ours, we planned it all. Since we chose the theme, readings, colors, location, and all the details under the supervision...we were invested.
Another thing that is different, the reception after the ceremony was for our families whereas my home town school opens the Baccalaureate Mass to the public. I think this is wonderful, it allows the community to support the graduates and let them know there are more than just family, friends, and past teachers supporting them.
This is one of my fondest memories from senior year, I hope it is one your school district takes advantage of. An opportunity to inspire and pray for your graduates. Our mass was held in a church whereas now, it is held right in the school auditorium. This is so cool!
Another photo from my mass - a great night!
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