The Brother Rice community gathered on October 1, 2015 to celebrate servant leadership as represented by St. Therese and Blessed Edmund Rice. Senior Peer Minister Jack O’Sullivan shared his reflection on how the lives of St. Therese and Blessed Edmund are still teaching us important lessons today.
On September 10, 2015 the entire Brother Rice community gathered for the traditional opening of the school year liturgical celebration: the Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Father Mark encouraged students to try new things and leave their comfort zones. An integral part of the celebration was the commissioning of the Eucharistic Ministers and of the students who would serve as senior peer ministers. Peer ministers were presented with a cross to represent their ministry. Crosses were presented by Dr. Burns, president and Mr. Antos, principal.
The class of 2019 ended their Orientation Days by gathering for prayer in the South Gym. Senior peer ministers shared reflections on their spiritual development and lead the freshman in song and communal prayer.
Tuesday evening members of the class of 2015, thier families and their teahcers gathered to celebrate the Baccalaurete Liturgy. Father Mark presided and spoke on living a lfe to make St. Thomas More’s concept of Utopia a possibility. Seniors presented their moms with a carnation at the ‘Kiss of Peace’. A particularly poignant moment occured when friends of Cameron Fahey , who succumbed to cancer at the start of the school year, each presented Mrs. Fahey with a flower on Cam’s behalf. The liturgy was followed by a reception for the graguates and their families in the cafeteria.
The school community gathered for one last time in the 2014-15 school year to celebrate the life Blessed Edmund Rice. Fr. Mark Walter, chaplain of Brother Rice, focused on the importance of living out the school motto ‘Act Manfully in Christ Jesus’ during his homily and encouraged the students to always live Jesus in their hearts. Senior peer ministers had one final opportunity to serve the student body as Eucharistic Ministers. The Lyrical Fight Club enhanced the liturgy with music.