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.
Students gathered in the darkened gym to commemorate the Seven Last Statements of Christ. Peer ministers lead a meditation on each of the seven last statements of Christ as recorded in the gospels. Images that the peer ministers chose were displayed to accompany each meditation. The Lyrical Fight Club added appropriate musical responses throughout the meditation.
The Brother Rice community gathered to celebrate the feasts of St. Patrick & St. Joseph. Additionally, the mass celebrated the contributions of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers to Brother Rice High School.
A unique feature at this mass was the contributions of Mr. Max Dunne and members of the Irish Music Club to the music of the celebration.