Campus Ministry Team hosts praise and worship rally

On Wednesday, January 31, the St. Patrick Campus Ministry Team put on a praise and worship rally from 1-3 for the student body and faculty. The rally consisted of upbeat music by Wing and a Prayer, entertaining and thought-provoking skits, a talk by Father Colten Symmes, the sacrament of Reconciliation available for all, and adoration.

The week of January 28 – February 3 is Catholic Schools Week. Catholic schools around the globe celebrate what makes them unique and hold events to honor their faith. To see the events taking place at St. Patrick during CSW 2018, click here.

“I love the rally that we had today,” said freshman Anthony Bui. “I feel like it left a big impact on us, the students, just seeing Christ Himself, and spending a whole hour with Him was just mesmerizing. My favorite part was when the deacon went around with the monstrance and got right up close to us in the bleachers. It made my day.”

Senior and Campus Ministry team member Mackenzie Rodrigue helped plan the day. “It was really fun to actually be a part of putting the rally all together and to experience it from a different point of view than I normally would,” said Rodrigue. “It was really moving to sit in silence with my entire school and to just all praise the one God together.”

“I was very touched by the music,” said faculty member Susie Tavel, “our Campus Ministry’s skits, Fr. Colten’s talk, and the overall amazing atmosphere. It makes me so proud to work at St. Patrick when I get to spend two hours like that with my peers and students. Amazing day!”

The Campus Ministry Team would like to thank Mrs. Previto for spending countless hours making sure the day would be successful, Wing and a Prayer for providing amazing music, Father Colten for giving an insightful talk and all of the priests and deacons present who helped with confession, and Mr. Buckley and the entire administration for promoting such an impactful event. “I feel like what happened today was special,” said junior Jamie Stanovich. “The Holy Spirit was truly present – you could feel it. I’m proud of what our Campus Ministry was able to put together, and I think this was the highlight of Catholic Schools Week.”

Story by Richard Springer