Fr. Dominic celebrates Homecoming Mass at St. Patrick

One longstanding tradition of Homecoming Week at St. Patrick is having Mass the day before the Homecoming game. Fr. Dominic Pham of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach was the celebrant for yesterday’s Mass. The homecoming court was presented to the whole school and they participated in the different roles of the Mass, such as reading the selected readings and presenting the gifts. Fr. Dominic reminded the students that their purpose is “to be sons and daughters of God in the world and to spread the love of God to everyone.”

He gave an awesome narrative of his family’s escape from Vietnam and tied it in with his overall message for the St. Patrick student body. Many students were impressed by the priest’s homily.  Senior, Skylar Trosclair said, “He talked about how nothing is possible without God and I think that is so very true. I think a lot of students forget that our school is centered around God and without him, we could do nothing.”

Thursday was also the Homecoming Classic Luncheon where the students enjoyed a nice meal that consisted of chicken alfredo, salad, and garlic bread. Parents of students helped volunteer with serving desserts and drinks and decorating the cafeteria.

Homecoming Week is a week dedicated to raising the morale of the school and getting students excited for the school year.

If you wish to learn more about Mass at the school or if you have any general questions for the religion department, please contact Mr. Terry Creel.

Story by: Andrew Lechner; Photo credit: Andrew Lechner