Twenty-seven seniors at St. Bernard Prep School were honored recently during a Dedication Mass in the Abbey Church. The ceremony was concelebrated by Abbot Cletus Meagher, Chairman of the Board; Fr. Joel Martin, President; and Fr. Bede Marcy, School Chaplain.
Addressing the senior class, Abbot Cletus said, “Our world needs godly men and women, people whose lives are based on principle, on the discipline of love and a wisdom that is from God. You have been blessed with many of these gifts and talents.”
He further said, “Recognize those gifts, accept the responsibility that corresponds to the gift, and give thanks to God for such gifts.”
Following the homily, the members of the senior were given a Benedictine-cross medal as a sign of their commission to be leaders in the student body. Students were encouraged to wear their Benedictine- cross medals with pride to remind them of the privilege and dignity that is theirs to share in Christ.
Music for the mass was provided by Dr. Rebecca Whited.