I shared a few heart touching moments with Bellarmine High School Graduates of 2000 Saturday evening. They had come to enjoy each other's company at their tenth reunion.
I spent some precious time with the planner of the liturgy or Mass, who also led the singing at that Mass, along with a guitar player and a pianist. All three were graduates of Bellarmine.
(Did you know the word Mass comes from the Latin word, mitto, mittere, which means sent? The last exchange between the priest and the congregation in Latin was this: "Ite, Missa est.--Go, the Mass is ended---" to which the congregation responded "Deo Gratias..." Thanks be to God." The meaning of this was now that we have, in the presence of God and each other, celebrated, in word and song, the life, death, and resurrection, let us leave this place and go out and, in word, thought, and deed, lovingly support others as Jesus would.)I volunteered to preside at that Mass and enjoyed every moment of it...
After the Mass, those who attended joined the other graduates outside for lively conversation and a tasty barbecue meal.
I found this to be a wonderful warm day... thanks you, Bellarmine Graduates, 2000!!!