Strong Spiritual Life

Strong Spiritual Life
Posted on 08/31/2017
Opening School Mass

A strong spiritual life is a key component in the development of each student at Remsen St. Mary’s. The new school year began with a strong lineup of spiritual life events.


On the first day of class, every student attended an opening prayer service at the grotto. It was a beautiful ceremony and a beautiful morning. The first flag raising ceremony of the year was held right after the prayer service, and then the annual ringing of the original school bell signaled the beginning of a new school year.


Sr. Mary Consolation of the Afflicted, from the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara religious order, and also an RSM 2006 graduate, spoke to the elementary, middle, and high school students about her call to the religious life. She reminded the students to pray to God asking Him what He wants them to do in life. The students asked many questions about her vocation and the work of her order. The school community really appreciates Sr. Consolation taking time out of her home visit to spend with the students.


The all school opening Mass was held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at St. Mary’s Church. New students and teachers were introduced to everyone, and the seniors presented the kindergarten students with “Class of 2030” t-shirts. Everyone enjoyed a picnic meal outdoors on the church grounds afterward.


The next morning, the Sacrament of Reconciliation was celebrated at the church. Six area priests, including Fr. Bill McCarthy, Fr. Paul Eisele, Fr. Dan Guenther, Fr. Roger Linnan, Fr. Terry Roder, and Fr. Dan Greving, ministered the sacrament.  Senior CLT members led the examination of conscience.