LOWELL -- Lowell Catholic assembled students, faculty and staff from grades 1-12 recently in the Keith Gymnasium for a school-wide Mass.
The Mass was hosted by seventh- and eighth-graders, who presented the gifts and offered Gospel readings, while high-school students were altar servers and Eucharistic ministers.
The Rev. Marc Bishop of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlboro said the Mass in robes he brought with him from the Vatican.
The cohesiveness and commitment of LC's expanded school community were evident throughout the Mass. The Joyful Noise Musical Ensemble, LC's choir, hit all the right notes and set the tone for a beautiful and spiritual service.
"The Mass really demonstrated that there is an integration of grades coming together as a whole school community," said Deacon Fran Burke, Lowell Catholic's director of spiritual life commented. "But I was particularly moved by the strength of the choir, which has grown significantly in participation over the past year. The choir is a wonderful representation of all LC students. It was as if every facet of student life at LC was represented and singing from the heart with school pride."
LOWELL -- Lowell Catholic will host Catholic and private schools from across the Merrimack Valley at the Southern Merrimack Valley Secondary Fair on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Students in sixth through eighth grades and their families are invited to attend and discuss secondary-school options with more than 17 schools. As students and families begin the exciting journey of selecting a high school, the Southern Merrimack Valley Secondary Fair at Lowell Catholic offers them an opportunity to learn about numerous schools in one evening.
For more information, visit www.lowellcatholic.org, or contact Kristina Hills, director of admissions, at email@example.com.