On the morning of Friday, January 27th, Brother Martin High School gathered in celebration of a Catholic Schools Week Mass. Fr. Andrew Taormina celebrated the liturgy, and he remarked during his homily that Catholic schools like Brother Martin are beacons of light that encourage young people to love God and love one's neighbor as Jesus taught us.
Afterward, Assistant Principal for Discipline & Attendance, Mr. Gerald Ursin III '07, thanked our Crusaders for the reverent way they conducted themselves during Mass, pointing out how their respect for God and His liturgy truly demonstrates what it means to be a man of character, a Brother Martin Crusader.
First Reading: (Read by: Logan Coe)
"First the Lord degraded the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the end, he has glorified the seaward road, the land west of the Jordan, the District of the Gentiles. Anguish has taken wing, dispelled is darkness: for there is no gloom where but now there was distress. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom, a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as people make merry when dividing spoils. For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, and the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, as on the day of Midian."
Gospel: (Read by: Fr. Andrew Taormina)
"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father."
Introduced by Advancement and Alumni Director, Mr. Kenny Spellman '84, the St. Aloyisus Class of 1966 spoke to our Crusaders before Mass about the importance of taking advantage of the many resources that Brother Martin provides to its students.
Gil Brechtel '66 SA, John Collins '66 SA, Mike Flick '66 SA, Cliff Giffin '66 SA, and Walter McDonnell '66 SA serve on the St. Aloysius Class of 1966 Scholarship Campaign Committee. The class raised more than $87,000, easily surpassing their original goal of $75,000. The committee continues to work to increase the scholarship total. We would like to thank these alumni for joining us for our Mass today.