Monday, the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, was a celebration of community.
“Understanding the importance of serving the larger community outside the walls of Xavier, we would like to recognize the following seniors who have completed and logged at least 100 hours of community service in their time at Xavier,” Campus Ministry Director Peter Lyons said.
Seniors must have completed 65 hours of service in their four years, 30 as a senior. Close to 40 seniors have reached triple digits:
Andre Abarientos, Christopher Beaudoin, Damien Bianchi, Marcelo Burno, Nolan Burn, John Carrozzella, Adam Chasse, Nate Correia, Nick Cusano, Ryan Gerry, Kevin Gilhuly, Isaac Gonzalez, Chris Jacy, Stephen King, Tristan Kolb, Shea Krassner, Liam Lawler, Andrew Liptak, Nate Lowry, Michael McCauley, Aidan Muldoon, Jack Nowosad, Matt O’Connor, Justin Patenaude, Aiden Pesce, Andrew Quintana, Matthew Reardon, Patrick Rigg, Jack Roy, Liam Sheeley, Spencer Thompson, Matthew Tracy, Sheel Vallam, Steve Wohlmuth, Mitchell Wollen, and Nikita Zuev.
On Tuesday, there will be a Xavier apparel day, with the money raised going to Saint John Paul II School in Middletown. Many students from this school attend Xavier or Mercy, and the three schools have close ties, whether it be retreats or academic meetings between the three schools.
Other Catholic Schools Week highlights include celebrating our nation on Wednesday where valentines for veterans will be made in religion class, and on Thursday honoring and praying for those with Xavier ties in the religious life. Thursday also is the Feast of Saint Blaise, when the blessing of the throats occurs. Friday a pancake breakfast will honor faculty, staff and volunteers. Friday also is the Junior Ring Mass, where junior receive their class rings.