Junior Ring Mass Members of the junior class received class rings after they were blessed at the annual Junior Ring Mass. Brother William addressed the class and his words captured the meaning of the event…
Your reception of this ring symbolizes the beginning of your senior year. It is important for you to understand the significance of being so closely connected with Xavier High School and with the 43 classes that have gone before you. The significance is symbolized on your school ring and more particularly on the school seal, which is embossed upon it. As you receive your ring may it symbolize your willingness to fulfill your commitment. May you respond to the challenge set before you to “Be a man; to perfect your mind by studying diligently; your will by doing good; your senses by appreciating things beautiful; your whole being by uniting yourself Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Norwich was the Principal Celebrant for the Mass.
to God who is ... The One, The True, The Good, The Beautiful.” Xavier Today
Graduation 2009 Page 14 Page 6 Pages 2–4 Dear Friends of Xavier, Brother William, C.F.X., Headmaster Farewell,