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Archbishop Schnurr celebrates Mass at Incarnation School

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April 1, 2011

DAYTON DEANERY — Students, faculty and staff at Incarnation School in Centerville welcomed Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr as he visited their school community for the first time and celebrated Mass with them March 18.


The archbishop’s homily focused on the rules children have in their lives at home and on the playground, as he spoke of the Ten Commandments as the rules by which Catholics live. When he asked the student congregation which rules are most important, many hands were raised. Archbishop Schnurr pointed to one student who said, “The commandments are the most important because they are the holy rules.”


“Smiles could be seen on the faces of all in the church as we witnessed the faith of this young child,” said Susan DiGiorgio, assistant principal. “For most children this is the first opportunity for them to meet an archbishop, and it is a memory they will most likely treasure forever.”


After Mass Archbishop Schnurr toured Incarnation School classrooms along side Cheryl Reichel, principal.  


Photos by Jeff Unroe

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Kate Gayonski, a first grader at Incarnation School, was happy meet Archbishop Schnurr. Incarnation student Ella Faessler shares a hymnal and sings with her teacher, Colleen McWhorter, during Mass.
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