Catholic schools to gather for Unity Mass
April 2, 2012
DAYTON — For the first time, every Catholic school student from Middletown to Celina and Springfield to Greenville is invited join together as significant members of an important “whole” at the Catholic Schools Unity Mass on April 25 at 10 a.m. at UD Arena.
On behalf of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, Jim Rigg, archdiocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, the Dayton Catholic Schools Office, and Kathleen Stechschulte and Julie Taylor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Unity Mass co-chairs, 10,000 students have been invited to sing, pray and celebrate their faith together.
The theme is “We Are One Body” as represented by the student unity entry procession that includes a student from each of the area’s six high schools and 28 grade schools. UD Arena will come alive with the voices of the Creative Spirit Choir (representing five grade schools), the Immaculate Conception Rock band, a brass quintet and UD’s liturgical team. Schools are funding their own transportation for the event and in the true sense of unity some have even “adopted” another school needing assistance with funding buses.
According to the organizers, “Students will return to their communities inspired by this Eucharistic celebration that makes our Catholic school mission and core beliefs tangible and relevant.”