Royalmont students show support for the pope
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
ST. ANDREW DEANERY — Students at Royalmont Academy, a private, Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, participated in several activities to show their support for Pope Benedict XVI and to pray for him.
|Students at Royalmont Academy are showing their support for the pope and the church. (Courtesy photo)|
On April 16, the pope’s 86th birthday, the students sang “Happy Birthday,” enjoyed a birthday treat and offered their prayers for the Holy Father. At an all-school Mass that day, the student body, staff and parents in attendance said a special prayer for the pope.
“Our support for the Holy Father is unconditional, and so we pray for him as a school community during Mass and participate in these activities as a witness of this support. It’s our way of standing by him in the midst of the storm,” commented Tony Ferraro, Royalmont Academy’s executive director and principal.
The school also held a special assembly on April 19 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election as pope.