Mount St. Mary Celebrates Junior Ring Mass

The Mount St. Mary Academy Class of 2020 participated in the time-honored tradition of receiving their senior rings at Our Lady of Holy Souls Church on Sunday, April 28. Following their entering procession and a call to worship by Junior Class Vice President Sarah Johnson, the 114 juniors celebrated Mass with their families to mark their call to leadership as next year’s seniors. Guided by the verse “Be still and know that I am God,” which was chosen as the class theme during their retreat earlier in April, the students will wear the rings as a symbol of their class unity and leadership – just as previous years’ senior classes have done


MSM Chaplain Msgr. Lawrence Frederick blessed the senior rings during the special Mass. The following Eucharistic Ministers for 2019-2020 were installed, as well: Grace Blagg, Anne-Marie Elser, Sophie Mammarelli, Ireland McNally, Naomi Moreland, Amelia Ochoa, Anna Palmer, Olivia Spohn, Kaitlin Tarini and Lily Wewers.


After the special Mass, the juniors gathered outside the church for photos and the long-standing tradition of asking family and friends to turn their rings. The turning represents the year of graduation; therefore, for the Class of 2020, the rings were turned 20 times. Congratulations to next year’s leaders: the Mount St. Mary Academy Class of 2020!

Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.