Last Sunday we celebrated a rite of passage in the lives of our high school seniors. They gathered for the Baccalaureate Mass where they were blessed and given a gift of a cross on a key chain. As each individual came forward Father Luke and I crafted a blessing that attempted to capture the unique personality of each student. It was a very emotional moment for me as I have seen these young people mature in grace and wisdom. Some have been altar servers, others lectors, still others have gone on mission trips to Jamaica and the
H.O.M.E. mission in Maine. A few years back they were part of our Confirmation program. It is my prayer that the presence of St. Luke’s Church has been a positive influence in their lives.
Fr. Bob Hawkins