With only a few weeks left before graduation, members of the Mount Saint Mary College Class of 2021 gathered at the Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary on Saturday, May 1 for a Mass and a toast to their soon-to-be alma mater.
Fr. Gregoire Fluet, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry at the Mount, celebrated the special Mass for Mount seniors.
During his homily, Fr. Fluet noted that the seniors have already proven their skill and dedication – the first step to making an impact in adult life.
"You wouldn't have gotten here if you didn't take your responsibilities seriously," he said. "The reality is, my dear friends, you have the knowledge...you have completed this course of study. You have the knowledge that is necessary to go to the next step, whatever that step might be – a hospital setting, a business setting, teaching [or] media arts."
He also encouraged the seniors to keep service close to their hearts: "No greater joy can come than to give of yourself to others," said Fr. Fluet.
Also during the Mass, Fr. Fluet offered a general blessing for most students and a hand blessing for theNursing students, since their hands are the most important healing tool a nurse has.
After the Mass, the seniors enjoyed cupcakes and a champagne toast outside the chapel.
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Later this month, the Mount will recognize more than 500 graduates of the Class of 2021 – as well as many graduates from the Class of 2020 – at the college's annual Commencement ceremony.