On Thursday, Sept. 20, over 350 grandparents attended Owensboro Catholic High School’s grandparent Mass and lunch. For over 30 years, Owensboro Catholic Schools has used this tradition as a way to promote and celebrate family.
“Grandparents are an integral part of a child’s life and we have a Mass that celebrates this sacred bond,” Tom Lilly, OCS president said.
Principal Gates Settle said the Future Farmers of America (FFA) helped as ushers, eucharistic Ministers and gift bearers.
For two hours, grandparents joined their grandchildren at Mass and then at lunch, another special environment for students and their parents and grandparents. Between the two, a student spoke to the attendees and then a guest speaker. This year, Father Bradley had a prayer for the grandparents and senior Abby Hagan gave a tribute.
“I gave the first grandparent talk 30 years ago, but I wasn’t a grandparent then,” said Lilly. “I am now an official card carrying member of the grandparent society.”
Each of the OCS campuses will have a Grandparent Mass and lunch this fall.