Of all the students from grades six through twelve, 54 of them are servers for Mass so Father Jeremy and Angie Dillon, Server Program Coordinator, did a short refresher after Tuesday’s all-school Mass. Many of these students serve Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s or their home parish and they serve for school Masses and funerals during the week and on Saturdays.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Franciscan Activity Center
$10,000 Grand Prize for Raffle–woo hoo!
Catering by Fast Eddies–yum yum!
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Mansfield St. Peter’s Boy Scout Troop 121, Mayor Tim Theaker, and others held a celebration at the South Park Block House in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.
Written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry, the song quickly became a favorite of live bands who played during public events. President Woodrow Wilson eventually made an official order that the Star Spangled Banner be played at military-related events, and shortly after that, the tune became America’s national anthem. A short service was held at the South Park Block House, including traditional cannon-fire, the raising of the flag, and the singing of the National Anthem.
“I take great pride in living here in this country, especially in Mansfield,” said Mayor Tim Theaker. “The veterans, the army, the navy, and the military do so much and put their lives on the line for us every time they go out. We can only honor them in what we do.”
Aside from the ceremony held by St. Peter’s Boy Scout Troop, historical re-enactors participated to give attendees a taste of what life in the 1800s was like, complete with period authentic clothing and accessories.
Thank you to Scoutmaster Chris Baldasare for this story and photos.
The plan was to make a quick stop to the 5th grade band class and take a few photos for the new school brochure but we were so impressed that we stayed and took some video of one of the first practices with Mr. Friend and his 5th grade band students.
Keep in mind they have only been working for a few weeks to get “in sync” with each other. Those of you who play an instrument or played in the band just a few or many years ago will remember the “beginnings” of your musical career!
And then we thought it would be fun to tape the veteran high school band members who continue to perfect their skills.
We appreciate the performances these students provide for us during the holidays and community parades and we applaud Mr. Friend for his patience and passion for the St. Peter’s band and music program!
5th Grade Band
High School Band