Blue Jays Bond With Moms at Mass & Breakfast
Hundreds of Blue Jays spent the morning of Saturday, Oct. 15, solidifying their relationships with their mothers at Jesuit’s 2016 Mother-Son Mass & Breakfast.
The morning began with Mass at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church on Baronne Street, which was celebrated by ICJC pastor Fr. Frank Reale, S.J., and concelebrated by Jesuit president Fr. Anthony McGinn, and Frs. Kevin Dyer, S.J., Don Saunder, S.J., and Fr. Jason Brauninger, S.J. In his opening remarks, Fr. Reale reminded attendees that Baronne Street is considered the original home of Jesuit education in New Orleans. The Jesuit choir, accompanied by IMJC organist Paul Wattigny and directed by Mr. Jeremy Reuther ’01 and Mr. Scott Delatte ’06, provided music for the Eucharistic celebration.
After Mass, Blue Jays and their mothers walked across the street for a delicious breakfast at The Roosevelt Hotel. The menu included coffee and juice, pastries, yogurt with fresh berries and granola, and scrambled eggs and bacon.
After breakfast senior Davis Martin honored his mother, Missy, and invited his fellow Blue Jays to thank their mothers for the special role they play in their lives. In his closing remarks, Fr. McGinn referred to research that indicates a boy’s optimism is often determined by the optimistic outlook of his mother.
Jesuit offers its thanks to Fr. Reale and the parishioners of ICJC for their warm welcome and to all those who participated in this annual meaningful event of connection.
Photos courtesy of Loupe Photography.