2020 Mother-Son Mass Focuses on the Irreplaceable Role of Mothers

Posted November 18, 2020 / Last updated November 23, 2020

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The traditional of holding an annual Mother-Son Mass carried on November 14, 2020, giving Blue Jays the chance to spend a morning with their mothers while reflecting on the spiritual and worldly importance of motherhood.

This year, the morning took place on Carrollton and Banks at the Chapel of the North American Martyrs, giving mothers and sons a chance to experience this touchstone of Jesuit student life together. Mass was celebrated by Jesuit’s president, Fr. John Brown, S.J., and was concelebrated by Chaplain Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J. Attendees were treated to music provided by members of the Jesuit mass choir.

Fr. John Brown’s homily implored Blue Jays to thank God for the special, inalienable gift of their mothers. To mothers, he added: “Thank you so much for trusting your sons to Jesuit High School from 8 to 3, and thank you for the love that you have shown your sons 24–7.”

Watch Fr. Brown’s Homily at the Mother-Son Mass

Two Masses were celebrated to facilitate safe social distancing practices. Gift bearers at the first Mass were Colin and Amy Falcon; at the second Mass, Ben and Kelly Bogart served as gift bearers.

Three Blue Jays told stories honoring their mothers. Seniors Owen Ettinger, Zacharie Casebonne, and F. Walker Mannino each highlighted the importance of their mothers in their lives.

Watch Owen Ettinger’s Speech on his Mother Stephanie

Watch Zacharie Casebonne’s Speech on his Mother Dawn

Watch Walker Mannino’s Speech on his Mother Michelle