Grandparents Day Brings Students and Grandparents Closer Together

Senior Ryan Hill enjoys Grandparents Day with his grandparents, Mr. Larry Abbott and Mrs. Linda Abbott. (Photo Credit: Mimi Monteiro)

St. Paul’s annual celebration of Grandparents Day was held on Friday, October 14. The celebration is meant to bring families together and share the tradition and values of St. Paul’s School.  Hundreds of students gathered in the Briggs Assembly Center with their grandparents following an early school dismissal. 

Seniors Josh McClain and Matthew Moffatt lead the congregation in prayer. (Photo Credit: Mimi Monteiro)

School President Bro. Ray Bulliard, FSC provided opening remarks for the celebration and welcomed Blake Bollinger and his brother to lead everyone in an opening prayer. The event included a performance by the Liturgical Band and JROTC Cadets. The Mother’s Club provided food and drinks, music, and decorations. As always, Bro. Ray spoke with great eloquence to students and their grandparents. Bro. Ray challenged students to share the important and remarkable aspects student life at St. Paul’s with their families, especially their grandparents.

Senior Michael Valliant participates in mass with his grandfather. (Photo Credit: Mimi Monteiro)

Senior Christian Pagliarulo attended Grandparents Day with his grandmother Janet Hines. “I was glad to have attended Grandparents day for my final year here to experience what it really is all about one last time.” Students and grandparents alike enjoyed a delightful celebration of family and love. Junior Devin Powers’s grandmother Ann Foreman said, “It was a joy to see how careful Bro. Ray is for each child, and I can’t wait to come next year.”

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