The Saint Paul’s Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion served their first all-school mass of the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday, August 10th.
The first mass of every school year is always special because the Ministers, seniors selected by Jeff Ramon, the Saint Paul’s campus minister, get the opportunity to serve the student body and their families.
This first mass went exceptionally well, according to the faculty and Mr. Ramon, who said, “Our participation as a community was outstanding. It’s without question that joining in prayer aloud in our responses and singing brings a special atmosphere to our worship. When you have 900 voices joining together, the result is usually spectacular, and I certainly think we were close to that number at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Not full participation that we strive for, but certainly the closest I have felt in years.”
Serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion requires a higher standard of conduct, reverence, and optimism.
Mr. Ramon has made that known to the Ministers. “The answer to this is simple. The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should emulate Christ in all their daily activities. They should be examples of model Saint Paul’s students who always abide by our traditions, code of conduct, and academic standards of excellence. We are excited to exceed these expectations while serving the Saint Paul’s Community.”
Senior Minister Trevor Flood comments, “It’s an honor to be able to serve my community in this way. It’s truly a powerful experience to be a part of. I have always looked up to those serving us, especially the Extraordinary Ministers at Saint Paul’s. I hope to lead by example as I wish to be a role model for the younger generation at Saint Paul’s.”
As the year goes by, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will continue to serve the school community and offer an example to those younger than they are.