Montini Catholic seniors gathered at Christ the King Church in Lombard for a special Commissioning Mass on the evening of Wednesday, September 9th. "Senior Commissioning Mass is the first opportunity for our new seniors to establish themselves as leaders of our student body," said the senior class moderator and teacher, Eric Brechtel. "The ceremony cements the expectations we have for them as role models, while also reminding them that we, as the adults and parents in the community, believe in them and will support them on their journey to graduation and the real world."
Father Jeff Stoneberg of Christ the King Parish in Lombard presided at the Mass. "Through your participation as seniors in the Montini Catholic family, you are being called to a greater responsibility to take initiative and to help the Montini family grow as a Christian community," said Mr. Brechtel during the beginning of the commissioning ceremony after the Mass. Seniors were invited to express their willingness to work together toward a positive growth-filled year as they look forward to their senior year.
Montini Catholic High School was founded in 1966 and is a four-year comprehensive private Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school, located in Lombard, Illinois. Today, Montini Catholic has graduated more than 6,000 students, 99% of whom have gone on to college. All faiths are welcomed members of the Montini Catholic family.