Montini Catholic students and staff gathered together to celebrate The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, December 8th in the school's gymnasium. The Mass was celebrated by Father Jim Antiporek, Pastor at St. Irene Parish in Warrenville.
"Hear, choose and act," said Father Antiporek in his homily, "according to the will of God."
The Catholic Holy Day of Obligation marks the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the fact that in anticipation of her role as the mother of Jesus, Mary was saved from the effects of original sin from the very instant she was conceived. "We are asked to listen for God's call and have the courage to answer 'yes' to His will for us," encouraged Father Antiporek.
Montini Catholic students and faculty celebrate Eucharist as a faith community throughout the school year. "Since Word and Eucharist are at the center of our faith, we at Montini feel that is it important to celebrate as a community," said Campus Minister Michael Blanchette. "Priests from our local parishes are invited to celebrate "for" and "with" us. This bridges the relationship the students have in their school with their home parishes."