Friday was Padua's annual Closing Liturgy. As is Padua tradition, each year on the seniors' last day of classes, our community gathers together one last time to celebrate Mass. On this day, we honor our seniors, our staff members celebrating service anniversaries, and the entire Padua Sisterhood.
We were honored to have our school pastor, Father Mark Wrightson, to preside for the Mass. In his homily, he spoke to the Class of 2019, "Apply yourself from the Padua experience to your experiences in the world. Take what you have been given here and allow it to intersect with those you will meet, whether they had anything to do with Padua or not. Bring the Gospel and its values to a world that needs it desperately."
Congratulations to those staff members celebrating service anniversaries:
Mrs. Vanessa Vavala - 25 years
Mrs. Jennifer Buchanan - 20 years Mrs. Denise Vitollo - 20 years Mr. Michael Julian - 10 years Ms. Michelle Schneider - 10 years Mr. Michael Sheehan - 10 years Mrs. Meghan Furlong - 5 years Ms. Michelle Keefe - 5 years
Mrs. Susan Poppiti - 5 years Ms. Jessica Tabolt - 5 years