The Octave of Easter was indeed a happy day for our Thomas More Community. Not only was it the conclusion of a whole week of Easter and the welcoming of two saints, but the celebration of three of our very own entering the Church. The occasion was one of joy and festivity.
Most Sundays students go their separate ways to Mass, service, to teach CCD or perhaps travel home for the weekend. The day tends to be quiet as students drop in for an all morning brunch in the school cafe and buckle down to finishing essays, readings and cups of tea.
On this occasion, after the return from the Easter vacation, excitement grew and grew. The nine-thirty mass at the local parish, St. Patrick’s, was extra full with almost the entire student body, faculty, staff and their families present. After the homily father stepped into the center and called forward three people to be received into the Church, confirmed and partake in the Holy Eucharist: a junior, a freshman and a long-time staff member. After Mass, faculty, students, staff and various alumni headed to campus for a spectacular brunch. True festivity was enjoyed by the entire community swelling with pride and joy for the three souls in their midst. President Fahey made a fitting toast to the college’s new family member’s.
Over the past few years there has been a steady stream of conversions to the Faith at Thomas More. The College enjoys an energetic community of both Catholics and non-Catholics, united by their pursuit of Truth.