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SJA Celebrates Feast of Immaculate Conception

With the student body divided between its two gymnasiums, St. Joseph’s Academy celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. Father David Allen and Father Kevin Zubel were the presiders.

Readers for the two masses were Molly Ashworth, Laura Purgerson, Lauren Quebedeaux, Rachel Thompson, Hannah Vaughan, Burgin Rome, Molly Ritter, Ava Kathryn Nesbit and Anna White. 

Lending their musical talents to the service were cantors Ella Kate Aucoin, Alexandra Hulse, 
Kaitlyn Savoie and Maria Hargrave. Keyboardists were Aimee Urdiales and Martha O’Hara. The liturgy choirs were under the direction of Danielle Laird and senior Cate Arms. 

The mass in the Academy Student Center was livestreamed on SJA’s Facebook page. It was produced by Media Coordinator Matt Smith and faculty members Sara Rounds and Meghan McGinty. Production assistants were members of the SJABR TV student organization: Abigail Martin, Carly McConnell, Megan Otterstetter, Isabella Record, Ellis Maughan, Evelyn Schaff, Andi Hayes and Loralei Robinson.

Both gatherings closed with the singing of the alma mater led by Cate Arms and Alana Buckley.

Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director

Photos by Jennifer M. Fontaine