- Cullman, Alabama

October 28, 2013

St. Bernard Preparatory seniors honored at dedication mass


CULLMAN — Twenty-seven seniors at St. Bernard Prep School were honored recently during a dedication mass in the Abbey Church. The ceremony was concelebrated by Abbot Cletus Meagher, chairman of the board; Father Joel Martin, president; and Father Bede Marcy, school chaplain.

Addressing the senior class, Abbot Cletus said, “Our world needs godly men and women, people whose lives are based on principle, on the discipline of love and a wisdom that is from God. You have been blessed with many of these gifts and talents.”

He further stated, “Recognize those gifts, accept the responsibility that corresponds to the gift, and give thanks to God for such gifts.”

Following the homily, the members of the senior were given a Benedictine Cross medal as a sign of their commission to be leaders in the student body. Students were encouraged to wear their Benedictine Cross medals with pride to remind them of the privilege and dignity that is theirs to share in Christ.

Music for the mass was provided by Dr. Rebecca Whited.