De La Salle Senior Ring Mass Letter
Dear Parents and Seniors of the Class of 2018:
There are many exciting and memorable moments of one’s high school career, and August 25th marks one of these important events. Friday, August 25th, is the De La Salle Senior Ring Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church. On this day the Class of 2018 will be installed as the Senior Class of De La Salle High School.
The Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church on the campus of Loyola University. Seniors do not report to school on this day, and they must arrive outside the church by 9:45 a.m., as the ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. Parents and guests of seniors will be seated in appointed rows and ushered in by student council members. Please be reminded that the entire student body will be present for this ceremony, and seating will be at a premium. There are no tickets for this event, and we expect the church to be completely filled. We recommend no more than four guests per senior, and please understand that we cannot guarantee seating.
Additional instructions will be given to the Seniors on Thursday, August 24th, when they rehearse during their “B” period class. Mr. Tony Behan, Mr. Justin Martineau, Mr. Chris Perrone, Mr. Paul Kelly and Mr. Michael Giambelluca will all be assisting in the organization of this special ceremony. Particular emphasis will be made to the Seniors at their rehearsal regarding the importance of their behavior at the Ring Mass.
On the day of the Senior Ring Mass, the Seniors’ attire must be appropriate for a church event. The boys should wear a shirt with a tie; a sport coat is optional. The girls must wear dresses or pant suits that are also appropriate for church. The dresses must be appropriate in length and sundresses must be worn with a jacket or some type of wrap. If you have any questions regarding appropriate dress, do not hesitate to call the school and ask for Mr. Perrone.
We would also like to remind you that this ceremony takes place within the context of the Holy Mass, so all family members must be instructed that their demeanor during the liturgy and ceremony must be reflective of this serious occasion.
This ceremony is mandatory for each Senior, as each student is an important member of De La Salle’s Class of 2018. Even if your son/daughter is not receiving a Senior ring, he/she will still be called forward, and it will appear as if each Senior is receiving a Senior ring. At this time, Barberito Photographers will take an individual photo of each senior, which will be made available for purchase. If the student has a De La Salle legacy ring, please make sure the student brings that ring to Mr. Kelly or Mrs. D’Antoni no later than Wednesday, the 23rd.
This ceremony is the official beginning of your son/daughter’s Senior year at De La Salle, and we certainly hope that you and your family will be able to join us for this celebration. The Mass should last until approximately 11:45 a.m., at which time Seniors will be allowed to leave with their families.
Thank you and God bless.
Paul Kelly, ‘83