This year at Maur Hill-Mount Academy, the students wanted to come up with a way to keep the Eucharist at the center of the homecoming week. They created a community-wide night of adoration in our school chapel between the homecoming rally on Wednesday night and the football game on Friday. On Thursday night, when the evening of adoration in our chapel took place, over 250 people attended (and it was optional). It was moving to see our students, families, and some Benedictine College students coming to the Lord during a week that is normally all about school spirit. It was clear the focus during the week was that the Lord, present in the Eucharist, was at the center of homecoming. To see the soon-to-be-named homecoming king and queen, along with other candidates, football and volleyball captains, and many other students kneeling before the Lord was inspirational. Heck, I looked over and saw a woman who was our homecoming queen over 50 years ago there as well, praising God.
God is so good, and I just wanted to share this with you. What a blessing it is to see young people drawing closer to the Lord during adoration and Mass.