Article by Adrianna Duggan, class of 2014
This fall the Catholic League at Kellenberg kicked off the new year with an evening of recollection. On Friday, September 28 around one hundred new and returning members of the Catholic League gathered in the Emmanuel Retreat House to enjoy a fun, food, and faith filled night. Keeping up with the spirit of giving students were asked to bring in donations to be sent to Mama’s House an organization that allows women without the proper funds, resources and support to raise their children in a happy and safe environment.
This evening, however short, provided students with a much needed respite after an undoubtedly hectic week. Through adoration and prayer students were given the opportunity to start fresh, become rejuvenated and ready themselves for the coming week. What began as an evening of food and drink made light with festivities and laughter, quickly turned into a more serious evening as students filed into the Millennium room to begin adoration. Along with adoration they heard witnesses from Mr. Moran as well as the newly announced Catholic League President for the 2012 school year, senior CapriAna Papalardo.
The witness’ speeches, moving as usual, though they were dotted with humor and sprinkled with sadness, were most abundant in hope. The speakers were sure to emphasize the importance of understanding our faith and putting action behind our words, as well as never giving up on our faith and never losing hope. The stories shared truly supported the sense of community members of the Catholic League strive for, no matter which section they are involved in.
During adoration, led by Father Thomas Cardone, it was clear everyone had taken these witnesses to heart and was truly reflecting on his or her faith. Once again, all were led in song by Mr. Harnisch, assisted by senior Noreen Pruner. Mr. Krug, the moderator of Catholic League here at Kellenberg, as well as all the Marianist Brothers, were incredibly pleased with the outcome of the night, as was everyone involved. The music and the stories heard and told by all, contributed to an extremely successful and enjoyable first Catholic League Evening of Recollection!