On All Saints’ Day, St. Mary’s also celebrated our annual Blue Mass, which honors all first responders for their service and dedication to the community. We paid respects to those we have lost during the year in our local fire, police, and EMS divisions and prayed for all men and women in uniform. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the Mass!
The Performing Arts Department at St. Mary’s High School added another opportunity to the calendar for the very talented musicians, singers, and dancers in the school to perform. This fall, students participated in the Lancer Cabaret, a showcase of the best and brightest St. Mary’s stars with original dance pieces and song covers by soloists and music classes.
What a show!
St. Mary’s held our first annual Father-Son Communion Breakfast on October 28th. Lancer guys and their dads attended Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii and then enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast in the cafeteria. Thank you to those who came out to celebrate the day with us! We look forward to making this a yearly St. Mary’s tradition.
On October 26, 2018, St. Mary’s students, faculty, staff, and community members donated blood and saved lives at the Unyts – Donate Life Blood Drive! We had over 47 Lancers donate and helped save over 140 lives today! Thank you to all the donors and the wonderful Unyts staff who helped make the drive a success!
For the second year in a row, St. Mary’s is pleased to announce that we have won the School Pride Food Drive! Competing against Lancaster and Depew High Schools, St. Mary’s brought in the most non-perishable food items straight up among competing schools. Thank you to all of our Lancer families who donated during the drive and made a difference for Tri-Community Food Pantry, St. Martha’s Food Pantry, and Trinity Food Pantry!
We have some big news from the Performing Arts Department! St. Mary’s is proud to announce that our production of The Addams Family is a finalist for the 2019 Kenny Awards! Stay tuned to smhlancers.org for the latest on auditions and requirements of the production!
St. Mary’s celebrated our monthly liturgy a few weeks ago and had some very special guests join us! As part of the new Generation 2 Generation Club started by junior Lauren Nawojski and her mom, residents from Tennyson Court Senior Care Community came to St. Mary’s for Mass and to enjoy some cider and doughnuts with the students. Residents from Tennyson Court will be accompanied monthly by St. Mary’s students to do different activities to help bridge the gap between generations of the past and present!
Earlier this week, County Legislator and St. Mary’s alumnus County Legislator John Bruso ‘77 took a tour of the school with Dean of Advancement & Alumni Engagement, Amanda Rebeck to see all of the great things happening at St. Mary’s! Thanks for visiting your old stomping grounds, Legislator Bruso!
The inaugural Lancer 5K on September 28, 2018 was a huge success! Thank you to the 160+ alumni, faculty, friends, and runners who came out to support the event! We can’t wait for next year!