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Grandparents celebrated at local school

Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School in Huntsville celebrated Grandparents’ Day with more than 430 grandparents on Friday, Sept. 22. This year’s theme was “Grandparents are the roots of our family.” 

The event began with a light breakfast, followed by Mass, which was facilitated by longtime-teacher Colleen Caruso’s 2nd-grade glass. Students proclaimed the readings, assisted as altar servers, sang in the choir, and performed a skit based on the Gospel reading, which introduced Jesus’ disciples. After Mass, a musical festival prepared by music teacher John Onder highlighted Holy Spirit cheerleaders, Spirit Fuel (the school choir), and Holy Spirit’s new school fight song, along with songs from students in various grades and a pre-recorded whole-school rendition of “God Bless America.” The school also honored the grandparents with the most students at the school (six), and the grandparents who had traveled the furthest to join in the festivities (from the northeast). Grandparents were then able to visit their students’ classroom to meet teachers and view their grandchildren’s schoolwork and take family photos in front of one of four fall-themed backdrops. 

Grandparents’ Day 2023 produced an overwhelming response; brainstorming for 2024 has already begun!