|4/27/2012 12:13:00 PM|
Central Catholic pays tribute to mothers
On Friday, May 4, just a week before Mother’s Day, Central Catholic is holding events to honor mothers and special women. Mothers and daughters will gather for the fifth annual May Day celebration honoring Mary, the Mother of God.
The celebration begins with a brunch served in the cafeteria, including a social hour, and concludes with a crowning ceremony in the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Courtyard on campus. During the ceremony, a small crown is placed on the statue of Mary, and flowers are laid at her feet. Many attendees bring flowers as a way to honor Mary and to add to the richness of the liturgical procession. The celebration concludes with a gathering for Mass in the chapel, celebrated by Msgr. Tim Murphy.
In addition, May 4 has also been designated as a “Denim Day.” Participating faculty, staff, visiting mothers, and community members will donate $5 for the opportunity to wear jeans at Central Catholic. In honor of Mary, the money raised will be donated to the Mother and Child Education Center, which offers help and material resources to new mothers and their children.
The entire month of May is being recognized as a time to honor the special blessing of the mother-daughter relationship with Mary as a guide.
“This is a wonderful way for the community to recognize the mothers in our lives, be they natural mothers, mothers by adoption, or foster mothers,” says Alisa Sinnott director of Christian service at Central Catholic.
A baccalaureate for the class of 2012 is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 8 in the New Gym at Central Catholic, and graduation will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at the University of Portland sports dome. Valedictorian is Mollie Limb and salutatorian is John “Max” Lebenbaum.
Here are the graduates: Jack Andrews, Nathan Aneshansley, Danica Anukam, Megan Augustine, Jonah Badden, Trevor Baker, Alexander Balducci, Emily Ballis, Desmond Bergin, Martenne Bettendorf, Sabrina Bishop, Blake Bowers, Daniel Brakebush, James Brakebush, William Breslin, Thomas Brim-Edwards, Gregory Bruce, Derek Bruno, Emma Bryant, Reid Callan, Cameron Christensen, Molly Christopher, Keevontye Collier, Benjamin Cook, Henry Cotton, Mary Craver, Eva Curry, Jordan Dahl, Maria Dalla Gasperina, Taylor DeMars, Grace DeMeo, Hayward Demison III, Salvatore DeMuro, Annie DeRemer, Emilie DeRemer, Madison Doran, Amalia Eggen, Remington Elledge, Mary Farrell, Killian Farrell, Addison Flora, Dominic Freiling, Hannah Frilot, Julius Gakwasi, Mark Galati, Alyssa Galvin, Olivia Gay, Troy Gernhart, Kristen Gianotti, William Gintz, Breana Griggs, Kirk Gulliver, Christopher Hall, Ashley Harmon, Michael Hartwig, Michael Hauck, Max Hofberg, Lucas Hunter, Jacob Hurner, Nicole Jackson-Singh, Andrew Jarman, Kyle Johnson, Susanne Juratovac, Austin Ka'ahanui, Michael Keller, Michael Kelley, Geena Kelley, Morgan Klupenger, Maritsa Knight, Addison Koback, Molly Landauer, Molitauoleava Langi, Anna Lango, Peter Laskowski, John Lebenbaum, Michaela Leeper, Rozina Lethe, Abby Lewis, Elia Lim, Mollie Limb, Kiersten Lindahl, Shannon Marks, Kevin Matheny, Henry McCrea, May McNeil, Brian McTernan, Matthew Merchant, Evan Miler, Alexandra Miller, Zachary Miller, DeVante Moore, Molly Moran, Anna Murphy, Tyler Nagae, Jacob Nall, Douglas Napoli, Baylee Newman, Frank Ngo, Mai-Loan Nguyen, Rex Nwerem, Cassidy O'Harrow, Elaina Obradovich, Nicholas Oliver, Emily Ostrom, Benjamin Parker, Maria Paz-Hernandez, Vincent Perkins, Louis Pinder, Alyssa Pulanco, Brandon Ramey, Nathaniel Ratchen, Anna Rego, Claire Rischiotto, Jessica Rogers, Elijah Rogerson, Nicolai Roland-Chicvara, Maxwell Rompa, Patrick Rowley, Gabriela Rubio, Dolores Ruiz-Hernandez, Codi Scanlon, Celia Schaefer, Lucas Schaumberg, Christopher Schindler, Wesley Schnapp, Steven Schumacher, Daniel Schwartz, Austin Scruggs-Holt, Caitlin Senko, Madison Shaffer, Shannon Shea, Joshua Sherman, Katherine Sinnott, Erika Skille, Alexander Sneath, Madeleine Spencer, Alicia Tillery, Adriana Torres, Andre Truong, John Van Allen, Henry Van Rossen, Jessica Vinson, Daniel Volker, Alex Westby, Nicole Whitehurst, Elizabeth Wieck, Galen Wigg, Emily-Rose Wiitala, Jordan Wilkie, Brady Wilson, Sarah Wilson, William Winston, Kathryn Witham, Anthony Zerkel, Samuel Zinsli