Sunday, May 21 was a beautiful day at Bishop O'Connell, as the class of 2017 gathered in the auditorium with their families and the school community to celebrate their Baccalaureate Mass. Father Thompson was joined on the altar by Deacon Edward Gliot from St. James Church, who also happens to be the parent of a soon-to-be graduate.
The Mass was followed by a PTO-organized celebratory parent-graduate breakfast which was held at the Waterford in Springfield. The special guest speaker for this event was Frank Fumich, a 1986 graduate of O'Connell. Fumich shared his personal journey as an ultra-marathon runner (and much more), and his path to finding true purpose and meaning once he began serving others. [You can read more about Frank Fumich at www.frankfumich.com.]