St. Mary School in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania opened the 2020-21 academic year with an outdoor Mass of the Holy Spirit, a centuries-old tradition among Catholic schools.

(Read our feature article on St. Mary School’s opening Mass for the academic year.)

Pastor and celebrant Father Louis Bellopede challenged students to see the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to grow, and to embrace their education as a call to witness to Christ’s love for all.