Chaminade’s Middle School students celebrated international cultures with an International Mass. The annual tradition, which is also known as “Closing of School Mass” brings the entire Middle School together one last time before the 8th graders head over to the West Hills campus for high school.
Mass began with a parade of 6th graders, dressed in clothing representative of the countries they picked to study and report on for their International Faire. The students also carried a replica of their selected nation’s flag. The reading was spoken in Italian, with the English translation shown on a large screen for the audience. In addition, prayers of the faithful were spoken in other languages, including Japanese, Arabic, Tagalog, and more. Chaminade President Jim Adams gave a reflection and spoke about the wonderful diversity of cultures that makes up the Chaminade family. He reminded everyone that even though we all come from different ethnic backgrounds, we all come from one Father. Mass concluded with the song Malo Malo Thanks be to God.
After Mass, the 6th graders celebrated the International Faire with colorful display boards and delicious foods from the countries they studied.