On Sunday, October 25, nine Sacristans were installed by Fr. Mark Connell and Head of School Rachel Stone during Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady. This year’s Sacristans include: Giselle Bradshaw, Lexah Caraluzzi, Colleena Healy, Torin Kearney, Abigayle King, Maximilian Oeser, Ella Olcese, Margaret Ondrey, and Sydney Ragland.
Sacristan is one of the most respected and highly regarded student leadership positions at Canterbury, available for students to apply as they enter into their Sixth Form year. Personal character, demonstrated faith, and leadership qualities define those Sixth Formers who earn this position, as they help create the student culture at the School.
Director of Campus Ministry Devon McCormick said of the newly installed group, “This year's Sacristans are so special to our community. The group is made up of many different personalities, all united in one goal to create a community that is welcoming and inclusive on our campus.” She continued, “Though each of the Sacristans is a practicing Catholic and helps to strengthen Canterbury's Catholic heritage, each also contributes their own unique faith practices, such as community service, meditation and yoga, activism, or communal prayer. All nine of the Sacristans bring a unique strength to our community, and together, they have continued to lay a strong foundation of faith and spirituality for their peers.”