Two special graduations

Last evening, 224 Holy Redeemer seniors gathered at King’s College for their Commencement exercises. A Baccalaureate Mass was held the previous evening in the same location. While the first graduating class of the regional Catholic high school faced many challenges, including the transition to a new school for their senior year, they were also blessed with many successes, friendships, and fond memories.

Out of fairness to the seniors, three valedictorians and salutatorians were selected, one from each of the former high schools. Representing Bishop O’Reilly were Robert Duffy, valedictorian, and Edward Dal Santo, salutatorian. Congratulations to all of the Class of 2008 on this momentous occasion. We’re proud of you, Royals!

Bishop O’Reilly alumni may also be interested to know that Good Shepherd Academy (the former O’Reilly campus), will be graduating its first eighth grade class on Friday. A Mass will be held at 6:00 PM at St. Ignatius Church, followed by commencement exercises.