Scots seminarians serve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

Recently, the Scots College was represented in the Vatican for the 70th anniversary Mass of Marymount International School.

 Giampiero Sposito Fotocronache

For many years there have been strong ties between the Scots College and Marymount International School, our near neighbours on the Via Cassia. The members of staff from the college celebrate Mass in the school every weekday and some seminarians have pastoral placements in the school, helping with catechesis and Sacramental preparation.

The school, which was founded in 1946, teaches children who live in the city but come from countries across the world. During the recent celebrations for the school’s 70th anniversary, the college was invited to participate in their anniversary Mass celebrated on the 8th November in St. Peter’s Basilica.

 Giampiero Sposito Fotocronache

Cardinal James Harvey, the Archpriest of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, presided and preached at the Mass which was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s. The Mass was concelebrated by the Paulist Fathers who are members of the chaplaincy team at Marymount and the Spiritual Director of the Scots College, Fr. Mark Cassidy. Seminarians Joe McGill and Bobby Taylor served the Mass for the Cardinal.

There was a large attendance at the Mass. Mrs Sarah Gallacher, head of school, welcomed the congregation which included Sisters from the Institute of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the Order which founded the school, members of staff and students, their families and friends along with members of the alumni association and former students. After the Mass there was a reception held at the school.

 

 

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