Since 1992, Saint Christopher Academy has held its annual Vocation Day celebration! We invite many religious guests, including priests, deacons, nuns, seminarians, and religious lay persons, to participate in this special and inspiring occasion. Although this tradition was begun by retired principal Sr. Joan Messier at the lower campus, this special day is now enjoyed by students on both campuses.
The day begins with a school Mass followed by a short brunch for parents and guests. Following brunch, each religious guest is assigned a classroom and given a schedule. Students circulate around the school with their class for the remainder of the morning, attending presentations by different speakers. Some guests talk about their work, others answer questions from the students, and some entertain with visual PowerPoint presentations – all sharing their vocational experiences in some way. In the afternoon, students traditionally participate in a project to commemorate the day.
Organizing Vocation Day is one of many ways that our Faith Outreach Committee helps fulfill the spiritual mission of Saint Christopher Academy. Longtime committee chairperson Donna Noon explains, “[i]t’s a very special day. We appreciate all of the religious for taking the time to come to Saint Chris and enrich our community. This is a remarkable opportunity for our students to celebrate Mass with them and share valuable time together. It is gratifying to witness our religious friends getting to know our students and sharing their faith-filled journeys."