Tag Archives: Campus Liturgy

Spanish Mass

On December 12, Fr. Vince Haselhorst visited Mater Dei to say the Mass in Spanish to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mrs. Bodinet’s Spanish I class, Mr. McNamara’s Spanish II class, and Mr. Wescovich’s Religion III class attended the Mass during period 4/5.

Sophomore Hayley Heimann read the First Reading, freshman Elizabeth Bishop read the Responsorial Psalm, and freshman Grant Toennies read the petitions, all in Spanish.

Also attending the Mass were Sr. Joan Stoverink, ASC, who helps with the Hispanic people in Damiansville, and Darlene Beer, who is an advocate for Hispanic Ministry for the North Central Deanery.

Fr. Vince Haselhorst reads the gospel in Spanish while students follow along at the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe Mass held in the MD chapel.



Mrs. Bodinet (right) and the freshmen in her Spanish I class participate in the Spanish Mass.


Thanksgiving Mass

Freshmen Caitie Listello, Hope Huelsmann, Jared Luebbers, Jacob Hitpas, and Claire Langenhorst served as Greeters for the Thanksgiving Mass held on November 23.

Joe Kasson, Adam Cowgill (with cross), and Connor Pollmann served as candle bearers and the cross bearer at the Thanksgiving Mass.

Bishop Braxton gave a reflective homily to those attending the Thanksgiving Mass.

His Excellency The Most Reverend Edward Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, celebrated the annual Thanksgiving Mass at Mater Dei on Wednesday, November 23. Many students were involved in the Mass, including the Liturgical Planning Team, which plans and prepares the Mass, the Liturgical Music Group, which leads the singing, the Call to Worship student, cross bearers, candle bearers, gift bearers, ushers, greeters, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, sound crew, set-up crew, tear-down crew, power point presenters, lector, and, with the Bishop celebrating Mass, the crosier and mitre servers.