The Don Bosco Prep school community celebrated Mass on Friday, opening the 2018-19 school year. The students, faculty, staff, and parents congregated in the gymnasium as beautiful music was performed by the school band and chorus. Fr. James Heuser, SDB, offered his homily based on Principal Robert Fazio’s message for the school year, “Get Better Together”, stressing to the boys the importance of working together and being united. By doing this not only in school amongst each other, but also serving the community as a whole, they will make Don Bosco Prep and the world a better place. Fr. Jim stressed the importance of keeping Jesus in our hearts, quoting the sign at the front entrance of DeSales Hall, “Christ is the reason for this school.”
At the end of Mass, Fr. Jim presented Mr. Michael McLean ’01 with a plaque of St. John Bosco, in appreciation of his loyalty and dedication to Don Bosco Prep as an alumnus, educator, volunteer, and friend. Mr. McLean is leaving Don Bosco Prep to pursue an opportunity as the liaison between the city of Jersey City and its immigrants, after nine years of service to our school. He will be missed!
Mr. Robert Fazio addressed the boys, furthering his school year message of “Get Better Together”, and praising them for their hard work and dedication so far this year. Mr. Fazio also introduced the new Ironman mascot, prompting a standing ovation from the boys. There was also a short skit in preparation of the auditions for this year’s drama, Clue.
We look forward to all of the excitement that comes with this new academic year!