On Tuesday, September 14, the Holy Cross community celebrated the Church’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with a special all-school liturgy. Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington joined the community to celebrate Mass with students, faculty and staff gathered. He was joined by Msgr. John Enzler and Father Stephen Planning. Four Sisters of the Holy Cross—Sister Paula Goettelmann ’60, Sister Sharon Mihm ’63, Sister Ruth Marie Nickerson ’61, and Sister Sharlet Wagner.
President Katy Prebble welcomed Cardinal Gregory to The Academy of the Holy Cross at the beginning of the Mass. During his homily, Cardinal Gregory spoke about what he called “complaint snakes” in reference to the negative influences in the world; and how people can rely on their faith to help combat the negativity. At the conclusion of the liturgy, members of the Student Council presented Cardinal Gregory with a donation to Catholic Relief Services-Disaster Relief for Haiti and presented gifts to the Sisters along with a donation to their Ministry to the Poor Fund.