Students of all faiths, their families and friends, are cordially invited to participate in this liturgy! You do not have to be Roman Catholic to attend. It is a time for giving thanks and praise for gifts given and received while at Saint Mary’s College, and for asking a blessing on the graduates and their future lives. 
 

The Commencement Mass will take place at 5:00pm on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at McKeon Pavilion.

Graduates have the opportunity to take an active role in this celebration. Below is more information on how to become involved with the Mass. Please contact Anthony Arteaga at ada1@stmarys-ca.edu or (925) 631-4801 if you have any questions.

How to participate or volunteer:

Any graduate who would like to be a liturgical minister (e.g. read scripture or another speaking role, be a Eucharistic Minister, carry a banner, bring up the gifts of bread and wine/help set the altar, sing in the choir/play an instrument) or take another active role at their Mass should contact Anthony Arteaga at ada1@stmarys-ca.edu by May 5th. 

*Please note: You will be required to attend a meeting during the week of May 12th and come to a practice in McKeon on Friday, May 23rd immediately following the Commencement Ceremony practice on the field.

Any current student, faculty, or staff who would like to assist at the Commencement Mass on Friday, May 23rd at 5:00pm in the McKeon Pavilion as an usher, or in a ministerial role should also contact Anthony Arteaga at ada1@stmarys-ca.edu by May 5th

*Please note: You will also be required to attend a meeting during the week of May 12th and come to a practice in McKeon on Friday May 23rd immediately following the Commencement Ceremony practice on the field. **Student assistants who help out at the Mass will be expected to work at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 24th in return for the privilege of staying overnight in the residence hall that weekend.

If you fluently speak another language and would be interested in reading in that language at the Mass, please also inform Anthony Arteaga (ada1@stmarys-ca.edu) and let them know which language you speak. 

Disability needs:

If anyone in your family or if any of your friends who will be attending the Mass need special seating, please contact Anthony Arteaga at ada1@stmarys-ca.edu  by May 5th and let him know.

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