DANBURY—At a special Mass celebration recently, Immaculate High School dedicated its renovated Chapel to the late Monsignor John B. Hossan, the founding principal of Immaculate High School.
“For over 50 years, Mass has been celebrated in this Chapel. This renovation assures that our school community will be able to celebrate Mass here for many years to come. Our founding principal, Msgr. Hossan, was instrumental in constructing this foundational place for prayer and reflection. This dedication honors his legacy and dedication to the charism of our school,” said Mary Maloney, president of Immaculate High School.
The renovation included the installation of two new stained-glass windows depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mother Mary and of Saint Joseph. The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, came to Immaculate High School earlier in the month to bless the windows in front of faculty, staff and friends. The windows were a gift from Immaculate alumna Jo-Anne (Tomanio) Price ’66 and will provide a beautiful and reverent backdrop for students’ daily Adoration, Masses, reflection and prayer.
During the dedication, the Hossan family donated Msgr. Hossan’s personal chalice, which he received the day of his ordination from his parents. This special chalice will be used at future Masses to remind everyone of Monsignor Hossan’s undying love for Immaculate and its students.
Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others. Located in Danbury, Conn., Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.
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