STAMFORD—Trinity Catholic High School marked today as “The Day the Future Began” with an inspired ceremony attended by nearly five hundred students, administrators and invited guests. The entire ceremony was webcast live to alumni nationwide via Facebook Live.
Bishop Frank Caggiano presided over the one-hour ceremony which included the dedication of new statues and renovated facilities. The statues will grace the grounds and foyer of the newly-renovated school, and the new classrooms, labs, offices and a media center bring a new capability to the sixty-year old institution. The two-year, $5M renovation project was completed this past month.
Trinity Catholic Head of School, Patricia “Pat” Brady said: “Trinity is indeed proud of its glorious past. But today, we look to the future and reimagine an even greater impact than ever before.” Board Chair Roger Fox added: “I recalled a quote I once heard: “Let the word go forth from this time and place that the torch has been passed to a new generation”. That is how I feel today, that the great Trinity torch has been passed to a new generation.”
In a reverent, at times inspiring ceremony, the Bishop told the gathering that Trinity Catholic, and its sister school the Catholic Academy of Stamford (grades PreK 3 through 8) “this campus, this educational institution, is being reborn to provide the center for education and the faith here in lower Fairfield County”. He then told the students: “We dedicate our physical facilities today, where you will learn and go out to make a difference in the world. But (he added), it is you as people that are the reason this exists.”
A 40-voice youth choir from the Catholic Academy of Stamford sung sweetly as students alternated readings and prayers. Scenes played on the large video screen in the auditorium as the Bishop and representatives made their way around the school blessing the new environs one by one. The event was simulcast on Facebook Live with five cameras placed strategically around the route.
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