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Queen of Apostles Students Attend Spanish Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph

Queen of Apostles Students Attend Spanish Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph

November 2019

 

Sra. Colpo and her 8th grade students made their annual trip to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San Jose for the Spanish Mass that is offered weekly there. Attending the Spanish Mass is a longstanding tradition for Sra. Colpo. It is the 14th year that Sra. Colpo has invited students and their families from this school to attend the Mass offered in the Spanish language. Students reflected on their visit by writing that they felt very welcomed and felt a sense of family and community. The priest’s emphatic hand gestures portraying the gospel made it easier to listen in Spanish. One student wrote that they were introduced and a couple of our Queen of Apostles students were selected to take up the gifts during mass. She wrote that the mass is the same sacrament, but in another culture it is so different. Another student wrote that the songs were upbeat and it felt like a celebration. There was a point in the mass where a baby was raised up high over the priest’s head showing life being celebrated. In conclusion, one 8th grader wrote that she found it “interesting to see how different cultures may celebrate mass with their own unique traditions”. She enjoyed going to the mass and was happy to experience something that she was not used to. While another student concluded that his “experience at the Basilica was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced.”

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