Bishop to celebrate start of school year with special Mass at St. Dom’s

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AUBURN — Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate a special Mass to offer his blessings upon students and faculty at the start of a new school year at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in the gym at Saint Dominic Academy’s Auburn campus, 121 Gracelawn Road. Students from the academy’s Lewiston campus will be bused in for the Mass.

“I look forward to gathering together in prayer with the wonderful students and staff at this faith-filled school, which is at the heart of our diocese,” said Bishop Deeley. “The beginning of each school year creates a special atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. We will ask God’s blessing on the year ahead and spend time with Jesus so we can learn how he wants us to live, and that will make our year in school that much richer.”

At the end of Mass, Bishop Deeley will join school President Donald Fournier and Joseph Powers, senior vice president of UBS Financial, to present the Family Wealth Management Partners of UBS Financial Services Inc. Scholarship.

The scholarship is in honor of Daniel Wellehan, Class of 1951, and is awarded annually to a Saint Dominic Academy student who excels in the classroom and community.

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FMI: 207-321-7810 or dave.guthro@portlanddiocese.org.

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