On Friday, September 9, the Delbarton community assembled together for the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The student body came dressed in their best jackets and ties as they made their way up to the Abbey Church this morning for the first Mass of the school year.
This was Abbot Jonathan Licari, O.S.B.'s first school-wide Mass here at Delbarton. Student Body President Finn McDonald '23 presented him with a gift as a warm welcome to campus as we prepare for the school year ahead.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. There are eighteen 9/11 victims who had a connection to the Delbarton community: Bryan Bennett '94, Tommy Clark P'18 (son of Richard Clark '53), David Campbell P'02, '04, Francis X. Deming P'07, John Doherty (uncle of Nicholas '03 and PJ Cirella '05), Michael Finnegan (brother-in-law of Brian McDonnell '84), Debra Fischer Gibbon (aunt of Adam '09, Kyle '11 and Chad Fischer '17), Kevin Hanaford, Timothy R. Hughes, Richard Madden (brother of Josh Madden '82), Matthew T. McDermott P'20, Patrick McGuire P'09, '12, Thomas Reinig P'99, '00, Frank Skidmore P'91,'92, Timothy P. Soulas P'08, '10, '12, and Peter West P'90.
If we have omitted the name of a Delbarton family member who lost his or her life that day, please share the name with us. We remember all 2,819 victims of 9/11 and pray for the families and friends they left behind: 1,606 people lost spouses, 3,051 children lost parents in the tragedy.