On All Saints Day, St. Joseph Regional School renames classrooms in honor of saints

Students, faculty and staff at St. Joseph Regional Catholic School in Beltsville, Maryland, celebrated the Nov. 1 Solemnity of All Saints with a Mass during which icons specially made for each room in the school were blessed.

“All of these beautiful icons remind us of our call to be saints,” said Father Rob Maro, pastor of St. Joseph Parish who celebrated the Mass and blessed the icons. “How special to have them in our school. What a treasure, what a gift they are for our school and our community.”

At the Mass, some students dressed as their favorite saint. After the Mass, the blessed icons were installed in each classroom, the cafeteria and other school rooms and offices, and that room was then renamed after the particular saint whose icon was installed there.

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