With its first school-wide Mass since pandemic began, DeMatha opens its 75th anniversary year

With prayers, blessings and fist-bumps, students, faculty and staff members at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, celebrated its diamond anniversary on Sept. 9, 2021 with a special Mass on the same date that the all-boys Catholic school sponsored by the Trinitarian order held its first classes exactly 75 years earlier on Sept. 9, 1946.

Trinitarian Father James Day, DeMatha’s president and the main celebrant for the opening Mass for the 2021-2022 school year there, noted that due to the pandemic, it marked the first school-wide liturgy for students, faculty and staff since December 2019.

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