Wildcats and their mothers attend Senior Brunch


The Catalyst / Editorial Staff

Seniors pose with their mothers after the Senior Brunch.

On Sunday, May 21, members of the graduating senior class joined by their mothers, grandmothers or close friends gathered in the dining room for the annual Senior Mother Daughter Brunch and Prayer Service. Dressed in spring colors, the Wildcats got the chance to bond with these special women in their life and thank them for all their support during the last four years.

To begin the prayer service, Kassie Hickson welcomed the Class of 2023 and their mothers and delivered an opening prayer about the importance of these mother, daughter bonds and the strength it has provided the seniors throughout high school.

Members of the senior class delivered readings, a responsorial psalm and a passage from Scripture. Then, Caitlynn Reynolds and her mother each gave heartfelt, eloquent speeches about the way NDB has grown Reynold’s friendships, spirituality and confidence, which brought some to tears.

Everyone then took part in a blessing where each pair exchanged their favorite memories together and anointed one another with oil. Lastly, Anna Keim and Ariel Lucas delivered a closing prayer to end the prayer service and begin the brunch portion of the day.

“I am so happy that I had the opportunity to reflect on my past few years here at Notre Dame alongside my role model,” said senior Keilee Hane. “It was especially nice hearing the service and reminiscing while parents shared their best memories with their daughters.”

The seniors and their mothers, grandmothers and special friends enjoyed an amazing brunch as they talked with other members of their table and reminisced about their time at NDB.

“The Mother Daughter Brunch was such a special experience and I felt very fortunate to have been able to share it with my mom and with my best friends and classmates,” said senior Kassie Hickson.

The prayer service and brunch was a truly meaningful event that helped the senior class connect with the important women in their life before they graduate in just a few short weeks.