The students at all four Montgomery Catholic campus locations celebrated Mardi Gras to ring in the holy season of Lent. The day began at the High School campus where the Sophomore class hosted their annual Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast. Serving a meal of pancakes, eggs, and bacon, the students invited faculty, local clergy, and special guests from the community to enjoy breakfast and fellowship with all the high school students. The highlight of the breakfast was special guest speaker Mr. Dennis Hoyer, a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University, who spoke to the school about the importance of self-sacrifice and responding to acts of love by also loving in return.
Immediately following breakfast, the marching band and Sophomores took the party on the road and visited the St. Bede and Holy Spirit Campuses to give them their very own Mardi Gras parades. The high schoolers tossed candy, toys, beads, and snacks to the eager elementary students while the band played a repertoire of popular Mardi Gras parade tunes. It was a fun and festive day to help to ring in the holy season of Lent.