On Friday, May 10, 2019, St. Joseph’s Academy (SJA) welcomed His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, as the Principal Celebrant of the school’s annual Grandparents’ Day Mass.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan was the first Cardinal to celebrate Mass on the SJA campus. He was joined by concelebrant Monsignor Jack Costello, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, students, grandparents, faculty and special friends of SJA for Mass. Cardinal Dolan shared with the congregation, “it’s very good to be back home in St. Louis. It’s very good to be at this splendid, historic and renowned Catholic high school.”
“Our students had the unique learning opportunity to plan, coordinate, and serve Mass with a Cardinal,” said Ms. Anna Hotop, Director of SJA Campus Ministry. “Cardinal Dolan’s faith-filled energy and liveliness aligns with our robust spiritual environment on campus. His joyous and historic visit will be remembered for years to come.”
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.