At 7:00am the nearly seventy players and coaches of the varsity football team gathered for mass before practice. Team chaplain, Fr. Sean O'Connell and I celebrated the mass. At CMH, team masses and team prayers are as much a part of preparation for competition as are running plays and calisthenics.
The Crusader football team plays in the next round of the state tournament tomorrow at 4pm at Carroll University.
...so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness
that comes through Jesus Christ
for the glory and praise of God.
St. Paul to the Philippians
So, do the math, a day off of school and over 90 of our students-athletes came to mass. That's a quarter of our boys coming to a daily mass on a day off.
Four CMH teams and some Cross Country runners are still in post-season contention.
Boys soccer plays today at 2pm at Uihlein Field. With a victory, they would play again tomorrow at noon for the state championship.
The football team plays in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 4pm at Carroll University.
The Girls Volleyball team plays for the sectional championship at 7pm tomorrow night at Whitefish Bay High School.
Boys volleyball will compete in the sectional semi-finals on Tuesday night.
Good luck to all CMH student-athletes.