On Thursday, November 16, the OLSH Class of 2019 gathered together for Mass in the OLSH Chapel to celebrate class unity and their first official rite of passage as OLSH upperclassmen. The Ring Day tradition has been celebrated at OLSH since 1954. The event typically takes place on a date close to November 21st as a tribute to the day the Congregation of the Felician Sisters was founded in 1855. At the event, juniors have their OLSH class rings blessed, but many students choose to have any ring or other piece of jewelry blessed as part of the ceremony.
This year's event featured a special blessing of the rings of several alumni whose children are in the OLSH class of 2019. These individuals also had the honor of presenting rings to their children during the ceremony. The incorporation of our Legacy Families in a special way enhanced the evening and added to the tradition of the event.
After the Mass, students and their families gathered for dinner at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, where students enjoyed showing off their new rings to each other, and enjoying time to bond as a class.