St Mary Preparatory High School - Eagle Yearbook (Orchard Lake, MI)

 - Class of 1954

Page 12 of 218

 

St Mary Preparatory High School - Eagle Yearbook (Orchard Lake, MI) online yearbook collection, 1954 Edition, Page 12
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ST. MI-kRY'S hen December rolls around with its bitter frosts, the minds and hearts of all at Orchard Lake turn chiefly to the ioyful season of Christmas. Usually a white blanket of snow provides the setting for the activities that are soon to take place. The first event of the Noel season is the annual Christmas Musicale. After the last notes have passed away, the Faculty and students break the traditional "opl'atek" and wish each other the best for the com- ing year. On the eve of the day of departure for home, many of the students sing the traditional Kolendy as they d d t in each of which is found the Nativity march across the campus visiting the residence halls of Faculty an stu en s, Scene or Ztdbek. For those members of the Faculty and students who re- main onthe campus during the ioyful season, the traditional Polish "Wigilia" is observed on Christmas Eve. At midnight all go to the campus chapel to attend the "Pasterka" otherwise known as Midnight Mass. After the Christmas and Epiphany seasons are over, preparations are made for the Pre-Lenten Party. On the Tues- Th Christmas ,ree b e campus opens fhe Chr' y lhe Recfor . lsffnqs f , ' 'IES Q, O, eshvy- rchard Lake e of th ents 0 S hold Pfes Each Year the ix istmus Carols C Pro9rumI0l gsllihdowntown Detroit. K0 En 1 The Rector and Vice- Rector are the first to break the traditional Opfatek at the annual Christmas Musicale.

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