New Eucharistic Ministers Recognized During First School Mass


By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff

At Marian Catholic’s first all-school Mass of the year, it was a turning back to tradition and a new beginning for more than 20 Spartan students. 

The liturgy on Sept. 9 returned to the high school’s temporal roots of beginning in the morning. This tradition was broken over the past two years due to the pandemic when the temporary time meant afternoon Mass. But no more. 

Still, during the Mass that as Ms. Hanson, the school’s new Vice President of Mission and Ministry, called together and dismissed the student body, it was the welcoming of more than 20 seniors to the altar that marked a new beginning. 

Marian Catholic inducted over 20 seniors as Eucharistic ministers to be recognized by the school and the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

Seniors trained and mandated to present the Sacrament of the Eucharist at Marian and in their parishes, include: 

Paul Arquilla 

Paola Bravo 

Peter Cavalieri 

Kimberly Colin 

Tariq Cotton 

Ariana Espinosa 

Madison Ferry 

Andrew Gordon 

Nicolas Mangano 

Charles Nichols 

Sofia Olivencia-Duque 

Laura Oviyach 

Breionna Protega 

Esmerelda Santillan 

Casandra Santillan 

Jacob Smevoll 

Antonio Soto 

Stephanie Suarez 

Haley Trojan 

Abigail Urban 

Aaron Yock 


Each senior was called up to receive a certificate from Marian Catholic and the archdiocese where after they shook hands with Fr. O’Mara, Mr. Tortorello, and Mr. Krydynski. 

After their ceremony, the seniors lived out their new mandate for the first of several times throughout the academic year.  

The next scheduled all-school liturgy is scheduled for November 1.