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Spartan Memorial Mass: Alumni Remembered

Immaculata High School Remembers Deceased Alumni and Friends at Spartan Memorial Mass
Posted on 02/25/2024

SOMERVILLE, N.J., FEBRUARY 25, 2024 – Nearly 300 alumni, family members and friends of deceased members of the Immaculata High School community gathered in prayer for their loved ones at the 20th annual Spartan Memorial Mass held on February 25 at the high school on Mountain Avenue. The Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Joseph Celano, Church of the Immaculate Conception pastor and director of the parish’s two schools. 

Family members of recently deceased members of the Immaculata community carried blue and white carnations to the altar in a touching tribute. Many of those who have passed on were remembered in gifts to the school’s Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund, which makes possible tuition assistance for deserving current students.

Principal Ed Webber, himself a graduate of the high school, remarked that the halls of the school are alive with the legacies of those who have gone before through the prayers and generosity of alumni, family members and friends.

Nearly 800 Immaculata family members were remembered by name in the mass program. The school’s music program provided vocal and instrumental accompaniment. 

Immaculata High School, founded in Somerville in 1962, is a coeducational Catholic high school serving students from the greater Somerville area. Along with Immaculate Conception School, which serves students in grades PreK through 8, it fulfills the educational mission of Immaculate Conception Parish to offer Christ-centered educational opportunities meeting the highest academic standards. For more information, visit www.immaculatahighschool.org