It’s become a very special tradition at St. Gerard School. The first graders wear crosses to mass and at the beginning of the year Fr. John comes to bless their mass crosses. These pictures show Fr. John and Fr. David blessing the crosses of the first grade class. The first graders gather in a prayer circle, hold their mass crosses in their hands as Fr. John prays over them and Fr. David blesses them with Holy Water. It’s a special day for both the 1st graders and the priests who also receive a mass cross to wear.