JCA caps off Heritage Week with All-School Mass

Pictured L to R: Sr. Peggy Quinn, OSF; Sr. Barb Kwiatkowski, OSF; Fr. Jeff Smialek, O.Carm.; Fr. John Honiotes; Fr. Nepi Willemsen, O.Carm., Fr. Jack Welch, O.Carm.

It was great to have Fr. John Honiotes, parochial vicar at St. Raphael’s in Naperville and Diocese of Joliet Catholic priest, back on campus today to celebrate JCA’s annual Heritage Week All-School Mass. Fr. John graduated from JCA in 2005. Today we honored the contributions of our co-sponsors the Carmelites and Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, Joliet, IL. Freshman students, transfer students, and new faculty members were also invested with the Carmelite scapular and given a San Damiano Cross.

Fr. John spoke in his homily of turning to God’s love in an increasingly dark and sad world. His message resonated with JCA students, staff, and parents in attendance. Thank you Fr. John.

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