Brother Rice held their annual Mother Son Mass on Sunday, February 18. This mass has been going on at Rice for many years, and it is a great way to nurture a relationship between mother and son. A mother is a true nurturer to her son. She provides comfort and guidance, while also displaying firm principles such as making sure the rooms are clean or taking out the trash. Teenage boys can be a handful sometimes, but that never gets in the way of the love they receive from their mothers. A lot of times, sons take their mothers for granted, and that is not what they deserve.
I have had the pleasure of attending the Mother Son Mass all four years. The first year was with my brother too, so it was a good way for all three of us to connect. For the next three years, the mass strengthened my relationship with my mom each year. Going to the mass is an essential element of showing my mom how much she means to me.
There was a lot of people at the mass, and some of my friends gave their input on the mass. Senior Jack Zampillo said, “My mom and I have gone to the mass all four years. I like taking her because we’re both always so busy, so it’s nice to be able to go to mass and have breakfast with her.”
Senior Pat Bresnahan talked about what the mass means to him and his mom: “This was the first year I took my mom to the mass because all the other years I had work or we had something going on. It was nice to finally go because I really made a connection with my mom. Reading the prayers to each other at the end of the mass meant a lot to both of us.”
My mom also told me about what she likes about attending the mass: “I enjoyed going with you every year because we don’t get to spend much time together because we are always so busy. It was nice to go to the mass so we can bond and strengthen our relationship. The breakfast after was fun too because we had a chance to just talk and spend time together.”
Overall, the Mother Son Mass was a great experience for all those who attended. High school is a crazy time, and students have a lot going on, so sometimes it may get hard to spend time with your mom. This mass is a great way to grow your relationship with your mother, because that is one of the most important relationships you will ever have.