Seniors prepare for Living Rosary


2018 seniors Chloe Fellwock and Maeve Flynn hold candles during last year’s Living Rosary. The atmosphere in the gym during the ceremony can be described as reverent.

Sarah Meek

The longest running tradition at BCHS, Living Rosary, is just around the corner. This annual ceremony, which has been celebrated for 54 years, is the first “rite of passage” for BCHS seniors and there’s some important information seniors need to know.

Living Rosary is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3. The ceremony itself will begin at 9 a.m. in the main gym. Seniors are expected to arrive no later than 7:45 that morning and are to report to the auxiliary gym.

The dress expectations for the seniors are as follows: boys to wear a dark pant and jacket, and the girls are to wear a dark-colored modest dress with shoulders covered as much as possible. After this ceremony and a reception for the seniors and their parents, all seniors are released for the rest of the day.

In preparation for the solemn occasion, seniors will practice during homeroom periods Oct. 1 and 2 and Period 4 Oct. 2.

“It is the one tradition of Bishop Chatard that has been in existence since Chatard has opened, and the seniors love to be a part of it,” said Deacon Rick Wagner, Vice President for Mission and Ministry.