CCHS Homecoming: Past and Present
Rosary Rally Builds Character, Sense of Place
(Editor’s note: This is a week-long series by Wheeling Central Catholic High School students chronicling the events and traditions of homecoming week and how it shapes their perspective on life and the world around them).
The kickoff for homecoming week at Wheeling Central Catholic High School began fittingly Sunday night with a Rosary Rally followed by a bonfire at Bishop Schmidtt Field at Wheeling Jesuit University. Since there is ongoing construction at Saint Joseph Cathedral, the Rosary Rally was held outdoors at Bishop Schmitt Field, a change of plans that resulted in a memorable experience on a night with perfect weather. I experienced the fellowship of students, teachers, alumni, and others as we prayed the rosary aloud together.
The simple act of prayer demonstrates the priorities found at Wheeling Central, priorities that include the lasting effects of prayer, family, and tradition within the Central community. Do you pray when you need help? Throughout life, we encounter hardships or times when the going gets tough, but through prayer and unity we can persevere. As a student at Wheeling Central, I realize the rally inspires us to come together and practice in prayer not only to answer our personal prayers but to give an offering to someone other than ourselves or to give thanks. We are a family at Central and will continue to grow together in faith and love. Let’s begin this homecoming week with gratitude.