Junior Mass

Junior Mass Information

General Info

The Junior Mass at Cardinal Gibbons High School is a time for us to honor and recognize the Junior Class as a community - the juniors, their parents, and their relatives, friends, and teachers.

We join together to celebrate Mass as a community of faith.

Ring or No Ring

Again, the point of this is to come together and celebrate the juniors as a community. This has nothing to do with rings or any other item. All students will be called by name to receive a certificate from Mrs. Barkan.  At that time some students will also receive a ring that they ordered from Jostens, others will receive a certificate and whatever item they have given to the school ahead of time, while others will only receive a certificate. We only notice their beautiful person, not an item. In other words, this Mass is not for a ring. It's for you.

Wednesday, November 6th, Junior Assembly:  If you would like to turn in an item to be blessed that you would then receive at the mass, please bring that item to Mr. Rogosich on the day of the junior meeting. 

Print your first and last name on that item legibly, and tape it securely shut. If you missed this day, Mr. Rogosich will have told your sons and daughters how to turn it in after that meeting.

Mass Information


  • 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 14, 2019.
  • Students please arrive by 6:45 p.m.



What to Wear

What do I wear?

Since we are celebrating mass in a church, we would call this semi-formal.

Men: oxford shirt, tie, and jacket or suit.

Women: dresses, length and style appropriate for church.


Catholic poet John Donne in his poem, For Whom the Bell Tolls, expresses the importance of every person in the community. Our goal is to have every young man and woman in this Junior Class, feel the same about themselves and each other.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.


Jostens is the company with which we partner. www.jostens.com They are on campus on the following dates.

  • 8 May 2018 Jostens (lunch periods and 5:30 pm-7:3- pm lobby)
  • 5 Sept. Jostens Junior Ring Orders (lunch periods)
  • 17 Oct Jostens Ring Money due (lunch periods)


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