Angelus Academy’s new Chapel of the Holy Angels overflowed with students and guests on Friday, Sept. 28, the Vigil of the Feast of the Archangels, as they celebrated the blessing of the new school building.
Angelus Academy, a pre-K through eighth grade Catholic school, opened its new facility at 7644 Dynatech Court in Springfield, on Sept. 17.
The blessing ceremony included a Liturgy of the Word, preceded by opening remarks from Dr. Robin Maas, director of the Angelus Academy’s founding organization, the Women’s Apostolate to Youth, and chairman of Angelus Academy’s Board of Trustees; as well as Rev. Christopher Mould, former Angelus chaplain and pastor of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church.
After the blessing the group processed throughout the school, and even into the rain, to bless the entire facility, inside and out: classrooms, corridors, offices, art and music rooms, library, gym, and an outdoor prayer garden devoted to Our Lady, Queen of Angels. Rev. Ferguson concluded with a special blessing of the chapel itself, dedicated to the Holy Angels, where students will gather for prayer three times a day and weekly Mass.
Angelus Academy is a fully-accredited, Catholic school affiliated with the Diocese of Arlington. Angelus Academy serves families in Northern Virginia by supporting parents in their sacred mission to transmit the rich and time-tested traditions of Catholic faith and culture in a familial atmosphere characterized by mutual respect and generosity of spirit.