In March, Molloy began its celebration of “125 Years of What Matters” in recognition of the founding of St. Ann’s / Molloy in 1892. The celebration kicked off with several significant alumni events, including an evening with the Honorable Raymond W. Kelly ’59, our Stanner Hall of Fame Induction, and the Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic. At each event the message was clear: from St. Ann’s, to Molloy in the 20th Century, to Molloy in the Information Age, the focus has always been on What Matters. That is to say, students have been blessed with lessons in faith, service, academic excellence, family, guidance, tradition, spirit, integrity, and so many other things that define who we are as good citizens in our global community.
In September, students began to see a series of banners and signs start popping up all around school. They were quickly introduced to our anniversary theme through dozens of iconic images paired with words that, again, define us as Stanners. A sampling of the these images can be viewed in the gallery below. Each image represents an important part of our history. Whether it’s a photo of a Marist Brother, an inspiring lay teacher, a championship team, or a nod to our recent history of coeducation, each image tells its own story. Students, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to consider What Mattersmost to them. What inspired you most during your own St. Ann’s or Molloy story? Was it a coach? A teacher? A friend? Esopus? Working as an alumni volunteer? There are so many ways that we we can be inspired by what we’ve learned here.
On Wednesday, November 22nd, we will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of St. Ann’s / Molloy with a special Mass. The Mass will take place here at Molloy at 11:00 AM and coincide with our annual Thanksgiving Liturgy, serving as a symbolic homecoming for our community. A light reception will follow. Of note, we welcome Bishop James Massa, who will be celebrating Mass with us! All alumni, students, family members, and friends of St. Ann’s / Molloy are invited to attend this historic occasion as we celebrate 125 Years of What Matters. In the meantime, think about What Matters to you. What lessons have helped shape you into a confident, compassionate adult? We will reflect on these lessons together as we celebrate this November.