We were incapacitated over here for quite a while, seems the alarms were disabled. Domain has been renewed, and dusting off the cobwebs. Homecoming 2016 is right around the corner, and our 15 year reunion looks like it’s going to be September 16th,2017.
I am amazed by the success that we have in our class. We have Blue Angels, Navy SEAL’s, brewers, masters, mates and pilots, the other kind of pilots, chief engineers, entrepreneurs, inventors, etc. etc. etc.
Well add a new item to that list, we will soon have Game Show contestant. Our own John Downing will be matching wits with his arch nemesis Mr. Pat Sajak on April 15th. Check your local listings for time and channel.
For those that didn’t see the announcement on facebook or the alumni newsletter the other day we have some new information.
For all those married at Kings Point Chapel, or those wishing you were married there, Here is your opportunity. The USMMA Alumni Foundation will be hosting an anniversary celebration and renewal of wedding vows. Fr. Dave Berlotti ’82 with Fr. Ron Camarda ’81 will celebrate the 1000 Catholic Mass followed by renewal of wedding vows. Protestant service and renewal will be at 1130 followed by a Jewish ceremony at 1300. Lunch will be provided in Wiley Hall, the drill team, members of the regimental band and bagpipers will perform, and the Chapel’s Golden Jubilee ceremony will follow. Grad’s and non-grads are welcome.
Here’s a draft agenda for the moment:::
Mariner Chapel 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, April 29, 2012
1000 – Catholic services and renewal of vows
1130 – Protestant services and renewal of vows
1130-1330 Lunch in Wiley Hall
1300-1400 Jewish service and renewal of vows
1400 – Entertainment by drill team, bag-piper, etc.
1430 Welcome by AAF
Chaplain Welcome and Invocation
History of Chapel
Old Testament Reading/Song
Chapel Reflections – Steve Turner ’61
New Testament Reading/Song
FATHER Ron Camarda ‘81
FATHER David Bertolitti ‘82
Chapel Reflections – current midshipman (TBA)
Eternal Father Hymn
Alma Mater Song
1630 Dessert/Coffee – Wiley Hall
Please RSVP to Lisa Donitz if you plan to renew your vows and attend the luncheon (firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-773-5658). Make sure to let her know which Religious Service you would be interested in attending. You do not need to be a graduate to participate in the ceremonies.