It has become our tradition to bless the class rings for the students in their Junior Year at the academy during Mass on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. I like to remind them that their rings serve as a sign that their lives are bound to the Catholic faith which is taught here in all its fullness, and that St. Peter is the Rock upon which it rests, by the Divine Will of Jesus Christ.
This picture shows the students gathering for the Blessing of the Rings:
Here's a picture of the members of our Junior Class, along with Deacon Orr and myself, after Mass:
I've known many of these students since they were very young children, and it's hard to believe that they'll be here only one more year after this.