From my youth I have been a hockey fan. I get that the Stanley Cup is a big deal. It would be pretty exciting to have that on display at a high school!
A reader dropped me an email…
I can’t seem to find [Rubrics for Veneration of the Stanley Cup] in Collins, O’Connell, or Fortescue. Would you know where to look?
In seriousness, this is at Jesuit High School Tampa. I’m told it was a momentary gaffe but the fact that this photo is still on their Facebook page makes me doubt that.
Please keep the students and faculty in your prayers; JHS Tampa has come a long way under the current president, but as this photo demonstrates they clearly have a lot further to go.
If this had been St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan, they would have put it on the altar and then done hot naked yoga around it.
Frankly, don’t understand why they had to do this in their chapel. The school has a gymnasium since they have a basketball team. Could they not have had adoration of the sports trophy in the sport venue?
In a larger version of the photo, above, it looks as if there is a veil on the tabernacle, which suggests that the Blessed Sacrament has not been removed.
No… I don’t get this.
This looks like quite a school. The chapel is nice, reflecting care and generosity. There are a few photos on their page of liturgical moments. The fact that there are few of liturgy, doesn’t surprise me (…. Jesuits, after all). But the few I saw were decent. I saw a lovely statue of Mary, crowned with flowers and what looks like Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament outside at night with a large gathering.
What does it say to the students about the centrality of the Eucharist and the sacred nature of the chapel? What are they REALLY saying to the students?