On Sunday afternoon, April 28, 10 St. Mark's students were confirmed in Belmont Chapel. One staff member was also presented as a candidate for reception. The Right Reverend J. Clark Grew, St. Mark's Class of 1958, presided over the service.
Michael Joseph Ferlisi '22, Delaney Catherine Grace '21, John Schuyler Hayes '22, Cameron James Lynch '22, Hunter Philip Mulvey '20, Katherine Ann Normandin '19, Grant Michael Pellechio '21, Steven Sinchi '19, Emily Helen Taylor '20, and Sarah Ann Winters '21 were welcomed as candidates for confirmation and were confirmed by Bishop Grew. They all completed several weeks of confirmation preparation led by the School's head chaplain, the Rev. Barbara Talcott, and associate chaplain, the Rev. Katrina Solter.
Annie Pfaff, associated of alumni and parent programs and the Annual Fund in the St. Mark's Advancement Office, was received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Grew. She was sponsored by her husband, Andrew Pfaff, St. Mark's Class of 2003.
The retired Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio, Bishop Grew regularly celebrates and preaches at St. Mark's annual Confirmation service. On Sunday his sermon referenced legendary ballplayer Satchel Paige's "Six Rules for Staying Young." Bishop Grew was assisted at the service by Rev. Talcott and Rev. Solter. St. Mark's Director of Music James Wallace was the organist, and the service featured four hymns and both an organ prelude and postlude.
After the service, Head of School John C. Warren '74 and Dr. Laura Appell-Warren hosted a reception for the newly confirmed and received, along with their friends, families, and sponsors, at Choate House.