Mothers and daughters bond over brunch

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Brunch Bond Emmy Kmiecik ’20 and her mom, Mrs. Sandy Kmiecik, enjoy the annual mother daughter Mass and breakfast. Mothers and daughters spent time together and enjoyed a delicious meal. Photo by Emma Roth 

By Lauren Elliot

Marian’s annual Mother Daughter Mass and Breakfast was held on Sunday, April 8. Marian girls and their moms and grandmothers gathered to spend some quality time together to pray and eat a delicious breakfast. The event was held at UNO’s Scott Conference Center and put on by Marian’s Campus Ministry Group. The tables were all decorated with Marian plaid table runners and flower vases. A professional photographer was even there to take photos of the students with their mothers and grandmothers. 

The event started out with a few words from the Roth family. Senior Emma Roth,  junior Clara Roth, and their mom Molly Roth gave some advice  for the moms and daughters of Marian and showed appreciation for all that Marian has done for their family. Fr. Kevin Schneider, S.J. celebrated the Mass with help from mothers and daughters  who read the Scripture readings and brought forth the gifts. After the Mass, delicious pastries, bacon, eggs, potatoes, and fresh fruit were provided for the attendees. Ms. Mary Higgins gave plenty of words of wisdom for Marian girls and their mothers, and Mrs. Susie Sullivan closed with a prayer. Higgins said a few quotes about mothers and daughters. “By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s all wrong,” she said

This event proved to be a very valuable bonding experience for Marian girls and their female role models. Maddy and Hana Kuiper, juniors at Marian, attended the Mass and breakfast with their mom, Elena Kuiper. They agreed that it is very important to spend quality time together. Maddy said, “My mom shapes me into the person I am, and I love being around her.”

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