By Patrick Mahanes ‘23

The Brother Rice Mother-Son Dance was hosted at Ridge Country Club on Feb. 4. Everyone was invited to mass at St. Linus before the dance. I attended the mass and dance with my mother for my first time at Brother Rice.

Father Mark´s homily dealt with the continuation of the sermon on the mount, and he recognized all the Brother Rice students in attendance.

My mom said, “It was very nice to spend the evening with my son. The mass was very powerful and a great reminder to everyone to let their light shine.”

After mass, everyone headed to Ridge Country Club for some appetizers and to dance. The mothers enjoyed dancing with their sons and chatting with other moms. I enjoyed talking with my friends and seeing my mom happy.

Senior Brendan McMullin said, “It was nice to take my mom out especially since I am a senior. I liked talking with my friends, and I had a great time.”

After the dance, many moms and sons went to various restaurants to get dinner. It was a great way to cap off the night.

Senior Jake Hannigan said, “I had fun at the dance with my mom. We went out for dinner after, and I am glad that I got to spend time with her.”

I know my mom really enjoyed the dance. My brother in college never took her to any of the mother-son dances at Brother Rice. We all know who her favorite son is now.