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Baccalaureate Mass

Mater Dei High School Class of 2021 will celebrate their Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. on the Mater Dei Field

Tickets for guests are NOT required. However, we kindly ask that guests RSVP in order to help us plan the attendance at Mass.

During the Baccalaureate Mass, we have the privilege of giving thanks to our God for the many blessings received as we continue to pray together for God’s Grace for the Class of 2021 as they graduate and begin this new chapter of their lives. 


Q: When is Baccalaureate Mass?

A: Mass will be on Friday, May 28 at 5:00pm.


Q: Where will the Baccalaureate Mass take place?

A: The Mass will be held on the Mater Dei High School fields.


Q: Can I bring additional guests to Mass?

A: Yes. Please fill out the form HERE to add the additional number of attendees for the Mass. 


Q: Are tickets required for entry?
A: No. However, we still ask that families indicate how many guests they will bring by completing the link in the question above.

Q: How long will the Mass last?

A: The Baccalaureate Mass is expected to last approximately one hour. 


Q: Are food or beverages allowed?

A: No food or drinks except for bottled water will be allowed onto the fields. 

Q: What is the dress code for graduating seniors?

A: Males: Dress shirt, tie and dress pants. All males are expected to be clean shaven and neatly groomed.

Females: Christian decent dress. All students are allowed to wear either dress shoes or     sneakers; heels are not allowed on the field turf.

Q: Where will I meet my graduate after the Mass?

A: Families and guests will meet graduating seniors on the football field, which is immediately next to the baseball field. Families will be instructed on how to enter the football field at the end of the Mass. Graduates will be escorted to the football field at the end of Mass.


Q: How will I exit the Mater Dei campus after the Mass?

A: Security personnel will direct traffic toward the appropriate exit.


Q: What time can families and graduating seniors begin arriving for the Baccalaureate Mass?

A: Gates will open at 4:00pm. Seating for families will be on a first-come/first-serve basis and families are encouraged to arrive early.


Q: Where will I enter and park?

A: All families will enter the Mater Dei campus through Monarch Way/Edinger Ave. Security personnel will direct you to park in the Monarch Way lot under the solar panels. If necessary, overflow parking will be available on the first floor of the parking structure.


Q: Where do we go after we have parked?

A: Security personnel will direct families toward the fields. Graduating seniors will check-in at the Meruelo Athletic Center. Guests will be directed to the fire lane located by the soccer field where they will enter for the Mass. 


Q: Can we select our own seats after we have entered the baseball field?

A: Yes.

Q: Will my family have an opportunity to take pictures after the Mass?

A: Yes. Families will be allowed to take pictures on the football field after the ceremony.

Q: Will face masks be required?

A: Yes. Mater Dei High School will continue to follow CDC guidelines for schools. Accordingly, all guests and graduating seniors will be required to wear a face mask at all times while on the Mater Dei campus and throughout the duration of the entire ceremony.


Q: Will physical distancing be in place?

A: Yes. All seating for guests and graduates will be spaced according to current CDC guidelines.


Q: Will hand sanitizing stations be available?

A: Yes. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the venue.

Q: Will restrooms be available during the ceremony?

A: Yes. The restrooms in front of the MAC as well as those in the 600 wing will be available for use. Signage will also be displayed to direct you to these restrooms. 


Q: Can I bring an umbrella to protect against the sun?

A: Yes. You may bring an umbrella to protect against the sun as you wait for the ceremony to begin. However, to prevent this from blocking anyone else’s view, you will be required to put it away at the start of the ceremony.


Q: Will ADA seating be available?

A: Yes. If you will require ADA seating, click here to let us know.


Q: What will ADA seating look like?

A: For ease of access, ADA seating will be located next to the Monarch Way lot. A special runner will be placed on the field turf to facilitate movement of wheelchairs and/or walkers over the field turf itself. This section will provide a line of vision of the stage and will also have a large screen immediately next to it. Click here to view a diagram of the field. The ADA seating section is indicated by the path highlighted in yellow.


Q: If one member of our party will require ADA seating, do we all have to sit together?

A: All of your party members may sit together. However, if your party would like to “split up,” they may do so as well.


Q: Will ADA parking be available?

A: Yes. ADA parking will be located on the 1st floor of the parking structure and in front of the Meruelo Athletic Center. Security personnel will direct you to these parking spaces.