St. Joseph’s AcademyHIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENTMarch 24, 2010BACCALAUREATE MASSYou are enlightened by THE WORD.Soar high, Josephian!Introductory RiteCommentator:As we reached out for our diplomas today, we had reached the endof one chapter of our lives. As we stepped out the gates of our Alma Mater, Saint Joseph’s Academy, we carry on our dreams and goals as we fulfill each one ofthem, soaring high as we face a new world. The values and skills that we had acquired in this institution will forever mold us to become better Christians lived up by the Word of God as we fully become simple and Jesus-centered achiever who is always available to serve. Now, with deep gratitude to the Lord, who bestowed us all these blessings that we obtain today, let us honor Him as we rise and sing together our hymn of praise.Entrance Hymn“We are Yours”In the darkness that turned to day,Lord, you made us from breath and clay.With thanksgiving and praise we say: “We are yours!”From our bondage,you set us free to discover our dignity,made us your own for the world to see that we are yours!Bridge 1:Though our journey’s uncertain, be our life and our way.Be our truth now, and show us who we are. Lord, we pray –Refrain:Gather us into your love, O Lord. Make us your people!Take us, and hold us, break us and mold us in your love,in your love! Send us your Spirit, O Lord our God.Make us your own! Seek out and find us,in your love bind us, for we are yours! We are yoursFor the triumph of love and grace,you redeemed us from sin’s embrace.To you, Lord Jesus, we lift our praise, for we are yours.With your Spirit that brings new birth,you enkindle our lives’ true worth,renewing our hearts and all the earth. We are Yours!(bridge 1 & refrain)Bridge 2:When the world lays its claim on our hearts and souls,remind us of all that is true: that our hearts are yearningand restless till our hearts rest in you! (ref 2x)Coda:We are Yours! We are Yours!We are Your, O Lord.