The Rev. Ron Hamaday of Malvern Prep was honored last month at a mass after he announced he would be stepping down as director of the school's senior retreat program, "Malvernians Encounter Christ and Others."
Father Hamaday was director of the M.E.C.O. program for 11 years. The senior weekend retreat originally began in 1976 as a weekend designed for Catholic adults. When Father Hamaday took over as director, he redesigned the program, making it more teen-oriented. The program attempts to make participants more aware of how God works in their lives. Father Hamaday was honored at a mass held in the Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel on Malvern's campus followed by a reception with alumni, students, faculty and staff at the close of his final M.E.C.O. weekend.