The Magis Retreat program for sophomores completed its final retreat of the year at Camp Asbury from May 7-8.  The retreat program is led by Ms. Elizabeth Pietropaoli and highlights the concerns dealing with becoming of man of integrity. 

The retreat was led by Adam Baber, John Maxwell, Elizabeth Pietropaoli and Matt Whelehan and assisted by sophomore student leaders Seamus Hogan '19 and Tian Stephens '19 and seniors Noah Williams '17, Dan Rooney '17, Will Scheurmann '17 and Nick Caterisano '17. The following sophomores were retreatants on Magis: Andrew Ritz, Gabe Gelke, Isaiah Miller, Ian Bankes, Joseph Heinle, Sean Murray, Timothy Oberlies, Ben Beauchamp, Mark Passero, Tommy Burkhard, Francis Rattelade, Harry Bruu and Danny Kanz. 

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During McQuaid Jesuit's Easter Liturgy on Wednesday, April 26, five students celebrated their First Communion. The students received sacramental preparation from Mr. Drahms and Mrs. Hendrick.

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Pictured left to right: Mr. Nathan Drahms, Brendan Byrne '19, Mrs. Jean Hendrick, Frankie Camp '19, Matthew Derleth '23, Angus Chase '19, Charlie Isaac '23, Fr. Bob Reiser, S.J.

The Hands of Christ award is a recognition program to assist area parishes in affirming their high school seniors who have been the "Hands of Christ" in their church, home, school, and community. The following is criteria to receiving the award:

  • Has consistently demonstrated a Christian attitude by word and example.
  • Has been actively involved in the parish as well as their school or community.
  • Has been a positive role model to their peers, younger children, and adults.
  • Is a practicing Roman Catholic in a parish in the Diocese of Rochester and attends Mass regularly.
  • Is currently a high school senior.

Congratulations to the following McQuaid Jesuit seniors who received the award at a ceremony February 9: Aidan Blake, Andrew Blanco, Nicholas Caterisano, Paul Conley, John Conover, Patrick Dela Cruz, Connor Dickman, Joseph Doerr, Christopher Draveck, Craig Eichas, Michael Facci, Timothy Fitzgerald, Angelo Fusilli, Kyle Gateson, Kevin Gearinger, Nicholas Hamilton, Connor Hester, Benjamin Holdsworth, Laughlin Holmes, Declan Kelly, Mark Mang Jr., Cameron Mason, Andrew Molinari, Michael Namorato, Scott Nasca Jr., Daniel Rooney, William Scheuerman II, William Shanahan, John Steele III, and Jonathan Sutton. 

Because of limited space at McQuaid Jesuit, we are unable to welcome guests to Fr. Boyle’s talk. We encourage parents, alumni, and friends to attend Fr. Boyle’s talks at Nazareth College, which are open to the public free of charge.

March 2, 2017 - 7:00 p.m., Nazareth College, Arts Center, Callahan Theater

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 1:30 p.m., Nazareth College, Linehan Chapel

Jesuit priest, author, speaker and world-renowned expert in gang intervention, Gregory J. Boyle is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. From 1986-92, Fr. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in the city, located between two large public housing projects and the territories of numerous gangs. There he and parish and community members started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, now the largest, most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy trains and employs former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to more than 10,000 people who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.

The author of the 2010 New York Times best-selling book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Fr. Boyle is the subject of Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock’s 2012 documentary G-Dog. A recipient of the California Peace Prize, Boyle was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, named a Champion of Change by the White House, and awarded the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year award by the James Beard Foundation.

Fr. Boyle will speak as part of Nazareth College's Shannon Lecture Series.

A group of McQuaid Jesuit students were among hundreds of demonstrators who traveled to Washington, D.C. Friday, January 27 to take part in the annual "March for Life." The march observes the anniversary of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion nationwide. While not an official McQuaid Jesuit organized event, the group departed from the school along with students from Mercy and and others in the community. The two buses that departed from McQuaid were organized by current parent  Elizabeth Gilges, P '14, '16, '16, '21.