McQuaid Jesuit

On Sunday, August 27, members of the community gathered on the small hill on the east side of the field house for the third annual Outdoor Welcome Liturgy & Pot Luck Dinner. The event, hosted by the Parents' Association, has become an opportunity for families to spend time together prior to the start of the academic year and schedules become busier.  

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For the eighth consecutive year, a group of seniors and juniors traveled to Quito, Ecuador to spend ten days at the Working Boys' Center, a Jesuit ministry founded in 1964 to address the educational needs of boys working on the streets of Quito shining shoes. The goal of the trip is to give the students opportunities to be "with" and "for" the people they meet and serve so they may live out the Jesuit mission of being "women and men with and for others." Click here to see photos of their trip. 

Pictured below are Deaghlan Ryan '17, Noah Retter '18, Patric, Monahan '17, Nick Hamilton '17, Seth Bacon '17, Mason Rogers '17, Connor Short '17, Mr. Matt Fowler '08, Andrew Molinari '17, Mike Vandelune '18, Max Breit '18, John Gardner '17, and Fr. Bob Reiser, S.J.

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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 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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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.