Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The designation "Eagle Scout" was founded more than 100 years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank. Congratulations to the current McQuaid Jesuit students who have attained this rank: Thomas Alvermann, '17; Nick Atkinson, '17; Matthew Blejwas, '17; Gavin Bloom, '17; William Bowen, '18; Cole Campbell, '17; John Conover, '17; Jack Crudele, '17; Connor Dickman, '17; Michael Facci '17; Grant Kelly, '17; Brendan McAuley, '18; Michael Murphy, '18; Martin Petrauskas, '17; Eli Redman, '17; Dixon Robin, '17; Will Santos, '18; Ezra Schultz, '17; James Schnell, '19; Jonathan Sutton; '17; Hobart Williamson, '17; Mac Williamson, '17.

BASH LOGO colorFINALTickets for McQuaid Jesuit's 44th annual BASH dinner/auction are now on sale. Join co-chairs Bishop Matthew Clark; Kathleen & Phil DiPasquale, '78, P '10; Carol & Tim Fitzgerald, '86, P '17; and Sheila & Dan Mason, '85, P '17 and celebrate this year's theme, "Knights on a Mission." Click here to purchase individual tickets or tables of 10 and learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities.

What is BASH?
BASH is an acronym for Building A Scholastic Heritage. This is McQuaid Jesuit’s annual dinner/auction fundraiser. Held since 1974, the money raised helps offset McQuaid’s annual operating budget. BASH is organized and run by the school’s Institutional Advancement office with the assistance of co-chairs. Each year, more than 300 student, parent, faculty, and staff volunteers are needed to help make the on-campus event possible. For more information on BASH or how to volunteer, contact Heather Whiting at (585) 256-6151.

Dear Members of the McQuaid Jesuit Community:

Since the beginning of the school year, the students, faculty, and staff have been pausing at various points during the school day to pray in a very focused way. In particular, the entire community has been stopping at the conclusion of “X” and “Y” days to participate in the Examen of Saint Ignatius Loyola. The prayer, led by a variety adults over the public address system, invites our community to discover God by reflecting on the experiences of our individual and collective lives. Saint Ignatius believed that God could be found “in all things,” and the Examen asks us to look at “all things” within and around us in order to find God.

In yesterday’s Advent Liturgy, we heard the prophet Zephaniah proclaim:

Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!
The LORD, your God, is in your midst,
a mighty savior;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
and renew you in his love,
He will sing joyfully because of you,
as one sings at festivals.

As people of faith, we believe God always is being born into our lives. As the prophet says, “God is in our midst.”

As we celebrate Christmas this year, let us seek for God, born into our lives on a daily basis. Whether it is through the Examen, the words of the prophets, or in the images of the newborn Christ that surround us these days, God is made flesh and therefore God is to be found. My prayer is that we seek God, and we find God, especially in the busyness of these Christmas days.

Merry Christmas!

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Robert E. Reiser, S.J.

Congratulations to senior Gavin Bloom who was awarded his Eagle Scout Rank Monday, December 19, 2016. Gavin completed his final project at Victor Municipal Park where park patrons had constantly complained about the significant mosquito problem. Gavin's project involved building and installing bat shelters and informational plaques about bats throughout the park. The bats will help take care of the mosquito problem and make the park a more pleasant experience for patrons. He also provided a safe roosting for the bats as nearby housing developments are expanding near the park which has removed some of their natural habitat.

The McQuaid Jesuit Speech and Debate Team presents...

“Our Voice, Our Future”
The second annual showcase of drama, comedy, politics, debate, oratory and entertainment

Friday, January 6, 2017
7 p.m.
McQuaid Jesuit Fine Arts Wing
and Fr. Leon J. Hogenkamp, S.J. Auditorium

Join the Knights of Speech and Debate for
a dessert reception and evening of celebration as they
present their best performances.

Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Bovenzi in the front
office for $10 each

All proceeds from this event support the area’s top-
ranked team as they travel to
States and Nationals.