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Jim Van Dyke, S.J., Lenten Reflection and Mass - Saturday, February 24 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel

Jim Van Dyke, S.J., will be on campus Saturday, February 24 to give a Lenten reflection and celebrate Mass. Sponsored by McQuaid’s Young Alumni Association, Fr. Van Dyke’s reflection will center around taking a different approach to Lent than we are used to. The reflection begins at 4 p.m. in the Fr. Salmon Chapel with Mass immediately following. Fr. Van Dyke taught English at McQuaid from 2002-2006 and was instrumental in the establishment of the school’s crew team. He is currently the Director of Ignatian Formation at Canisius High School and will begin service as President of Georgetown Preparatory School in July.

National Honor Society Reception - Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. outside the Chapel  

The National Honor Society recognition ceremony is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the new McQuaid NHS inductees. A reception following the ceremony is held outside the chapel. McQuaid parents are invited to provide finger-desserts and drinks and volunteer to celebrate with attending families. To volunteer - click here

BASH 2018 Adult Volunteers Needed - Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25

BASH weekend is Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25. Help is needed with set-up and clean-up and with events throughout the weekend. Please consider volunteering your time and signing up for a position that interests you. You may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please sign up by March 1 -click here

“Praying with the Passion of Jesus” Lenten Reflections - March 7, 14 & 21 from 8:10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel

The “Praying with the Passion of Jesus” retreat will allow participants to enter into how Ignatius invited us to pray with the Passion of Jesus. Each gathering will include a prayer experience, reflection on that experience, an opportunity for sharing of graces and a handout for the week to guide one’s personal prayer.

Middle School Parent Mixer - Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m. in the Middle School Atrium

The Middle School Mixer is an evening event for all McQuaid parents beginning at 6 p.m. on March 9 and coincides with the Seventh and Eighth Grade Activity Night held at the same time. Drop off the kids and head upstairs for an enjoyable social where wine, beer, food and fun will be served. Click here to register; it is $10 per person. In addition, we invite you to volunteer to provide appetizers, finger desserts and/or assist with set-up, check-in and clean-up - click here

M & M Middle School Service - Saturday, March 10 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Home

McQuaid and Mercy Middle Schoolers (7th & 8th graders) are going to St. John’s Home at 125 Highland Avenue to assist residents with playing bingo. This event is for 12 students (six boys & six girls) and takes place on Saturday, March 10 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Students need to bring nothing but their smiles! For more information and to RSVP-click here

Mother/Son Ignatian Reflection - Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel

This event will be guided by “Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice,” a recently released document which guides the mission focus for the Society of Jesus. This reflection will begin with an understanding of reconciliation (non-sacramental) and justice as understood by the Jesuits. Time will be given to pray and reflect on reconciliation and justice in the dynamic relationship of mother and son.   To register, click here

Mothers for Others - Ice Pack Covers for Golisano Children’s Hospital - Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Mothers for Others is planning a special evening of sewing and socializing thanks to gracious host Michelle Young. On Wednesday, March 21, Mothers for Others will be meeting at Michelle's home from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to sew ice pack covers for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Don’t worry if your sewing skills are non-existent—we need fabric cutters, folders, and pressers as well! To sign up -click here

"Mom Prom" 2018, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester - Friday April 13 from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The Mother-Son Social, affectionately referred to as "Mom Prom," is a memorable evening for high school students to enjoy dinner and dancing with their mothers and those who serve our students as mothers. This year's event takes place on Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester in Henrietta. The evening starts with a social hour followed by dinner and dancing. It's a lovely and fun evening for all! Tickets are $40 per person. To register,click here.

M & M Seniors Service - House of Mercy

Seniors will have their final opportunity to be of service and celebrate Mass at House of Mercy in March. We are awaiting a date, so please check the website periodically:

Volunteer of the Year

We are currently seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year. Here’s your opportunity to recognize that person who always finds time to volunteer, to encourage others to join them, and seems to have endless fun and energy while doing it. To nominate someone - click here

PA Newsletter Volunteer

The PA is seeking a volunteer to help put together the PA Newsletter each month. This position involves communicating with other PA members to gather information and word processing skills. If interested, please contact Kelly McCarthy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

McQ Swap & Shop

The McQ Swap & Shop is a place for McQuaid parents to share sports-related items wanted or items to sell or swap. The McQ Swap & Shop is accessed through Schoology. To access Schoology on the full website, go to Groups at the top and choose Current Parents. Then click on the Resources link on the left side. The link to the McQ Swap & Shop is listed first. To access the McQ Swap & Shop in the Schoology app, select Resources on the menu, choose Current Parents under Group Resources, and select McQ Swap & Shop.