The Spiritual Committee of the McQuaid Jesuit Parents' Association is responsible for assisting with events related to fostering the Ignatian identity and faith within the school community.

Committee Co-ChairsPA SponsorInternal Liasons
Pam & Craig Cairns, P '06, '14, '16, '18, '21
Joanne & Dan Geen, '81, P '10, '18, '21
Kelly Darby, P '16, '19 Nathan Drahms
Damian Zynda


Spiritual Committee Events

Garment Sale Saturday, August 26, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Every year, gently used clothing is donated to McQuaid by current students. All are welcome to stop by and shop in preparation for the new school year.
Outdoor Welcome Liturgy & Pot Luck Dinner Sunday, August 27, 2017
5 p.m.
This wonderful Mass and potluck supper welcomes the entire McQuaid Jesuit community to the new academic year.
Father/Son Mass & Brunch Sunday, January 28, 2018
10 a.m.
Sons and their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers or male role models are encouraged to come together to celebrate Mass, share breakfast, and connect in a meaningful way to fortify the brotherhood that is McQuaid. A TBD keynote speaker will present during breakfast.
Mother/Son Lenten Reflection Sunday, March 11, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Similar to the Father/Son event, this celebration offers our boys a chance to deepen their bond with the mothers in their life, whether a mom, step mom, grandmother or female role model. Come hear a guest speaker and deepen your understanding of the spiritual efforts to help our boys develop into young men for and with others!


Spiritual Committee Volunteer Opportunities

The Spiritual Committee welcomes volunteers to assist with each of the above events. Prior to each event, we will send a SignUp Genius link for which parents will have an opportunity to volunteer. Whether it be baking, reading, taking photos, setting up or cleaning up for each event, we can always use your assistance. In addition, we have certain programs that may need assistance throughout the year. Please refer to the PA Monthly Newsletter to help with these programs. They are listed below.

ProgramDetailsProgram Chair(s)
Chapel Linen Caretaker Throughout the year, the linens and vestments used during Masses in the chapel and throughout school need to be cleaned. This role involves collecting the dirty items and bringing them to a dry cleaner to be laundered Polly Wilson, P '17, '19, '21
My Brother's Closet A portion of the collection of gently used clothing items from the garment sale will be stored and used for "shopping" by our Knights in need, anonymously. Margaret DelPlato, P '21