What a great night sharing Sacred Heart spirit with our alums on June 9! More than 100 alums and guests attended our annual gathering to recognize reunion classes, renew connections and share Sacred Heart camaraderie.
The recognition program followed Mass in the Shrine and we were happy to honor members from the Classes of 2008, 1978, 1973, 1968 and 1958. During this special year, the Philippine Duchesne Award was presented to two alumnae: Laura Mullen Haroian ’76 and Marcia Baronovic Renken ’72 (8th). To read their tributes, click here. In addition, outgoing Alumni Association president Charla Niccoli Dziedzic ’75 was recognized and new president Julie Tierney Vetter ’85 was introduced.
Save the date and plan to join us for an Alumni Bicentennial Celebration—Congé Reunion on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Get in touch with your classmates and come back for a fun and festive evening at ASH! Following 5 p.m. Mass in the Shrine, we’ll present the Rose Philippine Duchesne Award to Marcia Baronovic Renken ’72 (8th) and Laura Mullen Haroian ’76, recognize Honor Classes (ending in “3” or “8”), then proceed to the Griesedieck Conference Room and historic areas for a 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Buffet.
Thanks to our loyal alums who celebrated Philippine’s Feast together at our Alumni Day of Service. From painting to polishing, sweeping to weeding, many projects at “home” were accomplished, including some preparations for Silver Tea. Merci beaucoup!
Plan now to attend a very special Alumni Congé Reunion during our bicentennial year, on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Mass at 5 p.m. will be followed by a reception in the historic area and front yard. ALL alums are welcome to our annual party! Reunion classes end in an 8 or 3. Special Honor Classes are 30, 40, 50 and 60 year classes. Please plan to join us!
Members of the Academy Class of 2017 were excited to come back to ASH Aug. 27 to collect their Memory Books. They spent time chatting with friends and autographing copies. It was a nice way for their parents to reconnect and to meet Dr. Dempf.
Our former students say that their high school experience is off to a great start!
To see a list of high schools they attend, click here.
The Academy’s Class of 2013 is heading to colleges and universities across the U.S. as well as Canada. The Class includes four young women who were valedictorians or salutatorians of their high schools: Mariana Gusdorf, valedictorian, Nerinx Hall; Kerrie Kocs, valedictorian, and Jessica Skinker, salutatorian, Incarnate Word Academy; and Clara Wolf, salutatorian, Villa Duchesne.
We are proud of all our graduates and their accomplishments! To learn other college destinations for the Class of 2013, click here.
It was a beautiful summer evening to celebrate our alums for Congé Reunion! More than 100 alums and guests attended our annual gathering to recognize reunion classes, renew connections and share Sacred Heart camaraderie. Prior to mass, a packed Cribbin Hall Library was the site for Jane Cannon’s preview of her forthcoming book, Two Hundred Years: A Legacy of Love and Learning. Guests were treated to dozens of images from the archives as well as little-known facts and touching stories.
Ask many alums what their favorite Academy tradition is and “Christmas Baskets” is a frequent reply. To recall these special memories, since 2013 ASH alums have responded to the invitation to participate in the Academy’s annual appeal for Christmas baskets. And this year’s generous response was overwhelming, resulting in 63 baskets overflowing with food for needy families in the area!
It was a heartwarming moment for our RSCJ when two ASH graduates were recognized in the 2016 “Stories of Our St. Louis Sisters” essay contest. Matilda “Tilly” Glascock, a sophomore at Cor Jesu (shown at right in photo), won for her essay about Sister Maureen Glavin. Jessica Skinker, a senior at Incarnate Word Academy, won for her essay about Sister Margaret Munch. Sister Glavin attended the awards ceremony at Incarnate Word, at which five of the winning essays were read aloud. Essays were judged by women religious.
In its fourth year, “Stories of Our St. Louis Sisters” is sponsored by the Incarnate Word Foundation and supported by the Catholic Education Office. It seeks to celebrate the contributions of women religious in the Archdiocese.
Congratulations to Tilly and Jessica! CLICK HERE to read their winning essays.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, alums took part in our annual Day of Service in celebration of Philippine’s Feast. After a morning mass in the Shrine, which concluded the 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration, alums headed to Our Lady’s Inn (providing homeless pregnant women and their children shelter) and Karen House (a Catholic Worker house of hospitality for homeless women and children) to paint, deep clean, provide lunch and move furniture. Each site was very grateful for our help and one wrote, “Yesterday was a huge success because of you all. Thank you all so much again. Our house is our home and Sacred Hearts are always welcome.” We are happy to honor Philippine by serving others!