May 12, 2022
Please join us for Alumni Congé Reunion 2022 on Saturday, June 11!
- 4 p.m. — Mass in the Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, followed by recognition of Milestone Classes.
- 5:30 p.m. — Reception in the Griesedieck Conference Room and Outdoors
HONORING 2022 MILESTONE CLASSES:
75 Years – 1947 70 Years – 1952
65 Years – 1957 60 Years – 1962 55 Years – 1967
50 Years – 1972 (All Classes) 45 Years – 1977
40 Years – 1982 25 Years – 1997
10 Years – 2012 5 Years – 2017
AND our “Missed Congé Years” for 2020 and 2021!
75 Years – 1946 70 Years – 1950 & 1951
65 Years – 1955 & 1956 60 Years – 1960 & 1961
55 Years – 1965 & 1966 50 Years – 1970 & 1971
45 Years – 1975 & 1976 40 Years – 1980 & 1981
25 Years – 1995 & 1996 10 Years – 2010 & 2011
5 Years – 2015 & 2016
All Academy alumni are welcome to celebrate!
This free event is hosted by the Alumni Coordinating Council and is open to alums and their spouse/guest.
An RSVP helps us plan! RSVP by June 3 to be entered into a drawing for a prize!
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February 24, 2022
Busy? Need to Renew?
Join us March 28 – April 1 for a Busy Person’s Retreat at the Academy of the Sacred Heart
A busy person’s retreat (BPR) is a week-long retreat for people like yourself, a busy person in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. It begins with an Opening Prayer and an opportunity to meet your Spiritual Companion on Monday afternoon at the Academy.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you are encouraged to take a half hour of personal prayer each day and to meet with your Companion to discuss your spiritual journey and to help you discover the movements of God in your life. The retreat closes with prayer/reflection on Friday afternoon.
The BPR is open to all and is an invitation to live mindfully in God’s presence in the midst of your busy, daily activities and to learn how to integrate this into your life even after the retreat is over.
March 19, 2021
To date, Academy alums have raised more than $21,000 for the 2020-21 Annual Fund. Now in its third year, March for the Heart, our Alumni Annual Fund Challenge, seeks to boost overall alum participation and gifts to the Annual Fund. Thanks to our generous Academy alums, last year we raised $10,207 during this 2-week campaign from nearly 100 donors!
Visit ash1818.org/march for more info!
March 11, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2-5 p.m.
Did you know Philippine is hiding all over town? Grab your pod of family and friends and join the hunt to find her!
January 26, 2021
Join us Monday, March 21.
Virtual Busy Person’s Retreat at the Academy of the Sacred Heart
This flexible retreat opportunity is open to ALL Academy alumni, faculty, staff, parents and trustees, whatever your faith tradition. If you are unable to commit to all the components of the retreat, please don’ t let that hold you back from participating. Be open to whatever you need in this moment. The Spirit works, no matter what.
January 8, 2021
“As a child at St. Charles and later as Assistant Principal, I loved our beautiful tradition of giving generously to those in need during the Christmas season. Thank you for organizing the alums so that we, too, could participate in this beautiful event.” — Mary Pat White, RSCJ ’59
We knew our 7th Annual Alumni Christmas Basket Collection would be different this year, but we were unprepared for the overwhelming generosity from alumni and parents of alumni! Nearly 900 items were delivered via our Amazon registry or dropped off in-person and $5,445 was raised to purchase an additional 3,700 items. On behalf of the Academy alumni, 83 baskets were contributed to the school’s overall effort, significantly impacting so many in our community!
December 7, 2020
Did you know that when you #ShopSmall, you can also support Academy alums? Check out some of these businesses and #ShopASHalums! Most have an online store. Let’s show our alums some ASH love!
November 2, 2020
For the past several years, alums have commemorated Philippine’s Feast (Nov. 18) with a Day of Service. Not only is this a community builder among alums, it is a direct expression of Goal 3 of Sacred Heart education: a social awareness which impels to action. In the past, our alums have served at area organizations as well as completed projects on the Academy’s campus.
For this unique year, we are planning projects on the Academy campus where we will be following our safety guidelines (temp checks, social distancing and mask wearing). We’ll begin at 8:30 a.m. with prayer in the Shrine, followed by coffee, juice and donuts in the Cafeteria. Projects will begin around 9 a.m.
March 18, 2020
MARCH for the HEART, our Alumni Annual Fund Challenge, runs from March 17-31. Our goal is to increase overall alumni participation, so YOUR gift ― no matter the amount ― is gratefully received and benefits every Academy student every day.
February 21, 2020
We have postponed this event and plan to reschedule later in the spring. Stay tuned for details!
Academy Alumni Happy Hour
Friday, March 13 | 5:30 p.m.
The Game Room, 2nd floor of the Chicago Athletic Association (12 S. Michigan Ave.)
February 3, 2020
We have postponed this event and plan to reschedule. Stay tuned for details!
Journey to Sugar Creek, Kansas
A Lenten Pilgrimage to Philippine’s Home with the Potawatomi
Thursday, March 26-Friday, March 27, 2020 (2 full days).
In 1841, Philippine Duchesne traveled to Sugar Creek, Kansas and spent a year with the Potawatomi Indians, realizing a lifelong dream of working with Native Americans. She was respected and well-loved, and they called her “the woman who prays always.”
Join Sister Margaret Munch as she leads a pilgrimage to Sugar Creek to visit St. Mary’s and Mound City, where Philippine lived with the Potawatomi. Highlights of the trip include the Indian pay station, Sacred Heart Church and St. Mary’s Mission/St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park.