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Alumni and Family Week


Welcome to BC High’s first-ever virtual Alumni and Family Week. While we miss gathering on campus for our favorite fall BC High activities, we can still celebrate that unshakeable Eagle spirit together! You’ll find something here for everyone in the family – physical, spiritual, service, and just plain fun. Join the BC High Jesuit community for a special Thanksgiving livestreamed Mass to end the week on a high note. Go Eagles!

Events & Opportunities

  • Dine-In or Take-Out

    BC High families and friends are invited to dine in or take out from Brick and Beam (Quincy) or Coppersmith (South Boston) on Wednesday, November 18! Each BC High family that dines in or takes out will receive special BC High swag.

    Brick and Beam
    705 Adams St, Quincy, MA 02169

    40 W 3rd St, South Boston, MA 02127

    Click here for more details!

  • The Turkey Trot & Family Fun Run (5k)

    Friday, November 20 – Tuesday, November 24

    Join us for The Turkey Trot & Family Fun Run (5k)! Races can begin on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 a.m. and must be completed by Tuesday, November 24, at 4:00 p.m. Prizes given to division winners!

    Click here for race details and registration!
  • Guided Meditation

    Join us for a 30-minute Guided Meditation with Wellness Instructor Rachel Reilly! Click Here for a short video on what to expect.

    Session 1: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Register here

    Session 2: Monday, November 23, 2020, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.Register here

  • Spiritual Offerings

    Praying with Breath taught by Rev. John Predmore SJ

    Join Reverend John Predmore SJ for his class Praying with the Breath, where you will explore deep breathing techniques fundamental for the deepening of one’s daily prayer patterns how to lovingly place ourselves before the God who beholds us reverently.

    Register here

    Praying with Creativity taught by Rev. John Predmore SJ

    Join Reverend John Predmore SJ for his class Praying with Creativity. Freeing up our creativity is part of God’s ongoing act of creation, and allowing ourselves to affirm our creative actions helps us to discover God’s unique will.

    Register here


  • Whiskey Business

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Join alum Mark McLaughlin’97, founder and owner of Old Line Spirits in Baltimore, MD, for a guided tour through the world of Whiskey. During this one-hour class, you will learn of the differences between different types of whiskeys, the fundamentals of the whiskey-making process, and understanding how to smell and taste whiskey! Follow along with any whiskey you have at home, or purchase a bottle of Old Line Whiskey here (must be 21+).

    Register here
  • Virtual Thanksgiving Mass

    Join us for our virtual Thanksgiving Day Mass
    Thursday, November 26, 2020
    10:00 a.m.

    Watch livestream

We are blessed to have members of the Jesuit community participate in the events of Alumni & Family Week. We have several events that we hope you’ll enjoy.
Rev. John Predmore, SJ with lead participants through an examen focusing on the breath. He’ll also lead an examen on prayer through creativity.

We will conclude Alumni & Family Week with a Thanksgiving Day Mass celebrated by Rev. Jim Croghan, SJ and Rev. Pat Nolan, SJ as the homilist. We hope you’ll join us virtually for a beautiful morning.

Spiritual Offerings

Service in the Community 

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston (CCAB) has seen a five-fold increase in demand for their services and has distributed over 1 million pounds of food to those in need in our communities. Each day, CCAB pantries distribute shelf-stable foods, fresh produce, and even personal care items to those in our neighborhoods who would need it most.

We hope you will join us by donating food to your local Catholic Charities organization or your local food bank between now and Friday, November 20. Don’t forget to send us a picture for the Alumni & Family Week photo album!

Suggested Shopping List – Dry Goods Only

  • Canned Vegetables, Beans, Rice
    Baby Food, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Raisins
  • Dairy Products (i.e. dry, evaporated, and/or boxed shelf-stable milk), Cereal, Oatmeal, Whole Grain Crackers
    Canned Fruits, Soup, Stew or Chili, Juice
  • Pasta, Mac & Cheese, Pasta Sauce, Canned Tomatoes
  • Instant Potatoes, Canned Fish, Canned Chicken, Corned Beef, Spam

For those in Greater Boston, you can drop off food items at BC High between now and November 20. Thank you for considering to help a family not worry about where their next meal is coming from and for participating in our first National Service Project! Each donation will go towards stocking the shelves at our pantries to ensure that everyone who comes to Catholic Charities looking for food receives what they need.

Find Catholic Charities in your area!
BostonNew York CitySan Francisco – Chicago – Palm Beach

Fine and Performing Arts

Arts have always been at the very core of a Jesuit education and the Fine and Performing Arts department is committed to an exploration of the arts in an inclusive environment through classes, exhibits, performances, guest speakers, and off-campus experiences. Take a look at our student artwork and musical performances by scrolling through our gallery!

Alumni and Family Week

From the Trapilo Weight Room