On Thursday, June 1, the Class of 2017 gathered with their families in the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola to celebrate Regis High School's 2017 Baccalaureate Mass. Photographs from the Mass are posted below. Click here to read the homily delivered by Rev. Daniel K. Lahart, SJ.
The Mass program highlighted many of the service missions, retreats, and events which the graduating class participated in over the course of their four years at Regis. Below is a reprint of those highlights:
Every Tuesday morning, seniors volunteer at service sites of their own choosing. In the third trimester, seniors have the option to spend four full days each week volunteering in addition to Tuesday morning. The Class of 2017 volunteered at the following service locations throughout the academic year:
Ascension School; School of the Blessed Sacrament; Catholic Worker; Cassidy’s Place (Assoc. to Benefit Children); Community Housing Improvement Program; Corpus Christi School; Echo Park Association to Benefit Children; Central Park Early Learning Center; De La Salle Academy; Gillen Brewer School; Hospital for Special Surgery; Immaculate Conception School; Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House; KIPP Infinity Charter School; Merricatt’s Castle Assoc. to Benefit Children; Mount Sinai Hospital; OATS (Older Adults Technology Service); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn; Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic School; Our Lady Queen of Angels School; Passages Academy; PS 75 Emily Dickinson School; Sacred Heart Convent; Search and Care; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; St. Ann School; St. Benedict’s Day Nursery; St. Brigid’s School; St. Charles Borromeo School; St. Gregory the Great School; St. Joseph’s School; St. Stanislaus Parish; St. Stephen’s School; Veterans Affairs Hospital
During the third trimester, all seniors return to Regis on Tuesday afternoons for a series of Social Justice Seminars held in collaboration with the senior class from Dominican Academy. Focused around the central themes of Catholic Social Teaching, guest speakers were invited to present on a series of topics including: Economic Justice in the Developing World; Protecting Life on the Margins; Working for Peace and Justice through the Arts; Equity and Justice for Restaurant Workers; and the Criminal Justice System.
Retreats & Service Events
From retreat leaders to canned food drive organizers, the class of 2017 played a role in a variety of service activities throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Below is a summary of those service trips, fundraisers, and events:
Retreats: Emmaus Retreat Leaders; Freshman Retreat Leaders; Quest Retreat Leaders; Senior Retreat; Silent Retreat
Events & Activities: Midnight Runs; March for Life; NYC AIDS Walk; Nursing Home Visits; Regis and Rikers; Regis Rhythmic; Sandwich Making and Dinner Service for NY Common Food Pantry; School Liturgy Volunteers; ; St. Ann’s School Christmas Party ; St. Baldrick’s Foundation; Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Bake; Tutoring at St. Stephen of Hungary School
Service Trips: Ecuador (Working Boys Center); Jamaica (Mustard Seed Communities)
Fundraisers & Donation Collections: Adopt-a-Family for the NYRA Belmont Racetrack Chaplaincy; Amnesty International; Great Ignatian Challenge (canned food drive); Jamaica Mustard Seed; Jan Hus (clothing donations); Little Sisters for the Poor; Midnight Run; Project Cicero (used book collection); Regis for Rikers; Ronald McDonald House (toiletry drive); St. Aloysius (Kibera); St. Baldrick’s Foundation; Stocking Stuffer; World Aids Day