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Fathers and Sons Communion Breakfast – Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9 a.m., Fr. Salmon, S.J. Chapel

Calling all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and male role models!  Join your McQ student for our annual Father/Son Mass and Brunch on January 26 in the McQuaid Jesuit Chapel.  Following Mass, enjoy a delicious brunch and words of wisdom from guest speaker, retired Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson. Chief Henderson will speak on how he modeled his public service based on the relationship he had with his father.  Click here to register.

National Honor Society Reception – Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 p.m., Outside the Chapel
The McQuaid National Honor Society recognition ceremony is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the new inductees.  The reception will be held in the main hall outside of the chapel immediately following the ceremony on Thursday, February 27.  McQuaid parents are invited to provide finger desserts to assist with the celebration.  Donations may be placed on the cart outside Mr. Thomey’s office at the main entrance prior to 7 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.  Kindly label treats containing nuts. To volunteer and help with this event, please click here

Save the date:  Ignatian Yoga – Sunday, March 1, 2020

Attention McQ current and alumni parents!  The Parents’ Association and the school’s Department of Mission and Ministry will be presenting Ignatian Yoga in the Spirit of Teresa of Avila on March 1.  Whether you are experienced in yoga or a novice, mark your calendar for this opportunity to exercise both your body and soul.    McQuaid’s very own certified yoga instructor and teacher, Tracey Bors, will lead the event.  Stay tuned for more details.

Middle School Parent Mixer – Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Middle School Atrium
McQuaid parents of 6th, 7th and 8th graders — let’s meet!  The parent mixer coincides with the 7th and 8th Grade Activity Night that will be held at the same time.  Drop off your 7th and 8th graders and head to the Middle School Atrium for an enjoyable social with food, beer, wine, soda, and fun!  It’s a great opportunity to mingle with your son’s friends’ parents and to meet new middle school parents.  Please note 6th grade parents are invited to the mixer, but the Activity Night is for 7th and 8th graders only.  Volunteers are needed to provide appetizers, finger desserts, water, and soda . Help is also needed with set-up and clean-up. Please click here to volunteer.

Save the date:  Ignatian Book Study – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Current McQuaid parents and alumni parents are invited to join the McQuaid Department of Mission and Ministry in a book study.  The book is Make Today Matter by best-selling award-winning author, Chris Lowney.  Mr. Lowney, a former Jesuit seminarian, speaks widely on leadership, corporate ethics, and decision making. Winter is a great time to read a book, so mark your calendars and look for more details coming soon.  


Mothers for Others

  • Dinner at Hope Lodge – Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6 p.m.
    Volunteers are needed to provide and serve dinner to the residents at the American Cancer Society B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House. Located at 1120 South Goodman Street in Rochester, Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for out-of-town cancer patients and their caregivers. The Hope Lodge community offers a supportive environment where guests can share a meal, join in evening activities, or unwind in their own private room. Share your time and talents this winter by helping with a meal at Hope Lodge. For more information and to volunteer for this event, click here.


Community Bulletin Board

Is there an event happening in our area that would benefit our parent community?  Is your place of worship offering a workshop that reflects our McQuaid values and mission?  If so, this is a perfect place to share the news!  Please email the announcement and event details to to have it included on our McQuaid web site under the Parents’ Association Community Bulletin Board.

Volunteer for McQuaid Parents’ Association 2019-2020

All parents/guardians of McQuaid students are part of the McQuaid Parents’ Association.  Our PA Executive Committee has been busy planning for the school year and you are invited to become involved. Share your time and talents by volunteering as little or as much fits your schedule.  Check the “Parents” tab on the McQuaid website regularly for opportunities.  If you have any ideas on how we can better serve you, please contact us at

2019-2020 Parents’ Association Executive Committee Members

Elly Chiariello, P ’19, ‘22, Co-President

Laura Cullen, P ’21, Co-President

Cathy Tan, P ’19, ’21, Co-President​

Maureen McRae, P ’20, Vice-President

Joe Eduardo, P ’89, ’02, ’21 Co-Treasurer

Doug Jeff, P ’24, Co-Treasurer

Nicole D’Anna, P ’24, ’24, Secretary

Help McQuaid When You Shop AmazonSmile

How can online shopping with Amazon help McQuaid?  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and services you know from The difference is when you shop at AmazonSmile a percen​tage of the price of your eligible purchases is donated to the charitable organization of your choice.  Help support McQuaid each time you shop by setting up as your Amazon home page. To designate McQuaid Jesuit as your charitable organization, log in with your regular Amazon user ID and password, click on Accounts and ListsYour Account, and under Other Programs you will find Change your Amazon Smile Charity.  Thanks for making this extra effort to support McQuaid!