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Advent Liturgy & Reception for Class of 2020 – Friday, December 20 from 8-11 a.m., John H. Ryan Jr. Memorial Gymnasium & Keenan Hall

The Parents’ Association will host a reception in Keenan Hall for members of the Class of 2020 and their families following the Advent Liturgy on Friday, December 20.  Sign up here to volunteer at the event or contribute a baked good.  Baked goods may be dropped off on the PA cart outside of Mr. Thomey’s office by 5 PM on Thursday, December 19 or directly in Keenan Hall by 8 AM on Friday, December 20.

Mom Prom – Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Henrietta

The annual Mother-Son Dance, also known as the Mom Prom, is a memorable evening for our McQuaid boys in grades 9-12 and their mothers or female role models.  The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Jefferson Road in Henrietta.  KNIGHTS in Grades 9-12 ACT NOW and invite your mother or that special mother figure in your life.  It will be a night she will never forget with YOU as her special KNIGHT!  Tickets are $40 per person.  Register here to ensure you don’t miss out on this fun and popular event.

Fathers & Sons Communion Breakfast – Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9 a.m., McQuaid 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.  Registration details will be coming soon!

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.


Mercy & McQuaid (M&M) Service 

Service Social – Mingle at the Rink – Sunday, December 8 from 4 – 6 p.m., ROC Holiday Village, 353 Court Street, Rochester

Ice skating, hot chocolate, and fun await Mercy and McQuaid students at the Roc Holiday Village, an annual downtown holiday festival.  Come enjoy this winter activity and help the community by bringing two canned goods to donate to Cameron Community Ministries.  Open since 1985, Cameron Community Ministries offers youth after-school programs, hot meals, an emergency food pantry, and a clothing house for residents in the Lyell-Otis neighborhood of Rochester.  Students and parent chaperones, please click here for more information and to RSVP for Mingle at the Rink.


McQuaid Fall Fashion Show

Thank you to all who attended the McQuaid Fashion Show in October.  A special thanks to the chairpersons and volunteers who unselfishly gave of their time and talent to run the event.  Thanks also go out to all of the models, which included students, faculty, parents, and alumni.  The event would not have been possible without the generous support of local clothiers and vendors who supplied the fashions and donated raffle items.  Click here to see pictures from the event.  Look closely and you will spot our very own McQuaid President, Fr. Robert Reiser, S.J., on the runway.

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!