JUNIPERO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI NEWSLETTER 
The Padre Whisper

September, 2015-Vol 3, Issue 9
In This Issue
Homecoming and Serra Reunion
Washington, D.C. Reception
Alumni Father-Son Mass
Fall Sports Kickoff
Christian Clifford '89 Authors Book
Throwback Thursday Pics Needed!
Upcoming Events


September 18, 2015
Alumni Father-Son Mass

October 17, 2015

Homecoming and Reunions 

 

November 14, 2015

Fall Event - Retro Party

 

November 25, 2015
Alumni Basketball & Wrestling

 

November 26, 2015
Alumni Water Polo

 

November 27, 2015
Alumni Soccer

 

December 3, 2015
Serra O
pen House

 

December 26, 2015
Alumni Crew

 

January 22, 2016
Alumni 50-Year Club Luncheon

 

February 18, 2016
Fund a Dream Scholarship Benefit

 

March 2016
TBD Father Serra Heritage Society Dinner

 

March 26, 2016
Alumni Baseball, Lacrosse and Volleyball 

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Last month, we welcomed 241 new freshman Padres into our community.  Of these students, 23 are sons of Serra alumni and four have Padre grandfathers.  We anticipate an exciting school year, with many events planned for our alumni.  

Our annual Alumni Father-Son Mass will be held on September 18 at 7:30 a.m.  All alumni with sons currently attending Serra are invited.  I would also like to invite all alumni to our annual Homecoming Barbecue at noon on October 17.  Come back to campus for some great food and football!
 
Sincerely,
  
Bob Greene, Jr. '85
Alumni Director
Alumni News
Serra Super Reunion is Saturday, October 17

The Serra Super Reunion for the Classes of '48, '49, '54, '55, '56, '64, '65, '66, '74, '75, '76, '84, '85, '86, '89, '90, '91, '94, '95, '96, '04, '05 and '06 will be held on Saturday, October 17 at Serra High School. We are excited for the Super Reunion! Since the Padre brotherhood transcends generations, many of our alums have expressed interest in reuniting not just with their specific classes, but also with Padres from other decades.

 

Please join us at noon for the Alumni Barbecue and football game against Mitty and the Super Reunion in the evening. The Super Reunion will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail party, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please help us to spread the word! CLICK HERE for more information and to register. 

Washington, D.C. Reception
Serra President Lars Lund, Advancement Director Perry Carter '84 and Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for an alumni cocktail party hosted by Dennis Lucey '58 on September 22 from 5:30-7:30.  If you are interested in attending, please email Lisa Callagy at lcallagy@serrahs.com .  

Alumni Father-Son Mass and Reception is September 18
Celtic Cross The Alumni Father-Son Mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. on September 18. We are proud of the number of students who are following in their dads' footsteps by attending Serra. Our alumni dads and grandpas join their sons each year at the Alumni Father-Son Mass. 

The Father-Son Mass exemplifies Serra's tradition of building men of faith, wisdom, service, community and leadership. As a tradition during Mass, fathers and sons place candles in a galvanized tub. By the end of the Mass, the candles melt together to signify unity. CLICK HERE for information and to register.

Around the Halls
Fall Sports Kickoff
Our Padre student-athletes have put in a lot of hard work over the summer and are eager to start competing in the WCAL. We are looking forward to an exciting fall season with football, water polo and cross country.  Football is looking for a school-record WCAL "three-peat" after winning league titles in 2013 and 2014.  The Padres will be led by seniors Kelepi Lataimua, Billy Tuitavake, Rory Uniacke and Hunter Bishop.  Serra is ranked #5 in the Bay Area in the San Francisco Chronicle's preseason poll. 
 
Water polo looks to extend its string of consecutive CCS playoff berths to 13 consecutive years.  The team is also looking to have a strong WCAL showing.  The Padres will be led by junior Arvin Bahia, and seniors Louie Realyvasquez, Andy Black and Sebastian de Arantes Oliveira.  Matthew Olujic will be defending the cage for the Padres. 
 
Cross country will be led by senior Matthew Herrera, who was a state meet qualifier last year and finished fourth among all WCAL runners.  Expectations are also high for senior Jonathan Garcia, junior Ara Archbold and j unior Adam Mansell.  

Christian Clifford '89 Authors Book
Christian Clifford '89, a member of Serra's theology department, recently published a book entitled  Saint Junípero Serra: Making Sense of the History and Legacy. Its foreword is by Fr. Tommy King, O.F.M. ('74), who for 11 years evangelized in Latin America.

"Pope Francis called Fr. Serra the 'Evangelizer of the West,'" said Clifford. "I believe my passion for the topic and presentation will help the fair-minded see the first American saint to be canonized on American soil in a clear and concise way, and as one worthy of inviting on one's own faith journey."

Fr. Serra will be canonized in Washington, D.C. on September 23 and the Serra community will celebrate during a special Mass on September 24.  For more information on Saint Junípero Serra: Making Sense of the History and Legacy by Christian Clifford, please visit  www.SaintSerraBook.com .

Got Photos? Send Us Your Old-School Pics!

Every Thursday on the Serra website, we feature seven "throwback" images. We have received a lot of positive feedback! If you would like to share any old-school photos from any decade, please CLICK HERE to upload. We can't wait to see what you'll dig up!  

Once a Padre, Always a Padre!