October 2018


Greetings from Broad and Vine! 

Homecoming 2018

A cornerstone celebration of Roman's rich tradition is returning to its birthplace!  The Alumni Association has chosen Sunday, November 4th, 2018 to celebrate Mass and Homecoming, which will be held exclusively at Catholic High.

Doors will open at 9:00 AM for the 10:00 AM Mass in the gym, followed by a short program by the Alumni leadership, the Rector, and the Student Council. Easy parking is available at the Hahnemann parking garage for just $3.00, with handicapped parking in the school parking lot. Elevator service will make for quick and safe access to our gym for mass and our student ambassadors and alumni ushers will help direct the day’s crowd flow.

Homecoming commences immediately after Mass with a luncheon buffet in both the cafeteria and library. Plenty of beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served at two staffed bars and NFL football will be shown on big screens. Tours of the original 1890 building and the beautiful new Howard Center for the Arts will be available.
We promise a great day to celebrate our beloved Catholic High!!

Plan to stop in our newly renovated and relocated school store which will be open all throughout the day.  Deck yourself out in the latest Roman Swag.  Shipping can be arranged. 

Register now for the event online by visiting: https://www.romancatholichs.com/homecoming

for inclusion on the class lists in the booklet is October 30th, so register today if you plan to come.  
Veteran's Day Assembly 

Alumni and Veterans are invited to come to the Annual Veteran's Day Assembly on Thursday, November 8th at 9:24 AM in the 3rd floor gym.  This year's assembly will feature a special commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Students will present biographies of Alumni Veterans of that war.  The assembly will also include a recognition of all Alumni Veterans in attendance. If you plan attend RSVP to Maureen Brown via e-mail: MBrown@RomanCatholicHS.com 

Roman Run 2018

The Roman Run is Sunday, November 11th on the beautiful and scenic Boathouse Row!
Don’t miss out on the early bird rate which ends on October 1st.
Register today: https://www.romancatholichs.com/RomanRun

Annual Blue Mass of Thanksgiving

Our annual Blue Mass of Thanksgiving will take place on Wednesday, November 21st at 10:00 AM at Roman.  During this season when we give thanks for all our blessings, the Blue Mass is a time to express our gratitude to all our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders for their dedication and the sacrifices they make each day. If you plan attend RSVP to Maureen Brown via e-mail: MBrown@RomanCatholicHS.com 


Class of 1958 - 60 Year Reunion

Class of 2008 - 10 Year Reunion

Upcoming Reunions
Class of 1968 – 50th Reunion - Friday, November 16, 2018
Flourtown Country Club from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM - $80 per person / $150 couple
Register at http://RomanCatholicHS.com/1968reunion
Class of 1973 – 45th Reunion - Saturday, November 17, 2018
Washington Fire Company No.1 Social Club in Conshohocken from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM - $60 per person
Register at http://RomanCatholicHS.com/1973reunion
Class of 1983 - 35th Reunion - Saturday, November 17, 2018
Throwbaxx Bar & Grille (Ridge Ave) from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM - $60 per person
Register at http://RomanCatholicHS.com/1983reunion
Class of 1988 – 30th Reunion - Friday, November 23, 2018
CJ & Ecks (Manayunk) 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM - $50 per person
Register at http://RomanCatholicHS.com/1988reunion
Class of 2013 – 5th Reunion - Saturday, December 1, 2018
U-Bahn (Center City) 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM - $35 per person
Register at http://RomanCatholicHS.com/2013reunion
Class of 1978 – 40th Reunion - Saturday, December 8, 2018
St. Helena’s Church (Blue Bell) Mass at 5:00 PM Reunion 6:00 PM-10:00 PM - $60 Per person/ 115 couple
Register at http://RomanCatholicHS.com/1978reunion

With the opening of the Howard Center for Arts phase 1 of the "Vision of Promise" Campaign is now complete!

Building on that momentum, we are now focused on Phase 2--A new Science, Technology ,Engineering and Math (STEM) Center. To be built next to the 1890 building, The STEM Center, will provide an expanded cafeteria along with new classrooms for the advanced sciences equipped with the latest technology.

To kick-start this drive, two members of our Board of Directors have generously pledged $500,000 as a challenge grant. Every dollar raised in the next 6 months will be matched up to 1 million! We need your help to meet this challenge. We don't want to leave any money on the table! Every donation, big & small is welcomed as we meet this challenge & begin this new phase. To contribute to this challenge grant, contact Patrick Plunkett,  Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, pplunkett@romancatholichs.com, 215-627-5487 ext. 312


Our soccer program is headed to its fifth consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League Championship Game!
Be there this Sunday in support of the Cahillites' quest to bring another Championship back to Broad & Vine. 
Wear Purple! 


Our annual giving is now simply known as "The Roman Fund" 
Make your gift today to the Roman Fund and directly help current and future Cahillites receive a quality Roman education and experience. Click the image above and make your impact today! 
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301 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107