Photo by Alan M. Dumoff
Father Edward Namiotka, president of Sacred Heart High School in Vineland, offers the opening prayer at a meeting of alumni in February to discuss the formation of the St. Joseph Society of Sacred Heart High School.
Sacred Heart High School in Vineland will hold an evening of prayer and fellowship to mark the establishment of the St. Joseph Society of Sacred Heart High School this Saturday, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph.
The society was created to provide, protect and continue to build the legacy of the school for generations to come.
The society consists of alumni, parents and grandparents of both alumni and current students; business leaders and community members; as well as the current and former staff, faculty and administration. Its goal is to create an endowment fund that can be used not just to provide for the physical improvement of the school, but to sustain the educational mission and spiritual integrity of the school, and to insure the school continues its 85-year tradition of providing quality Catholic education to students.
In addition, the school hopes the society will provide a critically needed financial base that will enable tuition assistance, offset the operational costs of Sacred Heart’s academic, artistic and athletic programs, and allow the school to improve its physical, intellectual and spiritual learning environment.
The March 19 celebration will begin with Mass in Sacred Heart Church at 4:30 p.m.
A cocktail reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Jim Mogan Auditorium. Guests of honor will include Msgr. Joseph Stoerlein and members of the Sisters of St. Joseph who taught at Sacred Heart High School.
The gathering will conclude at 7 p.m. with a brief presentation about the future of Sacred Heart High School and the induction of the charter members of the St. Joseph Society of Sacred Heart High School.