Jesuit prepares for in-person graduation for Class of 2021

To honor its graduating seniors, Jesuit High School Sacramento will be holding its Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation for the Class of 2021 at Allworth Financial Stadium on May 21 and 22. Both events start at 7:30 pm. 

To attend the events, seniors got screened for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 13 and will be screened again on Friday, May 21. Additional info on the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation can be found in Jesuit’s Staying Connected Update from May 14

Managing the ceremonies is the graduation planning committee that includes Dr. Fadia Desmond, Mr. Paul LeBoeuf, and President Father John McGarry S.J., among others. Fr. McGarry and the committee wanted to ensure the seniors got to be honored and recognized for their achievements. 

“It is important for the seniors to have a graduation ceremony so that we can appropriately and joyfully give thanks for the accomplishments of each senior and the blessing of having them complete their education and formation as Men for Others,” Fr. McGarry said. “It is not only important for us to host a graduation celebration for the graduating seniors, but it is also very important to the parents and family members, and to the faculty and staff of Jesuit High School.” 

Principal Dr. Michael Wood ’99 also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the senior class.

“It is always important to give the senior class a proper farewell, especially because of their lasting impact on Jesuit more than anything else,” Dr. Wood said. “Myself, along with the rest of the graduation planning committee, feel that we as a school should give our thanks to the senior’s parents, the faculty, and staff.” 

As part of its efforts, Jesuit will be partnering with Saint Francis to share the responsibilities and costs of the event. Both schools will hold their own separate ceremonies, with the St. Francis graduation events taking place on Wednesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 20.

Given the many challenges Jesuit has navigated during the COVID pandemic, there are few institutions better experienced and qualified than Jesuit to help end the 2020-2021 school year on a high note.