Our next monthly Coming Home meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30pm at Hackney’s on Lake. If you are considering joining a committee but haven’t done so yet, this meeting would be a great way to get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with fellow alum who are taking the lead in helping put our ideas into action!
Do you remember Marillac’s Charter Day? It was an annual all-classes birthday bash that commemorated the founding of our favorite and iconic high school. It was held just before Thanksgiving break and gave us a day off of our usual class schedule. The morning started with Mass celebrated in the theater for all students and faculty. We then proceeded to the Student Center for a pancake breakfast sponsored by ICC (Interclass Council). Then back to the theater for a fierce talent competition of musical, comedy and dance acts from each class. (Did it seem the seniors always won?)
Charter Day marked the day the doors opened at that special place in time in Northfield, IL that we all shared. The stars were aligned, and our parents were wise to trust our formative teen years to the vision of Sister Constance, DC. She was the female pioneer of education who, along with her fellow sisters, gave us responsible freedom, ensured our awareness of social justice, taught us love and acceptance, and instilled leadership and independence at every opportunity. Although its doors are closed, the idea of Marillac HS is still a reason to celebrate today.
For the past three years, a growing group of Marillac grads have gathered at Hackneys to celebrate Charter Day in the new millennium. Each year the number of classmates who attend grows. It’s an excuse to have a glass of wine and reminisce with old friends. Or it’s your feel-good opportunity to help the Daughters of Charity’s missions in Chicago (Marillac St. Vincent/St. Joseph Services) during the over-commercialized holidays. Whatever your reason, grab a couple of Marillac girls, and join us as we collect and wrap Christmas gifts for the needy. (If you can’t make it, you can still order gifts online!) Last year we raised over $5,000 worth of toys and gifts for these missions.
This year, we will be working together to:
Support the toy drive for the Marillac House Christmas Store. Click here for the wish list. You may bring your unwrapped toy to Charter Day or ship it to the address provided.
"Adopt" one of the 33 children in the St. Joseph Services After School program and provide a gift for their Three Kings celebration. Click here to let us know you would like to adopt a child and we will send you his/her wish list!
Supply and stuff stockings for St. Joe's kids! Click here to volunteer to let us know you can help provide stocking stuffers. Click here to let us know you can help!
What: Third Annual Marillac High School Charter Day Toy Drive
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Hackneys, 1514 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview
Cost: FREE appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. And, we’d love you to bring a Christmas gift for the kids.
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Grab cuatro (4, or more!) Marillac friends and join Sr. Mary Beth and Daughters-yet-to-be-named for a night filled with fun, friends and laughs. And for good measure we'll throw in a little fundraising for the Daughters' Chicago missions!
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Remember Charter Day? A fun November half-day kicking off Thanksgiving break with Mass in the theater, plenty of sweet treats back in homeroom, learning which family from Marillac House your homeroom would be adopting, enjoying the highly anticipated, ICC-sponsored Charter Day Show and inter-class contest for the most “talent,” all capped off with a birthday cake and everyone singing “Happy Birthday” to our dear Marillac High School.
Charter Day was plenty of fun, but also a time to honor and celebrate the spirit of St. Louise that had been handed down to each girl who walked the Marillac halls and to extend that spirit through the homeroom gift collection and Christmas Party at Marillac House.
It is in that same spirit that the Coming Home Legacy invites you to celebrate Charter Day once again on “Giving Tuesday,” November 28, 2017, from 7-9pm to connect with fellow alums, and to lend time, talent, and/or treasure to the work still being done by the Daughters of Charity in Chicago through Marillac St. Vincent Family Services and St. Joseph Services.
JOIN US, in any of the following ways!
- At Hackney's on Lake (1514 E. Lake Ave., Glenview) on November 28th from 7-9pm and bring an unwrapped gift from the wish list for the Marillac House Christmas Store, "adopt" a student from the St. Joseph Services after-school program and bring something from their wish list, or bring a stocking stuffer for the children at both locations! RSVP BELOW. Connect with fellow alums, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar and wrap gifts while trading stories from past Charter Days!
- In spirit—purchase a gift off the wish list for the Marillac House Christmas Store or "adopt" a student from the St. Joseph Services after-school program and we will deliver your gifts for you. Please use the following shipping address: Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, Attn. Peggy Gudenas, MHS; 2145 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614. And please enclose a gift receipt so we can acknowledge your gift(s)!
- In spirit—make a donation to support the Marillac Coming Home campaign, benefiting the educational programs of Marillac St. Vincent and St. Joseph Family Services. See our website for more information , including matching gift information.
- Volunteer: The Marillac House Christmas Store, where families shop for presents for their loved ones, is open December 16th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and is in need of volunteers! The St. Joseph Services Three Kings Day Celebration, the evening of January 10th, is also in need of volunteers! Sign up here to volunteer with fellow Marillac alums.
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We hope to see you on Charter Day November 28th, at the Christmas Store on December 16th or at the Three Kings Celebration on January 10th!
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Can you believe it's been 40 years since we walked the halls at Marillac?!
Please join us to celebrate and reunite!
Here are the details:
Food: Heavy appetizers and stations. Full cash bar.
Cost: $77.00 per person plus cash bar
Any profit from our reunion will benefit the Daughters of Charity Chicagoland missions. If you cannot attend the reunion, please consider donating through the link below!
Hotel Rooms: We've secured a block of rooms at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Glenview, at the special rate of $99.00 plus taxes. Rooms are available at this rate on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. If interested, you must book by Friday, September 22nd.
To book your room, please use the link below:
Dress: Whatever you're comfortable in! Who cares, girls just wanna have fun. Blackwatch plaid uniform optional!
Cancellation policy: A full refund will be given if you have to cancel on or before Friday, September 29th.
Walk In Policy: Only checks will be accepted the night of the reunion, but we'd really like it if you pre-registered so we have a name badge for you and enough food and drinks for everyone!
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 29th. Mark your Chandler's notebook...
*** Please forward this invitation to any '77 classmates that you keep in touch with, just in case this invite doesn't reach them.
We look forward to seeing you on October 14th!
Committee Members: Christine Galliani, Debbie Warchol Wilkie, Margo Loftus Lyons, Sally Petterson, Janet McCabe Parry, Vicki Vollmer Simkins, Liz Murray Lee, Peggy Gudenas, Cindy Jevitt Zver.
New lockers, homerooms, Chandlers, classes and teachers. Big sisters, clubs, sports teams, ICC, class council, sock hops. All part of a new year of learning.
All in the Marillac family are invited "back to school" this September to come home to those memories and the legacy of education in the spirit of the Daughters of Charity. Please join us for Mass in the beautiful Techny Chapel followed by a light brunch.
Purchase your tickets using our secure form below!
If you are interested in helping to serve during the Mass in any capacity, including with hospitality, distributing communion, or in the Marillac Alumnae Choir, please contact Eileen Durkin at email@example.com.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Coming Home Legacy honoring the Daughters of Charity and their Chicagoland missions. For more information go to marillachighschool.org.
Can't make it to the Brunch but would still like to make a contribution to the Coming Home Legacy? Click the 'Donate Now' button below to make a donation using our secure form.
Come home with us as Sr. Ann Marie Butler and Sr. Mary Beth Kubera guide us in reconnecting with St. Louise and the spirit and legacy of Marillac High School for an afternoon of faith, friendship, food and fun.
The Marillac St. Vincent Christmas Store is an exciting holiday tradition for Chicago families in need. For over 50 years, they have been able to make holiday wishes come true for thousands of children thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors who buy toys AND to those who volunteer.
What is the Christmas Store?
Every year, parents, grandparents, and child guardians that we serve throughout the year, are offered the chance to sign up for the Christmas Store. On the Saturday before Christmas, registered families get to "shop" for toys, stocking stuffers, books, games, clothes, and stuffed animals for each of their children, have their gifts wrapped, and finally, leave with a full bag of food - enough to make a big meal on Christmas day complete with a turkey!
We invite you to get involved!
Start a toy drive in your church or office. Get your class or a group of friends and family together to come volunteer. Or help us sort through and organize the thousands of toys donated to the Christmas store the week leading up to our distribution day. It's such a fun way to get into the holiday spirit!
Click through the resources below to get started!
Who can believe it’s been 40 years since the class of 1976 walked the halls of LDM? Not us! This November, alumnae from '76 will walk down memory lane together.
We are suggesting a donation of $76 which will go towards supporting Marillac St. Vincent and St. Joseph Services. You will also enjoy a light dinner, open bar, and a chance to reconnect with old friends. Make your donation by buying your "ticket" below. Please spread the word!
Contact Geril Reding Zern at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Online tickets are no longer available. You may still purchase tickets at the reunion!