Monday, December 3, 2012

THANK YOU > StFX Day 2012

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the chapter team in celebrating the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier!

Mass at the Cathedral

An estimated 60 people celebrated the feast day of our patron saint at St. Mary's Cathedral in downtown Calgary. Alumni of all ages filled the pews and listened to Fr. Bill Stephenson '57 preside over the Mass. Special thanks to Sue Robichaud for organizing the music ministry and to Fr. Greg Coupal, pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral, for giving our Mass a home, this year. In thanks, the chapter will be donating money to the St. Vincent de Paul society at St. Mary's, for showing such wonderful hospitality.

The wine & cheese reception

After Mass, most people came to the lower parish hall for some wine, cheese and other goodies. Special thanks to Jay Donlevy '92 and Phil Markovich '85 for helping organize the food and drink, and to StFX Alumni Affairs for the great giveaway prizes! Be sure to check your email for whether you won a prize!

Alumni StFX Day Pub Night

There was also an informal gathering of alumni at the nearby Rose & Crown. Thanks to Lexi Tedesco '09, Jeff Paddon '09 and Mike Brain '10 for hosting the estimated 25 people at our informal pub event. 

A shout out to Antigonish

Finally, a huge congratulations to this year's X-Ring recipients. We hope you enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance for the ceremony. After all, it's one of the defining moments of your StFX career. We hope you wear your ring proudly, just like the thousands of alumni who wear it proudly with you.

It was a pleasure meeting many of you at both events tonight. Pictures to come so stay tuned!

Hail and Health,

Oliver Munar '98
President, Calgary chapter
StFX Alumni Association

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