Marist High School is asking its alumni and alumnae to join the school as it celebrates Champagnat Day today. The 24-hour event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the canonization of Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers, and celebrates the spirit and tradition of Marist High School. Appropriately, the goal is to inspire 2,000 donors to give $20 or more to the Marist Fund so that it may continue to give students the advantage of an exceptional, Catholic education.
Although the day is designed to encourage giving, its more powerful message lies in the origins and vision of St. Marcellin Champagnat – to make Jesus Christ known and loved. Alumni and alumnae are being asked to come together on Champagnat Day to show their collective love and support for Marist High School, and to tell the world why #MaristMatters.
Anyone can celebrate Champagnat Day by:
• Remembering to be one of the 2,000 donors to help the school reach its donor goal. Gifts of $50 or more will receive a pair of Brother Rich’s signature socks, while supplies last.
• Joining others at Catholic Charities from 8:30 a.m. to noon to pack food for those in need. To register, call 773.881.5334 or email the school.
• Attending a Marist social with celebrity bartenders at Franklin’s Public House in Palos Heights or Reilly’s Daughter in Oak Lawn from 6 to 9 p.m. Work or live downtown? Meet us at Dugan’s on Halsted from 5 to 8 p.m. Keep scrolling for a list of celebrity bartenders by location.
• Wearing your red and white.
• Sharing a picture or selfie with the reasons why #MaristMatters on social media. Be sure to add #ChampagnatDaySelfie to enter the selfie contest.
• Emailing and texting fellow RedHawks to wish them a Happy Champagnat Day and getting together to reminisce about your time at Marist.
(Submitted by a Community Correspondent)