Baccalaureate and Graduation 2021

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To the Families of Seniors,

As we turn our attention to the final months of the school year, we have good news to share about our plans for Baccalaureate and Graduation for the Class of 2021. Our goal has always been to provide a program that celebrates our seniors and their families with events that truly honor their accomplishments and their journey while keeping safety a priority.

When we started our planning months ago, we wanted to create events that allow for the entire class to gather as one, for the families of graduates to attend, and for the event to be safe and comfortable for everyone while maintaining SFHS traditions. This means that we needed an outdoor venue that is spacious and can be used in the evening to avoid a long ceremony in what can be a very hot time of the year.

We are pleased to announce that Baccalaureate and Graduation will take place on Jesuit’s campus in the Allworth Financial Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20. The events will take place in the evenings using temporary stadium lights so that our graduates, faculty and staff, and guests will enjoy a comfortable and safe event.

As you can imagine, this is a major undertaking with considerable logistical challenges and costs. Jesuit High School and St. Francis are partnering in order to share the planning responsibilities and costs. This does not mean we are having combined events.  Jesuit’s Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies will take place Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22. Each school will hold its own events with the traditions and ceremonies unique to each school. The collaboration among the Catholic schools in Sacramento has never been so strong and this partnership is just one more example of our shared commitment to bring the Gospel message to our students and families.  

We look forward to gathering with the community to celebrate our seniors and their families and will continue to share additional details as the event approaches.

In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza