Graduation Information

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Graduation and Senior Portrait Information

Congratulations, Class of 2020 – You are now Seniors!

Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. St. Francis has a long tradition of graduations at Memorial Auditorium and we are thrilled that this can continue for your daughters in the Class of 2020!

If you are looking to get a head start on Senior Portraits, you can book a sitting with Lifetouch’s Prestige Portraits now. They have 2 studios available with appointments starting in mid to late June:

Elk Grove Studio – June 18, 2019

Citrus Heights Studio – June 25, 2019

Every student must book a sitting for a senior portrait in a black drape. The photo is used at the graduation ceremony and in the yearbook. The deadline to have a photo sitting completed is October 26, 2019. To schedule an appointment or see some ideas about how to personalize your portrait session, please visit their website: or call 916-535-7797.  The appointment can also be scheduled online directly with the local studio:



See the attached flyer from Prestige Portraits for additional information. Please let me know if you have any questions!  


Jason Javier-Watson
Assistant Principal
St. Francis Catholic High School

Graduation 2020 Announcements 

We use Jostens for Announcements and Cap/Gown orders. Senior Grad Packet Pickup will be in October. If you have not yet ordered your announcements and would like to, please go to and place your order at your earliest convenience. Deadlines and Early Bird discount information can be found on the website as well. 

Graduation Gowns

Orders for caps & gowns will be placed shortly. Be sure to complete the Google Form that was emailed to you over the summer so we can be sure your gown fits correctly. Gowns will be distributed a few days before Graduation.

Senior Portraits 

The deadline to take your senior portrait at Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch is Saturday, October 26, 2019. All seniors must take a picture with the black drape (provided by Prestige) for their yearbook and graduation ceremony photo. If you have any questions, please contact Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch at 916-535-7799. 

Senior Sequester and Family Reception 

Senior Sequester, May 26, 2020 (3:30-4:30 pm) 

This is a private ceremony for the Senior Class where they transition to becoming part of the St. Francis Alumnae Community. Alumnae are invited to attend this exclusive event to help welcome our newest members. This is a closed door event for Alumnae and the Senior Class only. Legacy Families (Alumnae Moms, Aunts, Grandmothers and Sisters) of 2020 graduates are highly encouraged to attend this event. A Senior Family Reception will immediately follow Senior Sequester. Alumnae can contact Mary Anne Kelly at, to RSVP.

Senior Family Reception, May 26, 2020 (4:30-6:00 pm)

We invite the Class of 2020 parents to join us in kicking-off graduation week with an evening of fellowship. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served. Attendance is limited to the graduate and two accompanying adults.

Baccalaureate Practice

May 26, 2020, SF Gym

Baccalaureate Mass

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Class of 2020 and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on the eve of their graduation. The Baccalaureate Mass (Mass of Thanksgiving) is the first of two ceremonies that make up the graduation experience from St. Francis Catholic High School. The Class of 2020 will process into the transformed SFHS gym in their graduation gowns (no caps). Students may place an item at the base of the altar which represents their time at St. Francis (sports, drama, dance, service, retreats, club, etc). The Seniors will sign up in advance as to which item they wish to present at the altar.

The Mass is open to people of all faiths and you are encouraged to come early – the doors open at 4:15 pm with Senior prelude performances starting at 4:30 pm.

Accessible Seating for Baccalaureate 

If you or someone in your family requires accessible seating for Baccalaureate Mass, please fill out the following form. For each individual requiring accessible seating, one guest may sit with them. Fill out form Here.

If you have any questions please contact, Mrs. Poarch, Campus Ministry Admin. Asst, at 916.737.5027. 

Graduation Date & Time 

Thursday, May 2, 2019
3:00pm -5:00pm
Memorial Auditorium 

Graduation Rehearsal 

Graduation rehearsal, May 28rd, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Auditorium. 

Graduation Tickets 

12 tickets per family. If families require more tickets, seniors need to exchange among themselves. Tickets are distributed immediately following Baccalaureate Mass to the student in the Dining Hall. 

Accessible Seating for Graduation 

If you require accessible seating for a member of your family, please complete the attached form. For each individual requiring accessible seating, one guest may sit with them. Reserve seating here. 

Graduation Ceremony Portraits 

Visit to sign up and receive notification of when proofs are online and ready to order. All seniors will be photographed. Photos will be online at ten days after the ceremony. Complimentary proofs mailed to Graduates. No Obligation to Purchase. 

You may also order a personalized DVD from Max Video Productions. Email: Website:


Email blast

Attention Senior Parents – Graduation details

Dear Class of 2019 Parents:

We are a little over two weeks away from graduation! Some of these reminders won’t be new to you, but we also have some additional information to pass along so please take the time to read this email in its entirety.  We are overjoyed for your daughters and look forward to celebrating and honoring them with you.

1. Graduation Ceremony – Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00 pm (Memorial Auditorium)