Homecoming


This year’s Homecoming is the first of many major events to be held in honor of Holy Cross High School's 50th Anniversary. This weekend is brimming with activities for all members of our Crusader family - students, alumni, parents, faculty, grandparents and friends. We hope you will join us as we honor our past, celebrate the present and toast our future.

Registration

Please click here to register for Homecoming Weekend. Please indicate which event you are interested in attending. Questions? Contact Mike Phelan ’89, Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events, at mphelan@holycrosshs-ct.com or at 203.574.5422 ext 264.

Thursday, October 4

Alumni Cocktail Reception, Holy Cross Courtyard
6:00pm-8:00pm
Reconnect with former classmates, share stories and chat with Holy Cross’s new President Paul G. Geise. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be offered. Casual dress.

Friday, October 5

First Friday 50th Anniversary Liturgy
Blasius Family Auditorium

8:00am
This is a time for students and faculty to gather as a community and celebrate our Catholic heritage and faith.

Student Spirit Assembly
Timothy J. McDonald Gymnasium

12:15pm
Games. Challenges. Fun. Let's bring on that Green & Gold school spirit!

Celebrating 50 Years of Crusader Football
Holy Cross Courtyard
6:00pm
Huddle in the courtyard for a beer, refreshments, and a chat with Head Football Coach, Mike Giampetruzzi ’95. An exhibit honoring 50 years of our athletic program will be open for viewing.

Student and Faculty Bonfire
Holy Cross Softball Field

7:00pm
What's Homecoming without a bonfire? Let's kick off the weekend with some fun around the fire.

Saturday, October 6

Grandparents Gathering
Blasius Family Auditorium
8:30am
Make memories with your grandparents! They can meet President Geise, tour the school and hear what being a Crusader is all about.

Pregame Tailgate
Lower Lot
12:00pm-3:00pm
The pregame festivities begin with a tailgate in the lower parking lot. Get the ideal spot by reserving your place in advance.

Alumni Children/Future Crusaders Fun and Games
Holy Cross Fields

1:00pm-2:30pm
Our Holy Cross students will be on hand to lead our youngest members of the Crusader family through various games and activities.

Memory Lane Get Together
Alix Family Gallery

1:00pm-3:00pm
Unapologetic nostalgia and reunions will loom large during this stroll down memory lane. Reunite with that former faculty member who changed your life for the better. Reconnect with friends and classmates while viewing yearbooks and enjoying refreshments.

50th Anniversary Exhibits
Alix Family Gallery, Timothy J. McDonald Gymnasium
1:00pm-3:00pm
View memorabilia from five decades of Holy Cross history. We are requesting memorabilia to display on loan in the exhibits. if you have anything you would like to share, please email Mike Phelan '89.

Thomas Perrelli, Jr. ‘98 Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony
Alumni Field

2:30pm
Join us as we unveil the Thomas Perrelli, Jr. '98 Memorial Garden. Chat with Perrelli Scholarship recipients, the Perrelli family and hear from Athletic Director, Jerry Ciarleglio '72.

Football Game: Kennedy vs Holy Cross
Alumni Field

3:00pm
The crown jewel of the Saturday festivities: Our Crusaders take on the Eagles. Come down to Alumni Field and cheer our players on!

Sunday, October 7

Admissions Tour & Presentation
11:30am
Do you have any future Crusaders in your immediate or extended family? Director of Admissions Terri Ann Parks invites them and you to tour the school and learn why Holy Cross High School is the leader in Catholic education in the Greater Waterbury area.

Conversation with President Geise
Br. James Kane C.S.C. Library/Media Center

1:00pm
Join President Geise, members of the Board of Directors and the Brothers of Holy Cross in a conversation about our school: where we have been and where we are going. Celebrate the school's 50th Anniversary by dreaming and planning for the next 50 years.

Jubilee Sunday
Blasius Family Auditorium

2:00pm
This re-dedication ceremony is the peak of the Homecoming Weekend. This is the moment where we celebrate the school's official opening on October 7, 1968. President Geise, the Holy Cross Brothers and Holy Cross students will lead our school community in this celebration.

50th Anniversary Reception hosted by David Lepore '82
Country Club of Waterbury

4:00pm
No Jeans
The Homecoming Celebration concludes with this reception for our alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and friends. All members of our Crusader community will have a final chance to reflect upon the deep, meaningful relationships forged at Holy Cross High School.
Suggested Donation: $100 (proceeds benefit the Annual Fund)

Student Homecoming Dance
Grand Oak Villa

6:30pm
Holy Cross students, gather together for your first semi-formal dance. Make memories that will last a lifetime!