Archdiocesan High Schools Graduate the Class of 2016

Tuesday, June 7th

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2016. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to not only overcome 21st-century challenges, but also to flourish intellectually, morally, and spiritually.  The core purpose of Archdiocesan schools is “to equip saints for life in this world and the next.”

The 2016 Archdiocesan high school baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercise schedule follows.  Please note the high schools are listed in alphabetical order.

Archbishop John Carroll High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Visitation B.V.M. Church; 196 North Trooper Road; Norristown, PA 19403 (Montgomery County)

Commencement Exercises: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: The Dixon Center; Cabrini College; 610 King of Prussia Road; Radnor, PA 19087 (Delaware County) Presiding: Bishop Timothy Senior

Archbishop Ryan High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Commencement Exercises: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: The Liacouras Center; Temple University; 1776 North Broad Street; Philadelphia, PA 19121

Presiding: Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools

Archbishop Wood High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Archbishop Wood High School Auditorium; 655 York Road; Warminster, PA 18974 (Bucks County)

Commencement Exercises: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Villanova Pavilion; Villanova University; 800 East Lancaster Avenue; Villanova, PA 19085 (Delaware County)

Presiding: Bishop Michael Fitzgerald

Bishop McDevitt High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Commencement Exercises: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kuch Center; Arcadia University; 450 South Easton Road; Glenside, PA 19038 (Montgomery County)

Presiding: Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools

Bishop Shanahan High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Elizabeth Parish Church; Fellowship Road and Route 100; Uwchlan, PA 19480 (Chester County)

Commencement Exercises: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Bishop Shanahan High School Auditorium; 220 Woodbine Road; Downingtown, PA 19335 (Chester County)

Presiding: Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Superintendent for Secondary Schools (N.B. Prior to being appointed Superintendent for Secondary Schools in the Office of Catholic Education, Sister Maureen McDermott served as principal of Bishop Shanahan High School from 2001 to 2015)

Cardinal O’Hara High School

Baccalaureate Mass:  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Commencement Exercises: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Villanova Pavilion; Villanova University; 800 East Lancaster Avenue; Villanova, PA 19085 (Delaware County)

Presiding: Bishop Michael Fitzgerald

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Michael the Archangel Parish Church; 66 Levittown Parkway; Levittown, PA 19054 (Bucks County)

Commencement Exercises: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Holy Family University; 9801 Frankford Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19114

Presiding: Bishop Timothy Senior

Father Judge High School for Boys

Baccalaureate Mass: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Timothy Parish Church; 3001 Levick Street; Philadelphia, PA 19149

Commencement Exercises: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Father Judge High School Track Field (Under Tent); 3301 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136

Presiding: Bishop Timothy Senior

John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Monday, June 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Commencement to immediately follow

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Celebrant and Presiding: Bishop John McIntyre

Lansdale Catholic High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Stanislaus Parish Church; 51 Lansdale Avenue; Lansdale, PA 19446 (Montgomery County)

Celebrant:  Bishop Robert Maginnis

Commencement Exercises: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa; 654 Ferry Road; Doylestown, PA 18901 (Montgomery County)

Presiding: Bishop Robert Maginnis

Little Flower Catholic High Schools for Girls

Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Church; 2000 Shelmire Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19152

Commencement Exercises:  Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Holy Family University; 9801 Frankford Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19114

Presiding: Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School

Archbishop Prendergast Division

Baccalaureate Mass:  Wednesday June 8, 2016, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  

Location:  Saint Laurence Parish Church; 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082 (Delaware County)

Commencement Exercises:  Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Villanova Pavilion; Villanova University; 800 East Lancaster Avenue; Villanova, PA 19085 (Delaware County)

Presiding:  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Monsignor Bonner Division

Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Saint Laurence Parish Church; 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082 (Delaware County)

Commencement Exercises:  Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Villanova Pavilion; Villanova University; 800 East Lancaster Avenue; Villanova, PA 19085 (Delaware County)

Presiding:  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Pope John Paul II High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Pope John Paul II High School Auditorium; 181 Rittenhouse Road; Royersford, PA 19468 (Montgomery County)

Commencement Exercises:  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Pope John Paul II High School Auditorium; 181 Rittenhouse Road; Royersford, PA 19468 (Montgomery County)

Presiding: Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education

Roman Catholic High School for Boys

Baccalaureate Mass: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Commencement to immediately follow

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Presiding: Bishop John McIntyre

Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls

Baccalaureate Mass: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Our Lady of Ransom Parish Church; Roosevelt Boulevard and Unruh Street; Philadelphia, PA 19149

Commencement Exercises: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holy Family University; 9801 Frankford Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19114

Presiding: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Commencement Exercises:  Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Temple Performing Arts Center; Temple University; 1837 North Broad Street; Philadelphia, PA 19122

Presiding: Bishop Michael Fitzgerald

West Catholic Preparatory High School

Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Cyprian Parish Church; 525 Cobbs Creek Parkway; Philadelphia, PA 19143

Commencement Exercises:  Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Catholic Preparatory High School Auditorium; 4501 Chestnut Street; Philadelphia, PA 19139

Presiding: Bishop John McIntyre

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Editor’s Note:  For more information on Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia please visit http://www.catholicschools-phl.org/.  For more information on Faith in the Future please visit http://www.faithinthefuture.com/.