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Eye on B.I.
February 2016
"News from The Nest"
Upcoming Alumni Events
Here's what's just around the corner
and in your neck of the woods...
Alumni Basketball Game

We are now just days from
this year's Alumni Game,
this Friday, February 5,
in Godley Gymnasium.
The action starts at 5:30 PM
Afterwards, grab a bite and stay to watch our Men's Varsity Cardinals
take down the Lions of WCAC rival Archbishop Carroll at 7:00 PM.
There's still time, so RSVP to Dan Blaine '03 or T.J. McBride '90
Come for the fun. Stay for the food.
Catch all the Cardinal action!

6th Annual
"Bishop's Cup Bowl-Off"
Alumni Bowling Challenge

Calling all Alums!
We need your help to bring
the Bishop's Cup home 
to Cambridge Road!
The big Bowling Challenge
vs. Paul VI is next week and
we still have some spots left on the team.

Come out to
Bowl America in Fairfax
Thursday evening, February 11, starting at 6:30
for fun, food, and old times' sake...
and to help our Bishop's Cup Recovery Team
take back from the Panthers the prize that's rightfully ours!

Order your tickets by Monday, February 8, to reserve your spot,
or contact T.J. McBride '90 for more information.

5th Annual
Parent & Alumni
Salesian Retreat

Beginning each new year, we gather as the Ireton community to pray and reflect on different aspects of the spiritual tradition of St. Francis de Sales that defines and enlivens us.
Please join us in the Chapel
Saturday, February 13, 2016
from 9 AM to 12 Noon for
"Parables of Mercy:
Celebrating the Jubilee Year"
Led by our own Br. Rick Wilson, T.O.R., this retreat will explore ways of cultivating mercy amid life's inevitable challenges and examine the central spiritual insights necessary to share compassion, patience, kindness, and forgiveness with the world.
We'll look at the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy to discover
practical ways of integrating them into our lives.

6th Annual
"B.I. at the BIG EAST" Greater New York
B.I./SMA Alumni Social

Join us in New York City,
March 9, 2016
for a night of Camaraderie and College Hoops!
We'll start at Cornerstone Tavern
(961 2nd Avenue at 51st Street, hosted by our own, Tim Reedy '84)
with Happy Hour at 5 PM and dinner at 6 PM
and finish with a fantastic evening of
BIG EAST double-header action at "The Garden"!
Limited complimentary tickets are available,
so RSVP to T.J. McBride '90 by Monday, February 29.
 Film and the Catholic Imagination
Head of School,
Dr. Thomas Curry,
speaks at the
CBN Social Breakfast
this Thursday.
Please join the Alexandria Chapter of the Catholic Business Network (CBN) for breakfast with your fellow Catholic professionals as Dr. Curry explores the possibilities of relationship between the experience of film and commitment to Christian faith in his presentation "Lights, Camera ... Faith!: Film and the Catholic Imagination"
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 - 9:00 AM at Walker's Grille
Pre-register online for $15 or walk in for $20.
For more information, contact Steve Ryan '75

To learn more about CBN or to join, visit their website.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

SMA All-Classes Reunion
Including a special tribute to Sr. Elizabeth Rossetti and Sr. Anne Tardiff
for their years of service to the Sisters of the Holy Cross,
this wonderful event will be held at the former
St. Mary's Academy campus on Russell Road.
Look for your formal invitation in the mail soon
or contact Brandi Vasquez '05 for more information.
29th Annual B.I. Golf Classic
 MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
Golf Logo
Join the fun at Mt. Vernon Country Club!
Registration & Lunch
Shotgun Start
Dinner & Awards
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
After Golf

It's never too early
to get your foursome on the books or to be a sponsor, so print out and return your
Contact T.J. McBride '90 for more information

You don't want to miss this much fun,
so Save the Date and start your planning now!
The festivities will include:
Friday, Oct. 7 -
The Annual Alumni Golf Outing
Saturday, Oct. 8 -
The Homecoming Game vs. Flint HIll, and
evening Reunions for the 1s & 6s
Sunday, Oct. 9 -
The Alumni Homecoming Mass & Reception, and
The Annual BI-Sons Reunion Jam Session
Although it's early and there are MANY more details to follow,
we need Reunion Representatives to get the ball rolling now for Grad Years
1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, & 2011
Contact T.J. McBride '90 to help make your reunion one to remember!
Cardinal Brothers
in World Lacrosse Championships
Last month, when Ireland Lacrosse officially announced its team for the 2016 U19 World Lacrosse Championships, we learned the Lewis brothers, Ciaran '15 and Niall '17, have been selected to represent the Emerald Isle at this Summer's tournament in British Columbia, Canada.

Ciaran (left) is now a freshman at Hampden-Sydney College and Niall (right) is in his Junior Year at B.I., playing on the Boy's Varsity Lacrosse team.
Go get 'em, Lads!
Help us find the next "Alumn-Eye"!
Share your news and pictures for a chance to be featured next month.
If your story doesn't appear here, be sure to look for it in the next issue of Cardinal Connection.
Click the Brick to order online or
contact Brandi Vasquez '05 in the Advancement Office
Advancing the Mission
"to advance always in the love of God and one another"
Tuition alone does not cover the complete cost of a Bishop Ireton education. We rely on donations from our alumni, families, and friends to meet our annual operating costs and cover the gap between the average tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.
Each gift to the Annual Fund makes a difference - today - in the lives of our students.

MAIL your gift to:
Bishop Ireton High School
Advancement Office
201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

CALL the Advancement Office at 703-212-5185
Ask your employer if they offer a matching gift program and maximize your giving!
All contributions are tax-deductible.
Bishop Ireton High School
201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA  22314
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