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Honoring Our Faith, Building On Tradition

Since 1964, Bishop Ireton High School has been a prominent Catholic institution of learning in the city of Alexandria. Originally staffed by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop Ireton is excited to "Honor Our Faith and Build on Tradition" with a complete renovation of the current BI chapel. Working within the existing footprint, we will transform the St. Francis de Sales chapel into a beautiful space for worship.
The goal of this campaign is to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school. We are seeking to transform and expand our chapel, announcing a strong symbol of Catholicism, create a true center of campus, beautify our sacred space and continue to attract students and families committed to Catholic education. The target start date for this project is June 2023.

Chapel improvements and renovations will include:

  • A new gabled roof with architectural details including north, south, east, and west transepts with crosses
  • A Bell Tower, visible from all sides of campus
  • A new front plaza and new main entrance off the circle drive
  • A transformed Narthex area with a St. Francis de Sales Shrine
  • New religious stained-glass windows throughout
  • New flooring, lighting and electrical
  • Expanded space to accommodate 125 people (the current capacity is 70)
  • New pews and expanded seating area
  • A renovated sanctuary with new liturgical furnishings, including altar, tabernacle and ambo
  • A new confessional
  • New side shrines to the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph
  • A renovated hallway entrance to chapel from school building, including the transfer of original stained glass to this corridor
  • An updated back entrance from the Murphy Hall courtyard
  • New brick color on the entire exterior to match the brick of the new academic building
We prayerfully ask you to consider supporting this important campaign at Bishop Ireton as we seek to enhance the Christ-centered experience for our students and school community.

Support the Campaign

We need the financial support of many different people to make this campaign a success. Your donation goes directly to the renovation of the St. Francis de Sales chapel on campus.

Naming and Memorial Opportunities

The Honoring Our Faith, Building on Tradition campaign affords donors an attractive range of prominent and meaningful opportunities to link their name, the name of a family member, honored friend, or faculty member in perpetuity with the life and work of Bishop Ireton High School. We invite all members of our community to partner with us by considering one of a number of permanent naming/memorial opportunities. For available naming and memorial opportunities, click here.
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Goal $3,000,000.00
Current $2,082,580.00
Remaining $917,420.00

Contact Us

If you have questions, want to learn more about the campaign, or would like to speak with someone about your gift, please contact:

Chris Gilliland, Director of Advancement
chris.gilliland@bishopireton.org
(703) 212-5181