BCS 50th Anniversary Celebration

We are celebrating 50 years of Butler Catholic, as well as the legacy upon which we are founded—St. Michael, St. Paul and St. Peter schools. If you are a graduate of any of those schools, family member, or friend of BCS, please join us for this weekend full of activities! The fun starts on Friday October 11th, and continues through Sunday morning. It will be great time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones as alumni, families, friends and community come together to celebrate Butler Catholic School.

FRIDAY

4:00 PM Check-In Open

4:30 to 7:30 PM    Food Truck Gathering in School Upper Parking Lot.  Join family and friends for a casual dinner from local food truck favorites in our school parking lot.  Food vendors will include Speals on Wheels, Galaxy Donuts, Grandma Cyl’s Pierogies, Charmaine Fetterman, Popped Envy and more!

7:00 PM    Family Movie Night in the School Gymnasium. Bring your children for a fun night of movies and snacks in the gym. Don’t forget your blankets, chairs, and favorite snacks. Plus, the concession stand will be open.  Our movie for the night will be The Secret Life of Pets 2, and we will have some special surprises for the kids!

7:45 PM    Busses Depart School Parking Lot for the BCS Pub Crawl (age 21+). Gather with friends for a night of fun, visiting and supporting BCS family-run establishments, including 11th Frame Bar & Grille, Butler Brew Works, The Brick House, and Missing Links Brewery. Busses will return to BCS approximately 11:30 PM.

SATURDAY

8:30 AM Check-In Open

9:00 to 11:00 AM     Pickup Basketball Games in the School Gym. Come and shoot some hoops in the gym you grew up in! See the trophies on display from across the years, and cheer on friends. Games will be ongoing through the morning.

9:00 AM to Noon     A morning full of activities!

  • Tours of the School, given by current students, will start every 30 minutes beginning at 9 AM.
  • Rosary Recitations will be held in the School Chapel every hour beginning at 9 AM.  (9 AM, 10AM and 11 AM)
  • Demos of our Makerspace and Robotics Program will be held at 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM
  • Memory Lane will be open continuously starting at 9 AM
  • Our 50th Anniversary Collaborative Art Project will be created continuously throughout the day starting at 9 AM
  • A tour of our School Garden will occur at 10:30 AM
  • A special Advent Wreath Activity will occur at the entrance to the School at 11:30 AM

Noon to 1:30 PM     Lunch in the School Cafeteria. You won’t want to miss your lunchtime favorites! We will be featuring those lunches you remember most, including Mac and Cheese w/Stewed Tomatoes, Grilled Cheese w/Tomato Soup, Pizza, and more!

1:30 to 2:30 PM     50th Anniversary Service Project. Please join us for this special all-anniversary Service Project. Participants should meet at the entrance to the School.  We will be packing backpacks for the Kids Weekend Backpack Program.  This program, through the Butler Area School Districts, ensures that students in the district go home each weekend with child-friendly, single serve snacks and prepared meals.   What a great way that BCS families and friends can live our the Corporal Work of Mercy: Feed the Hungry.     Our current BCS students are joining in by donating food items, and we invite our alumni and friends to join in the efforts.  Donations of “single serve, non-refrigerated and require only water when making the meal” foods can be dropped off at the BCS Office between now and October 11th.    Out of town, or unable to make it to BCS?   Please consider shopping online from our wishlist and help us fill the Weekend Backpack Program pantry!   Shop here:  https://amzn.to/2loX6JV and your items will be shipped directly to BCS and included with our total donation.

4:00 PM    Mass in the School Auditorium. Join us in celebrating Butler Catholic’s 50th Anniversary at a special mass in our auditorium. Mass will be celebrated by BCS alumni, and will also feature current students in the choir.

5:00 PM     50th Celebration Group Photo. We will gather for a group photo after mass is over, before heading to the Gym for dinner.

5:30 PM     Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar in the School Gymnasium.

6:00 PM     50th Anniversary Grand Celebration Dinner in the Gym. Our BCS history, and a look to the future, will be the focus of this grand night. Dinner will be a buffet by Monroe Hotel, and will feature desserts by alumna Maria Stephenson of Dolce Mia’s Bakery. This is an adults-only event.

SUNDAY

9:30 to 11:30 AM     Don’t leave town until you’ve stopped by again!

Breakfast/Brunch in the School Cafeteria. Our friends from St. Fidelis Parish will be serving up incredible breakfast specialties.

Memory Lane and Art Project will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.

Final Rosary Recitation in the School Chapel will be held at 10:00 AM

Tours of the School will be led at 10:00 and 10:30 AM

REGISTRATION

To register for the BCS 50th Anniversary Celebration, please fill out the enclosed Registration Form, and return to:
Butler Catholic School
Attn: 50th Anniversary Celebration
515 E. Locust St.
Butler, PA 16001

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ACCOMMODATIONS

A special reduced rate has been arranged at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in downtown Butler. Please ask for the Butler Catholic 50th Anniversary room block.  Rooms through the room block will be available until September 11th;  please ask for any available discounts after that date.
Springhill Suites Marriott
125 E. Jefferson St.
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 256-9844
www.marriott.com/pitut

ALUMNI UDATES:  We want to know your story!

As we approach and prepare for the 50th Anniversary of Butler Catholic School, we are gathering an update of our graduates.  Please click HERE to complete our Alumni Survey.  We are looking forward to collecting and sharing everyone’s stories!

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Dudley at the BCS Office, 724-285-4276, or email dudleyk@butlercatholic.org