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Enrichment & Spiritual

I always feel welcome and at home when I visit campus and reconnect with my teachers. 

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  • Burgundy & Books

    Burgundy & Books
    Former SHS English teacher Connie Solari takes book club enthusiasts on a guided odyssey through literary classics, modern novels, and great discussion over wine.
    Contact Alumni & Past Parent Engagement Manager Shannon Melinauskas for more information.
    Past featured books include:

    Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
    All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
    A Month in the Country, J.L. Carr
    My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout
    To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    The Underground Railroad,
     Colson Whitehead
    The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
    A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
    Song of Solomon by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison
    Lincoln in the Bardo, George Sauders
    The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky (Author), Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
    The Creat Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohin Hamid 
    A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy, Alumna Sacred Heart Forest Ridge Seattle
    The Plague by Albert Camus
    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
    The Overstory by Richard Powers
    Anxious People, Fredrik Backman
    Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance by Joseph Luzzi
    An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
    Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
    Learn More
  • Annual Alumni Day of Service

    Founded & Fueled on Philanthropy, each year, all alumni and parents of alumni (PALs) of Sacred Heart are encouraged to take part in our annual day of service, contributing volunteer hours to their local communities and preferred charities or attend a service event on campus scheduled by the Alumni Office.
  • Alumni Day Mass

    Held in conjunction with the Tres Bien Tea, Alumni Oktoberfest and milestone class reunions on Alumni Day, the always-popular Alumni Mass is held each year in the Main Building Chapel. All alumni, family and friends are welcome to attend and take part in the liturgy. Click here for more details on Alumni Day Mass and activities.
  • Dads' First Friday Faith and Fellowship with Deacon John Kerrigan

    Dad's First Friday (DFF) with Deacon John Kerrigan
    8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Otto Library, Main Building
    DFF is a community of Sacred Heart dads (current and past SHS parents) who gather on the first Friday of the month (and at other times) to cultivate friendship and to share about family, professional life, and faith. A typical Friday format is to spend a few minutes informally catching up with one another, then quietly reflecting on a passage from Scripture. We wrap up by discussing the implications of that passage on our personal, family, and work lives. 
    We are grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition, but all faith traditions (or no faith tradition) are welcome.

    DFF has been variously described as, "Unlike the other 99% of my week," "Challenging, in the best sense," "A great opportunity to get to know dads from across the SHS community," and "A gathering that helps me become a better family man." Come check it out, and bring a friend.

    For more information, please contact Deacon John Kerrigan (current and past SHP dad).
  • Come to the Quiet

    Come to the Quiet - Main Building Chapel
    8:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings during the academic school year A weekly opportunity for a calming prayer and a silent reflection led by Sister Dolan. It typically is 15 to 20 minutes. Leave your long to-do list behind, and find some serenity and peace. With all the buzz around us every day, quiet moments might be exactly what you need. This time of prayer is offered to people of all faiths! Questions? Contact Sr. Kathy Dolan.
  • SHS Family Mass Series

    Celebrate our shared Catholic faith on Sacred Heart grounds, as we come together in faith and SHS fellowship. Family Masses are held on the Sacred Heart campus.
    4:30 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2023 - New Family Welcome Mass
    4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2023 - Mater Admirabilis Family Mass

    4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 - Lenten Family Mass
  • Christmas Family Mass

    A longstanding tradition at Sacred Heart, and newly re-instituted in 2015, the Christmas Family Mass is held on the Saturday preceding the holiday, with alumni volunteers actively taking part in the liturgy as lectors, eucharistic ministers, musicians, and other roles. Coordinated by the Parents' Association Spirituality Committee, the service is followed by holiday-themed hospitality.

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Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12