⭐⭐⭐ Homecoming 2022! 🏈☘️

Dear St. Patrick Students, Faculty, Staff, and Parents:

We are excited to celebrate this year’s Homecoming festivities on September 26 through October 1! The theme for Homecoming 2022 is “There’s No Place Like Homecoming: An Evening in the Emerald City.” All St. Patrick students, faculty, staff, and parents are encouraged to participate in the school-sponsored traditions and events of Homecoming Week in anticipation of the big game on Friday, September 30.

For many, Homecoming is a special occasion that involves evening activities that extend beyond the school-sponsored activities and events. As such, we urge parents to communicate with their child about their expectations and values for non-school-sponsored activities. As a school community, may we all pledge to promote a safe and enjoyable Homecoming experience by establishing consistent, lawful expectations for all of our students.

We are looking forward to a wonderful Homecoming Week! For questions regarding Homecoming or other events, please contact a member of our team. Go Irish!Dr. Matt Buckley Listed below are the events and activities we have scheduled for Homecoming Week:

Monday, September 26: Homecoming Teacher vs. Student Volleyball Game – Monday afternoon, the St. Patrick faculty will take on selected students from each grade level in competition in our Homecoming Teacher vs. Student Volleyball Game. With excitement on the court, will St. Patrick students defeat their teachers? Or, will our teachers win with their experience and wit? Teachers are the reigning champions! This event is only open to St. Patrick students and is free to attend.

Tuesday, September 27: Irish Idol – Talented St. Patrick students will perform in an “American Idol” style variety show beginning at 9:40 a.m. in the gymnasium. This event is open to all St. Patrick students and parents, and is free to attend.

Wednesday, September 28: Homecoming Family Movie Night – We have rented the Grand Theatre in D’Iberville on Wednesday, September 28. There is no charge for admission to this event, and this event is open to St. Patrick students and family members of St. Patrick students. We will send an email as it gets closer with the link to reserve your tickets – everyone must have a ticket to attend. Concessions (popcorn, drinks, candy, etc.) will be available for purchase.

Thursday, September 29: Homecoming Mass and Classic Luncheon – Our Homecoming Mass will begin at 9:40 a.m., and the Homecoming Court will be presented following Mass. For our annual St. Patrick Classic Luncheon, a special lunch will be served in the cafeteria today in honor of Homecoming Week.

Friday, September 30: Homecoming Family Picnic, Pep Rally, Alumni Mass and Social, Tailgating, and Football Game – Students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. for the Homecoming Picnic Lunch with their families. Each grade level will have an assigned area of campus for their picnic luncheon. Parents may bring food, lawn chairs, blankets, and tents – and may begin setting up at noon.

Our Homecoming Pep Rally will take place at 2:15 p.m. in the gym. Parents and guests may attend the Homecoming Pep Rally.

Our Homecoming Alumni Mass will be celebrated in the chapel at 5 p.m. in honor of all alumni followed by a social in the school foyer and tailgating at the stadium. All St. Patrick, St. John, Mercy Cross, Notre Dame, and Sacred Heart Alumni are invited. Current St. Patrick parents are also invited to the mass, social, and tailgate.

Before the football game, the Homecoming Court members will parade around the field as they are introduced. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Fighting Irish varsity football team will take the field at 7:30 p.m. against Snook Academy, and the 2022 Homecoming Court will be presented during halftime. Click here to purchase tickets for the football game.

Saturday, October 1: Elegant Homecoming Dance – Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend our Homecoming Dance in the gymnasium at 7 p.m. Tickets may be pre-purchased online or in the main office for $30; tickets will not be sold at the door. Click here to purchase tickets. Attire for the evening is semi-formal: dressy dresses or pantsuits for ladies and a suit with a tie for men. The Homecoming Court will be presented at the dance. Each member of the Homecoming Court will be allowed to bring up to seven guests. Students who would like to request a date who attends another school must submit the Out-of-School Guest Request Form by Friday, September 23. Students must arrive at the dance no later than 8 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be presented at 8:30 p.m.

The St. Patrick Student Council has planned the following themes for each day of the “There’s No Place Like Homecoming: An Evening in the Emerald City” themed Homecoming Week. Beginning Monday, September 26, all students may be creative and dress within the theme each day, they may wear jeans with any St. Patrick shirt, or they may wear their school uniform. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information regarding free dress days. All students should dress modestly with proper shoes.

Monday is The Great and Powerful Oz Day. Students should wear green and bling!

Tuesday is Twister Tuesday and that means it’s a wacky tacky dress day for all students and staff.

“Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh, my!” Students may dress as their favorite Wizard of Oz character on Wednesday.

Thursday we will Celebrate Mass followed by our Classic Luncheon. All students should wear appropriate and modest church attire or wear full uniforms including blazers and ties. Young ladies may wear dresses, skirts with blouses (no low necklines), or nice pantsuits. Dresses and skirts should be no more than three inches above the knee, and shoulder straps must be at least three inches wide or a jacket or sweater should be worn. Dressy sandals such as wedges or heels may be worn, but they should fit the foot (no flip-flops, chacos, etc.). Young men should wear coats, ties, dress shirts, dress slacks, and closed-toe dress shoes (no tennis shoes).

Friday is Irish Pride and Spirit Day. Students should show their Fighting Irish Spirit by wearing the school colors of navy, green, and gold. Also, students may wear St. Patrick t-shirts or Homecoming t-shirts.

Homecoming T-shirts are $18 and may only be ordered online at this link.  Place your order by September 21 in order to guarantee delivery in time for Irish Pride and Spirit Day on September 30. Orders placed after September 21 will not arrive until October.