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An Invitation from Sister Donna Marie Truckowski

Dear Bishop George Ahr/St. Thomas Aquinas High School Community,

As you may already know, St. Thomas Aquinas / Bishop George Ahr High School will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary during the 2019-20 school year.  Our Anniversary Committee has been hard at work planning for this momentous occasion.  We will be celebrating on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (1 Tingley Lane, Edison, NJ 08820).  Here is a preview of what will be happening!

We will kick the day off with our BGA/STA Family Day happening from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  We invite you back to tour the school, reunite with classmates and faculty, and participate in family-friendly activities.  We will have picnic food available for purchase. Casual dress for the picnic is appropriate as activities will be inside and outside.

At 4pm, Bishop James F. Checchio, the Bishop of Metuchen, will celebrate an anniversary Mass for us in the Catanzaro Gymnasium.  Mr. Joseph Cullinan, our Music Director, has begun to assemble an alumni liturgical band and choir who will lead us in worship.  If you would like to participate in this alumni group, please email him. Rehearsals will begin at the end of August.  We already have sixty alumni signed up to participate in our liturgical band and choir and we could always use more voices and musicians.

At 5:30pm, directly following Mass, we will celebrate our Gala in the Main Gymnasium.  It is an opportunity for all of us to come together, break bread, and share the memories we have. Dress code for the Gala is semi-formal. We will be inducting a new class into our Athletic Hall of Fame and will present the Saint Thomas Aquinas Award.  It is the perfect occasion to celebrate the contributions of so many to our St. Thomas Aquinas / Bishop Ahr Family.  Please click the links to view the 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame and Saint Thomas Aquinas Award Recipients. 

You can download the Ticket Order Form here, as there are still tickets available for all three events. Additionally, you can complete your order online and purchase STA/STA Alumni apparel by following the links below.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the 50th Anniversary Chairperson, Mr. John Roche (Class of 2006).  It is my sincere hope that you will be able to join us for some part of this day.  We would love for you to come back and celebrate this milestone anniversary with us!

Sincerely,

Sister Donna Marie Trukowski, CSSF
Principal


Anniversary Weekend: Schedule of Events

Family Day - Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We invite you back to tour the school, reunite with classmates and faculty, and participate in family-friendly activities.  We will have picnic food available for purchase.

Mass – Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m.
In the afternoon, we will celebrate mass with Bishop Checchio. Mr. Joseph Cullinan, our Music Director, has begun to assemble an alumni liturgical band and choir who will lead us in worship.

Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony – Saturday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.
In the evening, join us for a catered gala and the St. Thomas Aquinas and Athletic Hall of Fame inductions to close out the weekend of celebrations. Attire for the Gala is semi-formal.

 

Ticket Information

Family Day Tickets
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Mass Tickets
Free – must be reserved

Gala Dinner Tickets
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Facebook Event

RSVP to our Facebook event to see the hundreds of other alumni who will be attending these events and to receive the latest updates about the BGA/STA 50th Anniversary Weekend and related events.

Online Store

Our online store is your one-stop shop for the official BGA/STA 50th Anniversary apparel!
You can also submit a paper form with payment by check. Click here to download the form.
 

Can't attend? Your donations are still greatly appreciated as we plan for the next 50 years of Bishop Ahr / St. Thomas Aquinas High School!

 

Click to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 50th anniversary celebrations!

Gala Sponsorships – will be listed in the program

Aquinas Sponsor Table (20 seats – 2 Tables)* @ $6,000

Sponsor will be able to place ad on the outside back cover (5”x8”)
Only 1 sponsorship available, first come, first serve

Felician Sisters Sponsor Table (10 seats -1 Table)* @ $3,000

1 Sponsor will be able to place an ad on the inside front cover (5”x8”)
1 Sponsor will be able to place an ad on the inside back cover (5”x8”)
Only 2 sponsorships available, first come, first serve

Red and White Club Sponsor Table (10 seats – 1 Table)* @ $1,500

Sponsor will be able to place a full page ad in the gala program (5”x8”)


Individual Sponsor Ticket* (1 seat) @ $250

Includes name of list of supporting donors

50th Anniversary Program - Sponsorship Opportunities in Program

Due by Friday, August 30 – All ads are to be submitted in grayscale as a PDF, JPEG, or PNG file to jroche@bgahs.org

 

Full Page Ad (5” x 8”) @ $100


Half Page Ad (5” x 4”) @ $75


Quarter Page Ad (5” x 2”) @ $50