Sept. 8: Grandparents Mass was held at Xavier with hundreds in attendance as the newly renovated gym was filled. There was a reception in the dining hall after Mass.
Sept. 13: The Xavier Alumni Golf Classic, at Portland Golf Course, was another huge success: a full field, a beautiful day for golf and much generosity among the alumni. The event raised about $73,000 , and that money goes to financial aid. The tournament was dedicated to longtime teacher/coach/administrator Bill McKenna, who died in December 2018. His son Bill is picture below with his mother, Pat.
Sept. 25: The Ad Drive kicked off. The “Students Helping Students” ad book is a special student project that provides financial support for young men who would not otherwise be able to attend Xavier. Students sell all of the ads in the directory. This year's goal is $100,000, and that figure was realized last year.
Oct. 4-6: Xavier's Class of 1969 50th Reunion was held with various festivities, including a reception Friday night hosted by Mark Masselli at the Community Health Center in Middletown; the Homecoming football game, prayer service for deceased members of the class, and a dinner on Saturday ; and a Sunday brunch.
Oct. 5: The Homecoming Postgame Football Reception in the music suite was a happy event. Xavier soundly defeated Hamden, 42-14, at Larry McHugh Field in the Homecoming Game.
Nov. 29: Mercy/Xavier Class of 1984 35th Reunion, Nov. 29, 7-10 p.m., Taino Prime, Meriden.
Nov. 30: A Thanksgiving Mass, during which Legacy families are honored, 10 a.m.
Nov. 30: Mercy/Xavier Class of 2009 10th Reunion, noon to 3 p.m., Kinsmen Brewing Co., Milldale.
Dec. 5: SFX & Heritage Society reception, Griswold Inn, 36 Main St., Essex, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Dec. 26-27: Annual Arthur Kohs Basketball tournament. Kohs was Xavier’s first basketball coach and first athletic director. The gym is named after him. During its recent renovation, the words "Arthur M. Kohs Gymnasium" were painted in black on each side of the floor. Mr. Kohs was present for the rededication of the gym in July .
March 28: The annual Xavier auction put on by the Home & School Association.