On Friday, September 30th, the Bishop Guertin community celebrated the 195th anniversary of the founding of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart by Father Andre Coindre in Lyon, France.
The Brothers came to the United States in January 1847 arriving in Mobile Alabama and eventually came to Manchester New Hampshire in 1889. The first Brother’s school in Nashua was established in 1892, a school called Sacred Heart Academy. Most importantly for us, the Brothers established Bishop Guertin in 1963.
For almost 200 years, thousands of students, from virtually every corner of the world, have benefited from the selfless and dedicated work of these fine men. The preamble to the Brothers Rule of Life Reads: “Rescue the young from ignorance, to prepare them for life and to give them a knowledge and love of religion.” This is their mission which is still appropriate today. Bishop Guertin has printed these words and placed them in the main lobby stairwell as a gift to the Brothers this year.
Die or Fight. A Story of Addiction, Recovery, and Hope
Jon Kesty, a father, husband, and prevention specialist with Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, shared his devastation and pain resulting from the ongoing opioid and heroin epidemic as he spoke to Bishop Guertin students today.
Amongst the chaos looming in NJ and NY, former Boston Police Commissioner (2006-2013) and Bishop Guertin graduate (Class of ’74), Ed Davis returns to speak to students.
-Mrs. Kristen Rioux
Presenting at an all-school assembly on Monday, September 19th, Davis recounts how he once walked the halls here at Bishop Guertin. Looking through the crowd, he fondly remembers some of the staff who were also here during his high school years.
Bishop Guertin High School is committed to forming the whole young person and strives to develop young people to their greatest potential. In forming young people of good character, graduates of Bishop Guertin are well prepared for college and ready to accept the challenges of taking on leadership roles in today’s society.
Bishop Guertin Hockey Head Coach Gary Bishop Named to First “All-Era” Team
On Wednesday, August 24th, UMASS Lowell named the first “All-Era” Team, as they celebrate 50 years of hockey. On Saturday, October 8th, the first 1,000 fans attending the UMass hockey game will receive a collector's edition pint glass. The glass will feature an etching of a Lowell Tech jersey from the 1967-1977 era and the names of each of the honorees. Bishop Guertin head coach Gary Bishop will be one of the names featured on these pint glasses.
Christopher Griffin Golf Memorial Continues, 30 Years Strong
Bishop Guertin Alumni Association hosted its annual Christopher Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, August 12th at Passaconway Country Club in Litchfield, NH. The tournament brought together 144 golfers, committee members and corporate sponsors to not only enjoy a warm day of golf but to also reflect and remember a young life gone too soon.