Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart alumnae are important members of our community. We have many activities designed just for our graduates – and many school activities at which our alumnae are always welcome- to celebrate and nurture SHA sisterhood. For more information about any of these activities, contact Mary Maroney Ruelle '10, Alumnae Coordinator, at 834-2101 ext. 383.
The first weekend of June is Alumnae Weekend and includes the All-Class Reunion on Saturday afternoon and Alumnae Mass and Breakfast on Sunday morning at SHA. In addition, five and 10-year anniversary years celebrate their class-specific reunion events this weekend. Visit our Alumnae Weekend and Reunion page to reserve your spot!
If you are interested in helping to plan your next class reunion, SHA is here to help every step of the way! Visit our reunion planning toolkit to get started!
Alumnae and Friends Book Club
For the past five years, SHA grads, parents, past parents and friends of the academy have gathered in the Library Media Center to discuss pre-determined book selections. Visit our calendar to see future book club meeting dates and book selections. Refreshments and friendships are generously shared and enjoyed by all! Calendar
Alumnae Night at SHA Basketball
Alumnae are encouraged to attend this fun social event in our beautiful athletic center to cheer on the Sharks at a home game during the first week of January. Recent grads are invited to enjoy pizza and friendship in the cafeteria before tip-off. All alumnae are invited to spend halftime in the second-floor fitness center where refreshments are served. Admission to the game is complimentary for all alumnae.
Every year, more than 30 of our alumnae return to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for an afternoon to share their professional experiences and career insights with our current students. Career Day is a great opportunity for guest speakers to connect with other SHA alumnae in addition to being a valuable opportunity for our students to explore various careers. If you are interested in lending your experience and talents to Career Day, complete this speaker information form
Christus Super Omnia Scholarship and Awards Dinner
A wonderful dinner to pay tribute to the alumnae and community members who demonstrate Franciscan values in their professional, personal and volunteer lives. Funds raised during this evening support Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s scholarship program, allowing SHA to continue to attract the best and brightest young women in Western New York. If you know of a deserving candidate, please use the online form to submit a nomination.
Day of Lenten Reflection
Day of SHAring
Sacred Heart Academy hosts an afternoon of prayerful reflection as we prepare for Christ’s resurrection during the Lenten Season. All alumnae, parents, past parents and friends of SHA are invited to attend.
The entire Sacred Heart Academy community- students, faculty, staff, parents, past parents, friends and alumnae- come together on this exciting day of service to benefit dozens of agencies and thousands of people in Western New York. Alumnae work alongside our current students and families serving meals, cleaning gardens, visiting with seniors, helping children and more.
Masses with our School Community
Celebrating Mass at SHA provides our alumnae the opportunity to connect with current students and staff in a meaningful way. Alumnae, parents, past parents and friends are always welcome.
Mass of Remembrance
During the first week of November, our Catholic tradition celebrates the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. Sacred Heart Academy celebrates an early evening Mass of Remembrance in honor of those alumnae and friends who have returned to God during the past year followed by a reception. All are welcome!
Sandstone Dinner Auction
This lively annual event is our biggest and most profitable annual fundraising event. Hundreds of alumnae, parents and supporters gather together for an elegant dinner and silent and live auctions and raffles. Join us for a fun night out!Sister Maria Pares ‘58 Golf Tournament and Luncheon
Established more than 20 years ago by Sister Maria Pares ’58, Mary Ruth Leberer Haberman ’57, and Patty Haberman ’80, the annual golf tournament supports the financial needs of students whose families are facing an unanticipated financial crisis. Golfers participate in an 18-hole scramble and non-golfers are welcome to join us for lunch and a silent auction.
Spirit, Mind, Body: An Alumnae Lifestyle Series
All alumnae are invited to participate in our new, monthly workshop series focused on spirit, mind, and body - a mantra for learning and development at SHA. Each session is created by alumnae, for alumnae. RSVP here to join a workshop!
Alumnae are welcomed to present their daughter, granddaughter, or Goddaughter with her diploma at graduation. We also offer pictures at graduation with the graduate and all SHA alumnae family members for publishing in Cordecho
Incoming freshwomen who have a relative who is an alumna of SHA are invited to a special reception along with their legacy relatives during the spring of her eighth-grade year. Current students and their moms act as hostesses and assist in making this special connection even more meaningful.
Sports Hall of Fame
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart honors alumnae who demonstrate outstanding athletic achievement, service, leadership, and sportsmanship that made a lasting contribution to the Athletic Program at Sacred Heart Academy.