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Mothers' Club

The Mothers’ Club provides opportunities to meet other Magnificat moms and families. Explore the many ways you can get involved with our school!

For more information please contact Magnficat's Advancement Services Manager, Brigid Reilly Schaefer '97. Phone 440.331.1572 x255 
Email: bschaefer@maghs.org

Letter from the Mothers'
Club Presidents

Villa Retreat for Moms, Grandmothers, Alumnae and Friends

Join Sister Helen Jean Novy, HM and the Mothers' Club on October 17 for a day retreat and tour of the Humility of Mary Motherhouse in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.

We will meet at the Villa at 10 a.m., which is approximately a 1½ hour drive from Rocky River. Please plan your own transportation to and from the Villa. The day will begin with refreshments and a reflection in the Villa's Magnificat Chapel on the Spirit of Mary and The Magnificat, followed by a full lunch and chance to meet the Sisters. Sister Helen Jean will then share with us the history and heritage of the Humility of Mary Sisters and, weather permitting, a tour of the beautiful grounds. 

Please invite your moms, sisters and friends. All are welcome! Please register below by October 1. Questions? Contact Brigid Reilly Schaefer '97 at bschaefer@maghs.org.

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Upcoming Events

2019-2020 Executive Board

Co Presidents
Maureen Casserly Kelly '87 (Maggie '19 and Keara '21)
Mary Sponseller (Molly '18 and Kerry '21)

Vice President
Jenn FitzPatrick (Emily '22, Grace '25, and Jayne '27)

Ann Litzler Coyne '88 (Claire '15, Emily '18, and Elizabeth '21)

The Beginnings

October 14, 1957

On October 14, 1957, Magnificat High School’s Mothers’ Club held its first meeting. As stated in the club’s constitution, (dated March 16, 1967) “The purpose of this organization shall be to promote Catholic action, to contribute financially to Magnificat High School through our actvities, and to foster cooperation and friendliness among our members.”

Over the years, the Mothers’ Club has sponsored many events, including the Holly Luncheon and Boutique/Holly Market, the Spring Luncheon and Card Party, Ring Day/Junior Class Day, the Senior Mother-Daughter Breakfast, and fund-raising by sale of the Activity Center Calendar and the recipe book, Morsels.

1957 - The West Shore Post

This photo of some Mothers’ Club members accompanied an article about the first “Holly Day” that was to be held on December 5, 1957. This article reported that “Luncheon will be served in the cafeteria and cards will be played in the auditorium. There will be table prizes made by students in the Art Department, door prizes and an automatic clothes dryer for some fortunate lady present.”

1958 - The Lakewood Post

These mothers were involved in planning the “Hearts Are Trump” mixed card party to be held on February 4, 1958. According to the accompanying article, “There will be table prizes, door prizes and a portable TV for a fortunate member or guest. Refreshments will be served.”

1958 - Cleveland News

Banners that decorated a dance are being prepared by these Mothers’ Club members. The dance, “Spring me into Hawaii,” featured a tropical setting and took place on Friday evening, May 16, 1958. The article stated, “It will be the last of three events this year to raise funds to finish the third floor at the school . . .When completed, the third floor will be used as living quarters for the teaching staff of Holy Humility of Mary nuns.”

1959 - The Lakewood Post

These Mothers’ Club members helped to arrange the “Bonnets and Belles” card party that was to be held on April 1, 1959. Included in the festivities were the “awarding of a $125 wardrobe to a fortunate lady present” and table prizes of “decorated hat boxes to hold Easter bonnets of members and their guests.”

Mothers' Club in Action