On Saturday, August 12, the Father Gabriel Richard High School community came together for the 14th annual Green and White Night. Beginning with a Vigil Mass, hundreds of FGR students, staff, and families gathered to worship together as they prepared for the new school year.

President Joe Jordano welcomed the attendees and shared this year’s theme, “KNOW Greater Love.” FGR’s new chaplain, Fr. John Vinton, preached about opportunities to see God’s grace and goodness in unexpected circumstances, and invited the congregation to look for those opportunities in our daily lives.

The rest of the evening provided a chance for all attendees to grow in love and connect with each other, as well as to explore what FGR has to offer. Families mingled and enjoyed food truck fare, younger siblings laughed and played in the bounce house provided for them, and current students picked up their yearbooks and caught up with their friends.

Booths at Green and White night gave attendees a chance to learn about many FGR activities and purchase spirit wear. Varsity athletes came in uniform, and the football team held a scrimmage to give parents a chance to watch the team and practice their “Go Irish!” cheers.

As the summer sun disappeared behind the trees, the party spirit in the parking lot held to a dull roar. Old friends mingled and new families were welcomed by veteran families. FGR celebrated its community and looked forward with joy to the school year to come, and all the great things it doubtless holds in store!

The FGR community is grateful for the hard work and support of the Booster Club who not only planned, organized, and beautifully executed this event, but whose volunteers provide year-round support for athletes and athletic programs. They foster community, team spirit, and outfit Irish fans for games. All parents are invited to join. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Commons.

FGR Spirit Shop is open each Wednesday from 2:50 until 3:30 pm or by appointment. It is located in the MPR at FGR. FGR Spirit trailer is open at select home games and as noted on the main school calendar. Click here for details.