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Whether your student graduated 30, 20, 10 years ago or just last year, we hope you have happy memories and great connections from your student’s time at Bishop Lynch High School. We’re pleased to begin a new initiative in bringing together BL Parents, beyond the high school years. Our goal is to provide past parents the opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. When you stay connected, you share your ongoing pride in our school, your gratitude for the education your student received and an appreciation for lasting friendships made throughout the years.



(Did you know that this newsletter is updated throughout the month … check the website often for all the latest!)

Fall Social/Tailgate

Thanks to all of our Past Parents who came out to our Parents of Alumni Fall Social on Friday, October 28th.  What a great crowd we had and a good time was had by all.  A few of the pictures are posted above.  Details coming soon for our Spring 2017 Social!

Join Our Facebook Group - BL Official Parents of Alumni

We just created a Facebook Group just for our past parents.  We wanted to give you a more convenient way and better opportunity to serve each other, our alumni children, and the school community. Just click the below link!! Please share so other parents are aware and can join as well.

Our BL Choir is in Rome!!!

BL Choir pic in Rome edited
Congratulations to our Bishop Lynch Choir who will sing at the Vatican for Pope Francis at the Epiphany Mass on Friday, January 6th.

“The Vatican’s invitation to the choir to sing Epiphany Mass in January 2017, is an unique honor that will illuminate and strengthen our faith journey as individuals, as a choir, and as part of the Bishop Lynch community,” said Kathy Leos, BL Choir Director since 1983.
“The Bishop Lynch choir has provided students a wonderful opportunity to study and perform music that inspires and lifts up the soul,” Chris Rebuck, BL President said. “The invitation to sing for Pope Francis is a testament not only to Kathy, but also the mission of spiritual growth that Bishop Lynch hopes to inspire through all aspects of the student experience. I am thrilled for our students to be able to undertake such an impactful, spiritual pilgrimage as they lift their voices in prayer and praise in Rome!”
BL Choir pic in Rome with Farrell
And on Monday, January 2nd, our own Cardinal Kevin Farrell surprised us with a visit as the Choir sang at Holy John Paul II's Tomb!!! What a blessing!

Make sure you're following our social media sites (Facebook: Bishop Lynch High School (Official), Instagram @blfriars and Twitter @bishoplynch) for our daily updates!

Just in: The Bishop Lynch Choir will be performing tonight at the Basilica of St Ignatius. We will be streaming the concert LIVE at 9:00 PM (2:00 PM Texas time) ... Follow along via our Bishop Lynch High School Official Facebook page!

Games Have Been  Cancelled
Due To The Weather Conditions -Stay Tuned since We Will Re-Schedule!!

Join Us for our Annual Alumni Reunion Soccer Games - Saturday, January 7th!!

We would love our past soccer players to come and participate in all the fun! Women's Alumni vs. BL's Women's Varsity - 12:00 pm Roffino Stadium and the Men's Alumni  vs. BL's Men's Varsity - 2:00 pm Roffino Stadium.  Complimentary Lunch (Taco Truck!!!) will be served after each game - Plaza Area outside Roffino Stadium.  If you plan on staying for lunch please RSVP here so we can make sure we have enough food and beverages for everyone!! Please spread the word and forward since we do not have e-mails for all our former players!  Thank You!

Join Us for our Annual Alumni Taco Tuesday - Tuesday, January 10th!!

Young alums from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 it is time for your Annual Alumni Taco Tuesday.  Please join us on Tuesday, January 10th from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm, BL Atrium.  Complimentary Tacos and Beverages.  Come check out the new Student Commons and visit with your former teachers!!
Please click here to RSVP by Monday, January 9th.

Bishop Lynch hangs on to beat Bishop Dunne in TAPPS Division I final!!

BL State Champs pic
Read all about the game and details on Sports Day HS - just click here!  Way to go Friars!

In Loving Memory

St. Thomas Aquinas statue pic     St. Thomas Aquinas plaque pic
Over the Thanksgiving break the custom made St. Thomas Aquinas statue arrived from Italy and was placed in its permanent home at Bishop Lynch across from the Father Gambro Student Commons. The statue is a gift from the Crane family in remembrance of their son Jason '00†. Jason had a great love and devotion to St. Thomas Aquinas and his many works.  St. Thomas Aquinas is an ultimate educator in the Catholic Church, a Doctor of the Church, and a Dominican saint. The works of Aquinas truly stand the test of time and are diligently studied today.  We welcome another great Dominican educator to our hallways and very much appreciate the Cranes thoughtfulness and generosity in providing the Dominican presence of St. Thomas Aquinas in this grand way.

Next Shoreline cleanup is on Monday, January 16th - FTLOTL - White Rock Lake

We need your help!!  Come out and help us clean up our adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake.  This is for the entire BL Community so the more we have out there the more we make an impact!!  With the time change we now will meet at 4:30 - 5:30 pm on Monday night and then afterwards head over to The Lake House for a few beverages - our treat!  To better explain the shoreline cleanup - our Alumni Association's Community Service Committee has adopted a small portion of White Rock Lake's shoreline. In this program, a group agrees to keep their adopted part litter-free.  Please consider helping out our Alumni Association by joining us! Bring a friend, bring your family, - what a great way to reconnect and also help the community and environment!! We hope to see you - meet at our designated area - see map on the left for the exact location on W. Lawther Dr., just south of Mockingbird.

Alumni in the Military

Throughout the year on our military/armed forces holidays, we honor all of our alumni and former students that are currently serving in the United States Military.  If you know of any classmates that we may have omitted from this list, please forward this newsletter to them or supply us with the information so we can contact them or their families. Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that

Also, the Alumni Office would like to show our gratitude to those that have served in the armed forces especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life.  We are currently compiling this list and would appreciate any assistance you can provide us as we attempt to update our records.


CN-2008-Sifuentes, Mikaela ind pic

Congratulations to Mikaela Sifuentes ’08 who was featured on UT Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences blog!  Just click the below link to read all about.  http://gsbs.uthscsa.edu/blog/thoughts-about-careers-qa-interview-with-mikaela-sifuentes

Also earlier in December she was one of ten selected as a 2017 ASPET (American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) Washington Fellow.  Additionally, she will receive complimentary registration to ASPET’s annual Meeting of Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago, where she will have the opportunity to network with other Fellows from previous years.  Here is her bio that appeared in The Pharmacologist’s December issue:
Mikaela Sifuentes grew up in Dallas, TX and earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Dallas.  As a current PHD candidate, she studies the mechanism of thyroid hormone neuroprotection after stroke under the guidance of Dr. Jim Lechleiter.  After earning a translational science grant, she became interested in the clinical and public health aspects of disease, leading her to become active in science outreach and spreading awareness of cerebro- and cardiovascular diseases within at-risk communities.  She has since secured independent funding from the American Heart Association (AHA), and has participated with the AHA’s Voices for Healthy Kids in advocating for health-conscious policies at the Texas capitol.  As a young scientist, Mikaela has become a proponent for diversity in science and improving communications with the public as a means of promoting science policy. Through the ASPET Washington Fellows program, she hopes to learn specific strategies to advocate effectively for research funding and science-backed legislation.
Way to go Mikaela - we are so proud of you!

CN-2012-Erlbacher, Eddie pic with Hanson     CN-2012-Erlbacher, Eddie pic with group

Congratulations to Eddie Erlbacher '12 who was part of the senior design class in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University that produced a motorized mobility device that allows a child with disability the same freedom of movement as others her age without disabilities.  Here is one of Ernie's quotes in the Texas Tech Today article written by George Watson; "Basically they’re not getting to see the concept of gravity, they’re not developing depth perception and they’re not developing hand-eye coordination.  We take for granted that we’re crawling around, picking things up, dropping things. Some kids don’t get that because they don’t have the ability to move around.” To read more about their project just click here.

We want to hear from our Alumni – if you have news to share please email alumni@bishoplynch.org !

Alumni and Community Prayer Request

•• Alumni and Former Students:

 • Jane Brennan Rupert '70 passed away on November 12, 2016.  She was the sister of Louise Brennan Castenson '67, Robert Brennan '69, Rita Brennan Lee '72 and Therese Brennan Soto '75.

James "Jim" Stock '67 passed away on November 4, 2016.  He was the brother of Wally Stock ’66, Eddie Stock ’69, Tommy Stock ’71, Billy Stock ’72 †, John Stock ’74 and Mary Pat Stock Powell ’75.

•• Bishop Lynch Community Members:

 • Pat Cale passed away on November 26, 2016.  She was the mother of Roggie Cale '67, Sheila Cale Bolton-Walden '70, Chuck Cale '72, Terry Cale Polito '74 and Mary Cale Mann '75.  She was also the mother-in-law of Jill Rule Cale '72 and the grandmother of Katie Cale Frank '09 and Kelsie Cale '10.

 • Phillip Gillock passed away on November 8, 2016.  He was the father of Patrick Gillock ’76, Mary Gillock Williams ’77, Lisa Gillock Matthews ’78 and Carol Gillock O’Neil ’79.

 • Elizabeth Muckleroy passed away on November 11, 2016.  She was the mother of Patrick Muckleroy '71 and Sheila Muckleroy Datzman '78.

 • Rafael Gregorich Nimo passed away on December 17, 2016.  He was the brother of Jorge Gregorisch '92 and Jennifer Gregorich Harkins '01.

 • Raymond Prachyl passed away on December 9, 2016.  He was the father of Mark Prachyl ’75†, Annette Prachyl Johnson ’80, Joe Prachyl ’81 and Janet Prachyl Villensor ’89.

 • Joann Quinn passed away on October 14, 2016.  We were recently notified of her death.  She was the mother of Arleen Quinn Elkins ’67, Thomas Quinn ’69 and Stephen Quinn ’71.

 • Janie Robinson passed away on December 17, 2016.  She was the mother of Michael Robinson ’76 and the grandmother of Nicholas Robinson ’13.

 • John Rothermel passed away on December 22, 2016.  He was the father of Chuck Rothermel our current VP for Institutional Advancement.

 • William Rutledge passed away on November 4, 2016.  He was the father of Martha Rutledge Drillette '78.

 • Elizabeth Sandone passed away on December 18, 2016.  She was the mother of Mario Sandone, Class of 1968, Susan Sandone Sabot ’79 and Paige Sandone Krivacic ’80.  She was also the grandmother of Veronica Sandone Abshire ’99 and Stephany Sandone Packwood ’06.

 • Bill Walker passed away on December 6, 2016.  He was the father Jenny Walker Salazar ’91 and the grandfather of Al Pierotti, III ’85, Tony Pierotti ’00 and Benson Brunkhorst, current BL freshman.

•• Please Continue to Pray for:

 • Kelly Stiver Aguirre '76 who was diagnosed with Parkinson's and is also now fighting cancer.

 • Mike Golihar '80 who has Bells Palsy and have suffered mini strokes as he is battling the disease.

 • Emily Henderson '12 as she battles Neuroblastoma Cancer.  See Emily's story on Caring Bridge - click here to offer prayers of encouragement and support.

 • Ann Marie Herbst, wife of Jay Herbst ’01 who is battling Leukemia.  Friends and family are hosting a Swab Soiree (a bone marrow registration drive) in the hopes of finding a match for Ann Marie.  It will be held this Saturday, November 12th from 3 pm - 7 pm at the home of Theresa Duca Dillard '73, 6341 Vanderbilt Ave, Dallas, TX.  Please consider dropping by  - click here for more information on her Caring Bridge page.

 • Kiara Sandoval, 5-year-old daughter of Robyn Shea Sandoval '93, has been battling a massive brain tumor with the spirit of a U.S. Marine. Fortunately her cancer is a Grade 1 astrocytoma so her prognosis is favorable; however, she has subsequently lost her vision and requires ongoing therapy. Please pray and follow her journey at https://www.facebook.com/prayers4kiara/.

 • David Nevitt '78 who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's.  Click here for his Parkinson Foundation page to offer him prayers of encouragement and support.

 • Mike Yetts '77 who is currently in remission from cancer but needs the prayers to stay cancer free.

 • Michelle Yoxall, wife of Dan Yoxall '81 who is fighting the Early Onset of Alzheimers.  Her sister-in-law, Tish Yoxall, wife of Tom Yoxall '84 has set up a donation page to help end the fight of Alzheimers.  Click here to see her page and offer prayers of encouragement and support.

Bishop Lynch Community Prayer Request

We invite you to submit your prayer requests to us to be included during daily mass, school mass, retreats or any other prayer service throughout the year. Whether you are alumni, parent, student or friend, we welcome any prayer intentions. Providing your name and email is not required. Please click the Cross on the left to submit your prayer request.


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shoreline clean up - FTLOTL
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
monday, January 16, 2017

Games Have Been  Cancelled

Due To The Weather Conditions
Stay Tuned since We Will Re-Schedule!!

Annual Alumni Soccer Games
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Women's Game at 12 pm
Men's Game at 2 PM

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Save The Date
Annual Taco Tuesday
For The Classes of 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
12 pm - 2 pm

Inaugural Mission Rally
Alumni Sunday Funday!!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
12 pm - 6 pm
BLHS Campus

save the Date
Bishop Lynch Gala
Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Rosary with Mary
All are Invited to
Pray the Rosary

Mass at 7:45 am
followed by the Rosary
St. Catherine of Siena Chapel
BL Campus
Rosary Dates for school year 16-17


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