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The Advancement Office and the Alumni Association sponsor many events throughout the year to bring alumni together. Below is a listing of some upcoming events and information:

Gray Bees always find a way. More than 800 kids, accompanied by faculty and the monks of Newark Abbey, continue to move forward despite the challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their persistence is a testament to, “Forward, always forward, everywhere forward,” the words Fr. Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B. used to establish the first Benedictine monastery in the U.S. in 1846, and the rally cry for the 2020-21 Annual Fund. The annual giving campaign is underway. Help The Hive move forward and make your gift today!

Virtual Convocation has become a must-see staple as alums have been coming out in droves for our morning prayer, song and affirmations. Convocation has become a virtual Who’s Who for alumni, not only from local areas, but also from the West Coast, where it’s not even 6 a.m. when Convo begins, and from grads from around the world. Beginning on Monday (Sept. 14), Convo returns at 8:00 a.m. for Fall Term (half-hour earlier than Summer Phase). Tune in to our YouTube page to watch Convo live or to watch a replay.

Amazon Smiles on St. Benedict's: The Hive participates in Amazon's 'Smile' program. Through the program, Amazon contributes an amount equal to .5% of the total of your purchase (at no additional cost to you) to a charity of your choice. To make St. Benedict's your designated charity, go to, and when prompted for a charity, enter "St. Benedict's Newark." Then find "St. Benedict's Preparatory School" among the different institutions with similar names to ours. You shop, St. Benedict’s benefits!

St. Benedict’s Alumni & Friends Golf Outing
Sept. 21

The Annual Gray Bee Golf Outing, pending any changes from state and local health officials, will take place at the Spring Lake Golf Club at the Jersey Shore. Please click this link to register and to sign up for sponsorship packages. For more information, please email or call Mary Hauck at or 973-792-5776. Stay tuned for a link to a special online Silent Auction, which will begin a few days before the Golf Outing takes place. This new auction format will allow all Gray Bees the opportunity to bid on special edition Gray Bee gear and other prizes! We are currently accepting donations for auction prizes. If you can donate or would like to make a suggestion, please email or call Mary Hauck.

St. Benedict’s Hall of Fame Dinner

We have made the difficult decision, due to the ongoing pandemic, to postpone our Hall of Fame Dinner from next month until Oct. 20, 2021, when it will still be held at Nanina’s In The Park. Our Hall of Fame Dinner regularly attracts around 300 people. While event restrictions are loosening in New Jersey, today we would still have to limit capacity for an indoor or outdoor event. We want our honorees to be able to invite their loved ones and classmates to celebrate with them without ticket restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

Turn Yourself In! Have you started a new job, won an award, got married or welcomed a child to your family? We are always looking for news to share with you fellow classmates and alums. Keep us informed. Submit you requests to Noreen Connolly at