Sons of the Gaels

St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association

Son of a Gael Registration

Use this registration form to register your son, grandson, nephew or other "male" in your family. Please provide us with complete contact information for the registrany, so we can accurately register them in our contact listing.

Still Alive & Kickin'

Although our school has been closed, since 1970, our alumni association is now, and has been alive and functional throughout the years.

The early years...

This image, reflects the early years of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, which we were associated with throughout our history.

OLS Interior

The beautiful, ornate interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica was both moving & inspirational.

OLS National Shrine

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, was our "special" place of comfort & reflection.

St. Philip High School

Our school has a long & proud heritage, dating back to 1904, when the Servite Fathers established a school for boys, at the rear of the monastery & adjacent to the church.

St. Philip High School

The school building was finally ready in 1910, and opened its doors for the first time. Our school building (shown here), stayed with us throughout the years, until its closing in 1970.

St. Philip High School

The St. Philip High School building still stands today, at 3141 West Jackson Boulevard, just as it did when we attended. After the closing, in 1970, it was first occupied by OLS Elementary School & then a charter school.

Gaels Athletics

The Gaels, early in their history, were members, of the Cook County League, for only one year, and captured the league's 1911 baseball championship, before the league dissolved.

The CCL baseball title, was vacated, due to the use of 1911 players, (shown here), some of whom were also professionals.

Annual Banquet

Each year, the alumni association conducts an gathering of faculty, staff, former students, sons & friends of St. Philip Basilica High School, to renew & foster the continued camaraderie we've all enjoyed throughout the years.

 

 
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About Our School

This information contained in this box is linked to the History Page, of our web site. Information is provided about the rich History of St. Philip Basilica High School & our connection with the basilica. Read more...

About Our Alumni

The information contained in this box, is linked to further information about the St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association, its activities & "How to communicate directly with us." Read more...

Annual Alumni Banquet

The information contained in this box is linked to our Annual Banquet page, with information about our upcoming Annual Banquet, always held on the First Friday in May of each year. Read more...

What's New?

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Generally, our entire site is "NEW," with a new look, feel & features that will help enhance your experience, and provide you with "NEW" things you can accomplish. Watch this section for further information about New "Features" & "Functions," that we we will be adding to the site, from time to time. It will be your first "look" at out latest inclusions.


Current News

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The Current News content, in this box will be updated as necessary, to include information about current and upcoming events that may be of interest to you. Check back often to keep current with what is happening with the Gaels Alumni.


Upcoming Events

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The Upcoming Events content in this box, will include news about any upcoming events that are planned for the future. You will be provided, here, with relevant information about our Annual Banquet & any actions directed by our alumni.

Our last banquet, held on Friday, May 6, 2016, was again very successful, with more then 150 attendees. Our next banquet will be held, as always, on the first Friday in May, this year on Friday, May 5, 2017. Read more...


Sons of the Gaels Registration

Downloadable "Sons of the Gaels" Announcement:
"Sons of the Gaels" Announcement

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Throughout the years, most of us have been called something other than our given name, and, on occasion, we’ve been referred to as a “Son of a Something or other.”

Ever since our school closed in 1970, our numbers have been growing smaller, as our brother Gaels have passed on, but our ties to each other and the camaraderie we’ve shared has remained as strong as ever. Given this unique bond that we share, it’s been suggested several times, that we find a way to pass it on to our sons, grandsons and great-grandsons.

In recent years, several sons of alumni have attended our dinner, and expressed their amazement over how close we’ve all remained, without the benefit of the continued existence of our school. Consequently, we’ve decided to extend to our sons, grandsons and great-grandsons, the opportunity to share that bond with us and each other, by establishing the “Sons of the Gaels.”

Now moms, wives, girlfriends or anyone else, can refer to them as a “Son of a Gael,” and they can reply “I am, and I’m darn proud of it!”

The “Sons of the Gaels” are invited to enjoy our camaraderie at our Annual Banquet, and perhaps they can assist us in organizing and planning other activities, that will keep the bond strong until long after the last of us are gone.

To register your son (s), grandson (s) or great-grandson (s) as a “Son of a Gael,” simply complete the information in the form below, or on the reverse of our "Sons of the Gaels" announcement, included with your mailing. If you did not receive an announcement, simply click here to download it. You can then either mail it with your banquet payment, or bring it with you to the banquet. If they’d like to attend this year’s banquet, simply make a reservation and submit payment for them in the same manner you do for yourself.

It is our sincere hope, that they’ll be willing and able to carry-on for us well into the future, and continue to share what it really means to be a Gael and now, the “Son of a Gael!

See you all at our next Annual Banquet in May!

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Thanks for your support of our efforts to expedite the handling of your registration, and continuing efforts to keep your contact information current and regularly updated.


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I am the...

Son of a Gael
Step-son of a Gael
Son-in-Law of a Gael
Grandson of a Gael
Nephew of a Gael
Great-Grandson of a Gael

Alumnus Identification:

Alumnus Class/Graduation Year, etc.


Alumnus Prefix


Alumnus First Name
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Alumnus Last Name

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