Saint Ignatius High School

Week in Review: April 6 - 9, 2020

As we entered into Holy Week we brought you stories of the creativity of our teachers, the voices of our students and the opportunity to join us in prayer.
Easter Break will continue as planned from Holy Thursday on April 9 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Online classes will resume on Monday, April 20, 2020. Our Jesuit community will continue to offer Masses through online broadcasts during Holy Week.
Those broadcasts will be available at Please bookmark that page and set a note in your calendars. We will not have our regular weekday Mass broadcast on Thursday and Friday of Holy Week. We hope you will join us to celebrate the Paschal Triduum. We wish you all a very blessed Easter.

Campus minister Tony Krzmarzick talked to Robbie Klanac '20 with The EYE about how to engage with Holy Week during this challenging time in our community. Check it out here:

Math teacher Mr. John Rowell '11 spent some time last week teaching his students how to bake bread! The special Zoom class was just for fun, to help students learn a new skill during this time apart.


The Class of 2020 continues to display its heart. Senior captain Johnny Novak '20 wrote an open letter to the Wildcat wrestling community.
"I am so appreciative to have been able to represent this amazing institution for the past four years. I have grown so much as a Man For Others."

Charlie Minerd '20 earned a full Academic Scholarship to Saint Louis University. Minerd has enjoyed an exceptional career as a student-athlete at Saint Ignatius. With a cumulative GPA of 4.08 and two years under his belt as a starting goalie for the Lax Cats, Minerd's resume is pretty nice. Read more about what it felt like when he learned about this major achievement.

Senior Harry Harp created an Instagram account in an effort to centralize the news of our seniors and their college decisions. Check it out at @SIHS2020.

There is an effort among restaurants during our Stay-at-Home order for #TakeOutTuesday. We take great pride in being a part of the Ohio City community. Even right now we can have a significant impact in helping sustain local businesses throughout the next several weeks. See what businesses remain open and can use your support.


Progress continues on The Welsh Academy building. This week the original red brick exterior emerged as the expansion on the rear of the former church went up. As they keep building on campus, The Welsh Academy teachers and students continue learning and teaching from afar!


The Saint Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry continued its longstanding tradition of praying for those whom the ministry has served. Mr. Dan Baron, Theology teacher and moderator, represented the entire 500-person ministry with his presence at the burial ground for more than 18,000 people. Co-moderator Mr. Pat Valletta, along with student leaders and some adults, participated online for the 30-minute prayer service. During this Holy Week, may God grant eternal rest upon all those our ministry has served, as well as who who have died during the COVID-19 crisis. May they all find everlasting peace and joy in the Resurrection. View Photos