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The Bishop McNamara Catholic School Fathers’ Club is a social and volunteer organization.  It is an outlet for fathers to share their talents and gifts with the students, families, teachers and administration of Bishop McNamara Catholic School.  The Fathers’ Club supports the school by helping build a sense of community and engagement through social events while also serving the school and community as needed.  All fathers of Bishop McNamara Catholic School students are automatically members. Fathers of Bishop McNamara graduates are also automatically members.   


 

Membership


 

All fathers of Bishop McNamara Catholic School students are automatically members of the Fathers’ Club.  Fathers of Bishop McNamara graduates are also automatically members of the Fathers’ Club. 

Friends of the Fathers' Club


 

While membership is free, we offer the opportunity to annually support the Fathers' Club.  Funds raised will be used to support future Fathers’ Club events.  All Friends and Supporters of the Fathers’ Club will receive the annual Fathers’ Club shirt or pullover at no cost as part of their support. 

      

 

Fathers' Club Activities


 

Fathers' Club Kickoff event:

Friday, July 26th at Merchant Street Music Fest in Kankakee

Irish Scrimmages:

Friday, August 23, 2019

Homecoming Tailgate:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Father/Child Mass:

Mass followed by breakfast with speaker and special recognition of the fathers of seniors.

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:00 AM (Kankakee Site)

Father/Child Day of Service:

Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Meeting Dates

The Fathers' Club will host regular planning meetings throughout the school year that are  open to all Fathers’ Club members. The Fathers' Club plan to schedule events to support the various athletic teams and other organizations once schedules are finalized. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I participate in Fathers’ Club events?

Getting involved in the Fathers’ Club provides you the opportunity to meet fellow Bishop McNamara fathers.  This is an opportunity meet new friends, have fun and serve the Bishop McNamara community with other fathers. All fathers/guardians are encouraged to participate. 

Who is invited to participate in Fathers’ Club events?

Some events will be just for fathers.  Other events will be for the fathers and their son(s) and daughter(s).  Still other events will be for couples or for entire families. 

Is this just for fathers and sons?

No, this is an organization for fathers of girls and boys. 

Is this just for fathers of current students?

No, the Fathers’ Club is for fathers of Bishop McNamara graduates as well as current students.  For example, if your daughter graduated from Bishop McNamara in 1992, then you are a member of the Fathers’ Club and welcome to participate in our events. 

Is this a fundraising group?

No, this is primarily a social and volunteer organization.

I want to help, how do I get involved?

Great!  Email us at [email protected] to reach these people, who are helping organize the Fathers’ Club:

  • Mike O’Brien
  • Ramon Lopez    
  • Haven Provost

                   

Interest Submission Form

Become a Friend of the Fathers' Club

There is no cost to belong to the Fathers’ Club.  Members are encouraged to support Fathers’ Club events and projects as much as possible.  Members may sign up to be financial supporter of the group annually but it is not required.  All Friends and Supporters of the Fathers’ Club will receive the annual Fathers’ Club shirt or pullover at no cost as part of their support. 

Friend: $150/year

Supporter: $500/year