Alumnae Return for 2023 Heart Homecoming and Reunion

Alumnae Return for 2023 Heart Homecoming and Reunion

“Why do we come back for reunions?” asked by Father Thomas Collins, in his homily given at the Family Liturgy offered in memory of Caroline Dym ’18.  “It’s about connection.”  

Father Collins' words were at the heart of what the 2023 Homecoming and Reunion weekend was all about- the chance to renew and deepen connections with special Sacred Heart Greenwich friends and faculty.  Throughout Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, alumnae and their families returned to King Street for a busy slate of activities. The weekend's festivities kicked off on Friday with the chance to explore Campus once more through tours, revisit familiar spaces during an Open House, and participate in Lower and Upper School Chapels. 

Later that evening, alumnae and the parents of alumnae gathered for a cocktail reception in Salisbury Hall. Margaret Brennan ’98 accepted the Global Leader award via video. Mrs. Brennan is the moderator of “Face the Nationa with Margaret Brennan” on CBS. She is also the Network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, D.C and a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations. “It means a lot to be embraced like this by the community,” said Mrs. Brennan. “ It’s hard to explain to people what it means {to be a Sacred Heart girl]. But I know you understand.” 

Saturday events featured historian Victoria T. Allen’s H'13,  lecture "...And So We Began: 175 Years of Sacred Heart Education," tracing the remarkable journey of Sacred Heart Greenwich from its humble beginnings in Lower Manhattan to its current home on King Street. 

Following Mass, the Outstanding Alumna Award was presented to Debbie Busby Kunces '73, who has remained a steadfast supporter of Sacred Heart Greenwich. Mrs. Kunces served on the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Board for nine years until 2022, including two terms as Vice-President.  Two of Debbie's sisters are also Sacred Heart Greenwich alumnae, Diane Busby ’77 and Pamela Kettles Keller ’88. Pamela is a "Lifer," as well as Deb's niece, Kathyrn 'Katie' Keller ’20. Members of Mrs. Kunces Class of 1973, which includes our very own Interim Head of Lower School, Kathy Dunn, enjoyed a special luncheon in the Upper School Core Center. 

Later in the day, students, alumnae, and families came together to enjoy carnival games in the gym and cheer on the JV and Varsity soccer and volleyball teams. The weekend drew to a festive close with the “New York” themed Upper School Homecoming Dance. 

Father Thomas Collins' question about the essence of reunions certainly found its answer in the 2023 Heart Homecoming and Reunion, a weekend where the entire community came together to rekindle  cherished old connections  and create lasting new ones. Enjoy more coverage with the King Street Chronicle’s profile of the 2023 Heart Homecoming and Reunion and click here to enjoy more photos of the fun!