St Joe's Class of 1970 Reunion Vikings gather for 50th! (+1)

Dates & Events – 50+1


The GREAT Class of 1970…    We’ve made it to 50 PLUS 1!  

Dates List of Events & Registration: Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, September 26  

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Golf: Madison Country Club, 
SPECIAL ADDITIONAL OFF-SITE EVENT for Classes of ’70 and ’71  Time: 11 a.m. shotgun start,  Cost: Green fees & cart $29
Food Options at Cebars Tavern in Madison following golf , Steak Dinner: $27 (includes salad and two sides) or Burger and Brat Dinner: $17 (includes two sides)  
Note: Golf tickets good for golf and dinner options only.  Bocce is separate.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Bocce & Social, Club Molisani, Wickliffe
Time: 6-10 p.m.  Cost: $15 per person / Includes: Cash Bar, grilled hamburgers, smoked Slovenian and Italian sausage, red skin potatoes, creamy coleslaw and baked beans. 

Friday, September 24, 2021 – Purple Palace Gathering, VASJ Gym Time: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person / Includes: Blissful potatoes, mini stuffed bell peppers, mini Spanakopita, chicken and waffle bites, crab cakes, plus beer and wine, water and soft drinks.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – Mass, VASJ Chapel Time: 4:30 p.m. 
Celebrated by Fr. Ken Wallace SJ ’70
Saturday, September 25, 2021 –  Hall of Champions Gathering, LaSalle Theatre Time: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person / Includes: Caprese skewers, antipasto Misto, chilled shrimp cocktail, carved beef tenderloin, lemon chicken with roasted artichokes, tortellini marinara, whipped mashed potatoes with gravy, knotted egg rolls, steamed vegetable medley, plus beer, wine, water and soft drinks. 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 – Wind Down, East Shore Park Club, on Lake Erie East Park & Dorchester (Wildwood Park)  Time: 1-6 p.m.  Cost: NO CHARGE / Includes: Picnic food, including water and soft drinks. BYOB.

Spouses/significant others invited to all events!   Registration for all events is open until Monday, September 13, 2021.

Register here…. it’s easy!

A NOTE ABOUT SAFETY per Kevin:  We will follow the guidelines established by the State of Ohio. Those guidelines become our Bible and we adhere to them. If on the day before our reunion the guidelines change to no masked gatherings, we cancel the reunion.  If vaccinated individuals are required to wear masks indoors, we wear masks.  A couple of examples as it relates to our venues. Golf is outdoors and should be fine. Dinner will be according to State of Ohio guidelines. Bocce is also open air. Friday night we will provide tables outside in the courtyard area. Saturday Mass will set up in gym if no other school event is happening or remain in Chapel if conditions have improved as determined by State of Ohio.  Saturday at LaSalle will follow State of Ohio guidelines. FYI, the air handling units are brand new and the environment is better than VASJ gym. Sunday the venue will be open area. The club house has screening that will allow good ventilation if weather is inclement. Unvaccinated classmates are asked to follow all guidelines as stipulated in State of Ohio guidelines. We will be using an honor system. 

ONE MORE THING:   Class of 1970 Steps up once again for VASJ Keeping Our Promises (KOP) Campaign  


1. Promise Scholarships – $2 million
2. 21st Century Learning Environment – $2 million
3. Safe and Secure Entrances – $1 million
4. Energy Efficient Windows & Upgraded Architecture – $0.5 million

The link to all the information is here at  

REMINDER:  VASJ established the Thomas M. Bodle Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Promise Scholarship Program (see #1 above).  So any donations/commitments to flexible donations for scholarships can be earmarked in remembrance of our fellow Viking Brother Tom.   

PLEASE NOTE: John Beran has offered a $6,000 match for first time donors to this campaign!   The school has been very important to so many of us.  Prayers for each and everyone of you and yours as you consider Faith, Family and Future of our VASJ kids today and tomorrow.  

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions on the Reunion and/or KOP.  
Go Vikings and God bless!

For information: Peter Apicella (216) 272-8278