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Since its inception in 2006, The Companions’ Dinner at Xavier College Prep has become a beloved tradition, embodying the school's core values of faith, community, and companionship. This cherished evening serves as a celebration of the enduring relationships that define the Xavier community, honoring those who have supported and partnered with the school in the past and welcoming new companions who will journey with Xavier into the future.

Event Overview

The Companions’ Dinner is an elegant and heartfelt gathering that brings together a diverse group of attendees, including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, benefactors, and friends of Xavier. The evening is rooted in the shared values of Xavier as a Catholic and Jesuit high school, emphasizing the principles of faith, service, and community.

Key Elements

  1. Celebration of Faith: The evening begins with a special Mass, reflecting the school's Catholic and Jesuit traditions. This spiritual commencement sets a reverent and reflective tone for the event, reminding attendees of the faith that underpins the Xavier community.
  2. Recognition and Honors: Throughout the dinner, various individuals and groups are recognized for their significant contributions to the school. Awards and honors are presented to distinguished alumni, dedicated faculty, and generous benefactors who have made a lasting impact on Xavier College Prep.
  3. Shared Values: Speeches and presentations highlight the school's mission and values, celebrating the Jesuit principles of education, social justice, and the development of the whole person. These moments of reflection reinforce the common purpose that unites the Xavier community.
  4. Fostering Connections: One of the hallmarks of The Companions’ Dinner is its ability to transform strangers into friends and friends into family. Attendees are encouraged to mingle and connect, sharing their stories and experiences, and building lasting relationships.
  5. Dining and Fellowship: The dinner itself is a culinary delight, featuring a carefully curated menu that caters to a wide range of tastes. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with beautifully decorated tables and a backdrop of elegant décor that enhances the sense of celebration.
  6. Renewal of Spirit: The Companions’ Dinner is more than just a social event; it is a time for renewal and affirmation. Attendees leave the evening with their spirits lifted, feeling a deep sense of connection to the Xavier community and a renewed commitment to the school's mission.

The Companions’ Dinner at Xavier College Prep is a treasured tradition that encapsulates the essence of the school's community spirit. It is an evening where faith is celebrated, connections are forged, and the rich traditions of Xavier are honored and renewed. Through this event, Xavier College Prep not only acknowledges its past companions but also embraces new ones, ensuring that the legacy of companionship and shared values continues to thrive.