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St. Gerard Catholic High School
521 South New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78203-1798
(210) 533-8061

Home of the Royals!

We are proud of our Royal Community, the educational program and the excellent professional staff. The program and staff are here to serve students and to help them in their educational endeavors. Interest and concern for students is high here. Along with the academic program, St. Gerard has available a number of extracurricular activities in which we students take an active part. The ultimate purpose of education is to help each student become well rounded and well adjusted to changing times. Developing and accepting the responsibilities and obligations of good citizenship will help them to participate successfully in the world of tomorrow.

Academic Profile

Tradition

St. Gerard Catholic High School has been in existence since 1927, graduating students who have gone on to serve in religious life, the medical profession, local and state politics, social services, law enforcement, the field of labor relations and the business world at large.

Education

St. Gerard offers an excellent high school curriculum with small class sizes to maximize success. Ninety-one percent of graduates go on to college with many Seniors taking Educational and Technical courses for dual credits at St. Philips College.

St. Gerard juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in St. Philip College dual credit program; as well as its Southwest Campus Academies, Information Technology and Security Academy, Alamo Area Aerospace Academy, and Manufacturing Technology Academy.

 

St. Gerard Catholic High School is honored to have
3 Religious Sisters who minister as educators to the
students who have been entrusted to us.

Sister Julie Brady, SSND
School Sister of Notre Dame
Arrived at St. Gerard-2002
sisterjulie.brady@stgerardsa.org
www.ssnddallas.org

Sister Jo Goolish, OSF
School Sisters of St. Francis
Arrived at St. Gerard-2002
sisterjo.goolish@stgerardsa.org
www.franciscansisters-pa.org

Sister Elizabeth Hatzenbuehler, OSU
Ursuline Sisters
Arrived at St. Gerard-2003
sisterelizabeth.hatzenbuehler@stgerardsa.org
www.ursulines-ur.org

 

Extra-Curricular Athletics And Clubs

The school offers athletic opportunities for all students. Boys may participate in football, basketball, baseball, tennis. Girl’s athletics include volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis.

Students clubs and organization Is a vital part of the “Royal Spirit” Students are encouraged to participate in planning school activities and developing their leadership abilities.

Organizations include:
National Honor Society
Cheerleaders
Student Council
Mu Alpha Theta
Royal Ambassadors
Dance Team

St. Gerard Majella (1726 – 1752)

Feast Day : October 16
Patron saint of expectant mothers

Who is St. Gerard Majella?

 

 

St. Gerard Majella, religious, the patron saint of our school, is the patron of expectant mothers. He was born at Muro, Italy, in 1726 and joined the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers at the age of 23, becoming a professed lay brother at the age of 26 in 1752. St Gerard ministered as sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor.

St. Gerard Majella’s charity, obedience, and selfless service as well as his ceaseless mortification for Christ, made him the perfect model of lay brothers. He was afflicted with tuberculosis and died in 1755 at the age of twenty-nine.

This great saint is invoked as a patron of expectant mothers as a result of a miracle effected through his prayers for a woman in labor.

The Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers, who founded our school and still minister at nearby St. Gerard Catholic Church, were founded in Scala near Naples, Italy in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Liguori. The Redemptorists number 5300 members and minister to God’s people across the world in 78 countries.


Prayer: O Great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted Child of the Mother of God: enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the Patron and Protector of expectant mothers. Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustral waters of Baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.