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Before the Pandemic

Dear SI Alumni,

On Tuesday the State of California lifted most of the Covid restrictions which began on March 17, 2020. Just weeks prior, the Class of 2021 graduated on J.B. Murphy Field, a first in SI’s long and storied history.

It’s been a long and hard road but we have prevailed in the worst pandemic in modern history.

It’s easy to dwell on the destruction of the virus, the human toll was massive and the effects of which will be felt for years to come.

This Wildcat Alumni Network video hopes to put a focus on the months leading up to the pandemic. SI was an institution going through a leadership transition and the new administration led by Principal Michelle Nevin Levine was lifting school spirit to new heights through large scale events such as Casino Night and Dance, Hoopcoming featuring rap artist 24KGoldn and many other rallies designed to bring students together.

While the pandemic has changed and altered lives significantly, the broad smiles and laughter of the Class of 2021 celebrating their graduation is a great reminder that our best days are still ahead. We have gotten through this ... together.

Tom Hsieh '83
Director of Alumni Relations

In Memoriam

Rev. Russell J. Roide, S.J.

Fr. Russell J. Roide, S.J. died peacefully in his sleep on April 13, 2021 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center,  Los Gatos. He was 82 years old. Father Roide’s Jesuit ministry spanned 60 years and included high school teaching and administration, university campus ministry, and parish and retreat work throughout the western states and beyond.

Fr. Roide taught at Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose (1965-1967, 1973-1975, where he also served as President in 1975), and Loyola High School, Los Angeles (1979-1980). He served in many capacities at St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco, over the years: Assistant Principal for Student Affairs (1970-1972), Rector-President (1975-1979), and member of the Adult Spirituality Team (2008). On the university level, he served as Director of Campus Ministries at Stanford University (1984-1992), Director of the University Catholic Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (2008-2011), and held chaplaincies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy. He also served as Pastor of St. Agnes Church, San Francisco (1994-2001), and St. Francis Xavier Church, Phoenix (2002-2006), and did pastoral ministry in San Jose, Morgan Hill, and at the Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos. Over several decades Father Roide led dozens of pilgrimages to the Holy Land and religious sites in Europe and elsewhere.

Russell Joseph Roide was born in Los Angeles December 10, 1938, the son of Joseph R. Roide and Julia R. Cerniglia Roide.  He graduated from Loyola High School (1956) and Loyola [Marymount] University with a degree in biology (1960). He entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos in 1960, continuing his studies at Gonzaga University, Boston College, and the Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA. He was ordained a priest in Los Angeles on June 13, 1970.

Fr. Roide is survived by his brother, Frank Roide, of Carson City, NV, and many extended family members.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, April 26, 11:15 a.m. Due to COVID restrictions, the service will be  private but will be live streamed at

Help us Light it Up

We are excited to announce that after years of planning, we will be installing permanent lights on J.B. Murphy Field. Earlier this summer the SF Planning Commission voted 6-1 in favor of our application and on October 20th the SF Board of Supervisors accepted their vote.

This development takes tremendous pressure off our Athletic Department to find off-campus fields, which have been less and less available over the past 10 years, and especially benefits our six soccer programs during the winter months when sunlight is limited.

Our goal is to have the lights installed during the second semester, an ambitious goal to say the least; but with the sports schedule crunch next semester, lights will make games and practices possible. We hope that you will help us light the future for our students!


DATE: November 18, 2020
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Zoom webinar
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Mariucci, NFL GameDay Sportscaster and Former Head Coach for the San Francisco 49ers


Donors who give $500 or more will be memorialized on a plaque at J.B. Murphy Field!



Other Wildcat Alumni Network Videos

Curt Mallegni '67 Honored with Christ the King Award

The SI Alumni Board recently met and selected this year's recipient of the Christ the King Award.

The Christ the King Award honors SI alumni "who have distinguished themselves in their professions, who have shown a commitment to the SI community and who best exemplify the ideal of service to God and fellow man."

Curt Mallegni of the Class of 1967 was such a man and is a well-deserving recipient. Curt passed away on January 28, 2020, after a short illness. He was 70 years old. He is only the fifth recipient to receive the award posthumously since the award originated in 1960. His wife Kathy will receive the award in his honor.

Here is a story about Curt Mallegni's wonderful life and great contributions to SI in Genesis by Paul Totah.

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