May Crowning is a longstanding tradition, when our school gathers
to sing for the Blessed Mother, present her with spring’s first
flowers and crown her with a small wreath of blossoms. This
joyous occasion was also a time to recognize in a special way,
our students who have received their First Communion.
In the early 1950s, the Most Reverend Robert J.Armstrong, Bishop
of the Diocese of Sacramento, realized that the once rural
parishes of St.Philomene and Our Lady of the Assumption were
overflowing with Catholic families. He reconfigured the
area and created a new parish – St.Ignatius. The growth of
Sacramento had stretched the ranks of the diocesan priests.
Bishop Armstrong invited the Jesuit provincial to send priests to
staff the new parish, build a school, and eventually build a
Jesuit high school. In 1954, the provincial sent Father
Fred Cosgrove, S.J., Prefect
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a
field trip, or any activity at St. Ignatius, MUST complete an on
line course provided by Catholic Mutual Group before
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This
training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.