Reunion Weekend

Friday Mass and Luncheon

Friday, April 26, 2019

Sponsored and organized by the Villa Duchesne-City House Alumnae Association

All alumnae of Villa Duchesne and City House are invited to attend.
10 am
Alumnae Mass in the Villa Duchesne Chapel with Très Bien Awards and the induction of the Class of 2019.
Très Bien Award Winners
Nominations are due by December 14, 2018. Please visit the Très Bien for more information about how to nominate an alumna.
11:30 am
Luncheon and class photos in the Kenefick Gymnasium
  • Reunion classes will be called up to get class photos during the luncheon (any class ending in a 4 or 9)

Saturday Honoree Day | Classes Years ending in 4 and 9

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sponsored by Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Alumnae/i Office

For all Honor, Reunion Classes, and families.
Honor Classes: 1969, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014
Reunion Classes: 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989

11 am - 2 pm on the Front Lawn of the Towers

  • Buffet Lunch
  • Open Bar - Wine, Beer, Signature Drink, Pellegrino, Soda, and Water
  • Dessert Trucks
  • Games - Wine Toss, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Washers, Pick-Up Sticks, Yardtzee, and more
  • Activities - Photo Booth, Caricature, Balloon Art, Henna Tattoos, and more
  • 1929 Main Building will be open to explore
  • Bring your spouses, friends, children, and families!

Hotel Reservations

Frontenac Hilton


Hotel Block for Out-of-Town Alumnae

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Please make your reservation now!

  • Dates available Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • $139 Room Rate: 1 king or 2 double queen rooms available
  • Call 314-993-1100, ext. 6031 or 6033 to place your reservation
  • Please reference Villa Duchesne and City House Reunion Block
  • Reservations should be made by Thursday, April 4, 2019 to receive the discount

Reunion Registration

Make your plans with your classmates and save your spot. We look forward to seeing you in April. Please plan your class parties at times that will allow everyone the opportunity to come to the school events if they wish. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Drone Gehm '88, Manager of Alumnae/i Relations, at or 314.810.3420.

Très Bien Award

Presented to recipients on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10 am Mass. All nominations are due by December 14, 2018.

What is the Très Bien Award?
Each year, a small group of esteemed alumnae receive the Très Bien Award for their service to the school and community. The Très Bien Award is given to Villa Duchesne-City House alumnae who demonstrate in their lives the traditions and values of their Sacred Heart education. The award recognizes exemplary service or achievement in the community or to one’s family, church, or profession.

If you would like to nominate an alumna for this award, please contact the Villa Duchesne-City House Alumnae Association Très Bien Committee Chair, Jenny Warner O'Neil '74 at

You may also mail in your nomination to:

Jenny Warner O'Neil
637 Hickory Ln
St. Louis, MO 63131

Please include the following:

  • Nominee's first, maiden (if applicable), and last name
  • Nominee's class year and school
  • Specific examples that describe how the alumna lives the traditions and values of their Sacred Heart education
  • Your first, maiden (if applicable), and last name
  • Your class year and school
  • Your contact information

Spring Wine Social Sponsored by the Mums of Alums

Regional Connector Event

A Night at the Races

Friday, March 1, 2019
Gates open at 6:30 pm
First race post time at 7:00 pm

A Night At The Races allows you to experience the fun, the excitement, the feel of being at a horse race in person! Using "funny-money", each person "bets" on a winning horse of the six races that will be run. The evening is designed so that whether you are a novice or a veteran gambler, you can play, win, and have fun. Register below and we will see you at the starting gate!

  • Bring your own food and beverages.
  • There will be drink tickets available to purchase for the bar, offering bottled beer (Schlafly and AB Products), wine, water, and soda.
  • A signature drink will be available, so come ready to partake in the decades-old tradition of having a Mint Julep as you watch the horses cross the finish line.
  • Enter the Best Hat Contest.
  • Purchase raffle tickets to win fantastic items.
Proceeds from this event support the Villa Duchesne-City House Alumnae Association and the Sr. Mary Gray McNally Scholarship. The event is for guests aged 21 or older. In the event of inclement weather, purchases are non-refundable and the event will be rescheduled.

Thanks to our Bar Sponsor, Mainline Group Architecture, Inc. They proudly produce designs for new and renovated homes, commercial businesses, and educational facilities in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Class of 2018 Valentine Treat Gathering

Mums of the Villa Duchesne Class of 2018, come and help package Valentines Treat Bags for the girl's second semester! We will be stuffing the packages and writing notes on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 9 am in the Log Cabin behind the 1929 Main Building. 

The packages will go to the same address the Halloween package was sent back in October. If her address has changed or we never received her college address, please fill out the form below before February 5th. If a school address is not received, then the package will be mailed to the parent's address.

Young Alumni Holiday Happy Hour

The event was another success and we were thrilled to see so many of our alums for our Young Alumni Holiday Happy Hour! Have a very happy and healthy 2019!

Fruit & Flower Sale

The 2018 Fruit and Flower Sale has ended. Please come back next year to support the Alumnae Associations Fruit & Flower Sale!

Gingerbread Houses with Santa

Our 9th Annual Gingerbread Houses with Santa was a wonderful success! Photos of the morning are available for viewing and downloading. Please plan on joining us again in 2019. 

Villa Field Hockey Legacy Celebration

The Field Hockey Legacy Celebration spanned the decades of those that played field Hockey at Villa over the last 35+ years. These alumnae started off an amazing weekend as our student athletes went on to win the Midwest Field Hockey Champions, defeating MICDS the following evening!

Mums of Alums Doors of Villa Tour

The Mums of Alums Doors of Villa Tour was an enjoyable and historical jam-packed evening! Please plan on joining us next year!