The Dads of Grads organization, or DOGs, is a group of fathers of Bellarmine graduates who enjoy staying connected to the Bellarmine community and each other. Our mission is to provide a forum for dads to stay involved with and support the Christian, social and developmental activities of the Bellarmine community. We are a resource to the Bellarmine community and solicit your ideas for activities that will benefit the Bellarmine community.

The DOGs organize and/or participate in several events throughout the year, such as the Dads Retreat in January, a Memorial Mass, as well as an event with AMEN (mothers of Bell grads), and more!

To be eligible, you must be the dad of at least one Bellarmine alumnus. Have a son(s) still at BCP or more to come through? That's OK. You are welcome to join DOGs once your first son graduates. 


  • Memorial Mass

    Ninth Annual Memorial Mass Scheduled for April

    Posted December 10, 2016

    The Dads of Grads (DOGs) will be sponsoring the Ninth Annual Memorial Mass on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7 PM. It will be celebrated in the Leontyne Chapel, followed by a coffee and cookies reception in Liccardo. Whether or not you can attend the Mass, we invite you to add the names of your loved ones who have passed away to our intentions book on this page.

  • Ming Chin '60 Event Recap

    Terry Ward
    Posted August 16, 2016

    Justice Ming Chin '60 spoke about his Bellarmine experience, and the values he learned as a student, at a Dads of Grads event last spring.


Contact Us

If you'd like to learn more about the Dads of Grads, contact:

Mark Franich '61
Dads of Grads President

Board Members

Mark Franich '61
Jim Alves '68
Paul Bertoldo
Rick Knauf
Paul Maida
Charles McHugh
Jim Roach
Ed Ruder '78
Fr. Bob Shinney, SJ
Arnie Von Massenhausen
Terry Ward

Dads of Grads Events

Wed Mar29

An Evening with Mr. Roadshow

Sobrato Theatre
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sat Apr01

Alumni Hall of Fame


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Thu Apr06

Memorial Mass

Leontyne Chapel
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Thu Apr27

Symphonic Band Concert

7:30 PM
Tue May02

Percussion Concert

7:30 PM