St. Bernard’s High School Featured in Documentary
In 2019, St. Bernard’s High School were approached by Emmy-award winning filmmakers Gregg Backer, Evan Kanew, and Jeff Bowler, who were interested in making a documentary about St. Bernard’s High School. At the time and with 100 students, the school was nearing closure until a group of community members — alumni, parents, students, and staff — joined together to petition the Diocese of Worcester to run as an independent Catholic high school. While fighting for their future, they were inspired by the resilience of their football team, the smallest in the state of Massachusetts who fought their way to the Division 8 Championship at Gillette Stadium. In the end, they were both victorious: St. Bernard’s was able to gain its independent status from the Diocese and has since doubled its enrollment; and our boys clinched the D8 title — and are preparing to compete again this Friday against West Boylston for the D7 title.
The documentary, “All In: Miracle at St. Bernard’s,” is set to release this December 13th with a premier event to follow. (We will update you with this information when it becomes available)