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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
D-Day

The back field will be closed all day today, Wednesday, May 22, for Senior Field Day.  All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are not permitted on the back field.

ATHLETICS

Freshman who participated in Cross Country or Indoor or Outdoor Track and Field should attend a brief meeting today at 3PM in room 405.

Fordham Prep Rowing team raced at the prestigious Stotesbury Cup regatta this past weekend, it is the largest scholastic regatta in the world and one of the oldest.

The Prep had 5 boats race a time trial to narrow down the field of competitors.

The Junior 4 & Junior 8 rowed well but fell short of qualifying. The Senior double rowed an impressive race but missed the semifinals by one spot.

The Lightweight 8 finished the time trial in 6th place, which qualified them for the grand final.  They finished the weekend in 6th place overall. The lightweight 4 won the time trial & semifinal which gave them the top seed for the grand final.  In the final, they got behind early but clawed their way back into contention with Christian Brothers Academy and finished a very close 2nd place overall.

COUNSELING

“Go forth and set the world on fire.” St Ignatius would have LOVED Sophomore Dream Day.  It is tomorrow, Thursday, May 23rd an E day. Students are reminded to report to the theater for attendance and come dressed down for this full day of inspirational activities.   Shorts are permissible and lunch will be provided. During Dream Day, the backfield, Murphy field and the Hall of Honor are open to sophomore students ONLY. In honor of Dream Day, music will be played between classes today.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Yesterday a new academic trivia championship team was crowned. Mrs. Zefran's junior team of Alex Green, Brett McLaughlin, and Jack Winiarski prevailed in a tightly contested match against Mr. Lauber's sophomores. Thanks to all the junior and sophomore mentor groups who participated and raised more than $400 for the children and their families served by St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Attention juniors in need of 6 service hours: there will be an extremely short meeting today, in room 250 immediately after school regarding the walk a thon on Thursday. Up to 6 service hours are available if all requirements are met.

OTHER NEWS

Tomorrow is the last Hispanic Society meeting of the year. We will meet before school at 7:45 AM in room 241.

Freshman Field Day is Thursday, May 23, E-Day from 2-2:50pm. This event will feature a shmolley tournament on the backfield (with a gift card for the winner), football on the back field, and basketball in the gym. Hope to see you there!

Attention all students: the combined mentor groups of Mr. Gonzalez, Miss Blanco, Mr. DiStinti, Mr. Fedak and Mr Groepler will be holding a bake sale and walk a thon tomorrow,Thursday from 2-3:10pm, to raise money for the issue of veteran suicide. Please support this worthy cause.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord God, you grant peace to your followers throughout the Gospels. May the peace that comes with your Resurrection during this Easter season fill our minds and our hearts this day. May your peace that fills our lives allow us to respond to the many situations that we will experience this day with love and generosity.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
C-Day  

ATHLETICS

Attention: All Freshman and JV Lacrosse players will meet in the locker room tomorrow, Wednesday May 22, after school to clean out their locker and return both home/away jerseys.

The Golf team defeated Kennedy Catholic 5-0 yesterday in the final match of the regular season.  Kozmo Georges, Colin Hickey, August Alexander, Connor Begley, Tommy Pace and Michael Anderson all contributed to the sweep.  With this win, the team finished with an undefeated 14-0 record in League play, thereby becoming the regular season winningest team in the history of the Program.   The team will begin its playoff run to defend the City Championship title on Wednesday.

The JV Baseball team kicked off its post-season run eliminating Xaverian yesterday by a score of 7-4. Carmelo Musacchia, Nick Vega, and Mike Rice each had 2 hits for the Rams, with 7 different players contributing an RBI. Alec Bastone picked up the win throwing 5 and a third innings, with Jaylen Cuevas throwing one and two third shutout innings for the save.

On Saturday Jackson Goodman threw a three hit one run masterpiece against Xaverian high School to put the Rams into the final four of the seeding round.  Fordham was led Offensively by Alfredo Delgado who had a double and Homerun with four RBIs, Luke Padian and Eric Yost also led a balanced attack.

The varsity baseball team defeated Iona yesterday 3 to 1 behind a complete game by Eric Yost to move one step closer to obtaining the number one seed in the CHSAA playoffs. Aidan Curry hit a two run Homerun to put the game out of reach and Bob Beyer got the Rams going with a double and RBI. The Rams play Molloy on Thursday to see who will get the number one seed in the playoffs. Thanks to all the students , faculty and Alumni who came out to support the Rams!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to a special Easter season Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here

Attention juniors in need of service hours: there will be an extremely short meeting today, Tuesday, immediately after school regarding the walk a thon on Thursday. Up to 6 service hours are available if all requirements are met.

OTHER NEWS

Freshman Field Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, D-Day from 2-2:50pm. This event will feature a shmolley tournament on the backfield (with a gift card for the winner), football on the back field, and basketball in the gym. Hope to see you there!

The winner of this years SKITTLE RAFFLE with a guess of 7777 is Mr. Verlezza of the math department.  The actual number of Skittles was 7580. All proceeds from this raffle go to support THE WATER PROJECT.  The Water Project is a non-profit group that provides access to clean drinking water in Africa. Mr. DiFato's and Mr. Distefano's homerooms would like to thank all who donated to this cause.

Attention all students: the combined mentor groups of Mr. Gonzalez, Ms. Blanco, Mr. DiStinti, Mr. Fedak and Mr Groepler will be holding a bake sale and walk-a -thon, Thursday from 2-3:10pm  to raise money for the issue of veteran suicide. Please support this worthy cause.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The results of the 2019-2020 Sophomore Student Government election are in!  Congratulations to Thomas McFarland, who was elected President, Christian LeVasseur, who was elected Vice President,  Jack Annicelli, who was elected Secretary and Jordan Mirabile, who was elected Publicist.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we pray for the repose of the souls of former faculty member Rich Denagel and for Vera Pedrosa, grandmother of Andrew Sciacca ‘20. Eternal rest grant unto them O, Lord. May they rest in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, as we begin a new day, may we lift up our souls to you. In you we place my trust. May all that we endeavor, all that we encounter today, be an opportunity to draw closer to you and to bring your love to where it is needed.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Friday, May 17, 2019
B-Day       

ATHLETICS

The Golf team defeated Salesian 5-0 yesterday, led by Tommy Pace who recorded a two-over-par 38. August Alexander, Ethan Alexander, Aidan Minnick and Peter Gallucci all won their matches. The team will finish the regular season with a match against Kennedy on Monday.

The JV Baseball team defeated Mount St. Michael yesterday by a score of 11-0. Nick Bragaglia had a massive day at the plate, hitting a grand slam in the first inning, and driving in another later in the game to bring his RBI total to 5 for the game. Jaylen Cuevas only needed 58 pitches to complete the shutout for the Rams and pick up his second win in as many starts.

The Cross Country and Track and Field Awards dinner will be held on June 10th at 6pm in the Prep commons.  Athletes from all three seasons and their parents are invited to attend. Register at https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5396

COUNSELING

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”  This question will be considered at Sophomore Dream, which is Thursday, May 23rd.  On this day, sophomores should report to the theater for a.m. attendance for a full day of inspirational activities.  Students are reminded to dress down & leave their bags at home.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications for fall and winter Global Education trips to Milan, Ireland, Guatemala, and Tanzania during the 2019-2020 school year will be closing THIS Friday, May 17.  If you are interested, discuss these amazing opportunities with your parents and guardians...you can apply online. More information, and the application for all trips, can be found at www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation.  Financial assistance is available for all programs

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Hey, Juniors--How would you like to go on a world tour this summer with the promotional team for Avengers Endgame? Sorry, but that isn't going to happen. Why not, instead, do what all smart juniors are doing--getting a head start on their senior service projects. See Mr. Homer for details.

Attention students, Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries has open spots on their summer service opportunities both in the Hudson Valley and Appalachia. Please go to https://capuchin.org/cyfm/outreach-programs/  to learn more.

Attention all Fordham Prep Students: Do your part and help out by bringing in spare books to be given to POTs. The Key Club is running a book drive starting Tuesday May 21.  Any books from children's books to adult fiction that are in good condition will be accepted.

OTHER NEWS

“Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”  This is one of the important messages of Sophomore Dream, which is Thursday, May 23rd.  On this day, sophomores should report to the theater for a.m. attendance. Students are reminded to dress down & leave their bags at home for this full day of inspirational activities.  Shorts are acceptable and lunch will be provided.

Students going to Stone Barns Center for Metropolitan Day should check their email for important information regarding Sunday’s trip.

All students participating in Mr. Homer and Mr. Nolan's Metropolitan Day tour of Lower Manhattan should meet in the ministry center immediately after pm announcements for a quick review.

The "Summer Of Solutions" is a call for applications from young people around the world to create innovative technology-based solutions to global challenges.

This is a new initiative launched by the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, in partnership with the United Nations Technology and Innovation Labs, United Nations Development Programme, the Office of Information and Communications Technology and Unite Ideas.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Thursday, May 16, 2019
A-Day   

ATHLETICS

Today’s soccer Meeting has been moved to Tuesday after school. All players must attend.

The Golf team continued its undefeated League season with a 3-2 win over Regis yesterday. Colin Hickey and Tommy Pace won their matches in regulation and August Alexander won on the first playoff hole to secure the team victory.   Connor Begley, Colin Coogan and Kozmo Georges all contributed in the win.

Yesterday the JV tennis team defeated Masters 4 games to 1. Andrew and Luke Cipriani were singles match winners.  Jack Leach, Richard Petrocelli, Max Genovesi and Martin Santos won in doubles.

Congratulations to the varsity tennis team for their huge 3-2 win over St. Francis Prep yesterday. Ben Follana and Andre Martinez dominated in doubles while Charlie Robertson won in a close third set tiebreak. Finally, Massimo Perrotta clinched the victory with second set tiebreak in dramatic fashion. With the win, the rams advance to the CHSAA championship match next week.

COUNSELING

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”  This question will be considered at Sophomore Dream, which is Thursday, May 23rd.  On this day, sophomores should report to the theater for a.m. attendance for a full day of inspirational activities.  Students are reminded to dress down & leave their bags at home.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications for fall and winter Global Education trips to Milan, Ireland, Guatemala, and Tanzania during the 2019-2020 school year will be closing THIS Friday, May 17.  If you are interested, discuss these amazing opportunities with your parents and guardians...you can apply online. More information, and the application for all trips, can be found at www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation.  Financial assistance is available for all programs

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention all Fordham Prep Students: Do your part and help out by bringing in spare books to be given to POTs. The Key Club is running a book drive starting Tuesday May 21.  Any books from children's books to adult fiction that are in good condition will be accepted.

OTHER NEWS

Metropolitan Day Birding Trip: there will be a meeting today in room 232 immediately after school for all students going on the birding trip to Central Park on Metropolitan Day with Mr Kravatz,  Mr Lauber, and Dr.Carney. The meeting will be brief but is essential.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for those taking AP exams and we join the Church and Society of Jesus remembering St. Andrew Bobola, Jesuit priest and martyr.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, like Jesuit Saint Andrew Bobola, missionary and martyr to Poland, whose feast the Society remembers today, may we be filled with love for your Gospel, and the courage to spread its message in all we do or say this day.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Andrew Bobola…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
E-Day   

ACTIVITIES

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 232 today.

The ping pong club will NOT meet today.

Italian Club meeting in Room 243.

ATHLETICS

The Spring soccer meeting will be held after school on Thursday in room 403. All athletes who wish to play soccer next year must attend.

ENGAGEMENT

Anyone interested including parents who work or live in New York City are invited to attend the Wall Street Forum & Luncheon this Thursday, May 16 at The Yale Club in midtown.   Dynamic retail marketer and CEO of Party City Holdings, Jim Harrison '69 will discuss his company and offer his insights on China and other global markets. Moderating the event will be Yahoo Finance News Anchor and Prep Parent, Alexis Christoforous, P '22.  For information and reservations please visit: fordhamprep.org/wsf19

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications for fall and winter Global Education trips to Milan, Ireland, Guatemala, and Tanzania during the 2019-2020 school year will be closing THIS Friday, May 17.  If you are interested, discuss these amazing opportunities with your parents and guardians...you can apply online. More information, and the application for all trips, can be found at www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation.  Financial assistance is available for all programs

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to a special Easter season Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Last Mothers' Club Meeting of the Year is Tonight - Please Join Us!
Please join the Mothers' Club this evening at 6:30pm to celebrate all that we have accomplished this year.  We will also be looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 at the summer welcome parties, and are looking for volunteers to host these evenings in June and July.  The welcome parties are typically attended by 15-20 parents/guardians and are very low maintenance, lasting about an hour and a half. Join us this evening as we toast all the fabulous mothers for others that allow the FPMC to continue to be such an important part of the FP community.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for all taking AP exams and we join the Church in celebrating the feast of St. Mathias, apostle and martyr.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Good and loving God, may the joy of the Easter season and the example of St. Mathias inspire us to spread your Gospel; so that we may bring your light and love to those places and people that you invite us to this day. May your Spirit renew our hearts so that we may be ever more ready to respond to your call.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, May 13, 2019
D-Day 

ATHLETICS

Varsity tennis had a clean 5-0 sweep of Molloy on Thursday last week. Charlie Robertson, Massimo Perrotta, and Jack Greco all won in singles, while Ben Follana, Andre Martinez, Gustavo Lopez, and Henry Irwin won in doubles. The regular season concludes this week against St. Francis Prep.

On Saturday the freshman track and field team pulled off an unlikely upset of St. Anthony’s high school, the indoor CHSAA Catholic State  champions, to take the outdoor title by a score of 57-54. Myles Hogan broke a 9 year old meet record to win the 3200 meter run, earning him co- meet mvp honors.  Dean Mayo kicked off the meet with a dramatic win in the 2000 meter steeple chase. Throwers, Christian White, Marcus Petterson and Jon Legasa combined to score 15 of the teams 57 points and the 1600 meter relay of Mike Croke, Jack Annicelli, Jacob Solis and Matt Febles sealed the victory with a second place finish in the final event of the meet. Congrats to all.

This weekend the Fordham prep rowing team competed at the New York State championships in Saratoga Springs, NY. Saturday morning started with time trial events In which all Fordham prep boats qualified for the grand or First Final!On Saturday afternoon the Freshman 4 won a Gold medal as scholastic state champions!The next final event on Saturday saw the men's varsity pair, finish with a NYS Scholastic bronze medal.

On Sunday, finals continued with the Varsity Eight earning a hard fought bronze medal which qualified them to compete at the Scholastic National Championships in 2 weeks. The Varsity Lightweight 4 earned a Silver medal qualifying them to compete in the Scholastic National Championships as well. In the Junior 8 event both Prep entries earned places in the finals and had their best race of the year finishing 5th and 6th in the Scholastic Championship. The Junior Double Scull, surprised all, in their first time entry earning a Silver medal.In the last race of the day and perhaps the most memorable.  The Under 17 Eight, wowed the field earning a Gold medal in a 23 second win. Congratulations to all our Fordham Prep rowers on a successful weekend!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to a special Easter season Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for all those taking AP exams and having celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, let us pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, thank you for the gift of our mothers and for all those who extend to us a mother’s care. May your grace continue to bless their lives, and may their examples, like the example of your mother Mary, remind us of the great love that you have for us and inspire us to share that love with all we encounter this day.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Friday, May 10, 2019
C-Day  

ACADEMICS

All students are asked to check their Fordham Prep email for a survey on the 1 to 1 program and to find time to complete it over the next few days.

College Course Selection Applications are available to rising seniors interested in taking a class at Fordham University.  Applications may be picked up from Mr. Broussard and are due today,Friday, May 10th at 3 p.m.

ENGAGEMENT

Interested parents or parents who work or live in New York City are invited to attend the Wall Street Forum & Luncheon next Thursday, May 16 at The Yale Club in midtown.   Dynamic retail marketer and CEO of Party City Holdings, Jim Harrison '69 will discuss his company and offer his insights on China and other global markets. Moderating the event will be Yahoo Finance News Anchor and Prep Parent, Alexis Christoforous, P '22.  For information and reservations please visit: fordhamprep.org/wsf19

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fordham Prep Fathers' Club 2019 Baseball Outing at Yankee Stadium on May 18th. See flyer in email for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due today to the Office of Campus Ministry by 3pm.

OTHER NEWS

Today is Dress Down Day. Bring your donation of $5 to our table in the commons this  morning to be stamped and recorded.Your support will help the Children's Cancer Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Senior Class of 2019 Gift Fund.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning.  Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen.  On this, the final day of classes for the class of 2019, we pray in gratitude for the many gifts the senior class has shared with us, and we pray for their well-being as they move on from us. We now invite the community to reflect on where we have found God during our time at Fordham Prep thus far.  

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

I ask God, to bring to my heart the moments these past years, where I have felt closest to God and God’s love.

I recall God’s presence in the many experiences which Fordham Prep has offered me, those times that have allowed me to find God in all things, to deepen my intellect, and to appreciate the value of serving those in need.

I remember the moments I felt God’s presence in the companionship I felt with my classmates, whether we were struggling in a course, competing on the field, building a house in Tennessee, sitting in a circle on retreat, or just eating lunch in the commons.

I recall God’s presence as I learned to build His kingdom in this world, whether by mopping the floors at POTS, tutoring at St. Ignatius, or bringing in cans for the food drive.  I recall how I found God in myself and the people I was serving.

I thank God for His presence in my teachers, coaches, and mentors, and for their inspiration and care which has allowed me to grow into the man I am today.

I thank God for the friends who have been and will always be my companions on this journey, those who laugh with me when times are good, stand by me when times are tough, and help me explore the world, from the Bronx to far off places.

I ask God to make me aware of the ways I have been challenged and how I have grown since I have started my time at Fordham Prep.

I look forward in hope and pray that all that I have experienced here will always stay with me and guide me on my journey in life.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.                     

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

                       -written by Michael Barrett ‘19

Thursday, May 9, 2019
B-Day  

ACADEMICS

Attention, Mr Groepler’s Latin 1 classes will meet as scheduled in room 250

Dr. Carney’s 3rd period Religion class will meet in room 233 today.

Mr. C. Lauber’s 3rd period is cancelled today.

All students are asked to check their Fordham Prep email for a survey on the 1 to 1 program and to find time to complete it over the next few days.

College Course Selection Applications are available to rising seniors interested in taking a class at Fordham University.  Applications may be picked up from Mr. Broussard and are due tomorrow, Friday, May 10th at 3 p.m.

ATHLETICS

Yesterday afternoon the JV tennis defeated Chaminade five games to one.  Dash Scura and Jason Kim each won their singles matches . James Halvorson, Andrew Cipriani, Richard Petrocelli, Jack Leach, Max Genovesi, and Martin Santos were doubles winners

The JV Baseball team rebounded from a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday by emphatically defeating Xavier yesterday by a score of 11-1. The team exploded for 16 hits, with Alec Bastone, Mike D’Arcangelo, Aidan Dan, and Joe Savoca leading the way with multi-hit games. Jaylen Cuevas threw 5 innings of one run ball to pick up the win for the Rams.

The Golf team defeated All Hallows’ 5-0 yesterday. Kozmo Georges and August Alexander recorded the best scores of the match at three-over par and four-over par, respectively. Connor Begley, Aidan Minnick, Ethan Alexander and Andrew Davis all contributed to the win.

ENGAGEMENT

Interested parents or parents who work or live in New York City are invited to attend the Wall Street Forum & Luncheon next Thursday, May 16 at The Yale Club in midtown.   Dynamic retail marketer and CEO of Party City Holdings, Jim Harrison '69 will discuss his company and offer his insights on China and other global markets. Moderating the event will be Yahoo Finance News Anchor and Prep Parent, Alexis Christoforous, P '22.  For information and reservations please visit: fordhamprep.org/wsf19

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fordham Prep Fathers' Club 2019 Baseball Outing at Yankee Stadium on May 18th. See flyer in email for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due tomorrow to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm.

OTHER NEWS

In order to celebrate our seniors on their last day of senior classes, this Friday will be a dress down in support of the Children's Cancer Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Senior Class of 2019 Gift Fund. To dress down, donate $5 at our table in the commons in the morning on Thursday and Friday to be stamped and recorded. Let's help the cause!

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for all taking AP exams.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, may the grace and the gifts of your Spirit which you promised the first disciples, be with us today. May we remain open to such gifts as we discern and respond to all that we have been called to today, confident that you remain with us.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
A-Day

ACADEMICS

Mr. Newell's A-5 Phys. Ed. class will meet in Room 225 today.  Bring your tablets. Again, Mr. Newell's A-5 Phys. Ed. class will meet in Room 225 today.  Bring your tablet

All students are asked to check their Fordham Prep email for a survey on the 1 to 1 program and to find time to complete it over the next few days.

College Course Selection Applications are available to rising seniors interested in taking a class at Fordham University.  Applications may be picked up from Mr. Broussard and are due on Friday, May 10th at 3 p.m.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Outdoor Freshman Track and Field Team for successfully defended their indoor title on Monday- winning both the Archdiocesan and CHSAA City Championship.  Arison Cruz took first place the 110 meter hurdles and combined with Brandon Genaro, Mike Croke, and Jacob Solis for the win in the 400 relay. Carter Tresgallo led a first through 5th place sweep of the pole vault and Myles Hogan turned in one of the most outstanding performances of the year by a Freshman to take first in the 1600 meter run and then combined with Matt Febles, Liam Dennehy and Max Handler to take silver in the 3200 meter relay.  Marcus Peterson and Christian White also placed 2nd and 3rd in the Shot Put. Congrats to all on a great meet.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

The Summer Entrepreneurship Academy at Long Island University is a weeklong intensive program for ambitious, high school juniors, planning to major in business. Students spend a week on campus, and the program costs just $100.  More information about the program and the application can be found here: http://www.liu.edu/sea

ENGAGEMENT

Interested parents or parents who work or live in New York City are invited to attend the Wall Street Forum & Luncheon next Thursday, May 16 at The Yale Club in midtown.   Dynamic retail marketer and CEO of Party City Holdings, Jim Harrison '69 will discuss his company and offer his insights on China and other global markets. Moderating the event will be Yahoo Finance News Anchor and Prep Parent, Alexis Christoforous, P '22.  For information and reservations please visit: fordhamprep.org/wsf19

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fordham Prep Fathers' Club 2019 Baseball Outing at Yankee Stadium on May 18th. See flyer for details.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications are now open for fall and winter Global Education trips for the 2019-20 school year.   More information and teh application for trips to Milan, Ireland, Tanzania and Guatemala can be found at www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation .   Financial assistance is available for all programs.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm, Friday, May 10.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Special Olympics Dance in the Prep Commons on Friday, May 17, 4pm - 10pm  The Bronx Shore Kiwanis Club is holding their annual Special Olympics Dance on Friday, May 17 in the Prep Commons. We need about 10 students to help out with various duties (set-up & clean-up) throughout the evening. Hours can count as in or out of school, as you will assisting outside guests. If you are able to help out, please respond directly to Mrs. Erin Trainor in the Administration Center at trainore@fordhamprep.org

Bronx Shore Kiwanis Club
Bronx Special Olympics Dinner/Dance
Friday, May 17, 2019  - 4pm - 10pm
Fordham Prep Commons

OTHER NEWS

In order to celebrate our seniors on their last day of senior classes, this Friday will be a dress down in support of the Children's Cancer Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Senior Class of 2019 Gift Fund. To dress down, donate $5 at our table in the commons in the morning on Thursday and Friday to be stamped and recorded. Let's help the cause!

Calling all Seniors! Thursday, May 9 is Senior Big Brothers Bookshelf kickoff.  Seniors., bring books you used in your schoolwork, and the moms will have donuts available to thank you. In addition, you'll have a chance in the mother's club raffle for an Amazon gift card if you donate five bucks. Big Brothers Bookshelf starts tomorrow! Be in the Commons  before a.m. attendance on Thursday

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us pray for the victims and those affected by yesterday's shooting in Colorado. We pray for an end to violence and for the promotion of peace. Let us also continue to pray for all taking AP exams.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, as we begin a new day, may the beauty of this springtime remind us of the love you have for us and the new life to which you call us. May our hearts and minds be open to you and to sharing your love with those around us, and to caring for all of creation.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS

College Course Selection Applications are available to rising seniors interested in taking a class at Fordham University.  Applications may be picked up from Mr. Broussard and are due on Friday, May 10th at 3 p.m.

ATHLETICS

The Golf team defeated Mount St. Michael 5-0 yesterday. Colin Coogan and Michael Anderson posted the best scores of the match at three-over-par and four-over par, respectively. Colin Hickey, Tommy Pace and Peter Gallucci all contributed in the win.

Congratulations to the varsity tennis team for a big win over Iona Prep yesterday. The rams won 4-1 with all wins coming in straight sets. Doubles teams of Ben Follana and Will Thurman as well as Andre Martinez and Gustavo Lopez posted wins while Charlie Robertson and Massimo Perrotta had easy wins in singles. The rams next play away versus Archbishop Molloy on Thursday.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fordham Prep Fathers' Club 2019 Baseball Outing at Yankee Stadium on May 18th. See flyer in email for details.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications are now open for fall and winter Global Education trips for the 2019-20 school year.   More information and teh application for trips to Milan, Ireland, Tanzania and Guatemala can be found at www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation .   Financial assistance is available for all programs.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors are reminded that they have an assembly in the theater during mentoring today to learn about the senior service requirement.

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm, Friday, May 10.

OTHER NEWS

Congratulations to senior Gearoid Kennedy '19.  His poem "An Irish Morning" has won the NY Browning Society High School Student Poetry Contest. Students from the five boroughs in public, private and parochial high schools were asked to submit poetry, and two winning poems from each were chosen. Gearoid has won $100 and an invitation to read his poem and discuss his inspiration and process at the National Arts Club on May 15.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Applications for next year's Student Government positions will be available in room 325 tomorrow morning.  Any student who intends to run for a Student Government officer position must collect the application by before AM attendance tomorrow.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for all our Muslim brothers and sisters who have begun the holy month of Ramadan. We also pray for all students taking AP Exams this week.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

God, as we begin a new day, please enlighten our minds with truth, inflame our hearts with love, inspire our wills with courage, enrich our lives with service, pardon our wrongdoings, and sanctify us as we become the women and men you call us to be.

St.  John the Baptist….pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, May 6,, 2019
E-Day  

ACADEMICS

College Course Selection Applications are available to rising seniors interested in taking a class at Fordham University.  Applications may be picked up from Mr. Broussard and are due on Friday, May 10th at 3 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

The Simpsons Club will NOT meet in today, but will meet next E-day.

Operation Smile will meet today at the start of activities period in 234; NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 234.

Please join the Business Club today during activities period in Room 410.  We will welcome 3 students from the Fordham University's national business honor society (Beta Alpha Psi).  They will be presenting on Business Ethics. The presentation will include a short case study to illustrate business decision making.   All are welcome

The Italian club will be having an important meeting today, during activities period, in room 234. All members must attend.

The Monty Python Club will have its first and final organizational meeting of the year this afternoon during Activities Period in Room 252. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served, if you bring them.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fordham Prep Fathers' Club 2019 Baseball Outing at Yankee Stadium on May 18th. See flyer in email for details.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Any one interested in the any of the Global Education trips -  Milan, Ireland, Tanzania, and the Medical Mission to Guatemala can stop by room 405 today for an information session from 2 pm to 2:45 pm.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to a special Easter season Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm, Friday, May 10.

OTHER NEWS

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons today from 10:30 to 1:00 for ring adjustments.

Bronx Community Board 6 and Friends of Tremont Park are working with the Lupus Awareness Alliance to host our First Annual 5K Walk/Run for Lupus Awareness Month. All proceeds will go towards the Lupus Awareness Alliance. See flyer in email for details.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Applications for next year's Student Government positions will be available in room 325 Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  Any student who intends to run for a Student Government officer position must collect the application by Wednesday morning before AM attendance.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Loving God, as we begin a new week, we pray for the grace and the strength to respond well to the tasks that lie ahead. May we always remember that you are with us, loving us and supporting us, and may we in return, love and support those we meet this day.

St.  John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Friday,, May 3, 2019
D-Day

ACADEMICS

College Course Selection Applications are available to rising seniors interested in taking a class at Fordham University.  Applications may be picked up from Mr. Broussard and are due on Friday, May 10th at 3 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

The bluegrass club will be a singin' and a swingin' today at 3p in room 313. New members are always welcome, including adults. We are still in search of that elusive spoons player.

ATHLETICS

On Wednesday, varsity tennis had a huge win over St. Francis Prep, 4-1. Massimo Perrotta and Jack Greco had straight set wins in singles. Both doubles teams were also victorious. Andre Martinez and Gustavo Lopez won in straight sets while Ben Follana and Will Thurman came back from a set down to win in a third set tiebreak. The rams are home again next week on Monday when we host Iona Prep.

The JV A Lacrosse team returned from Bronxville yesterday with a hard fought 9-8 win. A stellar team-wide performance combined with a game-winning goal from CJ Sowarby with 30 seconds left lifted the team to victory. The team plays against Fieldston on Murphy Field on Monday.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications are now open for fall and winter Global Education trips for the 2019-20 school year.   More information and the application for trips to Milan, Ireland, Tanzania and Guatemala can be found at www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation .   Financial assistance is available for all programs.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm, Friday, May 10.

First Friday Adoration will take place today in the Prep's Chapel. All are invited to spend some time with the Lord. Please sign up for a 4 min slot by clicking here  or checking your email. This month's prayer intention is for a greater respect for life.

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY  
The Development Office is looking for student volunteers to help out during our Alumni Reunion Day Saturday, May 4.  We need Lobby Greeters, Tour Guides and Ushers. The time commitment for the day will be from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm, with a few, shorter slots available.  Lunch will be provided. The dress code is: blazer/ jacket, white shirt, Fordham Prep tie (provided, if necessary,) khaki or dark slacks and topsiders or dress shoes.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Trainor at trainore@fordhamprep.org or stop by the Administration office to sign up. Earn service hours, meet interesting alumni and help show-off the Prep to fellow Rams -- we can use your help!

OTHER NEWS

Students who registered and paid the $50 fee to attend the High School Sports Business Day with the New York Jets on Tuesday, May 7th, please stop by Mr. Broussard's office to pick up check-in information for the event.  You are responsible for transpiration to and from MetLife Stadium.

Mothers’ Club Sip and Shop at Stuart Weitzman at The Westchester mall on Sunday, May 5th, 1pm-4pm. You are cordially invited to HEART AND SOLE, a charity shopping event in support of Fordham Prep.  Enjoy an afternoon of shoes, champagne & sweet treats on SUNDAY, May 5th from 1pm until 4pm at Stuart Weitzman, The Westchester. Twenty percent of sales from the event will benefit Fordham Prep.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Thursday, May 2, 2019
C-Day

ACADEMICS

Mr. Newell's 6th period Phys Ed class should begin the period in Room 225.  Bring your tablet. That's Mr. Newell's 6th period Phys Ed class. Report to Room 225 with your tablets to start the period.

ATHLETICS

The Golf team defeated Stepinac 5-0 yesterday. Michael Anderson recorded the best score of the match with an even-par 37, followed closely by Colin Hickey at one-over and Colin Coogan at two-over. Connor Begley, Ethan Alexander and Peter Gallucci all contributed in the sweep

The Varsity baseball team improved to 9-2 with an 8 to 4 victory over McClancy.  Jackson Goodman pitched a complete game for the victory and Eric Yost, Alfredo Delgado, Justin Perrotta and Bob Beyer sparked  the offense. The Rams play rival Stepinac tomorrow in a big league match up.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm, Friday, May 10.

First Friday Adoration will take place once again this Friday in the Prep's Chapel. All are invited to spend some time with the Lord. Please sign up for a 4 min slot by clicking here  or checking your email. This month's prayer intention is for a greater respect for life.

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY  
The Development Office is looking for student volunteers to help out during our Alumni Reunion Day Saturday, May 4.  We need Lobby Greeters, Tour Guides and Ushers. The time commitment for the day will be from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm, with a few, shorter slots available.  Lunch will be provided. The dress code is: blazer/ jacket, white shirt, Fordham Prep tie (provided, if necessary,) khaki or dark slacks and topsiders or dress shoes.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Trainor at trainore@fordhamprep.org or stop by the Administration office to sign up. Earn service hours, meet interesting alumni and help show-off the Prep to fellow Rams -- we can use your help!

OTHER NEWS

All interested Fordham Prep students are invited to the Careers in Medicine event sponsored by Columbia Doctors and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the gym at Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605). More information can be found in the attached flyer. To register online, students should complete this Google Form or call 914-787-5000.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we join the Church in remembering St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord Jesus, draw me close to you this day and teach me what it is to remain in you. Dispel my fears and open the eyes of my heart to you and your ways. Lead me through all I do and encounter this day; through all of the joys and challenges. And at the end of the day may I be filled with the peace that comes from sharing in your love and light.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Athanasius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
B-Day

ATHLETICS

Yesterday afternoon the JV tennis team defeated Iona Prep five matches to one.  James Halvorson won his singles match. Andrew Cipriani, Jack Leach, Daniel Kimble, Luke Cipriani, Max Genovesi, Richard Petrocelli, Martin Santos and Aidan Tuch each won their doubles matches.

Varsity tennis beat Molloy yesterday in a 5-0 sweep. Charlie Robertson, Massimo Perrotta, and Jack Greco all had victories in singles while the doubles teams of Ben Follana and Andre Martinez as well as Gustavo Lopez and Henry Irwin also won in straight sets. Come support the rams at home today at 4pm against rival St. Francis Prep.

The JV Baseball team started off its week with a win defeating All Hallows by a score of 5-0.  Carmelo Musacchia, Alec Bastone, and Mike Rice drove in runs for the Rams, with Joe Savoca adding 2 hits, Nick Galasso going one for two with an outfield assist, and Nick Vega driving in 2 runs on 2 hits.  Weston Latessa threw six innings of shutout ball with Jaylen Cuevas nailing it down with a scoreless 7th.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club's next meeting will take place on, Monday, May 6th, 7pm. Speaker: Mr. Louis DiGiorno; Place: The Players, Gramercy Park, Manhattan. Reservations required, click here.. See attached Flyer in email.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors interested in getting involved in Campus Ministry, including applying for next year's Ministry Leadership Team should check their emails for directions and forms. Please note that essays for the Ministry Leadership Team are due to the Office of Campus Ministry at 3pm, Friday, May 10.

First Friday Adoration will take place once again this Friday in the Prep's Chapel. All are invited to spend some time with the Lord. Please sign up for a 4 min slot by clicking here  or checking your email. This month's prayer intention is for a greater respect for life.

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY  

The Development Office is looking for student volunteers to help out during our Alumni Reunion Day Saturday, May 4.  We need Lobby Greeters, Tour Guides and Ushers. The time commitment for the day will be from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm, with a few, shorter slots available.  Lunch will be provided. The dress code is: blazer/ jacket, white shirt, Fordham Prep tie (provided, if necessary,) khaki or dark slacks and topsiders or dress shoes.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Trainor at trainore@fordhamprep.org or stop by the Administration office to sign up. Earn service hours, meet interesting alumni and help show-off the Prep to fellow Rams -- we can use your help!

OTHER NEWS

Attention Students- Last Call for the Lost & Found:
The Lost and Found will be in the Hall of Honor today. Please come and claim your lost items. Any unclaimed items will be available for any student with a $1 donation for each item. All proceeds will be donated to POTS.

All interested Fordham Prep students are invited to the Careers in Medicine event sponsored by Columbia Doctors and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the gym at Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605). More information can be found in the attached flyer in email. To register online, students should complete this Google Form or call 914-787-5000.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we celebrate with the Church the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Joseph, by the work of your hands
and the sweat of your brow,
you supported Jesus and Mary,
and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.

Teach me to work as you did,
with patience and perseverance, for God and
for those whom God has given me to support.

Teach me to see in my fellow students and workers
the Christ who desires to be in them,
that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all.

St.  John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Joseph…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
A-Day

ATHLETICS

The Golf team defeated Iona Prep 3-2 in dramatic fashion yesterday. August Alexander won his match in regulation and recorded the best score for the team with a one-over-par 36. Colin Hickey and Tommy Pace both won their matches on extra holes. Kozmo Georges, Colin Coogan and Connor Begley all turned in strong performances in the win.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers' Club's next meeting will take place on, Monday, May 6th, 7pm. Speaker: Mr. Louis DiGiorno; Place: The Players, Gramercy Park, Manhattan. Reservations required, click here.. See attached Flyer in email . 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to a special Easter season Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY : The Development Office is looking for student volunteers to help out during our Alumni Reunion Day Saturday, May 4.  We need Lobby Greeters, Tour Guides and Ushers. The time commitment for the day will be from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm, with a few, shorter slots available.  Lunch will be provided. The dress code is: blazer/ jacket, white shirt, Fordham Prep tie (provided, if necessary,) khaki or dark slacks and topsiders or dress shoes.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Trainor at trainore@fordhamprep.org or stop by the Administration office to sign up. Earn service hours, meet interesting alumni and help show-off the Prep to fellow Rams -- we can use your help!

MOTHERS’ CLUB

TOMORROW IS Night of Fashion! Check out the amazing prizes you can win CLICK HERE TO VIEW BASKET DESCRIPTION BOOKLET  No ticket? No problem. We welcome walk ins! It's May 1st at Marina del Rey, 6-10 PM. For more info contact barbaraagoglia@gmail.com. It's not too late!

OTHER NEWS

Attention Seniors: Tomorrow, May 1 is College Decision Day. You are invited to wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt representing your college choice for next year. This is in lieu of a collared shirt and tie. All regular dress code is in effect.

Attention Students- Last Call for the Lost & Found:
The Lost and Found will be in the Hall of Honor today and tomorrow. Please come and claim your lost items. Any unclaimed items will be available for any student with a $1 donation for each item. All proceeds will be donated to POTS.

All interested Fordham Prep students are invited to the Careers in Medicine event sponsored by Columbia Doctors and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the gym at Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605). More information can be found in the attached flyer in email. To register online, students should complete this Google Form or call 914-787-5000.

SENIOR PROM

Payments for the Senior Prom  are due today to Mr. Ritter or Mrs. Salvatorelli.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, as we remember Your Son's Resurrection,
Remind us of the love You hold for Him and for us.
May we always be confident in the everlasting love You have for us, a love that calls us to be our true selves. And may the joy of your Son’s Resurrection inspire us to share Your love this day and all days.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Monday,, April 29, 2019
F-Day

ATHLETICS

On Sunday, on their way home from a full week of training in South Carolina, the Crew Team stopped in Southern New Jersey for the Cooper Cup. The Lightweight Four rowed a thrilling race, overcoming some early obstacles, moving from fourth to second, and finished within four seconds of first place. Next up the Novice Four came off the starting line quickly and maintained  the second place position right to the finish line. After advancing to the final round, the Varsity Eight powered their way to a third place overall finish. The JV4 was a last minute entry in a tough race but put in a great effort to the finish line. Perhaps the greatest performance of the day was put in by the 2V. The day finished off with the two JV8 boats racing in a crowded field, placing third (2V) and sixth (3V) in their flight.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fathers’ Club next meeting takes place on, Monday, May 6th, 7pm at “The Players”.. See attached flyer in email.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors are reminded that today is the deadline to submit all service requirements and to thereby qualify for your diploma at graduation. See an email sent to you this morning with more specifics.

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY  
The Development Office is looking for student volunteers to help out during our Alumni Reunion Day Saturday, May 4.  We need Lobby Greeters, Tour Guides and Ushers. The time commitment for the day will be from 2:00pm to 7:00 pm, with a few, shorter slots available.  Lunch will be provided. The dress code is: blazer/ jacket, white shirt, Fordham Prep tie (provided, if necessary,) khaki or dark slacks and topsiders or dress shoes.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Trainor at trainore@fordhamprep.org or stop by the Administration office to sign up.

Earn service hours, meet interesting alumni and help show-off the Prep to fellow Rams -- we can use your help!

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Mother's Club Night of Fashion is this Wednesday. No ticket? No problem. We welcome walk ins! It's May 1st at Marina del Rey, 6-10 PM. For more info contact barbaraagoglia@gmail.com.

OTHER NEWS

All interested Fordham Prep students are invited to the Careers in Medicine event sponsored by Columbia Doctors and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the gym at Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605). More information can be found in the attached flyer in email. To register online, students should complete this Google Form or call 914-787-5000.

SENIOR PROM

Payments for the Senior Prom  are due tomorrow to Mr. Ritter or Mrs. Salvatorelli.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for the healing and recovery of Jose Martinez, husband of Mrs. Maureen Martinez of the Prep’s Guidance department, who sustained serious injuries from a fall. Let us also pray in gratitude for the life and service of Fr. Mal Fitzpatrick, SJ. Fr. Fitzpatrick served the Prep faithfully for decades in the Guidance and Fine Arts Department touching many lives with his kindness, knowledge and care. Let us pause for a moment of silence in prayer.

Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Fitzpatrick, O Lord. May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. And so we pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, during this Easter season, we recall the power of your love shown in the in the Resurrection of your Son, Jesus. As we begin this new week, may we be of the same mind as Him, so that we may be a sign of His life, light and peace to all who seek you, just as Fr. Fitzpatrick was for so many. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…. pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Wednesday,, April 17, 2019
E-Day

ACTIVITIES

Operation Smile and NYC Explorers will not meet today.

The Simpsons club will meet in room 312 today.

ATHLETICS

Yesterday afternoon the JV tennis team defeated Masters 5 games to 1.  James Halvorson and Andrew Cipriani won their singles matches. Dan Kimble, Luke Cipriani, Richard Petrocelli, Martin Santos, Aidan Tuch and Marcel Melendez won in doubles matches.

The Varsity Baseball team improved to 5 and 1 with a hard fought victory over St Raymond’s yesterday .  The Rams won 2-1 in 12 innings thanks to the combined effort of Eric Yost, Patrick Dillon and John DeAngelis who picked up the victory.  Eric Yost also helped the cause with an RBI triple to tie the game and Jackson Goodman led off the bottom of the 12th with a triple and Mike Calamari hit a sacrifice fly for the walk off victory.

On Saturday at the Mayor's cup invitational meet, the freshman 4 x 800m relay of Alexandre Arroyo, Matthew Febles, Myles Hogan and Michael Croke took first place in the time of 9:13.  

Also taking gold was the 4x100m freshman relay of Arroyo, Carter Tresgallo, Brandon Genaro and Arison Cruz. Their time was good for number two in Fordham prep freshman history.  Good for number three in Fordham Prep sophomore history was the 4x100 Relay of Emmanuel Baltazar, Rob Arellano, Lexti Perez and Luke Daly. Congrats on a great meet.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All students are reminded to check their email for a flyer about the Good Friday Pax Christi Peace Walk in Manhattan. Five service hours are available.

Sign up Today for Grandparents Appreciation Day Mass & Breakfast

Fordham Prep’s Fathers' Club, Mothers' Club and Campus Ministry are sponsoring their annual Grandparents Appreciation Day Mass and Breakfast on Sunday, April 28th at 9AM.  We hope you can join us as we celebrate our Grandparent's love of and support for our boys.  Following the Mass breakfast will be served in the Prep Commons. Register here.  (Note:  There is no charge for grandparents.)

The Fathers' Club will also present the 2019 "Dagger John" Award posthumously for Excellence in Catholic Education and Service to Mrs. Rosanna Estrella, our beloved and distinguished science teacher. Accepting the award will be Mr. Enrico Estrella. Fordham Prep has also established as special fund to honor the legacy of Mrs. Estrella’s work with our Global Education Ecology Program.

This fund will enable the Prep to offer ecology trips at an affordable cost to all families and provide financial aid for students who qualify. Gifts in Rosanna's memory to the Rosanna Estrella Ecology Program can be made at www.fordhamprep.org/estrellaecology We hope you can join us on the 28th for this very special event.

OTHER NEWS

Student Government is hosting an Easter egg hunt. There will be over 25 eggs hidden around the school. The possible locations for the eggs are the back field, Mentor's court, commons, library, Religious (not Ministry) Center, front entrance, and Hall of Honor. Inside the eggs will be candy.

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University has opened its registration for the 2019 CryptoBot Camp which takes place on the Westchester Campus in Pleasantville, New York. The camp runs from  July 29 – August 2, 2019. This program is FREE to students, so please pass along to any rising high school students (entering 9th to entering 12th grade) that are interested in STEM.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen during this Holy Week, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

D-Day

ATHLETICS

Despite very rough conditions, the Golf team defeated Iona Prep 3-2 in thrilling fashion yesterday.  Connor Begley and Tommy Pace both closed out their opponents on the final hole and August Alexander sealed the team’s victory on the second playoff hole, after finishing with a four-over-par 39.  Kozmo Georges led the team with a three-over-par 38; Colin Hickey and Andrew Davis also contributed to the win.

Yesterday, the crew team competed in the Manny Flick Regatta in Philadelphia and turned in a number of impressive performances. The Freshman four led off the morning with a strong second place overall finish after fighting off 2 boats in a sprint to the line. Next up the Varsity Eight won their Flight in a lineup that raced together for the first time. The 2 JV boats both rowed their best this season, thus far in the Junior Varsity 8+ event.  The first JV boat rowed to a fifth-place finish, just 5 seconds from 2nd place. Then, the 2nd JV boat finished 13th ~ only 9 seconds behind their teammates in the first JV boat ~ and missed a top ten placement by less than 2 seconds.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The final Lenten Longings evening for parents will take place on this Tuesday April 16th at 7PM  at Fordham Prep. Ift will be led by Dr. Petriello. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent  

All parents are invited to a special Holy Week Wednesday Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Prep Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of love and grace,
May we be open this day to the many ways You make Yourself known to us.
Open the eyes of our minds and hearts so that we may come to know You more deeply in the events of this week Holy Week.
And in knowing You, love You ever more deeply and thus share in the new life you promise. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, April 15, 2019
C-Day 

ATHLETICS 

On Saturday, Senior Chris Balthazar broke a 49-year old school record, running the 200 meters in 21.78 seconds, also ranking him 2nd in the state this spring, and helping to lead the team to 1st place at the Mayor's Cup Meet, topping all NYC public, catholic and private schools.  Miguel Negrete continued his unbeaten streak this season with a win in the pole vault, with additional points coming from senior Joe Salamone in the Javelin, juniors Niall Ryan and Janssen Rhea in the 3200m run and Hurdles respectively, sophomore Rob Arellano in the high jump and senior Mike Coughlin and freshman Carter Tresgallo in the pole vault. Congrats on a great meet! 

Good offensive tempo, strong rides, and team defense led to the JV A lacrosse team collecting an 8-5 win against St. Peter’s Prep this weekend. The team takes on rival Iona Prep next tomorrow at 4:30 in New Rochelle.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be an organizational meeting today in the ministry center at 2:45 p.m. to discuss the Good Friday Way of the Cross Procession in Manhattan sponsored by Pax Christi. Five all-purpose service hours can be earned. See attached flyer in email.

OTHER NEWS 

Attention seniors: Prom payment is due Tuesday, April 30. Please give your payment to Mr. Ritter or Mrs. Salvatorelli. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we pray for the repose of the soul of Sydney Monfries, a senior of Fordham University, and for the consolation of her family, friends, and the University community.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord Jesus,
As we continue to approach Your cross during this Holy Week,

Grant us the courage to step forth towards the challenges set before us. Your selfless love is an inspiration to us all and so we ask you to be with us as we look to the ways in which You lead us, even when such ways require the selfless love you show us. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday, April 12, 2019
B-Day 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention seniors, this is a friendly reminder that the Joseph Chow scholarship application is due Monday, April 15th. Bring completed application to Mrs. Isabel's office by 3:00 pm.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Night of Fashion is May 1st. We hope all moms can join us at Marina Del Rey from 6-10 for dinner, lots of prizes and a fabulous fashion show we our own senior moms/son models.   Click here PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 2019 NIGHT OF FASHION and learn more.

OTHER NEWS 

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen during this season of Lent, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence. 
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Thursday, April 11, 2019
A-Day 

ACADEMICS

Rising seniors, if you are interested taking a university class in the fall, there will be an information session by representatives from Fordham University at 2:45 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Mr. Broussard will also be available to answer any questions during this time.

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to freshman lacrosse for their 10-1 win over Cardinal Spellman yesterday, thanks to a strong performance on the defensive end by JT Rausch, and strong offensive showings by Hanson Marshall and Benn Friend!

The Golf team defeated Stepinac 4-1 yesterday. August Alexander posted the best score of the match with an even par 37, followed closely by Colin Coogan with a one-over 38. Connor Begley, Colin Hickey, Kozmo Georges and Ethan Alexander all contributed in the win. The team will face off against Iona Prep on Monday.

Varsity tennis continued their winning season with another 3-2 victory yesterday over Chaminade. Massimo Perrotta had an easy straights win in singles while Charlie Robertson avenged his defeat last week with a thrilling win in a third set tiebreak. The team victory was clinched in dramatic fashion in a third set tiebreak win by doubles team of Ben Follana and George Anderson. The rams begin their CHSAA title defense next week against St. Francis Prep.

In thrilling fashion, the Varsity Rams scored two runs in the top of the 7th to defeat Kennedy high school 12-11. John DeAngelis pitched in relief and Bob Beyer hit a three run homer and Aidan Curry had three hits and three RBIs to spark the offense. The Rams play the Kennedy Gael’s on Friday at Fordham University. Come support the Rams

Remember there will be a football meeting for anyone interested in playing next spring today at 2:30 in the Theatre. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

To all juniors, sophomores and freshmen: tonight the college counseling department invites you to the Selective College Admissions panel where you can hear about the application process and trends in admissions directly from admissions counselors. Colleges being represented are Binghamton, Colgate, Fordham, and The University of St. Andrew's in Scotland. Please join us at 7:30pm in the Theatre, for what is sure to be an informative evening! 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Night of Fashion is May 1st. We hope all moms can join us at Marina Del Rey from 6-10 for dinner, lots of prizes and a fabulous fashion show we our own senior moms/son models.   Click here PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 2019 NIGHT OF FASHION and learn more.

OTHER NEWS 

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of all love,

Continue to guide us as we approach Holy Week
and recall your Son’s Passion and Death.
Help us to trust in Your wisdom
And inspire us to follow your Son.
Grant us the humility to follow the path You have made, and open our eyes to the mystery of your grace.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
F-Day 

ATHLETICS

There will be a mandatory football meeting in the Theatre on Thursday, May 11th at 2:30pm.  Please make every effort to attend and get important dates and information.

FATHERS’ CLUB

The Father’s Club will be meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in the 2nd Floor Faculty Lounge. Mr. Nelson Ritter will discuss student service through the Christian Immersion Program and Mr. Pierre Chavez opportunities for Global Education. All Prep dads are welcome.

OTHER NEWS 

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep 

Manhattan College is offering a fully funded 4-day Engineering Summer Institute. Please see link for more information. https://manhattan.edu/academics/schools-and-departments/school-of-engineering/high-school-programs.php

Senior Notes to Mom are due to Mrs Georges (via email) BEFORE Thursday 4/11. Please include your name & send to kgcreative@hotmail.com

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord Jesus,
As we approach Your cross,
Grant us the clarity to see what You have given us
And to use those gifts for Your greater glory.
Allow us to share our talents and abilities with those who need it most,
All in the name of You, our Savior.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
E-Day 

ACADEMICS

The Italian Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place today at 2pm in Room 232--all are welcome. Our guest speaker is Antonio Blasetti '06.

ACTIVITIES 

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312 today. 

The Just Serve Club will meet today during Activities Period in the Ministry Center. 

Operation Smile will meet briefly in room 313 after pm announcements. The NYC Explorers Club will meet immediately after announcements in room 313 today.

The Student Life Committee meeting will take place at 3pm in the Library Seminar Room.

ATHLETICS 

The Golf team defeated Mount Saint Michael 5-0 yesterday. Connor Begley led the team with a two-over-par 38. Michael Anderson, Tommy Pace, Peter Gallucci and Andrew Davis all contributed to the win. 

Yesterday the varsity baseball team used a group effort to defeat Cardinal Hayes. Jackson Goodman, John DeAngelis and Patrick Dillon combined for a 6-3 victory.   Matt King and Alfredo Delgado led the offense with two hits apiece. The Rams Head to Kennedy Catholic tomorrow to continue league play. 

Fordham Prep Rams Freshman snatched the lead late in the game in an 8-7 victory over Cardinal Hayes on Monday. The game was tied at seven with Fordham Prep Rams Freshman batting in the top of the eighth when Tim Virtudes singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Riccardo Gonzalez- Polanco homered and a great hitting performance by Ryan McGrath, Darrius Brown and Joe Haugh.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Congratulations to the Prep team that competed yesterday with other area Jesuit high schools in the Ignatian Social Justice Tournament. Six schools each advocated for a program they work with that helps people in need. Our students--Michael Chintoo, Ricardo Cortes-Garcia, Brendan Kennedy, Alex Morel, and Damani Thomas--took a second place prize of $15,000 for Saint Ignatius School in Hunts Point. Well done, gentlemen!

There will be a brief informational meeting for Sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat on Wednesday at 2:45 in the theater.

OTHER NEWS  

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep  

Manhattan College is offering a fully funded 4-day Engineering Summer Institute. Please see link for more information. https://manhattan.edu/academics/schools-and-departments/school-of-engineering/high-school-programs.php

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for those attending the Diversity Summit.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father,
You care for us in ways we cannot understand
You guide us along a path we cannot see
You love us in ways we cannot express
Grant us the ability to show our love for You as have shown us
And allow us to love others as You love us all.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, April 8, 2019
D-Day 

ATHLETICS
On Saturday, the Track and Field team took 1st place out of 23 teams in the Freshman-Sophomore division of the Pirate Relays in Pearl River, NY. Gold medalists included Pole Vaulters Carter Tresgallo '22 and Max Machado '22, and Discus throwers Robert Menocal '21 and Christian White '22. The Sophomore 4x100m Relay of Rob Arellano, Lexti Perez, Pablo Eccleston and Luke Daly took second in an exciting finish that needed to go to the 1000/second to determine the winner. The Varsity pole vault team of Miguel Negrete '20 and Mike Coughlin '19 won the gold, and the 4x100 of Anthony Baez '20, Chris Balthazar '19, Ali Burch '19 and Negrete took 3rd.   Congrats on a great meet.

There will be a mandatory football meeting at 2:30 pm tomorrow in the Theatre for any and all students interested in playing football next year. Please make every effort to attend as we will idscuss some important information and dates.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention students in need of in-school service hours:  Mrs. Simeone needs 3 students to help with the Italian Honor Society ceremony on Tuesday, April 9th from 2-3:30pm.  Stop by Room 243 during consultation for more information.

OTHER NEWS  

Mrs. Bratt's mentor group is holding a bake sale on Wednesday, April 10th. Proceeds will benefit the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Please remember to bring extra funds to school to support this great cause!

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer in email for details. The event is free and open to the public.
Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep
  

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for the repose of the soul of Albert Merone, grandfather of Jack Szczepanski ’20 and Michael Zaccardi ’16. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, as we begin a new week, may we remember
Your words to not be afraid.
Help us not to understand that which we cannot,
But to reconcile us with Your glory and the mystery that You are, God and man, man and God, so that in following You,
You may become present in our words and actions.
St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday, April 5, 2019
C-Day
 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Just a reminder that you are invited to stop by the Third floor Chapel today to spend some time with the Lord during First Friday Adoration. You can sign up for a 4 min time slot by clicking here.

OTHER NEWS 

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep 

Attention Freshman: Those who participated in the Ram for A Day program, please check in with your mentor to retrieve your award. Thank you to all who participated!

Ardsley Musical Instrument Service, is offering a summer job opportunity. See flyer in email for details.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen during this season of Lent, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Thursday, April 4, 2019 
B-Day

The annual Opening Day Opening Hearts Dress Down Day will take place tomorrow. Students can sign up in the Commons today and before school tomorrow. A $5 donation is suggested.

 ACADEMICS 

Mr. McDougall's mentor group will be holding a bake sale today--Thursday, April 4th--to benefit those displaced by the recent fire in Yonkers. Stop by so you can support a good cause by eating a brownie, or cookie, or cupcake. The choice is yours. 

Attention all students who will be taking AP exams: There will be a mandatory meeting in the theater today, Thursday, April 4th immediately following PM Attendance. We will be pre-administering your first AP exam answer sheet and assigning AP numbers. Please be on time. 

ACTIVITES / STUDENT LIFE

 There will be no practice after school for the CyberPatriot Club. Practice will resume next week. 

Attention: Students attending the Diversity Summit next week must attend a brief but mandatory organizational meeting today at 2:50 pm in room 311. 

ATHLETICS 

The Golf team defeated All Hallows 5-0 yesterday. Colin Hickey posted the best score of the match with a four-over-par 39. Kozmo Georges, August Alexander, Michael Anderson, Ethan Alexander and Peter Gallucci all contributed to the win. 

Congratulations to the JV A lacrosse team on their first victory of the season! The Rams jumped out to an early lead before beating Archbishop Stepinac 11-5. Danny Taylor led all scorers with 5 goals and 1 assist, while CJ Sowarby chipped in 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Emmett Doyle and Nick Athanason each contributed a pair of goals. The team plays again at Weston on Saturday. 

The varsity tennis team started the season off strong yesterday with a 3-2 victory over Chaminade. Massimo Perrotta had a straight sets win in singles while the doubles teams of Will Thurman and Ben Follana as well as Andre Martinez and Gustavo Lopez also won without dropping a set.

ENGAGEMENT 

Attention Seniors: check your emails today for an update on the Senior Class Gift March Madness Challenge.  Only a week and a half remain in the challenge, so make your gift at fordhamprep.org/2019gift today! Scores are also posted in Senior Hallway".  

OTHER NEWS 

Attention juniors: Graduation Portrait Info  
Thornton Studio will mail appointment times for graduation portraits scheduled for May 14, 15 & 16.  

You do not have permission to miss class but are free to have your portrait taken at a different time during the 3 days; just speak to the photographers to reschedule.  

Please be sure to observe the following.  

  • be clean-shaven 
  • wear no jewelry 
  • have your hair the length and style Fordham Prep and your family expect 
  • wear a white t-shirt 

The photography people will provide the necessary apparel for the portrait. Please use yearbook@fordhamprep.org if you have any questions. 

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortniteand Beyond." Please see the attached flyer for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep 


TODAY’S PRAYER
 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, Jesus, at the start of a new day, help us to place our trust in You. Grant us the grace to open our hearts and minds to You and the ways in which you call us to love and to follow You. May we abide in you always.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…. pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
A-Day

Tuxedo Fitting Reminder for Seniors: Today is the last day that Biltmore Tuxedos will be on site at the Prep for fittings.  All seniors who has not been fitted for their graduation tuxedo must do so today.  If attending the Cardinal's Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, you should get fitted upon our return during periods 6, 7, or 8.

ACADEMICS

Mr. McDougall's mentor group will be holding a bake sale tomorrow--Thursday, April 4th--to benefit those displaced by the recent fire in Yonkers. Bring some spending money so you can support a good cause by eating a brownie, or cookie, or cupcake. The choice is yours.

Attention all students who will be taking AP exams: There will be a mandatory meeting in the theater on Thursday, April 4th immediately following PM Attendance. We will be preadministering your first AP exam answer sheet and assigning AP numbers. Please be on time.

ATHLETICS

The Fordham Prep Varsity Baseball Team came out firing yesterday as they defeated the top ranked Iona Gaels 1-0 on opening day. Eric Yost pitched a masterpiece with a 70 pitch, complete game, one hit, 11 strikeout, no walks shutout. The Rams defense was stellar behind Yost and the offense was led by Danny O’Byrne with two hits, Alfredo Delgado and Mike Calamari each had one and Justin Perrotta who drove in the only run with a sixth inning base hit.

The Rams Head to Iona today at 4:15 for the second game of a home and home series. Do not miss the excitement of Rams Baseball, come out and support the team.

The JV Baseball Team lost a hard-fought battle to Iona Prep by a final of 2-1 yesterday. Alec Bastone was brilliant on the mound, allowing only 1 earned run over 6.1 innings. Colin Healy, Mike Rice, Joe Capano, and Nick Vega led the offense for the Rams, with Vega driving in the Rams’ only run.

Fordham Prep Rams Freshman Baseball Team watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 6-0 loss to Archbishop Stepinac. FP has 4 hits led by Malcom Whites and string pitching performances by Myles Fleming and Joe Haugh, who combined for 6 strikeouts.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. See flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

This first Friday of the month, all are invited to once again spend some time with the Lord during Adoration in the Prep's third floor Chapel. Please sign up for a 4 min time slot by clicking here

OTHER NEWS

All parents and guardians are invited to our second annual presentation with Common Sense Education on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theatre: "Gaming: Fortnite and Beyond." Please see the attached flyer in email for details. The event is free and open to the public. Register at support.commonsensemedia.org/fordhamprep

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us continue to pray for all on Emmaus 293. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Loving Jesus,
As we walk in your shadow on this Lenten journey,
Continue to be our guide as we travel towards Your death and resurrection.
Grant us the courage you showed on Your cross,
The strength You exemplified in Your suffering
And the joy You expressed in Your resurrection.
Following in your steps, we pray in Your name. Amen 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS 

Attention all students who will be taking AP exams: There will be a C meeting in the theater on Thursday, April 4th immediately following PM Attendance. We will be preadministering your first AP exam answer sheet and assigning AP numbers. Please be on time 

ATHLETICS 

The Golf team defeated Salesian 5-0 yesterday. Tommy Pace posted the low score of the match with a three-over-par 39. Kozmo Georges, Colin Coogan, Connor Begley, Aidan Minnick and Andrew Davis all contributed in the win

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded that on Wed 4/3 they will attend the annual Cardinal's Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Please be at the Prep at 8am wearing jacket and tie. Buses will load at 8:15am

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for all on Emmaus 293.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given the human race
Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.
He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
And giving His life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to You
By following His example.
And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.   Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, April 1, 2019
E-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Simpsons Club will meet today.

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313 at the start of activities period. The NYC Explorers Club will meet at 2:15 in room 313 to plan a Circle Line cruise around Manhattan. Anyone interested in the trip is invited to the meeting.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, Chris Balthazar '19 broke the 16 year old school record in the 100 meter dash, winning at the CHSAA Season Opener in a NY State-leading time of 10.95 seconds. Chris led an across the board dominance by Prep sprinters including sub 12 second performances by juniors Anthony Baez, Harrison Donaldson, and newcomer Zachry Wallace. Senior Joe Salamone also kicked off the season in high gear, winning the javelin in a state leading throw of 152'4". 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

All students participating in this year’s Global Education Trip to Rome and Sicily are reminded that there is a trip meeting this afternoon in Room 252 during Activities Period. Attendance is mandatory for all trip participants. Please be prompt.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Wednesday Morning prayer with St. Ignatius will not be held this week or next week. The program will next take place April 17th. 

This week’s Lenten Longings evening for parents will take place on Wednesday at 7PM in Manhattan, hosted by the Abel family.   The final evening will held April 16th at Fordham Prep. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent 

OTHER NEWS 

Mount Saint Michael and The Mount Players presents Mama Mia! See flyer in email for details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer. 

As we begin a new day, let us pray for the repose of the soul of Marie Heil, grandmother of Michael Adair '20. Let us also pray in thanksgiving for the birth of Carson Muller, son of Mrs. Muller of the Science Department and for the Muller family. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of all creation, 

You offer us new life through your Son.
Help us to grow this Lent in an awareness
of the gifts you place in our lives
and in a greater appreciation for your care.
Give us the gifts we need to respond to your invitation to new life. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

D-Day

All sophomores should report to the theater at the start of 4th period for an assembly during mentoring.

ATHLETICS

In the first match between the two teams in over a decade, the Golf team defeated Regis 4-1 in thrilling fashion yesterday. Colin Coogan and Connor Begley both won their matches in regulation; August Alexander and Tommy Pace both defeated their opponents on the first playoff hole. Captain Kozmo Georges and Peter Gallucci also contributed to the win.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Juniors are reminded that Teacher Recommendation Forms are due on Monday, April 1. Please check your email for further instructions. 

ENGAGEMENT

Attention seniors: The March Madness Giving Challenge is nearly halfway over. Remember to check your emails for updates on score, giveaways, and special mini-challenges. Make your contribution today at fordhamprep.org/2019gift or on Venmo.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

School after school today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

This week’s Lenten Longings evening for parents will take place on Friday at 7PM in Rye, hosted by the McGrath family.    Additional Lenten Longings evenings are as follows: 
April 3rd in Manhattan
April 16th at Fordham Prep.
Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent 

OTHER NEWS 

The Library will be closing by 3pm today.

Mount Saint Michael and The Mount Players presents Mama Mia! See flyer in email for details.

The Third Annual Bronx Celebration Day will be held on Saturday, April 6th. See flyer in email for details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. This morning let us pray for the Class of 2022 as they begin their freshman retreat this afternoon. As we begin our Examen during this season of Lent, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
C-Day 

Attention Students: After consultation today, the Commons will be closed in preparation for Spring Open House. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School after school today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, as we continue our Lenten journey, may we grow in awareness of the tremendous gift of your love that you showed through your Passion and Death. May we learn from you and take up our crosses this day, confident that you are with us, and trusting in the new life you promise us.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
B-Day 

All freshmen should report to the theater at the start of 4th period for an assembly during mentoring.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Golf team opened its season yesterday with a 5-0 win over Kennedy Catholic. Colin Hickey posted the low score of the match with a three-over-par 38 and captain Kozmo Georges recorded a 39. Ethan Alexander, Michael Anderson, Andrew Davis and Aidan Minnick all contributed in the win. 

Congratulations to the Freshman Lacrosse team for opening their season 1-0. The Freshman Lacrosse Rams defeated Cardinal Spellman with a score of 9 goals to 1. Congratulations to Goalie Ryan Huacuz and his defense, led by Christian LeVasseur, Ryan McCuin and Timmy Anderson for allowing only one goal. Congratulations to Jack Loughney on a hat trick on the offensive end. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Students interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School tomorrow, Wednesday, can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

Juniors attending Emmaus 293, the April Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but important planning meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, walk with us this day. Be with us in all we do and say, so that at the end of this day we may look back and realize that we were more loving, more open to you and to those around us. With your grace may we be able to see you reflected in our actions and thus may we catch a glimpse of the Kingdom you call us to build.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Monday, March 25, 2019
A- Day

Seniors: Today you will be measured for your Graduation Tuxedo. All Seniors should report to the Theatre at the beginning of 4th period.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we join the Church in celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. That is, we are celebrating Mary’s incredible “yes” to the angel Gabriel as he announces that she will conceive and bear a son, our Lord. And so let us pray 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of love, may we be inspired by Mary this day. Like her, may we say yes to You and let Your will be done this day and all days as we pray: 

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
Blessed Mother….pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Friday, March 22, 2019

F- Day 

ACTIVITIES 

FRESHMAN: Purchase your ticket for the Freshman Dance tonight. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Freshman Retreat: There is still time to donate for the Freshman Retreat. There are 2 opportunities for food and supply drop offs or you could make a monetary donation. Please sign up by clicking here by Monday, March 25.  

Food drop off: THURSDAY- March 28th between 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM or FRIDAY - March 29th between 2:30-4:30 PM Thank you in advance for your help with this special event.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen during this season of Lent, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Thursday, March 21, 2019
E- Day (Special Order)

ACADEMICS

Attention all Faculty and Students: Today is the Mandatory Course Fair for all students in grades 9 through 11. We will follow a special schedule. Information regarding the schedule change, room assignments for the Course Fair presentations and PM attendance procedures are attached below. Please make every opportunity to take advantage of this time and check out the great courses Fordham Prep has to offer.  See attachments in email.

ACTIVITIES

There are no activities today due to the scheduled Course Fair.

Freshmen Student Government is hosting a Freshmen Dance tomorrow night. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office.

World Water Day tomorrow, Friday, March 22nd! Please support UNICEF's goal of providing worldwide access to clean water, by participating in a $5 dress down day this Friday. Dress-down pre-orders are available. Please see a UNICEF Club representative in the Commons this Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you for your support.

ATHLETICS

Attention Swimmers and Divers: Today is your last chance to pick up the awards dinner letter from Fr. O’Konsky SJ, in room 135. Otherwise, it will be assumed you are not interested in attending the dinner.

ENGAGEMENT

Attention Seniors: Week one of the Senior Class Gift March Madness Challenge is over.  See the scoreboard posted in Senior Hallway, or online at fordhamprep.org/2019gift, and make your contribution today to support the Prep, and help your mentor group win the challenge.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors attending Emmaus 293, the April Emmaus, are reminded that there will be a brief, but mandatory meeting at 2:45 today in the Ministry Center.

A reminder that the deadline to apply to be a paid Counselor with the REACH Program this summer is n Monday, March 25! Apply to be a Counselor today and make a meaningful impact on the lives of REACH students while developing your own skills as a leader along the way. See your Prep email for more details and Mr. Carney if you have any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, as we travel this Lenten journey, may your Spirit be with us, inspiring us to draw closer to you through prayer, almsgiving and fasting. May we see our efforts as opportunities to become the best versions of ourselves while building up your Kingdom for your greater glory.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
D - Day 

ACTIVITIES

Freshmen Student Government is hosting a Freshmen Dance on Friday, March 22nd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office.

World Water Day is this Friday, March 22nd! Please support UNICEF's goal of providing worldwide access to clean water, by participating in a $5 dress down day this Friday. Dress-down pre-orders are available. Please see a UNICEF Club representative in the Commons this Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you for your support.

Any students interested in joining next year's CyberPatriot team, please sign up near Mr. Broussard's office. The CyberPatriot interest meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, at 3 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room.    

ATHLETICS

REMINDER: All student-athletes who competed in a winter sport please complete your athletic team survey that was emailed to by Mr. Kurtin.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for those on Emmaus 292. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Loving and merciful God,

Open our hearts that we may hear your invitation to return to you during this season of Lent. Fill us with the desire for your holy presence. Show us the way that leads to you. Send your Spirit to guide us in ways of hope and love, faith and service. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
C - Day

ACADEMICS

Last call. A make-up Spanish placement test will be given today at 2:45PM in room 227.

ACTIVITIES

Freshmen Student Government is hosting a Freshmen Dance on Friday, March 22nd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office.

World Water Day is this Friday, March 22nd! Please support UNICEF's goal of providing worldwide access to clean water, by participating in a $5 dress down day this Friday. Dress-down pre-orders are available. Please see a UNICEF Club representative in the Commons before AM attendance this Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you for your support. 

Any students interested in joining next year's CyberPatriot team, please sign up near Mr. Broussard's office. The CyberPatriot interest meeting is this Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors serving at Concourse House should see Mr. Homer today about this afternoon's site visit.

All parents are invited to a special Lenten Wednesday Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Prep Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here   

This week’s Lenten Longings evening for parents will take place on Thursday at 7PM in Crestwood, hosted by the Berrios family.    Additional Lenten Longings evenings are as follows:
March 29th in Rye
April 3rd in Manhattan
April 16th at Fordham Prep.
Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us pray for those on Emmaus 292. This morning the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph. St Joseph’s trust in God and love for his family is an important example for us. He is also known for being a powerful intercessor for all in need, and he is also the patron saint of the Society of Jesus. And so we pray.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, so that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Joseph…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, March 18, 2019
B - Day 

ACTIVITIES

Freshmen Student Government is hosting a Freshmen Dance on Friday, March 22nd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office

ATHLETICS

Attention Swimmers and Divers: You must stop by Room 135 next to the Nurse’s Office to pick up the awards dinner letter from Fr. O’Konsky SJ. 

Attention Freshmen: Spring track and field has begun and it's still not too late to be part of the defending City championship team. See Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center or on the track at after school. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors serving at Concourse House and Fordham Bedford should see Mr. Homer today about site visits this week.

All parents are invited to a special Lenten Wednesday Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.   Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Prep Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here   

This week’s Lenten Longings evening for parents will take place on Thursday at 7PM in Crestwood, hosted by the Berrios family.    Additional Lenten Longings evenings are as follows:
March 29th in Rye
April 3rd in Manhattan
April 16th at Fordham Prep.
Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent

OTHER NEWS

Attention all students. Volunteers in all grades are needed for our Spring Open House on Wednesday, March 27, from 6-8 pm. Service hours will be given to juniors and seniors and dinner will be served. You can sign up via the Google form that was emailed to you on Wednesday. Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin a new week, let us pray a selection from the prayer of St. Patrick, patron of the Archdiocese of New York. Let us also pray for the victims of the shootings in New Zealand and for an end to violence and terrorism.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

And let us pray together: 

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Patrick….pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Friday, March 15, 2019
A - Day

ACADEMICS

A make-up Spanish placement test will be given today, Friday March 15, at 2:45PM in room 227.

Any student looking to take Music Composition next year must see Mr. LaGamma in the band room today.

ACTIVITIES

Freshmen Student Government is hosting a Freshmen Dance on Friday, March 22nd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office.

OTHER NEWS

The Talent Show is tonight, Friday (3/15) at 7 pm. The night will feature musicians, comedians, dancers and 3 secret judges!

Attention all students. Volunteers in all grades are needed for our Spring Open House on Wednesday, March 27, from 6-8 pm. Service hours will be given to juniors and seniors and dinner will be served. You can sign up via the Google form that was emailed to you on Wednesday. Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Thursday, March 14, 2019

F - Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open for the last time this semester today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 342. **Please note the room change

The National Latin Exam will take place today, Thursday, March 14 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Foley.

Any student looking to take Music Composition next year must see Mr. LaGamma in the band room this week.

ACTIVITIES

Freshmen Student Government is hosting a Freshmen Dance on Friday, March 22nd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey and in the attendance office.

The Irish Club will be selling T shirts for $15 in the Commons today. These T shirts may be worn in place of a blazer on Friday 3/15 for all those who purchase them. They are a great way to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Archbishop Hughes has personally blessed them.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Guiding Prospective Collegiate Student-Athletes, Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm at The Ursuline School see attached flyer in email.

COUNSELING

A reminder, all juniors please check your email to see which group you are in for the One Love assembly today during periods 4 and 5. Please look at the seating chart to see where your letter group will be seating.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors serving at Concourse House and Fordham Bedford should see Mr. Homer today about the site visit.

OTHER NEWS

Attention all students. Volunteers in all grades are needed for our Spring Open House on Wednesday, March 27, from 6-8 pm. Service hours will be given to juniors and seniors and dinner will be served. You can sign up via the Google form that was emailed to you on Wednesday. Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office with any questions.

The Talent Show is this Friday (3/15) at 7 pm. The night will feature musicians, comedians, dancers and 3 secret judges! 

As students make plans for this summer, there are a few programs that Fordham University offers for rising high school juniors and seniors. Fordham's Pre-College program allows rising seniors to take college courses in a wide range of subjects and earn transferable college credits. There are also non-credit summer institutes in real estate development and business specially designed for high school students. We encourage eligible students to explore these opportunities for summer enrichment.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord Jesus, in all that you did and all that you are, you brought life into the world. May we follow in your ways and be disciples who bring life to others. As we walk this Lenten journey, help us to find ways to serve you, by serving our brothers and sisters. We pray this in your name. Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 Wednesday, March 13, 2019

E - Day

ACADEMICS

The National Latin Exam will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 14 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Foley.

Any student looking to take Music Composition next year must see Mr. LaGamma in the band room this week.

ACTIVITIES

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313. NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 313. New members are always welcome.

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312 today.

Italian Club meeting in Room 243 today.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Guiding Prospective Collegiate Student-Athletes, Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm at The Ursuline School see attached flyer in email.

COUNSELING

A reminder, all juniors please check your email to see which group you are in for the One Love assembly this Thursday during periods 4 and 5. Please look at the seating chart to see where your letter group will be seating.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please join us for our meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 13th. See attached flyer in email.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Students participating in the Rwanda global Education trip are reminded to meet today at 230 in room 242.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. We will depart at 3pm sharp.

OTHER NEWS

The Talent Show is this Friday (3/15) at 7 pm. The night will feature musicians, comedians, dancers and 3 secret judges!

As students make plans for this summer, there are a few programs that Fordham University offers for rising high school juniors and seniors. Fordham's Pre-College program allows rising seniors to take college courses in a wide range of subjects and earn transferable college credits. There are also non-credit summer institutes in real estate development and business specially designed for high school students. We encourage eligible students to explore these opportunities for summer enrichment. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, it is sometimes hard to keep in mind the sacrifices you have made for us. Let us use this time of Lent to remember the gratitude we should have for you, and help us to show our gratitude through the acts we do for others. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
D - Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information.

Students interested in review for the Modern Language placement test see attached memo in email. The placement test will be given tomorrow, Wednesday. March 13th.

The National Latin Exam will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Foley.

Any student looking to take Music Composition next year must see Mr. LaGamma in the band room this week.

ACTIVITIES

The Just Serve Club will be having a bake sale today to raise money for the Abraham House, an organization that assist those in need in the South Bronx. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Today’s Student Life Committee meeting will be in Room 243 at 3PM.

ATHLETICS

Last weekend, Fordham varsity rugby traveled down to St. Augustine in New Jersey to open the season against one of the top rugby schools in NJ.

1st varsity started the scoring with two tries in the first 15 minutes of play. St. Augustine's scored some great individual tries, but the varsity worked as a team and grinded out a 31-17 win. Standout performances went to William Woods, Devin Pettus, and George Gaspar.

2nd varsity boys started strong and continued their dominance all the way into halftime, beating St. Augustine 22-0! The 2nd half was played against Jersey Shore and Fordham Prep fell by a score of 12-5. Standout performances went to Jack Tenney, Devan Gupta, and Joseph O’Keefe.

This week our 2nd varsity takes on Bishop Loughlin Thursday, Murphy field 5 PM; while our 1st varsity take on a strong Simsbury team in Connecticut on Saturday.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors if you're planning to apply for the Enrico Fermi Scholarship you must bring all materials to Mrs. Isabel by the end of the school day for processing. If you have questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me, or pass by my office.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please join us for our next meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th. See attached flyer in email.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th, can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

Juniors attending Emmaus 292 next week are reminded that there will be a brief but important meeting today at 2:45 in the Ministry Center.

Sophomore, Junior and Senior leaders for the Freshman retreat are reminded that they will meet Wednesday, March 13 from 6-7:30pm.

OTHER NEWS

The Talent Show is this Friday (3/15) at 7 pm. The night will feature musicians, comedians, dancers and 3 secret judges!

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Good and loving God. As we begin a new day, we ask you to give us courage when we are afraid, hope when we are discouraged, and clarity in times of decision. May are hearts be opened to the grace you offer us this day and especially during this season of Lent.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, March 11, 2019
C- Day 

ACADEMICS

Students interested in review for the Modern Language placement test see attached memo in email. The placement test will be given on Wednesday. March 13th.

Any student looking to take Music Composition next year must see Mr. LaGamma in the band room this week.

ACTIVITIES

The Speech and Debate Team went to Regis on Sunday. Congratulations to Clark Hooper for coming in 1st place in Original Oratory!

ATHLETICS

Spring track and field begins today. All athletes should meet on the Prep Track at 3PM.

REMINDER: The Varsity/JV Wrestling team’s award banquet will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 3/12) 6 PM in the Hall of Honor.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The Just Serve Club will be having a bake sale tomorrow to raise money for the Abraham House, an organization that assist those in need in the South Bronx. Your support is greatly appreciated.

OTHER NEWS 

The Talent Show is this Friday (3/15) at 7 pm. The night will feature musicians, comedians, dancers and 3 secret judges!

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer.

This morning let us pray for those who lost their lives in the crash of Flight ET302 in Ethiopia this past weekend and for the consolation of their families and friends.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of love, as we enter another week of our Lenten journey, guide us to the path that leads to You. Fill our hearts with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as we strive to become the people and community that You created us to be. As we renew our resolve each day to become closer to You, let us hear your voice in the deepest reaches of our hearts. Help us to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment. Stay with us through the busy days this week and remind us that when we need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, we can always turn to You. Help us develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving, and come closer to you through prayer this Lent.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Friday, March 8, 2019
B- Day

ACADEMICS

Seniors, all internship applications are due to Mr. Broussard today, Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m.

Students interested in review for the Modern Language placement test see attached memo in email. The placement test will be given on Wednesday. March 13th.

ACTIVITIES

Italian students going on the Tenement Museum trip are reminded to hand in a permission trip and payment to Mrs. Simeone by Tuesday, March 12th.

ATHLETICS

The first practice for spring track and field will be held this on Monday. Athletes should be sure to Register on the Prep website and meet on the track at 3pm. Freshmen contact Mr. Carney if you have questions and upperclassmen contact Mr. Febles.

OTHER NEWS

The Reach program for rising 6th graders is hiring juniors and seniors for paid positions this coming summer. Check your Prep email for more information or see Mr. Brian Carney.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. During this season of Lent we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thursday, March 7, 2019

A- Day

Today is Registration Day for the Class of 2023. We will welcome families of incoming Freshmen throughout the day in the Hall of Honor. Please warmly welcome our guests as the newest members of our Fordham Prep community.

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information.

Seniors, all internship applications are due to Mr. Broussard on Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m.

Students interested in review for the Modern Language placement test see attached memo. The placement test will be given on Wednesday. March 13th.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The first Lenten Longings Evening for parents will take place this evening at 7pm in New Rochelle. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent

Registration for Sunday’s Finding Joy and Hope in a Troubled Church: A Conversation with Fr. James Martin is still open at www.fordhamprep.org/march10oin us for this important conversation. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Loving and merciful God,
look upon me and hear my prayer
during this holy Season of Lent.
By the good works You inspire,
help me to give up that which keeps me from You,
to give to those in need and to give my time in prayer with You,
and in doing so be renewed in spirit.

Without You I can do nothing.
By Your Spirit help me to know what is right
and to be eager in doing Your will.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

F- Day 

ACADEMICS 

Seniors, all internship applications are due to Mr. Broussard on Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m. 

Review sessions for the Modern Language placement test will be held this week. The placement test will be given on Wednesday, March 13th. Please see attached memo in email for details. 

ACTIVITIES 

The winner of yesterday's Carnevale raffle sponsored by the Italian Club is freshman Francesco Marzella. The winner of the Carnevale mask decorating contest is junior Andrew DeMartino. The winners are asked to stop by Room 243 during consultation today to pick up your prizes.

All proceeds from yesterday's bake sale will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Italian Club would like to thank everyone for their generosity. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring today at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. We will depart at 3pm; transportation provided. 

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee is once again sponsoring Lenten Longings: Evenings of Prayer and Reflection during the Lenten season.   The first evening will take place in New Rochelle this Thursday March 7th.   Additional Lenten Longings evenings are as follows:
March 14 in Bronxville
March 21 in Crestwood
March 29th in Rye
April 3rd in Manhattan
April 16th at Fordham Prep.
Register at www.fordhamprep.org/lent 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention all students: applications to work at HAP in the summer are now available. There are limited positions available. Please see the email sent out yesterday which includes a link to the Google form. Applications will close on Friday, March 8. Interviews will take place in the coming weeks. See Mr. Serton or Dr. Gelpi with any questions. 

NYU’s neuroscience outreach group is hosting a Brain Day on March 12th. See attached flyer in email)

Brain Networking for High School Students:
   4-5 PM attend Brain Fair
   5-6 PM lectures in Science Building 103
   6-7 PM networking with current NYU Langone Health faculty and students 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of our Lenten journey where we are called to make greater space for God through our prayer, fasting and almsgiving. And so let us pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of Love,
through this Lenten journey,
purify our desires to serve you.
Free us from any temptations to judge others,
to place ourselves above others.
Please let us surrender even our impatience
with others,
that with your love and your grace,
we might be less and less absorbed with ourselves,
and more and more full of the desire
to follow you, in laying down our lives
according to your example. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

E- Day 

ACADEMICS 

Review sessions for the Modern Language placement test will be held this week. The placement test will be given on Wednesday, March 13th. Please see attached memo for details. 

ACTIVITIES

Do you enjoy current events, politics, or even just a healthy debate with your friends? If you do, the Model UN club will be restarting and is looking for new members. Students of all grades are invited to join and there will be a meeting held today during activities period in room 217. Hope to see you there. 

In celebration of Carnevale, the Italian Club will be having a bake sale today during periods 3-7. We will also be raffling a gift basket of Italian food. Raffle tickets are $1 each to purchase and are free to anyone spending $3 at today's bake sale. Special thanks to Conti's Bake Shop and Borgatti's Pasta for their generous donations. 

Attention Italian Club:  Today's meeting will take place in the art room as we will be making Carnevale masks.   

The meditation club will meet in room 250 at 2pm. All are welcome. 

ATHLETICS

The Fordham Prep Swim Team performed well at the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at Nassau County Aquatic Center. The team placed 2nd overall, had two Prep record-breaking swims (N. Torres in 100 Fly, and N. Torres/J. Kelly/J. Copeland/T. Norris in 200 Medley Relay), and had eight finalists!Some outstanding highlights from the weekend:

Nick Torres broke the oldest Prep record in the 100 Fly (earning a Bronze medal), earned a Silver medal in the 100 Back, swam backstroke on the Gold medal 200 Medley Relay, and swam on the 400 Free Relay. Jack Kelly placed 7th in the 100 Breaststroke, and swam breast on the Gold medal 200 Medley Relay. Ryan Maierle placed 9th in the 200 Free, placed 11th in the 500 Free, swam on the Bronze medal 200 Free Relay, and swam on the 400 Free Relay. Congratulations to all the Prep swimmers who raced this weekend!

Spring track and field will begin next Monday, March 11th. An information meeting for those that did not attend last week will be held on Tuesday at 2:30 in room 225. Be part of one of the top track and field teams in the City while getting faster and stronger. 

REMINDER: All students interested in playing volleyball practice begins today at 3 PM in the Main Gym. Please make sure you are registered and have an up to date physical. 

COUNSELING 

Just a reminder- All Seniors who have volunteered for the One Love Assembly will have a mandatory training session TODAY, Tuesday March 5th in the Auditorium from 2-430pm. Pizza will be served. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

All students participating in this year's Global Education trip to Rome and Sicily are reminded that they are required to attend an organizational meeting this afternoon during Activities Period in Room 252. Please be prompt. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to a special Ash Wednesday Morning prayer with St. Ignatius this Wednesday.  Ashes will be distributed.  Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin at 8:45 in the Prep Chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here  

All students and parents are invited to join us this Sunday at 3pm in the Leonard theatre for our annual forum on Faith.  This year’s forum, Finding Joy and Hope in a Troubled Church will feature author Fr. James Martin, S,J., Tim Reidy '93, Deputy Editor of America, and Colleen Dulle, the host of America’s podcast Inside the Vatican. To find more information and to register go to www.fordhamprep.org/march10 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Please join us the FPMC meeting tonight at 6:30pm. Please see attached flyer for more details. 

OTHER NEWS 

Dr. Gelpi and his Mentor Group want to thank everyone who donated blood on Friday. Despite the inclement weather we were able to collect 90 units of blood. Blood donors save lives. Thank you. 

NYU’s neuroscience outreach group is hosting a Brain Day on March 12th. See attached flyer)
Brain Networking for High School Students:
   4-5 PM attend Brain Fair
   5-6 PM lectures in Science Building 103
   6-7 PM networking with current NYU Langone Health faculty and students 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for all those attending Emmaus 291 and for the victims of the tornadoes in Alabama and their families. We pray also for the recovery of Juan Arellano, father of Joshua Arellano ’21 who suffered multiple strokes. Finally, let us also pray for the repose of the soul of Josip Marusic, father of Mrs. Repetti of the Prep’s Business office and for the consolation of the Repetti and Marusic families. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Good and loving God. Thank you for the gift of a new day. May your Spirit sustain us in the many moments of the day, both those that are filled with grace and hope and those that challenge us. And may we bring your light and your love to each person we encounter, and in doing so, may we build your Kingdom.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Friday, March 1, 2019
C- Day

ATHLETICS 

Come see what Senior Captain, Avni Mustafaj has in store after his dramatic 3 point buzzer beater on Tuesday night. Catch him and the Rams Varsity basketball team in their 3rd straight City Championship game tonight at 8pm right here at Rose Hill Gym against Monsignor Farrell! We want to Fill the Hill with Maroon to support our RAMS! 

Can’t make it to Buffalo to watch the varsity hockey in the NYSCHSAA Hockey Game on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1pm? Here is the link to watch the live stream provided by St. Joseph Collegiate. https://www.sjci.com/apps/pages/maraudertv 

Attention Freshmen: Spring track and field begins on Monday March 11th.   Be part of the defending indoor city championship team while getting faster and stronger. There is something for everyone- running, high jump, hurdles, javelin, shot put, pole vault and much more. An information meeting for freshmen will be held next Tuesday at 2:30 in room 225. 

ENGAGEMENT: IGNITING OUR MISSION 

Igniting Our Mission: A Celebration of Fordham Prep is this Saturday!  Whether or not you are able to join us, we hope that you will take a look at our fabulous silent auction prizes. These prizes include faculty trips, unique experiences, and more! (This is your chance to make a bid on the coveted Senior Parking Spot!) Bidding is officially open, and will remain open until 10 pm on Saturday night, you do not need to be present to win! Register for the auction and make your bids at https://501auctions.com/iom2019/.   

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Join us in celebrating Irish Heritage Night, Wednesday, March 13th. See attached flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Spend some time with the Lord during First Friday Adoration. You can sign up for a time slot, please check your email. 

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: FP Fundraiser on MARCH 2 - Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep. Be a part of the FP Crew!  Support our school and earn in-school service hours.  Mrs. Trainor is looking for student volunteers to serve at the event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 4:30pm - 11:00pm. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

We continue to pray for those on Ad Amorem. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Thursday, February 28, 2019

B - Day 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

This past Sunday, three Fordham Prep History Bowl teams competed at BASIS Independent High School in Brooklyn. The JV Team of Matt Ragde, Gianluca Viscoso, and Jordan Mirabile; and Varsity Team B of Andres Alvarez, Maxwell Guo and Kalani Anderouard gave excellent performances. The Varsity Team of Kenneth Daniel, George Gristina, and Carlos Rodriguez successfully made it all the way to the finals. The next competition will be the National History Bowl competition in Washington D.C. in April 

ACTIVITIES 

In celebration of Carnevale, the Italian Club is holding a Carnevale mask decorating contest. If you would like to participate, stop by the Art Room on Monday, March 4th after school and decorate a mask. Prizes will be awarded to the best masks. 

Italian Club members who would like to go to Ursuline on Wednesday, March 6th for an Italian trivia contest must hand in a signed permission form to Mrs. Simeone by Monday, March 4th. 

ATHLETICS 

Reminder to anyone interested in playing rugby this Spring. Today is the final day to register online.

ENGAGEMENT: IGNITING OUR MISSION 

Igniting Our Mission: A Celebration of Fordham Prep is this Saturday!  Whether or not you are able to join us, we hope that you will take a look at our fabulous silent auction prizes. These prizes include faculty trips, unique experiences, and more! (This is your chance to make a bid on the coveted Senior Parking Spot!) Bidding is officially open, and will remain open until 10 pm on Saturday night, you do not need to be present to win! Register for the auction and make your bids at https://501auctions.com/iom2019/.   

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Join us in celebrating Irish Heritage Night! See attached flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Spend some time with the Lord during First Friday Adoration. You can sign up for a time slot, please check your email. 

Juniors attending next week’s Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but important planning meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. 

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: FP Fundraiser on MARCH 2 - Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep. Be a part of the FP Crew!  Support our school and earn in-school service hours.  Mrs. Trainor is looking for student volunteers to serve at the event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 4:30pm - 11:00pm. 

The Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee is once again sponsoring Lenten Longings: Evening of Prayer and Reflection during the Lenten season.   The first evening will take place in New Rochelle next Thursday March 7th.   Additional Lenten Longings evenings are as Follow:
March 14 in Bronxville
March 21 in Crestwood
March 28 in Rye
April 3rd in Manhattan
April 16th at Fordham Prep 

OTHER NEWS 

The Spring Blood Drive is tomorrow-Friday. Boys 16 years and older and in good health are eligible to donate blood. If you have a free period tomorrow, please consider making an appointment with Dr. Gelpi in room 314 or during the day in the Commons to donate. Remember, blood donors save lives. 

Fordham University Finance Institute is offering Summer Business Programs for high school students. Check out the attached flyers in email for more information. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for all of those on the senior Ad Amorem retreat. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. -St. Theresa of Lisieux

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A - Day 

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to the Varsity Hockey team, who reclaimed the CHSAA AA title last night with a 5-2 win over Xavier. Nick Zerafa had two goals, Daniel Heslin and Robert Zanolla each had a goal and two assists, Will Rice had a goal and an assist; Jack Greco, Matthew Park and Hunter Vance each recorded an assist and freshman goaltender Matteo Vitale recorded 28 saves in the decisive victory.

This is the first City Championship for the team in 12 years and only the fourth in the 44 year history of the Program. 

Thursday is the final day of registration for anyone interested in playing Rugby this Spring. Interested students may sign up online on the Fordham Prep website. 

Freshman baseball meeting: There will be a quick meeting after school today to share some important information with you about this weekend’s tryouts. Please meet in the theatre at 2:45pm. If there is a problem or conflict, please see Mr. Deane before the end of the day. 

Please see the revised and updated dates/times and locations for Spring sports first day of try-outs and practices as follows:

 Baseball (Saturday, 3/2)

- Freshman (1 PM - Aux Gym)

- Junior Varsity (10:30 AM - Aux Gym) 

 Crew - (Monday, 3/11)

- Freshman (4:00 PM - NR Boathouse)

- Varsity (4:00 PM - NR Boathouse)

 Lacrosse (Saturday, 3/2)

- JV/Freshman (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Backfield)

- Varsity (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Backfield) 

 Tennis (Saturday, 3/2) 

- Junior Varsity (will begin when weather permits)

- Varsity (1 PM - 4 PM - Cary Leeds Tennis Center) 

Track & Field (Monday, 3/11) 

- Freshman - 3:00 PM (Back Track)

- Sophomore 3:00 PM (Back Track)

- Varsity 3:00 PM (Back Track) 

Volleyball (Monday, 3/4) 

- Varsity (3 PM - Main Gym) 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join us in celebrating Irish Heritage Night! See attached flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

Attention juniors. There are a few open spots for next week’s Emmaus. The remaining late March and April Emmaus retreats are currently full. Please email Mr. Kravatz (kravatzm@fordhamprep.org) as soon as possible if interested in attending. 

Spend some time with the Lord during First Friday Adoration in the Prep Chapel. Check your email to sign up. 

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: FP Fundraiser on MARCH 2 - Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep. Be a part of the FP Crew!  Support our school and earn in-school service hours.  Mrs. Trainor is looking for student volunteers to serve at the event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 4:30pm - 11:00pm. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Blood Drive is only two days away. Boys 16 years and older and in good health are eligible to donate blood. If you have a free period on Friday, please consider making an appointment with Dr. Gelpi to donate. Remember, blood donors save lives. 

Fordham University Finance Institute is offering Summer Business Programs for high school students. Check out the attached flyers in your email for more information. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we pray for the repose of the soul of Richard Burke, grandfather of Lachlan Burke, class of 2022. May he rest in peace.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As we begin a new day, let us pray the prayer of Pedro Arrupe, former Jesuit superior, renowned for his promotion of both faith and justice: 

Grant me, O Lord, to see everything now with new eyes,
to discern and test the spirits
that help me read the signs of the times,
to relish the things that are yours, and to communicate them to others.
Give me the clarity of understanding that you gave St. Ignatius. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

F - Day 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention All Freshmen and JV Rugby Players. All players that have signed up or are interested in playing are to gather for a very brief meeting with the coaches in the commons at 3PM SHARP! 

The Varsity Hockey team won game two of the best-of-three finals series in stunning fashion last night by a score of 7-2. Senior captain Daniel Heslin led all scorers with a three-goal hat trick and an assist, Will Rice had two goals and two assists, senior captain Jack Greco had a goal and two assists, Nick Zerafa rounded out the scoring with one goal; Robert Zanolla had three assists, and freshman Goaltender Matteo Vitale had sixteen saves in the win and even assisted on a goal.

The decisive game three will be played tonight at 8:15 at the Aviator rink in Brooklyn. 

The following dates/times and locations for Spring sports first day of try-outs and practices are the following:  

 Baseball (Saturday, 3/2)

Freshman (1 PM - Aux Gym)

Junior Varsity (10:30 AM - Aux Gym) 

 Crew - (Monday, 3/11)

Freshman (4:00 PM - NR Boathouse)

Varsity (4:00 PM - NR Boathouse)

 Lacrosse (Saturday, 3/2)

JV/Freshman (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Backfield)

Varsity (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Backfield) 

 Tennis (Saturday, 3/2) 

Junior Varsity (1 PM - 4 PM - Cary Leeds Tennis Center)

Varsity (1 PM - 4 PM - Cary Leeds Tennis Center) 

Volleyball (Monday, 3/4) 

Varsity (3 PM - Main Gym) 

REMINDER: All JV hockey players please meet in the Hall of Honor at 2:45 PM today with your home jersey to take your yearbook photo with Mr. Lauber. 

Spring sports registration is open. Please register and make sure your physical is up to date in order to try-out/practice when we officially start this Saturday, March 2nd.  Here is the link to the registration page: Online Registration 

ENGAGEMENT - IGNITING OUR MISSION 

This Saturday enjoy a party at the Prep while helping your sons and their classmates.  Over 425 people have signed up to attend Igniting Our Mission -- a groundbreaking celebration for the East Wing Project.  Join us for Mass at 6 pm followed by a full open bar cocktail reception, strolling dinner & dancing, plus a Prep-themed auction hosted by NBC 4 New York Sportscaster Bruce Beck. 

Of particular interest to parents, especially those new to the Prep community, will be our "Gathering Cocktail Zones" for each class, hosted by committee parents.  It's a great way to introduce yourself and meet fellow parents from your son's grade.  To support the Prep and join in on the fun please take a look at our invitation and growing attendee list and sign-up today at fordhamprep.org/ignite.  Hope to see you there. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending next week's Emmaus retreat are reminded that there will be a brief but mandatory meeting at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School tomorrow, Wednesday, can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

Seniors serving at Concourse House and Fordham Bedford Community Services should see Mr. Homer about setting up a site visit. 

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: FP Fundraiser on MARCH 2 - Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep. Be a part of the FP Crew!  Support our school and earn in-school service hours.  Mrs. Trainor is looking for student volunteers to serve at the event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 4:30pm - 11:00pm 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius tomorrow in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  

OTHER NEWS 

Fordham University Finance Institute is offering Summer Business Programs for high school students. Check your email for information flyers. 

There are still appointments available for anyone interested in donating blood this Friday, March 1. Any family member or friend who had surgery had to rely on donated blood. Please consider donating in honor of someone you know that may have benefitted from blood products. See Dr. Gelpi to make an appointment. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we pray for the repose of the soul of James Rice, grandfather of Mike Rice, class of 2021. May he rest in peace. This morning let us join the Church in listening to the words of Psalm 37 as we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Trust in the Lord and do good. Take delight in the Lord who will grant our hearts request. For the salvation of the just is from the Lord who is our refuge in times of distress. May we commit our lives to the Lord who will help us this day and all days. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us 
St. Ignatius…. pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Monday, February 25, 2019
E - Day 

ACTIVITIES 

The Just Serve Club will meet today in the Ministry Center during Activities Period. 

The Italian club will meet in Room 343 for a cannoli making class with Mr. Traendly.  

Bridges will meet today during activities period in room 221. All are welcome. 

Operation Smile will meet in Room 313 at the start of activities period. 

NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in Room 313 today. 

The Meditation Club will meet today at 2pm in room 250. All are welcome. 

ATHLETICS 

The spring track and field season begins in two weeks- there is something for everyone- running, javelin, discus, high jump, hurdles, speed and strength training and much more.  An informational meeting will be held today for an interested athlete at 2:30 in room 225. 

The varsity hockey team will face off against Xavier in game two of the City Championship best-of-three series tonight at 7:40 at Playland. Fordham Prep students will enjoy a reduced entrance fee of $2 with their school IDs. Please come out to support the team in the first-ever all Jesuit school final.  

REMINDER: Spring sports registration is open. Please register and make sure your physical is up to date in order to try-out/practice when we officially start this Saturday, March 2nd.  Here is the link to the registration page: Online Registration

Congratulations to the freshman basketball team who defeated St. Joseph by the Sea yesterday 51-47 to win the CHSAA city championship! 

ATTENTION: All JV hockey players please bring your home hockey jerseys to school tomorrow Tuesday, 2/26 and meet in the Hall of Honor at 2:45 PM after school to take your team yearbook photo with Mr. Lauber.  

ENGAGEMENT - IGNITING OUR MISSION 

This Saturday enjoy a party at the Prep while helping your sons and their classmates.  Over 425 people have signed up to attend Igniting Our Mission -- a groundbreaking celebration for the East Wing Project.  Join us for Mass at 6 pm followed by a full open bar cocktail reception, strolling dinner & dancing, plus a Prep-themed auction hosted by NBC 4 New York Sportscaster Bruce Beck.

Of particular interest to parents, especially those new to the Prep community, will be our "Gathering Cocktail Zones" for each class, hosted by committee parents.  It's a great way to introduce yourself and meet fellow parents from your son's grade.  To support the Prep and join in on the fun please take a look at our invitation and growing attendee list and sign-up today at fordhamprep.org/ignite.  Hope to see you there. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius tomorrow in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: FP Fundraiser on MARCH 2 - Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep. Be a part of the FP Crew!  Support our school and earn in-school service hours.  Mrs. Trainor is looking for student volunteers to serve at the event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 4:30pm - 11:00pm 

OTHER NEWS 

The Spring Blood Drive is this Friday, March 1, a C Day. The New York City Metropolitan area is in the midst of a blood shortage. Anyone 16 years old and older, who is in good health, may be eligible to donate and save a life. A table will be set up in the Commons to answer any questions or if you want to sign up.  

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the book of the prophet Ezekiel we are told that the Lord seeks to give us His Spirit so that we may have life. And so we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, on this first day back after our break, open our minds and hearts to the gift of your Spirit this day. May your Spirit grant us energy and life as we take up the tasks of learning and teaching, of serving and being men and women for others and of building up your Kingdom for your greater glory in all we do and say this day. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Friday, February 15, 2019

D - Day 

ACTIVITIES 

The Kawaida club event after school today is cancelled. 

ATHLETICS 

The Rugby 2019 season is about to kick off. Freshmen coming off a winter sport and looking for a challenging, fun sport to participate in are invited to give Rugby a try. No prior rugby experience is required. 

REMINDER: Spring sports registration is open. Please register and make sure your physical is up to date in order to try-out/practice when we officially start on March 2nd.  Here is the link to the registration page: Online Athletics Registration 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention Juniors, kindly check your Fordham Prep email for a college scholarship, and a summer internship opportunity. 

COUNSELING

We are looking for senior volunteers who will be eligible for five service hours, to help guide discussion groups about One Love Foundation and their message of identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships. On March 14th during periods 4 and 5, each senior will be paired with a faculty member, and a senior from AMSU to help assist with a movie discussion (students will be excused from class but responsible for work missed. A one-time training will be provided after school on March 5th. More information will be discussed on February 25th in AM attendance. Please watch the attached link to get a better understanding of One Love's message. OneLove_youtube 

IGNITING OUR MISSION 

Enjoy a party at the Prep while helping your sons and their classmates on Saturday, March 2.  Over 350 people have signed up to attend Igniting Our Mission -- a groundbreaking celebration for the East Wing Project.  Join us for Mass at 6 pm followed by a full open bar cocktail reception, passed hors d'oeuvres, strolling dinner & dancing, plus a Prep-themed auction hosted by NBC 4 New York Sportscaster Bruce Beck.   

Of particular interest to parents, especially those new to the Prep community, will be our "Gathering Cocktail Zones" for each class, hosted by committee parents.  It's a great way to introduce yourself and meet fellow parents from your son's grade.  To support the Prep and join in on the fun please take a look at our invitation and growing attendee list and sign-up today at fordhamprep.org/ignite.  Hope to see you there. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Mentor Groups Masses when we return from break: Mr. Magner Tuesday, February 26, Ms. McCarrick Wednesday, February 27, and Dr. Morris Thursday, February 28. Mass is at 7:55am in the third floor chapel. All are welcome! 

OTHER NEWS 

The New York City area is in urgent need of blood donations. Our Spring Blood Drive is scheduled for March 1-the Friday we return from Winter Break. See Dr. Gelpi to sign up or for more information. 

Reminder to all seniors that there will be a class photo in the Leonard Theatre for the Mothers' Club on the first day back from break, Monday, February 25 during AM attendance. Please be on time! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thursday, February 14, 2019

C - Day 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ATHLETICS 

The Lacrosse 2019 season is about to kick off. Anyone interested in playing needs to register at     Lacrosse Registration. No prior experience is required.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Hemsley, hemsleyc@fordhamprep.org. 

The Rugby 2019 season is about to kick off. Freshmen coming off a winter sport and looking for a challenging, fun sport to participate in are invited to give Rugby a try. No prior rugby experience is required. 

The varsity hockey team secured its spot in the CHSAA City Championship final series for the first time in 12 years last night with a 3-1 win, handing perennial powerhouse Chaminade their second loss of the season. Senior captain Jack Greco notched the first score of the game on a short-handed goal off an assist from Nick Palermo. Senior captain Danny Heslin scored the game-winner and Robert Zanolla scored late in the third period to solidify the win. Will Rice, senior Captain Quinn Beyer and Jack Greco each had assists in the thrilling victory. Freshman goalie Matteo Vitale was incredible in net, stopping 30 of Chaminade's 31 shots. The best-of-three final series will begin next Tuesday in Brooklyn with the Fordham Prep team facing off against Xavier High School for the first-ever finals match-up between the two teams and the first all Jesuit finals in the League's 45 year history.  

COUNSELING

We are looking for senior volunteers who will be eligible for five service hours, to help guide discussion groups about One Love Foundation and their message of identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships. On March 14th during periods 4 and 5, each senior will be paired with a faculty member, and a senior from AMSU to help assist with a movie discussion (students will be excused from class but responsible for work missed. A one-time training will be provided after school on March 5th. More information will be discussed on February 25th in AM attendance. Please watch the attached link to get a better understanding of One Love's message. OneLove_youtube 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

All students attending this year's Global Education trip to Rome and Sicily must attend at brief meeting this afternoon at 2:40 in Room 252. The meeting will take only 5 minutes so please be prompt. 

IGNITING OUR MISSION 

Enjoy a party at the Prep while helping your sons and their classmates on Saturday, March 2.  Over 350 people have signed up to attend Igniting Our Mission -- a groundbreaking celebration for the East Wing Project.  Join us for Mass at 6 pm followed by a full open bar cocktail reception, passed hors d'oeuvres, strolling dinner & dancing, plus a Prep-themed auction hosted by NBC 4 New York Sportscaster Bruce Beck.   

Of particular interest to parents, especially those new to the Prep community, will be our "Gathering Cocktail Zones" for each class, hosted by committee parents.  It's a great way to introduce yourself and meet fellow parents from your son's grade.  To support the Prep and join in on the fun please take a look at our invitation and growing attendee list and sign-up today at fordhamprep.org/ignite.  Hope to see you there. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in visiting Abraham House after school today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. This Catholic organization in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx helps persons and their families combat the cycle of incarceration. We will depart the ministry center after p.m. announcements and return around 5:15 pm. 

OTHER NEWS 

The New York City area is in urgent need of blood donations. Our Spring Blood Drive is scheduled the Friday we return from Winter Break. See Dr. Gelpi to sign up or for more information. 

Mrs. Muller and Mrs. Salvatorelli’s mentor groups are sponsoring a bake sale during lunch periods on Friday, February 15. Proceeds will help a Prep alumni attend a service trip to Guatemala to help children with disabilities. 

The Ursuline School Dance (1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10804) for grades 9 & 10 will take place on March 1st. See flyer in email for details 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin a new day let us pray for the victims of the Parkland shooting that occurred a year ago today and for all those affected by gun violence. We also continue to pray for the plight of refugees and migrants. Since the civil war in Syria began in 2011 over 200,000 people have died; over 11 million are in need of humanitarian assistance; over 6.5 million are internally displaced; and over 4 million are refugees, half of whom are children. Children affected by the Syrian conflict are in danger of becoming ill, malnourished, separated from their families, abused, or exploited. Millions are unable to attend school. Approximately 2,500 Syrian refugees have died this summer trying to reach Europe by sea. 

And so we pray 

O God, our help in ages past,
it was you who led the Israelites through the wilderness, a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day.
We pray that you will guide the vulnerable and desperate migrants who today search out new hope and new life. 

We pray for parents whose children have been lost or have died.
We pray for children who are going without food, water, and safety.
We pray for communities abandoned and for communities overwhelmed. 

Oh God, bring miraculous and life-giving hope.
We pray for the hearts of those who are intent to kill.
Give wisdom to the leaders who must choose how to facilitate peace.
And we pray for our community-- inspire us to welcome the stranger.
Help us to discern how to reach out to refugees in acts of mercy and how to help them seek justice for long-term hope.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

B - Day

ATHLETICS 

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for JV or Varsity tennis Wednesday, February 13 at 2:45 in the theater. All interested students must complete the online registration found here. Anyone who cannot make the meeting should contact Dr. Smith in advance. 

The Varsity ice hockey team won an elimination playoff game 7-6 this past Saturday over previously undefeated Chaminade, notching the semi-final series at one game each.  Daniel Heslin led all scorers with 2 goals and 3 assists followed by Will Rice with 2 goals and 1 assist.  Quinn Beyer and Owen Mosher rounded out the scoring in regulation, which ended in a 6-6 tie.  After a scoreless 5 minute overtime, the game was decided by shootout.  Jack Greco and Daniel Heslin scored early and Matteo Vitale stopped Chaminade’s 8thshooter, to setup Owen Mosher for the game winning penalty shot. Game three will be tonight (Wednesday) at 7 pm at World of Ice in Flushing.  Please come out cheer for your Rams. 

The Rugby 2019 season is about to kick off. Freshmen coming off a winter sport and looking for a challenging, fun sport to participate in are invited to give Rugby a try. No prior rugby experience is required. 

Congratulations to the following varsity wrestlers who placed in their weight division at the CHSAA State Championship this weekend in Long Island. George Speres finished 2nd, Edwin Manigbas and Brendan Sowarby took 3rd. While Nick Emer finished 6th. Congratulations to all our wrestlers on a successful season! 

COUNSELING

We are looking for senior volunteers who will be eligible for five service hours, to help guide discussion groups about One Love Foundation and their message of identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships. On March 14th during periods 4 and 5, each senior will be paired with a faculty member, and a senior from AMSU to help assist with a movie discussion (students will be excused from class but responsible for work missed. A one-time training will be provided after school on March 5th. More information will be discussed on February 25th in AM attendance. Please watch the attached link to get a better understanding of One Love's message. OneLove_youtube 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. We will depart at 3pm and be back by 5pm; transportation is provided. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Spring Blood Drive is coming up. The New York City area is in the midst of a Blood Emergency and is in need of blood donations. See Dr. Gelpi or the attached flyer in email to sign up online. 

The FP Rugby Team will be having a BAKE SALE on Thursday Feb 14 in the Commons to help defray the costs of FP Varsity Rugby Ireland Trip in April. Buy some baked goods and treats on this Valentine’s Day and Support the FP Rugby Team.                                                                                                      

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Please stand for this morning’s prayer

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen 

Dear God, our journey through life is long and hard. We cannot make this trip alone. We must walk together on the journey. 

You promised to send us a helper- your spirit.
Help us to see your spirit in those you send to journey with us. 

In the refugee family seeking safety from violence let us see your spirit.
In the migrant worker bringing food to our tables, let us see your spirit.
In the asylum seeker, seeking justice for himself and his family, let us see your spirit.
In the unaccompanied child, traveling in a dangerous world, let us see your spirit. 

Teach us to recognize that as we walk with each other you are present.
Teach us to not only welcome the strangers in our midst but also the gifts they bring as well- the invitation to conversion, communion and solidarity. 

This is the help you have sent. We are not alone. We are together on the journey and for this we give you thanks.

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…. Pray for us
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, February 11, 2019

F-Day

ACTIVITIES

Congratulations to the company of The Laramie Project on two powerful performances this past weekend. Over 75 students filled the cast, crew and production team, and came together to end the Dramatic Society’s 107th season with energy, poise and passion. Congratulations to those involved in both The Laramie Project and Newsies (over 130 students from 11 schools) for the hard work with these challenging pieces to bring a wonderfully entertaining and successful season. Bravo!

ATHLETICS

Track and Field

On Saturday, the Track and Field team concluded its regular indoor season finishing in 6th place at the State Catholic Championship with three athletes advancing to next month's state federation meet.  Chris Balthazar '19 took 2nd in the 55m Dash, Miguel Negrete '20 placed 2nd in the pole vault and Niall Ryan took 3rd in the 3200 meter run in 9 minutes 28 seconds.  Other notable performances included Joe Salamone medaling in the shot put for the 2nd straight year, Mike Coughlin's 5th place medal in the pole vault, Eamon Sullivan running the 2nd fastest sophomore 3200 meter run in the state, and Myles Hogan running 4 minutes 40 seconds for the mile--fastest for Catholic school freshmen in the state. In addition, Carter Tresgallo broke the school's Freshman pole vault record, vaulting 11 feet 8 inches, then joined Alex Arroyo, Michael Croke and Jaden Levy to place 2nd in the novice 4x200 relay.

Wrestling

Congratulations to the following varsity wrestlers who placed in their weight division at the CHSAA State Championship this weekend in Long Island. George Speres finished 2nd, Edwin Manigbas and Brendan Sowarby took 3rd. While Nick Emer finished 6th. Congratulations to all our wrestlers on a successful season!

 Swimming and Diving

Great job to the Fordham Prep Swimming & Diving Team for their performances at the 2019 CHSAA Championships! The team came in 2nd overall, and finished the season with a 8-1 record.

Some notable highlights were new all-time school records in the 200 Medley Relay (Nick Torres, Jack Kelly, Jared Copeland, Claudio Galea) and the 100 Breaststroke (Jack Kelly). We also had outstanding performances at the CHSAA Champs from Nick Torres (winner of the 200 IM and 100 Back), Ryan Maierle (winner of the 500 Free), 400 Free Relay (2nd Place w/ Ryan Maierle, Timmy Norris, Nicky Speres, Nick Torres), Timmy Norris (3rd in the 50 Free), and 200 Free Relay (3rd Place w/ Jared Copeland, Timmy Norris, Claudio Galea, Ryan Maierle).

Congratulations to all of our swimmers, our team captains Andrew Wetty and Nick Torres, and our Senior class of Copeland, Curvan, Garcia, Hourican, Maierle, Sisk, Torres, and Wetty!

OTHER NEWS

Fordham Prep in partnership with America Media is sponsoring Finding Joy and Hope in A Troubled Church: A Conversation with Fr. James Martin, S.J. on Sunday March 10th at 3pm in the Leonard Theatre.  Joining Fr. Martin for the conversation are Tim Reidy, Deputy Editor of America, and Colleen Dulle,  the host of America’s podcast Inside the Vatican. Register here.

Student Service Opportunities

Student volunteers are still needed for Wednesday night’s Admitted Student Night for the Class of 2023.  Please sign up in the Admissions Office with Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter.  Service hours for juniors and seniors are available.

IN-SCHOOL SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: FP Fundraising Gala on MARCH 2 - Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep

Be a part of the FP Crew!  Support our school and earn in-school service hours.  Mrs. Trainor is looking for student volunteers to serve at the event. 

Saturday, March 2, 2018 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Pre-event Dinner for Students - 4:30pm

Mass - 6:00pm  

Event - 7pm - 11pm (Greeters, Coat Check, Ushers)

If you are able to help out, please sign up with Mrs. Trainor in the administration center. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Trainor -trainore@fordhamprep.org.

 

Fordham Prep Mothers' Club Meeting / Tuesday,  February 12th at 6:30pm / SPEAKER:  Sarah Davis, P'21

The February meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30pm in the Commons.  This month, our speaker is Sarah Davis, P'21.  Sarah is a Nutrition Counselor, Wellness Expert, and Health Coach and she will show us simple ways to get our children to eat better and take better care of themselves.  What a terrific way to start out the year - don't miss it!

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin our prayer let us recall that in the fall we held our Faith Doing Justice Summit- Criminal Justice: Reconciliation and Redemption, and with the help of Sr. Helen Prejean reflected on the issue of the Death Penalty.   This week our Global Education Committee invites our community to reflect on the plight of immigrants and refugees, particularly those incarcerated.   It is estimated that the United States is currently detaining over 40,000 immigrants- 75% of whom are refugees. Many of these immigrants have fled their home countries due to extreme poverty and violence. 

Let us pray this morning.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, you create every person in your image and unite us all in one human family. As you call us to care for our sisters and brothers in need, fill us with courage and compassion, that we might meet the hardships of migrants and refugees, not with silence and indifference, but with generous acts of mercy, welcoming every stranger as Christ in our midst. Amen

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…. pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Friday, February 8, 2019

E - Day 

ACTIVITIES 

The Diversity Alliance in conjunction with the Social Justice Committee will host a dialogue this Friday February 8 at 2:15 pm in room 232 addressing the events involving Covington High School during an event in Washington D.C. and Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. We will focus on the importance of character, perception and proper social media usage. These events challenge us daily in our quest to become “Men for Others” because sometimes one decision can challenge who we are called to be and who we choose to be. We will serve free pizza and soda during the event. Make this Friday a Fordham Prep night, participate in the dialogue, catch some of the basketball triple header in “the pit” against Kennedy Catholic and then enjoy the play, the Laramie Project, in the Leonard Theater. 

The Italian Club will be meeting in Room 243 today. 

Operation Smile will meet briefly today in room 313. 

NYC Explorers will not meet today so that members can attend the Diversity Dialogue this afternoon. 

The Simpsons Club will not meet today so that members may attend the Diversity Dialogue in room 232. 

There will be a meeting today during Activities Period for all members of Mock Trial in Room 217, attendance is mandatory for anyone looking to participate in the competition. 

ATHLETICS 

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for JV or Varsity tennis Wednesday, February 13 at 2:45 in the theater. All interested students must complete the online registration found here. Anyone who cannot make the meeting should contact Dr. Smith in advance. 

There will be a mandatory but brief meeting today, Friday E-Day, in the intramural gym for returning football players and those interested in coming out for the team. The meeting will take place immediately after PM attendance, so students can get to activities period. Coach Deane   

Sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in joining the Spring Track and Field team should sign up on Ram Zone and we will email important information for this year’s team. 

DRAMA SOCIETY 

The Dramatics Society will perform The Laramie Project on Friday, 2/8 and Saturday, 2/9 at 8:00 PM in the Leonard Theatre. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting. See attached flyer in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

There will be a mandatory meeting for all of those attending the senior Ad Amorem Retreat Tuesday after school in the Theater. See Dr. Smith if you have any questions. 

Mentor Group Masses next week are: Wednesday/Mr. Gorup, Thursday/Mr. P. Lauber. Mass begins at 7:55am in the third floor chapel. All are welcome!                                                                                          

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. As we begin our Examen, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

D - Day 

There will be no AM attendance or mentoring period assemblies in the theater this week due to preparations for this weekend's play The Laramie Project. 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ATHLETICS 

There will be a mandatory but brief meeting on Friday E-Day in the intramural gym for returning football players and those interested in coming out for the team. The meeting will take place immediately after PM attendance, so students can get to activities period. Coach Deane   

Sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in joining the spring track and field team should sign up on Ram Zone and we will email important information for this year’s team. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting. See attached flyer in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today, Thursday, can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.                                                                 

OTHER NEWS 

Camp Hillard, a well-established day camp in Scarsdale, NY, is seeking teachers and high school students for summer positions. See attached flyer in email.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for the repose of the soul of Fay Jordaens, grandmother of Justin Jordaens, class of 2020. May she rest in peace. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, help us value and appreciate this new day you have given us.

Let us not take for granted all that we have been given.

Aid us in focusing our minds and hearts in what we are going to learn today and guide us in using all that we learn for your greater glory. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
C - Day 

There will be no AM attendance or mentoring period assemblies in the theater this week due to preparations for this weekend's play The Laramie Project. 

ACTIVITIES 

The Student Life Committee will be meeting today at 3pm in the Library Seminar Room. 

ATHLETICS 

REMINDER: All senior student-athletes who have committed to playing a sport in college. We will host our "signing day ceremony" today in the Main Gym - 3 PM. Family members are invited to the ceremony and will be included in the photo session. Following the ceremony we will have a small reception in the Hall of Honor from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 

Attention Freshmen- Spring track and field has something for everyone- running, hurdles, pole vault, javelin, weight training and much more. Be part of the defending City Championship team and increase your speed and strength. The first organizational meeting will be held this Friday at 2:30 in room 225. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.                                                                                     

OTHER NEWS 

The Drama Society is looking for ushers for the upcoming performances of The Laramie Project. Performances are this weekend, Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th. You can work one date or both. Each date grants you five (5) hours of service. Both open, but we will cap. Stop by or email Dr. Smith (Ministry Center) or Mr. O'Sullivan for more details. First come, first serve. Sign up no later than this Thursday. 

Camp Hillard, a well-established day camp in Scarsdale, NY, is seeking teachers and high school students for summer positions. See attached flyer in email.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer. 

Today we join the Church in remembering Jesuit Saint, Paul Miki and martyrs of Japan. We also pray for the repose of the soul of John Annicelli, grandfather of Jack Annicelli ’22. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, you gave St Paul Miki and his companions the grace and courage to stand up for their faith. Give us this day the courage and grace we need so that we too may bring your light and love to all we encounter this day. In doing so, may we work to build your Kingdom. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Paul Miki and Companions 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
B - Day 

There will be no AM attendance or mentoring period assemblies in the theater this week due to preparations for this weekend's play The Laramie Project. 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open this semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning today, February 5th, from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. Below are the list of dates:
February Dates: 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28
March Dates: 5, 7, 12, 14 

ATHLETICS 

Registration for Spring sports is now open on the Fordham Prep Athletics website: Spring Sports Registration 

REMINDER: All senior student-athletes who have committed to playing a sport in college. We will host our "signing day ceremony" on Wednesday, 2/6 - 3 PM in the Main Gym. Family members are invited to the ceremony and will be included in the photo session. Following the ceremony we will have a small reception in the Hall of Honor from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 

On Saturday the Freshmen track and field team took 3rd place among 32 teams at the CHSAA Catholic State Championship.   Gold medalists include Denis Walsh in the pole vault and the 1600 meter relay team of Carter Tresgallo, Alex Arroyo, Michael Croker and Jaden Levy. Others medalists included Matt Febles, Myles Hogan, Quinn Kennedy, Brandon Genaro, Arison Cruz, Dean Mayo, Max Machado, Mike Gallager, Liam Dennehy and Kyle Diehl. Congrats to all on a great meet and season. 

Attention Freshmen- Spring track and field has something for everyone- running, hurdles, pole vault, javelin, weight training and much more. Be part of the defending City Championship team and increase your speed and strength. The first organizational meeting will be held this Friday at 2:30 in room 225. 

The Varsity Squash team competed in Nationals over the weekend in Hartford placing 10th in their division. Dylan Ram, Mike Anderson, Tom Bodkin and Pat Baumann all shined as seniors competing in their last squash matches. Charlie O'Connor, George Anderson, Connor Begley, Connor Robinson and Andrew Davis also won matches. 

Congratulations to Brandan Sowarby, Jayson Sanchez and George Speres who finished 1st this weekend in their weight class to earn the title of city champion. Edwin Manigbas and Nick Emer finished as runner-ups. A total of 14 student-athletes on the wrestling team advanced to the Catholic State Championship to be held this weekend at Holy Trinity HS. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending next week's Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief, but mandatory planning meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Ministry Center.             

OTHER NEWS 

The Drama Society is looking for ushers for the upcoming performances of The Laramie Project. Performances are this weekend, Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th. You can work one date or both. Each date grants you five (5) hours of service. Both open, but we will cap.

Stop by or email Dr. Smith (Ministry Center) or Mr. O'Sullivan for more details. First come, first serve. Sign up no later than this Thursday.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin a new week we join the Church in remembering St. Agatha whose feast day is today. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, thank you for the gift of this new day and Your presence in our lives. Be with us in all that we encounter and all that we experience. Open our minds and hearts to the growth that you desire for us and may we serve you this day. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Agatha… pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, February 1, 2019
A - Day 

*Reminder to all parents: School will be closed on Monday, February 4th for meeting our Food Drive goal. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Mentor Group Masses next week are: Tuesday/Mr. Homer, Wednesday/Mrs. Muller, and Thursday/Mr. Weldon. Mass begins at 7:55am in the third floor chapel. All are welcome! 

During this Ignatian Heritage Week, all are once again invited to spend some time with the Lord this First Friday in the Prep Chapel. Deepening one's friendship with Christ in the Eucharist was extremely important to St. Ignatius and his companions as a source of grace. Sign up for a slot by clicking here. 

OTHER NEWS

Igniting Our Mission Event:

By now, you've received your invitation (Invitation) to attend Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep on Saturday, March 2. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Artie Stuart Band,(Artie Stuart Band password LRJAN17), plus our live and silent auction hosted by NBC-TV Sportscaster Bruce Beck featuring special events with faculty members, sports tickets, vacation homes and other PREP-tastic opportunities. Socialize with other parents and enjoy a fun evening while supporting your sons and the Prep. Sign up today at: Igniting Our Mission Tickets 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. 

As we conclude our Ignatian Heritage Week and Celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius today , inspired by the example of St. Ignatius’ commitment to a more just world and that of Jesuits throughout the past five centuries, our Examen this morning invites to reflect in a particular way on our own growth as people committed to justice and reconciliation. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence and the moments when I saw God in the work of those who seek a more just world. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God, and particularly felt most connected to those on the margins of society. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others through dialogue, reflection and my openness to growth. 

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and gifts with which to work for greater justice in our world. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I turned away from God, or times when I failed to treat others justly, or when I perhaps was not open to growth. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and live as person committed to fostering reconciliation and justice in the world. 

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Please stand for the pledge:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
F-Day 

Today, members of the Ministry Leadership Team will be running an Ignatian Heritage Week Trivia Contest. Test your knowledge of all things Ignatian for a chance to win a $75 gift card. Check your Prep email to submit your answers online or stop by the table in the commons. They will also be distributing free Ignatian Heritage week tattoos and collecting money for Friday's $5 dress down day in the commons during lunch periods. You are encouraged to wear red and yellow on Friday for our celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Need service hours? Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences, tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st.  MORE Volunteers are needed for the evening session. Sign-up sheet right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. 

During this Ignatian Heritage Week, all are once again invited to spend some time with the Lord this First Friday in the Prep Chapel. Deepening one's friendship with Christ in the Eucharist was extremely important to St. Ignatius and his companions as a source of grace. Sign up for a slot by clicking here. 

OTHER NEWS

Igniting Our Mission Event:
By now, you've received your invitation (Invitation) to attend Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep on Saturday, March 2. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Artie Stuart Band,(Artie Stuart Band password LRJAN17), plus our live and silent auction hosted by NBC-TV Sportscaster Bruce Beck featuring special events with faculty members, sports tickets, vacation homes and other PREP-tastic opportunities. Socialize with other parents and enjoy a fun evening while supporting your sons and the Prep. Sign up today at: Igniting Our Mission Tickets 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Please pray this morning for the repose of the soul of Jacobo Suazo, grandfather of Miguel Negrete of junior year. 

Today during this Ignatian Heritage week we reflect on the commitment of the Society of Jesus to the protection of life, particularly the unborn.

Each year Jesuit students from around the country gather for the Jesuit Mass for Life in Washington D.C. before participating in the National March for Life. Together they pray for greater respect for life in all its stages. Before last year’s mass the Jesuit conference released a statement on the protection of life. They stated the following: 

“The most fundamental building block of a just social order is respect for human life. Until men and women individually and collectively make a profound commitment to the value and dignity of all human life, we will never find the true peace, justice, and reconciliation God desires for us. As we Jesuits survey our culture, we cannot help but see abortion as part of the massive injustices in our society. A spirit of callous disregard for life shows itself in direct assaults on human life such as abortion and capital punishment. There are less direct but equally senseless ways we undermine life, through violence, racism, xenophobia, and the growing inequality of wealth and education. We also seek justice in ensuring that pregnant women and mothers have the resources they need to care for their children and live full lives. These realities compel us to speak out in defense of life and human flourishing.” 

And so we pray: In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen 

Loving God, we thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to all of us. Merciful God, we ask your pardon and forgiveness for our own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe. 

Gracious God, we pray that with your grace, all people will reverence, protect, and promote all life and that we will be especially sensitive to the life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly. 

WE pray, too, that all who make decisions about life in any form will do so with wisdom, love, and courage. 

Living God, we praise and glorify you as Father, Source of all life, as Son, Savior of our lives, and as Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…. Pray for us
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The FP TV CLUB will meet during activities period on Tuesday in the library seminar room. Attendance is mandatory. 

Sports Debate will be meeting today in room 242. New members are welcome. 

Italian Club meeting today in room 243. 

Operation Smile will meet during activities period today. NYC Explorers will not meet. 

The Simpsons Club will meet today in room 312. 

Bridges will meet today during activities period in room 221. All are welcome. 

The UNICEF Club will be hosting a book drive to aid the Everlasting Hope Cancer Foundation in the Philippines. We are looking for children books such as picture books, short stories, poem and activity books which will go to children who are undergoing treatment for cancer. All donations can be made to either room 210 or in a designated box placed in the commons. Your help is much appreciated. See flyer in email.

ATHLETICS 

There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th for all freshmen and sophomores who are planning to play Lacrosse this spring in room 342 at 2:30 pm. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors: Check your Fordham Prep emails for an important announcement regarding Semester Grades. 

Attention Sophomores and Juniors:
Are you interested in learning more about Army, Air Force or Navy ROTC? Manhattan College will host an ROTC information session on February 23. Please see attached flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Need service hours? Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences, this Thursday, January 31st. Volunteers are needed for the evening session. Sign-up sheet right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. 

Test your knowledge of all things Ignatian and enter to win a $75 gift card tomorrow in our Ignatian Heritage Week Trivia contest. Check your email tomorrow or see members of the Ministry Leadership team in the commons to enter. You can also pay 5$ tomorrow for the Feast of St. Ignatius Dress down day tomorrow in the commons- wear red or yellow to celebrate St. Ignatius' Spanish roots. 

Parents are invited to join us for a special Ignatian Heritage week Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius led by Fr. Devron on Wednesday morning in the Prep chapel.  Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin 8:45 am in the chapel. Register here 

OTHER NEWS

Calling All Seniors: Class Picture this Friday, February 1
Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the Class of 2019 commemorative photo which will be taken this Friday, February 1 during 4th period, Assembly. This picture will be used for an exciting auction prize for the Prep's upcoming Igniting Our Mission Celebration. Seniors should wear their pullovers for the picture and bring their Prep pride as they gather with their class. All Seniors are expected to be present. 

Igniting Our Mission Event:
By now, you've received your invitation (link) to attend Igniting Our Mission - A Celebration of Fordham Prep on Saturday, March 2. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Artie Stuart Band,( password LRJAN17), (Invitation   Artie Stuart Band) plus our live and silent auction hosted by NBC-TV Sportscaster Bruce Beck featuring special events with faculty members, sports tickets, vacation homes and other PREP-tastic opportunities. Socialize with other parents and enjoy a fun evening while supporting your sons and the Prep. Sign up today at: Igniting Our Mission Tickets

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we pray this morning let us remember in a special way Fay Jordaens, the grandmother of Justin Jordaens, who is having surgery today. Let us also remember the participants in Emmaus 289. 

Today, as we continue our Ignatian Heritage week we reflect on the work of The Jesuit Refugee Service, an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future. Their work expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus to stand with refugees around the world. JRS programs are currently found in 52 countries, serving refugees in conflict zones and detention centers, on remote borders and in busy cities. They run pastoral care and psychosocial support programs in detention centers and refugee camps, and provide humanitarian relief in emergency displacement situations. Education and livelihoods programs provide skill development and opportunities for integration into host communities. They never cease to advocate for the rights of refugees, and to articulate the obligation to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Let us pray, 

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of our Wandering Ancestors, Long have we known that your heart is with the refugee: That you were born into time in a family of refugees fleeing violence in their homeland, who then gathered up their hungry child and fled into alien country.

Their cry, your cry, resounds through the ages: “Will you let me in?”

Give us hearts that break open when our brothers and sisters turn to us with that same cry. Then surely all these things will follow: 

Ears will no longer turn deaf to their voices.

Eyes will see a moment for grace instead of a threat.

Tongues will not be silenced but will instead advocate.

And hands will reach out— working for peace in their homeland, working for justice in the lands where they seek safe haven.

Lord, protect all refugees in their travels. May they find a friend in me and so make me worthy of the refuge I have found in you. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…. Pray for us

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen 

 

Monday, January 28, 2019
D-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The FP TV CLUB will meet during activities period tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th in the library seminar room. Attendance is mandatory. 

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity ice hockey team concluded its regular season action with a split over the weekend in two close hard-fought games, defeating Mgsr. Farrell and falling to St. Anthony’s. Goal scoring was spread out, with goals from Jack Greco, Daniel Heslin, Will Rice, Sean Dufresne and Nicholas Zerafa. Hunter Vance, Matthew Park and Quinn Beyer each also registered multiple assists in the game against Mgsr. Farrell. Stay tuned for the playoff schedule. 

The Prep took 5th place out of 35 teams at yesterday's Archdiocesan Track & Field Championship. Junior Niall Ryan claimed the 2 mile run title in a time of 9:40, and took 2nd in the mile in 4 minutes 25 seconds. Senior Joe Salamone threw the shot put 46 feet for 2nd place, and Sophomore Rob Arellano broke a 61 year-old weight-class Prep High Jump record clearing 5'8". Senior Chris Balthazar took 2nd in the 55 meter and 300 meter dashes, and senior Mike Coughlin placed 3rd in the pole vault. Congrats on a great meet. 

There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th for all Freshmen and Sophomores who are planning to play Lacrosse this spring in room 342 at 2:30 pm. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Sophomores should report to the theatre today during 4th period for an Ignatian Heritage week assembly. 

Need service hours? Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences, this Thursday, January 31st. Sign-up sheet right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. 

Parents are invited to join us for a special Ignatian Heritage week Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius led by Fr. Devron on Wednesday morning in the Prep chapel.  Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30 and our prayer will begin 8:45 am in the chapel. Register here 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today marks the beginning of our annual Ignatian Heritage Week, a week when we celebrate the many gifts of the Ignatian spiritual tradition and the ways the works of the Society of Jesus have positively impacted our world. The theme of Ignatian Heritage Week 2019 is Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice. This week as a community we seek a deeper understanding of the Ignatian mission to promote reconciliation and justice and as a community will reflect on how each of us is invited to share in that mission. 

This year, first time in over 50 years, we will conclude our week with a celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius. While the feast of St. Ignatius is officially celebrated by the church on July 31st each year, in the mid-twentieth century Fordham Prep received special permission to celebrate the feast day on JJanuary 20th, the date believed to be Ignatius’s baptism and also the feast of St. Sebastian. Our celebration this Friday will include a special 7:55am mass in the Prep chapel, Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day, Spanish food for lunch in commons, and $5 dress down day to support Jesuit Relief Services. If you participate in the dress down you are encouraged to wear red and yellow- the colors of flag of Ignatius’ country of birth, Spain. 

As we begin this Ignatian Heritage Week, let us stand to pray: 

Loving God, during this Ignatian Heritage week, touch our hearts as you did for St. Ignatius along with Jesuits and their lay collaborators over many centuries, so that we may be more committed to being agents of reconciliation and justice in a world in need of healing. Like Ignatius, may we be open to the ways you teach us to be compassionate, merciful and committed to justice.

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…. Pray for us 

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen 

PLEASE Remain Standing for the Pledge

 

Friday, January 25, 2019
C-Day 

There will be no Mid-term makeups today. We will resume again on Monday. 

ACADEMICS

On Saturday, January 19 all three Fordham Prep History Bowl teams competed at the New Jersey State Championships, with the JV Team competing for the first time. Both varsity teams qualified for the National Championships. The first team was made up of Lucas Chu, Kenneth Daniel, Carlos Rodriguez, and William Thurman. The second team was comprised of George Gristina, Maxwell Guo, Aaron Thwaites, Andres Alvarez, and Kalani Anderouard. The JV team was led by Will Carroll and Gianluca Viscoso. The teams will continue to compete in preparation for the National Championships in Washington D.C. in April. 

ACTIVITIES

Purchase your tickets for Ricci Night: Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep hosted by the Diversity Alliance this Saturday, January 26th at 6 pm in the Prep Commons. We will honor Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity award for their efforts to promote diversity in the Fordham Prep community. There will be food, performances, music and lots of fun for the entire family. Come out and be a part of a special night. Tickets are $15 per person, click here > Ricci Night Tickets to register and purchase tickets. 

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity Ice Hockey team tied Xavier last night 6-6. Daniel Heslin led all scorers with 2 goals and 2 assists. Will Rice had 2 goals and 1 assist and Jack Greco and Matthew Park each had 1 goal and 2 assists. 

This Sunday, January 27th is Senior night for the Varsity Ice Hockey team. The ceremony will take place at Playland Ice Casino in Rye at 6:15 pm, followed immediately by the team’s final game of the regular season (against St Anthony’s). Please come out and show your support for your Seniors. 

There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, January 29th for all Freshmen and Sophomores who are planning to play Lacrosse this spring in room 342 at 2:30 pm. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending next week's Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but important meeting in the Ministry Center today at 2:45 

Need service hours? Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences, held on January 31st. Sign-up sheet right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin our Examen, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Thursday, January 24, 2019
B-Day 

ACTIVITIES

Purchase your tickets for Ricci Night: Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep hosted by the Diversity Alliance this Saturday, January 26th at 6 pm in the Prep Commons. We will honor Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity award for their efforts to promote diversity in the Fordham Prep community. There will be food, performances, music and lots of fun for the entire family. Come out and be a part of a special night. Tickets are $15 per person, click here > Ricci Night Tickets to register and purchase tickets.

 ATHLETICS 

There will be a meeting today for all soccer players in room 403 at 3 pm. 

There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, January 29th for all Freshmen and Sophomores who are planning to play Lacrosse this spring in room 342 at
2:30 pm. 

COUNSELING 

Just a reminder starting today all Sophomore Guidance classes will meet every cycle with their school counselors and all Junior Guidance classes will meet every cycle with their college counselors. 

OTHER NEWS  

Any student taking a make-up exam, please report to Fr. O’Konsky’s room next to the nurse’s office. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis de Sales. For busy people living in the world, he advised, "Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged and talk to God." 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, you touched the heart of St. Francis de Sales and inspired him to communicate your love to all he encountered through the grace of prayer. Help us to pray well- to seek and to find you throughout our days; to rest in your love, and to communicate that love to others. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Francis de Sales… pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
A-Day 

THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 4 PM TODAY 

ACTIVITIES

What are you waiting for!! Purchase your tickets for Ricci Night: Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep hosted by the Diversity Alliance this Saturday, January 26th in the Prep Commons. The fun starts at 6 pm, so come out with family and friends as we celebrate together as a community. You can purchase your tickets on the Fordham prep website for $15. Tickets are going fast so don’t miss out on some good food from Italy, Jamaica and Puerto Rico! This night has everything; Irish Step dancing, Salsa, Gospel, Italian classics sung by our very own Michael Blackwell and the smooth mellow tones of the FP Jazz ensemble. Once the performances are done, get on the dance floor and two step to world renowned mixologist DJ Ted Smooth. It will be a night of accolades, performances and fun! As Matteo Ricci S.J. would say “it is important to journey into the minds and hearts of those around us and celebrate who we are.” Come out and celebrate our FP community! 

Any Italian Club member interested in attending Saturday evening’s Ricci Night should see Mrs. Simeone for tickets. 

ATHLETICS 

This past Saturday the Freshman Track and Field team won both the New York Archdiocesan and City CHSAA Championship scoring 66.5 point over 2nd place Xavier (43 points) and 21 other teams. Myles Hogan ran the 3rd fastest time in school history for a freshmen in the 3200 meter run, placing second in both the 3200 and 1600 meter run. Carter Tresgallo and Denis Walsh led a first through sixth place sweep of the pole vault and the 800m relay of Alex Arroyo, Brandon Genaro, Benn Friend, and Jaden Levy took gold in dramatic fashion. Shot putters Christian White and Marcus Petterson placed 2nd and 3rd and hurdlers Arison Cruz, Joe Haugh and Quinn Kennedy placed 2nd through 4th. Many other outstanding performances contribute to great team win. Congratulations to all. 

Congratulations to the following wrestlers who placed this weekend at the NYC Mayors Cup. George Speres, Jayson Sanchez and Brendan Sowarby took 4th. Nick Emer and Edwin Manigbus took 7th. Joe O'Keefe took 8th 

On Monday the JV CHSAA championship was held at Iona Prep the following wrestlers placed. Aidan McAllister and Mekhi Simpson 1st. Leighton Farrel, Wyatt Shablak, Terrance Driscoll, and Gary Griffiths 2nd and Jackson Rehder 3rd. 

Reminder: Any senior student-athlete who has committed to playing sports in college. We are hosting our signing day on Wednesday, February 6th - 3 PM in the Main Gym. Family and friends are invited to join as we celebrate this achievement. 

Last night the Swimming and Diving team concluded their dual meet season in a battle of 2 undefeated teams as the Aqaurams hosted St Anthony's. Led by co-captain and double winner Nick Torres along with wins in the 500 free by Ryan Maierle and soph Jack Kelly in the 100 breast-stroke, the team jumped out to an early lead. By the end of the meet, despite 13 state qualifying times, the team could not close the gap falling 102-89. 

Congratulations to seniors Jared Copeland, Sean Curvan, Chris Garcia, Austin Hourican, Ryan Maierle, Nick Torres, Griffin Sisk and Andrew Wetty on their last home meet of the season and leading the team to an 8-1 record. The team gets ready for championships in 2 and half weeks at Nassau Aquatic Center. 

COUNSELING 

Just a reminder starting today all Sophomore Guidance classes will meet every cycle with their school counselors and all Junior Guidance classes will meet every cycle with their college counselors. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending Emmaus 289, the January Emmaus, are reminded that there will be a brief, but important planning meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. 

Sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat are reminded that there will be a brief but important planning meeting tomorrow, Thursday, at 2:45 in the Theatre. 

OTHER NEWS  

The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee cordially invites all rowers, parents, grandparents, siblings to the Bow Ball on February 1, 2019 at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle New York. Alumni rowers and families, and anyone who has touched an oar, are more than welcome to join us for an evening of fun and support for the crew team and coaches. Please contact Carmela Beauchamp (Concepcion2244@hotmail.com) or Liz Irizarry (epena1028@gmail.com) for details and/or to RSVP. 

Sacred Heart will holding their Freshman Dance on Friday, January 25th. See flyer in email for details. 

Marymount Upper School would like to invite your students to our annual coffeehouse on January 23rd. The event begins at 7:00 and will end at 9:00; the doors will close at 8:00. See attached flyer in email for details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin a new semester, we join the Church in praying for a greater reverence for life, especially as yesterday was a day of prayer for the legal protection of the unborn. We also pray for the repose of the soul of John T. Jennings, father of Mr. Jennings of the Social Studies and Religious Studies Departments, and for the consolation of the Jennings’ family. And finally, as our nation celebrated the life of Martin Luther King this past Monday, let us pray that the vision of a world of justice, peace and equality which he promoted will soon come to fruition. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord of new beginnings, be with us as we prepare for the semester ahead. Help us to always place our trust in you, confident that you continue to walk with us in our successes and challenges. May all that we do this semester bring your light and love to all we encounter, and may we also grow in our respect for life, in our commitment to justice, and in appreciation for the many gifts of life you have given us. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us 
St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, January 18, 2019
Midterm Exams 

We will follow an assembly order on Wednesday, January 23rd (A-Day) for an all-school assembly to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All students should report to attendance locations after 2nd period and will be called down to the theater by grade level.

ACTIVITIES

The Diversity Alliance will host Ricci Night:
Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep
 on Saturday January 26, at 6pm in the Prep Commons The evening commemorates Matteo Ricci S, J., Pioneer of Chinese-Western Dialogue and Cultural Exchanges. Ricci immersed himself in and displayed a profound respect for the diversity of cultures, promoted mutual understanding, and was a master of building relationships between cultures.  It is in this spirit we present Ricci Night.  The evening is a celebration of the multitude of cultures at Fordham Prep through a diverse array of foods, music, and dancing.  Bring your entire family for a night of festivities, fellowship and celebration.  We will honor Fordham Prep faculty members Maureen Martinez and Erica Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity Award.  The cost dinner, dancing and fun is $15 per person and you can purchase your tickets on the Fordham Prep web site.  Go to the current news section on the main landing page; click on Ricci Night and purchase your tickets online or click this link .  Come be a part of a special celebration!  Contact Mr. Carney, Mr. Pedro & Dr. Smith for additional information. 

ATHLETICS

Boys Basketball will be playing Salesian at home today starting with Frosh at 4pm, JV at 5:45pm and Varsity at 7:15pm. Come out and Support your Rams! 

OTHER NEWS  

The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee cordially invites all rowers, parents, grandparents, siblings to the Bow Ball on February 1, 2019 at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle New York. Alumni rowers and families, and anyone who has touched an oar, are more than welcome to join us for an evening of fun and support for the crew team and coaches. Please contact Carmela Beauchamp (Concepcion2244@hotmail.com) or Liz Irizarry (epena1028@gmail.com) for details and/or to RSVP. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, thank you for the gifts of our learning and education. May we never take them for granted and may we use them to build a better world for your greater glory. Be with us as we sit for our exam today and help us to trust in your love and grace so that we may do well. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Midterm Exams 

We will follow an assembly order on Wednesday, January 23rd (A-Day) for an all-school assembly to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All students should report to attendance locations after 2nd period and will be called down to the theater by grade level. 

ACTIVITIES

The Diversity Alliance will host Ricci Night:
Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep
 on Saturday January 26, at 6pm in the Prep Commons The evening commemorates Matteo Ricci S, J., Pioneer of Chinese-Western Dialogue and Cultural Exchanges. Ricci immersed himself in and displayed a profound respect for the diversity of cultures, promoted mutual understanding, and was a master of building relationships between cultures.  It is in this spirit we present Ricci Night.  The evening is a celebration of the multitude of cultures at Fordham Prep through a diverse array of foods, music, and dancing.  Bring your entire family for a night of festivities, fellowship and celebration.  We will honor Fordham Prep faculty members Maureen Martinez and Erica Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity Award.  The cost dinner, dancing and fun is $15 per person and you can purchase your tickets on the Fordham Prep web site.  Go to the current news section on the main landing page; click on Ricci Night and purchase your tickets online or click this link .  Come be a part of a special celebration!  Contact Mr. Carney, Mr. Pedro & Dr. Smith for additional information. 

OTHER NEWS  

The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee cordially invites all rowers, parents, grandparents, siblings to the Bow Ball on February 1, 2019 at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle New York. Alumni rowers and families, and anyone who has touched an oar, are more than welcome to join us for an evening of fun and support for the crew team and coaches. Please contact Carmela Beauchamp (Concepcion2244@hotmail.com) or Liz Irizarry (epena1028@gmail.com) for details and/or to RSVP. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of love, enlighten my mind and inspire my heart as I sit for this exam. Grant clarity of thought and a strong ability to recall what I need so that I may do well. Help me to remember that you are always with me in every success and in every trial. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Midterm Exams 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, as we sit for our exams this day, let us recall the words of the Psalmist who reminds us
that “our help comes from the Lord, our God, who made heaven and earth.” And so Lord, be
our help this day. May your Spirit enlighten our minds and hearts so that we may do well. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Midterm Exams 

ACTIVITIES

The Diversity Alliance will host Ricci Night:
Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep
 on Saturday January 26, at 6pm in the Prep Commons The evening commemorates Matteo Ricci S, J., Pioneer of Chinese-Western Dialogue and Cultural Exchanges. Ricci immersed himself in and displayed a profound respect for the diversity of cultures, promoted mutual understanding, and was a master of building relationships between cultures.  It is in this spirit we present Ricci Night.  The evening is a celebration of the multitude of cultures at Fordham Prep through a diverse array of foods, music, and dancing.  Bring your entire family for a night of festivities, fellowship and celebration.  We will honor Fordham Prep faculty members Maureen Martinez and Erica Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity Award.  The cost dinner, dancing and fun is $15 per person and you can purchase your tickets on the Fordham Prep web site.  Go to the current news section on the main landing page; click on Ricci Night and purchase your tickets online or click this link .  Come be a part of a special celebration!  Contact Mr. Carney, Mr. Pedro & Dr. Smith for additional information.  

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th the Fathers Club and Office of Mission and Identity are once again hosting Faith on Tap at J.C. Fogarty's in Bronxville.  Martin Carney, PhD, a 24-year member the Prep’s Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Departments, will speak about his love of birding and how he has found God in nature through this hobby. He will invite participants to reflect on what our hobbies and avocations have to teach us about where God can be encountered.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/faithontap 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius tomorrow, January 16th, in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, as we sit for our exams this morning, open our hearts and minds to your grace. Help us to trust in your strength and guidance this day. And may we use the gifts that we have gained from our learning to become the men and women you desire and call us to be. 

St. John the Baptist…..pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Midterm Exams 

ACTIVITIES

The Diversity Alliance will host Ricci Night:
Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep
 on Saturday January 26, at 6pm in the Prep Commons The evening commemorates Matteo Ricci S, J., Pioneer of Chinese-Western Dialogue and Cultural Exchanges. Ricci immersed himself in and displayed a profound respect for the diversity of cultures, promoted mutual understanding, and was a master of building relationships between cultures.  It is in this spirit we present Ricci Night.  The evening is a celebration of the multitude of cultures at Fordham Prep through a diverse array of foods, music, and dancing.  Bring your entire family for a night of festivities, fellowship and celebration.  We will honor Fordham Prep faculty members Maureen Martinez and Erica Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity Award.  The cost dinner, dancing and fun is $15 per person and you can purchase your tickets on the Fordham Prep web site.  Go to the current news section on the main landing page; click on Ricci Night and purchase your tickets online or click this link .  Come be a part of a special celebration!  Contact Mr. Carney, Mr. Pedro & Dr. Smith for additional information.  

ATHLETICS 

Any student-athlete interested in ordering a varsity letterman jacket please print the attached form (in email) and return the completed paperwork & check to Mr. Kurtin. 

Over the weekend the swimming and diving team traveled to Brooklyn to race rival Xavier. Winning all 12 events the Aqua-Rams pushed their season record to 7-0 with a 103-79 victory. Standout performances were put in by Tommy McFarland and Jase Malloy on the diving board, Christian Miraglia, Chris Clow, Lenny Burnett, Austin Hourican, Gabe Riveria and Jason Amato in the pool. Winning swims were achieved by Ryan Maierle, Nick Torres, Jared Copeland, Evan Barr and Jack Kelly. The team will pick up after midterms vs St Anthony's with the last meet of the year at home Tuesday, Jan 22 6pm start. 

On Saturday, the Prep Track & Field team competed in the Stanner Games--one of the northeast's largest meets, hosting over 130 teams.

-       The Sprint Medley Relay team of Carter Tresgallo, Brandon Genaro, Jaden Levy and Alex Arroyo place 6th among over 40 teams and Quinn Kennedy placed 4th in the 55 meter hurdles. The pole vaulters dominated the competition taking 1st through 6th place, with Ashton Walsh taking the gold.

-       Seniors Chris Balthazar and Joe Salamone took home gold medals in the 55 meter dash and shot put respectively, and Junior Miguel Negrete took the silver medal in the pole vault, with a National Championships qualifying height of 14 feet 10 inches.   And at the Yale Invitational in New Haven, Junior Niall Ryan ran the 3000 meters in 8 minutes 55 seconds, good for 2nd in Prep history, and Freshman Myles Hogan set a new Prep Freshman record with a time of 9 minutes 46 seconds. Congrats on an historic weekend.   Nine Varsity distance runners traveled to the Yale Invitational to compete in the prestigio. 

The varsity wrestling team competed at the Kris McDonald Islip Cup this weekend. George Speres was the 195 Champion! Nick Emer placed 2nd Place, Brendan Sowarby 3rd, Joe O’Keefe 4th and Jayson Sanchez 5th! Next up is the NYC Mayors Cup on 1/19. 

The Varsity hockey team defeated Iona Prep last night 8-0, clinching the season series. The Rams were led by several players who registered a multi-point game, notably Jack Greco (3 goals and 1 assist), Daniel Heslin (2 goals and 2 assists), Nicholas Zerafa (1 goal and 1 assist), Owen Mosher (1 goal and 1 assist) and 2 assists from each of Will Rice and Patrick O’Brien. Matteo Vitale was perfect in net to earn the shutout. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention Seniors, Kindly check your emails for the Enrico Fermi Educational Fund Scholarship opportunity for those who qualify. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

On Wednesday, January 16th the Fathers Club and Office of Mission and Identity are once again hosting Faith on Tap at J.C. Fogarty's in Bronxville.  Martin Carney, PhD, a 24-year member the Prep’s Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Departments, will speak about his love of birding and how he has found God in nature through this hobby. He will invite participants to reflect on what our hobbies and avocations have to teach us about where God can be encountered.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/faithontap 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us this Wednesday, January 16th, as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius 

OTHER NEWS 

DJ needed! The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee is looking for a DJ to provide music for the event on Friday February 1, 2019 from 7-11pm. The event will be held at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle, New York. Please email Susan Fiore (sgfiore@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping out or have any questions. 

The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee cordially invites all rowers, parents, grandparents, siblings to the Bow Ball on February 1, 2019 at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle New York. Alumni rowers and families, and anyone who has touched an oar, are more than welcome to join us for an evening of fun and support for the crew team and coaches. Please contact Carmela Beauchamp (Concepcion2244@hotmail.com) or Liz Irizarry (epena1028@gmail.com) for details and/or to RSVP. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, as we prepare to sit for today’s exams, grant us the gifts of your Holy Spirit that we may do well. And may we who have been given gifts of education and opportunities for growth, in turn have the grace to share what we have been given for Your greater glory. 

St. John the Baptist…..pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

F-Day

ACTIVITIES 

The Diversity Alliance will host Ricci Night: Celebrating the Tapestry of Fordham Prep on Saturday January 26, at 6pm in the Prep Commons The evening commemorates Matteo Ricci S, J., Pioneer of Chinese-Western Dialogue and Cultural Exchanges. Ricci immersed himself in and displayed a profound respect for the diversity of cultures, promoted mutual understanding, and was a master of building relationships between cultures.  It is in this spirit we present Ricci Night.  The evening is a celebration of the multitude of cultures at Fordham Prep through a diverse array of foods, music, and dancing.  Bring your entire family for a night of festivities, fellowship and celebration.  We will honor Fordham Prep faculty members Maureen Martinez and Erica Keough with the Wanda Piñeiro Diversity Award.  The cost dinner, dancing and fun is $15 per person and you can purchase your tickets on the Fordham Prep web site.  Go to the current news section on the main landing page; click on Ricci Night and purchase your tickets online or click this link .  Come be a part of a special celebration!  Contact Mr. Carney, Mr. Pedro & Dr. Smith for additional information.  

ATHLETICS 

Boys Basketball will host Spellman today at home! League Game! Please come out and support your RAMS! Freshmen at 4pm. JV at 5:45pm. Varsity at 7:30pm. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending Emmaus 289, the January Emmaus, should check their email for important information regarding their upcoming retreat. 

Attention seniors: there are still a few spots remaining for the Ad Amorem retreat February 27th – March 1st. Take advantage of this opportunity to retreat one more time before graduation. Contact Dr. Smith to sign up. 

OTHER NEWS 

DJ needed! The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee is looking for a DJ to provide music for the event on Friday February 1, 2019 from 7-11pm. The event will be held at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle, New York. Please email Susan Fiore (sgfiore@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping out or have any questions. 

The Fordham Prep Crew Team Bow Ball Committee cordially invites all rowers, parents, grandparents, siblings to the Bow Ball on February 1, 2019 at Juliano's Caterers in New Rochelle New York. Alumni rowers and families, and anyone who has touched an oar, are more than welcome to join us for an evening of fun and support for the crew team and coaches. Please contact Carmela Beauchamp (Concepcion2244@hotmail.com) or Liz Irizarry (epena1028@gmail.com) for details and/or to RSVP. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. As we prepare ourselves to pray the Examen, we ask that you free yourself from distractions and become aware of the light of God within you and around you. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence; when I felt I was living in the light of God. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 

I thank God for his light and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive God’s light. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

St. Ignatius, pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

The Italian Club will have a brief meeting today in Room 243. 

The Simpsons Club will meet today. 

The Frisbee Club will be having a mandatory meeting on Thursday for any student who would like to compete in the spring season. The meeting will take place at 5pm in the Band rm. Please email Mr. LaGamma if you have any questions. 

ATHLETICS 

Last night the swimming and diving team hosted Chaminade in a meet vs two undefeated teams. The team started with a victory in the 200 medley relay narrowly missing the school record. Senior Nick Torres was a double winner in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke as was Senior Jared Copeland in 200 IM and 100 fly. The team went on to win 10 of the 12 events including other winning swims from Ryan Maierle, Evan Barr and Jack Kelly. All three relay events had the Aqua-Rams finishing 1st and 3rd to add to the 103-87 victory along with 11 state qualifying performances. Other outstanding performances were put in by Jason Amato, Claudio Galea, Giacomo Lugato, Tim Norris, Jase Malloy, CJ Plantemoli, Nick Speres, Emmet Santry, Chris Torres and Andrew Wetty. The team travels to St. Francis College in Brooklyn this Saturday to race rival Xavier. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

On Wednesday, January 16th the Fathers Club and Office of Mission and Identity are once again hosting Faith on Tap at J.C. Fogarty's in Bronxville.  Martin Carney, PhD, a 24-year member the Prep’s Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Departments, will speak about his love of birding and how he has found God in nature through this hobby. He will invite participants to reflect on what our hobbies and avocations have to teach us about where God can be encountered.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/faithontap 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Attention seniors: there are still a few spots remaining for the Ad Amorem retreat February 27th – March 1st. Take advantage of this opportunity to retreat one more time before graduation. Contact Dr. Smith to sign up. 

OTHER NEWS 

Any student interested in performing at the Fordham Prep Talent Show on March 15 should sign up no later than January 18th.  See sign-up form link here: Talent Show Sign-up Form

This year's winners of the Annual Latin Caroling contest are Mr. DiGiorno's 8th Period Latin class. By special request, however, on account of the juggling routine and the back-flip, members of the 2nd Period class will also be awarded one bonus point each as this year's runners up. 

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula announces auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. See attached flyer in email for details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, as we begin a new day in these final days of the semester, help us to trust that you are there to guide us and give us strength. May we remain open to recognizing you in the events of the day and in those we encounter. And may we be grateful for all the gifts and blessings in our lives. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

D-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

The Frisbee Club will be having a mandatory meeting on Thursday for any student who would like to compete in the spring season. The meeting will take place at 5pm in the Band rm. Please email Mr. LaGamma if you have any questions. 

ATHLETICS 

Varsity Wrestling had a tough match against Iona Prep yesterday losing 46-30. Wyatt Shablak, Brendan Sowarby & Nick Emer all won by pin. Sal Spilllane, Edwin Manigbas, Matt Romano, and Mekhi Simpson won by decision. 

The Varsity Squash team lost a tough double header to City Squash and Delbarton last night. Dylan Ram, Mike Anderson, Andrew Davis, George Anderson, Connor Robinson and Pat Baumann all won matches. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

On Wednesday, January 16th the Fathers Club and Office of Mission and Identity are once again hosting Faith on Tap at J.C. Fogarty's in Bronxville.  Martin Carney, PhD, a 24-year member the Prep’s Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Departments, will speak about his love of birding and how he has found God in nature through this hobby. He will invite participants to reflect on what our hobbies and avocations have to teach us about where God can be encountered.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/faithontap 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Attention seniors: there are still a few spots remaining for the Ad Amorem retreat February 27thMarch 1st. Take advantage of this opportunity to retreat one more time before graduation. Contact Dr. Smith to sign up. 

OTHER NEWS

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula announces auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. See attached flyer in email for details.

 TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we continue to pray with the Church during this week of Epiphany. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Dear God, 

Slow me down during the busyness and stress of this day and help me to notice you in my brothers and sisters. Help me to respond when I encounter the need of another with your love and compassion, and reveal to me Your presence in my life. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

C-Day

ACTIVITIES 

The Frisbee Club will be having a mandatory meeting on Thursday for any student who would like to compete in the spring season. The meeting will take place at 5pm in the Band rm. Please email Mr. LaGamma if you have any questions. 

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity Squash team defeated Browning last night 5-2. Dylan Ram, Michael Anderson, George Anderson, Connor Begley and Pat Baumann all won their matches. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

On Wednesday, January 16th the Fathers Club and Office of Mission and Identity are once again hosting Faith on Tap at J.C. Fogarty's in Bronxville.  Martin Carney, PhD, a 24-year member the Prep’s Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Departments, will speak about his love of birding and how he has found God in nature through this hobby. He will invite participants to reflect on what our hobbies and avocations have to teach us about where God can be encountered.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/faithontap 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All seniors serving at Fordham Bedford and Concourse House should see Mr. Homer about a possible site visit today. 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel.  Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. In the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here  

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Mothers' Club Meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm in the Commons!!
Please join us for the first Mothers' Club meeting of the year TONIGHT at 6:30pm in the Commons. This is a planning meeting for the Night of Fashion and a great way to learn about upcoming events. Don't forget to bring any baskets you may have - the NOF Basket Committee is so grateful! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for the repose of the souls of Henry Healy, ’56, uncle of George Healy, ’21 and Robert Barry, grandfather of Michael Barry, ’22. Eternal rest grant unto them O, Lord. May they rest in peace. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, in the quiet of prayer you show me your way. At the beginning of this day, remind me that you are with me and that your Spirit abides in me. Help me to bring you to my daily life and live each moment with you at my side.   (Adapted from a prayer by Kay Gregg) 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

B-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

The Frisbee Club will be having a mandatory meeting on Thursday for any student who would like to compete in the spring season. The meeting will take place at 5pm in the Band rm. Please email Mr. LaGamma if you have any questions. 

ATHLETICS 

Congratulations to the Freshmen Track and Field team for capturing the Bronx Catholic Championship this past Friday. Gold medalists included Alex Arroyo, Carter Tresgallo, Jayden Levy, Joe Haugh, Liam Dennehy, Dean Mayo and John Campanile. Congratulations to all on a great meet. 

The Varsity ice hockey team defeated Xavier last night 4-2 in an important league match-up. Will Rice led all scorers with 1 goal and 2 assists. Daniel Heslin, Robert Zanolla and Brett Turnbull rounded out the scoring, and Matthew Park (with 2 assists), Jack Greco and Andrew Powers added assists. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

On Wednesday, January 16th the Fathers Club and Office of Mission and Identity are once again hosting Faith on Tap at J.C. Fogarty's in Bronxville.  Martin Carney, PhD, a 24-year member the Prep’s Religious Studies and Campus Ministry Departments, will speak about his love of birding and how he has found God in nature through this hobby. He will invite participants to reflect on what our hobbies and avocations have to teach us about where God can be encountered.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/faithontap 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel.  Coffee will be available in the Ministry Center at  8:30 am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45 a.m. In the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register here  

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This past weekend the Church celebrated the feast of the Epiphany, therefor let us be mindful of the ways in which God becomes present in our lives. Let us also pray for the repose of the soul of Rose Marie DeBenedictis, great aunt of Gianluca Viscoso class of 2022. May she rest in peace. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of light and of love, may the Feast of the Epiphany inspire us to open our minds and hearts to the many ways in which you are present in our lives. May the revelation of your incarnate love move us to love in turn, especially those in most need. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

A-Day 

ATHLETICS

REMINDER: All members of the Freshman, JV and Varsity football program, this year’s awards banquet will be held on Sunday, January 6th. Mass will be held at
9:00 AM in the University Church and Breakfast and Awards will be held at 10:00 AM in the Commons. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Bring in the New Year by spending some time with the Lord during First Friday Adoration, held throughout the day today in the third floor chapel. You can sign up for a time slot here. 

OTHER NEWS

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula is happy to announce auditions for our Spring Musical "The Little Mermaid".  Auditions will be on Monday, January 7th or Tuesday, January 8th from 3-5:30 PM. Students from the Boy’s High Schools can come either day at your convenience.  Callbacks will take place on the Thursday after Auditions, for those who are invited.  We will provide a cold reading for acting and a dance for the audition.  You must prepare a song.  IT SHOULD BE FROM A BROADWAY SHOW.  Some great male roles include Prince Eric, King Titan and Grimsby!  The Academy of Mount St. Ursula is located at: 330 Bedford Park Blvd., Bronx NY. Have questions? Email jdibenedetto@amsu.org See attached flyer in email. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Before we pray our Examen, let us join the Church in celebrating the feast day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, widow, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, first native-born canonized American saint and grandmother of Prep alum William Seton IV, class of 1848. 

As we prepare ourselves to pray the Examen, we ask that you free yourself from distractions and become aware of the light of God within you and around you. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence; when I felt I was living in the light of God. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 

I thank God for his light and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive God’s light. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

St. Ignatius, pray for us 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Thursday, January 3, 2019

F-Day

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

Bring in the New Year by spending some time with the Lord during First Friday Adoration, held throughout the day tomorrow in the third floor chapel. You can sign up for a time slot here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we join the Church and the Society of Jesus in the celebrating the feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Fred Schramm, father of Mrs. Maureen Martinez, of the Prep’s Counseling Department and for the consolation of the Schramm and Martinez families. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Lord, as we begin a new year, help us to always remember that your name means Savior, and that your love for us is continuously abounding. May our eyes and hearts be open to the gifts you so graciously give us this day and all days, so that we too may join you in your saving work. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

ATHLETICS 

Students who are interested in watching Seniors vs Faculty in basketball. Proceed to the gym after the assembly!! You don’t want to miss it!! 

PREP SHOPPE 

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good Morning. Please remain seated.

This morning’s reflection is an excerpt from a piece Mr. Robert Baisley, former Dean of Students and member of the English Department, used to read every year right before the Christmas vacation. 

One Christmas was so much like another in those years I can never remember clearly whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six. Even now all the Christmases roll down my memory like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the starred winter night sky. And as I plunge my hands into the snow memories of those Christmases and bring out warm carol-singing images. One memory, though, more than all others remains.

I remember it so clearly . . . that he was better than his word. He did it all and infinitely more. And to Tiny Tim, who did not die, Scrooge became a second father. Some people laughed to see the change in him, but he let them laugh, and paid better little attention to them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this earth, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter. Knowing that such as these would be blind any way, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him. It was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man possessed that knowledge.

May that be truly said of us, and all of us. So may Christmas and the New Year be a happy one for us, and to many more whose happiness and welfare depends on us. So may each year be happier than the last, and not the poorest of our brothers be denied their rightful share in what God created them to enjoy.

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us everyone! And God has, and God does, and God will. May you have a caring, sharing Christmas filled with peace and love. And may a Christmas carol sing forever in your soul.

Please stand

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit . . .

Let the just rejoice, for their Justifier is born.

            Let the sick and infirm rejoice, for their Savior is born.

            Let captives rejoice, for their Redeemer is born.

            Let servants rejoice, for their Master is born.

            Let free people rejoice, for their Liberator is born.

            Let all Christians rejoice, for Jesus Christ is born.

St. John the Baptist . . . pray for us.
St. Ignatius . . . pray for us. 
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018
E-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312 today.

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313.

NYC Explorers will meet at 2:10 in room 313. New members are always welcome.

Bluegrass will meet at 2:20 in the band room.

The Just Serve Club will meet in the Ministry Center.

ATHLETICS 

Congrats to Track and Field team which captured its first Jesuit indoor title in 4 years at the Lombardi center last night. Freshman gold medalists included Joe Haugh, Michael Croke, Alex Arroyo, Oliver Garcia, Carter Tresgallo, Myles Hogan, Jaden Alejo, Kyle Diehl, Brandon Genaro, and upperclassmen Anthony Baez, Ajay Sadhu, Justin Jordaens, Rob Arellano, Pat Mehler, Jake Torres, Sean Ortiz, Janssen Rhea, Miguel Negrete, Ali Burch, Chris Balthazar, and Ethan Todd. Congrats on a historic meet. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors:
Please update your “colleges I’m applying to” list in your Naviance account with any college decisions you have received and be sure that all schools to which you plan to apply are listed. 

PREP SHOPPE

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping!

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

“O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!”

God of love, may the Light of Your Son Jesus help us to see the many ways in which you are present in our lives. With our vision renewed, may we bring your light to those in need. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
D-Day 

ATHLETICS

Last night the swimming and diving team welcomed Archbishop Molloy for the last dual meet of 2018. The team was led by captain Nick Torres who posted 2 of the fastest times in the state this season in his signature 200im and 100 backstroke events. Seniors Jared Copeland and Ryan Maierle also followed suit with state qualifying times in 100 fly and 500 freestyle respectively. Junior Evan Barr was a double winner in the 200 and 100 freestyle while sophomore Jason Amato finished off the individual events by winning the 100 yard breaststroke. The 103-79 victory helped push the team's record to 6-0 on the season. The team gets back to training over break as they prepare for the remaining meets before the CHSAA Championships and NY State Federation Championship.

PREP SHOPPE

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping!

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Freshmen Student Government is hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest this Thursday.  Students can wear their Ugly sweater in lieu of a jacket.  There will be prizes for the winner.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

“O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!” 

Lord, open our hearts to You and Your love as Christmas draws near. And may we spread your love, especially to those in need. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
C-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

Italian Club Christmas party with Ursuline today at 3pm in Room 233. 

Key Club is hosting a bake sale in the commons on Wednesday, December 19. All proceeds will go to the shipping for the care package drive. 

This Thursday the UNICEF Club will be sponsoring a $5 holiday themed dress down day, with proceeds going to support children in need! Dress down in your favorite holiday attire, to show your support for the kids who are unable to spend this Christmas in peace. Sign up’s will be available in the commons.

ATHLETICS 

Boys Varsity Basketball will be home today playing St. Edmunds from Brooklyn at 4:30pm follow by JV Basketball at 6pm. Come out and support your Rams! Don’t want to miss it! 

On Saturday, senior Chris Balthazar took 3rd place at the Hall of Fame Invitational in the 55 meter dash in a time of 6.55, the fastest catholic school time in the state this year and fastest at the prep in 16 years. Balthazar joined Ali Burch, Rephael Griffith, and Miguel Negrete to medal in the 4x200 relay. Negrete and Michael Coughlin were coming off personal best performances in the pole vault from the night before. 

At the Ignatian Invitational seniors Joe Salamone, Nick Miraglia and Juniors Janssen Rhea, Connor Tobin, Myles Gould, and Justin Jordaens took gold medals in their respective events to lead the prep in an outstanding team effort. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow, Wednesday as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual Tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. In the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius 

PREP SHOPPE 

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping! 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Freshmen Student Government is hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest this Thursday.  Students can wear their Ugly sweater in lieu of a jacket.  There will be prizes for the winner. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we continue praying with the Church the “O” Antiphons, which have been prayed from December 17th to the 23rd since the 8th century. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

“O Leader of the House of Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
come to rescue us with your mighty power!”
Lord, we thank You for the graces of this Advent Season, and we ask that you continue to draw us closer to You.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, December 17, 2018
B-Day 

ACTIVITIES

Please visit the Hall of Honor after school today for The Fine Arts Department Fall Event. With performances by: the Triple Choir, the Fordham Prep Jazz Messengers, and the Fordham Prep Jazz Orchestra. Art works exhibited by Studio Art 1, Studio Art 2, and Computer Graphics & Web Design. Come and support all of the great artists and musicians at the Prep. All are welcome!

This Thursday the UNICEF Club will be sponsoring a $5 holiday themed dress down day, with proceeds going to support children in need! Dress down in your favorite holiday attire, to show your support for the kids who are unable to spend this Christmas in peace. Sign up’s will be available in the commons.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity ice hockey team had a strong showing this past weekend with a 5-1 win over Rye High School and a 2-2 tie against St. Anthony’s. Jack Greco and Robert Zanolla scored goals in both games. Also contributing with goals and/or assists were Will Rice, Daniel Heslin, Sean Dufresne, Nicholas Palermo, Andrew Powers, Hunter Vance and Nicholas Zerafa. 

On Saturday the Freshman Track and Field team continued their great start to the season at the Ignatian Invitational at Fordham University. Gold medal winners included Denis Walsh, Quinn Kennedy, Carter Tresgallo, Oliver Garcia and Christian White. White was named the team most valuable performer for his league leading 42 foot shot put and Theo Grimm earned the most improved honors for his 4th place finish in the 600. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us this Wednesday as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual Tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. In the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fred Gill Copeland, grandfather of Jared Copeland ’19. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the third week of Advent and is called "Gaudete Sunday." Gaudete means "rejoice" in Latin.   The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, when he says "The Lord is near." This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose colored. We now invite Mrs. Faustini’s mentor group to light our Advent wreath. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!
And prepare our hearts during this season of Advent.
Remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling
the joy and hope which Your presence
bestows with your coming at Christmas.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Friday, December 14, 2018
A-Day

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club students attending our Christmas Party with the Italian Club of Ursuline on Tuesday, December 18th must sign up with Mrs. Simeone in Room 243.

Congrats to the men of the Fordham Prep Concert Choir who along with some of the young ladies from St. Catharine and Aquinas gave a great performance last night in a four-way Christmas Choir concert with the Jr./Sr. Choir of Archbishop Molloy HS in Queens.

This coming Monday night will be next opportunity to see and hear the men and women of the Triple Choir, along with many other artists and performers in the Prep's Winter Fine Arts and Media Show in the Leonard Theatre at 6PM. Don't miss this fine event!

The Key Club is running a drive during the first two weeks of December for our troops stationed in the Middle East who won't be returning home for the holidays. A list of supplies has been attached to the morning announcements email. All approved items are needed.

ATHLETICS

Come support the FP varsity hockey team TONIGHT as we face Rye High School at 6:30pm at Playland in Rye.  Also - please consider helping Fordham Prep varsity hockey with their December charity event!!! We invite all of you to bring an unwrapped toy donation (ranging from $20-$25) to any of our home games in December. The toy drive ends on December 23rd at Playland, where we will present all collections to the Toys for Tots representatives for Westchester County. Our home game schedule for December is

Dec 14th Playland 6:30pm v. Rye High
Dec 16th Playland 6:15pm v. St. Anthony's
Dec 23rd Playland 6:15pm v. Iona Prep 

PREP SHOPPE
You asked for it and we listened!  The Prep Shoppe is happy to introduce “Women’s” Vineyard Vines Fleece ¼ zip $80.00 (Retails for $115.00).  Stop by the Prep Shoppe open school days from 10AM - 1PM or order online at Prep Shoppe Vineyard Vines Fleece 

OTHER NEWS

The Film and Drama Club of St. Barnabas High School announces auditions for GODSPELL. See attached flyer in email.

REST IN PEACE

We pray for the repose of the soul of Marie Palazzo, aunt of Mr. Louis DiGiorno '88 of the Classical Languages and English Departments, and of Violeta Braithwaite, great grandmother of Alade Haskins ‘22. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May they rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Ignatian Examen-Advent

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen

Let us continue to pray for all on the Sophomore Discovery Retreat. 

During this second week of Advent, let us take a moment to stop and reflect on our week as we pray the Examen. As we prepare ourselves, we ask that you free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence within and around you. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

·     I become aware of God’s presence; I imagine Him looking upon me with love.

·     I ask God to show me the blessings of this past week.

·     I ask myself, “What am I most grateful for this week? What has given me joy, peace, life, and hope?”

·     I express this gratitude to God for this gift, speaking from the heart, as one friend speaks to another.

·     In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments

       this week when I turned away from God.

·     I look forward in hope for the many ways in which God will make his Son known to me during this season of Advent and at his coming this Christmas.

 And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018
F-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Key Club is running a drive during the first two weeks of December for our troops stationed in the Middle East who won't be returning home for the holidays. A list of supplies has been attached to the morning announcements email. All approved items are needed. 

ATHLETICS 

On Saturday and 69th annual Catholic high school Relay carnival, the 120 pound 800 meter relay of Ajay Sadhu, Anthony Baez, Steven Ogando and Rob Arellano broke a 20 year old record. The varsity shuttle hurdle relay captured first and fifth Place behind the efforts of Janssen Rhea, Pat Mehler, Jake Torres, Sean Ortiz, Ali Burch, George Gristina, Sean O'Sullivan and Jack Leach. The sprint medley of Torres, Rephael Griffith, Tyler De Jesus and Charlie Gstalder took the silver metal. Congrats on a great meet.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

The mothers at Concourse House are in desperate need of diapers. Just Serve and Campus Ministry will be raising funds via the change jar, donut sales and bake sales. Please support this worthy cause. Thank you. 

Seniors should report directly to the University Church tomorrow morning for AM attendance and Reconciliation. 

Fordham University is looking for lectors and altar servers for Dec 24 Midnight Mass and Sunday Dec 30 at 11am. Any staff or students are enthusiastically welcomed. Please contact Katie Anderson, Director of Liturgy at kanderson26@fordham.edu 

OTHER NEWS

The Film and Drama Club of St. Barnabas High School announces auditions for GODSPELL. See attached flyer in email.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today the Church remembers St. Lucy, a woman of extraordinary courage who was martyred for her faith in the 4th century persecutions. We also continue to pray for those on the Discovery Retreat. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, as we begin a new day in this holy season of Advent, may we be inspired by the example of St. Lucy. May we have the vision to be open to the ways in which you might be calling us closer to your love. 

Help us to see the ways you have blessed us and may your light illumine our lives in all we say or do this day. Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..Pray for us
St. Lucy…..Pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
E-Day

The Library closes immediately after PM attendance today.

Students are asked to leave the Commons and Lobby
immediately after PM attendance.
 

ACTIVITIES 

The Key Club is running a drive during the first two weeks of December for our troops stationed in the Middle East who won't be returning home for the holidays. A list of supplies has been attached to the morning announcements email. All approved items are needed.

The Stock Market Club will meet in Room 227 during activities period. New members are welcome.

Just Serve will meet today in the Ministry Center.

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312.

Italian Club meeting today in Room 243.

ATHLETICS

There will be a quick but mandatory meeting for all freshman and sophomores interested in playing baseball. The meeting will take place in the theatre at 2:00 pm today after activities period.  All are welcome. 

There will be a short meeting in room 342 at the beginning of activities period for everyone interested in playing lacrosse in the spring.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please join us for our annual FPFC & Alumni Christmas Party tomorrow, Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm. See  attached flyer in email. Note - the live link will open an email response dialogue box, or email fpfc@fordhamprep.org. 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons today from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm to take ring orders. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today we join the Church in celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe), is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a Marian apparition and a venerated image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, and the world's third most-visited sacred site. La Virgen is the patron saint of the Americas and her feast day remains one of the most significant holidays in Mexico today. We also pray for those going on the Discovery Retreat.  

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,
that in your apparitions on Mount Tepeyac
you promised to show pity and compassion to all who,
loving and trusting you,
seek your help and protection. 

Accordingly, listen now to our prayers
and grant us consolation and relief.
We are full of hope that,
relying on your help,
nothing can trouble or affect us.
As you have remained with us through your admirable image,
so now obtain for us the graces we need. 

Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…. Pray for us
St. Ignatius…..Pray for us
Our Lady of Guadalupe…..Pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

D-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Key Club is running a drive during the first two weeks of December for our troops stationed in the Middle East who won't be returning home for the holidays. A list of supplies has been attached to the morning announcements email. All approved items are needed.

ATHLETICS

Over the weekend the Swimming and Diving team traveled to Cleveland for Jesuit Invitational hosted by St. Ignatius high school of Ohio. The meet was highlighted by Evan Barr winning the 500 freestyle in a state championships time. Jason Amato's 200IM and Nick Speres' 100 breaststroke swims also qualified them for states placing 4th and 5th respectively. All 3 relays finished in the top 6 at the meet out 78 teams present. Other outstanding performances were put in by Billy Finnerty, Griffen Sisk, Sean Curvan, Brian D'Alessandro, Christian Miraglia and Mike Barry. Over all the team saw 57 seasonal best times. The team gets back to dual meets next Tuesday at home vs Molloy, 6pm start. 

There will be a quick but mandatory meeting for all freshman and sophomores interested in playing baseball. The meeting will take place in the theatre at 2:30 pm tomorrow after activities period. All are welcome.  

The JV hockey team defeated St. Peter’s Last night by a score of 8-0. Several players contributed to the effort, including Luke Gillis and Aidan Tuch (each with 2 goals), Connor Dufresne, Aidan Maginn and Will Sulam (each with 1 goal and 2 assists) and Andrew Panchame (with a goal and an assist). Matteo Vitale backstopped his second shutout in as many nights.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please join us for our annual FPFC & Alumni Christmas Party on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm. See attached flyer in email. Note - the live link will open an email response dialogue box, or email fpfc@fordhamprep.org. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Senior freshman retreat leaders and Junior and Sophomore Ministry Leaders are reminded that there is a Freshman Retreat Leader meeting tonight from 5:30-7:30. 

OTHER NEWS

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm to take ring orders. A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we continue our prayer during this second week of Advent we invite Mr. Lauber’s mentor group to now light the first two candles of our Advent wreath. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Loving God, be with us this Advent as we prepare for the coming of your Son. May we live our lives in you, grateful for the blessings and hopeful during the challenges, mindful that you are always calling us to greater life and love. Give us the grace to respond well to your invitations this day. 

St. John the Baptist…pray for us 

St. Ignatius…pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Monday, December 10, 2018
C-Day

ACTIVITIES 

The Key Club is running a drive during the first two weeks of December for our troops stationed in the Middle East who won't be returning home for the holidays. A list of supplies has been attached to the morning announcements email. All approved items are needed 

ATHLETICS 

The Freshman Track and Field team kicked off their season with a dominant performance at the CHSAA Relay Carnival on Saturday taking the gold in the high jump, pole vault, shot put, under 110lb 800 meter relay and 1600meter relay. Additional athletes also medaled by placing in the top five in the 800 meter relay, pole vault, high jump, shot put and hurdles. Carter Tresgallo was selected as the team's most valuable performer for his two first place finishes and Kevin Ring was the most improved performer. Congratulations to all. 

The JV Hockey team defeated Iona Prep last night 1-0. Jack Phillips scored the game winner half way through the third period, assisted by Aidan Tuch and Matthew Leonard. Matteo Vitale was flawless in shutting out Iona. 

The informational Rugby meeting for students interested in playing rugby in the Spring has been changed from the gym to room 314. If you have not already registered online please do so as soon as possible. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please join us for our annual FPFC & Alumni Christmas Party on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm. Check email for attached flyer.
Note - the live link will open an email response dialogue box, or email fpfc@fordhamprep.org.
 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Senior freshman retreat leaders and Junior and Sophomore Ministry Leaders are reminded that there is a Freshman Retreat Leader meeting tonight from 5:30-7:30. 

The Mothers' Club is still looking for a few students to help out at their annual Christmas party tomorrow night in the Commons. Please see Mr. Homer's email sent this morning for details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This past weekend the Church celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the teaching that Mary was conceived without sin and so let us turn our hearts and minds to Mary this day. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Vincent King, grandfather of Elliot Segnini ’19. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he rest in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of love, you called Mary to be the Mother of your Son, Jesus. As we prepare for his coming during this season of Advent, may we be inspired by her willingness to say yes to you, and may we too say yes to the ways in which you call us this day. 

St. John the Baptist…pray for us
St. Ignatius…pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

ACTIVITIES 

The Key Club is running a drive during the first two weeks of December for our troops stationed in the Middle East who won't be returning home for the holidays. A list of supplies has been attached to the morning announcements email. All approved items are needed, see flyer in email

ATHLETICS 

All students interested in playing Rugby in the Spring are asked to attend a brief, informational meeting this coming Monday, December 10 immediately after PM Attendance in the Main Gym. Interested players are also encouraged to register online. 

FATHERS’ CLUB
Please join us for our annual FPFC & Alumni Christmas Party on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm. See details in attached flyer. Note - the live link will open an email response dialogue box, or email fpfc@fordhamprep.org.  See flyer in email.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer.  

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Good and gracious God, enlighten our minds and open our hearts to your presence this morning as we sit for our exam. Give us resolve, confidence and trust in your love for us this day and all days. 

St. John the Baptist...pray for us
St. Ignatius...pray for us 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

B-Day 

Juniors are asked to complete a survey during am attendance this morning. You can find the survey in your Prep email.

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity hockey team defeated Msgr. Farrell last night by a score of 4-1. Patrick O’Brien led all scorers with 1 goal and 2 assist. Will Rice, Jack Greco and Hunter Vance each had a goal and an assist, and Brett Turnbull chipped in with an assist. The defense was solid again in the winning effort, backstopped by Matteo Vitale. 

Any student-athlete interested in ordering a varsity letterman jacket please print the attached form and return the completed paperwork & check to Mr. Kurtin. 

All students interested in playing Rugby in the Spring are asked to attend a brief, informational meeting this coming Monday, December 10 immediately after PM Attendance in room 314. Interested players are also encouraged to register online. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attentions Seniors - Colleges visiting today are:
Utica College at 9:26, and Manhattanville College at 11:38 am. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Please join us for our annual FPFC & Alumni Christmas Party on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm.
See details in attached flyer in your email. Note - the live link will open an email response dialogue box, or email fpfc@fordhamprep.org. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded that there will be a brief meeting at 2:45 in the theater.

OTHER NEWS
Mix & Mingle TONIGHT at J. McLaughlin

Please join us from 5:30-8pm for an evening of holiday shopping and cocktails benefitting Fordham Prep Mothers' Club. Hosted by Patti Anne Cunningham, Anne Randell and Liz Reilly at J. McLaughlin, 1935 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont NY. J. McLaughlin is generously donating 15% of sales to FPMC. If you can't make it this evening, J. McLaughlin will honor the 15% donation for all phone orders or in-person sales throughout the day today. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we join the Church in remembering St. Nicholas. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of Love,

During Advent may we remember the greatest gift of love you have given of us- the gift of your Son, Jesus. Fill our hearts with wonder and gratitude as we think of Jesus becoming one of us, and may the loving example of St. Nicholas remind us of the true meaning of this holy season. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…..pray for us
St. Nicholas…..pray for us


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A-Day

ATHLETICS 

Last night the swimming and diving team hosted Saint Francis Prep. Led by strong performances by seniors Ryan Maierle and Jared Copeland the team won 98-77. Other winning performances were put in by Evan Barr, Claudio Galea, Jason Amato and Robert Bischof. The team will next travel to Cleveland for the Saint Ignatius Jesuit Invitational this weekend. 

The Varsity Basketball team picked up the win in its home opener yesterday defeating Iona 67-66 in Overtime. In front of a packed gym and being live streamed, the Rams were trailing by 2 when Randy Fulton tipped in a bucket to force the overtime with just seconds remaining. Kyle Filipowski hit one of two free throws down the stretch in the extra time to prove to be the winning point. Avni Mustafaj had 13 points Alex Russo 11 and Matt Filipowski led the Rams with 19 points. Thank you to all that came down and supported your Rams. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Sophomores attending next week’s Discovery retreat are reminded that there will be a brief but mandatory meeting at 2:45 in the theater today. 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School after school today can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today let us continue to pray for all attending Emmaus 288. Let us also join our nation in prayer on this National Day of Mourning. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Good and gracious God, as we remember George H. W. Bush, our 41st President, we  pray that his example of service to our nation inspire us in our quest to become men and women for others and a point of light in the darkness of our world’s pain and suffering. May his family and all who mourn him be consoled and may he, through your great mercy, rest in peace. 

St. John the Baptist…pray for us

St. Ignatius…pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

F-Day 

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open for the last time this semester, today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. 

ACTIVITIES

To those still interested in learning more about the Speech & Debate team, practices tomorrow and Thursday will be open to all students. Email Mr. Palombi, Clark Hooper or Shoaib Rakhangi for more details. 

The deadline for the ping pong tournament has been extended! Sign up today and show you have what it takes to be class champion!

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity Squash team lost 5-3 against Fieldston yesterday. Blake Davis, George Anderson and Tom Bodkin all won their matches. 

The Varsity and JV basketball teams open their home season today vs Iona with the Varsity at 4pm and the JV to follow. Come on down to Donnie Walsh Court and be part of history as we live stream the game. You will want to be part of this electrifying crowd. Did I mention we are playing Iona?
See you all at 4.

Today at home Varsity Basketball will play Iona Prep at 4:00pm. JV will play afterwards at 5:45pm. Tomorrow your freshmen team will play Iona Prep home at 4pm. PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR RAMS! 

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Laramie Project auditions are today in the theatre from 3:00-5:30pm. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to a special Advent Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday during this Advent season. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition in preparation for Christmas. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer 

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent supper at the Prep on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent with a reflection by Sister Danielle Marie Baran, CR, Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. Registration remains open through Tuesday at www.fordhamprep.org/advent.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today let us pray for all attending Emmaus 288. And let us continue our Advent prayer… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of Love,

Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.

He is a sign of your love.

Help us to walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,

As we wait and prepare for his coming and especially as we respond to your invitation to return to You. 

St. John the Baptist…pray for us 

St. Ignatius…pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312.

Attention all Key Club members: there will be an important meeting in Room 212 during activities period. Please check your emails for information regarding the meeting. 

Just Serve will meet today in the Ministry Center

Operation Smile will meet during activities period today in room 313. 

The NYC Explorers will meet at 2:10 today in room 313 to plan a trip to NYC to see the Christmas decorations. Everyone is invited to join this outing, even non-members. Just come by to today's meeting to sign up. 

The Italian Club meeting will meet in Room 243 today. 

The Meditation group will meet in room 250 from 2:00-2:15pm all are welcome. 

If you think you have an interest in going into law, join the Business Club on Monday in Room 410 during activities period. We will be welcoming three attorneys who have taken their careers in different directions. Joe Sack who recently joined Morgan Stanley as Executive Director in the Wealth Management Litigation Group after years of having his own firm and being the mayor of Rye, NY. Mark Hannafey who currently is Regulatory Counsel at Moore Capital Management. John Sullivan who is a partner at the law firm of Hill Rivkins LLP.

ATHLETICS 

The Varsity Squash team lost to Riverdale on Friday 6-1. Mike Anderson had the win for Fordham.

The JV Hockey team tied St. Anthony’s last night 2-2. Charlie Morris and Timmy Virtudes each had a goal and an assist, and Matt Leonard and Will Sulam each chipped in with assists. 

The varsity wrestling team competed at Herricks HS this weekend. The following student-athletes placed in their weight division: Brendan Sowarby 1st, Joe O'Keefe and Nick Emer 2nd, George Speres and Gian Carlo Toarmino 3rd, Stephen Delotto and Matt Romano 4th, and Denis Driscoll 6th.

The following varsity football players were recognized by the NYCHSFL for their accomplishments this season.

  • Brendan Kennedy
  • Andre Villarba
  • Matthew McCarthy
  • Jack Goodkin
  • Derek Bufano
  • Zachry Wallace
  • Brendan Kennedy was a finalist for the Monsignor Peter’s Award for the best scholar athlete. 

The following players participated in the Senior Bowl.

Derek Bufano
Jack Goodkin
Matthew McCarthy
Andre Villarba
Gearoid Kennedy 

Congratulations to Derek Bufano who received the games offensive MVP for his 2 TD performance and Jack Goodkin who caught a TD pass in the game. 

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Laramie Project auditions are today and Tuesday in the theatre from 3:00-5:30pm. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

This morning, as you enter the Prep, you will notice a new creche donated by the Mother's Club. The following message is on a card near the creche:
“In loving memory of Mrs. Rosanna Estrella whose legacy of faith and hope will forever be part of Fordham Prep: “How can I help you today, My Friend?” 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this Wednesday, December 5th, can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. (Please run this tomorrow and Wed, too). 

Seniors serving at Concourse House are reminded that the Fordham Prep Fathers' Club is hosting a Christmas party and dinner or the families there tonight and could use your help. Please let Mr. Homer know if you can stay late tonight. 

All parents are invited to a special Advent Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday during this Advent season. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition in preparation for Christmas. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer 

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent supper at the Prep on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent with a reflection by Sister Danielle Marie Baran, CR, Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. Registration remains open through Tuesday at www.fordhamprep.org/advent.

OTHER NEWS 

Any student who would like to perform in this year's Christmas Assembly please see Mr. LaGamma in the band room after school by Thursday December 6th. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today we join the Church in celebrating the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, early companion to St. Ignatius and considered to be one of the greatest missionaries since
St. Paul. 

Yesterday also marked the beginning of the new year in the church calendar and the beginning of the Advent Season. Mr. DiGiornio’s mentor group will now light the first candle of the advent Wreath. And so we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Gracious God, send us your grace this Advent Season so that we can prepare for your coming.
Touch our hearts with longing so that we can better love and serve you and each other.
Fill us with the hope that we can be transformed by your Spirit and so help transform the world.
Give us the peace of knowing that you came to share our human life and redeem us for the sake of love.
We ask these things in the name of Jesus, whose kingdom we seek. Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…pray for us
St. Ignatius…pray for us
St. Francis Xavier…pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Friday, November 30, 2018

D-Day 

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills.

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will circle the wagons today at 3p in the third floor band room to practice for the Christmas assembly. 

If you think you have an interest in going into law, join the Business Club on Monday in Room 410 during activities period. We will be welcoming three attorneys who have taken their careers in different directions. Joe Sack who recently joined Morgan Stanley as Executive Director in the Wealth Management Litigation Group after years of having his own firm and being the mayor of Rye, NY. Mark Hannafey who currently is Regulatory Counsel at Moore Capital Management. John Sullivan who is a partner at the law firm of Hill Rivkins LLP. 

The Ping Pong Tournament is back!!!! Sign-ups begin today for play to start early next week! There will be a $5 entry fee; all proceeds will benefit the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador. See Dr. Smith or the Ping Pong Club officers Thursday or Friday for more details! 

DRAMA SOCIETY 

The drama society announces auditions for The Laramie Project. In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student was brutally beaten to death in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming; over the next several weeks, Matthew’s story became a national news sensation. The Laramie Project is a series of word-for-word real-life interviews conducted with people in the town. It is both a retelling of the events that transpired and a portrait of the residents and town of Laramie in the year following Matthew’s murder. The Laramie Project deals with very serious subject matter in an honest and forthright manner and contains descriptions of violence, discussion of homosexuality and some minor adult language. 

Auditions will be held Mon. 12/3 and Tues. 12/4 from 3:00-5:30. You only need to attend one date and materials will be provided at the audition. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors serving at Fordham Bedford Community Services should check in with Mr. Homer today about this afternoon's site visit.

OTHER NEWS 

Any student who would like to perform in this year's Christmas Assembly please see Mr. LaGamma in the band room after school by Thursday December 6th. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Freshmen Dance is tonight from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets can be purchased for $10 from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey or in the attendance office.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us pray for the healing of Maureen Monaco, grandmother of Peter Monaco, ’20, and as we begin our Examen, please quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

St. Ignatius, pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

C-Day 

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills.

ACTIVITIES

The Ping Pong Tournament is back!!!! Sign-ups begin today for play to start early next week! There will be a $5 entry fee; all proceeds will benefit the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador. See Dr. Smith or the Ping Pong Club officers Thursday or Friday for more details! 

ATHLETICS

The JV hockey team opened its league play last night with a 3-0 win over St. Peter’s. Matthew McCormack opened the scoring for the Rams, and Braeden Keane and Aidan Maginn rounded out the scoring. Connor Dufresne has two assists, and Matteo Vitale backstopped the shutout. 

ATTENTION: All student-athletes who competed in Football, Soccer and Crew this Fall. Please check your Fordham Prep e-mails for an athletic survey that needs to be completed. 

The Varsity Squash team lost a tough match to Horace Mann yesterday 6-1. Blake Davis won the team's only match in four game thriller. 

DRAMA SOCIETY 

The drama society announces auditions for The Laramie Project. In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student was brutally beaten to death in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming; over the next several weeks, Matthew’s story became a national news sensation. The Laramie Project is a series of word-for-word real-life interviews conducted with people in the town. It is both a retelling of the events that transpired and a portrait of the residents and town of Laramie in the year following Matthew’s murder. The Laramie Project deals with very serious subject matter in an honest and forthright manner and contains descriptions of violence, discussion of homosexuality and some minor adult language. 

Auditions will be held Mon. 12/3 and Tues. 12/4 from 3:00-5:30. You only need to attend one date and materials will be provided at the audition. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors serving at Fordham Bedford Community Services should check in with Mr. Homer today about this afternoon's site visit. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Freshmen Dance will be on Friday, November 30th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets can be purchased for $10 from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey or in the attendance office.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning, let us pray for those who are without the basic needs of food, shelter, or good clothing as we enter these coldest months of the year. Let us also pray for the universal Church, as it enters a new year this weekend and our Jewish brothers and sisters who begin their sacred holiday of Hanukkah this weekend as well. And so we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of love, help us to treat all those who enter into our lives with compassion. Grant us the grace and understanding to see all your creatures as gifts that are to be cherished. Fill our hearts with joy as we enter this time of celebration. Help us to remember our true calling to serve you and to serve others.   

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…. pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

B-Day 

ATHLETICS

Last night the swimming and diving team hosted Xaverian for the team's first home meet of the year. The team got off to a fast start winning all 4 events before diving portion of the meet. Led by double event winner junior Evan Barr the team cruised to a 99-78 victory. Other event winners included Jared Copeland, Timothy Norris, CJ Plantemoli, Emmet Santry, Nick Torres and Jack Kelly. Sophomore Brendan O'Brien had a breakout performance in the 200 individual medley making is Cleveland invitational cut time. The team takes on St Francis Prep next Tuesday at home at 6pm. 

The Varsity Ice Hockey team tied powerhouse St. Anthony’s last night 3-3. Daniel Heslin led all scorers with 1 goal and 2 assists. Will Rice had 1 goal and 1 assist, Hunter Vance had a goal, and Jack Greco had 2 assists. 

REMINDER: All varsity, JV & freshman football players should have returned all their equipment and emptied out their lockers. If you have any equipment please return it to Mr. McLaughlin or Mr. Kurtin down in the main gym. 

ATTENTION: All student-athletes who competed in Football, Soccer and Crew this fall, please check your Fordham Prep e-mails for an athletic survey that needs to be completed. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent supper at the Prep on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent for reflection by Sister Danielle Marie Baran, CR, Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent by December 1st. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Freshmen Dance will be on Friday, November 30th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets can be purchased for $10 from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Dempsey or in the attendance office.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of love and grace, at the start of this day make us to know your ways, teach us your paths and help us to walk in your truth, so that are lives and actions may bring about your greater glory. For You are our God and Savior. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…. pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A-Day 

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. 

ATHLETICS

All varsity & remaining JV football players MUST clear out their lockers and return their combo locks, equipment and uniforms to the equipment room today Tuesday 11/27 after school. 

The track and field season is underway and it's still not too late to be part of one of the city's top teams but after this week it will be. Upperclassmen see Mr. Febles in Room 225, Freshman see Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center or on the track at 3pm. 

Attention anyone interested in playing Rugby in the Spring. Please take a moment to sign up online. For all varsity players, we are in the planning stage of our international tour and need to gather sign up details. 

On Tuesday, December 4th the lacrosse team will be hosting a clinic open to all Fordham Prep students. No experience necessary. The clinic will take place on the back field after consultation. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Hemsley. 

ENGAGEMENT

Today, during lunch students are asked to stop by the Giving Tuesday table to make a small donation in support of the Prep and enjoy some free donuts. And seniors, today only you can make your senior class gift AND support the Prep on Giving Tuesday. Let's be the class that smashes the record for giving!   And, parents you have the power to unlock match donations in your son's grade and increase the value of your gift -- while helping your son's grade win a special prize if they have the highest number of parent donors today. If you love the Prep, we hope you'll join us today and help the Prep! 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28 can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

All parents are invited tomorrow, to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at  www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer   

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent supper at the Prep on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent for reflection by Sister Danielle Marie Baran, CR, Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent by December 1st. See flyer in email. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Freshmen dance will be on Friday, November 30th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, and Ms. Dempsey or in the attendance office.

TODAY’S PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, at the beginning of this day, may your Spirit be with us, strengthening and supporting, giving life and guiding. May you be present in all we do and say as we strive to build your Kingdom and may your light shine in our minds and hearts. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us 

St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, November 26, 2018

F-Day

ATHLETICS

On Tuesday, December 4th the lacrosse team will be hosting a clinic open to all Fordham Prep students. No experience necessary. The clinic will take place on the back field after consultation. If you have any questions please see Mr. Hemsley. 

The track and field season is underway and it's still not too late to be part of one of the city's top teams but after this week it will be. Upperclassmen see Mr. Febles in Room 225, Freshman see Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center or on the track at 3pm. 

All varsity & remaining JV football players MUST clear out their lockers and return their combo locks, equipment and uniforms to the equipment room on Tuesday, 11/27 after school.

The JV Basketball team opened their season this past weekend in the Tony Iurilli Thanksgiving tournament at St. Ray's boy’s high school. On Friday, the team won in double overtime against Christ the King 78 to 75. Led by Jake Okon's 25 points 9 rebounds and 5 assists & freshman Omari Ward's 20 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds. Evan Boccia added 18 points and 3 assists.  

On Saturday, the team faced a tough Cardinal Hayes team losing 66 to 33. The team scoring came from Jake Okon -11 points Evan Boccia - 10 points & Omari Ward- 6 points. 

On Sunday, the team bounced back to defeat Bishop Loughlin 77-66 to earn third place in the tournament. After a closely played game through three quarters, Fordham took the lead late in the fourth to secure the win. Jake Okon was 6 of 9 from behind the arc and finished with 31 point total. Evan Boccia had 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. Omari Ward added a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists. Luke Daily had eight points; four of which came late in the fourth after two incredible steals & Will Aventura's 4 points to go with tenacious rebounding on both sides of the court. JV Basketball came out with a 2-1 record in the tournament. 

Varsity Football finished the season with a 21-13 win over Xavier in the 96th edition of the Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl. Led by the defense who had three key stops in the game; including a goal-line stance which kept Xavier off the scoreboard in the 1st half. The offense was led by Derek Bufano who threw TD passes to Matthew McCarthy and Owen Loffredo; while Zach Wallace ran for a TD. 

The Rams finish the season 7-4 under first year head Coach Mr. Deane. Congratulations to the following member of the varsity football team who were named CHSFL All League players. Jack Goodkin, Derek Bufano, Matthew McCarthy, Brendan Kennedy, Andre Villarba, and Zachary Wallace. Both Jack Goodkin and Derek Bufano will represent Fordham Prep at the CHSFL Senior Bowl. 

ENGAGEMENT

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and if you LOVE the Prep, we hope you'll HELP the Prep on a day that's focused on charitable giving. And if you are thinking about making a gift to the Prep by the end of the year, please consider making it tomorrow to unlock donor match challenges in every grade and increase the impact and value of your gift. Track our progress all day on social media as we post photos, messages and videos -- including the ever popular "Get Out Of JUG" free pass offer -- with students and faculty. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

On behalf of our neighbors in the Bronx and beyond, thank you Fordham Prep! You donated 36,371 items weighing in 27,988.34 lbs. of food to help those in need at 7 different food pantries. In addition, through the Great Ignatian Challenge, you contributed to an amazing 106,322 lbs. of food collected by Jesuit high schools to feed the hungry in our metropolitan area while raising funds to support tuition assistance! Special thanks to Seniors, Ryan Fodero and Luke Mathison along with the Hunger Awareness Committee for leading another successful drive. 

Juniors attending next week's Emmaus are reminded that there will be a mandatory planning meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2:45 in the Ministry Center.

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at  www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer  

Fordham Prep’s Faith and Fellowship Committee invites parents to an Advent supper at the Prep on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30. Come together in hope, joy, love and peace this Advent for reflection by Sister Danielle Marie Baran, CR, Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent by December 1st.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Freshmen Student Government election has concluded. Congratulations to Jordan Mirabile - Class President, Jack Annicelli - Vice Presdient, Lawrence Cadet - Secretary and Christian LeVasseur - Publicist. 

The Freshmen dance will be on Friday, November 30th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets can be purchased from Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Ritter, Mr. Sullivan, and Ms. Dempsey or in the attendance office.

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin a new week let us join the Church and the Society of Jesus in remembering Jesuit, Saint John Berchmans. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Finn, uncle and godfather of Mrs. Maureen Martinez of the Guidance Department and the consolation of his family. And in light of the Feast of Christ the King, which the Church celebrated yesterday let us pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Loving God, thank you for the gift of this new week. Help us to look forward to all that lies ahead, grateful for all your gifts and blessings, ready to bring your light and love to wherever it is needed and thus build your Kingdom. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us
St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us
St. John Berchmans……….pray for us. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

E-Day 

Hunger Awareness Month Food Drive Update:

Your response to the drive these last 24 hours has been overwhelming! Thank you!!! We are still counting and will share our total number of items later at the assembly today. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

FMPC Ram Raffle & Fordham Prep LIMITED Edition Tote Bag On Sale @ Turkey Bowl

The Limited Edition Fordham Prep RAM Tote Bag will make its debut at the Turkey Bowl this Thursday AM. Purchase your FP RAM RAFFLE for $125 – A Chance to Win $15,000 CASH & you can purchase the FP RAM Tote Bag* for $50. Will Only be Sold at Certain Events (Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl, FPMC Christmas Party, FMPC Jan & Feb Meetings, Igniting Our Mission Event – Mar 2) Once they are Sold Out, They are Gone! FP RAM Tote Bags are only available for sale WITH a purchase of the RAM Raffle – Both yours for $175. Don’t Miss This Opportunity on Thurs @ Turkey Bowl.   (*Lands’ End Medium Tote)

 TODAY’S PRAYER

On this last day of classes before Thanksgiving, this morning’s Examen focuses on gratitude. As we prepare ourselves to pray the Examen, we ask that you remain seated, that you close your tablets, put away your phones, free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence within and around you. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

I ask God to show me the many blessings in my life. 

I ask myself, “What am I most grateful for? What gives me joy, peace, and life?” 

I express my gratitude to God for this gift, speaking from the heart, as one friend speaks to another. 

I recall the moments when I have been blessed by the goodness of another, or the moments when I have shared my goodness. 

I ask myself, “When have I failed to share my goodness or to appreciate the goodness of others?” 

I ask for God’s help to better appreciate, give thanks and share the gifts I have been given and I look forward in thanksgiving for the many ways in which God blesses me. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

St. Ignatius, pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

D-Day 

Hunger Awareness Month Food Drive Update:
Our current number of items stands at: 19,998
Dr. Petriello has granted an extension of the drive to Tuesday 9am. With that we have the chance to feed even more of our hungry neighbors and gain the day after the Super Bowl off. Please support the drive! 

ACADEMICS 

All members of the National Honor Society are reminded to meet in the Prep lobby after 5th period for the Fordham University luncheon. 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity hockey team started off its season last night with a 5-0 win over Stepinac. Matteo Vitale was flawless in his Varsity debut, earning the shutout. Goals were scored by Will Rice (3), Andrew Powers and Owen Curry. Mark your calendars now - Saturday, November 24, at 7 pm at Playland in Rye, the Varsity Rams face off against Iona in their first meeting of the season. 

Attention Freshmen: The Freshman track and field team is shaping up to be one of the top teams in the CHSAA and it's still not too late to come out for the team. See Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center or on the Prep track at 3pm. 

The first track and field practice for upperclassmen will be held today. All athletes should meet on Prep track at 3pm.

DRAMA SOCIETY

Congratulations to the company of the Drama Society’s outstanding production of Newsies. This weekend close to 100 students came together, including young women from eleven other schools, and performed two riveting performances that was lauded as “the best high school show I have ever seen” by a longtime, Prep theatergoer.   These performances garnered long rounds of applause, clapping through musical numbers, and standing ovations. Audiences marveled at the tremendous singing, intricate dancing, stunning costumes and set, and precision of the crew. 

Congratulations to the cast, crew, student producers, musicians, and production team for all of your hard work. Bravo 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Gentlemen--Mr. McNamara is looking for a few good men to help out with the Soccer Awards Dinner in the Commons TONIGHT, MONDAY, November 19 from about 6p-8:30p. Help is needed with set up, serving food to families, and clean up. In-school service hours are available for upperclassmen. Please respond directly to Mr. Mac at mcnamarp@fordhamprep.org Thanks for considering this. 

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Delores Ricciardi, grandmother of James Ricciardi ’19 John Ricciardi ’17 and Justin Ricciardi ’16, may she rest in peace 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for the victims and those affected by the fires in California. Let us pray for those who will go hungry this day. And as Thanksgiving approaches let us recall all that we are grateful for. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

O God of all blessings, we thank you for the many gifts and graces we have received this year- gifts of family and friendship, gifts of education and opportunity. Lord, grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.                                

 St, John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…. pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, November 16, 2018

C-Day 

ACTIVITIES

Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors, if you are interested in meeting with our campus representative from the National Hispanic Institute on Friday, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office. Only students who sign up will be allowed to attend the meeting on Friday during 4th period. 

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Squash roster has been posted in the attendance office. Practice begins Monday, November 19th at 7:00am.

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Fordham Prep Dramatics Society will perform their fall show, Newsies*, this weekend. Performances are Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at 8:00pm in the Leonard Theatre. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the door. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Gentlemen--Mr. McNamara is looking for a few good men to help out with the Soccer Awards Dinner in the Commons THIS MONDAY, November 19 from about 6p-8:30p. Help is needed with set up, serving food to families, and clean up. In-school service hours are available for upperclassmen. Please respond directly to Mr. Mac at mcnamarp@fordhamprep.org   Thanks for considering this.  

Attention All Students! Did you know that "Americans throw away more than 70 pounds of textiles per person per year? With that in mind, there will be a SHOE DRIVE for the people of Soles 4 Souls. Souls 4 Souls is a national organization that collects shoes for people who can't afford them. The shoes drive will be lasting from November 13th-20th. We will be collecting all closed-toe shoes, NEW or Gently USED shoes, so no flip-flops or sandals. Please support the shoe drive by dropping off shoes in a box located in the Hall of Honor. Thank you! 

All students are invited to join this Saturday's Polar Plunge at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle to raise money for New York State Special Olympics. See seniors Sam Abel, Steve Thomas, or Mr. Homer for more details and to sign up. Service hours can be earned. 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl Football Classic--collecting tickets and handing out rally towels.  Please see Mrs. Trainor in the Admin Center to sign up.
Important Details:  Turkey Bowl 2018
Time:  Please arrive at Jack Coffey Field at 8:00am at Gate A. (the football stadium near the entrance of Fordham University)
Assignment:   Collect tickets and give out rally towels & programs as fans enter Jack Coffey Stadium at Fordham University. 
Tickets:  Student Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the game. When you are done collecting tickets and handing out the rally towels you are free to go and enjoy the game.   

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join us to Give Thanks with the Entire Fordham Prep Community at the Family Thanksgiving Mass, Sunday, November 18th at 9:00 am at the University Church. Light refreshments in the Commons following the Mass, all are welcome. In support of the Fordham Prep Food Drive, canned and/or dried food items will be collected in the Commons. For any questions, please contact:
Anita Dziwura
adziwura@optonline.net
914-833-7626 

SPIRIT WEEK

During consultation, we will have three events at the same time
The weight lifting competition will be in the athletic gym. We plan to add any records set to the records board. Faculty are encouraged to compete as well.
The Kahoot! game will be in the commons. $30 in prizes including an invitation to go to Washington DC with the History Bowl team for free.
The Shmolley tournament will occur on the back field during consultation, with the rain out on Monday. All of the competitions are free to enter and have prizes. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Let us continue to pray for those on the Discovery retreat. 

For this morning’s Examen we ask that you remain seated, free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence both within you and around you. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart moments when I felt nourished, loved, or filled up by God or others. 

I recall when I felt satisfied and well-fed, surrounded by family and loved ones. 

I thank God for his grace, for giving me gifts that nourish and sustain. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments when I have encountered hunger, weakness, or lack of nourishment. 

I recall a moment when I have experienced the hunger of another… perhaps on the street, at a soup kitchen, or even in the midst of times of trouble? 

I remember that giving someone food, is the same as giving someone life. And so I recall the moments in which I gave life to others. 

I also recall the moments when I failed to give life to others. 

Therefore, I ask God to give me the strength to share my gifts and give the gift of life. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

ST. Ignatius, pray for us 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

B-Day 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ACTIVITIES

Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors, if you are interested in meeting with our campus representative from the National Hispanic Institute on Friday, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office. Only students who sign up will be allowed to attend the meeting on Friday during 4th period. 

ATHLETICS 

Turkey Bowl tickets will be sold today in the Commons between 3rd period - 5th period for $5.00. 

The Fordham JV hockey team defeated Stepinac last night 5-0 in its first game of the season. Matteo Vitale backstopped the team to his first shutout. Goals were scored by Aidan Tuch (2), Braeden Keane, Matthew McCormack and Jack Phillips. 

Three varsity soccer players have been selected to represent the NYC CHSAA in this year’s Mayor’s Cup game against the PSAL on Sunday at St. John’s. Congratulations to Eddie Perez, Johnny Estrada and Aidan Feeney on being selected. 

Freshman Track and Field is underway and it’s still not too late to come out for the team. Get faster and stronger while competing on one of city’s top teams. See Coach Carney in the ministry center during the day or in the hall of honor today at 3pm. 

The Track and Field season for upperclassmen begins Monday. Be sure to register on the Prep website. 

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Fordham Prep Dramatics Society will perform their fall show, Newsies*, this weekend. Performances are Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th at 8:00pm in the Leonard Theatre. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the door. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Did you know that over 2 million people in New York City are struggling from hunger? Over 750,000 of them are children. You can do your part to help those in need by donating to the food drive. We are still 20,000 food items short of our goal with three days to go, and we need your support so we can get that day off and more importantly, so we can feed the hungry in our area. 

Attention All Students! Did you know that "Americans throw away more than 70 pounds of textiles per person per year? With that in mind, there will be a SHOE DRIVE for the people of Soles 4 Souls. Souls 4 Souls is a national organization that collects shoes for people who can't afford them. The shoes drive will be lasting from November 13th-20th. We will be collecting all closed-toe shoes, NEW or Gently USED shoes, so no flip-flops or sandals. Please support the shoe drive by dropping off shoes in a box located in the Hall of Honor. Thank you! 

All students are invited to join this Saturday's Polar Plunge at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle to raise money for New York State Special Olympics. See seniors Sam Abel, Steve Thomas, or Mr. Homer for more details and to sign up. Service hours can be earned. 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl Football Classic--collecting tickets and handing out rally towels.  Please see Mrs. Trainor in the Admin Center to sign up.

Important Details:  Turkey Bowl 2018

Time:  Please arrive at Jack Coffey Field at 8:00am at Gate A. (the football stadium near the entrance of Fordham University)

Assignment:   Collect tickets and give out rally towels & programs as fans enter Jack Coffey Stadium at Fordham University. 

Tickets:  Student Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the game. When you are done collecting tickets and handing out the rally towels you are free to go and enjoy the game.   

OTHER NEWS

Mohawk Day Camp has summer job openings for high school juniors, seniors, and college students. We are looking for camp counselors as well as swim staff. There are also many assistant positions available in our camp programs: arts and crafts, mountain biking, pioneering, cooking, sports, robotics, drama, dance, tennis, photography, ceramics, and more. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for the victims and those affected by the fires in California. Let us also pray for those on the Discovery retreat. 

Aware that there are 795 million undernourished people in the world today. Aware that one in nine people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Aware that hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, let us pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Amen) 

God, giver of all good gifts, thank you for our many blessings- our safety, our health, and our food. Touch our hearts that we may grow in awareness and sensitivity to those in need, especially the poor and hungry in our midst. We ask that those who are hurting, who are struggling to survive may be assisted by men and women with good and generous hearts. And may we also be inspired by you to assist in the ways we can. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us
St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES

Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors, if you are interested in meeting with our campus representative from the National Hispanic Institute on Friday, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office. Only students who sign up will be allowed to attend the meeting on Friday during 4th period. 

ATHLETICS 

Turkey Bowl tickets will be sold today in the Commons between 3rd period - 5th period for $5.00. 

Freshman participating in today's field day with the track and field team should meet in the Hall of Honor at 3pm. 

Upperclassmen participating in the winter season of track and field are reminded to register online before the first practice on Monday November 19th..

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Please join us to Give Thanks with the Entire Fordham Prep Community at the Family Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday, November 18th at 9:00 am at the University Church. Light refreshments in the Commons following the Mass, all are welcome. In support of the Fordham Prep Food Drive, canned and/or dried food items will be collected in the Commons. For any questions, please contact:
Anita Dziwura
adziwura@optonline.net
914-833-7626
We are looking for experienced Eucharistic Ministers. If you would like to participate in the liturgy, please contact Anita by November 14. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

1 in 4 children in New York City are at risk of hunger. You can help make a difference this November. If every student brings in at least 26 food items we will reach our goal of 26,000 items, of helping our neighbors and of getting the day after the Super Bowl off! Before this morning's count we currently stand at 5202 items. We have a LONG way to go. Let's go Fordham Prep! 

Attention All Students! Did you know that "Americans throw away more than 70 pounds of textiles per person per year? With that in mind, there will be a SHOE DRIVE for the people of Soles 4 Souls. Souls 4 Souls is a national organization that collects shoes for people who can't afford them. The shoes drive will be lasting from November 13th-20th. We will be collecting all closed-toe shoes, NEW or Gently USED shoes, so no flip-flops or sandals. Please support the shoe drive by dropping off shoes in a box located in the Hall of Honor. Thank you! 

All students are invited to join this Saturday's Polar Plunge at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle to raise money for New York State Special Olympics. See seniors Sam Abel, Steve Thomas, or Mr. Homer for more details and to sign up. Service hours can be earned. 

Tomorrow, students may dress down in Red, White, and/or Blue in a celebration of USA with a $5 donation to Wreaths Across America or purchase of a shirt. 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl Football Classic--collecting tickets and handing out rally towels.  Please see Mrs. Trainor in the Admin Center to sign up.
Important Details:  Turkey Bowl 2018
Time:  Please arrive at Jack Coffey Field at 8:00am at Gate A. (the football stadium near the entrance of Fordham University)
Assignment:   Collect tickets and give out rally towels & programs as fans enter Jack Coffey Stadium at Fordham University. 
Tickets:  Student Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the game. When you are done collecting tickets and handing out the rally towels you are free to go and enjoy the game.   

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for the victims and those affected by the fires in California. We also join the Church in remembering Jesuit and Saint Joseph Pignatelli. 

Aware that over 1.5 million New Yorkers will go to bed hungry tonight, let us pray. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Amen) 

O God, during this month of November, may we continue to grow in awareness of the problem of hunger in our world. Grant strength and relief to all who still struggle to get enough to eat. Give courage and wisdom to leaders of nations so that they might make ending hunger a priority. And inspire us to give generously so that daily bread may be a reality for everyone on your earth. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us
St. Ignatius ……….. pray for us
St. Joseph Pignatelli……….pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

F-Day 

ACADEMICS 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Students are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ATHLETICS 

Last night the varsity swimming and diving team kicked off its season on the road vs Iona prep. Co-captain Nick Torres led the team with a state qualifying performance in the 100 Butterfly. Other gold medal finishes were put in by Jason Amato, Jack Kelly, Tim Norris, Jase Malloy, Evan Barr, co-captain Andrew Wetty, Jared Copland and Ryan Maierle. The Aquarams won all 12 events for a 99-77 victory. The team takes on Farrel Thursday 4pm at Sarah Lawrence College. 

Over the weekend, the freshman swimming and diving team capped their season with a second place finish at the championship meet this weekend. Giacomo Lugato was named swimmer of the meet for his 2 individual and 1 relay victories. Michael Barry, Alade Haskins and Christian Miraglia teamed up with Lugato for the winning 200 free relay to cap the afternoon. Congrats to all on a very successful season. 

The varsity football team came up short in their semifinal game against Kellenberg on Saturday night 47-20. Rams touchdowns were scored by Matthew McCarthy and Jack Goodkin; while Gearoid Kennedy added 2 field goals. The Rams record sits at 6-4 as they look to end the season with a victory against Xavier on Thanksgiving Day. The game is set for 10am on Coffey field. Come out and support your Rams. 

Pre-sale for tickets to this year’s Turkey Bowl will be sold this week on Wednesday & Thursday in the Commons for $5.00. Tickets on the day of the game will cost $10.00 at the door. 

On Saturday, sophomore Eamonn Sullivan and Junior Niall Ryan took 6th and 11th places respectively at the State Catholic cross country championships, earning births at the New York State federation cross country Championships this Saturday in Wappinger’s Falls. Eamonn and Niall earn 1st and 2nd team All-Star status respectively. Congrats on a great meet. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The Fordham Prep Fathers' Club will be having their 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Event this Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00PM. This year The Fathers' Club will be honoring Daniel Nolan of the Social Studies Dept. Event flyer is attached in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

More than 1 Million people in NYC every day rely on soup kitchens and food pantries and the amount keeps on rising. Let's help those in need! Our current count is 3,013, we have 22,987 to go. Support the food drive! 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at  www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer    

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

Calling all Moms/Guardians - Mothers’ Club Meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm in the Commons. Please join us this evening to hear Mr. Brian Carney discuss how we can raise boys with social consciousness. Also, it is Hunger Awareness Month so please bring a flat of canned goods if you are able. The Senior Co-Chairs of the Food Drive will be speaking. Finally, don’t forget we will be selling $5 vouchers for 25% off at Lord & Taylor/Eastchester (Charity Day on Friday, 11/16). As always, these meetings are a wonderful opportunity to meet other moms and find out what fun events are coming. We look forward to seeing everyone this evening. 

Please join us to Give Thanks with the Entire Fordham Prep Community at the Family Thanksgiving Mass - Sunday, November 18th at 9:00 am at the University Church. Light refreshments in the Commons following the Mass, all are welcome. In support of the Fordham Prep Food Drive, canned and/or dried food items will be collected in the Commons. For any questions, please contact:
Anita Dziwura
adziwura@optonline.net
914-833-7626
We are looking for experienced Eucharistic Ministers. If you would like to participate in the liturgy, please contact Anita by November 14. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for the victims and those affected by fires in California. Let us also pray for all those who will go hungry this day. And let us join the Church in remembering Jesuit Saint, Stanislaus Kostka. 

Yesterday, our nation remembered and honored our Veterans and so we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of compassion and peace, God of dignity and strength, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. 

We pray for those who continue to serve. Bless them with wholeness and love, shelter them, heal their wounds, comfort their hearts and grant peace to them and to our world. 

We ask these things in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us 

St. Ignatius…..pray for us 

St. Stanislaus…..pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Friday, November 9, 2018

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will be a-funnin' and a-strummin' at 2:45 today in room 313. New members are always welcome! 

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312. 

The Meditation Club will meet in room 250 from 2:00-2:15pm. All are welcome! 

The Just Serve Club will meet today in the Ministry Center during Activities Period. 

Italian Club meeting in Room 243. 

ATHLETICS 

Tryouts for varsity squash will begin on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00am at the University squash courts. They will also take place on Wednesday and Thursday, same location and time. In order to tryout you must be registered in the ram sports zone and have an updated physical on file. See Mr. Viele in room 211 with any questions. 

Anyone interested in joining the indoor track team should attend a brief meeting today at 2:30 in room 225. 

Attention Freshmen- The track team is sponsoring a Field day for Freshmen Wednesday November 14th at 3pm - come try one of the many track and field events. We will meet on the Prep track at 3pm and will conclude with pizza in the commons at 5pm. Contact carneyb@fordhamprep.org if you have questions. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The Fordham Prep Fathers' Club will be having their 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00PM. This year The Fathers' Club will be honoring Daniel Nolan of the Social Studies Dept. Event flyer is attached in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Over 1.5 million people of the 8.6 million that live in NYC live in households that suffer from hunger. Make a difference and support the Thanksgiving Food Drive! Let's go Fordham Prep! 

Ms. Pfaff and Ms. Staring's sophomore mentor groups are collecting toiletries all week for POTS and the Jeanne Jugan Residence. All donations can be brought to the Commons before school or left in the ministry center at other times. Thanks so much for your help! See list below for items needed. 

POTS (Part Of The Solution) nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to its door and serves to help alleviate the challenges faced by our poor and working-poor neighbors. Our neighbors at POTS have reached out to our community and are in need of the following travel-sized items for their Shower Program:

 Razors                          Socks
Shampoo                      T-shirts
Shaving cream             Underwear
Soap                              White towels

The Jeanne Jugan Residence is located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.   At the residence, The Little Sisters of the Poor work tirelessly to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. Our neighbors at The Jeanne Jugan Residence have asked for our community’s help and are in need of the following items so that they can better care for our elders:

AA batteries                 Gift cards (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, etc.)
Balmex                         Facial tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
Body wash                   Mouthwash 

Either place could also use money to make purchases.

 OTHER NEWS

All interested Fordham Prep students are invited to the Careers in Medicine event sponsored by Columbia Doctors and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-8:00pm in the gym at Archbishop Stepinac High School (950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605). This is a free event open to all interested high school students. To register online, students should complete this Google Form online. You can also sign up by calling 914-787-5000. See attached in email flyer for details. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: If you are interested in running for Freshmen class President there will be a short informational meeting on Friday, November 9th in room 342 during activities period. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us pray for the victims of the shooting in California and the consolation of their families. 

As we conclude our Faith Doing Justice Summit this week, our Examen this morning invites to reflect in a particular way on our own growth as people committed to justice. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence and the moments when I saw God in the work of those who seek a more just world. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God, and particularly felt most connected to those on the margins of society. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others through dialogue, reflection and my openness to growth. 

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and gifts with which to work for greater justice in our world. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I turned away from God, or times when I failed to listen to others point of view, or when I perhaps was not open to growth. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and live more justly. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thursday,  November 8, 2018
Parent Teacher Meetings

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

D-Day 

ATHLETICS 

Attention all freshman and JV football players who are done playing football this season. You MUST return your equipment today Wednesday 10/7 to the equipment room. Please return you helmets, shoulders, belt and combo locks along with all “washed” practice/game uniforms.
Freshman - 3 PM
JV - 4 PM 

Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher? Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city's top track and field teams. Those interested in being part of this year’s team should attend a brief information meeting this Friday at 230 in room 225. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The Fordham Prep Fathers' Club will be having their 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00PM. This year The Fathers' Club will be honoring Daniel Nolan of the Social Studies Dept. Event flyer is attached in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Did you know that 40% of food is thrown out in the US every year, or about $165 billion worth. All of this uneaten food could feed 25 million Americans. Hunger Awareness month is underway. Food can be dropped off in the hall of honor before school. We will also be available for drop off during Parent Teacher Meetings outside the Ministry Center. Please help our hungry neighbors and support the drive. 

Ms. Pfaff and Ms. Staring's sophomore mentor groups are collecting toiletries all week for POTS and the Jeanne Jugan Residence. All donations can be brought to the Commons before school or left in the ministry center at other times. Thanks so much for your help! See list below for items needed. 

POTS (Part Of The Solution) nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to its door and serves to help alleviate the challenges faced by our poor and working-poor neighbors. Our neighbors at POTS have reached out to our community and are in need of the following travel-sized items for their Shower Program: 

Razors                          Socks
Shampoo                    T-shirts
Shaving cream           Underwear
Soap                            White towels

The Jeanne Jugan Residence is located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.   At the residence, The Little Sisters of the Poor work tirelessly to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. Our neighbors at The Jeanne Jugan Residence have asked for our community’s help and are in need of the following items so that they can better care for our elders: 

AA batteries                 Gift cards (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, etc.)
Balmex                         Facial tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
Body wash                   Mouthwash 

Either place could also use money to make purchases.  

SERVICE HOURS: Gentlemen: in-house service hours are available for this Thursday, Nov. 8th for Parent – Teacher Meetings. Come sign up right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. There are a few spots left. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: If you are interested in running for Freshmen class President there will be a short informational meeting on Friday, November 9th in room 342 during activities period. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us pray for all participating in Emmaus 287. As we continue our Faith Doing Justice Summit this week, the Diversity Committee will hold a forum today to consider the issues of racial equity and the disproportionate number of persons of color incarcerated each year in our Criminal Justice system. Our faith calls us to work for greater justice where unjust structures might exist in order to ensure that all our brothers and sisters live with dignity. And so we pray: 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of justice, in your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception. Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change. And fill us with courage that we might work for justice that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. 

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us
St. Ignatius…. pray for us

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

C-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today, from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information.   

ATHLETICS 

Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher? Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city's top track and field teams. Those interested in being part of this year’s team should attend a brief information meeting this Friday at 230 in room 225. 

Tryouts for varsity squash will begin on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00am at the University squash courts. They will also take place on Wednesday and Thursday, same location and time. In order to tryout you must be registered in the ram sports zone and have an updated physical on file. See Mr. Viele in room 211 with any questions. 

Attention all freshman and JV football players who are done playing football this season. You MUST return your equipment this Wednesday 10/7 to the equipment room. Please return you helmets, shoulders, belt and combo locks along with all “washed” practice/game uniforms.
Freshman - 3 PM
JV - 4 PM 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The Fordham Prep Fathers' Club will be having their 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00PM. This year The Fathers' Club will be honoring Daniel Nolan of the Social Studies Dept. Event flyer is attached in your email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger? Support the food drive!  

All sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat need to attend a brief but mandatory meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2:45 in the Theater. 

Ms. Pfaff and Ms. Staring's sophomore mentor groups are collecting toiletries all week for POTS and the Jeanne Jugan Residence. All donations can be brought to the Commons before school or left in the ministry center at other times. Thanks so much for your help! See list below for items needed. 

POTS (Part Of The Solution) nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to its door and serves to help alleviate the challenges faced by our poor and working-poor neighbors. Our neighbors at POTS have reached out to our community and are in need of the following travel-sized items for their Shower Program: 

Razors                          Socks
Shampoo                    T-shirts
Shaving cream           Underwear
Soap                            White towels

The Jeanne Jugan Residence is located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.   At the residence, The Little Sisters of the Poor work tirelessly to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. Our neighbors at The Jeanne Jugan Residence have asked for our community’s help and are in need of the following items so that they can better care for our elders: 

AA batteries                 Gift cards (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, etc.)
Balmex                         Facial tissue (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
Body wash                   Mouthwash 

Either place could also use money to make purchases. 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at  www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer    

SERVICE HOURS: Gentlemen: in-house service hours are available for this Thursday, Nov. 8th for Parent – Teacher Meetings. Come sign up right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. Your help is needed, thank you. 

STUDENT LIFE 

Maxwell Gonzalez, Nicholas Soddano and Joshua Ramos represented Fordham Prep at the National Hispanic Institute Conference in San Marcos, TX over the weekend. Congratulations to Maxwell Gonzalez who won third place in the 10th grade division. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us pray for all participating in Emmaus 287. Today, as we gather to together as a community and consider the use of the death penalty, we pray with the Church.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

God of mercy, we ask your blessing on all we do to build a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by the death penalty. 
We pray for all people, that their lives and dignity as children of a loving God may be respected and protected in all stages and circumstances.
We pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in your compassion and in the promise of eternal life.
We pray for those on death row, that their lives may be spared, that the innocent may be freed and that the guilty may come to acknowledge their wrongdoing and seek reconciliation with you.
We pray for the families of those who are facing execution, that they may be comforted by your love and compassion.
We pray for civic leaders, that they may commit themselves to respecting every human life and ending the use of the death penalty in our land.
God of compassion, give us wisdom and hearts filled with your love. Guide us as we work to build a society that truly chooses life in all situations.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Monday, November 5, 2018

B-Day

ACTIVITIES

The UNICEF Club will continue their Annual Candy Sale. Make sure to stop by and support a great cause. Candy Boxes will be available for one dollar!!!!

ATHLETICS
 

On Thursday evening, the varsity soccer team lost an exciting semifinal game to St. Francis Prep 2-1 on a late game goal. The team finished the season with a 10-3-4 overall record. Eddie Perez, Johnny Estrada, Sam Corena and Aidan Feeney were all honored before the game with an All - City team selection. All members of the team must meet today after school to turn in uniforms in room 403. 

The freshman swim team won their final dual meet on Saturday over Molloy. Individual wins were turned in by Christian Miraglia, Giacomo Lugato, Thomas McFarland, Gabe Rivera, and Lenny Burnett. Additional relay wins were turned in by Chris Kushner, Michael Barry, Basil Lambros, and Alade Haskins. The team will conclude its season next weekend at Freshman Championships.  All team members will meet today after school.  

On Saturday, Eamonn Sullivan '21 captured the State Catholic Sophomore Cross Country Championship title at Van Cortlandt Park against a field of over 100 competitors. His time of 13:28 was 14 seconds faster than the runner up over the historic 2.5 mile course. The Freshmen wrapped up their season winning 5th place team medals in their State Catholic Championship -- the Prep's best finish in 7 years. Myles Hogan led the way becoming only the 18th runner in Prep history to break the elite 9 minute barrier, and Max Handler made the All Time list with a time of 9:29. The Freshmen B team took 3rd in their race behind the sub-10 minute efforts of Ethan Alexander and Charlie Morris. Congrats on a great season!

Varsity football won their quarterfinal game against St. John the Baptist 39-12 on Saturday night. Up 16-6 at halftime, the Rams opened up the 3rd quarter with 20 unanswered points. Derek Bufano led the offensive attack completing 15 of 24 passes for 248 yards and 4TD’s. He connected with Jack Goodkin (6 catches for 147 yards) and Owen Loffredo (4 catches for 46 yards). Zachary Wallace ran for 63 yards on 6 carries a TD, while Gearoid Kennedy added 2 field goals. The defense was led by William Woods who had 9 tackles and a sack. George Gaspar had 8 tackles. Arthur Long had a sack, caused a fumble and blocked a punt & Sean Halbert added a sack and recovered a fumble. It was a dominating performance for the Rams as they look to carry this momentum back to Long Island for the semi-final game on Saturday.

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors: Dr. Peek, an admission's counselor from Fordham University will conduct interviews on Friday, November 16th. A sign-up sheet is now available in Mrs. Isabel's office. This is a great opportunity for seniors who missed their first visit.

Attention Seniors: Ms. Melissa Przewlocki an admission's counselor from The University of Scranton will conduct interview on November 16th. There is a sign-up sheet in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The Fordham Prep Fathers' Club will be having their 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00PM. This year The Fathers' Club will be honoring Daniel Nolan of the Social Studies Dept. Check email for event flyer. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Gentlemen: in-house service hours are available for this Thursday, Nov. 8th for Parent – Teacher Meetings. Come sign up right outside Mrs. Porco’s office in administration. Your help is needed, thank you. 

Ms. Pfaff and Ms. Staring's sophomore mentor groups are collecting toiletries all week for POTS and the Jeanne Jugan Residence. See the printed announcements for the particular items requested. All donations can be brought to the Commons before school or left in the ministry center at other times. Thanks so much for your help! 

Attention Fordham Prep! Did you know that an estimated 48.8 million Americans, including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, about 1 in 5 children go hungry at some point during the year. Hunger Awareness Month is underway and we have been challenged by Dr. Petriello to collect at least 26,000 cans, as well as compete against other Jesuit schools in the Great Ignatian Challenge to raise the most food items for our neighbors in need. Collection begins today, Monday, Nov. 5th and will run through Monday November 19. Don’t let our community or school down! 

All sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat need to attend a brief but mandatory meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2:45 in the Theater. 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at  www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer    

OTHER NEWS

The Diversity Alliance invites all students and faculty to a viewing of the documentary 13th followed by a dialogue on race and equity in the criminal justice system this Wednesday.

The viewing and dialogue will begin at 3pm in room 232 and conclude by 4:30. Pizza will be served. 

Dr. Gelpi and his Mentor Group want to thank everyone who donated blood on Friday. A total of 66 units of blood were collected. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today, the Society of Jesus in the United States celebrates the Feast of all Jesuit Saints and Blessed. The world has been blessed to have prayerful men with generous hearts who desire to labor in and for the Kingdom of God. No matter what the work, from university to infirmary, it is for the glory of God and the help and salvation of souls. Since 1841, we too have been blessed with Jesuits who have, through their openness to God’s call, dedicated their lives to this salvation of souls. And so let us pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God thank you for the examples and inspirations we have received from the members of the Society of Jesus, particularly for those Jesuits who have blessed our lives in ways both large and small, especially here at Fordham Prep. Continue to grace them with the gifts that they need to carry on your work and may their example inspire us to remain open to the ways in which you call us.

St. John the Baptist…. pray for us

St. Ignatius…..pray for us

All Jesuit Saints and Blessed…..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Friday, November 2, 2018

A-Day 

ATHLETICS

All student-athletes interested in attending try-outs or practices for basketball, wrestling, track & field or squash MUST register online and have an up to date physical on file.  REGISTRATION PAGE

Basketball Try-out Schedule - Main Gym
Varsity- 11/3 - 2 PM - 5 PM|
Varsity - 11/4 - 3 PM - 5 PM
Varsity - 11/5 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

JV - 11/3 - 8 AM - 11 AM
JV - 11/4 - 1 PM - 3 PM 
JV - 11/6 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

Freshman- 11/5 - 3 PM - 5:00 PM
Freshman - 11/6 - 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Freshman- 11/7 - 3 PM - 4:30  PM 

Wrestling First Practice - Aux Gym
Varsity/JV - 11/3 -  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Attention all freshman football players on Wednesday, 11/3 -3 PM all football gear, equipment and combo locks will be collected. 

ACADEMICS

This past Saturday, both Fordham Prep History Bowl Teams qualified for the national competition with their performance in the quarterfinal round at the North New Jersey Regional Competition at Seton Hall University. Team A was made up of Lucas Chu, Kenneth Daniel, George Gristina, and Aaron Thwaites; and Team B was made up of Will Thurman, Maxwell Guo, and Andres Alvarez. The teams will continue to compete throughout the school year in preparation for the National History Bowl and Bee in Washington D.C. in April.

FRESHMAN LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

This weekend's Freshman Leadership Workshop participants should check their email for an important message about a shift in timing - the program will begin at 2 pm, instead of 11, and will run until 7. Anyone with questions should see Miss Dempsey in Room 351. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Do you feel called to serve at our school-wide Masses in a deeper way? Please see Dr. Smith in the Minister Center to sign up to serve as an altar server, lector (reader), or Eucharistic Minister. 

All are invited to spend some time with the Lord in the Chapel today, during our First Friday Adoration. You can sign up for a time slot here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Estrella and for the consolation of her family, and for the repose of the soul of Mr. Jan Butrym, faculty/staff member of St. Peter’s Prep and for the St. Peter’s Community. Finally, we also join with the Church in remembering all who have died as we recall the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed also known as All Souls Day. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 
I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me. 
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

F-Day

ACADEMICS

Attention Mr. Groepler’s Latin 1 students: Please check Schoology for an important announcement

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors attending Emmaus 287, the November Emmaus, are reminded to attend their final planning meeting at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. 

Fordham Prep tutors will be leaving the ministry center at 3p today to head to St. Ignatius School to tutor. Any student interested in coming along can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

All are invited to spend some time with the Lord in the Chapel this Friday during our First Friday Adoration. You can sign up for a time slot here. 

OTHER NEWS 

Thank you to everyone signed up to donate blood during tomorrow's Fall Blood Drive. You are reminded to drink plenty of water before and after your donation. Please bring ID with you. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Estrella and for the consolation of the Estrella family.

Today we join the Church in celebrating the Feast of All Saints. As a community we will come together this morning, inspired by their lives, and pray that our lives may also reflect God’s greater glory. In that light we also celebrate the service of our seniors, commissioning them as they embark on their service projects. And so let us pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All-Powerful and ever-living God,
today we rejoice in the holy men and women
of every time and place.
May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love
and may their lives inspire us to serve you through our service to others. Amen.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.
St. Ignatius… pray for us.
All Holy Saints of God…pray for us.

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Simpson’s club will meet today in room 312

Hey, do you want to experience the seeds of change? The Greenhouse Club will meet today at 2 pm. 

The Meditation Club will meet today from 2:00-2:215pm in room 250 

Sports Debate will be meeting today in room 242 

The ping pong club will not meet today during activities period. 

The Business Club will be hosting class of '97 alumnus Andre Chalonec during activities period this afternoon. Mr. Chalonec will be presenting an exciting challenge to the Business Club that will be open to all students. Come by the Business Club in room 410 at 2 PM to hear Mr. Chalonec's proposal. 

There will be no Italian Club meeting today. 

ATHLETICS

Freshman interested in joining the indoor track and field team are reminded to attend a brief meeting in room 225 today at 2:30. 

The varsity Soccer team will play St. Francis Prep tomorrow, Thursday, at 7:15 pm at St. John’s University in the NYC Semifinals. Come out and support the Rams. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

The classes scheduled for their mentor group Mass this week are:

7:55am - Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Zefran) During period 4 mentoring class-Wednesday, October 31 (Groepler, Hemsley, McDougall) 

OTHER NEWS 

Herff Jones will be in the commons Tuesday 10/31 to take additional ring orders from 10:30 to 1:00. 

The Fall Blood Drive is this Friday. We still need a few more donors to reach our goal of 70 donations. Please consider donating in honor of a friend or family member who may have benefited from blood products while undergoing a medical procedure. Remember blood donors save lives. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Estrella and the consolation of her family. This morning we join the Church and the Society of Jesus in remembering Jesuit Saint, Alphonsus Rodriguez, a lay brother, a porter for 46 years and spiritual advisor to countless people in search of direction. He exemplified true care for souls, and so we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, may we be inspired by St. Alphonsus this day to care for the souls of those around us. May we be attentive to those who need a listening ear or a word of support. And thus may our actions this day, like those of St. Alphonsus, be done for your greater glory.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez… pray for us.

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

D-Day 

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information.   

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team defeated Xaverian yesterday 4-0 in the NY City quarterfinals. Johnny Estrada and Niall McKenna scores one each and Eddie Perez scored 2. The team will play St. Francis Prep in the NY City Semifinals on Thursday evening at 7:15 at St. John’s University. Come out and support the team and wear Maroon! 

Attention Freshmen: Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher? Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city's top track and field teams. The team will have its' first information meeting for Freshmen on Wednesday, October 31st at 2:30 in room 225 

All student-athletes interested in Wrestling this Winter season. There will be a quick meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/31 - 2:30 PM in the Auxiliary gym. 

All student-athletes interested in attending try-outs or practices for basketball, wrestling, track & field or squash MUST register online and have an up to date physical on file.  REGISTRATION PAGE

Basketball Try-out Schedule - Main Gym
Varsity- 11/3 - 2 PM - 5 PM
Varsity - 11/4 - 3 PM - 5 PM
Varsity - 11/5 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

JV - 11/3 - 8 AM - 11 AM
JV - 11/4 - 1 PM - 3 PM 
JV - 11/6 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  

Freshman- 11/5 - 3 PM - 5:00 PM 
Freshman - 11/6 - 3 PM - 4:30 PM 
Freshman- 11/7 - 3 PM - 4:30 PM  

Wrestling First Practice - Aux Gym
Varsity/JV - 11/3 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Today is the final day to apply for Spring & Summer (2019) Global Education Trips. If you are interested, please remember applications close tonight for trips to Italy, Thailand, Australia, and Rwanda. Global Education Program 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot.  Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer 

Juniors attending next week's Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but mandatory planning meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point this Thursday can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

The classes scheduled for their mentor group Mass this week are:
7:55am-Tuesday, Oct. 30 (Jennings) and Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Zefran)
During period 4 mentoring class-Wednesday, October 31 (Groepler, Hemsley, McDougall) 

Sophomores and juniors who intend to apply for a Service Immersion trip are reminded the preliminary application deadline is tomorrow, Wednesday October 31st.  See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information.  

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the commons today, Tuesday, October 30th to take ring orders from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please be prepared to give a deposit with your order.

The Fall Blood Drive is this Friday. We still need a few more donors to reach our goal of 70 donations. Please consider donating in honor of a friend or family member who may have benefited from blood products while undergoing a medical procedure. Remember blood donors save lives. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Estrella and for the consolation of the Estrella family. Let us also pray for the repose of the soul of Carmelina Rosa Acosta, grandmother of Lisa Alexander, co-president of Fordham Prep’s Mother’s Club and the great-grandmother of August Alexander '19 and Ethan Alexander '22.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, open our eyes this day to see you in all that we do and experience. Touch our hearts and strengthen our spirits so that we may find you in all things this week, particularly in those we encounter who need your love and support.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.
St. Ignatius… pray for us.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, October 29, 2018

C-Day

ATHLETICS 

Attention Freshmen: Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher? Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city's top track and field teams. The team will have its' first information meeting for Freshmen on Wednesday, October 31st at 2:30 in room 225. 

Rugby Player and Parent Information Meeting takes place tonight-Monday, Oct. 29 in the Commons from 6:30-7:30. All interested players should attend with a parent. 

All student-athletes interested in Wrestling this winter season. There will be a quick meeting this Wednesday, 10/31 - 2:30 PM in the Auxiliary gym. 

All student-athletes interested in attending try-outs or practices for Basketball, Wrestling, Track & Field or Squash MUST register online and have an up to date physical on file. REGISTRATION PAGE 

The Junior Varsity soccer team ended their season with a four to three loss in the city quarterfinals against Stepinac. Congratulations to the team on an exciting season. 

Over the weekend the freshman swim team lost a tightly contested meet against Chaminade on Saturday. Wins were delivered by Giacomo Lugato, Michael Barry and Marco Petit in diving. Season-best times were achieved by nearly every team member. The team will look to improve their record to 3-1 next Saturday against Molloy. 

In the Frosh Archdiocesan Cross Country championship held on Sunday, Myles Hogan ran 9:02 for the 1.6 mile course, earning him the 22nd fastest time in Prep history. Max Handler, Dean Mayo, Jaden Alejo, Theo Grimm, Andrew Mejia-Hernandez and Matthew Febles helped the team secure 3rd in the New York Archdiocese and in the combined NY and Brooklyn-Queens City championship. 

In the Frosh B race the team placed 2nd led by Jack D'Emilia, Max Machado, Jack O'Reilly, William O'Connor, Ryan Cronin, Benn Friend, Phillip Bell and Pavel Lopez. And in one of the most impressive individual performances of the day Precious Utobunwa-Nwachukwu ran a personal best time by over 2 minutes. The team wraps up at the Catholic State Champs this Saturday. 

The Varsity Football team lost to Kellenberg 41-0 Friday night at Mitchell field. The Rams finished the regular season 5-3 (4-1 league play). As the #2 seed in the AA West division, the Rams will face the Cougars from St. John the Baptist, #3 seed in the AA East division. The game is set for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Fosina Park in New Rochelle - 7 PM Kick-off. The playoffs are here! Come out and support your Rams.

The varsity soccer team’s quarterfinal match was cancelled on Sat. And the team will play Today at College point complex at 3:30 against Xaverian. Go Rams! 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Dr. Peek, a representative from Fordham University will conduct individual interviews on Friday, November 2nd. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Applications and information for spring and summer Global Education trips are now available on prep website. Trips are planned for Italy, Thailand, Australia and Rwanda. See Global Education Program. Applications will close on October 30. Financial aid is available for all trips. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer

The classes scheduled for their mentor group Mass this week are:
7:55am-Tuesday, Oct. 30 (Jennings) and Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Zefran)
During period 4 mentoring class-Wednesday, October 31 (Groepler, Hemsley, McDougall) 

Sophomores and juniors who intend to apply for a Service Immersion trip are reminded the preliminary application deadline is this Wednesday October 31st.  See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information.  

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the commons tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30th to take ring orders from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please be prepared to give a deposit with your order.

The Fall Blood Drive is this Friday. We still need a few more donors to reach our goal of 70 donations. Please consider donating in honor of a friend or family member who may have benefited from blood products while undergoing a medical procedure. Remember blood donors save lives.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer.

As we gather this morning let us pray for the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. With a heavy heart, in a special way we pray for our beloved teacher, colleague, and friend Mrs. Rosanna Estrella, who passed away this weekend after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mrs. Estrella’s care and gentleness; the strength with which she advocated for her students and invited them to grow and embrace new challenges; her intellectual curiosity and joyous wonder at the world of nature and scientific discovery; her artistic vision and gifts; and, above all, her love for God, her family and friends--all of these qualities and traits--made her special and precious to us. 

Throughout her illness, she witnessed to the power of faith, hope and love to shape and form us, even through our human weakness, into women and men for others. In her words and presence, she inspired us to walk more closely with God in love for one another.

It is an understatement to say that we will miss her dearly. The chapel will be open as always for quiet prayer and remembrance, and students are encouraged to seek a trusted teacher or counselor if you need someone to talk to. And so let us pray: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of love and of all consolation we ask you to be with us this day and in the days ahead. Help us to place our hands and hearts in yours, just as Mrs. Estrella taught us, so that we may bring your love, your peace and your light to wherever You call us. Be with those who mourn her loss, especially her family and friends, her students and colleagues, and may we ever be grateful for the gifts and the love she shared with us. Eternal rest grant unto Rosanna Estrella, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

B-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will gather at 3pm today in room 313 to work on Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) by the one-hit wonder band, Looking Glass. New members are always welcome!

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity soccer team completed the season with a record of 11 wins, 3 losses, and 2 ties, earning a second seed in the city playoffs. The team will play a quarterfinal match today against Stepinac at 3pm on Murphy field. 

Attention Freshmen: Want to get faster, stronger and jump higher? Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone: running, hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, sprints, shot put, weight training and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city's top track and field teams. The team will have its' first information meeting for Freshmen on Wednesday, October 31st at 2:30 p.m. in room 225. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending the November Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but mandatory planning meeting this afternoon in the Ministry Center. 

Freshman are reminded that they should report to the main gym for the Freshman Luncheon sponsored by Campus Ministry. 

Do you feel called to serve at our school-wide Masses in a deeper way? Please see Dr. Smith in the Minister Center to sign up to serve as an altar server, lector (reader), or Eucharistic Minister. 

The classes scheduled for their mentor group Mass next week are:
7:55am-Tuesday, Oct. 30 (Jennings) and Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Zefran)
During period 4 mentoring class-Wednesday, October 31 (Groepler, Hemsley, McDougall) 

Sophomores and juniors who intend to apply for a Service Immersion trip are reminded the preliminary application deadline is Wednesday October 31st.  See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information.  

OPEN HOUSE 

Attention all Open House volunteers. Please make sure to review your instructions sent via email by Mr. Serton. Check your reporting times, assignments, and please be prompt. Volunteer check-in will take place in the library. Dress code for all students is school dress with a blazer (for seniors as well). We will see you on Sunday. Let Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter know if you have any questions. 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the commons on Tuesday, October 30th to take ring orders from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please be prepared to give a deposit with your order.

The Fall Blood Drive is Friday, November 2-a week from this Friday. Anyone 16 years old and in good health is eligible to donate. Sign up today in the Commons or at any time with Dr. Gelpi in room 314. Please see attached flyer in email. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: The Freshmen Dance has been moved to Friday, November 30th.

TODAY’S PRAYER


Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. This morning let us take a step back and reflect on those moments this week when we’ve experienced God and those moments where we need to grow. And so, we pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Ms. Lieberman for more information.     

Key Club will be holding a bake sale on Friday, October 26, from period’s two to seven in the commons. All proceeds will go towards purchasing a new refrigerator for POTS. 

The Social Justice Committee will meet tomorrow morning at 7:40 a.m. in room 313. New members are always welcome. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications and information for spring and summer Global Education trips are now available on prep website. Trips are planned for Italy, Thailand, Australia and Rwanda. See Global Ed Program... Applications will close on October 30. Financial aid is available for all trips for those who qualify. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Sophomores and juniors who intend to apply for a Service Immersion trip are reminded the preliminary application deadline is Wednesday October 31st.  See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information.  

OTHER NEWS

The Fall Blood Drive is Friday, November 2-a week from this Friday. Anyone 16 years old and in good health is eligible to donate. Sign up today in the Commons or at any time with Dr. Gelpi in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for the repose of the souls of Vera Scorza, grandmother of Mr. Saltarelli of the Prep’s Technology Office and John F. Walsh, father-in-law of Prep Receptionist Mrs. Corinne Walsh and grandfather of Christopher ’17 and James ’20. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.

As we welcome the autumn months,

may the earlier setting of the sun

remind us to take time to rest.

May the brilliant colors of the leaves 

remind us of the wonder of your creation.

May the steam of our breath in the cool air

remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.

May the harvest from the fields remind us of the abundance we have been given and bounty we are to share with others.

We praise you for your goodness forever and ever. Amen.


- Author Unknown

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

F-Day

Juniors will meet in the Theatre during 4th period today for an assembly.

The Library will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. today

ACTIVITIES

Students going to see Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House should stop by Room 243 during consultation to pick up their tickets. 

The Italian Club's new pullovers are in! See Mrs. Simeone in Room 243 during consultation to purchase one.

ATHLETICS 

All who intend to try out for the JV or varsity hockey teams must have a current physical on file and register on the “Ram Sports Zone” section of the Fordham Prep website. Tryouts will begin tonight at 8pm at Murray’s. All equipment, including neck and mouth guards are required. Only those who have registered with up to date physicals will be permitted to try out. See Mr. Ritter with any questions. REGISTER HERE 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications and information for spring and summer Global Education trips are now available on prep website. Trips are planned for Italy, Thailand, Australia and Rwanda. See Global Ed Program.. Applications will close on October 30. Financial aid is available for all trips for those who qualify. 

OTHER NEWS

All Open House volunteers. Please be on the lookout for an email later today with your final assignments and reporting times for Sunday’s Open House. Full school dress with blazer is required for all students. If you are still interested in volunteering, please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter in the Admissions Office. 

All Open House volunteers assigned to help with registration. Please be present at a short meeting today at 2:30 pm in the Library Seminar Room. See the email from Mr. Serton for more details.

The Fall Blood Drive is Friday, November 2-a week from this Friday. Anyone 16 years old and in good health is eligible to donate. Sign up today in the Commons or at any time with Dr. Gelpi in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for those attending Emmaus. Let us also pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Shantawate Singh Mathura, mother of Somesh Dhanpaul '19 and the consolation of her family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Trusting in God this day let us listen to the words of the Prophet Isaiah:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

   I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters,

   I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

   they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,

   you will not be burned;

   the flames will not set you ablaze.

For I am the Lord your God. 

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

E-Day

The Library hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.

ACTIVITIES

The Italian Club will be selling an Italian hot lunch today in celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Please bring $5 CASH and enjoy a lunch of penne vodka, baked rigatoni, chicken parm, sausage and peppers, meatballs, and cannoli. Lunch will be sold in the Hall of Honor periods 3--7.

The Italian Club invites everyone who is of Italian descent to sign his/her name on the map of Italy in the Hall of Honor. Special thanks to our artists, Joseph DellaCamera, John O'Connor, and Michael Trombetta. 

Italian Club meeting in Room 243 today during Activities Period 

Operation Smile will meet in room 313 at the start of activities period today. The NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 313 and is looking for new members. 

Student Life Committee Meeting today at 3pm in the Library Guidance Room.

ACADEMICS
 

The Academic Support Center will be open today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information.   

ATHLETICS 

All who intend to try out for the JV or varsity hockey teams must have a current physical on file and register on the “Ram Sports Zone” section of the Fordham Prep website. Tryouts will begin this Wednesday night at 8pm at Murray’s. All equipment, including neck and mouth guards are required. Only those who have registered with up to date physicals will be permitted to try out. See Mr. Ritter with any questions. REGISTER HERE 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications and information for spring and summer Global Education trips are now available on prep website. Trips are planned for Italy, Thailand, Australia and Rwanda. See www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation. Applications will close on October 30. Financial aid is available for all trips for those who qualify. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5663 

OTHER NEWS

The Fall Blood Drive is Friday, November 2-a week from this Friday. Anyone 16 years old and in good health is eligible to donate. Sign up today in the Commons or at any time with Dr. Gelpi in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for those attending Emmaus 286.

Today we continue to recognize our most recent canonized saints by remembering St Paul VI. As Pope, St. Paul VI continued the Second Vatican Council and “spent his life for Christ’s Gospel, crossing new boundaries and becoming its witness in proclamation and in dialogue, a prophet of a Church turned outwards, looking to those far away and taking care of the poor.”

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, through the intercession of St. Paul VI, may we be true to your Gospel, while open to dialogue with all we encounter. May we be open to your Holy Spirit, wherever your Spirit may lead us this day.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us
St. Ignatius………..pray for us
St. Paul VI………..pray for us

 

Monday, October 22, 2018

D-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Italian Club will be selling an Italian hot lunch tomorrow in celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Please bring $5 CASH and enjoy a lunch of penne vodka, baked rigatoni, chicken parm, sausage and peppers, meatballs, and cannoli. Lunch will be sold in the Hall of Honor periods 3--7.

ACADEMICS
 

The Academic Support Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning tomorrow, October 23rd, from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217. Freshmen and sophomores are invited to visit the Academic Support Center for tutoring and support with organizational skills. Please see Mr. Broussard or Ms. Lieberman for more information. 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity football team lost on Saturday to Monsignor Farrell 48-21. Scoring came from two field goals by Gearoid Kennedy, a Jack Goodkin TD pass from Derek Buffano and an 87 yard kick-off return from Jack Andreana. The Rams will travel to Long Island to face an undefeated Kellenberg team this Saturday 7 PM on Mitchell Field. Come out and support your Rams!

All who intend to try out for the JV or varsity hockey teams must have a current physical on file and register on the “Ram Sports Zone” section of the Fordham Prep website. Tryouts will begin this Wednesday night at 8pm at Murray’s. All equipment, including neck and mouth guards are required. Only those who have registered with up to date physicals will be permitted to try out. See Mr. Ritter with any questions. REGISTER HERE 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: Dr. Peek, a representative from Fordham University will conduct individual interviews on Friday, November 2nd. There is a sign-up sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

Attention seniors Ms.Walsh, the Recruitment Manager for Le Moyne College will conduct individual interviews on November 1st. The sign-up sheet is now available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Applications and information for spring and summer Global Education trips are now available on prep website. Trips are planned for Italy, Thailand, Australia and Rwanda. See www.fordhamprep.org/globaleducation. Applications will close on October 30. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot.  Register at https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5663 

OTHER NEWS 

Sophomores will meet in the theatre for an assembly during 4th period today. 

The Fall Blood Drive is Friday, November 2-a week from this Friday. Anyone 16 years old and in good health is eligible to donate. Sign up today in the Commons or at any time with Dr. Gelpi in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all participating in Emmaus 286 this afternoon. Let us also join the Church in remembering St. John Paul II whose feast day is today.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Loving God, as we begin a new week help us to grow closer to you through the intercession of St. John Paul II. May we live this day with you at the center of our lives, open to your ever deepening life within us.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. John Paul II… pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Friday, October 19, 2018 

C-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will be a swingin' and a croonin' today at 3p in room 313. New members are always welcome. 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity soccer team tied Regis yesterday 0-0 to finish their regular season play with a record of 9-2-4. The Rams will play next in the NY City Intersectional Quarterfinals against either Xavier or Xaverian next Sat. as the number 2 seed. 

Attention anyone interested in playing Rugby in the spring. There will be a parent-player-coach meeting on Monday evening, October 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Commons. This meeting is for all varsity, JV, and freshmen players. We will discuss fitness for fall and winter and outline the upcoming season. 

ENGAGEMENT

Over 225 parents, faculty and alumni have already registered for the Prep's Oktoberfest, close to Bierhaus' capacity! Take a minute to sign-up online today at fordhamprep.org/oktoberfest for this popular event on Tuesday, October 23 and join fellow parents and friends for great German beer, food and entertainment while there's still space. Bierhaus is conveniently located in midtown, near Grand Central (712 3RD Ave). Hope to see you there! 

OTHER NEWS 

There are still tickets available for Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. The opera is at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 25th and the tickets are $25. See Mrs. Simeone to purchase a ticket. 

It's coming. The Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2. See Dr. Gelpi to sign up and for more information. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. This morning we also join the Church and the Society of Jesus in remembering the feast of the North American Martyrs: Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and companions as we pray the Examen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.
I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 
St. Ignatius, pray for us 
St. Isaac Jogues and companions, pray for us 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

B-Day

National Spirit Day

Good morning. This is Anthony Palombi and I am a School Counselor, and I we be wearing purple today, October 18th, for National Spirit Day. This day is about showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and taking a stand against bullying of any kind, for any reason. 

This day, sponsored by the student club "Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies", reminds us that everyone in the Fordham Prep community is deserving of dignity, respect and equality regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Please show your support by wearing something purple within the guidelines of the dress code, and, as always, by being kind and respectful to your fellow classmates, faculty and staff. 

All those who are wearing purple, or who would like to show their support, are invited to go to the Hall of Honor immediately after p.m. attendance for a group photo.

 ACTIVITIES

The Hispanic Society club is hosting a bake sale today in the Commons from 3rd to 6th period. All proceeds go to charities working to support victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Stop by the table in the Commons to purchase delicious snacks, support the rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico, and to learn more about how you can get involved with the Hispanic Society Club.

ATHLETICS 

The varsity soccer team will play Regis today in their last regular season game for the New York Archdiocese championship at Randall’s island field 83. The game is a rematch of last year’s sectional and city championships. 

Attention anyone interested in playing Rugby in the spring. There will be a parent-player-coach meeting on Monday evening, October 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Commons. This meeting is for all varsity, JV, and freshmen players. We will discuss fitness for fall and winter and outline the upcoming season. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

The Ursuline School is hosting an Admission Information Session of the Universities of California on Thursday, October 25th from 4-5:30. Information will be available regarding the different campuses of the UC system. All interested Prep families are invited to attend. Please see attached flyer in email for more information.

ENGAGEMENT

Over 200 parents, faculty and alumni have already registered for the Prep's Oktoberfest, close to Bierhaus' capacity! Take a minute to sign-up online today at fordhamprep.org/oktoberfest for this popular event on Tuesday, October 23 and join fellow parents and friends for great German beer, food and entertainment while there's still space. Bierhaus is conveniently located in midtown, near Grand Central (712 3RD Ave). Hope to see you there! 

OTHER NEWS 

It's coming. The Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2. See Dr. Gelpi to sign up and for more information.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Luke, evangelist and martyr, and so we pray.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, Jesus, your actions of mercy and compassion toward the poor and vulnerable as recounted in Luke’s gospel remind us that we too are called to reach out to those in need in our communities and world- to those seeking justice, to those seeking peace, and to those seeking healing. Guide us to display such holiness and reflect the image of You in our daily lives.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. Luke…… pray for us.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

Italian Club students walking over to Arthur Ave. should meet in the hall of honor at 3:00 PM today. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention anyone interested in playing Rugby in the spring. There will be a parent-player-coach meeting on Monday evening, October 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Commons. This meeting is for all varsity, JV, and freshmen players. We will discuss fitness for fall and winter and outline the upcoming season. 

ENGAGEMENT

Over 200 parents, faculty and alumni have already registered for the Prep's Oktoberfest, close to Bierhaus' capacity! Take a minute to sign-up online today at fordhamprep.org/oktoberfest for this popular event on Tuesday, October 23 and join fellow parents and friends for great German beer, food and entertainment while there's still space. Bierhaus is conveniently located in midtown, near Grand Central (712 3RD Ave). Hope to see you there! 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius in Hunts Point today should sign up on Mr. Homer's office door and be ready to leave at 3pm from the ministry center. 

All Fordham Prep Students are invited to attend NY Catholic Youth Day this Saturday, October 20 at the Westchester County Center. You must register prior to the event. Click here for more information. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Ann Gene Musacchia, grandmother of Carmelo Musacchia '22. May she rest in peace. As we begin our prayer, we join the Church in remembering St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr of the early Church.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Loving God, through the intercession of St. Ignatius of Antioch may we do everything this day as if You were dwelling in us and may we be inspired to respond to the ways in which you call us to give of our lives for your greater glory.

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

St. Ignatius of Antioch... pray for us.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

F-Day

The Library will close today at 4:00 p.m.

ACADEMICS 

Freshmen, the last day for a course change is TODAY, Tuesday, October 16. Course change forms can be picked up from Mr. Broussard's office. 

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team defeated Farrell yesterday 1-0 with an exciting second half finish from senior captain Eddie Perez. The team, now tied for first place, will play Regis on Thurs. away. 

On Saturday, the Prep ran in the nation's biggest cross country meet: the Manhattan College invitational at Van Cortlandt Park. Sophomore Eamonn Sullivan ran the fifth fastest time in Catholic high school history, covering the 2.5 mile course in 13 minutes flat. Junior Niall Ryan ran the course in 13 minutes three seconds. They currently rank third and fifth in among the states Catholic schools. The team saw 90% of its runners run their fastest time ever, and jumped from 14th to 7th in the state Catholic rankings. Congrats on a great meet. 

Attention anyone interested in playing Rugby in the spring. There will be a parent-player-coach meeting on Monday evening, October 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Commons. This meeting is for all varsity, JV, and freshmen players. We will discuss fitness for fall and winter and outline the upcoming season. 

ENGAGEMENT 

Parents don't miss out on the Prep's Oktoberfest party at Bierhaus NYC on Tuesday, October 23!  Join fellow parents, faculty and alumni for great German beer, food and entertainment by The Polka Brothers.  We've taken over Bierhaus, located on 712 Third Avenue, and our event is nearly sold-out so get your tickets online today at fordhamprep.org/oktoberfest.   

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for the 4th Annual Italian Heritage Night tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17th at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius will not be held this week. It will resume on October 24th. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Mothers' Club October Meeting TONIGHT!!

Traditionally, our October monthly meeting is called the Autumn Reception and it's always a spectacular night!  Join us this evening from 6:30-8:30pm and enjoy wine, appetizers and the company of other wonderful Prep moms and guardians.  Our junior and senior moms and guardians will be on hand to greet our freshman and sophomore moms, answer their questions and warmly welcome them into the Prep Family.  No matter what year your son is, or whether you've been to a Mothers' Club event before, DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!! It's the ultimate Ladies Night and our Committee Heads will give a wonderful overview of all that will be going on this year!  We hope to see you there!!  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for all those affected by Hurricane Michael. We also pray for the repose of the souls of Christine Adamo, grandmother of Christopher Adamo '22, Patrick ‘18, Robert ‘12 and Joseph '09 and Ms. Vilma Arias-Costello, a faculty member of Cristo Rey School in New York City. May they rest in peace.

This past weekend Pope Francis canonized seven new saints, exclaiming that “all these saints, in different contexts, put the Gospel into practice in their lives, without lukewarmness, without calculation, with the passion to risk everything and to leave it all behind.” In the coming days we will introduce each one. Today we remember Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, a great defender of the Church and advocate for the poor. St. Oscar Romero was martyred for his views and preachings. And so we remember him as we pray:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, let us remember the courage of St. Óscar Romero as we begin our day. May we have the faith and determination that he possessed. Give us the courage to defend the truth of the Gospel as he did, and allow us to have the same compassion for the most destitute among us. Amen.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

St. Oscar Romero………..pray for us

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

E-Day 

ACADEMICS 

Freshmen, the last day for a course change is Tuesday, October 16. Course change forms can be picked up from Mr. Broussard's office. 

ACTIVITIES 

The Just Serve Club will meet today during Activities Period in the Ministry Center.

Sports Debate Club will be meeting today in room 242. 

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312. 

Attention all Key Club members: there will be an important meeting today in room 212. Please check your emails for a message from Michael Barrett. 

The Meditation Club will meet in room 250 at 2PM today. 

There will be a brief but important Italian Club meeting today in Room 243. 

Students interested in going to the Metropolitan Opera House to see Tosca on October 25th should stop by Room 243 on Tuesday during consultation to sign up and pick up a permission form. 

ATHLETICS

Attention anyone interested in playing rugby in the spring. There will be a parent-player-coach meeting on Monday evening, October 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Commons. This meeting is for all varsity, JV, and freshmen players. We will discuss fitness for fall and winter and outline the upcoming season. 

The freshman swim team defeated rival Xavier on Saturday to improve their record to 2-0 on the season. Individual wins were turned in by Giacomo Lugato, Mike Barry, Marco Petit, Christian Miraglia, and Alade Haskins. Relay wins were contributed by Gabe Rivera, Leto Tarateta and Ryan Huacuz. Great swims with big improvements were turned in by all. The Aqua Rams have this weekend off before a big test against arch rival Chaminade on October 27th. 

On Friday, the varsity soccer team defeated Iona 3-1. Colin Marment, Eddie Perez and Quinn Cronin scored for the rams. The team, now 8-2-3, plays their final home game of the season today against Monsignor Farrell. 

Varsity Football took down unbeaten Moore Catholic 35-27 on Saturday afternoon. In the 4th quarter down 27-22, Derek Bufano found Jack Goodkin for a TD. On the ensuing drive, Sean Halbert intercepted a pass and returned it to the 3 yard line which set up Zachry Wallace’s TD run. The Rams were led by Derek Bufano who threw 4 TD passes. Two to Jack Goodkin, one to Owen Loffredo, and Matthew McCarthy. The defense was led by Sean Halbert and Jake Torres who each had 9 tackles. George Gaspar added 7 tackles and Mike Rice added 6. The Rams host their last regular season home game this Saturday, 7 PM vs Monsignor Farrell on Coffey Field. 

ENGAGEMENT 

Parents don't miss out on the Prep's Oktoberfest party at Bierhaus NYC on Tuesday, October 23!  Join fellow parents, faculty and alumni for great German beer, food and entertainment by The Polka Brothers.  We've taken over Bierhaus, located on East 45th and Madison Avenue, and our event is nearly sold-out so get your tickets online today at fordhamprep.org/oktoberfest.   

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for the 4th Annual Italian Heritage Night on Wednesday, October 17th at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

If you are interested in the 2019 Fordham Preparatory Thailand Conservation Expedition, please see attached flyer in email. 

Applications and information for spring and summer Global Education trips are now available on prep website. Trips are planned for Italy, Thailand, Australia and Rwanda. See fordhamprep.org/global education. Applications will close on October 30. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Tomorrow morning, Campus Ministry will sponsor a Donut sale to support hurricane relief efforts in the South. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius will not be held this week. It will resume on October 24th. 

OTHER NEWS 

Because of student, faculty and staff donations over the past two weeks and contributions made towards Friday's Dress Down Day a staggering $3,010.65 was collected for families impacted in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fundraiser. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for all those affected by Hurricane Michael. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Renzo Ventrella, faculty member of Xavier High School, and for the consolation of his family and the Xavier Community. May he rest in peace. Today the Church remembers Saint Teresa of Avila, mystic and doctor of the Church. And so let us begin our day with the prayer of St. Teresa.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us 

St. Ignatius………..pray for us 

St. Teresa of Avila………..pray for us

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

D-Day 

ACADEMICS 

Freshmen, the last day for a course change is Tuesday, October 16. Course change forms can be picked up from Mr. Broussard's office. 

ACTIVITIES 

The Bluegrass Club will meet today at 3pm in room 313. New members are always welcome. 

Italian Club students going on Wednesday’s trip to Arthur Avenue are reminded to bring in a signed permission slip. 

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Iona yesterday four to zero. Matt Ragde led the team scoring two goals.   Ryan Suarez and Joe Hernandez each added a goal. 

This Saturday the varsity football team will get a chance to play for the division title and lock up a #1 seed before the playoffs against undefeated Moore Catholic. The game is at 1:30 on Saturday, so please show your support. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Financial Aid 101 will be help on Monday, October 15th at 6:30 pm in the Leonard Theater. James Fillipelli (FP '96), Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Manhattanville College, will provide an in-depth look at the college financial aid application process. All Fordham Prep families are invited to attend. 

Attention Seniors, This is a reminder that a representative from Fairfield University will conduct individual interviews on Tuesday, October 16th. There are still a few spots available. The sign-up sheet located in Mrs. Isabel's Office. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for the 4th Annual Italian Heritage Night on Wednesday, October 17th at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All juniors attending Emmaus 286, the October Emmaus, are reminded that their first mandatory planning meeting will be held this afternoon at 2:45pm in the Ministry Center.  

Seniors without service contracts are reminded to report outside the ministry center today at 3pm for mandatory extra help. Failure to report will be regarded as a cut class. 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all affected by Hurricane Michael. We also pray for past Father's Club President Fred Berrios who will undergo knee surgery today. This morning let us take a step back and reflect on those moments this week when we’ve experienced God and those moments where we need to grow. And so, we pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

C-Day 

ACADEMICS 

Freshmen, the last day for a course change is Tuesday, October 16. Course change forms can be picked up from Mr. Broussard's office. 

ACTIVITIES 

The Bluegrass Club will meet tomorrow Friday at 3pm in room 313. New members are always welcome. 

ATHLETICS

Yesterday, Eamonn Sullivan set a new meet record to win the 2.5 mile Sophomore Archdiocesan Cross Country Championship in a time of 13 minutes 18 seconds. His is the top Soph time in the state to date. Junior, Niall Ryan led the Varsity to its 19th consecutive Bronx Title winning in 13 minutes 33 seconds, the fastest in 13 years. Justin Jordaens, Terence Deneny, Charles Gstalder and Connor Tobin scored for the Varsity. The Freshmen won the Bronx title behind Champion Myles Hogan and a top ten sweep from Matthew Febles, Max Handler, Theo Grimm, Dean Mayo, Jaden Alejo, Ethan Alexander, Andrew Mejia-Hernandez, Charlie Morris and Max Machado. 

The varsity soccer team followed up their 5-1 win over Stepinac on Friday with a 2-0 win over Xavier on Tues. Colin Marment scored on a cross from Lewis Govan and Eddie Perez scored of a crowd as from Sam Corena. John Dolgetta recorded his first shutout in goal. The team plays Iona tomorrow afternoon at home. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Please join the Fathers’ Club for the 4th Annual Italian Heritage Night on Wednesday, October 17th at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All juniors attending Emmaus 286, the October Emmaus, are reminded that their first mandatory planning meeting will be held this afternoon at 2:45pm in the Ministry Center. 

Seniors without service contracts are reminded to report outside the ministry center today at 3pm for mandatory extra help. Failure to report will be regarded as a cut class. 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door. 

OTHER NEWS 

All students going on the Kawaida trip to DC must meet in room 311 today at 2:55 pm or you will be taken off the list.   This meeting is mandatory.   

The fundraising drive to help families impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico ends this Friday with a dress down day. Students who make a $5 contribution will be able to dress down in accordance with school rules. Tables will be set up in the Commons Thursday and Friday morning where donations will be collected. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: The freshmen dance will take place on Friday, October 26th. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for all those affected by Hurricane Michael.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

As we begin our prayer let us listen to the words of Psalm 33:

Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let your steadfast love be upon us, O Lord, even as we hope in you.

Lord, may we indeed place our hope in you this day.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Xavier yesterday two to one. Matt Ragde and Sean Miller each scored a goal. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

This Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form). 

OTHER NEWS 

The fundraising drive to help families impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico ends this Friday with a dress down day. Students who make a $5 contribution will be able to dress down in accordance with school rules. Tables will be set up in the Commons Thursday and Friday morning where donations will be collected.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Attention Freshmen: The freshmen dance will take place on Friday, October 26th. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for all those affected by Hurricane Michael.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Loving God, we ask for the gifts and grace of your Spirit as we prepare to take our exam this morning. Enlighten our minds, calm our nerves and open our hearts. And may all that we do today, be done for your greater glory.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

B-Day

The Library will close at 4:00 p.m. today. 

ATHLETICS 

The varsity football team improved to 4-1 this season after their win on Saturday defeating St. Francis Prep 31-13. Zachry Wallace got the Rams going with an 82 yard TD kick return in the 1st quarter to tie the game at 7. He would finish with 12 rushes/145 yards & a 55 yard TD catch. Derek Bufano threw for 125 yards on 10 for 19 passing and also ran one in for a TD. Jake Torres put the finishing touches on the game with a sack, forced fumble recovery and ran it in for a 39 yard score. The defense was led by Jack Andreana who had a team high 12 tackles. George Gaspar had 10 tackles and Mike Rice added 8 tackles. Quinn English had an interception while Arthur Long had a sack, forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. The Rams will face the undefeated Mavericks from Moore Catholic on Saturday at 1:30 on Jack Coffey Field. Come out and support your Rams!!! 

JV Rams - Week 5 recap: JV Rams beat rival Xavier! (18-13)
Quarterback Luke Tannian led the way for the Ram offense. Completing 12 of 19 passes for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns. All 3 touchdowns were scored by Luke Daly on receptions of 60, 50 and 20 yards. With the offensive line providing excellent protection, the duo of Tannian and Daly proved to be too much for the Knights of Xavier. The Ram defense did a tremendous job dominating the Xavier offense, shutting them out for 3 full quarters. Joe Savoca, Mitchell Ragland, Ethan Figueras, Jack Marino, Jaydon Tyler, Luke Daly and the rest of the Ram defense were all over the field making plays. Mitchell Ragland secured the victory with a strip sack fumble that was recovered by Gavin Vujtech. 

The freshman swim team won their first meet in dominating fashion on Saturday. The rams won 7 of 9 events against Xaverian. Individual wins were turned in by Gabe Rivera, Basil Lambros, Chris Barry, Alade Haskins, and Marco Petit. Thomas McFarland, Giacomo Lugato, Ryan Huacuz, Lenny Burnett and Christian Miraglia contributed to relay wins. Great swims were turned in by all. The team will be back in action Saturday looking for another win over rival, Xavier. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention Seniors: Are you planning on applying to Fordham University? If so, you should attend Fordham Prep Night at Fordham University, a special panel presentation of the deans from the University held exclusively for Fordham Prep seniors and their parents. It will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm in the admissions office (Duane Hall). Please register for the event in the visits section in Naviance. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at  www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer    

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form). 

OTHER NEWS 

The fundraising drive to help families impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico ends this Friday with a dress down day. Students who make a $5 contribution will be able to dress down in accordance with school rules. Tables will be set up in the Commons Thursday and Friday morning where donations will be collected.  

PSAT

Room locations for the PSAT exam are posted by grade level on the Academics page of the Prep web site.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer.

This morning we continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, thank you for the gift of a new week. Be with us as we begin our day. May we be open to the many ways in which you will be with us and to the many gifts you give us. May we use such gifts to bring your love into the world, for your greater glory.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Amen)

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

A-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

Bluegrass will not meet today. 

ATHLETICS 

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Stepinac yesterday three to zero. Arthur House, Luc Goble, and James Cordingley each scored a goal. 

The varsity soccer game am will play Stepinac today at home. Come out and support the team. 

Please come support the varsity football team Saturday night when they take on St. Francis at Coffey Field at 7 PM. Student government has also organized a whiteout in the crowd, so come support the Rams and wear white. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Seniors who have not submitted their service contracts are reminded to do so ASAP to avoid a deficiency and indefinite JUG next week. 

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form). 

OTHER NEWS 

All students scheduled to march in Monday's Columbus Day Parade should see Mrs. Simeone sometime today to pick up the parade information. 

This month as we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month please contribute to our fundraising effort to help families in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Share your loose change with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Dermot Breen, father of recent alumnus Kyle Breen '17 and uncle of James Flynn '20 and for Michael Deis, uncle of Nick Palermo '19 and for the consolation of their families. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and let us take a step back and reflect on our week; on those moments when we’ve experienced God and those moments where we need to grow. And so, we pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

F-Day 

ACADEMICS 

Today is the deadline to submit course changes to Mr. Broussard for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores.  Course change forms will need to be submitted to Mr. Broussard by 3 p.m. today.  The deadline for Freshmen course changes is October 16 

ATHLETICS 

This weekend, the Cross Country team traveled to the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester and the Six Flags Invitational in New Jersey. The Varsity took 13th in the nation's 3rd largest meet, led by Eamonn Sullivan who established himself as the #1 ranked Sophomore in NYC and #4 in the state. Junior Niall Ryan also broke the elite 16 minute barrier for 3 miles, and Soph Cole Shortall led the JV with an 18:25 clocking. At Six Flags, the Freshmen took 3rd out of over 20 schools in their race led by scorers Myles Hogan, Dean Mayo, Max Handler, Theo Grimm and Matthew Febles. Congrats on a great weekend

Varsity swimming upperclassman tryouts start this week. All participants need to have an up to date physical on file with the school and be registered with the team online through the school website. Tryouts are tomorrow, Friday October 5th in morning at 6:30am at university pool in the Lombardi center.

 BAKE SALE

The Italian Club is having a Bake Sale on Friday.  All members are asked to bring baked goods to Room 231 on Friday morning before AM attendance.  All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Florence. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Are you interested in learning more about career opportunities in engineering? Manhattan College is hosting Engineering Awareness Day on Monday, November 12. Please see attached flyer in email for more information.

Attention Seniors an admission's counselor from Fairfield University will conduct individual interviews on October 16th. There is a signup sheet available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Attention seniors--today is the deadline for submitting service contracts to your service teacher. 

Tomorrow, the first Friday of the month, all are invited to spend some time with the Lord in the Chapel for First Friday Adoration. Please sign up by clicking here 

OTHER NEWS 

All students scheduled to march in Monday's Columbus Day Parade should see Mrs. Simeone sometime today to pick up the parade information. 

This month as we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month please contribute to our fundraising effort to help families in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Share your loose change with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, merchants and ecology. St. Francis also was known for his great devotion to the poor and outcast. The following prayer is known as Francis’s prayer before the Crucifix. May it draw us closer to God as we begin a new day.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Most High, glorious God,

enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me

true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity,

sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out

Your holy and true command. Amen.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

St. Francis of Assisi………….pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

E-Day

The Library will close today at 1:15 p.m. 

ACADEMICS 

Attention Juniors, sophomores & Freshmen:

The PSAT exam will be held Wednesday, October 10th. Arrive by 8:30. The school dress code is in effect. Please remember to bring at least two #2 pencils and a calculator (scientific or graphing). Room assignments will be published on the web site. Room assignments click here

ACTIVITIES 

The Simpsons club will meet in room 312. 

The Ambassadors Club will meet today. Please check your email for details. 

The Just Serve Club will meet in the Ministry Center during Activities period. 

The Sport Debate Club will have its first meeting today during activities period in room 242. New members are welcome. 

The Key Club will be holding a meeting in room 212 today during activities period, all are welcome. Members should check their emails for a message from Michael Barrett. 

Italian Club meeting in Room 243. 

The Italian Club is having a Bake Sale on Friday. All members are asked to bring baked goods to Room 231 on Friday morning before AM attendance. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Florence. 

Students interested in reviving the Prep Spanish Club should meet in room 241 during activities period today. 

Operation Smile will meet today in room 313 during activities period. Elections will be held. 

The Bridges Club will be meeting during activities in Mrs. Martinez’s office on the first floor. All are welcome. 

The NextGenVest Club will have its first meeting of the year today, October 3rd, during activities period in room 245. NexGenVest is a club devoted to increasing financial literacy for teenagers. Come join the club to learn about investing, college loans, savings accounts, and other financial topics. 

The Outdoor Adventure Club will meet during activities period today in room 211. New members are welcome. 

Attention Speech & Debate team: We will hold practice in Room 244 today at 3:00. If you missed the introductory meeting, you are still welcome to attend. If you cannot make it, please contact Mr. Palombi. 

Liturgical Choir class will meet today during the Activities Period in the Music Room. 

ATHLETICS

Varsity swimming upperclassman tryouts start this week. All participants need to have an up to date physical on file with the school and be registered with the team online through the school website. Tryouts are today, October 3rd and Friday October 5th in morning on both days at 6:30am at university pool in the Lombardi center. 

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Christ the King yesterday 6-0. Ronan McConnell, Aidan Maginn, Kyle Diehl, Conor Donaghy, Luc Priddle, and James Halvorson each scored a goal. 

Brief but mandatory basketball meeting Today E Day at 2:45 in room 342. All students looking to play JV or Varsity basketball this season must attend. 

The varsity soccer team, now 5-2-3 lost to Regis yesterday, 2-1. Eddie Perez had the lone goal on a cross from Aidan Feeney. The Rams outshot Regis 12-4. The team will play on Friday at home against Stepinac. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

On this Friday, the first Friday of the month, all are invited to spend some time with the Lord in the Chapel for First Friday Adoration. Please sign up by clicking here 

Any student interested in tutoring today at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. Departure is at 3pm sharp and transportation will be provided. 

Seniors are reminded that they have 24 hours to submit their signed service contracts to their service teachers. Lots of sites are still hoping to recruit seniors, so stop by the service office if you need ideas. 

The NYC Explorers Club will meet at 2:15 in room 313. 

Student are reminded to look for an email with attachments from Mr. Homer for an exciting Ranger Conservation Corps service program sponsored by the NYC Parks Department beginning today at Pelham Bay Park. See attachments in email. 

OTHER NEWS 

This month as we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month please contribute to our fundraising effort to help families in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Share your loose change with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

The REACH Team will be coming to Fordham Prep this week to host a REACH Alumni Pizza Social in the Library Seminar Room on Tuesday, October 9 @ 3:00pm. REACH will be providing pizza and drinks for everyone that attends. Get together with the REACH alums in your year and come by for some good food and good times. Please e-mail Mr. Russell Quiñones (rquinones@regis.org) with any questions.

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Trinidad Cabral, grandmother of Joshua Ladero ’ 20. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER


We continue to remember in prayer Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for the victims and all affected by the tsunami in Indonesia.

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Jesuit, St. Francis Borgia, third general of the Society of Jesus who created and strengthened Jesuit bases in Poland, Germany France, Mexico, Peru, and Florida and founded 12 colleges in Spain. Despite his success he lived a humble and holy life and wrote that “we must perform all our works in God and refer them to his glory so that they will be permanent and stable. Everyone—whether kings, nobles, tradesmen or peasants—must do all things for the glory of God and under the inspiration of Christ’s example. . And so we pray.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis Borgia, may we live our lives in You this day, becoming the men and women you created us to be and thus giving you glory. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us 

St. Ignatius………..pray for us 

St. Francis Borgia………pray for us

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

D-Day 

ATHLETICS

Today is the final interest meeting for all freshman and sophomores interested in playing ice hockey this season. Please meet in room 211 immediately after pm attendance. 

Varsity swimming upperclassman tryouts start this week. All participants need to have an up to date physical on file with the school and be registered with the team online through the school website. Tryouts are this Wednesday October 3rd and Friday October 5th in morning on both days at 6:30am at university pool in the Lombardi center. 

The varsity soccer team defeated Christ the King yesterday 8-0. James Irwin and Eddie Perez each scored two goals and Owen Murray recorded his first shutout in goal. The team will play Regis today at Randall’s island in a rematch of last year’s New York City championship game. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Tonight's the night - Class of 2020 College Kick-Off!  We look forward to seeing all juniors and a parent or guardian in the Leonard Theater at 6:30 pm.  School dress is not required. 

Would you like some service hours?  The college counseling department is looking for 5 volunteers to help out at College Kick-Off Night.  Please sign up in the guidance office if you would like to volunteer.

FATHERS’ CLUB

If you would like to join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting, tomorrow, October 3rd, please see the attached flyer. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Fordham Prep's merry band of tutors will make their first visit of the new school year to St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point tomorrow, Wednesday October 3rd, leaving the ministry center at 3pm sharp. Sign up on Mr. Homer's office door to reserve a spot. 

Seniors are reminded that they have 48 hours left to submit their service contracts. 

Any senior who is going on the Bear Mountain Nature Retreat who did not come to the meeting yesterday must see Dr. Carney today in room 312. 

All parents are invited to Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius tomorrow in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we prayer together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and conclude no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer. 

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form). 

OTHER NEWS

This month as we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month please contribute to our fundraising effort to help families in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Share your loose change with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

TODAY’S PRAYER

we continue to remember in prayer Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for the victims and all affected by the tsunami in Indonesia. And let us pray for the repose of soul of Ana Velazquez, grandmother of Mrs. Carol Isabel of the guidance department.

Today the Church celebrates the guardian angels. While the notion of guardian angels may conjure images from childhood, what we are reminded of today is that there is no limit to God’s great care for us. And so we pray.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, your marvelous creation includes beings of pure spirit called angels. Tradition tells us that each of us has a guardian angel to assist us. Thank you for the many ways in which you help and guide us so that we may ever draw closer to you and walk in your ways. Amen

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

C-Day 

ATHLETICS

There is a brief meeting for all freshman and sophomores interested in playing ice hockey this season. The meeting will take place in room 211 immediately after school today and tomorrow. 

The varsity football team celebrated their home opener with a victory on Saturday afternoon defeating St. Joes by the Sea 37-0. Derek Bufano threw touchdown passes to Jack Goodkin and Matthew McCarthy; while Zach Wallace ran for 2 touchdowns and Vincent Greco intercepted a pass and returned it 76 yards for a score. The defense was led by Jaysen Sanz with 8 tackles. Tom O’ Leary had 6 tackles, 1 interception and caused a fumble. Jack Andreana and George Gaspar each added 6 tackles. The Rams will play Saturday night against St. Francis Prep. Kick-off is 7pm on Jack Coffey Field. Come out and support your Rams. 

Varsity swimming upperclassman tryouts start this week. All participants need to have an up to date physical on file with the school and be registered with the team online through the school website. Tryouts are this Wednesday October 3rd and Friday October 5th in morning on both days at 630am at university pool in the Lombardi center. 

Friday afternoon the Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Saint Peter's five to two. James Cordingley, Matt Ragde, Ronan McConnell, Alex Arroyo and Conor Donaghy each scored a goal. 

The varsity soccer team will play Christ the King high school today at home. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention Juniors: Just one more day until The Class of 2020 College kickoff Night! This evening marks the official start of the college process for the junior class. This program is mandatory for all juniors and a parent or guardian. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday Night at 6:30 in the Leonard Theater. 

Juniors- do you need some service hours? The college counselors are looking for 6 juniors to help out at College Kick-off night. Please see Ms. Brennan if interested in this service opportunity. 

Attention Seniors: Reminder, Fr. Markey of The College of the Holy Cross will conduct individual interviews on Wednesday, October 3rd. There are 4 spots available, the sign-up sheet is located in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

FATHERS’ CLUB

If you would like to join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting, this Wednesday, October 3rd, please see the attached flyer in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All seniors going to Friday's Bear Mountain Nature Retreat should meet briefly with Dr. Carney in room 312 immediately after school. 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we prayer together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and conclude no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer. 

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form). 

OTHER NEWS

This month as we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month please contribute to our fundraising effort to help families in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Share your loose change with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning, please stand for this morning’s prayer.

This morning let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also join the Church in celebrating the feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux. In honor of Italina heritage month, senior Nicholas Matranga will lead this morning’s prayer by praying the Hail Mary in Italian.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Ave Maria, piena di grazia, il Signore è con te 

Tu sei benedetta fra le donne, 

e benedetto è il frutto del tuo seno, Gesù 

Santa Maria, Madre di Dio, 

Prega per noi peccatori, adesso, 

e nell’ora della nostra morte. 

Amen 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us 

St. Ignatius………..pray for us 

St. Therese of Lisieux 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Amen)

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

B-Day 

ACADEMICS 

Due to Mr. Broussard being away at a conference, course changes will not occur until he returns next Monday.  If you do have a course change form, please make sure to get all signatures and completed forms can be submitted to Mrs. Porco.  Copies of course change forms can be picked up from the table near Dr. Petriello's office.  

  • Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores have until Thursday, October 4 to make a schedule change.  
  • Freshmen have until Tuesday, October 16 to make a schedule change.  

ACTIVITIES 

The Bluegrass Club will saddle up this afternoon at 3pm in room 313 to begin a new year of singing and swinging. New members are welcome. 

ATHLETICS 

All freshman and sophomores interested in playing ice hockey this season should attend an interest meeting on Monday or Tuesday immediately after school in room 211.

The varsity soccer team tied MOLLOY yesterday 1-1. Colin Marment scored his first Varsity goal on a cross from Aidan Feeney. The team, now 4-1-3, will play at home on Monday. 

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Molloy yesterday 4-1. James Cordingley scored two goals.  Darren Gallagher and Matt Ragde each added a goal. 

The JV Rams got in the win column on Saturday after a hard fought battle out on Long Island against Saint Anthony’s. Luke Tannian played his first game under center at quarterback after having played center, tight end, slot and wide receiver. Luke Tannian connected with Luke Daly for touchdowns passes of 70 and 60 yards. Mr. Daly was not done there and finished the day with a 50 yard touchdown run after breaking several tackles. The Rams offensive line was stellar once again, dominating the Saint Anthony’s defense. Defensively, the Rams had a great team effort and were led by Jaydon Tyler, Gavin Vujtech, Jack Marino, Nick Townsend, Ethan Figueras and Jack McBride. Louis Ciccone made an incredible play coming up with a huge interception to secure the victory. 

FATHERS’ CLUB
If you would like to join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd, please see the attached flyer in email. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Seniors are reminded that their service contracts must be submitted to their service teachers by this Thursday, October 4. 

OTHER NEWS

This month as we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month please contribute to our fundraising effort to help families in Puerto Rico who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Share your loose change with Dr. Gelpi in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s Examen. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and let us take a step back and reflect on our week; on those moments when we’ve experienced God and those moments where we need to grow. And so, we pray…

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen.

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me.

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am.

And so we pray,

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A-Day 

ACADEMICS 

Due to Mr. Broussard being away at a conference, course changes will not occur until he returns next Monday.  If you do have a course change form, please make sure to get all signatures and completed forms can be submitted to Mrs. Porco.  Copies of course change forms can be picked up from the table near Dr. Petriello's office.  

  • Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores have until Thursday, October 4 to make a schedule change.  
  • Freshmen have until Tuesday, October 16 to make a schedule change.  

ADMISSIONS

Open House is a little over one month away on Sunday, October 28. The Admissions Department needs your help and is looking for volunteers. Please read the email you received this week for the details and a link to the sign-up form. Juniors and seniors can receive service hours. Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter with questions.

FATHERS’ CLUB

If you would like to join the Fathers’ Club at our next meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd, please see the attached flyer. 

OTHER NEWS

A little over a year ago Hurricane Maria devastated several island nations as it made its way through the Caribbean before it finally made landfall in Texas. Puerto Rico was among the islands impacted by Maria. Almost 200,000 people have fled Puerto Rico since last September.  70,000 residential properties were totally destroyed with an additional 300,000 partially damaged homes.  

This month as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Dr. Gelpi is collecting donations to send to San Ignacio, the Jesuit high school in Puerto Rico, where students are involved in service projects to help neighborhood schools and families impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  Donations can be left with Dr. Gelpi in room 314.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

We continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also join the Church in remembering St. Vincent de Paul, whose feast day is celebrated today.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, through the intercession of St. Vincent de Paul, please grant me clear vision to work for the greater glory of your name. 

Please keep away the indifference that distracts me from my purpose and with your grace, point me to where your people need help, especially those most in need.

St. John the Baptist….. pray for us

St. Ignatius….. pray for us

St. Vincent de Paul….. pray for us

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

F-Day

ACADEMICS 

Due to Mr. Broussard being away at a conference, course changes will not occur until he returns next Monday.  If you do have a course change form, please make sure to get all signatures and completed forms can be submitted to Mrs. Porco.  Copies of course change forms can be picked up from the table near Dr. Petriello's office.  

  • Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores have until Thursday, October 4 to make a schedule change.  
  • Freshmen have until Tuesday, October 16 to make a schedule change.  

ACTIVITIES

The Wounded Warrior Club will hold a meeting after school today at 2:45 in Room 328. New members are always welcome. 

ADMISSIONS

Open House is a little over one month away on Sunday, October 28. The Admissions Department needs your help and is looking for volunteers. Please read the email you received this week for the details and a link to the sign-up form. Juniors and seniors can receive service hours. Please see Mr. Serton or Mr. Punter with questions.

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Holy Cross yesterday afternoon 5-0. Arthur House, James Cordingley, James Halvorson, Darren Gallagher and Kyle Diehl each scored.

On Saturday, the Varsity Cross Country team ventured to Wappingers Falls for the Bowdoin Park Invitational. Sophomore Eamonn Sullivan ran the 5K state championship course in a blistering time of 16 minutes 48 seconds--putting him among the top ten sophomores in the state. It was the top Catholic school time of the day. The Prep finished in the top half of the highly competitive meet, buoyed by Junior Niall Ryan, Justin Jordaens and Connor Tobin, and Seniors Charles Gstalder and Terence Deneny. The Varsity heads to the McQuaid Jesuit Invitational this weekend as the JV and Frosh compete in a meet at Six Flags New Jersey.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Please see attached flyer in your email for ACT Practice Exam opportunity. 

OTHER NEWS 

Mr. Bobo's Mentor group would like to thank everyone who donated the evening of Back-to School night to help us raise much needed funds for POTS. With the help of parents and friends of the Prep community, we were able to raise over $850 dollars for Part of the Solution. Thanks to Willie Mejia, Massimo Perrotta, and Giancarlo Pena for their efforts last Thursday, and special thanks to junior Michael Adair for helping out. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer. 

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family, and for those on Emmaus 285.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Lord Jesus, May today there be peace within.
May we trust that we are exactly where we are meant to be.
May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in you.
May we use the gifts that we have received, and pass on the love that has been given to us, so that our world may be filled a little more with your light and love. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

E-Day 

ACTIVITIES 

Anyone interested in joining the Fordham Prep Key Club, please come to our organizational meeting during activities period in room 212. For any questions, please contact Mr. Bobo or Michael Barrett. 

Operation Smile will meet immediately after p.m. announcements in room 313. The NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 313. Both clubs look forward to welcoming new members. 

The Stock Market Club will meet in Room 227 during activities period. 

The Italian Club will be meeting today in Room 243. We will be discussing our upcoming activities for October's Italian Heritage Month. 

The Simpsons Club will meet in room 312 today. 

The Student Life Committee will be meeting at 3pm today in the Library Seminar Room. 

The Just Serve Club will meet today in the Ministry Center during Activities Period.

ADMISSIONS – RAM FOR A DAY

Freshmen, there will be a mandatory meeting for those interested in Ram for the Day program today at in the Leonard Theatre at 2pm. Attendance will be taken. 

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team defeated holy cross yesterday 9-0. Goals were scored by Lewis Govan, Matt Tollin, Niall McKenna, Eddie Perez, Vlad Deputat, Henry Irwin and Quinlin Cronin. The team will play, now 4-1-2, will play Molloy on Thursday. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Juniors: Get ready! The Class of 2020 College Kick –Off Night will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30 p.m., just one week from tonight. This mandatory event marks the official start of the college process. We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday. 

REST IN PEACE 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Camillo M. Santomero, Jr., grandfather of Christopher Santomero ‘22 and father of Camillo Santomero IV '75, trustee of Fordham Prep. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer. 

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family, and for those on Emmaus 285

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today, on the Feast of St. Finnbar of Cork, the Prep pauses to recall Brother Jeremiah Flaherty, SJ, a holy man from our own school’s history who remains for us an example of a life lived joyfully in service of others.

Brother Flaherty was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1842 and came to this country with his parents as a boy.  He entered the Society of Jesus as young man, and by 1870 was assigned to St. John’s College, as Fordham Prep and University used to be known.  For the next 40 years, he served as head baker – no small job considering the school was a boarding school, and in those days, everything for every meal needed to be made from scratch.       

The specialty of Brother’s kitchen was a simple raisin scone, or as it became known, the Famous Fordham Bun.  While the Prepsters of yesteryear looked forward to their daily break time snack, it was the man behind the scones they truly admired and held in the highest regard.  Brother’s simple and cheerful demeanor, his prayerfulness, and his unfailing concern for the left an indelible mark on generations of Prep boys a hundred years ago.

Brother Jeremiah Flaherty passed away in 1923, with a smile on his face and rosary beads in hand.  Though his recipe would be lost over the years, a basic list of ingredients would remain.  And so in the 21st century, Cameron Garnes, Class of 2012, would reconstruct a recipe, so that once again, the famous Fordham Bun could be made available on occasion to Brother’s beloved Prep boys.  The kitchen staff has used Cameron’s recipe worked to prepare Brother Falherty’s scones for us today.

Let us pray:

Lord, bless the bread we break today, and all those who prepared it.
Bless all those labor in Rose Hill’s kitchens as Brother Flaherty did so long ago.
Continue to watch over Mrs. Estrella, who has always found Brother's story so inspiring. 

And never let us forget that all realms of human endeavor, no matter how humble, should ultimately be undertaken in service of others and for Your greater glory.  Amen.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Ignatius, pray for us
St. Finnbar, pray for us
Brother Flaherty, pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

D-Day

ACTIVITIES

FPTV is looking for students to join the revamped club. Anyone interested needs to attend a meeting during activities period tomorrow in the library conference room or contact Mr. Broussard.

Today is the last day for to sign up for the Liturgical Choir Class. Please give your name to Dr. Craig Smith in Religious Studies or to Mr. Ken Farnum. First class is tomorrow "E" Activities Period.

ADMISSIONS – RAM FOR A DAY

Freshmen, there will be a mandatory meeting for those interested in Ram for the Day program on Tuesday, September 25 at 2pm in the Leonard Theatre. Attendance will be taken. Check your email for updates.

ATHLETICS

Friday afternoon the Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Xaverian 5 - 0. James Cordingley led the team with 3 goals. Conor Donaghy and James Halvorson each added a goal. 

The varsity football team came away with a 42-35 victory over St. Peter’s HS in Staten Island this past Saturday.   Down 35-34 with under 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter, Derek Bufano hit Zach Wallace on a screen pass which for the go-ahead score. The defense then stopped the Eagles’ next drive on the 1-yard line on a 4th and goal to seal the victory. The Rams attack was led by Derek Bufano, who completed 25 of his 38 passes for 375 yards and 4 TD’s. Jayden Wiggins caught 7 passes for 102 yards/ 1 TD. Matthew McCarthy had 6 catches for 93 yards/1TD. Zachry Wallace scored 4TD’s (2 rushing & 2 receiving).     The defense was led by linebackers George Gaspar (13 tackles) and Michael Rice (12 tackles). Quinn English, Sean Halbert, Jaysen Sanz each had 11 tackles, while Jack Andreana had 10 tackles and an interception. The Rams will host St. Joe’s by the Sea for the Home Opener on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM on Jack Coffey Field. Come out and support your Rams. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Seniors are reminded that their service contracts are due by October 4th, the feast day of another great "man for others," St. Francis of Assisi. 

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer begins at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and concludes no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register Here 

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form)

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Angelo DeSanto , grandfather of Steven Piparo '19. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. 

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. 

May today there be peace within.

May we trust God that we are exactly where we are meant to be.

May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May we use those gifts that we have received and pass on the love that has been given to us.

May we be confident knowing we are children of God.          

St. John the Baptist… pray for us 

St. Ignatius…pray for us

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

C-Day 

Tonight is Back to School Night
Freshman Parents arrive 7:00 p.m.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior parents arrive 7:30 p.m.
Please bring your son’s C-Day schedule
*Parking in the University Garage 

ACADEMICS

If you are needing to change/drop a course, you will need to complete a course change/drop form before the class can be changed/dropped. Course change/drop forms can be picked up in Mr. Broussard’s office or from the table near Dr. Petriello's office. A course request via email will not occur.

ACTIVITIES

Come to room 311 at 3pm to see the short film Sin País (Without a Country). It is the story of a family who fled Guatemala twenty years ago seeking asylum during a violent civil war and brought their one-year-old son to California. They worked hard, raised a family, and lived the American dream. Two years ago, immigration agents stormed the Mejias’ house and they have been fighting to stay in the U.S. ever since. Come see this family's story. 

Any students wishing to register for Liturgical Choir Class must sing up with Dr. Craig Smith in the Liturgical Center or with Mr. Farnum in the Music Room. Auditions will be held at the first class on Tues., Sept 25th, the next "E" Day Activities period.

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Newsies! Auditions will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th in the Leonard Theatre from 3:00-6:00. You only need to attend one audition and it will not take the whole time. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song (preferably in the style of the show), and bring the sheet music if you have it. Students involved could also use their participation to begin fulfilling their Fine Arts requirement. Seeking singers, dancers, tappers, and those with gymnastic ability. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details! 

ATHLETICS

Tomorrow, September 21st, is National Concussion Awareness Day. It is important to recognize this common but serious head injury. There are over three million sports-related concussions every year, and concussions don’t just happen in sports. You can hit your head and get a concussion anytime: on the playground, while riding your bike, or from slipping and falling. If you have a concussion, you might feel dizzy, sick to your stomach, have trouble seeing, or have a hard time concentrating or remembering. Reporting a concussion to the nurse, athletic trainer, coach, teacher or an adult right away is important to help you get better and leads to a faster recovery. For more information, visit http://nationalconcussionawarenessday.com 

On Monday, Fordham prep hosted the 26th annual James Scott cross country challenge on the FP back track. Junior Niall Ryan and sophomore Eamonn Sullivan took a strong second and third place against state ranked Xavier. Niall broke the 10 minute barrier for the 2 mile run for the first time and Eamonn ran 10:01, beating last year's #1 Freshman. The Freshmen had 5 runners break 6:00 in the mile: Myles Hogan, Matthew Febles, Dean Mayo, Max Handler, and Jack D'Emlia . Congrats on a great meet. 

There will a short meeting today in room 342 at 2:35 for anyone planning on trying out for lacrosse in the spring.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and let us take a step back and reflect on our week; on those moments when we’ve experienced God and those moments where we need to grow. And so, we pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

St. Ignatius, pray for us

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

B-Day 

ACADEMICS

If you are needing to change/drop a course, you will need to complete a course change/drop form before the class can be changed/dropped. Course change/drop forms can be picked up in Mr. Broussard’s office or from the table near Dr. Petriello's office. A course request via email will not occur.

ACTIVITIES

The yearbook meeting is today at 3 pm.

The Fordham Prep Speech & Debate team will hold its introductory meeting today in Room 221 at 3:00. Pizza will be served. Speech & Debate -- We're All Talk -- and Pizza! 

Any students wishing to register for Liturgical Choir Class must sing up with Dr. Craig Smith in the Liturgical Center or with Mr. Farnum in the Music Room. Auditions will be held at the first class on Tues., Sept 25th, the next "E" Day Activities period.

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Newsies! Auditions will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th in the Leonard Theatre from 3:00-6:00. You only need to attend one audition and it will not take the whole time. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song (preferably in the style of the show), and bring the sheet music if you have it. Students involved could also use their participation to begin fulfilling their Fine Arts requirement. Seeking singers, dancers, tappers, and those with gymnastic ability. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details! 

ATHLETICS

There will a short meeting in room 342 at 2:35 on Thursday, September 20th for anyone planning on trying out for lacrosse in the spring.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form) 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning pray we pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We also pray for our Jewish brothers and sisters on the holy day of Yom Kippur. And we join the Church in celebrating the feast day of San Gennaro, bishop and martyr. And as we begin our day let us continue to pray for those affected by natural disasters. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear God,

On this feast of San Gennaro, may I be a catalyst for light and love,
And bring inspiration to those whose eyes I meet.
May I have the strength to stand tall in the face of conflict,
And the courage to speak my voice, even when I’m scared.
May I have the humility to follow my heart,
And the passion to live my soul’s desires.
May I be brave enough to hear my heart,
To let it soften so that I may gracefully
Choose faith over fear, peace over violence. 

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

San Gennaro….. pray for us

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A-Day 

ACADEMICS

Attention all students: Please remember to bring in your PE uniform and sneakers for cycle 2 gym class.

If you are needing to change/drop a course, you will need to complete a course change/drop form before the class can be changed/dropped. Course change/drop forms can be picked up in Mr. Broussard’s office or from the table near Dr. Petriello's office. A course request via email will not occur.

ACTIVITIES

The yearbook meeting is moved to tomorrow, Wednesday at 3 pm.

Any students wishing to register for Liturgical Choir Class must sing up with Dr. Craig Smith in the Liturgical Center or with Mr. Farnum in the Music Room. Auditions will be held at the first class on Tues., Sept 25th, the next "E" Day Activities period.

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Newsies! Auditions will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th in the Leonard Theatre from 3:00-6:00. You only need to attend one audition and it will not take the whole time. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song (preferably in the style of the show), and bring the sheet music if you have it. Students involved could also use their participation to begin fulfilling their Fine Arts requirement. Seeking singers, dancers, tappers, and those with gymnastic ability. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details! 

ATHLETICS

Trailing 2-0 after just 12 minutes, the varsity soccer team stormed back to tie St. Francis Prep yesterday by a score of 2-2. Aidan Feeney scored first on a cross from Quinn Cronin and Eddie Perez-Palaez tied the game on a cross from Sam Corena. The team plays Xaverian next on Thurs.

Anyone who intends to try out for the Golf team should meet in room 325 either this afternoon or tomorrow afternoon at 2:45.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Bronx Community Board 6 is proud to announce that we are sponsoring our first annual scholarship contest for graduating high school seniors. The deadline for students to apply is April 1st, 2019. Please see email attachments for details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Juniors and Seniors: In-school service hours are available for Back to School Night, this Thursday, September 20th. Sign up in Mrs. Porco’s office. 

All juniors attending Emmaus 285, the September Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but mandatory planning meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Ministry Center.

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us tomorrow as we prayer together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and conclude no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer  

MOTHERS’ CLUB

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form)

REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Scanlon, grandfather of Sean Scanlon class of 2020. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER


Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family, and for the victims and those affected by hurricane Florence and typhoon Mangkhut.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

God of love, be with us this day. Open the eyes of our hearts so that we may recognize you in the many moments of this day, both big and small. And in seeing you, may we be open to loving you, and in loving you may we serve you in what we do and say.

St. John the Baptist… pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018 

ACADEMICS

If you are needing to change/drop a course, you will need to complete a course change/drop form before the class can be changed/dropped. Course change/drop forms can be picked up in Mr. Broussard’s office or from the table near Dr. Petriello's office. A course request via email will not occur.

ACTIVITIES

Any students wishing to register for Liturgical Choir Class must sing up with Dr. Craig Smith in the Liturgical Center or with Mr. Farnum in the Music Room. Auditions will be held at the first class on Tues., Sept 25th, the next "E" Day Activities period.

Michelle Obama, Stephen Colbert, Dwayne the Rock Johnson...What do these three individuals have in common? They are fantastic speakers! Room-holders! Crowd-pleasers! They view an audience as an opportunity to inspire in mass. If you are interested in wielding this great power, join the Fordham Prep Speech & Debate team. Our first informational meeting will take place in the Library seminar room at 3:00 on Wednesday. Fordham Speech & Debate -- We're all talk. 

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Newsies! Auditions will take place on Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th in the Leonard Theatre from 3:00-6:00. You only need to attend one audition and it will not take the whole time. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song (preferably in the style of the show), and bring the sheet music if you have it. Students involved could also use their participation to begin fulfilling their Fine Arts requirement. Seeking singers, dancers, tappers, and those with gymnastic ability. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details! 

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. We recognize the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanics have a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They enhance and shape our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community. This month at the Prep we recognize and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with visual displays in the commons and Library, short films highlighting Hispanic culture each Thursday in room 311 and a special menu for lunch every Thursday!   Let’s celebrate a special part of American heritage.

ATHLETICS

Anyone who intends to try out for the Golf team should meet in room 325, either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon at 2:45.

On Saturday, the freshman cross country team opened their season at the Regis invitational at Van Cortlandt Park. The team was led by Myles Hogan, who finished 5th out of 160 runners. Matthew Febles was the team's second finisher breaking the 10 minute barrier over the 1.6 mile course. Max Handler, Dean Mayo and Charlie Morris rounded out our top 5 scorers. 

The varsity football team and head coach Mr. Deane celebrated their first win Saturday night defeating Mount St. Michael 22-8. It was a dominating performance on both sides of the ball. The offense was led by Derek Bufano who threw 2 touchdown passes, one to Owen Loffredo, and the other to Matthew McCarthy. Zachary Wallace rushed for over 100 yards, while Matthew McKillop added a rushing TD. The defense was dominant, shutting down a Mount team; which scored 38 points the week before, to just one TD. With this win, the Rams are now 1-1 and will travel next week to Staten Island to take on the Eagles of St. Peter’s High School. The game is set for 1:30. Come out and support your Rams.

Today, freshman JV and varsity will take on Xavier high school in a home meet on the Back Track at 4:15pm.

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Regis, Friday afternoon 5-0. James Dolan led the team with two goals. Arthur House, Alex Arroyo, and James Cordingley each added a goal. 

Intramural Basketball will begin this afternoon at 3PM for Freshmen only.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded that they must attend this evening's leadership meeting which will begin at 5:30 in room 342.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: In-school service hours are available for Back to School Night, this Thursday, September 20th. Sign up in Mrs. Porco’s office.

All parents are invited to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we prayer together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Center at 8:30am. Our prayer will begin at approximately 8:45a.m. in the Prep chapel and conclude no later than 9:15 a.m. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/wednesdayprayer  

On Thursday, October 11th the Mother's Club is sponsoring Tapas for Trips to support the Global Education and Service Immersion programs. The evening gives parents the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and hear learn more about these important programs. All proceeds from the evening will support our financial aid fund to help make Global Education and Service Immersion trips accessible to all families. Register here. (If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation please do so on the registration form)

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We pray also for the victims and those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut. And we pray for the repose of the soul of Trinity Banks, a student of Christ the King Jesuit College Prep in Chicago. We pray for her family and friends and for the community of Christ The King. May they know the peace and consolation of our compassionate God during these difficult days. 

This morning we join the Society of Jesus in remembering Jesuit and Saint, Robert Bellarmine, an eminent theologian, preacher and Cardinal of the 16th century whose writings help us understand that not only is the content of our faith important, it is Jesus' living person—as revealed by his life, death and resurrection—that is the source of revelation. And so we pray, 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God our Father, you gave Robert Bellarmine wisdom and goodness to spread and defend the faith of the Gospel. By his prayers may we be strengthened this day in our own call to pass on the light of faith in all we do and say. 

St. John the Baptist… pray for us. 

St. Ignatius… pray for us. 

St. Robert Bellarmine… pray for us.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

ADMISSIONS

Attention Freshman: The future of Fordham Prep needs your help. The deadline to apply for the Ram for a Day program is today. Please check your email for a reminder. 

ACADEMICS

If you are needing to change/drop a course, you will need to complete a course change/drop form before the class can be changed/dropped. Course change/drop forms can be picked up in my office or from the table near Dr. Petriello's office. A course request via email will not occur.

ACTIVITIES

The Activities Fair will occur this Friday (E-Day) at 2:01 in the gym for all incoming Freshman and transfer students.

If you interested in joining the competitive Cyber Patriot team, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office as competitions start in a few weeks.

Anyone one interested in registering for Liturgical Choir class for credit or without credit must see Mr. Farnum today in the Gym during Activities Period. Classes will begin next "E" Day Period.

Also, any students wishing to sing with the Choir at Sunday's 8:30AM Freshman Family Orientation Mass, please sign up today with Dr. Craig Smith or Mr. Farnum.

ATHLETICS

Anyone who intends to try out for the Golf team should meet in room 325, either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon at 2:45.

Attention: All returning wrestlers and those interested in wrestling this season. There will be a quick meeting today in the auxiliary gym at 2:30 PM.

Attention Freshmen. Are you still looking for a team to join this season? Do you want to become a member of one of the most successful programs in the state of New York? Come out and join the Freshmen Swimming & Diving Team. No formal experience is necessary, and there are no cuts. If you are interested, come to Room 212 during consultation or contact Mr. Bobo.

After trailing 1-0, the varsity soccer team defeated Farrell yesterday 5-2. Goals were scored by, Sam Corena, Quinlin Cronin, Will Follana, Johnny Estrada, and Lewis Govan. The team will play St. Francis Prep on Monday on Murphy field in a rematch of last year’s CHSAA semi Final.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: College Visits begin on Monday, September 17th. You must be signed up for a visit 24 hours ahead of time to see a college representative during class time.  The visit list can be found on Naviance in the Colleges section.  Please see you college counselor if you need assistance and inform your teachers prior to your visit.

The College of the Holy Cross will conduct individual interviews on October 3rd in the Library conference room. Fr. Markey will also conduct a 15 minute information session beginning at 8: 30 am in the College room. A sign-up sheet is available in the Guidance office. See Mrs. Isabel for further information.

Interested in attending the United States Service Academy? Service Academy Information Night" will take place on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m.  in Lecture Hall 200 of the Classroom Building, located at Westchester Community College. See attachment in email for further details.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family and for all affected by hurricane Florence and typhoon Mangkhut. 

This morning we will pray St. Ignatius’ Examen which offers us the opportunity to take a step back and reflect on our week; on those moments when we’ve experienced God and those moments where we need to grow. And so, let us pray… 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Amen. 

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence. 

I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God. 

I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others. 

I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others. 

In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this week when I felt that I turned away from God or neglected to share or receive the gifts which God has given me. 

I look forward in hope and pray for the grace to love and to be loved for who I am. 

And so we pray, 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts, and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Help us to see ourselves and actions with honesty and patience, open to the growth that you desire for us. 

St. John the Baptist, pray for us 

St. Ignatius, pray for us

Thursday, September 13, 2018

ACADEMICS

If you are needing to change/drop a course, you will need to complete a course change/drop form before the class can be changed/dropped. Course change/drop forms can be picked up in my office or from the table near Dr. Petriello's office. A course request via email will not occur.

ACTIVITIES

The Activities Fair will occur this Friday (E-Day) at 2:01 in the gym for all incoming Freshman and transfer students.

If you interested in joining the competitive Cyber Patriot team, please sign up by Mr. Broussard's office as competitions start in a few weeks.

ATHLETICS

Attention: All returning wrestlers and those interested in wrestling this season. There will be a quick meeting tomorrow, Friday 9/14 in the auxiliary gym at 2:30 PM.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors attending Emmaus 285, the September Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief, but mandatory meeting this afternoon at 2:45pm in the Ministry Center.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. We pray also for all those who affected by Hurricane Florence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

God of all goodness, help us to grow in gratitude. Help us to become aware of the many gifts, both ordinary and extraordinary that we are blessed with. Help us to look not only at the world with gratitude and awe, but help us to see ourselves in the same way. For as St. Ignatius reminds us, we, ourselves, are one of God’s greatest marvels. May our gratitude give life to a greater sense of purpose, love and service this day.

St. John the Baptist… pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 

ADMISSIONS: RAM FOR A DAY

Attention Freshman: Please check your emails for those interested in applying as guides for the Ram for a Day program. The deadline to apply is this Friday, September 14.  If you have any questions, stop by the Admissions Office in the Administrative Wing. 

ATHLETICS

The Junior Varsity soccer team defeated Iona Prep yesterday 2-1. Ryan Suarez and Luc Goble each scored a goal.

The Varsity soccer team defeated Iona yesterday 2-0. Niall McKenna and Will Follana each scored one assisted by Miguel Negrete and Aidan Feeney, respectively. The FP Rams, now in first place in league play, outshot the Gaels 22-6. The Rams will take on Monsignor Farrell tomorrow away.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Senior Parent College Application Night will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Leonard Theatre. All parents are encouraged to attend. Seniors are welcome but not required to attend.

OTHER NEWS

If you interested in competing on Fordham Prep's first Cyber Security Competitive Team, please sign up on the table near Mr. Broussard's office. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, Sept. 19th. The first rounds of competition begin in October.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella and her family. Let us also pray for Fr. Scott Pilarz of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Pilarz is the current President of Scranton University, and also served at Fordham Prep in the 80’s as a Jesuit Scholastic. Fr. has recently been diagnosed with ALS, and so may our prayers go out to him.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord, as we begin a new day, may we be open to the gift of your Spirit. May we heed your call to not be afraid, and instead may we be confident in you and your love for us, trusting that you will be with us in all that we encounter this day.

St. John the Baptist… pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

ADMISSIONS: RAM FOR A DAY

Attention Freshman: Please check your emails for those interested in applying as guides for the Ram for a Day program. The deadline to apply is this Friday, September 14.  If you have any questions, stop by the Admissions Office in the Administrative Wing. 

ATHLETICS

It's still not too late to join freshman Cross Country! Fordham Prep's freshman Cross Country team is one of the most competitive teams in New York City placing in the top 3 at the Mayor's Cup and Archdiocesan championship almost every year.  Cross Country training helps all develop more strength, endurance, and speed, and is great way to get in shape for winter sports. If you are interested, send an email to Mr. Chavez (chavezp@fordhamprep.org) or stop by room 405 any day after school this week.

BAND/ORCHESTRA

Any student who is interested in joining the Big Band, Pep Band or String Orchestra should see Mr. LaGamma this week during consultation

OTHER NEWS

Any students interested in singing with the Liturgical Choir for today’s Mass in the University church should please give your name to Mr. Ken Farnum in the 3rd Floor Music Room immediately before or after 1st period. You may also sign up today with Dr. Craig Smith in Religious Studies.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today we mark our new academic year by celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit. We pray that the Spirit will be with all of us this year, granting us the gifts we need. We also remember the events of September 11, 2001, and therefore turn to God in prayer.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Holy God, Creator of all people and all nations,

We lift to You in prayer all those who died

in New York City, at the Pentagon, and on United Airlines Flight 93

in Shankesville, Pennsylvania.

We entrust them to Your loving care.

Console their families, friends, and all who mourn this loss

in the hope that all who trust in You find peace

and rest in Your Kingdom.

We pray for those who courageously responded to provide aid

and comfort to the afflicted.

Enable us, dear God, to put an end to fear:

By resolving to live lives that are based on respect for one another; 

By resolving to abide in a peaceful manner

and never settle disagreements in our lives in a violent way;

By resolving that justice, not revenge, prevail in our world.

Let us resolve that in the face of hatred, we will show love;

That in times of despair, we will be voices of hope

That in times of darkness, we will be sources of light.

And, let us honor the memory of the individuals

who died on September 11, 2001, in particular we remember our alumni:

 Dwight D. Darcy ’63

Joseph D. Dickey class of ’68

Joseph R. Allen, ’80

Brendan Dolan ’82,

Thomas J. Fitzpatrick ’83,

Robert J. Coll ’84,                   

Sean P. McNulty ’91,

Sean P. Tallon NYFD ’92, and

Christopher M. Duffy ’96,


And all family members and friends of the Prep who fell that day.

Grant them eternal rest O Lord.

And may perpetual light shine upon them.

St. John the Baptist……… pray for us

St. Ignatius………..pray for us

 

Monday, September 10, 2018 

ADMISSIONS: RAM FOR A DAY

Please check your emails for those interested in applying as guides for the Ram for a Day program. The deadline to apply is this Friday, September 14.  If you have any questions, stop by the Admissions Office in the Administrative Wing. 

ATHLETICS

Are you interested in trying out for the Bowling Team??  There will be an organizational meeting today, September 10th in room 311 at 3pm.  This meeting is mandatory.  We will discuss tryout dates and times.  You do not need experience, just the will to learn and the spirit of competition.  Be a part of something special!

The varsity football team came up short in their season opener 12-9 to Xaverian last Friday night in Brooklyn. The score was 6-6 at the end of regulation. In overtime, Gearoid Kennedy put the Rams ahead 9-6 with a 22 yard field goal, but on Xaverian’s next drive, they scored on a 2 yard run to end the game. The offense had 252 total yards and scored one TD. The attack was led by Derek Bufano who completed 13 of his 28 passes for 150 yards and one TD. He added 90 yards rushing on 9 attempts. Jack Goodkin rushed for 64 yards on 13 carries and had 5 receptions for 56 yards and a TD. The defense was led by linebackers Will Woods (9 tackles), Michael Rice (7tackles) and George Gaspar (7tackles).

It's still not too late to join freshman Cross Country! Fordham Prep's freshman Cross Country team is one of the most competitive teams in New York City placing in the top 3 at the Mayor's Cup and Archdiocesan championship almost every year. Cross Country training helps all develop more strength, endurance, and speed, and is great way to get in shape for winter sports. If you are interested, send an email to Mr. Chavez (chavezp@fordhamprep.org) or stop by room 405 any day after school this week.

Next up for the Rams is Mount St. Michael. The game is set for Saturday night (7pm) at Glover Field in Pelham. Come out and support your Rams. The varsity soccer team kicked off their season with a 1-1 tie with Stepinac and a 5-0 win over Xavier. Eddie Perez scored 3, Niall Kennedy had two and Will Follana added one. The team will play Iona tomorrow at 4 pm away.

BAND/ORCHESTRA

Any student who is interested in joining the Big Band, Pep Band or String Orchestra should see Mr. LaGamma this week during consultation

TODAY’S PRAYER

As we begin a new year at the Prep, let us pray for all of those who are joining our community- all new faculty and staff, all new transfer students and members of the class of 2022. May God be with them in their transition. Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Estrella of the Science department, as she continues her treatments for cancer. And let us pray for our Jewish brothers and sisters as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

God of love, thank you for the gift of new beginnings. As we begin our year, give us the grace to be open to growth as we seek to be made anew in your image and likeness. Give us the grace to be more religious as we seek to find You in all things. Give us the grace to be more loving as we continue to grow as men and women for and with others. Give us the grace to grow in intellect in all that we learn and may our learning strengthen and inspire our search for justice wherever injustice exists. And may all that we do this day and this year bring you greater glory.

St. John the Baptist… pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

 

 


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