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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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