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Friday, November 15, 2019
D-Day

The Hunger Awareness Month/Great Ignatian Challenge Update:

Did you know approximately 204,000 New York City seniors, or approximately one out of every five (20 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries? We can make a difference this month! Please support the Great Ignatian Challenge Food Drive, help the hungry and provide tuition assistance for your fellow Rams. Are current count is 2433 and our goal is 26,000. More information can be found here.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Pre-order your spirit shirt today for the spirit dress down and fall sports assembly on November 26th.  Shirts can be picked up in the commons on November 25th. All orders must be completed no later than Saturday, November 16th!  Links to order shirts can be found on the Deans' Schoology page. Shirts will also be sold in the Commons starting next Friday.  The Dress Down Day will only be for students wearing the Spirit Shirt!

ATHLETICS

All sophomores, juniors and seniors planning to participate in the winter track and field season should register on the Prep website and attend an important mandatory meeting on Monday at 2:30 in room 225. Important information about the upcoming practice schedule and season will be discussed.Attention: All Freshman & JV football players who have completed the season. You MUST clear out your locker and return all your uniforms & equipment on Monday 11/18 at 2:30 PM to the football equipment room.               

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the Mothers Club for their next meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30pm, in the Commons. Guest speaker Heidi M. Welker, will be discussing “Parent Rescue: Stress Resilience in the Modern Age.” See attached flyer in email. 

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club and Fordham Prep Father's Club, together with Campus Ministry, invite all current and alumni families to join the Prep community for a Thanksgiving Family Mass on Sun 11/24 at 9:00 a.m. in the University Church. Members of the Prep choir will enliven our liturgy and refreshments will follow in the Commons, immediately after Mass. Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the annual food drive.   

OTHER NEWS 

The Dramatic Society production of GREASE opens tonight.  Performances are 11/15 and 11/16 at 7:30pm, and 11/17 at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Come out and support the 112 students involved!  Grease is the word! 

The First Annual Bronx Future Scholars Mentorship Day at Monroe College this Saturday.  Review the attachment for details of the day. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. 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. As we are in Hunger Awareness Month this morning’s Examen will invite you to reflect on the experience of both nourishment and need, 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 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
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Thursday, November 14, 2019
C-Day

The Hunger Awareness Month/Great Ignatian Challenge Update: 

Tomorrow, Fox5 News will be arriving around to film Fordham Prep's efforts to win the Great Ignatian Challenge and raise food for some of the estimated 1.4 million New Yorkers who rely on food pantries and soup kitchens each year and tuition assistance for our fellow Rams. If you are able, please bring some food in tomorrow so that we may not only share our efforts, but inspire others to give as the holidays approach.

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/CLUBS

Attention all members of the Kawaida club going to see Harriet, there is an important organizational meeting today at 2:55 pm in room 311.  You cannot attend the trip if you miss this meeting. No exceptions! 

ATHLETICS

Attention: All Freshman & JV football players who have completed the season. You MUST clear out your locker and return all your uniforms & equipment on Monday 11/18 at 2:30 PM to the football equipment room.

Last night the AquaRams kicked off their swimming and diving season season at home victory 94-79 against Xavarian high school. The team was led by double winner and double state qualifier Jason Amato in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly respectively. Other winning performances were put in by Tim Norris in the 50 freestyle, Marco Petit in 1 meter diving, Jack Kelly in the 100 Freestyle, Emmet Santry in the 500 Freestyle and Nicholas Speres in the 100 Backstroke. The team takes off tomorrow night for the BlackRock Invitational in Dublin, Ireland! 

Congratulations to Soccer team members Colin Marment, Lewis Govan , Miguel Negrete, Teddy Tsoubris, Andrew Hasfal and Matt Ragde for their selection to all league team for the CHSAA. this Sunday, Lewis Govan, Teddy Tsoubris and Miguel Negrete will represent the NY City Catholic schools against the  PSAL seniors in the 2018 Mayor’s Cup.

On Saturday, Senior Niall Ryan ‘20 became the 9th Fordham Prep runner in the 93-year history of the CHSAA to capture the State Catholic School Cross Country title, overtaking the leader in the last 25 meters of the 2.5 mile championship race to win in 12 minutes 49 seconds.  Sophomore Myles Hogan was the fastest underclassman in the race, taking 6th and breaking Conor Lundy’s ‘16 Sophomore school record in 12 minutes 56 seconds. The team, including senior Justin Jordaens, Junior Eamonn Sullivan and Sophs Lucas Moran, Dean Mayo and Liam Dennehy took third place and will race in next weekend’s State Federation Championship.  Senior Fabiano Zanetti and Junior Cole Shortall led the JV with fine times under 14 minutes 30 seconds. Congrats on a great weekend.

Attention Freshmen:  Don’t miss this Friday’s Freshman track and field, field day.  Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet Friday on the Prep track at 3PM and the day will conclude by 5PM with pizza in the commons.

Varsity Squash tryouts will start on Monday, November 18th at 7:00am at the Lombardi Center.  They will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00am. Be sure to register at the Ram Sports Zone and have an up to date physical on file.

FATHERS’ CLUB  

Please support the Father's Club Concourse House Toy Drive. Members of the Father's Club will be in the Commons during lunch today distributing name tags for children of Concourse House, a shelter for mothers and their children. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.  We depart at 3pm sharp from the ministry center.  

Sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat our reminded that there will be a brief but important meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Theater. 

The next meeting for Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors looking to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion and/or Baptism will today at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. It is not too late to join. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the Mothers Club for their next meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30pm, in the Commons. Guest speaker Heidi M. Welker, will be discussing “Parent Rescue: Stress Resilience in the Modern Age.” See attached flyer. 

OTHER NEWS 

There will be a meeting for all those going on the Ignatian Teach-in in Washington, DC this weekend in room 312 immediately after school today.

The Dramatic Society is looking for ushers for the upcoming performances of Grease.  Performances are Friday, November 15th (7:30 show) Saturday, November 16th (7:30 show), and Sunday November 17th (3:00 show). You can work one date or all.  Each date grants you five (5) hours of service. All open, but we will cap. Stop by or email Dr. Smith or Mr. O'Sullivan for more details. First come, first serve.  Sign up no later than Thursday, 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bill Finneran, grandfather of Thomas Hamilton ’21, and for the consolation of the Hamilton family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. May he rest in peace. 

On November 16th, 1989 six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter were murdered at the University of Central America in El Salvador. These martyrs worked for negotiations to end the violent civil war while being a voice for the voiceless. To seek living out faith and service to promote justice for and with others is the legacy left by these Jesuit Martyrs. As we approach the 30th anniversary of their martyrdom we continue to pray and work for peace and justice and we pray for the students and teachers who will attend the Ignatian Family Teach in Washington DC this weekend. 

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

God of love and of justice, may the example of these martyrs give us courage to advocate for a better world marked by the peace that flows from justice. May they inspire us to continue the work of your son, Jesus, in building your Kingdom even when it means confronting injustice.   

We ask these things in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
B-Day

The Hunger Awareness Month/Great Ignatian Challenge Update: 

Did you know that approximately 70,000 New York City veterans, or approximately three out of every ten (30 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries? We have until November 25 to help our local pantries and soup kitchens help our veterans while also providing tuition assistance for our fellow Rams through the Great Ignatian Challenge.  For more info click here.

 ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen:  Don’t miss this Friday’s Freshman track and field,  field day. Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet Friday on the Prep track at 3PM and the day will conclude by 5PM with pizza in the commons.

Varsity Squash tryouts will start on Monday, November 18th at 7:00am at the Lombardi Center.  They will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00am. Be sure to register at the Ram Sports Zone and have an up to date physical on file.

The Freshman Swim Team won the CHSAA Freshman Swimming Championship this last weekend. 

Fordham prep started off the meet with a first place finish and new CHSAA Freshman record in the 200 Medley Relay with Liam Flaherty, Evan Fine, Kyle Malloy & Kieran Egan. The team continued dominating the meet with first place finishes from Ryan Burke in the 50 free, Liam Flaherty in the 100IM, and Evan Fine in the 50 Breaststroke. Other finalist were Henry Amar, Ben Korzenik, Thomas Vollaro, Renzo Tsukikawa, Adam Diaz, Ben Manigbas & Erick Sanchez. To end the meet the team of Ryan Burke, Renzo Tsukikawa, Ben Korzenik & Henry Amar won the 200 Free Relay to cap off an amazing meet. Congratulations to all the Freshman swimmers.

The Varsity Soccer team lost to st. Anthony’s on Friday in penalty kicks. After a scoreless game and overtime, the rams lost 9-8 in penalties. The team finished the season 17-2 and were ranked number 1 in the region and top 20 nationally at their highest point. Thank you to all who have supported the team throughout the season.

All Varsity Soccer players will meet after school today to turn in uniforms.

COLLEGE COUNSELING: College Visits - Nov. 11-15, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019 
Veteran’s Day-School Closed 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 
Parent/Teacher Conference-No Classes 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019-B-Day 
8:42-University of Delaware
8:42-Fordham University Interviews only
9:26-Western New England University
11:38-Goldsmiths University of London 
Thursday, November 14, 2019-C-Day 
10:54-Concordia College 
Friday, November 15, 2019-D-Day 
No Colleges visiting 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point this afternoon can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.  We depart at 3pm sharp from the ministry center.  

Sophomores attending next week's Discovery retreat our reminded that there will be a brief but important meeting this afternoon at 2:45 in the Theater. 

The next meeting for Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors looking to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion and/or Baptism will be Thursday at 2:45 in the Ministry Center. It is not too late to join. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the Mothers Club for their next meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30pm, in the Commons. Guest speaker Heidi M. Welker, will be discussing “Parent Rescue: Stress Resilience in the Modern Age.” See attached flyer in email. 

OTHER NEWS 

There will be a meeting for all those going on the Ignatian Teach-in in Washington, DC this weekend in room 312 immediately after school today.

The Dramatic Society is looking for ushers for the upcoming performances of Grease.  Performances are Friday, November 15th (7:30 show) Saturday, November 16th (7:30 show), and Sunday November 17th (3:00 show). You can work one date or all.  Each date grants you five (5) hours of service. All open, but we will cap. Stop by or email Dr. Smith or Mr. O'Sullivan for more details. First come, first serve.  Sign up no later than Thursday, 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we pray for the repose of the souls of Brendan Foley, cousin of Will Lefever ’20 and Thomas Boettcher, grandfather of Christopher Betancourt ’20 and for the consolation of the Lefever and Betancourt families. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. May they rest in peace. Today we also join the Church in remembering Jesuit Saint, Stanislaus Kostka. 

On Monday, 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 grant peace 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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Parent - Teacher Meetings

Afternoon session: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Evening session:  5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the faculty will break for dinner.

Due to ongoing construction on campus, there is no parking for any cars at the Prep.
Parking at the University lot will be free and shuttle buses will run between the Prep
and the University lot both in the afternoon and the evening.

Location by Department and Room
Location by Name (Alphabetical)
Fordham Prep Floor Plan

Friday, November 8, 2019
A-Day

The Hunger Awareness Month/Great Ignatian Challenge Update: 

The "Meal Gap" represents the meals missing from the homes of those struggling to put food on the table. Did you know the meal gap for New York City is nearly 208 million; that is, New York City residents who experience food insecurity fall short of an adequate diet by 208 million meals in a single year? We have until November 25 to help our local pantries and soup kitchens eliminate some of the gap our neighbors experience while also providing tuition assistance for our fellow Rams through the Great Ignatian Challenge. Let's go Fordham! For more info click here.

ACTIVITIES

The Just Serve Club will be holding a bake sale today in the Commons to support Veteran organizations. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Bluegrass Club will gather in the band room at 3:05 today. New members are always welcome.

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen:  Next Friday, November 15th, the  Freshman track and field team will be hosting a field day.  Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet on the Prep track at 3PM and the day will conclude at 5PM with pizza in the commons.

All students, faculty and administration come out and support the Varsity Soccer team this Friday 11/8, 7 PM at St.John's University as they take on St. Anthony's in the NY State CHSAA semi-finals. We will have a FAN BUS departing from FP at 5:00 PM . Those interested MUST sign up in the attendance office.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Attention sophomores and juniors - preliminary applications for service immersion trips are due today by 3pm. See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information. 

SERVICE HOURS:: The Prep needs your help next Tuesday, November 12th, to serve as guides for parents and guardians who will need to find their way around the building to meet teachers to discuss report cards. SIGN UP - outside of Mrs, Porco’s office today. YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED 

Fordham Prep is looking for a few good men to join the Polar Plunge on Saturday, November 16 at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle at 11:15am to raise money for New York Special Olympics athletes and programs. Upperclassmen who recruit sponsors can earn up to five service hours. Underclassmen are needed, too!See the link for more information. http://events.nyso.org/site/TR?team_id=7438&fr_id=1890&pg=team   

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we are once again invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

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

And so we pray, 

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

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

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019
F-Day

The Hunger Awareness Month/Great Ignatian Challenge update:

The drive has begun and we are a long way from our goal of 26,000. We are challenged to help some of the estimated 1.4 million New York City residents who rely on emergency food programs, including soup kitchens and food pantries, each year. Did you know that our food drive, along with the drives of Fairfield Prep, Loyola, Regis, St. Peter's, St. Joseph's in Philadelphia and Xavier will attempt to collectively raise 60 tons of food for the hungry this month? The school with the most pounds per student will obtain significant tuition assistance, so the more food we bring in, the more we can help our fellow Rams. Thanks in advance for your support. Food is now being collected before school each day in the Hall of Honor. More information can be found here.

ACADEMICS

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

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen:  Next Friday, November 15th, the  Freshman track and field team will be hosting a field day.  Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet on the Prep track at 3PM and the day will conclude at 5PM with pizza in the commons.

All students, faculty and administration come out and support the Varsity Soccer team this Friday 11/8, 7 PM at St.John's University as they take on St. Anthony's in the NY State CHSAA semi-finals. We will have a FAN BUS departing from FP at 5:00 PM . Those interested MUST sign up in the attendance office.  

Varsity Football: The Rams play Chaminade on Saturday in the semi finals. Junior Varsity 9:30 / Varsity 1:00pm. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Sophomores and juniors -  Christian Service immersion trips preliminary applications are due tomorrow!  See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin a new day let us continue to pray for all who will go hungry this day.

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

God of love, you tell the prophet Jeremiah, “ I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me, I will hear you.” Therefore, let us trust in you this day, let us not be afraid to call upon you. God, may we allow you to be a part of our lives this day. 

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

E-Day

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Those members of the Just Serve Club going to Concourse House this afternoon need to be in the Ministry Center with permission slip at 2pm sharp.

The Frisbee club will meet on Eddy’s Parade during activities period.

The Simpson’s club will meet today in room 312.

Attention Italian club: Italian club will meet today in Room 233, note room change.

The Fordham Prep Builds club will be having its first meeting in Room 211 today during activities period. Our goal is to raise awareness of homelessness in the Westchester and Bronx area, as well as to participate in home builds with the Fuller Center for Housing, all are welcome. 

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the sophomore Cross Country team took second place at the state CHSAA championship at Van Cortlandt Park. Congrats to Myles Hogan who captured the individual championship, and to Lucas Moran, Dean Mayo, Matthew Febles, Liam Dennehy, Andrew Mejia- Hernandez and Jack O’Reilly for our best finish in school history. 

Fordham’s Freshman Cross Country team took 3rd place at their state Catholic champs, led by the fine performances of Dylan Zwick, Sean Reidy, Ergi Agaj, Brian Griffin, Hudson Pifer,Theodore Daskalakis and Lucas Chrostowski.  Julian Collins-Wilmore led the B team to 2nd place and Luca Voli led the C team to the win. Congrats on a great season for the underclassmen!

Attention Freshmen:  Next Friday, November 15th, the  Freshman track and field team will be hosting a field day.  Come try one of the many track and field events—high jump, long jump, hurdles, shot put, running and more.  We will meet on the Prep track at 3PM and the day will conclude at 5PM with pizza in the commons.

All students, faculty and administration come out and support the Varsity Soccer team this Friday 11/8, 7 PM at St.John's University as they take on St. Anthony's in the NY State CHSAA semi-finals. We will have a FAN BUS departing from FP at 5:00 PM . Those interested MUST sign up in the attendance office.  

There will be a Mandatory meeting  today for all 3 levels for anyone interested in playing basketball this upcoming season. Freshman JV and Varsity will meet 2:30 on today to discuss this upcoming weekends tryouts. See you all there.

ATTENTION: All student-athletes interested in a Winter sport MUST register on the Fordham Prep website:
Please use the following link
Online Athletic Registration scroll down find your sport and click the level highlighted in blue that you wish to register for.
Please be aware that no student-athlete can practice or try-out without being registered & having an updated physical. Please contact Mr. Kurtin, Mr. Pettus or Mrs. Ortiz if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your physical. 

Try-out schedule for all three levels of basketball can be found on the FP Athletics Basketball home page.
Try-out Schedule 

Practice schedule for wrestling can be found on the FP Athletics Wrestling home page. 
Practice Schedule

MINISTRY AND SERVICE
 

The first donation is in! Thank you Fr. O'Konsky for our first 8 cans. The drive is on! Did you know that the USDA defines "food insecurity" as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members? In 2018, an estimated 15 million households were food insecure. We can make a difference this month in feeding the hungry and providing tuition assistance, but we need your help. Food can be dropped off in the Hall of Honor each morning before school. Let's go Fordham Prep! To learn more about the Drive and Challenge please click here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Let us continue to pray for those on Emmaus 296. 

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
D-Day

ACADEMICS

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

ATHLETICS

Will all Seniors on the Varsity Soccer team report to room 403 after AM attendance.

There will be a Mandatory meeting this Wed E day for all 3 levels for anyone interested in playing basketball this upcoming season. Freshman JV and Varsity will meet 2:30 on Wednesday to discuss this upcoming weekends tryouts. See you all there.

ATTENTION: All student-athletes interested in a Winter sport MUST register on the Fordham Prep website: Please use the following link Online Athletics Registration scroll down find your sport and click the level highlighted in blue that you wish to register for. You can also go to the Fordham Prep website click: Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration 

Please be aware that no student-athlete can practice or try-out without being registered & having an updated physical. Please contact Mr. Kurtin, Mr. Pettus or Mrs. Ortiz if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your physical. 

Try-out schedule for all three levels of basketball can be found on the FP Athletics Basketball home page.  Basketball Try-out Schedule 

Practice schedule for wrestling can be found on the FP Athletics Wrestling home page. Wrestling Practice Schedule

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Hunger Awareness Month and the Great Ignatian Challenge has begun! The Prep community is being challenged to once again compete with our brother Jesuit schools to raise as much food as we can for our hungry neighbors in the Bronx and beyond and win tuition assistance for our students in need thanks to a generous donor.  We must raise 26,000 food items, but the more food we raise the greater we will do in the Challenge, helping even more people need! Each day we challenge you to learn about hunger and to act. Food drop off will begin tomorrow in the Hall of Honor. For more information please click here. 

Sophomores and juniors are reminded the preliminary applications for Christian Service Immersion trips are due by Friday.  See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information. 

All parents are invited this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here 

MOTHERS’ AND FATHERS’ CLUB

The Fordham Prep Mother's Club and Fordham Prep Father's Club, together with Campus Ministry, invite all current and alumni families to join the Prep community for a Thanksgiving Family Mass on Sun 11/24 at 9:00 a.m. in the University Church. Members of the Prep choir will enliven our liturgy and refreshments will follow in the Commons, immediately after Mass. Please bring a canned or boxed food item to support the annual food drive.    

All parents are invited this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Let us pray for the repose of the soul of John McMahon, father of John McMahon ’11 and uncle of Danny Taylor ’21. May he rest in peace. Let us also pray for all attending Emmaus 296.  Today is the feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus. It is also National Vocation Promotion Day, which is observed by all Jesuit institutions. The Church and the world are blessed to continue 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.  And so we pray… 

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

Creator and Lord, You have created us to praise, reverence, and serve You for Your greater honor and glory. May the call of Christ be heard today by young people with generous hearts and a passion for service. Through the intercession of your Blessed Mother Mary, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and all your saints, inspire young men to consider serving you and your Church as Jesuit priests and brothers. Grant them courage to overcome fear and doubt, and strength to meet the pressing needs of the Church and world today. 

Fill them with holy desires to serve the mission of Christ, to find new ways to spread the Gospel message, to defend and proclaim the faith of the Church, and to promote the justice of Your Kingdom, as companions of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen 

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

Monday, November 4, 2019
C-Day

ATHLETICS 

Fordham Hockey: The last ice hockey tryouts will take place tonight at 9 pm at Westchester Skating Academy in Elmsford, New York. 

The Varsity Football team defeated St Francis Prep Yesterday in the first round of the playoffs by a score of 22-14.

The Prep was led by a string defensive showing, which kept St Francis in check all day. Mike Rice, and Luke Daly each had an interception while Sean Halbert and CJ Coster led the charge. On offense Owen Loffredo took control by catching two TD passes and a two point conversion from Jack Annicelli. Mike Rice punched in another TD. The Rams play Chaminade on Saturday in the semi finals. 

The Varsity Soccer team won the NY City CHSAA "AA" TITLE yesterday by defeating Iona 1-0. Lewis Govan scored the game winner 3 minutes into the second half on a great combination play and cross by Matt Ragde and Will Follana. Ben Follana recorded the shut out. It is the 6th NY City title in school history and most recently 2007, 2014, 2016.   The school will keep the NY City Championship Cup for the next year and it will be on display in the front entrance. The team will now represent the NY Archdiocese in the NY State Final 4 and will play against St. Anthony's High School, The Rockville Center Archdiocese winner on Friday Night at 7 PM at St. John's University in the NY State Semifinals. Thanks to all who made it to the field, students, faculty and alumni. We hope to bring a large crowd to Friday Night's game. Come out and cheer the team on and wear Maroon. 

There will be a Mandatory meeting this Wed E day for all 3 levels for anyone interested in playing basketball this upcoming season. Freshman JV and Varsity will meet 2:30 on Wednesday to discuss this upcoming weekends tryouts. See you all there. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

This week’s list of Colleges Visiting, see attached in email. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students: The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is today. You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Sophomores and juniors are reminded the preliminary applications for Christian Service Immersion trips are due by Friday. See fordhamprep.org/servicetrips for more information. 

Any senior who did not receive his service pin at Friday's mass can pick one up from Mr. Homer. 

All parents are invited this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This week the Society of Jesus celebrates Vocation Awareness and today the Prep along with six other Jesuit High Schools officially begins its participation in the Great Ignatian Challenge during our Hunger Awareness month. And so let us pray… 

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

Lord as we take a moment to reflect on the ways in which you call us, help us to realize that following your call is ultimately about being true to ourselves and the deepest desires that you have planted in our hearts. Give us this day the openness of heart to listen to the ways in which you move and guide us. Knowing that you always call us to greater love of you and of our neighbors, give us generous hearts to help those in need, especially those that hunger as we begin our hunger awareness month. 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.

Friday, November 1, 2019
B-Day

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

The Bluegrass Club will meet in the band room at 3:05 today.  New members are always welcome.

ATHLETICS

On Sunday, The Varsity Soccer Team will play Iona Prep in the NYC CHSAA championship game at 2pm at St. John’s University. Come out and support the team as they compete to bring back the cup to Fordham Prep.  And Wear Maroon! 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students:  The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is Monday, November 4.  You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All Saints Day mass, check  email for today's schedule

All are welcome to visit the Chapel today beginning 3rd period after the All Saints Day Mass to spend time with the Lord in Adoration. As we prepare to enter into Hunger Awareness month, you are invited to pray for those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. You can sign up for a 4 minute time slot here. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Blood Drive is only days away and we have less than 20 people signed up. We are well below our goal. If you have donated blood before, please consider donating again. Sign up online or make an appointment with Dr. Gelpi today. Blood Drive Online Signup    HELP SAVE A LIFE! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we join the Church in celebrating the Feast of All Saints and are once again invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And so we pray, 

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

St. John the Baptist, pray for us

St. Ignatius, pray for us

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019
A-Day

ACADEMICS

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

ATHLETICS

The Varsity Soccer team won the semifinal match yesterday against Regis, 2-1. Colin Marment scored a first half free kick and senior, Owen Murray headed in a spectacular goal to make it 2-0.   Regis scores a point with 20 minutes to play. The team will play Iona in the NYC CHSAA Intersectional City Final, 2pm at St. John’s University on Sunday. We want to establish a big crowd so, come out and support the team and wear Maroon !!!

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students:  The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is Monday, November 4.  You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Blood Drive is only days away and we have less than 20 people signed up. We are well below our goal. If you have donated blood before, please consider donating again. Sign up online or make an appointment with Dr. Gelpi today. Blood Drive Online Signup    SAVE A LIFE! 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All are welcome to visit the Chapel this First Friday beginning 3rd period after the All Saints Day Mass to spend time with the Lord in Adoration. As we prepare to enter into Hunger Awareness month, please pray for those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. You can sign up for a 4 minute time slot here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
F-Day

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Intramural Basketball is cancelled today, we  will resume on Friday.

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team will play tonight in the NYC Semi-finals at St. John’s University at 7pm against Regis. Come out and support the team and wear Maroon!

Your JV Soccer Rams fell To St. Francis Prep 2-1 in a Semifinal match yesterday afternoon. The team ends its electric season with a record of 11-4-3.

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students:  The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is Monday, November 4.  You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Fall Blood Drive is next Monday, Nov 4th. It is a C day, but we are following a Z schedule. Make an appointment with Dr. Gelpi to donate before classes begin. Anyone 16 and older and in good health is eligible to donate. Blood Donors save lives. Mr. Pettus has agreed to offer anyone who donates blood a credit for any point earned next week. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

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

All are welcome to visit the Chapel this First Friday beginning 3rd period after the All Saints Day Mass to spend time with the Lord in Adoration. As we prepare to enter into Hunger Awareness month, please pray for those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. You can sign up for a 4 minute time slot here. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning, let us pray for the repose of the soul of Kathleen Gorup, mother of Mr. Ryan Gorup ’07, member of the Mathematics Dept., and for the consolation of the Gorup family. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. We also join the Church and the Society of Jesus in remembering the life of Jesuit brother Blessed Dominic Collins of Ireland who was martyred in 1602, for his faith. 

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

Lord, inspired by Blessed Dominic, may we grow in faith and in our willingness to live it this day. May our faith lead us closer to you, inspire us to care for those in need and become ever more committed to a more just world. 

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
E-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/CLUBS

The speech and debate team will hold an open practice in room 244 today at 3:00 pm. Any students interested are welcome to attend. 

The Robotics club will hold its first meeting at 3:00 pm in the Library to begin planning its first campus wide competition.

The Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies will be meeting today at 2:15 in room 221 in the library to plan our holiday events.  All are welcome.

The Just Serve Club will meet today at 2:15 in the Ministry Center.

Operation Smile will meet today after pm attendance in room 313. New members are always welcome.

The sports debate club was moved to room 246.

The Simpsons Club will meet today in room 312.

The Liturgical Choir Class will promptly at 2:00 pm today in the Leonard Theatre on the stage.  Repeat the Leonard Theatre not the Music Room.

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the Italian Club will be selling an Italian-American lunch today in the Hall of Honor.  $5 will get you chicken parmigiana, meatballs, penne vodka, and cannoli. CASH ONLY. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students:  The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is Monday, November 4.  You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

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

All juniors attending Emmaus 296, the November Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but important meeting today at 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center. 

Attention all students. Volunteers are needed for Open House this Sunday from 1-4pm. Please see the email and Google Form from Mr. Serton to sign up. Service hours are available. Stop by the Admissions Office with any questions. 

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 Fordham University Garage.  Register  here 

OTHER NEWS 

The Fall Blood Drive is next Monday, Nov 4th. It is a C day, but we are following a Z schedule. Make an appointment with Dr. Gelpi to donate before classes begin. Anyone 16 and older and in good health is eligible to donate. Blood Donors save lives. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

Loving God, thank you for the gift of a new day. Be with us as we work to bring about your Kingdom, inspired by the many holy women and men who have shared your light and your love. May we, like them, be open to your call with generous hearts. 

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

Monday, October 28, 2019
D-Day

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the Italian Club will be selling an Italian-American lunch tomorrow in the Hall of Honor.  $5 will get you chicken parmigiana, meatballs, penne vodka, and cannoli.  CASH ONLY.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Prep Cross Country team pulled off a spectacular upset to capture the NYC CHSAA Championship behind the unprecedented 1-2-3 finish by Niall Ryan ‘20, Eamonn Sullivan ‘21 and Myles Hogan ‘22.  Justin Jordaens ‘20, Lucas Moran ‘22 and Dean Mayo ‘22 added superb finishes to seal the win. The Freshman took 3rd in the City led by Dylan Zwick, Hudson Pifer and Brian Griffin, and the Freshman B team took first place thanks to individual winner Sean Reidy.  Congrats on a historic weekend. 

Indoor Track and Field has something for everyone, developing speed, strength and athleticism for all.  There will be a brief sign-up meeting tomorrow At 2:30pm in room 225. All are welcome.

The varsity soccer team defeated Xavier yesterday 2-1 in the NY City Semifinals. Niall McKenna and Lewis Govan both scored first half goals.The team will play Regis on wed. In the NY City Semifinals at St. John’s University at 7 pm.Any student or faculty who wish to attend and need transportation should sign up with Mr. NcNamara or Mr. Kurtin by tomorrow.

The Freshman Swimming and Diving team continued its unbeaten season with a double dual win over Molloy & Xaverian on Saturday. First place wins were put in by Liam Flaherty in the 100IM, Evan Fine in breaststroke, Kyle Malloy in the fly, Ben Korzenik in the 100 free and Ryan Burke in the 50 Free along with first place finishes in both the medley and freestyle  relays. The team will conclude its season against Chaminade this Saturday as both teams race for the CHSAA Dual meet Championship and an undefeated season!

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Colleges Visiting October 28-November 1st
Monday, October 28, 2019-D-Day 
8:42-Saint Louis University
1:50-Loyola University Maryland
Tuesday, October 29, 2019-E-Day
10:00-St. Thomas Aquinas College
Wednesday, October 30, 2019-F-Day
8:42-St. John’s College
9:26-Trinity College
10:54-University of Vermont
11:38-University of Aberdeen
Thursday, October 31, 2019-A-Day
8:42-Binghamton University
9:26-Temple University
Friday, November 1, 2019-B-Day
No Colleges visiting 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students:  The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is Monday, November 4.  You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons today, October 28th and tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th to take ring orders.  A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order.  Please see Mrs. Repetti in the Business Office if you have any questions.  

The Fall Blood Drive is next Monday, Nov 4th. It is a C day, but we are following a Z schedule. Make an appointment with Dr. Gelpi to donate before classes begin. Anyone 16 and older and in good health is eligible to donate. Blood Donors save lives.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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  here 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin a new week, let us pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Louis Aventuro, grandfather of Christopher '15, Matthew '18 and William '21. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May he rest in peace. We also join the Church in celebrating the feast day of Saints Simon and Jude, two of the original twelve apostles who were martyred for sharing their faith and spreading the Gospel.  And so we pray.

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

God, just as you sent your son Jesus to share your love and life with us, so also did Jesus send the apostles. May their example strengthen our resolve to preach your Gospel in all we do and say this day. 

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

Friday, October 25, 2019
C-Day

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION ALL RAMS!!  FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS UPDATE!!
TONIGHT is the Varsity Football Team’s last home game vs. Chaminade at 7:30pm!!   We need all Rams to come out and support the team!! Free T Shirts being distributed to the first 250 attendees! This will be a great game and fun night….so come out and cheer on your Rams!!

Yesterday afternoon in a quarterfinal CHSAA playoff match the junior varsity soccer team advanced beating Regis, five to zero. Will Lulka scored three goals, Luc Goble and Alejandro Perez-Pelaez each added a goal.  Sophomore goalkeeper Jon Legasa made 7 saves including a fantastic penalty kick denial securing the shutout. The team will play St. Francis Tuesday in a semi final match. 

GLOBAL EDUCATION 

Reminder all students:  The application deadline for spring and summer Global Education trips is  Monday, November 4.  You can find applications and descriptions of all trips being offered in the Global Education tab, under Ignatian Ministries on the FP website. If you are considering a trip, hurry and fill out your application! Financial aid is available. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Kaitlin Brennan from Special Olympics New York will be in the Commons during lunch periods today to provide information about the upcoming Polar Plunge at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle on November 16 from 10-11:30am. Please stop by her table to learn more about this fun event to raise critical funds for Special Olympic athletes and programs. 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Monday and Tuesday, October 28th and 29th to take ring orders.  A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order.  Please see Mrs. Repetti in the Business Office if you have any questions. 

The Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, November 4. Anyone 16 and older who is in good health is eligible to donate. To sign up, use this link Fall Blood Drive Online Sign up or for more information please see Dr. Gelpi.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we are once again invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

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

And so we pray, 

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

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

Thursday, October 24, 2019
B-Day

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Today is the last day to buy Student Government's spirit week shirts to wear to school tomorrow with khakis. Only those with a spirit week shirt can dress down! Today is also the last day to buy raffle tickets, as the winners will be announced tomorrow. All proceeds from the shirts and raffle tickets will go to NAMI, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping Americans suffering from mental illness.  All are encouraged to come out to cheer on the Rams at tomorrow's football game at 7pm on Coffey field.

Congratulations to senior Miguel Negrete for winning the FP trivia Kahoot on Monday and receiving an FP sweatshirt as his prize!

ATHLETICS

On Sunday, The Varsity Soccer team will play against Xavier at 1:15 at Randall’s Island in the NYC CHSAA 1/4 finals. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Reminder: Seniors, the following universities will be conducting individual interviews:  
The University of Scranton, November 6
Fordham University, November 13
Fairfield University, November 20
*There are sign up sheets available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

There will be an informational meeting for any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion or Baptism today in the Ministry Center at 2:45. Please see Mr. Kravatz for more information. 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention Juniors: Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Commons on Monday and Tuesday, 10/28 and 29 to take ring orders.  A deposit of $100.00 is required to place your order. Please see Mrs. Repetti in the Business Office if you have any questions. 

The Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, November 4. Anyone 16 and older who is in good health is eligible to donate. To sign up, use this link Fall Blood Drive Online Sign up or for more information please see Dr. Gelpi.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

God of light and love, be with us during this new day. May we have a greater appreciation for the gift of your creation and a greater commitment to care for it.
May we have the eyes to see the many gifts you bestow us with. May we appreciate them and allow them to help us draw ever closer to you.  

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Center is now available to all students from Tuesday and Thursdays from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 216 for students needing tutoring our organizational supports.  This is a free service that will be available until December 3rd.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Today is Pop Culture day as movies will be shown in the commons throughout the school day. Also, Spirit Week shirts for Friday's dress down with khakis and raffle tickets will be available for purchase in the commons. All the money raised from the shirts and raffle will go to NAMI, a non-profit that works to help Americans with mental illness.  Only those with a spirit week shirt can dress down!

ATHLETICS

ATTN: HOCKEY PLAYERS:  Fordham Prep Ice Hockey tryouts begin today!   To tryout, (i) you MUST register by clicking the link https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5643 , scroll down and click the level of hockey you are trying out for. Fr/Soph. - Junior Varsity & Junior/Senior - Varsity.   (ii) make sure that your physical is up to date and (iii) attend tryouts. We understand that some players may not be able to attend all tryouts, but we do ask that all players be there for multiple tryouts. Tryouts will be as follows:

Tryout 1:  Wed, 10/23 . . . Murrays Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers - 8:10-10:10pm
Tryout 2:  Fri, 10/25 . . . Playland Ice Casino, Rye - 7:40-8:50pm
Tryout 3:  Wed, 10/30 . . . Murrays Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers -  8:10-10:10pm
Tryout 4:  Fri, 11/1 . . . The Ice Hutch, Mt. Vernon -  7:20-8:30pm 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Reminder: Seniors, the following universities will be conducting individual interviews:
The University of Scranton, November 6
Fordham University, November 13
Fairfield University, November 20
*There are sign up sheets available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The first Fathers’ Club meeting of the new school year take place tonight, Wednesday, October 23rd at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details.
Fathers’ Club Meetings and Events. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Any student interested in tutoring today at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point should sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. We will leave from there at 3pm sharp. 

OTHER NEWS 

The Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, November 4th. Anyone 16 and older and in good health is eligible to donate. See Dr. Gelpi for more information or to sign up. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Jean Skipper, grandmother of Lachlan Burke ’22 and the consolation of her family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. May she rest in peace. Today we join the Church in remembering Franciscan, St. John Capistrano whose feast day is today. We also pray for those attending Emmaus 295. 

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

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
O Divine Master, grant that I may
Not so much seek to be consoled as to console
To be understood, as to understand
To be loved, as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
And it's in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to Eternal Life 

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

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Center will be available to all students needing tutoring and organizational support tomorrow. Today, Tuesday, October 22th from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 217.  The Academic Center is a free service that is available every Tuesday and Thursday until December 3rd.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Continuing Student Government's spirit week, today is sports jersey day, and tomorrow will be pop culture celebration day. Tomorrow, student government movies playing in the commons all throughout the day and popcorn will be available. Also tomorrow and Thursday, student government will be selling spirit week t-shirts and raffle tickets. Spirit week shirts will be for a dress down with khakis on Friday, and the raffle winners will get prizes from the FP shop. All profits from the shirts and raffle will go to NAMI, a non-profit organization that centered around helping Americans suffering from mental illness.  THe week concludes with a Friday night home football game- all are encouraged to come out and cheer on the Rams!

The Student Life Committee will be meeting today at 3pm in the Global Education Center.

There will be a brief meeting immediately following PM attendance today in Room 243 for students going to the opera. 

History Bowl will meet today directly after school in room 211.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

See attached flyer in email or click link here: Colleges Visiting October 21st - 25th. 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The first Fathers’ Club meeting of the new school year take place tomorrow,  Wednesday, October 23rd at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details or click on the link provided here:  Fathers’ Club Meetings and Events.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

There will be an informational meeting for any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion or Baptism this Thursday in the Ministry Center at 2:45. Please see Mr. Kravatz for more information. 

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

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we join the Church in remembering St. John Paul II whose feast day is today. We also pray for those attending Emmaus 295. 

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

Loving God, as we begin a new day help us to grow closer to you. May we live this day with you at the center of our lives, open to your gifts of grace. And may the intercession of St. John Paul II assist our students and all the young people of the world for whom he had a special devotion. 

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

Monday, October 21, 2019
E-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Center will be available to all students needing tutoring and organizational support tomorrow. Tuesday, October 22th from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 217.  The Academic Center is a free service that is available every Tuesday and Thursday until December 3rd.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Today marks the beginning of Fordham Prep Spirit Week! We're kicking off Spirit Week with a FP trivia-related Kahoot quiz during activities period in room 216. There are a few spots left, and contact hooperc20@fordhamprep.org

If interested, on Tuesday, for Spirit Week, students can wear a pro sports or FP sport jersey in place of a blazer. Shirt, tie, and khakis still required.

The Frisbee club will be meeting on Eddie’s Parade.

The Monty Python Club and Arrested Development Appreciation Society will meet today during Activities Period in Room 252. It’s a Good Place to be. All are welcome.

The Simpson’s Club will meet today in room 312.

Operation Smile will meet this afternoon in room 313.

The Greenhouse Club will meet today.

Italian Club members are to meet in the Hall of Honor today during Activities Period. The mozzarella making class will start immediately following PM attendance.

Please join the Business Club on today, during activities period, in room 410, as we welcome Wayne Rappaport, CFO of the New York Liberty who will talk about the business of sports.

ATHLETICS

Reminder to all students please remember to bring in sweatshirts for Physical Education classes along with your uniform and sneakers.

Attention: All returning wrestlers and student-athletes interested in wrestling there will be a quick meeting today. Monday, 10/21 at 2:30 in the auxiliary gym.

Attention Freshman: Track and Field has something for everyone- sprints, high jump, hurdles, shot put and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top teams.  A meeting will be held today at 2:30 in room 225 for all interested freshmen. 

On Thursday, The varsity lost to Monsignor Farrel 3-2 in their final league game. Lewis Govan and Miguel Negrete scored for the Rams.The BYC quarterfinals will be held this weekend at Randall’s island. Come out and support the team.

The Freshman Swimming and Diving team kicked off the season with a 70-45 win vs rival Xavier this past Saturday. Liam Flaherty led the barrage of gold medal performances with 2 individual wins along with Kieran Egan and Kyle Malloy also winning events. Other outstanding performances were put in by Ben Korzenick, Evan Fine, Henry Amar, Erick Sanchez, Adam Diaz and Thomas Vollaro and Ryan Burke. The team takes on Molloy and Xaverian this Saturday in a Triple dual meet!

The Rams football team went on the road Sunday to take on the St. Francis Prep Terriers.  They can home with a 41–16 win with excellent play from both sides of the ball. Touchdowns were scored by sophomore quarterback Jack Annicelli, senior defensive tackle Cole Croker, and junior running back Matt McKillop, who had 3.  Senior linebacker Jake Torres also has a monster performance for the Rams’ defense and the offensive line played exceptionally well. Make sure to come out and support the team this Friday at 7:30 when they take on Chaminade on Coffey Field.  Also make sure to follow @fordhamprepathletics on Instagram for updates on all things Fordham Prep sports!

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Colleges Visiting October 21st - 25th. See attached 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

The first Fathers’ Club meeting of the new school year take place this Wednesday, October 23rd at 7PM. See attached flyer in email for details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

There will be an informational meeting for any Sophomore, Junior or Senior interested in receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion or Baptism this Thursday in the Ministry Center at 2:45. Please see Mr. Kravatz for more information. 

OTHER NEWS

Attention all blood donors the Fall Blood Drive is just around the corner. Our first drive of the year is scheduled for Monday, November 4. Anyone 16 years old and older and in good health is eligible to donate. For more information see Dr. Gelpi in the Religious Studies Office on the third floor next to the Chapel. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today the Society of Jesus and the Church remembers Jesuits Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, priest, and St. Pedro Calungsod, missionaries to Guam and martyrs. We also pray for those attending Emmaus today. And so we pray… 

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

Loving God, Blessed Diego and Saint Pedro gave their lives as they spread the faith. Give us this day the courage to stay true to you and the love you offer. 

St. John the Baptist … pray for us.
St. Ignatius… pray for us.
Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores and St. Pedro Calungsod... pray for us.

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

Friday, October 18, 2019
D-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Center will be available to all students needing tutoring and organizational support on Tuesday, October 22th from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 217.  The Academic Center is a free service that is available every Tuesday and Thursday until December 3rd.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Please join the Business Club on Monday, during activities period, in room 410, as we welcome Wayne Rappaport, CFO of the New York Liberty who will talk about the business of sports.

Next week, October 21st-25th Student Government is sponsoring our annual school spirit week! Spirit week will kick off Monday with a FP trivia Kahoot game during activities period . The entry fee will be $3 with a max of 30 players, and the winner will get a Fordham Prep sweatshirt. Sign up and pay at 2:30 in the commons today, Friday, October 18th, if interested. See attached flyer in email.

The Bluegrass Club is in-Clined to play a little Patsy Cline today after school at 3:05 in the bandroom. Come on by to play, to sing, or to just check us out.

Are you interested in exploring and mastering the art of public speaking? Or is free pizza and the opportunity to have something to brag to colleges about enough give up 30 minutes of your time? Either way, the Speech and Debate Team will hold an informational meeting this Friday at 3 pm in the Global Education room in the library for anyone interested in seeing what it's like.

ATHLETICS

Attention: All returning wrestlers and student-athletes interested in wrestling there will be a quick meeting on Monday, 10/21 at 2:30 in the auxiliary gym.

Your JV Soccer Rams fell to Monsignor Farrell yesterday 2-1. The team finishes the regular season with a second place record of 10–3-3, and will head to the playoffs next week.

Attention Freshman: Track and Field has something for everyone- sprints, high jump, hurdles, shot put and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top teams.  A meeting will be held next Monday at 2:30 in room 225 for all interested freshmen.

The Fordham Prep crew team will be competing in the following:

The Head of the Charles Regatta (the largest rowing race in the world with over 11,000 competitors) in Cambridge, Mass on Sunday October 22. It's a three-mile race against the clock and against some of the fastest crews there are. The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia, PA Saturday and Sunday October 26-27 against friendly competitors including Chaminade.

ATTN: HOCKEY PLAYERS:  Fordham Prep Ice Hockey is about to get started.   To tryout, all you need to do is (i) register by clicking the link https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5643 , scroll down and click the level of hockey you are trying out for. Fr/Soph. - Junior Varsity & Junior/Senior - Varsity.   (ii) make sure that your physical is up to date and (iii) attend tryouts. We understand that some players may not be able to attend all tryouts, but we do ask that all players be there for multiple tryouts. Tryouts will be as follows:

Tryout 1:  Wed, 10/23 . . . Murray's Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers . . . 8:10-10:10pm
Tryout 2:  Fri, 10/25 . . . Playland Ice Casino, Rye . . . 7:40-8:50pm
Tryout 3:  Wed, 10/30 . . . Murray's Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers . . . 8:10-10:10pm
Tryout 4:  Fri, 11/1 . . . The Ice Hutch, Mt. Vernon . . . 7:20-8:30pm

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

This weekend is the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Donations can be made today at the lunch line registers. Anyone interested in participating in the walk in Central Park on Sunday morning at 9a should email or see Mr. Homer in the ministry center.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning, let us pray for the repose of the soul of Regina Negrete, grandmother of Miguel Negrete ’20 and the consolation of the Negrete family. May she rest in peace. We are once again invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

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

And so we pray, 

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

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

Please stand for the pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
C-Day 

Attention Students: The commons will be closed immediately after school.

ACADEMICS

The Academic Center will be available to all students needing tutoring and organizational support on Tuesday, October 22th from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 217.  The Academic Center is a free service that is available every Tuesday and Thursday until December 3rd.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Any Italian Club member who would like to work tonight's open house for service hours should see Mrs. Simeone sometime today.

Next week, October 21st-25th Student Government is sponsoring our annual school spirit week! Spirit week will kick off Monday with a FP trivia Kahoot game during activities period . The entry fee will be $3 with a max of 30 players, and the winner will get a Fordham Prep sweatshirt. Sign up and pay at 2:30 in the commons this Friday if interested.

Attention all students attending the trip to The Museum of African-American History & Culture.  There is a mandatory meeting today, after school, in Room 311. Permission slips and payment for the trip are due.  We will discuss important details regarding the trip.

ATHLETICS

While nearly every other athletic event in the city was cancelled yesterday due to torrential rain, the Prep cross country team braved the elements to crown three champions at Van Cortlandt Park.  Freshman Dylan Zwick, Sophomore Myles Hogan and Senior Justin Jordaens each broke the tape in first place, winning the Bronx Freshman, Archdiocesan Sophomore and Bronx Varsity titles respectively. These gold medalists led their teams to the Frosh and Varsity Bronx Team titles and the Sophs to 2nd in the City.  Congrats on a great day in the deluge.

The varsity soccer team defeated Xavier on Tuesday 5-1. Colin Marment, Will Follana, Henry Irwin scores and Niall McKenna scored two. The teams now 14-0 and ranked 20th in the nation will play Monsignor Farrell HS today away.

Attention Freshman: Track and Field has something for everyone- sprints, high jump, hurdles, shot put and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top teams.  A meeting will be held next Monday at 2:30 in room 225 for all interested freshmen.

ATTN: HOCKEY PLAYERS:  Fordham Prep Ice Hockey is about to get started.   To tryout, all you need to do is (i) register by clicking the link https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5643 , scroll down and click the level of hockey you are trying out for. Fr/Soph. - Junior Varsity & Junior/Senior - Varsity.   (ii) make sure that your physical is up to date and (iii) attend tryouts. We understand that some players may not be able to attend all tryouts, but we do ask that all players be there for multiple tryouts. Tryouts will be as follows:

Tryout 1:  Wed, 10/23 . . . Murray's Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers . . . 8:10-10:10pm
Tryout 2:  Fri, 10/25 . . . Playland Ice Casino, Rye . . . 7:40-8:50pm
Tryout 3:  Wed, 10/30 . . . Murray's Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers . . . 8:10-10:10pm
Tryout 4:  Fri, 11/1 . . . The Ice Hutch, Mt. Vernon . . . 7:20-8:30pm

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors the following universities will be conducting individual interviews, the sign up sheets are now available in Mrs. Isabel's office. 
Scranton University, November 6
Fordham University, November 13, and
Fairfield University, November 20

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Juniors attending Emmaus 295, the October Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but important planning meeting right after school in the Ministry Center 

This weekend is the annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Donations can be made today and tomorrow at the lunch line registers. Anyone interested in participating in the walk in Central Park on Sunday morning at 9a should email or see Mr. Homer in the ministry center.

OTHER NEWS

All Open House volunteers: please check your email for assignments and instructions.  

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for the repose of the soul of Alfred Lepore, grandfather of George Gaspar ’19, father-in-law of Coach Gaspar and father of Gridiron Club legend, Mrs. Gabby Gaspar and the consolation of the Gaspar family. May he 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. Amen 

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

ACADEMICS

The Academic Center will be available to all students needing tutoring and organizational support on Tuesday, October 22th from 3 - 5 p.m. in room 217.  The Academic Center is a free service that is available every Tuesday and Thursday until December 3rd.

ATHLETICS

ATTN: HOCKEY PLAYERS:  Fordham Prep Ice Hockey is about to get started.   To tryout, all you need to do is (i) register by clicking the link https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5643 , scroll down and click the level of hockey you are trying out for. Fr/Soph. - Junior Varsity & Junior/Senior - Varsity.   (ii) make sure that your physical is up to date and (iii) attend tryouts. We understand that some players may not be able to attend all tryouts, but we do ask that all players be there for multiple tryouts. Tryouts will be as follows:

Tryout 1:  Wed, 10/23 . . . Murrays Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers . . . 8:10-10:10 PM
Tryout 2:  Fri, 10/25 . . . Playland Ice Casino, Rye . . . 7:40-8:50 PM
Tryout 3:  Wed, 10/30 . . . Murrays Ice Skating Rink, Yonkers . . . 8:10-10:10 PM
Tryout 4:  Fri, 11/1 . . . The Ice Hutch, Mt. Vernon . . . 7:20-8:30 PM

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention All Students: Tomorrow, we are hosting our October Open House. Volunteers are needed from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Service hours are available for Juniors and Seniors. Sign up through the online form sent to you via email. Let’s Go Rams! 

OTHER NEWS

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is holding Q&A presentations at their Burk Concussion Day on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 7:30-8:30 PM. See flyer in email. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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 PSAT exam this morning. Enlighten our minds, calm our nerves and open our hearts to your loving grace. 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 15, 2019
B-Day

ACTIVITIES

Do you like keeping up with current events and politics? Do like arguing with your friends about important topics? Come on down to the Model UN club in room 217 every E-Day during activities period.  Accepting new members of all ages.

Last call for the Outdoor Adventure Club fishing trip!  All payments and permission slips are due to Mr. Viele in room 211 by Thursday.

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshman: Track and Field has something for everyone- sprints, high jump, hurdles, shot put and much more. A great way to increase your speed and strength while competing on one of the city’s top teams.  A meeting will be held next Monday at 2:30 in room 225 for all interested freshmen.

Catch the JV and Varsity Soccer teams today as they take on rival Xavier.  Both games will be played on Coffey field with the JV kick-off set for 4 PM and the varsity to follow at 6 PM.

On Saturday, the Sophomore Cross Country team took second place at the Manhattan College invitational, one of the biggest meets in the United States.  Myles Hogan took second place individually, in the third fastest soph time in prep history. Lucas Moran, Dean Mayo, Kyle Diehl, Dashell Scura and Matthew Febles helped pushed the team to the fastest sophomore average in prep history.   

Combined with the varsity runners, the prep was ranked 27th out of over 400 teams at the meet, led by Eamonn Sullivan ‘21 who ran the fastest time of the year for a CHSAA runner.  congrats on a great meet.

The varsity football team triumphed over Xaverian for the first victory of the season. The game began in

spectacular fashion when Jack Anacelli connected with Jayden Wiggins for a touchdown on the first play. That was the 1 st of many perfect passes as he connected with his receivers - Owen Lofrredo, Chris Devine and Luke Daly. Zachary Wallace added to the offense with multiple carries. The defense held strong, limiting Xaverian’s ability to put up points, to include a sack by JR Coster that resulted in a turnover and a game ending interception by Christian Volpe. Go Rams!!

COLLEGE COUNSELING
Colleges Visiting: Tuesday, October 15-Monday, October 18th 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019-B-Day

8:42-University of Richmond
9:26-University of St. Andrews
10:54-University of Southern California
1:06-Hillsdale College
1:50-Western New England University

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
PSAT No classes 

Thursday, October 17, 2019-C-Day
8:42-Stonehill College
9:26-Stevens Institute of Technology
10:10-Georgetown University
10:54-New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
12:22 Saint Joseph’s University
1:06-Vassar College
1:50-Providence College 

Friday, October 18, 2019-D-Day
8:42-Bates College
10:10-Bentley University
10:54-Savannah College of Arts and Design
11:38-The University of Alabama
12:22 Bucknell University
1:50-New York Institute of Technology

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors attending Emmaus 295, the October Emmaus are reminded that there will be a brief but important planning meeting right after school in the Ministry Center. 

Attention all students. Volunteers are needed for Open House this Thursday from 5-8pm. Please see the email and Google Form from Mr. Serton to sign up. Service hours are available. Stop by the Admissions Office with any questions. 

Wednesday Morning Prayer with parents will not be held tomorrow.  

OTHER NEWS

Tomorrow all freshmen, sophomore's and juniors will be taking the PSAT exam. Please bring pencils and a calculator with you tomorrow. Exam room assignments are posted on the web site under academics. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

As we begin a new week, let us pray for the repose of the soul of Angela Manenti, grandmother of Claudio Galea ’20 and the consolation of her family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. May she 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. Amen 

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

Friday, October 11, 2019
A-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will sing and strum around its first campfire of the year in the band room today at 3:05. New members are always welcome.

ATHLETICS

Yesterday, the varsity soccer team defeated Stepinac HS 4-0. The game was tied 0-0 at halftime and Fordham scored 4 unanswered goals.  Andrew Hasfal, Lewis Govan, Henry Irwin, and James Dolan, all scored to lift the Rams to Clinch the Fordham's 18th NY Archdiocese AA division title for the first time since 2016.  The team will play Xavier at home on Tuesday at 4:30 in their final home game of the season. Come out and support the team.

OTHER NEWS 

Attention all students.  Volunteers are needed for both the October and November Open Houses.  Please see the email and Google Form sent on Monday by Mr. Serton to sign up.  Service hours are available.  Stop by the Admissions Office with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we are once again invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

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

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS

TODAY is the last day for freshman course changes.

ACTIVITIES

Are you interested in exploring and mastering the art of public speaking? Or is free pizza and the opportunity to have something to brag to colleges about enough give up 30 minutes of your time? Either way, the Speech and Debate Team will hold an informational meeting this Friday at 3 pm in the Global Education room in the library for anyone interested in seeing what it's like. 

There are still a few spots left aboard the Shamrock for the Outdoor Adventure Club fishing trip.  The trip will take place on Sunday, October 20th. Please see Mr. Viele in room 211 for more details.

Italian Club members are reminded to bring in baked goods for our bake sale tomorrow, Friday, October 11th.  Please bring the items to the Modern Language Office (Room 231) before AM attendance. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

The Italian Club has a few tickets available for Monday's Columbus Day Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral at 9:30am.  Please contact Mrs.Simeone if you are interested in attending.

Permission forms need to be returned to Dr. Carney in order to go on the Bear Mt. Nature Retreat.

ATHLETICS

The Varsity soccer team, will play against Stepinac Today at 4 PM on Jack Coffey Field.  The team, with a 3 game lead in the division, looks to clinch the NY Archdiocesan Title with a win today. Come out and support the team! 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention all students.  Volunteers are needed for both the October and November Open Houses.  Please see the email and Google Form sent on Monday by Mr. Serton to sign up.  Service hours are available.  Stop by the Admissions Office with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Eleanor Pieratti, grandmother of Mr. Dylan LaGamma ’09, faculty member of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and for the consolation of her family. May she rest in peace. 

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

Dear God, 

Thank you for gathering us here today. Thank you for providing us with guidance in how we should live our lives and help guide us as we finish off this week strong . Help us persevere and become diligent in our work as we continue to do work for your Kingdom and that of Christ, Amen. 

-written by Luke Padian ‘20 

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, October 9, 2019
E-Day

ACADEMICS

Freshman requesting a schedule change may pick up a Course Change from from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent and counselor signature for a change to occur. The last day for freshman course changes is Thursday, October 10th.

ACTIVITIES

Attention all students interested in the National History Bowl, there will be a short but mandatory meeting today in Room 212 to finalize our History Bowl roster and plan for upcoming competitions.  All students are invited to be a part of this exciting club that competes nationally in both History Bowl and the brand new Political Science Bee competitions. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Ms. Staring or Mr. Bobo before the end of the week.

There will be a brief, but important meeting today for the Italian Club in Room 243.

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

The Simpsons Club will meet today in room 312.

The Spanish Club will be meeting in Mr. Pedro's room today.

Operation Smile will meet after PM announcements in room 313.

The Frisbee Club will not meet today.

Students signed up to go to the Metropolitan Opera are reminded that the payment and permission slips are due to Mrs. Simeone by today, Wednesday, October 9th.

ATHLETICS

Attention: All varsity student-athletes interested in purchasing a varsity letterman jacket please see the attached order form below.  Once completed you can mail the form with payment to:             Metro Team Outfitters
                                                                    75 Nassau Terminal Rd
                                                                    New Hyde Park, NY 11040
                                                                    Attn: Jacqueline Pasquarello
                                                                 *Any questions please contact Mr. Kurtin, see attachment in email.

Your JV Soccer Rams defeated Regis 4-0 yesterday to improve to a record of 9-2-2. Goal scorers include James Cordingley, Will Lulka, Robert Disney & Luke Goble. Keepers Jon Legasa and Vassil Popov recorded a shutout. 

ATTENTION: Registration links for Winter sports sign-ups are now posted on the Fordham Prep website: Please use the following link Oneline Athletics Registration scroll down find your sport and click the level highlighted in blue that you wish to register for. You can also go to the Fordham Prep website click: Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration.  Starting dates and try-out dates will be posted in the coming weeks. Please be aware that no student-athlete can practice or try-out without being registered & having an updated physical. Please contact Mr. Kurtin, Mr. Pettus or Mrs. Ortiz if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your physical. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Seniors interested in applying to Fordham University and their parents are invited to Fordham Prep Night at Fordham University on Thursday 10/10 at 6:30 pm at the admissions office in Duane Hall. John Buckley, Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid, will host a panel presentation by the college deans. Interested students should register for the program in the college visits section of Naviance.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Students interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School in Hunts Point today should sign up on Mr. Homer's office door and meet in the ministry center at 3pm sharp. 

OTHER NEWS 

Attention all students.  Volunteers are needed for both the October and November Open Houses.  Please see the email and Google Form sent on Monday by Mr. Serton to sign up.  Service hours are available.  Stop by the Admissions Office with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning, let us pray for our Jewish brothers and sisters as they observe the holy day of Yom Kippur. 

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

Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom, Amen.  

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
D-Day

ACADEMICS

Freshman requesting a schedule change may pick up a Course Change from from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent and counselor signature for a change to occur. The last day for freshman course changes is Thursday, October 10th.

ACTIVITIES

Italian Club students going to Arthur Avenue are to meet in the Hall of Honor at 3pm today.

Students signed up to go to the Metropolitan Opera are reminded that the payment and permission slips are due to Mrs. Simeone by Wednesday, October 9th.

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team defeated Regis yesterday, 2-0, extending their unbeaten record to 12-0-0. Niall McKenna scored on a pass from Will Follana and Colin Marment scored on a second half free kick from 35.Ben Follana has 4 saves in goal. The team will play home a game on Murphy field against Stepinac on Thursday at 4 pm.

ATTENTION: Registration links for Winter sports sign-ups are now posted on the Fordham Prep website: Please use the following link https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5643 scroll down find your sport and click the level highlighted in blue that you wish to register for.

You can also go to the Fordham Prep website click: Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration.  Starting dates and try-out dates will be posted in the coming weeks, 

Please be aware that no student-athlete can practice or try-out without being registered & having an updated physical. Please contact Mr. Kurtin, Mr. Pettus or Mrs. Ortiz if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your physical. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All seniors without service contracts must report to JUG this afternoon and every day until contracts are submitted.

Any student interested in tutoring at St. Ignatius School tomorrow (Wed, Oct 9th) after school can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All parents are invited to join the Mothers' Club for an evening of jazz, tapas and cocktails to help support our Christian Service Immersion and Global Education programs on Thursday, October 10th at 7pm. Your donations at Tapas for Trips will help provide financial aid scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to participate in these opportunities. In the past 3 years, we were able to offer these scholarships to over 30 Fordham Prep students thanks to our donors generosity. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. We hope you can join us! Register and/or donate here

OTHER NEWS 

Attention all students.  Volunteers are needed for both the October and November Open Houses.  Please see the email and Google Form sent on Monday by Mr. Serton to sign up.  Service hours are available.  Stop by the Admissions Office with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Lord, 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

Monday, October 7, 2019
C-Day

ACADEMICS

Freshman requesting a schedule change may pick up a Course Change from from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent and counselor signature for a change to occur. The last day for freshman course changes is Thursday, October 10th.

ATHLETICS

Despite missing a few runners, the young harriers ran tough this weekend going up against the best teams in New York City. The team placed 3rd led by the strong performances of Dylan Zwick, Hudson Pifer, Finn Cleary, Brian Griffin, Julian Collins-Wilmore, Lucas Chrostowski, and Theodore Daskilakis.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Colleges Visiting October 7-11, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019-C-Day 

8:42-University of Connecticut
9:26-Syracuse University
10:10 University of Maryland-Baltimore
10:54 University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:06-The University of Chicago
1:50-Wesleyan University 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019-D-Day 

8:42-SUNY College at Geneseo
9:26-Sophie Davis School of Biomedical of the CUNY
10:10-Xavier University
10:54-Dickinson College
12:22-Berkeley College 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019-E-Day 

8:42-Pace University
9:21 SUNY at Albany
10:00-SUNY College at Oswego
10:39-Ithaca College
11:18-Amherst College
1:15-Creighton University 

Thursday, October 10, 2019-F-Day 

8:42-University of Miami
10:54-The George Washington University
11:38-St. John’s College
12:22-Rutgers University-New Brunswick 

Friday, October 11, 2019-A-Day 

10:00-Fairfield University
10:54-Columbia University
11:10-Lehigh University

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors without service contracts will begin serving indefinite JUG tomorrow, Tuesday, October 8th. See Mr. Homer if you need any assistance.

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here

OTHER NEWS 

There will be a brief meeting for those seniors signed up for the Nature Retreat at Bear Mountain today in room 312 at the beginning of Consultation. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning, let us pray for the repose of the souls of Robert Gillin, grandfather of Will Lefever, ’20 and of Jose M. Riollano, grandfather of Gabriel Riollano, ’20. May their families and friends find consolation, and eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May they rest in peace. 

Today is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary reminds us of the great mysteries of the lives of Mary and her son Jesus, our Lord. Let us pray then, that through the prayers of Mary, we may become more prayerful and loving people as we pray: 

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

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

Friday, October 4, 2019
B-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team had an exciting win yesterday by defeating Iona prep 1-0 on a second half cross by junior Matt Ragde. The team outshot the Gael’s 14-5. Previously this week, the team improved their ranking to 4th in the region and 28th nationally. The Rams, now 11-0, will play Regis on Monday at home. Come out and support one of the top teams in the region.

Your JV Soccer Rams drew Iona Prep 1-1 yesterday with a lone goal scored by Jordan Tollin, bringing the team’s record to 8-2-2.

Calling all Ram football fans!!    Triple header on Saturday Oct. 5th on Coffey Field. Don’t miss our Freshman, JV and Varsity teams take on the Kellenberg Firebirds at home!
Freshman - 10:00am
JV - 1pm
Varsity - 4:00pm (Home Opener)
Come out and support our teams and enjoy a great day of football!

ATTENTION: Registration links for Winter sports sign-ups are now posted on the Fordham Prep website: Please use the following link https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=5643 scroll down find your sport and click the level highlighted in blue that you wish to register for. You can also go to the Fordham Prep website click: Athletics, Ram Sports Zone, Online Athletics Registration.  Starting dates and try-out dates will be posted in the coming weeks. Please be aware that no student-athlete can practice or try-out without being registered and having an updated physical. Please contact Mr. Kurtin, Mr. Pettus or Mrs. Ortiz if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your physical.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Today is the first Friday of the month and Eucharistic Adoration will be offered in the Prep Chapel. All are invited to spend some quiet time with the Lord. Please check your email to sign up for a 4 minute time slot.

Seniors who have not submitted their service contracts are reminded that indefinite JUG begins on Monday. See Mr. Homer if you need any help.

OTHER NEWS 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit scholarship program for U.S. high school students to study languages abroad (including Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian, among others). The program runs for 6-8 weeks over the summer (for rising juniors and seniors) or for an entire year after high school graduation. The summer program of 15 American students in each host city includes 4 hours of language study with your NSLI-Y group five days a week. There are also afternoon and weekend excursions with your  group and local students. Each American student stays with a host family for the entire program. Prior exposure to the language is not at all a prerequisite. Applications are due on October 31, 2019. More information at www.nsliforyouth.org

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning let us pray for Bob McHugh, father of Kyle McHugh ’18 who was recently diagnosed with a serious form of lung cancer, and for the repose of the soul of NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen and the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in peace. We also join the Church in remembering St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is today. Let us now pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 3, 2019
A-Day

Tonight is College Kick Off Night for the Class of 2021, in the Leonard at 6:30 pm. This is a mandatory event for Juniors, parents, and guardians. 

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ACTIVITIES

There are still a few spots left on the  Outdoor Adventure Club's fishing trip. The trip will take place on Sunday, October 20th aboard the Shamrock.  Please see Mr. Viele in room 211 for more information.

Italian Club students interested in going on the Arthur Avenue trip onTuesday, October 8th, are reminded to return a signed permission slip to Mrs. Simeone by tomorrow.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Volunteers are needed tonight for College Kick Off Night, hours are 5:30-8:30pm. In house service hours available.

Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month and Eucharistic Adoration will be offered in the Prep Chapel. All are invited to spend some quiet time with the Lord. Please check your email to sign up for a 4 minute time slot.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All parents are invited to join the Mothers' Club for an evening of jazz, tapas and cocktails to help support our Christian Service Immersion and Global Education programs on October 10th at 7pm. Your donations at Tapas for Trips will help provide financial aid scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to participate in these opportunities. In the past 3 years, we were able to offer these scholarships to over 30 Fordham Prep students thanks to our donors generosity. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. We hope you can join us! Register and/or donate here

OTHER NEWS 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit scholarship program for U.S. high school students to study languages abroad (including Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian, among others). The program runs for 6-8 weeks over the summer (for rising juniors and seniors) or for an entire year after high school graduation. The summer program of 15 American students in each host city includes 4 hours of language study with your NSLI-Y group five days a week. There are also afternoon and weekend excursions with your  group and local students. Each American student stays with a host family for the entire program. Prior exposure to the language is not at all a prerequisite. Applications are due on October 31, 2019. More information at www.nsliforyouth.org

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Jesuit, St. Francis Borgia, third general of the Society of Jesus who while attaining success for the Society, 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 give you glory in all we do.  

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
F-Day

Today we welcome the Fordham Prep Board of Trustees for their annual visiting day and meeting. Trustees will be around the building this afternoon for lunch and class visits during 7th and 8th periods. Please give them a warm welcome!

The Library will close today at 1:00 PM

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ATHLETICS

Tonight is the night!! Do you want to win $10,000???The Prep Basketball Program is holding its 6th Ram Raffle Drawing tonight!! If interested in purchasing a ticket and supporting the Basketball Program please contact Mr Ward or Mr Kurtin. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a winner!!

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ,  this Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer in email for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Today is the deadline for seniors to submit their service contracts to their service teachers. 

This upcoming Friday is the first Friday of the month and Eucharistic Adoration will be offered in the Prep Chapel. All are invited to spend some quiet time with the Lord. Please check your email to sign up for a 4 minute time slot.

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All parents are invited to join the Mothers' Club for an evening of jazz, tapas and cocktails to help support our Christian Service Immersion and Global Education programs on October 10th at 7pm. Your donations at Tapas for Trips will help provide financial aid scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to participate in these opportunities. In the past 3 years, we were able to offer these scholarships to over 30 Fordham Prep students thanks to our donors generosity. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. We hope you can join us! Register and/or donate here

OTHER NEWS 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit scholarship program for U.S. high school students to study languages abroad (including Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian, among others). The program runs for 6-8 weeks over the summer (for rising juniors and seniors) or for an entire year after high school graduation. The summer program of 15 American students in each host city includes 4 hours of language study with your NSLI-Y group five days a week. There are also afternoon and weekend excursions with your  group and local students. Each American student stays with a host family for the entire program. Prior exposure to the language is not at all a prerequisite. Applications are due on October 31, 2019. More information at ww.nsliforyouth.org 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please stand for this morning’s prayer. This morning let us pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Murtagh, grandmother of John Murtagh '05, Prep Alumni Engagement Manager and the consolation of the Murtagh family. May she rest in peace. 

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, this morning's prayer will be prayed in Italian:  

Nel nome del Padre, e del Figlio, e dello Spirito Santo

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

Nel nome del Padre, e del Figlio, e dello Spirito Santo

San Giovanni Battista…..prega per noi
Sant’Ignazio………..prega per noi

Nel nome del Padre, e del Figlio, e dello Spirito Santo 

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. 

College Visits - September 30 to October 4, 2019

Tuesday, October 1,, 2019
E-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th. 

ACTIVITIES

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

The Kawaida club will have an important meeting during activities period in Room 311.  All current and new members must attend. We will distribute important information regarding the trip to National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

The Spanish Club will be meeting in room 241 during activities period.

The Italian Club will meet today in Room 243.

The greenhouse club will meet today. New members welcome.

Operation Smile will meet today after p.m. announcements in room 313 to hold elections. NYC Explorers will meet at 2:15 in room 313.

ATHLETICS

The Prep Basketball Program is holding its 6th Ram Raffle Drawing this Wednesday night!! If interested in purchasing a ticket and supporting the Basketball Program please contact Mr Ward or Mr Kurtin. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a winner!!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors are reminded that their service contracts must be submitted to their service teachers by tomorrow, October 2nd.

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here 

OTHER NEWS 

Dr. Morris's E4 service class will meet today.  

Attention REACH Program Alums:  The REACH Team will be coming to Fordham Prep to host a REACH Alumni Pizza Social in the Global Education Conference Center (in the Library) on Thursday, October 3 @ 2:45pm.  DeNaples won’t be catering, but 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 email Mr. Quiñones (rquinones@regis.org) with any questions. 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit scholarship program for U.S. high school students to study languages abroad (including Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian, among others). The program runs for 6-8 weeks over the summer (for rising juniors and seniors) or for an entire year after high school graduation. The summer program of 15 American students in each host city includes 4 hours of language study with your NSLI-Y group five days a week. There are also afternoon and weekend excursions with your  group and local students. Each American student stays with a host family for the entire program. Prior exposure to the language is not at all a prerequisite. Applications are due on October 31, 2019. More information at www.nsliforyouth.org

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we join the Church in remembering St. Therese of Lisieux, doctor of the Church and also known as the “Little Flower.” St. Therese made popular the spiritual path known as the “little way” which places emphasis on the insight, similar to St. Ignatius’, that love ought to manifest itself in deeds. The following is a prayer adapted from St. Therese. 

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

God of love, I offer to You all my actions of this day for your intentions and for your glory. May every beat of my heart, every thought of mine and my simplest works be made holy. I ask for your grace to fulfill your holy will until we are united together in heaven. Amen. 

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

Monday, September 30, 2019
D-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ATHLETICS

On Friday, the varsity soccer team defeated Christ the King High School 7-0. Owen Murray, James Dolan and Carter Tresgallo netted their first goal of the season. The team, now 10-0-0 , will play Iona in Thursday away at 4 pm. 

Junior Eamonn Sullivan ‘21 led a great weekend for the Prep Cross Country teams as he ran the 7th fastest time out of over 8,000 runners at the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester, NY.  Myles Hogan ‘22 led the Sophs to first place over 29 other teams with Lucas Moran, Liam Dennehy, Dean Mayo, Dashell Scura, Matthew Febles and Kyle Diehl. Myles won the Soph race of more than 280 runners by over 40 seconds.  The Freshmen traveled to the Six Flags Invitational in New Jersey to win their race, led by the top 10 finishes of Brian Bates, Hudson Pifer and Dylan Zwick. Congrats to all.

JV Soccer defeated Christ the King HS 6-0 to improve to a 7-2-1 record. The team will take on St. Peter’s Boys HS today on Murphy field at  4:30.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: There is still time to sign up for an individual interview with Fr. Markey admission's representative for The College of the Holy Cross on October 3rd. See Mrs. Isabel in Guidance for the sign up sheet.

College kick off Night for the class of 2021 will be held in the Leonard Theater October 3rd at 6:30 pm. This is a mandatory event for Juniors, parents, and guardians. 

Financial Aid Night 101 will be held tonight, September 30th in the Leonard theater at 6:30 pm.

College visits-September 30-October 4, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019-D-Day
8:42-Elon University
10:10-Saint Michael’s College
10:54-Saint Anselm College
11:38-Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
1:50-CUNY Welcome Center
Tuesday, October 1, 2019-E-Day
8:42-University at Buffalo, State University of NY
9:2-John Carroll University
10:39-Lynn University
11:18-University of South Carolina-Columbia
12:36-Utica College
1:15-University of Rochester
Wednesday, October 2, 2019-F-Day
8:42-Worcester Polytechnic Institute
9:26-Stony Brook University
10:10-University of Dayton
12:22-The New School
1:06-Skidmore College
1:50-University of Notre Dame
Thursday, October 3, 2019-A-Day
8:42-2:00 pm College of the Holy Cross-Interviews only in the College Room
Friday, October 4, 2019-B-Day
8:42-Loyola University, Chicago
9:26-St. Joseph’s College-New York
10:10-College of Mount Saint Vincent
10:54-Dominican College of Blauvelt
1:50-Miami University-Oxford

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors are reminded that service contracts must be submitted to their service teachers by this Wednesday, October 2nd. Any questions or problems, please see Mr. Homer for assistance.

All parents are invited to join the Mothers' Club for an evening of jazz, tapas and cocktails to help support our Christian Service Immersion and Global Education programs on October 10th at 7pm. Your donations at Tapas for Trips will help provide financial aid scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to participate in these opportunities. In the past 3 years, we were able to offer these scholarships to over 30 Fordham Prep students thanks to our donors generosity. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. We hope you can join us! Register and/or donate here  

OTHER NEWS 

Will the follow students please see Mr. Farnum in the Leonard Theatre after the Announcements with your Liturgical Choir Class Contracts:  Mitchell Ragland, Thomas ("Tommy") Hamilton, Philip Thompson, Christian Miraglia, Damani Thomas, William Aventuro, and  Owen Loffredo. 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit scholarship program for U.S. high school students to study languages abroad (including Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian, among others). The program runs for 6-8 weeks over the summer (for rising juniors and seniors) or for an entire year after high school graduation. The summer program of 15 American students in each host city includes 4 hours of language study with your NSLI-Y group five days a week. There are also afternoon and weekend excursions with your  group and local students. Each American student stays with a host family for the entire program. Prior exposure to the language is not at all a prerequisite. Applications are due on October 31, 2019. More information at www.nsliforyouth.org 

Attention REACH Program Alums:  The REACH Team will be coming to Fordham Prep to host a REACH Alumni Pizza Social in the Global Education Conference Center (in the Library) on Thursday, October 3 @ 2:45pm.  DeNaples won’t be catering, but 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 email Mr. Quiñones (rquinones@regis.org) with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for our Jewish brothers and sisters as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah. We also join the Church in remembering St. Jerome, priest, doctor of the Church and Scripture scholar. 

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

God of all gifts, as we begin a new week, may we be grateful for the blessings you bestow on us. Thank you for the gifts of this new day. May our hearts be open to seeing you in the events of the day, and in seeing you, may we share the gifts which you have lovingly given us. 

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

Friday, September 27, 2019
C-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ATHLETICS

Attention all freshmen swimmers.  There will be no practice after school today.

The varsity soccer team recorded an exciting win yesterday by defeating Xaverian 3-1. Niall McKenna scores the first goal and Colin Marment added 2 second half goals to seal the victory. The team , now 9-0, will play Christ the King today away. 

Your JV Soccer Rams traveled to Aviator Field to face Xaverian High School. The team drew 2-2. Goal scorers include sophomore Bryant Guachichullca and Freshman Will Lulka. The team will return to form with an electric showing against Christ the King today on Murphy field at 4:00. All are welcome.

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention Seniors--Service contracts are due in five days. POTS will be sign contracts after school today.

The first POTS family service Sunday will take place on October 6th.  There is room for two additional families and spots are still available for the following dates:  Oct. 27, Feb 9, March 22 and April 5. Register here 

MOTHERS’ CLUB

All parents are invited to join the Mothers' Club for an evening of jazz, tapas and cocktails to help support our Christian Service Immersion and Global Education programs on October 10th at 7pm. Your donations at Tapas for Trips will help provide financial aid scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to participate in these opportunities. In the past 3 years, we were able to offer these scholarships to over 30 Fordham Prep students thanks to our donors generosity. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. We hope you can join us! Register and/or donate here 

OTHER NEWS 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a merit scholarship program for U.S. high school students to study languages abroad (including Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian, among others). The program runs for 6-8 weeks over the summer (for rising juniors and seniors) or for an entire year after high school graduation. The summer program of 15 American students in each host city includes 4 hours of language study with your NSLI-Y group five days a week. There are also afternoon and weekend excursions with your  group and local students. Each American student stays with a host family for the entire program. Prior exposure to the language is not at all a prerequisite. Applications are due on October 31, 2019. More information at www.nsliforyouth.org

Attention REACH Program Alums:  The REACH Team will be coming to Fordham Prep to host a REACH Alumni Pizza Social in the Global Education Conference Center (in the Library) on Thursday, October 3 @ 2:45pm.  DeNaples won’t be catering, but 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 email Mr. Quiñones (rquinones@regis.org) with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we are once again invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on where and how God has been present to us. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence. 

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

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this year 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, September 26, 2019
B-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors are reminded that service contracts are due in six days. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

Teach us, Lord, humility of heart,
so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel
to whom the You promised to reveal
the mysteries of Your Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing,
certain that You know what we need
even before we ask. Help us to recognize You
in the poor and suffering, and sustain us in times of trouble and trial. 

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
A-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team defeated St. Francis Prep yesterday 2-0. Great Goals were scored by Niall McKenna and Matt Ragde. The team, now 8-0,  was recently ranked 5th in the region and 32nd in the nation by USA Today. The team will play against Xaverian tomorrow on Murphy field at 4:30.Come out and watch the team perform and wear Maroon!! 

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Attention seniors: All service contracts must be submitted one week from today to your service teacher.

OTHER NEWS

Graduation portrait retakes for the Class of 2020 are scheduled for today, September 25th If a member of the class does not sit for his portrait this week, photographers are available over the in the studio at the address below. Portraits must be taken by November 1.

Thornton Studio Photographers
210 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-647-1966 
Contact: Irina Solovey x 290
imaging@thorntonstudio.com  

TODAY’S PRAYER

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 a 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 breaktime 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 students 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 to prepare Brother Falherty’s scones for us today. They will be available for snack this afternoon in accordance with Brother's custom. 

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.
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

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur.
The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Financial Aid Night will be held Monday, September 30th in the Leonard Theater. All families are welcome to attend. 

Attention Juniors, College Kick off Night will be held in the Leonard Theater October 3rd at 6:30 pm. This is a mandatory event for all juniors, parents and guardians.  

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors are reminded that their service contracts are due a week from tomorrow. Any senior interested in serving at POTS can get his contract signed today after school at POTS by Stephanie Caban, Volunteer Coordinator. See an email from Mr. Homer with details.

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the FPMC & FPFC Joint Meeting on Tuesday, Sept 24th 6:30-8pm

Don’t miss our first meeting of the year!  Please join us tonight, September 24th, 6:30PM,  for a fun and informative meeting at the Prep. It’s a great opportunity to socialize,  catch up with old friends and perhaps even meet some new ones. We will also be introducing our Executive Board members and our Event Chairs.  Dr. Petrillo and Mr. Carney will be our speakers that evening

OTHER NEWS

Today’s mandatory Ram for a Day meeting will take place immediately after PM attendance in the Theatre.

The Student Life Committee will be meeting at 3pm in the Global Education Conference Room.

Graduation portrait retakes for the Class of 2020 are scheduled for this week on the 24th and 25th. If a member of the class does not sit for his portrait this week, photographers are available over the in the studio at the address below. Portraits must be taken by November 1.

Thornton Studio Photographers
210 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-647-1966 
Contact: Irina Solovey x 290
imaging@thorntonstudio.com  

Preston HIgh School is holding auditions for Once On This Island, see flyer for details.
TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning, let us pray for all attending Emmaus 294.

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.
            - attributed to St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Theresa of Avila

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

Monday, September 23, 2019
E-Day  

College Visits, Week of September 23-27

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

ACTIVITIES

Please join the Business Club for its organizational meeting today at 2 pm (during activities period) in Room 410. 

Hispanic Society will meet in room 241 during activities period?

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

The Ultimate Frisbee club will be meeting on Eddy’s parade during activities period

The Simpsons Club will meet in rm. 312 during Activities Period.

Today, at 2:00PM Activities Period in The 3rd Floor Music Roo, we will have  the first meeting of the "E" Day Liturgical Choir Class. Even if you haven't signed up yet with Dr. Smith, please come today to this first class. Registration for this class will be closing after today. If there is a problem attending today, you MUST contact Dr. Smith or Mr. Farnum, the Choir Director.

The Operation Smile Club will meet immediately after pm attendance in room 313. The NYC Explorers--those mettlesome seekers of the architectural, historical, natural, and food treasures of the city--will meet at 2:15 in room 313. 

The Italian Club will be having an introductory meeting today in Room 243.  Come and find out what we're all about!

The Outdoor Adventure Club will be meeting during activities period in room 211 to discuss the October 20th fishing trip.  Only those planning on attending the trip need to attend.

ATHLETICS

On Saturday, the Varsity Cross Country team opened its season with a 6th place finish at the 20-team Dan Purdy Invitational in Pawling, NY.  Junior Eamonn Sullivan took 1st Place in the 5,000 meter race over 120 competitors in a time of 16 minutes 57 seconds, accompanied by Senior Justin Jordaens, Junior Cole Shortall and Sophomores Liam Dennehy, Dean Mayo and Matthew Febles.  The JV took fifth behind the debut of Sophomores Dashell Scura, Kyle Diehl and Jack O’Reilly, Senior Melvin Ortiz and Junior Sean Ortiz. Congrats on a great opener.

ATTENTION: All students interested in trying out for the Spring varsity golf team. We will have a short meeting today Monday, 9/23 at 2:30 PM. Room - 342. 

On Thursday, the varsity soccer team defeated previously unbeaten Molloy 5-0. Niall McKenna, Colin Marment and Lewis Govan all scored and Andrew Hasfal scored 2. Ben Follana and nice Athanason recorded the shutout in goal. The team will play St. Francis Prep tomorrow away.

Your JV Soccer Rams improved to a 6-1 record after defeating Archbishop Malloy 3-1 on Thursday afternoon. Goals were scored by Luke Goble and Alex Arroyo. These two are electric on and off the pitch! The team takes on St. Francis today at 4:00 on Murphy field. All are welcome.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Financial Aid Night will be held Monday, September 30th in the Leonard Theater. All families are welcome to attend. 

Attention Juniors, College Kick off Night will be held in the Leonard Theater October 3rd at 6:30 pm. This is a mandatory event for all juniors, parents and guardians.   

COUNSELING

The Building Bridges: LGBTQ plus Allies" group is meeting today during activities in room 221 in the library.  All students are welcome!

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. 

Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the FPMC & FPFC Joint Meeting on Tuesday, Sept 24th 6:30-8pm. Don’t miss our first meeting of the year!  Please join us for a fun and informative meeting at the Prep. It’s a great opportunity to socialize,  catch up with old friends and perhaps even meet some new ones. We will also be introducing our Executive Board members and our Event Chairs.   Dr. Petrillo and Mr. Carney will be our speakers that evening.

OTHER NEWS

Friday, September 20th was the third annual National Concussion Awareness Day.  This day is a chance for health care practitioners, teachers, coaches, parents, and students to connect and discuss baseline testing, signs and symptoms and the social and emotional issues that can result from mild traumatic brain injury. In our school's partnership with the NYU Langone Concussion Center, please see the attached flyer in email for more information.

Graduation portrait retakes for the Class of 2020 are scheduled for this week on the 24th and 25th. If a member of the class does not sit for his portrait this week, photographers are available over the in the studio at the address below. Portraits must be taken by November 1.

Thornton Studio Photographers
210 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-647-1966 
Contact: Irina Solovey x 290
imaging@thorntonstudio.com 

Attention Freshmen: Did you sign up for the Ram for a Day program? There will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 right after PM attendance in the Theatre. See you then.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today let us pray for the healing of Rob Moschetta ’90 and former faculty member who was in a serious car accident over the weekend. And let us also pray for the repose of the soul of Aidan Hernandez, a sophomore of Iona Prep and graduate of St. Gabriel school in Riverdale. May God grant him eternal rest and consolation to his family and friends. Let us now take a moment of silence to pray for Aidan, his family, friends, and the Iona Prep community.

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

Lord, as we begin a new week, we ask you to be with us and be with those in need. Draw close to us and let us trust that you will give us the grace we need this day- grace that will help us be open to your light and love and which in turn will strengthen us to bring Your light and love to all we encounter.

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, September 19, 2019
D-Day  

Tonight is Back to School Night: Freshman Parents arrive at 6:30PM, Sophomore, Junior and Senior parents arrive at 6:45PM. Parents please follow your son’s C-Day schedule. Shuttle buses will be available at the Fordham University Garage for transportation to and from the Prep. Please refer to Dr. Petriello’s email for tonight's event.

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur.
The last day of course changes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is October 2nd and the last day for freshman course change is October 10th.

Attention all PE students: Please remember to bring in your Fordham Prep Gym uniforms and sneakers for your next gym class.

ACTIVITIES

The Outdoor Adventure Club is hosting a four hour fishing trip on Sunday, October 20th from 8 am to 12 noon on the Shamrock fishing boat, based out of New Rochelle, New York.  Rods, bait and tackle will be included. The cost is $55 per person.  No experience necessary and new members are always welcome. For more information please contact Mr Viele in room 211 or the club executive board, Chris Santomero, Alex Pappas, Charlie Reilly, Cole Heuer, or Ivan Figueredo.

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team will play Molloy today at 4 pm on Murphy field. All players must meet in room 403 at 3 pm

ATTENTION: All students interested in trying out for the Spring varsity golf team. We will have a short meeting on Monday, 9/23 at 2:30 PM. Room - TBA

Attention: All Varsity/JV/Freshman student-athletes on the football team. You MUST clear out your lockers and bring all your equipment and uniforms home and leave your lockers open after-school today (Thursday 9/19).  You can return everything to your lockers on Monday 9/23. 

Attention: All sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes. Fordham Prep has been fortunate enough to be chosen by Columbia University to participate in a research study about your weight room usage.  Please see the attached paperwork and follow the directions. Please take a moment to fill out the attached survey in email and help Columbia in their study.

COLLEGE COUNSELING - COLLEGE VISITS THIS WEEK 

Thursday, September 19, 2019-D-Day 
8:42-Washington and Lee University
9:26-University of San Diego
10:10=Kenyon College
10:54-Villanova University
1:06-Brandeis University
1:50-Vanderbilt University

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ on Saturday, October 5th. - See attached flyer in email for more details. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors attending Emmaus 294, next week's September Emmaus are reminded that there will be an important planning meeting this afternoon in the Ministry Center at 2:45.

OTHER NEWS

Any students interested in registering for Liturgical Choir Class for a 1/2 credit, should sign up with Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center any day this week. The first Liturgical Choir Class will meet "E" Day Activities Period, Monday, Sept 23rd in the Band Room on the 3rd Floor.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Today we join the Church in celebrating the life of Saint Januarius known also as San Gennaro, bishop, martyr and patron saint of Naples. 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
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
C-Day  

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. 

Attention all PE students: Please remember to bring in your Fordham Prep Gym uniforms and sneakers for your next gym class.

ACTIVITIES

The Outdoor Adventure Club is hosting a four hour fishing trip on Sunday, October 20th from 8 am to 12 noon on the Shamrock fishing boat, based out of New Rochelle, New York.  Rods, bait and tackle will be included. The cost is $55 per person.  No experience necessary and new members are always welcome. For more information please contact Mr Viele in room 211 or the club executive board, Chris Santomero, Alex Pappas, Charlie Reilly, Cole Heuer, or Ivan Figueredo.

ATHLETICS

For all those NOT involved in a fall sport: There will be a brief but mandatory meeting for all those planning on trying out for the JV or Varsity basketball teams. Meeting will be today, Wednesday at 3pm 

Attention: All sophomore, junior and senior student-athletes. Fordham Prep has been fortunate enough to be chosen by Columbia University to participate in a research study about your weight room usage.  Please see the attached paperwork and follow the directions. Please take a moment to fill out the attached survey in your email and help Columbia in their study.

The Varsity soccer team defeated Holy Cross yesterday 4-0. Andrew Hasfal, Will Follana, Lewis Govan and Miguel Negrete each scored one. Brett McLaughlin and Nic Athanason recorded a shutout in goal. The team will play Molloy tomorrow at 4 pm at home.

COLLEGE COUNSELING - COLLEGE VISITS THIS WEEK 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019-C-Day 
8:42-Hobart and William Smith Colleges
10:10-Boston College - Room 221
10:54 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1:06-Northeastern University 

Thursday, September 19, 2019-D-Day 
8:42-Washington and Lee University
9:26-University of San Diego
10:10=Kenyon College
10:54-Villonova University
1:06-Brandeis University
1:50-Vanderbilt University

DRAMA SOCIETY

Today, from 3-6pm in the Theatre, is the last day of Grease auditions. No experience is necessary. Will work with athletic conflicts. If you cannot make it today speak to us. See Mr. O’Sullivan, Dr. Smith, Ms. Blanco, or Mr. Lorenz for more details.   

FATHERS’ CLUB

Join the Fathers’ Club for the Sixth Annual Army Football Game and BBQ - See attached flyer in email for more details.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors attending Emmaus 294, next week's September Emmaus are reminded that there will be an important planning meeting this afternoon in the Ministry Center at 2:45.

There are a few spots left for service hours, to help out on Back to School Night, tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th, from 5:30 – 9:00p.m. School dress, shirt and tie are required.  Please sign up in Mrs. Porco’s office in the administration center. 

OTHER NEWS

Any students interested in registering for Liturgical Choir Class for a 1/2 credit, should sign up with Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center any day this week. The first Liturgical Choir Class will meet "E" Day Activities Period, Monday, Sept 23rd in the Band Room on the 3rd Floor.

TODAY’S PRAYER

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

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 B-Day  

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. 

Attention all PE students: Please remember to bring in your Fordham Prep Gym uniforms and sneakers for your next gym class.

ACTIVITIES

The Outdoor Adventure Club is hosting a four hour fishing trip on Sunday, October 20th from 8 am to 12 noon on the Shamrock fishing boat, based out of New Rochelle, New York.  Rods, bait and tackle will be included. The cost is $55 per person.  No experience necessary and new members are always welcome. For more information please contact Mr Viele in room 211 or the club executive board, Chris Santomero, Alex Pappas, Charlie Reilly, Cole Heuer, or Ivan Figueredo.

Yearbook will meet today as scheduled, meet in the lobby at 3 pm. New members are welcome!

ATHLETICS

Your JV Soccer Rams improved to 5-1 after defeating Holy Cross HS 4-0. Goals provided by the Brothers Cordingley, Alex Arroyo and Conor Donaghy. Truly an electric effort. 

The varsity soccer team will play Holy Cross at college point complex today at 4 pm. All varsity players must meet out front at 2:35

Intramural Basketball will begin on Monday from 3:00-4:00 for any interested Freshman and Sophomore.  Juniors and Seniors will play on Tuesday and Wednesday will be an Open Gym for all. The complete intramural schedule will be posted on the website and in the commons. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors, Fr. Markey, Admission's counselor for the College of the Holy Cross will conduct individual interviews on October 3rd. There is a sign up sheet available in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Isabel. 

COLLEGE VISITS THIS WEEK 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019-B-Day
8:42-Wake Forest University
9:26-Williams College
10:10-University of New Haven
12:22-Louisiana State University
1:50- U.S. Air Force 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019-C-Day
8:42-Hobart and William Smith Colleges
10:10-Boston College
10:54 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1:06-Northeastern University 

Thursday, September 19, 2019-D-Day
8:42-Washington and Lee University
9:26-University of San Diego
10:10=Kenyon College
10:54-Villonova University
1:06-Brandeis University
1:50-Vanderbilt University

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Grease!  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th 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 Visual and Performing requirement. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Seniors interested in serving at POTS should check their email for an important announcement about how to sign up.

Gentelmen if you need service hours, volunteers are still  needed to help out on Back to School Night, this Thursday, September 19th, from 5:30 – 9:00p.m. School dress, shirt and tie are required. Please sign up in Mrs. Porco’s office in the administration center. 

All parents are invited to this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here

OTHER NEWS

Expeditionaries 2019-20:  As a program of Basecamp School. Expeditionaries helps students design an optimistic future through social entrepreneurship. This 4-day course will be offered at Fordham University Lincoln Center eight times during this academic year, and all Prep students are eligible to apply. More information at https://basecampschool.com/expeditionaries or in the recent email sent by Dr. Petriello.

Any students interested in registering for Liturgical Choir Class for a 1/2 credit,

should sign up with Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center any day this week. The first Liturgical Choir Class will meet "E" Day Activities Period, Monday, Sept 23rd in the Band Room on the 3rd Floor.

Any students waiting for books from Mr. Lauber, please meet in the lobby after announcements.

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning we join the Church 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.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, September 16, 2019
 A-Day  

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur. 

Attention all PE students: Please remember to bring in your Fordham Prep Gym uniforms and sneakers for your next gym class.

ATHLETICS

On Friday, The varsity soccer team defeated second place Monsignor Farrell 3-1. Goals were scored by Andrew Hasfal, Lewis Govan and Matt Ragde. The team, now 5-0, is 6 points ahead in first place. All players should report to Jack Coffey field at 3 pm sharp.

On Friday night, your Fordham Prep JV Soccer Rams fell to Monsignor Farrell 3-1. Even in defeat, this team is electric. Come see them right the ship against Holy Cross HS this afternoon, 4:00 on Murphy field. 

This weekend at the Regis Invitational, the young Ram harriers ran many personal bests. The team was led by the duo of Brian Bates and Hudon Pifer.  Close behind rounding out the top seven were Hugo Kohnhorst, Teddy Daskalakis, Jullian Collins-Wilmore, Finn Cleary, and Andrew Kravits. 

Intramural Basketball will begin on Monday from 3:00-4:00 for any interested Freshman and Sophomore.  Juniors and Seniors will play on Tuesday and Wednesday will be an Open Gym for all. The complete intramural schedule will be posted on the website and in the commons. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING: COLLEGE VISITS THIS WEEK

Monday, September 16, 2019-A-Day 
8:42-Manhattan College
10:10-Case Western Reserve University
11:38-Saint Peter’s University
12:22-University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
1:06-Manhattanville College
1:50-Emmanuel College 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019-B-Day
8:42-Wake Forest University
9:26-Williams College
10:10-University of New Haven
12:22-Louisiana State University
1:50- U.S. Air Force 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019-C-Day
8:42-Hobart and William Smith Colleges
10:10-Boston College
10:54 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1:06-Northeastern University 

Thursday, September 19, 2019-D-Day
8:42-Washington and Lee University
9:26-University of San Diego
10:10=Kenyon College
10:54-Villanova University
1:06-Brandeis University
1:50-Vanderbilt University

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Grease!  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th 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 Visual and Performing requirement. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Juniors participating in Emmaus 294, the September Emmaus are reminded that there will be an important and mandatory planning meeting today at 2:40 in the Ministry Center.

Seniors on the Ministry Leadership Team are reminded that there will be a Leadership Meeting this evening from 5:30-7pm in room 342.

Gentelmen if you need service hours, volunteers are needed to help out on Back to School Night, this Thursday, September 19th, from 5:30 – 9:00p.m. School dress, shirt and tie are required. Please sign up in Mrs. Porco’s office in the administration center.

All parents are invited this week’s Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius  in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Coffee and pastries will be available in the Ministry 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 here

OTHER NEWS

Back to School Night – Thursday, September 19th.
Meet your son’s teachers and his mentor. Freshman parents will meet at 6:30pm. All other parents will meet at 6:45pm. You will follow your son’s schedule for ten-minute classes.

Any students interested in registering for Liturgical Choir Class for a 1/2 credit,

should sign up with Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center any day this week. The first Liturgical Choir Class will meet "E" Day Activities Period, Monday, Sept 23rd in the Band Room on the 3rd Floor.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning, let us pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph Lynch, grandfather of Darren Gallagher, ’21. May he rest in peace. We also join the Church in remembering Saints Cornelius and Cyprian who were both martyred for their faith.

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

God of love, as we begin a new week, may we continue to be open to your Spirit and Your gifts of courage and peace, wisdom and understanding. In so doing, may we bring your love to the world each day, especially to the people and places where it is most needed.

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

Friday, September 13, 2019
 F-Day  

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur.

ATHLETICS

Attention freshmen swimmers and divers: You must meet with Father O'Konsky immediately after pm attendance, today,  in Room 135 next to the nurse's office.

Intramural Basketball will begin on Monday from 3:00-4:00 for any interested Freshman and Sophomore.  Juniors and Seniors will play on Tuesday and Wednesday will be an Open Gym for all. The complete intramural schedule will be posted on the website and in the commons. 

Congratulations to the JV Soccer team. The squad improved to a 4-0 record after defeating Xavier 5-1. Goal scorers include Luke Goble, Alex Arroyo, & Jordan Tollin. Excellent performance by keeper Alberto Molina! This team is electric! Wow!

The varsity soccer team improved their record to 4-0 by defeating Xavier  2-0. Both goals were scored by senior, Lewis Govan. The team, now in first place, will play Monsignor Farrell today at home. Come out and support the team!

Freshman are you interested in joining an athletic team this fall. It is still not too late to join the Cross Country team. Become part of one of the best teams in New York City while improving your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. See Mr. Chavez in room 405 if interested.

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Grease!  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th 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 Visual and Performing requirement. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details!

OTHER NEWS

Expeditionaries 2019-20:  As a program of Basecamp School. Expeditionaries helps students design an optimistic future through social entrepreneurship. This 4-day course will be offered at Fordham University Lincoln Center eight times during this academic year, and all Prep students are eligible to apply. More information at https://basecampschool.com/expeditionaries or in the recent email sent by Dr. Petriello.

Attention freshmen: The Prep needs you. Today is the last day to sign up for the Ram for a Day program. Check for an email from Mr. Punter. Stop by the admissions office with any questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we are invited to pause at the end of our week to reflect on both the highs and the lows of the week, as well as where and how God has been present to us. We seek to consider the ways in which God invites us to grow through the Ignatian Examen passed on to us from St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. And so we invite you to quiet yourselves and become aware of God’s presence.

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

I ask God to bring to my heart the moments this week when I felt closest to God’s presence.
I recall when I felt most alive, had the greatest sense of belonging to myself, others, or God.
I recall when I felt able to share my gifts and receive the gifts of others.
I thank God for His presence in my life and for giving me gifts with which to serve Him and to serve others.
In God’s loving presence I ask to be made aware of the moments this year 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, September 12, 2019
 E-Day  

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur.

ACTIVITIES

Attention freshmen and transfer students: Stop by the  Activities Fair this afternoon at 2PM in the Competitive Gym. 

ATHLETICS

Attention: All returning wrestlers there will be a quick meeting after school today Thursday 9/12 in the auxiliary gym at 2:45

Freshman are you interested in joining an athletic team this fall. It is still not too late to join the Cross Country team. Become part of one of the best teams in New York City while improving your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. See Mr. Chavez in room 405 if interested.

There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring in room 342 today, Thursday, September 12th at 2:30 pm.

DRAMA SOCIETY

The Fordham Prep Drama Society announces auditions for Grease!  Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th 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. No experience necessary and everyone makes the show! See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith for more details!

OTHER NEWS

Thank you to all of the freshmen who applied to be a guide for the Ram for a Day program. There are still many spots available. The deadline to apply is tomorrow. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

If we love one another God remains in us and God’s love is brought to perfection in us. God of love, be with us in our efforts to love one another this day. Grant your gifts of patience and kindness, understanding and counsel so that you may live in and through us this day.

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
 D-Day  

The Library will close today at 3:30PM

ACADEMICS

Mr Jennings 8 period Global 2 honors class will meet in room 221 in the library (for 8th period).

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office.  All forms will need a teacher, parent, counselor and department chair signature for any changes to occur.

ACTIVITIES

There will be an Italian Club meeting today for officers only in Room 243 after PM attendance.

ATHLETICS

Attention: All returning wrestlers there will be a quick meeting after school tomorrow Thursday 9/12 in the auxiliary gym at 2:45

The varsity soccer team defeated Stepinac yesterday 5-0. Goals were scored by Niall McKenna, Andrew Hasfal, Lewis Govan and two by Henry Irwin.  In goal, Ben Follana, Brett McLaughlin and Nick Athanason contributed to the shut out. The team will play Xavier tomorrow at Randall's Island field 10 and then Monsignor Farrell on Friday at Home.

Freshman are you interested in joining an athletic team this fall. It is still not too late to join the Cross Country team. Become part of one of the best teams in New York City while improving your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. See Mr. Chavez in room 405 if interested.

There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring in room 342 on Thursday, September 12th at 2:30 pm.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Seniors: Please check your Fordham Prep email for important College Visit Instructions. College visits will begin Monday, September 16th. Log on to your Naviance account for the full list of colleges. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Isabel in Guidance.

OTHER NEWS

ATTENTION FRESHMEN: The deadline to apply as a guide for the Ram for a Day program is this Friday, Sept. 13. Check your email for sign up instructions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Today we remember the events of September 11, 2001, and for those who lost their lives, especially the members of the Fordham Prep family as we 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 ’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. Let us now take a moment of silent prayer.

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 

ACADEMICS

Students requesting a schedule change must pick up a Course Change Form from Mr. Broussard's office. All forms will need a teacher or department chair signature for any changes to occur.

ACTIVITIES

To learn more about Fordham Prep’s Cyber Patriot team, see flyer for details.

ATHLETICS

The JV Soccer Team improved to a 3-0 start after defeating Stepinac 7-3. Goal scorers include Alex Arroyo, Luc Goble, Leo Pelizzari-Astle, Alex Perez, and Robert Disney. Quinn Kennedy and Conor Donaghy did their part in protecting keeper John Legasa. This team is electric!

Attention: All returning wrestlers there will be a quick meeting after school on Thursday 9/12 in the auxiliary gym.

Any students interested in covering athletic events and receiving service hours should see Mr. Kurtin.

Freshman are you interested in joining an athletic team this fall. It is still not too late to join the Cross Country team. Become part of one of the best teams in New York City while improving your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. See Mr. Chavez in room 405 if interested.

There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring in room 342 on Thursday, September 12th at 2:30 pm.

COUNSELING

A reminder to sophomores and juniors: In the first semester, sophomore guidance class meets this cycle and all upcoming odd cycles and juniors will be meeting in the even cycles.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

All parents are invited again this year to Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel. Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition and in a special way for your son's as we begin this school year.   We will also remember this week in our prayer those lost in the September 11th attacks. 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 here

TODAY’S PRAYER

This morning let us pray for all those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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

Lord, as we begin a new day let us remember and be grateful for the gifts of your Spirit. May we be open to your peace, may we strive to reach out potential with your help and may we be confident in the purpose you offer to each of our lives. May we allow these gifts to bring about your greater glory in all we do this day.

St. John the Baptist… pray for us.

St. Ignatius… pray for us.

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


Monday, September 9, 2019

Today we will follow a special order schedule with 27 minute class periods. Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place in the University Church after 2nd period.  All students should report to AM attendance locations after 2nd period and wait to be called to the church by the Dean's Office. Please see the attached time order on the announcement email.

ATHLETICS
Freshman are you interested in joining an athletic team this fall. It is still not too late to join the Cross Country team. Become part of one of the best teams in New York City while improving your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. See Mr. Chavez in room 405 if interested. 

Attention all current members of the bowling team and students interested in joining the bowling team: There will be an important informational and organizational meeting today, Monday September 9th in room 311 at 3pm.  If you are interested or looking for a fall sport, you do not need experience, but possess the commitment and dedication to learn and compete.  All grade levels are welcome, especially Freshmen.

Congratulations to the JV football team who beat St. Peters this past Saturday on Coffey field by a score of 40-24.  Quarterbacks Drew MacKendree and Jack Annicelli combined for 5 total touchdowns and over 200 passing yards. Jack Wolf added on 127 rushing yards while Eric Miller and Brandon Genaro helped the Rams defense win their first game of the year. 

Attention: All returning wrestlers there will be a quick meeting after school on Thursday 9/12 in the auxiliary gym.

Any students interested in covering athletic events and receiving service hours should see Mr. Kurtin.

There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in playing lacrosse this spring in room 342 on Thursday, September 12th at 2:30 pm.

On Friday, The varsity soccer team defeated Regis 2-1. Goals were scored by Lewis Govan and Aidan Murphy. The team plays Stepinac tomorrow away.

This weekend the Freshman cross country team raced the 1.5 mile course at Van Cortlandt Park for the first time at the CHSAA Practice Meet. Outstanding times were turned in Brian Bates, Hudson Pifer, and Dylan Zwick who broke all broke 10 minutes. Rounding out the top 7 for the Rams were Hugo Kohnhorst, Andrew Kravatz, Jack Gallagher, and Teddy Daskalakis. . The Frosh harries placed 2nd in the meet 9 points behind St. Anthony.s and 27 points ahead of third place Iona Prep.

COUNSELING
A reminder to sophomores and juniors:  In the first semester, sophomore guidance class meets this cycle and all upcoming odd cycles and juniors will be meeting in the even cycles.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE
All parents are invited again this year to  Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius each Wednesday in the Prep Chapel.  Join us as we pray together in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition and in a special way for your son's as we begin this school year.   We will also remember this week in our prayer those lost in the September 11th attacks. 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 here

OTHER NEWS

Attention all freshmen and parents/guardians of the Class of 2023 -- Freshman Family Orientation will take place at the Prep on Sunday, September 15. The day will begin with Mass at 8:30am in the University Church. Dr. Petriello will email you a detailed schedule soon.

All students from the following school district please report to Mr. Lauber in the Commons immediately:
Bedford
Harrison
Hastings
North Salem

Attention Freshmen: The Admissions Office is recruiting guides for the Ram for a Day program. Please check your email for sign up instructions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we will gather as a school community for our annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, a tradition at all Jesuit schools that marks the start of a new academic year and invites us to pray for God's spirit and blessings throughout the year, and so let us pray…

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

Lord, open us to the gift of your Spirit at the start of this new year. As we undertake the tasks that lie ahead, may your wisdom and courage inspire and strengthen us. May we grow in awe of your presence in our lives, and may we better understand the ways in which you call us to serve and lead in order to build your Kingdom.

Friday, September 6, 2019

There will be no consultation period scheduled for today, Friday, September 6th.

ATHLETICS

The varsity soccer team kicked off their season on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Iona. Lewis Govan and Aidan Murphy scored goals. The team plays Regis today at Randall’s Island field 85.

OTHER NEWS

Attention Freshmen: The Admissions Office is recruiting guides for the Ram for a Day program. Please check your email for sign up instructions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

God of love, as we begin a new year on this first day of classes we ask for Your grace. 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 thus filled with your grace may Your greater glory be realized in all of our endeavors this year.

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, September 4, 2019

Attention Freshmen:  There will be two makeup sessions for students who missed this summer's Technology Orientation.  The first will be held tomorrow, Thursday, in the group study area on the third floor, at 2:30 pm.  The second will be held on Friday, in room 333 at 3:00 pm. Students who missed the summer session are encouraged to attend either one.


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