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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A-Day 

ATHLETICS 

ATTENTION ALL RUGBY PLAYERS & FAMILIES: The Annual Rugby Dinner is two days away!  It will be held on Friday, January 24th in the FP Commons.  It is sure to be a night to remember...dinner, music, FP rugby gear sales, raffles. Most of all, it is a great night to kick off the season and raise funds for the FP Rugby Club! Be sure to register at 2020 Rugby Dinner 

The Fordham Prep Crew Team will be holding its 2020 Bow Ball (that’s “bow” like “cow,” not “bow” like “snow”) on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Juliano’s in New Rochelle from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.  This is the team’s largest fundraiser of the year, and will offer dinner, open bar, dancing, raffles, and silent and live auctions. If you would like to attend or make a donation to the team, please send an email to fpbowball@gmail.com. 

On Saturday, the Freshman Track and Field team won both the New York Archdiocesan and CHSAA City Championship.  In the Archdiocese, the team scored 70 points to 2nd place finisher Xavier's 41 points. In the City Championship the team defeated 22 teams scoring 56 points to 2nd place finisher Bishop Loughlin's 28.5 points.  Congratulations to all on two great team championships.  

Congratulations to sophomore Wyatt Shablak for placing at the NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling tournament over the weekend -  to become one of the best wrestlers in the city! The JV Wrestling Team had a great showing at the JV City Championships with every wrestler placing. Congrats to freshman Sebastian Panzenbeck for making the finals and sophomore Alejandro Rodriquez for taking third place. 

Last night the swimming and diving team hosted St. Anthony's in the battle of the only undefeated teams left in the CHSAA. To start the meet, the 200 Medley Relay of Liam Flaherty, Jack Kelly, Brendan O'Brien and Claudio Galea swam not only to a 1st place finish, but a season league best time. In all, the team recorded 15 state qualifying performances along with 27 seasonal best times paving the way for a 110-74 victory and winning the 2019-2020 CHSAA city dual meet Championship! Outstanding swims were put in by double winner Jack Kelly, Tim Norris, Jason Amato, Emmet Santry, Nick Speres, Chris Torres, Mike Barry, Chris Clow, Giacomo Lugato and Jase Malloy. Other Key contributions were put in by the following Freshmen: Liam Flaherty, Kyle Malloy, Ben Korzenik, Henry Amar and Kieran Egan.  Congratulations to the Seniors for leading the team to an undefeated season at their last home meet at the Lombardi Center. The Team will prepare for the CHSAA City League Championships in 3 weeks. 

The JV hockey team defeated Xavier 8-0 last night in league play.  Multi-point games were registered by Matthew McCormack (with 3 goals), Will Sulam (with 2 goals and 1 assist), Gavin Edmonds, Benny Moneta and Alex Pappas (each with 1 goal and 1 assist), Liam Stewart (with 2 assists) and Andrew Panchame (with 3 assists).  

The Varsity hockey team is coming off the break on the back of two straight league wins over Chaminade and Xavier, both by the score of 3-1.  Scoring was led by Will Rice (with 2 goals and 2 assists) and Aidan Tuch (with 1 goal and 3 assists). Other goal scorers were Andrew Powers (with 1  goal and 2 assists), Brett Turnbull (with 1 goal and 1 assist) and Timmy Virtudes (with 1 goal). Contributing with assists in the wins were Sean DaRos, Connor Dufresne, Will Lefever and Charlie Morris.   Come out this coming Saturday night as the Varsity hockey team takes on rival Iona Prep at 7 pm at the Ice Hutch in Mt. Vernon. 

ENGAGEMENT 

We're just over five weeks away from Igniting Our Mission, a Celebration of Fordham Prep.  Parents and alums are invited to join us on Leap Day, February 29th, for this Party at the Prep -- our most important fundraiser of the year  which will include open bars, dining, dancing and bidding at this annual event, for an evening of fellowship and fun with friends -- old and new.  Reserve your tickets at IOM2020.givesmart.com

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

This Friday all are invited to stop in the Chapel for a special day of prayer and Adoration for a greater respect for life. You can sign up for a 4 min time slot via email or by clicking here.

All students and families are invited to attend the Archdiocesan Prayer Vigil for Life which will be held at St. Patrick's Cathedral this evening. It will begin with Adoration at 6:30pm which will be followed by Mass with Cardinal Dolan at 7:30pm. Please reach out to Mr. Kravatz (kravatzm@fordhamprep.org) with any questions or if you would like to attend. 

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

OTHER NEWS 

Sacred Heart Greenwich is sponsoring its Freshman Dance on Friday, January 31. See flyer in email for more details. 

TODAY'S PRAYER 

This morning we join the Church in praying for the protection of the unborn, and on Monday our nation commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and his efforts to create a more just world. As we begin a new semester, let us turn to God with the following prayer from Dr. King, remembering that we are called to create a more just world for all people in all stages of life. 

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

Lord, grant that we will follow you and become so committed to your way and your kingdom that we will be able to establish in our lives and in this world a brother and sisterhood, that we will be able to establish here a kingdom of understanding, where men and women will live together as brothers and sisters and respect the dignity and worth of every human being. In the name and spirit of 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

Friday, January 17, 2020
Midterm Exams 

ATHLETICS 

The Fordham Prep Crew Team will be holding its 2020 Bow Ball (that’s “bow” like “cow,” not “bow” like “snow”) on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Juliano’s in New Rochelle from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.  This is the team’s largest fundraiser of the year, and will offer dinner, open bar, dancing, raffles, and silent and live auctions. If you would like to attend or make a donation to the team, please send an email to fpbowball@gmail.com. 

ATTENTION ALL RUGBY PLAYERS & FAMILIES:

The Annual Rugby Dinner is less than two weeks away!  It will be held on Friday, January 24th in the FP Commons.  It is sure to be a night to remember...dinner, music, FP rugby gear sales, raffles. Most of all, it is a great night to kick off the season and raise funds for the FP Rugby Club! Be sure to register at https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=349 

Anyone playing Rugby this spring must register and order their kit online. And all Varsity Rugby players must attend a meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:00 in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

This morning let us pray for the repose of the soul of Rosa O. Sambula, grandmother of Alade Haskins ’22 and for the consolation of the Haskins family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. May she rest in peace.

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

Lord, thank you for the gifts of our learning and education. May we never take them for granted and may we use them to build a better world for your greater glory. Be with us as we sit for our exam today and help us to trust in your love and grace so that we may do well.

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

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, January 16, 2020

Midterm Exams 

ATHLETICS 

The Fordham Prep Crew Team will be holding its 2020 Bow Ball (that’s “bow” like “cow,” not “bow” like “snow”) on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Juliano’s in New Rochelle from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.  This is the team’s largest fundraiser of the year, and will offer dinner, open bar, dancing, raffles, and silent and live auctions. If you would like to attend or make a donation to the team, please send an email to fpbowball@gmail.com. 

ATTENTION ALL RUGBY PLAYERS & FAMILIES:

The Annual Rugby Dinner is less than two weeks away!  It will be held on Friday, January 24th in the FP Commons.  It is sure to be a night to remember...dinner, music, FP rugby gear sales, raffles. Most of all, it is a great night to kick off the season and raise funds for the FP Rugby Club! Be sure to register at https://www.fordhamprep.org/page.cfm?p=349 

Anyone playing Rugby this spring must register and order their kit online. And all Varsity Rugby players must attend a meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:00 in room 314. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Grace Rett, a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross, who died yesterday in a serious vehicle accident. We also pray for several other Holy Cross students seriously injured in the accident. May their families and friends be consoled, and may Grace rest in peace. 

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

God of love, enlighten my mind and inspire my heart as I sit for this exam. Grant clarity of thought and a strong ability to recall what I need so that I may do well. Help me to remember that you are always with me in every success and in every trial. 

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Midterm Exams 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention seniors please check your Fordham Prep email for a scholarship opportunity, if you have any questions please see Mrs. Isabel in Guidance. 

ENGAGEMENT 

Parents, we are just 7 weeks away from Igniting Our Mission, a Celebration of Fordham Prep.  Please join us on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29th, for a Party at the Prep. Our most important (and FUN) fundraiser of the year! The night includes: Open Bars, Dining, Dancing and Bidding at this annual event for an evening of fellowship with friends, old and new.  Reserve your tickets today at IOM2020.givesmart.com 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Reserve your place now for Poker Night on January 16th.  Join the Fordham Prep Fathers Club & Alumni and Class Reps for some tournament fun. See attached link for details or use this link to register- FPFC Poker Night.  

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

ALL Fordham Prep mothers are invited whether or not you are a registered member of the Mothers' Club.  Fordham Prep Women of the World unite. All ladies welcome! Mother, daughters, Aunts, Grandmothers, Cousins, friends! A lady’s evening of conversation and sharing of our multicultural backgrounds.  Optional Potluck. Bring your ethnic dish & come sample others. Our very own Mr. Broussard is making his infamous Cajun Gumbo! Wednesday,  January 15th 6:30 – 8:30 Hall of Honor.  Hosted by Mothers’ Club.  Sign up here: Multicultural Night Sign Up 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Alice McGovern, grandmother of Mr. Christopher Hemsley of the Prep’s Mathematics Department and for the consolation of the Hemsley family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. May she rest in peace. 

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

Lord, as we sit for our exams this morning, open our hearts and minds to your grace. Help us to trust in your strength and guidance this day. And may we use the gifts that we have gained from our learning to become the men and women you desire and call us to be. 

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

Monday, January 13, 2020
Midterm Exams 

ENGAGEMENT 

Parents, we are just 7 weeks away from Igniting Our Mission, a Celebration of Fordham Prep.  Please join us on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29th, for a Party at the Prep. Our most important (and FUN) fundraiser of the year! The night includes: Open Bars, Dining, Dancing and Bidding at this annual event for an evening of fellowship with friends, old and new.  Reserve your tickets today at IOM2020.givesmart.com 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Reserve your place now for Poker Night on January 16th.  Join the Fordham Prep Fathers Club & Alumni Class Reps for some tournament fun. See attached flyer in email for details or use this link to register- FPFC Poker Night.  

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

ALL Fordham Prep mothers are invited whether or not you are a registered member of the Mothers' Club.  Fordham Prep Women of the World unite. All ladies welcome! Mother, daughters, Aunts, Grandmothers, Cousins, friends! A lady’s evening of conversation and sharing of our multicultural backgrounds.  Optional Potluck. Bring your ethnic dish & come sample others. Our very own Mr. Broussard is making his infamous Cajun Gumbo! Wednesday, January 15th 6:30 – 8:30 Hall of Honor.  Hosted by Mothers’ Club. Sign up here: Multicultural Night Sign Up 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Let us pray for all those affected by earthquakes and aftershocks in Puerto Rico. 

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

Lord, as we prepare to sit for today’s exams, grant us the gifts of your Holy Spirit that we may do well. And may we who have been given gifts of education and opportunities for growth, in turn have the grace to share what we have been given for Your greater glory. 

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

Friday, January 10, 2020
E-Day

*Due to a brief faculty meeting after school today, Activities Period will start at 2:15PM.

ACTIVITIES

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

The Business Club will meet today in room 410 during activities period.  We will organize our 2nd semester trip and be joined for a Q&A by recent Prep Alums and Boston College finance majors, Joey Reda and Anthony Figura, Class of 2017.  All are welcome. 

There will be a brief but very important meeting today, for the Rugby team, in room 314 during Activities Period.

The FP School Newspaper and SAASA (Student Athletes Against Substance Abuse) Committees will meet in room 216 today.

The Simpsons Club will not meet today. 

ATHLETICS 

Today, Jan. 10th - Basketball will face Spellman here at home:
Freshman - 4pm
JV - 5:30pm
Varsity - 7pm 

Basketball Home Game on Sunday vs Msgr. Farrell:
JV - 1pm
Varsity - 2:30pm
Freshman - 4pm 

FATHERS’ CLUB 

Reserve your place now for Poker Night on January 6th. Join the Fordham Pep Fathers Club & Alumni Class Reps for some tournament fun. Click here for more details. FPFC Poker Night 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All students and families are invited to attend the upcoming Archdiocesan Prayer Vigil for Life which will be held at St. Patrick's Cathedral, January 22. It will begin with Adoration at 6:30 which will be followed by Mass with Cardinal Dolan at 7:30. Please see Mr. Kravatz (kravatzm@fordhamprep.org) with any questions. 

MOTHERS’ CLUB 

ALL Fordham Prep mothers are invited whether or not you are a registered member of the Mothers' Club.  Fordham Prep Women of World unite. All ladies welcome! Mother, daughters, Aunts, Grandmothers, Cousins, friends! A lady’s evening of conversation and sharing of our multicultural backgrounds.  Optional Potluck. Bring your ethnic dish & come sample others. Our very own Mr. Broussard is making his infamous Cajun Gumbo! Wednesday, January 15th 6:30 – 8:30 Hall of Honor.  Hosted by Mothers’ Club. Sign up here: Multicultural Night Sign Up 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin our Examen, please pray for the repose of the souls of Arthur C. Lieke, great uncle of James DeCarlo ’20, and Victoria Cammarota, grandmother of Roman Cammarota ’20. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May they rest in peace.    

We now 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, January 9, 2020
D-Day

ACTIVITIES

There will be a brief but very important meeting tomorrow, for the Rugby team, in room 314 during Activities Period.

The FP School Newspaper and SAASA (Student Athletes Against Substance Abuse) Committees will meet in room 216 tomorrow during Activities Period.

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Applications are available for the Columbia University Science Honors Program.  9th, 10th and 11th graders with a strong interest in science and exceptional ability in science and mathematics may apply.  Please see the attached flyer in email, for further details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

At the beginning of a new day Lord, you assure us to not be afraid for you are with us. You remind us that you have called us by name and that we belong to you.  You tell us that we are precious in your sight. Thank you for the gift of your presence and may we share your gifts, confident in your love. 

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
C-Day

ACTIVITIES

There will be a mandatory meeting In the band room this Friday (1/10) at 2:30 for any student who is interested in competing with the Ultimate Frisbee Club in the Spring.

ATHLETICS

Last night the Aqua-Rams welcomed local rival Xavier to the Bronx for a classic late season match up. Picking up where the team left off from Saturdays meet, another 12 state qualifying performances helped catapult the team to a 105.5-80.5 victory. One of the many highlights of the meet was a pivotal 1,2,3 finish along with state qualifying performances in the 200 IM by Liam Flaherty, Jack Kelly and Jason Amato to give the team an early lead that they never relinquished. Not to be out done,  the divers completed another 1,2,3 sweep of their own with Jase Malloy, Marco Petit and CJ Plantemoli! Other key performances were put in by Emmet Santry, Ryan Burke, Evan Fine, Phil Tozzi, Kyle Malloy, Henry Amar, Giacomo Lugato, Nick Speres and Chris Clow. Seniors, Claudio Galea and Ajani Isles made their first individual state cuts of the season in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. The team will conclude the dual meet part of the season with a home meet vs St Anthony's in battle of the only 2 undefeated teams left in the league on Tuesday January 21st at the Lombardi Center pool. 

OTHER NEWS 

Auditions for The Wiz at Mount St. Ursula continues today, Wednesday January 8th 3pm-5:30pm. Call backs will be Thursday  January 9th-3pm-5:30pm. See attached flyer in email for details. 

TODAY’S PRAYER

 Let us pray for peace in our world and for all affected by fires in Australia. 

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

God of light and of love, may we be inspired this day to open our minds and hearts to the many ways in which you are present in our lives. May the incarnation of your Son move us to love and to bring your Word into the world. 

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
B-Day

ACTIVITIES

All members of yearbook must report to the yearbook office at the start of consultation for a brief meeting.

There will be a mandatory meeting In the band room this Friday (1/10) at 2:30 for any student who is interested in competing with the Ultimate Frisbee Club in the Spring.

ATHLETICS

Attention all rugby players who did not participate in the Rugby Camp.  Please take a moment and stop by room 314 to pick up Rugby Dinner raffle tickets from Dr. Gelpi.

Over the past weekend the swimming and diving team traveled for a rare morning meet during the Christmas break to face Chaminade in Mineola Long Island. Despite a slow start, the team rallied behind a 1,2,3 diving sweep from Jase Malloy, Marco Petit and CJ Plantemoli. Key winning races were put in by Jason Amato in the 200 IM, freshman Liam Flaherty in the 100 Back and Jack Kelly in the 100 Breaststroke. When the bubbles settled the team had 12 state qualifying performances and a 105-81 victory running to season record to 7-0. Other strong performances were put in by Emmet Santry, Henry Amar, Chris Torres, Ajani Isles, Robert Bischof and Nicolas Speres. The Aquarams take on rival Xavier tonight at home!

OTHER NEWS 

Auditions for The Wiz at Mount St. Ursula, Tomorrow-Tuesday, January 7th 3pm-5:30pm and Wednesday January 8th 3pm-5:30pm. Call backs will be Thursday  January 9th-3pm-5:30pm. See attached flyer in email. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Let us pray for peace in our world and for all affected by fires in Australia. 

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

God of light and of love, may we be inspired this day to open our minds and hearts to the many ways in which you are present in our lives. May the incarnation of your Son move us to love and to bring your Word into the world. 

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

Monday, January 6, 2020
A-Day

ACTIVITIES

There will be a mandatory meeting In the band room this Friday (1/10) at 2:30 for any student who is interested in competing with the Ultimate Frisbee Club in the Spring.

ATHLETICS

On Friday, the Indoor Track and Field team repeated as Bronx County Champions.  Sophomores Myles Hogan and Quinn Kennedy stepped up to take impressive victories in the 1600 meter run and High Jump respectively.  The Freshman also easily won, thanks to 1000 meter and 1600 meter winners Lucas Chrostowski and John Gallagher and Shot Put champion Joshua Ruiz.  Congrats on a great meet.

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Yesterday, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, therefore let us be mindful of the ways in which God becomes present in our lives. Let us also pray for the repose of the souls of Mr. Guobing Chen, father of Thomas Chen ’20, for Mrs. Janine Zanolla, mother of Robert Zanolla ’20 and for Maureen D. Loughney, grandmother of Jack Loughney, ’22 and for the consolation of the Chen, Zanolla and Loughney families. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and may they rest in peace. 

And so we pray… 

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

God of love, draw us close to you and fill us with your Spirit so that we may reflect your light, especially wherever it is needed most. May your light which became flesh in your Son and which we remember during this holy season fill us with courage to speak your Word and to draw others to you, especially those most in need. 

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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Happy Holidays!

ATHLETICS

Attention: All students attending the varsity hockey game this Saturday at Rye Playland.  Please be aware that rink management will require you to show your school ID to enter. Also no backpacks or bags will be permitted into the building.

Attention all Rugby players: Extended uniform ordering until today. All interested players must register and order uniforms on the website this week to secure uniform for the start of the season.

OTHER NEWS

Any student interested in seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Saks windows, St. Patrick's creche, and having a great burger this Saturday morning can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning’s reflection is an excerpt from a piece Mr. Robert Baisley, former Dean of Students and member of the English Department, used to read every year right before the Christmas vacation. 

One Christmas was so much like another in those years I can never remember clearly whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six. Even now all the Christmases roll down my memory like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the starred winter night sky. And as I plunge my hands into the snow memories of those Christmases and bring out warm carol-singing images. One memory, though, more than all others remains. I remember it so clearly . . . that he was better than his word. He did it all and infinitely more. And to Tiny Tim, who did not die, Scrooge became a second father. Some people laughed to see the change in him, but he let them laugh, and paid better little attention to them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this earth, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter. Knowing that such as these would be blind any way, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed, and that was quite enough for him. It was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man possessed that knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us. So may Christmas and the New Year be a happy one for us, and to many more whose happiness and welfare depends on us. So may each year be happier than the last, and not the poorest of our brothers be denied their rightful share in what God created them to enjoy. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us everyone! And God has, and God does, and God will. May you have a caring, sharing Christmas filled with peace and love. And may a Christmas carol sing forever in your soul. 

 Please stand  

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

Let the just rejoice, for their Justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice, for their Savior is born.
Let captives rejoice, for their Redeemer is born.
Let servants rejoice, for their Master is born.
Let free people rejoice, for their Liberator is born.
Let all Christians rejoice, for Jesus Christ is born. 

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

Thursday, December 19, 2019
F-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Key Club is running its 3rd annual Drive for the Troops. Toiletries, snacks, candy, and pens are just some of the items were are looking to send overseas to our troops.  Bring in any of the items on the flyer to the commons before school in the morning any day this week.

ATHLETICS

This evening the Track and Field team takes on Xavier and Regis at the 63rd annual Jesuit Championship at 4:30 at the Lombardi Center.   All are invited to come out and support the team.

Fordham Prep Basketball Record Update: Freshmen is 4-2, JV is 5-1 and Varsity is 3-2. This Saturday ALL three levels will play down by Xavier for a solid triple header! Times:12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm. 

Attention all Rugby players: Extended uniform ordering until tomorrow. All interested players must register and order uniforms on the website this week to secure uniform for the start of the season.

The Wrestling Team is looking for more students to join the team - If interested please come to practice any day this week in the Intramural Gym 3-5pm!

OTHER NEWS

Mr. Lauber's 2nd period Greek 1 Honors students: please pick up a new map packet in room 252 today.

Any student interested in seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Saks windows, St. Patrick's creche, and having a great burger this Saturday morning can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

“O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!” 
Lord, open our hearts to You and Your love as Christmas draws near. And may we spread your love, especially to those in need. 

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
E-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Monty Python Club will be hosting its quasi-annual screening of “The Life of Brian” this afternoon in room 252. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served if you bring refreshments.

The Just Serve Club will meet today in the Ministry Center. If any student would like to join the club in delivering food to Concourse House, please meet at the Ministry Center at 2PM.

The Frisbee Club will be meeting in the library conference room during activities period.

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

Bluegrass will practice today at 2:30PM in room 313. 

Operation Smile will meet after pm announcements today.

The Key Club is running its 3rd annual Drive for the Troops. Toiletries, snacks, candy, and pens are just some of the items were are looking to send overseas to our troops.  Bring in any of the items on the flyer to the commons before school in the morning any day this week.

ATHLETICS

Varsity Basketball game today at 4:30PM and JV Basketball game at 6:00PM at Fordham Prep.. Come out and support the teams!!

Fordham’s JV Bowling team finished the regular season in 2nd Place and advanced on to Round#1 of the Playoffs eliminating  3rd Place Mary Louis Academy. In Round#2 of the Playoffs the JV Rams faced the DOUBLE A 1st seed LaSalle Academy who defeated the Rams last night & ended their great season. The CHSAA recognized JT Rausch for 1st High Game: 177 & Declan Hunter for 1st High Series: 456. Right on the heels of these 2 bowlers & keeping it exciting was Jaylon McDuffie & James Kirby.

Last night swimming and diving team hosted Saint Francis prep at Lombardi Center for their last home meet of 2019.The team was led by state qualifying performances by Tim Norris in the 200 free and Jason Amato in the 500 Freestyle. Other individual wins were put in by Brendan O'Brien 200 IM, Jase Malloy 1 meter diving, Jack Kelly 100 Fly, Evan Barr 100 Backstroke and Nicholas Speres 100 Breaststroke. Other strong performances were put in by Chrsitian Miraglia, Erick Sanchez, Robert Bischof, Ben Korzenik, Billy Finnerty, Claudio Galea, Chris Clow and Renzo Tsukikawa. All leading up to 97-72 victory to run the team's record to 5-0.

Rugby has extended uniform ordering until the end of the week. All interested players must register & order uniforms on the website to secure a uniform for the start of spring.

Rugby United New York (professional team) players are visiting the prep. All interested rugby players should meet in the auditorium at 2PM.

The Wrestling Team is looking for more students to join the team - If interested please come to practice any day this week in the Intramural Gym 3-5PM!

OTHER NEWS

Mt. St. Ursula is holding auditions for THE WIZ on Tuesday, Jan. 7 or Wednesday, Jan. 8th from 3-5:30PM. See attached flyer in email for details.

Any student interested in attending this Saturday's (12/21) tour of the Christmas sites near Rockefeller Center in Manhattan beginning at 10AM in Grand Central Terminal can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

O Leader of the House of Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
come to rescue us with your mighty power!
Lord, we thank you for the graces of this Advent Season. Continue to help us draw 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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
D-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will have a quick practice from 3-3:10 in room 313 today. 

All yearbook members must report to the Yearbook office for a brief meeting at 2:40.

The Key Club is running its 3rd annual Drive for the Troops. Toiletries, snacks, candy, and pens are just some of the items were are looking to send overseas to our troops.  Bring in any of the items on the flyer to the commons before school in the morning any day this week. 

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION: All Rugby players and any students interested in Rugby. On Wednesday, 12/18, members of the professional rugby team RUNY will be visiting Fordham Prep.  Stop by the Leonard Theater at 2 PM for a Q/A followed by an autograph session at 2:30 PM.

The Varsity Squash team defeated Browning yesterday 4-3. Blake Davis, Charlie O’Connor, George Anderson and Chris Santomero all won their matches.

The Wrestling Team is looking for more students to join the team - If interested please come to practice any day this week in the Intramural Gym 3-5pm!

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius we be held at 8:45 am.  Coffee will be available at 8:30am in the Ministry center followed by prayer in the Prep chapel. Parents are invited to join us during this ADVENT season to pray together in the ignatian spiritual tradition. Parking is available in the Prep lot.
Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer  

OTHER NEWS

Any student interested in attending this Saturday's (12/21) tour of the Christmas sites near Rockefeller Center in Manhattan beginning at 10am in Grand Central Terminal can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door.

The Prep Shoppe is having a Christmas sale! Stop by the Shoppe for your last minute Christmas shopping! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we join the Church in praying with the “O” Antiphons, sung in preparation for Christmas since the 8th century between December 17 and 23. 

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

O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!  

May our hearts be opened to your love and light during this holy season of Advent. 

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

Monday, December 16, 2019
C-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Key Club is running its 3rd annual Drive for the Troops beginning on today.  Toiletries, snacks, candy, and pens are just some of the items were are looking to send overseas to our troops.  Bring in any of the items on the flyer to the commons before school in the morning any day this week.

ATHLETICS

Mr. McLaughlin’s C-3 Health/PE class will meet in Room 242 today!

The Wrestling Team is looking for more students to join the team - If interested please come to practice any day this week in the Intramural Gym 3-5pm!

Attention all 2020 rugby players. Please order your new uniform today to ensure delivery at the beginning of the season. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the third week of Advent and is called "Gaudete Sunday." Gaudete means "rejoice" in Latin.   The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, when he says "The Lord is near, rejoice." This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose colored and will now be lit in our lobby. 

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

Lord Jesus, prepare our hearts during this season of Advent.
Remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling
the joy and hope which Your presence bestows with your coming at Christmas and move our hearts to share your light with all in need. 

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

Friday, December 13, 2019
B-Day

ACTIVITIES

Recently, Albania was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, affecting over 2,000 people, leaving many of them displaced from their homes. Today, the Albanian Club is hosting a dress down day to support those affected in Albania. We encourage those that participate in the dress down to wear the colors red and black to show their support. Those participating must give $5 to their mentors.

The Key Club is running its 3rd annual Drive for the Troops beginning on Monday.  Toiletries, snacks, candy, and pens are just some of the items were are looking to send overseas to our troops.  Bring in any of the items on the flyer to the commons before school in the morning any day next week. See flyer in email.

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION ALL 2020 RUGBY PLAYERS. Please note that Monday, December 16 is the last day to order your uniform package to have it available for the start of the season. This is a NEW UNIFORM, replacing the previous one. Get your orders in ASAP! Any questions, please speak directly with Coach Harry Bennett.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Reminder, deposits, contracts, and all forms due for Global ED trips today, Friday, December 13. Please bring them to Ms. Di Vita in room 317. 

OTHER NEWS 

The trip to NYC Christmas attractions is postponed until next weekend. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Tonight is the night for Student Government's Freshmen Dance from 7:30-11PM!  Prep ID and a ticket must be presented to enter the dance. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend. Doors close at 8:15. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Diane Higgins, grandmother of Aidan Higgins ‘20 and the consolation of the Higgins family. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. May she rest in peace. 

Good morning. Please remain seated for this morning’s prayer. This morning we are once again invited to pause during this season of Advent 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, December 12, 2019
A-Day

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will meet today at 3:05 in room 313.

The Italian Club will be having a Christmas Party today after school in Rooms 233 & 234.  We will be joined by the Ursuline Italian Club. Members are asked to arrive at 3pm to help set up and decorate the classrooms.

Recently, Albania was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, affecting over 2,000 people, leaving many of them displaced from their homes. Tomorrow, the Albanian Club will be hosting a dress down day to support those affected in Albania. We encourage those that participate in the dress down to wear the colors red and black to show their support. Those participating will give $5 to their mentors tomorrow morning. 

ATHLETICS

ATTENTION ALL 2020 RUGBY PLAYERS. Please note that Monday, December 16 is the last day to order your uniform package to have it available for the start of the season. This is a NEW UNIFORM, replacing the previous one. Get your orders in ASAP! Any questions, please speak directly with Coach Harry Bennett.

Home Basketball game vs Nazareth Regional HS  Varsity at 4:30PM and JV at 6PM. Come out and cheer on the team.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Reminder, deposits, contracts, and all forms due for global at trips on Friday, December 13. Please bring them to Ms. Di Vita in room 317 

OTHER NEWS 

Any students interested in meeting up in Manhattan this Saturday morning, December 14, to see the Rockefeller Center tree, Saks windows, and St. Patrick's Cathedral followed by a great burger can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, December 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend. Prep ID must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Today we join the Church in celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a Marian apparition and a venerated image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, and the world's third most-visited sacred site. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of the Americas and her feast day remains one of the most significant holidays in Mexico today. 

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

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,
that in your apparitions on Mount Tepeyac
you promised to show pity and compassion to all who,
loving and trusting you,
seek your help and protection. 

Accordingly, listen now to our prayers
and grant us consolation and relief.
We are full of hope that,
relying on your help,
nothing can trouble or affect us.
As you have remained with us through your admirable image,
so now obtain for us the graces we need. 

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS

Mr. Newell’s 1st period Health/PE class will meet in room 241 today.
Mr. McLaughlin’s 3rd period Health/PE class will meet in room 241 today.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

Recently, Albania was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, affecting over 2,000 people, leaving many of them displaced from their homes. This Friday the 13th, the Albanian Club will be hosting a dress down day to support those affected in Albania. We encourage those that participate in the dress down to wear the colors red and black to show their support. Those participating will give $5 to their mentors Friday morning.

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Reminder, deposits, contracts, and all forms due for Global Ed  trips on Friday, December 13. Please bring them to Ms. Di Vita in room 317

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

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

All students are asked to check their email today for an important request from the Fordham Prep Mothers' Club for assistance with setting up after school today in the Commons for their annual Christmas party. Service hours and pizza will both be available. 

OTHER NEWS 

Any students interested in meeting up in Manhattan this Saturday morning, December 14, to see the Rockefeller Center tree, Saks windows, and St. Patrick's Cathedral followed by a great burger can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

If you would like to participate in this years New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 34th annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest, please read the attached flyer in your email. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, December 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend. Prep ID must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we pray for those who lost their lives in the shooting in Jersey City, for the consolation of their families, for an end to violence and for peace in our communities, our nation and our world. 

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

Lord Jesus, as we strive to become the people you have created us to be during this holy season of Advent, fill us with a deep and abiding peace. Help us share that peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it most. And may peace reign in our hearts and throughout our world. 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, December 10, 2019
E-Day

ACTIVITIES

Join the Business Club today during activities period in Room 410 as we welcome Ms. Julia Dailey,  Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) in the hedge fund industry. Ms. Dailey is the COO of Holocene. She was previously COO at Broadfin Capital, Barlow Partners and Andor Capital Management. Ms. Dailey is also a proud graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.  All are welcome.

The Italian Club will be meeting in Room 243 today.  We will be discussing Thursday’s Christmas party with Ursuline’s Italian Club. 

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

The Student Life Committee will be meeting at 2:30pm in the Library Guidance Room.

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

The Frisbee Club will meet in the Library Conference Room during activities period. 

Operation Smile will not meet today.

Due to an event in the Hall of Honor, there will be no ping pong club today during any period nor after school during Activities period!!

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to junior Colin Marment who was named to the NY State All-Star team as well as the Eastern Region All-Star Team by United Soccer Coaches.

On Saturday, the Freshman Track and Field team had a great start to the season at Staten Island relays.  Will Lulka, Owen Gazso, Robert Disney and Ergi Agaj placed 4th in 800 meter relay and the Sprint Medley relay of Lulka, Disney, Keegan Doody and Agaj placed fifth in the sprint medley relay.  Congrats to all.  

There will be a mandatory meeting for all freshmen and sophomores interested in playing lacrosse this spring. The meeting will take place today at 2:30 pm (after Activities) in room 354.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius we be help at 8:45 am.  Coffee will be available at 830an in the Ministry center followed by prayer in the Prep chapel. Parents are invited to join us during this ADVENT season to pray together in the ignatian spiritual tradition. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer  

OTHER NEWS 

Any students interested in meeting up in Manhattan this Saturday morning, December 14, to see the Rockefeller Center tree, Saks windows, and St. Patrick's Cathedral followed by a great burger can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons one last time, todayTuesday, December 10th from 10 am to 1:30 pm to take ring orders.  A deposit of $100.00, payable to Herff Jones, is required to place your order. If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Jose Marine at (516) 992-0541 or at hjmarine@aol.com. See the attached flyer for more details. Fordham Class of 2021 Ring Order.pdf  

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, December 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend. Prep ID must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

Loving God, be with us this Advent as we prepare for the coming of your Son. May we live our lives in you, grateful for the blessings and hopeful during the challenges, mindful that you are always calling us to greater life and love. Give us the grace to respond well to your invitations this day. 

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

Monday, December 9, 2019
D-Day

ACTIVITIES

Join the Business Club tomorrow during activities period in Room 410 as we welcome Ms. Julia Dailey,  Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) in the hedge fund industry. Ms. Dailey is the COO of Holocene. She was previously COO at Broadfin Capital, Barlow Partners and Andor Capital Management. Ms. Dailey is also a proud graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.  All are welcome.

ATHLETICS

The Ram Wrestlers had a great first tournament at Cardoza High School with Aidan McAllister taking 3rd place, Wyatt Shablak 4th, Sal Spillane  4th, Joe Palidino 5th, Terrance Driscoll 4th, and Dennis Driscoll was the champion at 182 pounds. 

The Varsity Hockey team tied Msgr. Farrell 3-3 last night in league play.  Will Rice led the charge with 2 goals and 1 assist. Aidan Tuch and Rob Zanolla each had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Connor Dufresne and Timmy Virtudes rounded out the scoring with 1 assist each.

Over the weekend the Swimming and Diving team traveled to St. Francis College in Brooklyn to race Archbishop Molloy. The team was led with winning performances by Evan Barr 200 freestyle, Liam Flaherty 200 Im, Chris Torres 50 free, Jase Malloy Diving, Brendan O'Brien 100 Fly and Ajani Isles 100 Backstroke. All contributing to a 94-62 victory to run the team record to 4-0.  The team will race its final dual meet before the new year next Tuesday December 17th, 6pm start at Home vs. St Francis Prep.

ATTENTION ALL CURRENT AND INCOMING RUGBY PLAYERS AND FAMILIES:
Save the Date for the Fordham Prep Rugby Club Founders Day Celebration/Fordham Prep Rugby Club 2020 Dinner.
Please plan to join us as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of FPRC, kick off our 2020 Rugby season with our current and incoming players and honor our amazing alumni! FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH @ 7PM AT FORDHAM PREP.  Details to follow soon! Hope to see you there!

There will be a mandatory meeting for all freshmen and sophomores interested in playing Lacrosse this spring. The meeting will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:30 pm in room 354.

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Registration for the PREPare SAT prep class for the March SAT is now open.  For additional information and registration go to www.fordhamprep.org/prepare 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Sophomores attending this week’s Sophomore Discovery retreat are reminded that there will be a brief but important meeting today at 2:45 in the Theater. 

The following mentor groups will have their mentor group mass this week at 7:55 in the prep chapel : 
Dr. Morris’s group Tuesday
Mrs. Muller’s group Wednesday 
Mrs. Murray’s group Thursday 
Mrs. Staring’s group Friday 

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius we be help at 8:45 am.  Coffee will be available at 830am in the Ministry center followed by prayer in the Prep chapel. Parents are invited to join us during this ADVENT season to pray together in the ignatian spiritual tradition. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer  

OTHER NEWS 

Any students interested in meeting up in Manhattan this Saturday morning, December 14, to see the Rockefeller Center tree, Saks windows, and St. Patrick's Cathedral followed by a great burger can sign up on Mr. Homer's office door in the ministry center. 

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons one last time, tomorrow,  Tuesday, December 10th from 10 am to 1:30 pm to take ring orders.  A deposit of $100.00, payable to Herff Jones, is required to place your order. If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Jose Marine at (516) 992-0541 or at hjmarine@aol.com. See the attached flyer for more details. Fordham Class of 2021 Ring Order.pdf  

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance this Friday, December 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 from Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Hemsley, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Walsh at the reception desk and Mrs. Ortiz in the Attendance Office. No tickets will be sold to boys at the door.  Only Prep boys may attend. Prep ID must be presented to enter the dance. Doors close at 8:15. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Today we join the Church in remembering the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.. And so let us pray… 

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

God of love, may Mary’s example of a life of faith and courage inspire us this day. May we find in our actions the love she showed, in our hearts her readiness of faith and prepare once again a world for your Son.

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

OTHER NEWS

Attention Juniors: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the Commons one last time on Tuesday, December 10th from 10 am to 1:30 pm to take ring orders.  A deposit of $100.00, payable to Herff Jones, is required to place your order. If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Jose Marine at (516) 992-0541 or at hjmarine@aol.com. See the attached flyer for more details. Fordham Class of 2021 Ring Order.pdf 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance next Friday – December 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 each and will be available next week.  No tickets will be sold to boys at the door. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we join the Church in remembering St. Nicholas. May his love for others inspire us to love all we encounter this day.

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

Loving God, we ask for the gifts and grace of your Spirit as we prepare to take our exam this morning. Enlighten our minds, calm our nerves and open our hearts. And may all that we do today, be done for your greater glory. 

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

Thursday, December 5, 2019
C-Day

ACADEMICS

Seniors, you may pick up college course selection application and list of courses offered at Fordham University for spring 2020 from Mr. Broussard's office.  The application deadline to submit completed applications tomorrow, Friday, December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

The Bluegrass Club will meet today at 3pm in room 313. New members--especially fiddle players--are more than welcome! 

ATHLETICS 

The JV Ice Hockey team remained unbeaten in league play with a 4-4 tie last night with Msgr. Farrell.  The Rams were led by Matthew McCormack with 2 goals. Scoring was rounded out by Andrew Panchame and Jean-Luc Casimir.  Liam Curry had 2 assists on the night, and Liam Stewart had 1 assist. 

The Varsity ice hockey team plays a league game tonight against Chaminade at 7:30 pm at Playland in Rye.  Come out and support your Ram skaters. 

Attention: All varsity football equipment will be collected today, Thursday, 10/5 after school.  Please bring your uniforms and gear to the equipment room. All lockers in the main locker room MUST be cleared out by Thursday. 

DRAMATIC SOCIETY 

The Dramatic Society is excited to announce auditions for Romeo & Juliet.  Come be a part of this modern, edgy interpretation of this classic story. No acting experience necessary — all invited.  Students with stage combat experience are also encouraged to audition, but all students involved in those scenes will work with the fight choreographer. Auditions take place this Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 5th from 3:00-5:30 in the theatre.  You only come one day and it will not last the whole time. Callbacks will also take place on Thursday. Check out the exciting audition trailer on Schoology or through an email from Dr. Petriello. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith with any questions. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Students are reminded to check their emails about an invitation to serve at the Cardinal McCloskey Center in Valhalla helping to organize their annual toy drive. Families are invited to participate, too. 

All seniors serving at Concourse House are asked to see Mr. Homer about this Monday Nights Fathers' Club Christmas party there.    

OTHER NEWS 

Any student who is interested in performing in this year's Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma in the Band room this week. 

The annual ping pong tournament is back! Representatives from the Ping Ping club will be in the commons all week. Entry fee is $2 with proceeds benefiting our Appalachia Habitat. Sign up today! See Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center with questions.  

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we are once again invited during this season of Advent 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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
B-Day

The Library will close today by 1:00PM

ACADEMICS

Seniors, you may pick up college course selection application and list of courses offered at Fordham University for spring 2020 from Mr. Broussard's office.  The application deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

ATHLETICS 

Last night the Swimming and Diving team hosted Iona Prep at the Lombardi Aquatic Center. Freshman Liam Flaherty highlighted the night with dual wins and a state qualifying performance in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke. Other wins were put in by Fresham Kyle Malloy in the 200 freestyle, Jack Kelly 50 Freestyle, Jase Malloy 1 meter diving, Tim Norris 100 Freestyle, Chris Torres 500 Freestyle and Emmet Santry 100 Backstroke. The team won 11 of the 12 events including all the relays along with a series of 1-2 and 1-2-3 sweeps for a 102-74 victory. Other outstanding performances were put in by Mike Barry, Erick Sanchez, Alade Haskins, Robert Bischof, Jason Amato, Dan Kimbel, Christian Miraglia and Tommy O'Sullivan. The team travels Saturday to St. Francis college Brooklyn to take on Archbishop Molloy at 11:30am. 

Attention: All varsity football equipment will be collected on Thursday, 10/5 after school.  Please bring your uniforms and gear to the equipment room. All lockers in the main locker room MUST be cleared out by Thursday. 

DRAMATIC SOCIETY 

The Dramatic Society is excited to announce auditions for Romeo & Juliet.  Come be a part of this modern, edgy interpretation of this classic story. No acting experience necessary — all invited.  Students with stage combat experience are also encouraged to audition, but all students involved in those scenes will work with the fight choreographer. Auditions take place this Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 5th from 3:00-5:30 in the theatre.  You only come one day and it will not last the whole time. Callbacks will also take place on Thursday. Check out the exciting audition trailer on Schoology or through an email from Dr. Petriello. See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith with any questions. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

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

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)              

OTHER NEWS 

Attention all students invited to or interested in attending the Diversity Summit.  There will be an organizational meeting today, Wednesday, December 4th in room 311 at 3pm.  The meeting will last 5-10 minutes. 

Any student who is interested in performing in this year's Christmas Assembly should see Mr. LaGamma in the Band room this week. 

The annual ping pong tournament is back! Representatives from the Ping Ping club will be in the commons all week. Entry fee is $2 with proceeds benefiting our Appalachia Habitat. Sign up by Thursday! See Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center with questions. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Today let us pray for all attending Emmaus 297. And let us continue our prayer during this season of Advent… 

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

God of Love,
Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.
He is a sign of your love.
Help us to walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,
As we wait and prepare for his coming and especially as we respond to your invitation to return to You.  

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
A-Day

ACADEMICS

The Academic Support Center will be open for the last time this semester today from 3:00-5:00pm in room 217.

Seniors, you may pick up college course selection application and list of courses offered at Fordham University for spring 2020 from Mr. Broussard's office.  The application deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

ATHLETICS 

Attention: All varsity football equipment will be collected on Thursday, 10/5 after school.  Please bring your uniforms and gear to the equipment room. All lockers in the main locker room MUST be cleared out by Thursday. 

Attention Freshmen:  It's still not too late to join the track and field team but after this week it will be.  Hurdles, sprinting, shot put, high jump, weight training- there is something for everyone.  See Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center or on the track at 3pm.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Please note First in the Ramily: First Generation College Evening originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 has been moved to Monday, February 10.  Stay tuned for more details. 

DRAMATIC SOCIETY 

The Dramatic Society is excited to announce auditions for Romeo & Juliet.  Come be a part of this modern, dark, and edgy interpretation of this classic story. No acting experience necessary.  Students with stage combat experience are encouraged to audition, but all students involved in those scenes will work with the fight choreographer, so all levels are considered.  Auditions take place this Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 5th from 3:00-5:30 in the Theatre. You only come one day and it will not last the whole time. Callbacks will also take place on Thursday.  See Mr. O'Sullivan or Dr. Smith with any questions. 

ENGAGEMENT

Students are reminded that today is GIVING TUESDAY and the Ram will be accepting donations in The Commons during lunch.  All student donors will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of AirPods and don't miss the chance to get a photo with our new mascot!  Don't have time at lunch? Make your donation online anytime today to be included in the raffle at: fordhamprep.org/givingtuesday19.   And don't forget to track our progress, student videos and fun, time sensitive challenges throughout the day on the Prep's social media.

MINISTRY AND SERVICE

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

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius has a new time- coffee and pastries will be available at 930am in the Ministry center followed by prayer at 9:45am in the Prep chapel. Parents are invited to join us during this ADVENT season to pray together in the ignatian spiritual tradition. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer   

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)              

OTHER NEWS 

The annual ping pong tournament is back! Representatives from the Ping Ping club will be in the commons all week. Entry fee is $2 with proceeds benefiting our Appalachia Habitat. Sign up by Thursday! See Dr. Smith in the Ministry Center with questions. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance Friday, December  13th from 7:30 to 11:00. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning let us pray for Emmaus 297 and we join the Church and the Society of Jesus in celebrating the feast of St. Francis Xavier, a companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris in 1534.[1] He led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese Empire of the time and was influential in evangelization work most notably in India. St. Francis Xavier is considered to be one of the greatest missionaries since St. Paul and in 1927, he was named along with St. Thérèse of Lisieux as co-patron of all foreign missions. And so we pray the following prayer written in honor of St. Francis Xavier.  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Lord, help me become a hero—
            One who executes both spiritual and physical feats;
            One who gives himself up to be a part of something greater;
            One who departs on a journey and returns changed.
Help me to emphasize the magis—

            One who does his best in every area;
            One who strives to be great in all aspects of his life.
Help me become a person with and for others—
            One who respects himself as well as others;
            One who performs deeds not for himself, but for others.
Help me become a leader—
            One who persuades others to do the right thing;
            One who guides others through action, not talk. 

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

Monday, December 2, 2019
F-Day

ACADEMICS

Seniors, you may pick up college course selection application and list of courses offered at Fordham University for spring 2020 from Mr. Broussard's office.  The application deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

ATHLETICS 

Today’s JV Wrestling match at Iona Prep has been postponed.  

Attention: All Varsity Football equipment will be collected on Thursday, 10/5 after school.  Please bring your uniforms and gear to the equipment room. All lockers in the main locker room MUST be cleared out by Thursday. 

Attention Freshmen:  It's still not too late to join the track and field team but after this week it will be.  Hurdles, sprinting, shot put, high jump, weight training- there is something for everyone.  See Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center or on the track at 3pm. 

The Varsity Hockey team kicked off its league play this past weekend with a 6-4 win over Iona Prep.  Several players contributed to the scoring, led by Will Rice (with 2 goals and 3 assists), Rob Zanolla (with 4 assists), Connor Dufresne (with 1 goal and 2 assists), Andrew Powers (with  2 goals) and Aidan Tuch (with 1 goal and 1 assist). Matteo Vitale backstopped the victory. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Please note First in the Ramily: First Generation College Evening originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 has been moved to Monday, February 10.  Stay tuned for more details. 

ENGAGEMENT 

We're one day away from GIVING TUESDAY!   Please consider making a gift in support of the Prep. Your generosity will go further on  GIVING TUESDAY by helping us unlock challenge match funds. Learn more 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius has a new time- coffee and pastries will be available at 930am in the Ministry center followed by prayer at 9:45am in the Prep chapel. Parents are invited to join us during this ADVENT season to pray together in the ignatian spiritual tradition. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer   

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)              

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance Friday, December 13th from 7:30 to 11:00. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin a new week, let us enter the season of Advent as a school community through our prayer and the lighting of our Advent wreath in the school lobby.    

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

Loving God, send us your grace this Advent Season so that we can prepare for your coming. Touch our hearts with longing so that we can better love and serve you and each other. Fill us with the hope that we can be transformed by your Spirit and so help transform the world. Give us the peace of knowing that you came to share our human life and redeem us for the sake of love.

We ask these things in the name of Jesus whose kingdom we seek.

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 26, 2019
E-Day

The library will close today at 3:00 p.m.

ACADEMICS

Seniors, you may pick up college course selection application and list of courses offered at Fordham University for spring 2020 from Mr. Broussard's office.  The application deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

ATHLETICS 

Turkey Bowl tickets, hats & wool caps will be sold in the Commons on Monday 11/25 & Tuesday 11/26 for $5.00 each.  Get your ticket to come out and support the varsity football team and a hat and/or wool cap for the game! GO RAMS!! BEAT XAVIER!!  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)             

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 

Student Government is sponsoring its Freshmen Dance Friday, December  13th from 7:30 to 11:00. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Good morning. This morning we join the Church and the Society of Jesus in remembering Jesuit Saint John Berchmans, SJ. 

On this last day of classes before Thanksgiving, this morning’s Examen focuses on gratitude. As we prepare ourselves to pray the Examen, we ask that you remain seated, that you close your tablets, put away your phones, free yourself from distractions and become aware of God’s presence within and around you. 

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

I ask God to show me the many blessings in my life. 
I ask myself, “What am I most grateful for? What gives me joy, peace, and life?” 
I express my gratitude to God for this gift, speaking from the heart, as one friend speaks to another. 
I recall the moments when I have been blessed by the goodness of another, or the moments when I have shared my goodness.
I ask myself, “When have I failed to share my goodness or to appreciate the goodness of others?”
I ask for God’s help to better appreciate, give thanks and share the gifts I have been given and I look forward in thanksgiving for the many ways in which God blesses me. 

And so we pray, 

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

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

Monday, November 25, 2019
D-Day

This is it Fordham Prep! The final day of the Great Ignatian Challenge Food Drive is here. It is still not too late to donate! Before drop off began this morning, we were 6000 items short of our goal. Food will be accepted all day in the Hall of Honor. We can still do this Fordham Prep!

ATHLETICS 

The JV hockey team kicked off league play last night with a 2-1 win over Xavier.  AJ Walsh scored the Rams first goal, assisted by Alex Forcier and Braeden Keane. Andrew Panchame got the game winner on a beautiful goal assisted by Will Sulam. 

On Saturday at the NY State Federation Cross Country Championship, the Prep secured their highest finish in school history, finishing 5th out of the state’s 27 elite teams.  Senior Niall Ryan took 7th Place, earning 1st team All-State. Sophomore Myles Hogan finished 24th and Junior Eamonn Sullivan 44th out of 250 qualifiers. Seniors Justin Jordaens and Fabiano Zanetti and Sophs Lucas Moran and Dean Mayo also made up this historic team that was the top catholic and top NYC squad in the state.  Congrats on a great performance. 

Turkey Bowl tickets, hats & wool caps will be sold in the Commons on Monday 11/25 & Tuesday 11/26 for $5.00 each.  Get your ticket to come out and support the varsity football team and a hat and/or wool cap for the game! GO RAMS!! BEAT XAVIER!! 

Attention freshman: it’s still not too late to join the indoor track and field team. Interested athletes should see Mr. Carney in the ministry center or on the track at 3 PM. 

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Colleges Visiting Tomorrow:
8:42-Tuesday, November 26 Savannah College of Art and Design
12:40-Tuesday, November 26 SUNY Potsdam 

Attention Members of the National Honor Society.  The Fordham University Admission Office is holding a luncheon in your honor today, Monday, November 25 at 12:30 pm.  Please meet in the lobby after 5th period and the group will walk to the luncheon together. All NHS members are required to attend. 

ENGAGEMENT

We're just over a week away from GIVING TUESDAY on Dec. 3.  It's a day when charities, businesses and schools nationwide come together for one common purpose, to celebrate generosity.  Throughout the day, we will be posting fun messages and time sensitive challenges on the Prep's social media to encourage involvement, raise funds for current student use and celebrate the Ram life.   learn more --   request a GIVING TUESDAY donor reminder for Dec. 3,   or make your gift now and have it count toward GIVING TUESDAY match challenges.  

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

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

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)          

TODAY’S PRAYER 

This morning we continue to pray for the hungry and those in need. We also pray for the repose of the soul of Nunzia Buzzerio, grandmother of Sal ‘17 and Corrado ’23. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. May she rest in peace. 

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

Lord, at the beginning of this week, may your Spirit be with us, strengthening and supporting, giving life and guiding. May you be present in all we do and say as we strive to build your Kingdom, especially in our service and care for those most in need.  May your light shine in our minds and hearts, and may we ever be grateful for your many gifts and blessings. 

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

Friday, November 22, 2019
C-Day

This is it Fordham Prep! The final weekend leading to the final day (Monday) of the Great Ignatian Challenge Food Drive is here. So many people are looking to us once again. This is our final push to help the families, children, veterans, homeless, and the working poor who will be served by the agencies we are supporting. Our current count towards our goal of 26,000 is 18,175

Let's go FP, we can do this!

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, come to the Ministry Center in the Commons today during periods 3 through 7 to watch the Thanksgiving episodes of Will & Grace with the Building Bridges club.  Snacks will be provided.

Today, Friday November 22, at 3pm in rooms 232-233, the Diversity Alliance will present a Diversity Dialogue on the topics of Affirmative action and Social privilege and the effects on the College Process.  Come discuss this topic that affects all students and share your thoughts with the Fordham Prep community. Free pizza and soda will be available for all in attendance. So come listen, share and discuss this important college issue. 

ATHLETICS 

Attention Freshman Swimmers: The League Award Pizza Party and Plaque hanging will be held immediately after PM attendance in room 135, next to the nurses office. 

Turkey Bowl tickets, hats & wool caps will be sold in the Commons on Monday 11/25 & Tuesday 11/26 for $5.00 each.  Get your ticket to come out and support the varsity football team and a hat and/or wool cap for the game! GO RAMS!! BEAT XAVIER!! 

Last night the swimming and diving team traveled to Long Island to race Kellenberg. Led by Jack Kelly and his state qualifying performance in the 200 individual medley the team surged to a 91-73 victory. Other outstanding performances were put in by Tim Norris 200 free, Chris Torres 50 free, Jason Amato 100 free, Kieran Egan 100 fly, Evan Barr 500 free, Erick Sanchez 500 free, Emmet Santry 100 back and Mike Barry 100 back. The team hosts the League Relay carnival Tuesday at Fordham University at 6pm.  

COLLEGE COUNSELING 

Attention Members of the National Honor Society.  The Fordham University Admission Office is holding a luncheon in your honor on Monday, November 25 at 12:30 pm.  Please meet in the lobby after 5th period and the group will walk to the luncheon together. All NHS members are required to attend. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)              

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The Mothers' Club is holding its annual Thanksgiving Mass this Sunday at 9AM in the University Church followed by a light breakfast in the commons.  All families are invited to attend. 

TODAY’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 21, 2019
B-Day

According to POTS, 36% of households in our neighborhood are food insecure. We can make a difference in their lives while earning tuition assistance as we compete in the Great Ignatian Challenge. Please help us reach our goal of at least 26,000. Our current count is at: 15,045  Items.

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 note that the Academic Center will not be open next week.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, come to the Ministry Center in the Commons this Friday, November 22nd during period 3 through 7 to watch the Thanksgiving episodes of Will & Grace with the Building Bridges club.  Snacks will be provided.

On Friday November 22, at 3pm in rooms 232-233, the Diversity Alliance will present a Diversity Dialogue on the topics of Affirmative action and Social privilege and the effects on the College Process.  Come discuss this topic that affects all students and share your thoughts with the Fordham Prep community. Free pizza and soda will be available for all in attendance. So come listen, share and discuss this important college issue. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)              

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The Mothers' Club is holding its annual Thanksgiving Mass this Sunday at 9AM in the University Church followed by a light breakfast in the commons.  All families are invited to attend. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Let us pray for all on the Discovery retreat and for all who suffer from hunger.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
Walk with me, good and loving God, as I journey through life.
May I always be led by Your Holy Spirit.
Fill me, inspire me, free me to respond generously to Your call.
For I believe You desire my deepest joy,
And it is only in Your company
That my soul will be satisfied
And my life will find its meaning and purpose.

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 20, 2019
A-Day

This year alone, there are 30,000 people – including 9,000 children – who will turn to POTS for help. With less than 20% of support provided by government sources, it will be impossible to meet their needs without the generous help of many. Our current total as of last evening is 10,425! We have a long way to go!

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

On Friday November 22, at 3pm in rooms 232-233, the Diversity Alliance will present a Diversity Dialogue on the topics of Affirmative action and Social privilege and the effects on the College Process.  Come discuss this topic that affects all students and share your thoughts with the Fordham Prep community. Free pizza and soda will be available for all in attendance. So come listen, share and discuss this important college issue.

ATHLETICS

Over the weekend the swimming and diving team traveled to Dublin, Ireland to attend the Blackrock High School Swimming Invitational Gala. In the intermediary class, the team was led by triple winners Jason Amato and Nicky Speres. Both intermediary relays struck gold consisting of a 200 medley relay of Mike Barry, Nicky Speres, Jason Amato and Robert Bischoff and 200 free relay of Christian Miraglia, Giacomo Lugato, Alade Haskins and Jason Amato. In the Senior class races the team was led by double winners Evan Barr and Tim Norris. The team also won gold on both Senior class relays with a medley relay of Ajani Isles, Tim Norris, Brendan O'Brien and Claudio Galea and a 200 free relay consisting of Chris Clow, Billy Finnerty, Evan Barr and Chris Torres. The team won both class meets and were presented with the Championship plaques by the Blackrock principal at the awards ceremony after the meet.

Last night the JV Hockey team kicked off its 2019-2020 season with a 4-3 win over Stepinac. Goals were scored by Matthew McCormack, Will Sulam, Alex Pappas and Gavin Edmonds.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

College Interviews: Fairfield University will conduct interviews in the College Room today from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm.  

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 in the ministry center. We leave at 3pm sharp. 

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person)              

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The Mothers' Club is holding its annual Thanksgiving Mass this Sunday at 9AM in the University Church followed by a light breakfast in the commons.  All families are invited to attend. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

As we begin a new day, let us continue to pray for those who will go hungry this day. And as Thanksgiving approaches let us recall all that we are grateful for. 

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

O God of all blessings, we thank you for the many gifts and graces we have received this year- gifts of family and friendship, gifts of education and opportunity. Lord, grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor. 

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 19, 2019
F-Day

In 2018, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in the United States, meaning they are often forced to skip meals, eat less at meals, buy cheap non-nutritious food and/or feed their children but not themselves. With just 6 days left are total count stands at 7,575!!! Let's go Fordham, there are a lot of hungry people counting on us!!!

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 note that the Academic Center will not be open next week.

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen: tryouts for Winter Track and Field are being held each day this week from 3-5pm. Interested athletes should meet on the Prep track. Running, high jump, hurdles, shot put, speed and strength training- there is something for everyone. Contact Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center if you have questions.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Attention Seniors: A representative from Fairfield University will conduct individual interviews tomorrow, Nov. 20th, There is still room available, please see Mrs. Isabel. 

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

All parents are invited  to the annual Advent Supper, sponsored by the Parent Faith and Fellowship Committee, on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30PM.  Brian Pinter will present Unopened Letters from God, a reflection on the ancient spiritual practice of working with dreams, and how dreams can serve our journey to growth, healing, maturity, and holiness during this Advent season.   Register at www.fordhamprep.org/advent ($15 per person) 

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius has a new time- coffee and pastries will be available at 930am in the Ministry center followed by prayer at 10am in the Prep chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer              

MOTHERS’ CLUB

The Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club and Fordham Prep Fathers’ 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 

Attention Juniors - reminder to report to the backfield at the beginning of 4th period mentoring for the Junior Class Photo today.  Please make sure that you are in proper uniform. 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

Let us continue to pray for those who will go hungry this day and let us pray in a special way for the repose of the soul of Ana Lus Cruz, sister of Mr. Luis Cruz of the Facilities Department and for the consolation of the Cruz family. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord. May she rest in peace.   

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

God, giver of all good gifts, thank you for our many blessings- our safety, our health, and our food. Touch our hearts that we may grow in awareness and sensitivity to those in need, especially the poor and hungry in our midst. We ask that those who are hurting, who are struggling to survive may be assisted by men and women with good and generous hearts. And may we also be inspired by you to assist in the ways we can. 

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

Monday, November 18, 2019
E-Day

Great Ignatian Challenge Food Drive Update:

Our count currently stands at 5777 items with exactly one week left to reach 26,000! Later this morning our friends from Our Lady of the Assumption's Helping Hands Food Pantry will arrive for our drive's first pick up. Approximately 2500 items will be sent out today to begin helping those in need. Now in its 4th year, Helping Hands Food Pantry will assist some of the 1.4 million New Yorkers relying on food pantries this year. Thank you to all who have donated thus far.

ACTIVITIES/CLUBS

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

Italian Club meeting in Room 243.  Dr. Jacqueline Reich from Fordham University will be our guest speaker today.

The Frisbee Club will meet in the Library Conference Room during activities period.

The Kawaida Club will meet today in Room 311 during Activities period.        

The Diversity Alliance will meet today at 2:30pm after activities period in room 311.  It is important that all members attend.

On Friday November 22, at 3pm in rooms 232-233, the Diversity Alliance will present a Diversity Dialogue on the topics of Affirmative Action and Social Privilege and the effects on the College Process.  Come discuss this topic that affects all students and share your thoughts with the Fordham Prep community. Free pizza and soda will be available for all in attendance. So come listen, share and discuss this important college issue

ATHLETICS

Attention Freshmen: tryouts for Winter Track and Field are being held each day this week from 3-5pm. Interested athletes should meet on the Prep track. Running, high jump, hurdles, shot put, speed and strength training- there is something for everyone. Contact Mr. Carney in the Ministry Center if you have questions.

The Varsity Hockey team kicked off the 2019-2020 season with a 4-1 win over Stepinac, led by Will Rice with 2 goals and 1 assist.  Aidan Tuch had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Sophomores Timmy Virtudes (with 1 goal and 1 assist), Connor Dufresne (with 2 assists), Aidan Maginn (with 1 assist) and Sean DaRos (with 1 assist) each registered their first Varsity points.  Matteo Vitale backstopped the victory.

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

MINISTRY AND SERVICE 

Wednesday morning prayer with St. Ignatius has a new time- coffee and pastries will be available at 930am in the Ministry center followed by prayer at 10am in the Prep chapel. Parking is available in the Prep lot. Register at www.fordhamprep.org/Wednesdayprayer              

MOTHERS’ CLUB

Please join the Mothers' Club for their next meeting tomorrow, 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 Mothers’ Club and Fordham Prep Fathers’ 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 

Congratulations to the company of the Drama Society’s outstanding production of Grease. This weekend over 110 students came together, including young women from twelve other schools, and performed three riveting performances for over 1000 people  These performances garnered long rounds of applause, clapping through musical numbers, and standing ovations. Audiences marveled at the tremendous singing, intricate dancing, costumes and set, a car drove across the stage, and the precision of the crew. Congratulations to the cast, crew, student producer, musicians, and production team for all of your hard work. Bravo! 

TODAY’S PRAYER 

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

Lord Jesus, as we begin a new week, may we continue to be open to your love and grace. May we strive to follow you, to share your love with those we encounter, and to help build your Kingdom this day. 

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

Friday, 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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