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August 18, 2017   


Holy Ghost Prep welcomes its largest freshman class in over a decade

Holy Ghost's third consecutive robust admissions year and stellar retention rate brings the school's total enrollment to 495 students, a significant rise from the 449 students on campus in 2014. To read more about HGP's strong enrollment numbers, click more.   




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Holy Ghost Prep unveils new branding

After a year of working collaboratively with Kelsh Wilson Design, Holy Ghost Prep is ready to unveil the results of its rebranding efforts this fall.  To read more about the school's rebranding efforts, click here


Alumni sought to participate in upcoming Career Days 

The Office of Development and College Guidance are seeking to enlist alumni participants for the ongoing series of Career Planning Days.  Approximately 8-10 alumni per session will meet with current juniors (Friday, September 22) or seniors (Wednesday, October 11) from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m., followed by an alumni reception.  Interested alumni should contact Alexis Gettings, Director of Alumni Engagement at



Save the Date 

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
The morning will include the blessing and tours of the new Brennan Family Innovation Center and President Geruson's annual State of the School address. 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept 6 at


HGP Golf Classic - Organize your foursome today!

MondayOctober, 23, 2017 at The Union League Torresdale  

All proceeds from the HGP Golf Classic benefit HGP athletics. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for families or businesses.

Registration and sponsorship information is available at

Follow HGP's College Guidance Office on Twitter

The College Counseling Office recently launched a new Twitter account, and we hope you'll take a moment to "follow" them.  You will get the latest college information, scholarship updates, and deadline reminders as well as tips for essays, interviews, financial aid, and much more!  Follow them on Twitter now. Their handle is @HGP_College. 



Mothers' Guild News 

Mothers' Tea/Freshman and New Moms Welcome: Sunday, Sept. 17,

We invite all moms/guardians to join us at our annual Mothers' Tea on Sunday, September 17. The Mothers' Tea is our time-honored tradition to welcome and honor all HGP moms and guardians, with a special welcome to our new and freshman moms and guardians. We begin our festivities at 11:00 a.m. with the celebration of Mass in the Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Refreshments and fellowship follow in the dining hall. Please click here for a copy of the invitation. An RSVP by September 8, 2017 is requested. Please click here to RSVP.

2017 Mothers' Guild Craft Show - Committee Volunteers Needed

HGP Mothers Guild runs the most successful craft show in the area. Planning has begun for the 2017 craft show, which will take place on November 11th & 12th.

Committee Volunteers: At this time, we are recruiting a Committee Co-chair for Cafe. In addition, Shadows are needed for Vendor Support and Baskets. The Shadow volunteers will learn from this year's Chairs with the goal of becoming a Chair in 2018.

For a description of these positions, please click here. Be a part of this exciting event! For more information, please contact Kate Braunstein at

Vendors: Our Craft show is coming up soon! Interested vendors who would like an opportunity to be placed on our juried waitlist may contact us at:


Mothers' Guild Dues Donation
The Mothers' Guild would appreciate a suggested donation of $15 per son/class to assist with offsetting the costs of the various community-building events we host each year, such as the graduation reception, Ring Mass reception, Alumni Mom and Senior Mom celebrations, and
Christmas dinner. To read more about the dues and conveniently pay online, please click here.


Mothers' Guild August Mailing

Last week, the Mothers' Guild mailed an information package to all moms/guardians. This
mailing contains a welcome letter from our Mothers' Guild President Ellen Rusnak as well as important information about our upcoming events. Please click here for a copy of the Welcome Letter. If you have not yet received the mailing, please email the Mothers' Guild at



Upcoming events for the HGP Fathers' Association 


September 10th: HGP dads are needed to to assist with parking for the Mass of the Holy Spirit. 


September 12th: Fathers' Association general meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sager Conference in the library. 


September 2017 events in College Guidance: Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, September 7th at 7 p.m. in the library: The HGP College Process for seniors and their parents only. 

Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm. in the Dining Hall: Financial Aid Night (FAFSA) 

HGP Class of 2018: It's time to register for Senior Retreats 

It is time to register for next year's senior retreats. The HGPACT retreat is an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time at HGP, grown their spirituality, and experience time away with their class. 
The three retreat dates will be:
Oct. 18-21, 2017
Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2017
Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2018
Students can register for the retreats now by  "Click here to access the HGPACT Registration form and then simply fill it out and return it to the Campus Ministry office. There is limited space on each retreat.
If you have any questions, contact Mark Whartenby at



Job opening

Maintainance staff

HGP is seeking a dependable person to join our maintenance staff.  This is a full-time position. Hours are Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.  Competitive salary and benefits.  If interested, please contact Tina Soule at




Athletics News

HGP Soccer to play William Tennent at Talen Energy Stadium on Friday, October 20th!  Help us meet our fundraising goal!  Read more at

13th Annual C.A.R.E.S. Walk - Sunday, October 1st Save the date and help HGP as we continue the fight against cancer!  Registration information at

Fall Grade School Basketball Clinic Dates are set!  View the information flyer at

2017-2018 student schedules

Students can view their schedule matrix through EHGP or PowerSchool. Please make sure that you view a current schedule just before school begins. Changes to student schedules are possible throughout the summer as adjustments may need to be made due to changes in staffing and enrollment.

Access medical forms on HGP's Health page

Ann Bushek, R.N., our school nurse, has continued to keep our students  safe, and most importantly, HEALTHY this school year!  She has also created a new Health page on our school’s website.  On this page, our HGP parents can quickly access forms for school such as asthma, severe allergy, and medication, as well as accessing the 11th grade physical and immunizations form.  The Health page can be reached



In Memoriam

Joseph T. Whinney, a 1986 Holy Ghost Prep graduate, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. He was 48. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. An obituary can be accessed by clicking here

Baby on the way?

Know an alum who recently had a baby? If/when you get the news about the child, can you pass along that information (boy/girl & name) to Advancement? We can be sure that our database gets updated while taking the opportunity to send a gift to the newborn! 

Contact Alexis Gettings:




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