Ghost Stories

November 21, 2014


HGP ADMISSIONS - Second Entrance Exam -

Sunday, December 14, 2014

HGP will welcome another group of students on Sunday, December 14, 2014 for the entrance exam.

Students that take the exam on this day are eligible for all scholarships and financial aid. 

Click Here to Register for the Exam and Learn More About HGP Admissions



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Topic This Week: Parent Education Series



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Soccer Wins State Championship

The Holy Ghost Prep soccer team defeated Lancaster Mennonite 3-1 in front of a massive HGP crowd at the Hershey Park Stadium.  The Firebirds path to the title includes victories over Saucon Valley, and all three elite PIAA District 3 soccer qualifiers Gettysburg High School, Fleetwood High School and Lancaster Mennonite.  The team became the first boys AA soccer team to successfully defend a state title since 2006.  Coach Ken Lawson '92 and associate head coach Davey Simpson become the first HGP coaches to win 2 state championships in consecutive years.

Click Here to See the Pictures from Catalano Studio

Read the story from the Bucks County Courier Times

Read the story from the Philadelphia Inquirer

Academic Update from Mr. Danilak

We are two-thirds of the way through the first semester. Grades will be posted on line Friday, November 21. For a midway report of the academic grades, click here.

Celebration Holiday - In Honor of the Soccer Team's State Championship

No School - Monday, December 1, 2014

HGP Dance - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 7pm to 10pm

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Girls from any school are invited to attend.  Non-HGP male students may attend if they have registered with Mr. Vierlink or Ms. McKelvie and purchase a pre-sale ticket prior to the dance through an HGP student.

HGP Financial Aid Applications Now Available for 2015-2016 Year - DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 28, 2014

Families applying for financial aid for the 2015-2016 Academic Year should complete their online applications before November 28, 2014.  Instructions can be found at

Dominican Republic 2015 Service Trip

Click Here to learn more about the Dominican Republic Trip.

Nine HGP Musicians Selected for All Catholic Ensembles

We are proud to announce that the following Holy Ghost Musicians have been selected to participate in All Catholic musical organizations.
Luigi Galzerano (Alto Saxophone) has been selected to participate in the All Catholic Jazz Band for  2014-15. The All Catholic Jazz Band rehearses twice monthly at Villanova University and performs at frequently at events throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia during the school year. 
Alexander Deola (String Bass) and Brendan Massello (Violin) have been selected for participation in the All Catholic Orchestra for the 2014-15 school year. Both students have been members of this ensemble since their freshman year at HGP. The All Catholic Orchestra Festival will be held at Little Flower High School March 6, 7, and 8, culminating in a concert at 2 PM on March 8, 2015. Brendan Massello has recently returned from an 11 day concert tour of Italy with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, in which he has been a member for four years under the direction of Robert Loughran.
Scott Ramirez, Charles Lawall, Noah Tapp, David Connuck, Brandon Cimino, and Collin Cimino have been selected for the All Catholic Chorus for the 2014-15 school year. The All Catholic Chorus Festival will be held January 30, 31, and February 1st at Roman Catholic High School concluding with in a concert at 2:00 PM on February 1, 2015. Brendan and Collin Cimino are also members of the prestigious Savio Boys Choir under the direction of Mr. Thomas Windfelder, former director of the Archdiocesan Boys Choir.The Savio Choir will tour Spain this coming summer.
All Catholic Concert Band Auditions will be held at 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Delaware County.

HGP Christmas Ornament Now On Sale

The Annual HGP Commemorative Christmas Ornament is Now on Sale.
The Ornament will be available at the December Mothers Guild Meeting and can also be ordered by emailing
The Christmas Ornament sells for $20.00 and all proceeds go to support our HGP Missions in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania.  Click Here to Enlarge Pic.  

College Guidance Reminders:

Reminder to all Seniors

The last day to submit a request for a transcript, before Christmas, is Friday, December 12, 2014.  Make sure you look to see if you have any January 1deadlines as they must be submitted by 12/12/14.  You will be able to request transcripts again on January 5, 2015.
Reminder to all Sophomore and Junior Parents

If you have not done so please register for Naviance Family Connection.  You received your login and password earlier this month.  If you have any questions please contact AnnMarie Dougherty at

Fathers' Association Christmas Blessings Project

We are honored to once again sponsor the annual HGP Christmas Blessings Donation Project to aid nearby parish families that are truly in need of our help this Christmas Season. Due to the caring & dedicated efforts of the HGP Fathers’ Association thoughtfully led by Mr. Tom Davis and the overwhelming generosity of the HGP community for many years, this program has enriched the lives of countless families in direct need during past Christmas Seasons. We graciously ask for your consideration and support to continue this spirit of giving that we are all called to answer.  Read More Here

Baseball Team Sponsors Event at Bristol Pike Lanes - Friday, November 21, 2014 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm

The baseball team is sponsoring an event at the Bristol Pike Lanes to raise money for their Spring Training Trip to South Carolina.  Participation and Sponsorship Opportunities available.  Click Here

HGP Drama Auditions for "Oklahoma!"

Auditions for the Holy Ghost Drama's spring production "Oklahoma" will take place TUESDAY,December 9 and Wednesday, December 10 at 5:00 PM in the Music Room. Call backs will be Thursday, December 11th.

Learn More About HGP's Summer Trip to Italy!

Contact Jason Fisher to recieve more information.  The trip is open to students, parents, alums and friends of HGP.  Click Here to submit your contact information.

St. John's Hospice Christmas Shoebox Drive - Attention All Moms!

Please join us in the annual drive to support St. John’s Hospice by participating in our Christmas Shoebox Drive which provides personal care items to the homeless men of Philadelphia.  Click here for more information.

Mothers' Guild Christmas Dinner - Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7pm

Please join us as we embark upon the holiday season at our annual Mothers’ Guild Christmas dinner! Come to mix-and-a-mingle, and celebrate this special time of year with fellow HGP moms. The event will start with Mass at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  Please click here for the invitation and to RSVP. 

HGP Faculty Participate in Archdiocese Program for Extraordinary Ministers

Campus Minister Dan Ryan and Faculty Kathy Posey, Beth Bruno and Tom Croskey participated in the Archdiocesan Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training Session at Corpus Christi Parish in Lansdale on November 13th.  

HGP Service Trip to Harlem

Click Here to Read an Essay by Nick Keddie '15

Pride in Holy Ghost Prep

Soon, you will be receiving a letter from Holy Ghost Prep. A letter that will focus on the success of HGP and the pride felt by many alumni, parents, friends and current students. It will recognize the achievements, academic excellence and accomplishments in each of us. As we celebrate the holidays and our unique and exceptional institution, we ask for your support to continue this success. Your gift WILL help build a future of promise found with each of our students! For more information and to make your gift today, visit or contact Alexis Gettings, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at Holy Ghost Prep via e-mail ( or phone (215-639-2102, ext. 204).

Reunion Events on Tap for Classes of 1975 and 1965

Holy Ghost Prep alumni are already at work developing plans to commemorate their commencement anniversaries in the upcoming months.

The Class of 1975 at both Holy Ghost and Nazareth Academy High School will join together for a reunion dinner at Marco Polo Ristorante in Elkins Park, PA, on Saturday, December 27.  HGP alums are encouraged to contact classmate Albert Countryman at 856-456-1199 or 856-345-4725, or via e-mail (  Friends from other graduation classes are also invited.

The Class of 1965 will observe its 50th anniversary as guest of honor at Holy Ghost Prep’s Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 30.  A reunion luncheon will be hosted by HGP following the ceremonies.

Interested alumni may also contact Peter Manetas, Executive Director of Advancement at Holy Ghost Prep via e-mail ( or phone (215-639-2102, ext. 203).

Freshman Campus Ministers Begin Training 

Mr. Ryan and Junior Sacristan Michael England began the training of the Freshmen who joined Campus Ministry this year.  The new Campus Ministers have been given the responsibility of being Altar Servers, Crucifer, Lectors and Ministers of Hospitality at the upcoming All School Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.
The new Campus Ministers include: Collin Cimino, Ryan Taylor, Patrick Oniate, Patrick McLean, Brandon Cimino, Owen Sienko, Matthew Doucette, Mark Pabalan, Mike Charlton, Tom Geib and Dillon LaCorte.


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