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December 5, 2014


HGP Fathers's Association Christmas Blessings Project - December 14, 2014

Adopt a Family in Need for Christmas!


Many needy nearby individuals are still in need of our assistance & care. Holy Ghost Prep families are desperately needed to adopt Diocese local  families, that due to a variety of circumstances are unable to provide even simple gifts or meals this Christmas to their children & loved ones. This worthy charitable program provides Gifts & Gift Cards for food and present shopping to nearby stores. A special goal this year is to offer each family the opportunity for inclusion and parental dignity to personally shop for their children/family and to use the food gift cards to shop for and prepare their own personal Christmas Dinner.

Due to the overwhelming generosity of the HGP community for many years, this program has enriched the lives of countless families in dire need during past Christmas Seasons. We graciously ask for your consideration and support to continue this spirit of giving and charity this Christmas Season to those who need it most!

Registration is simple, just go the Family List on the Holy Ghost website, click on the HGP Family field to the right of each family and enter your name, email and phone number directly onto the spreadsheet (its that easy).

IF YOU CANNOT ADOPT A ENTIRE FAMILY THIS YEAR PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING A GIFT CARD TO EITHER GIANT, SHOP RITE, WALMART, TARGET OR K-MART. Any denomination or combination of cards will be greatly appreciated and divided among the families according to need. Please send gift cards to Holy Ghost Prep in an envelope labeled “Christmas Blessings attention Jonie Naylor”. Jonie will pick them up and they will be divided among the families

If you have any questions or are in need of additional information, please contact Rich Naylor via e-mail at or via phone at 215-439-7533

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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

HGP Christmas Sale at the Bookstore - Wednesday, December 10th from 2pm to 9pm in the Fieldhouse

Holiday Specials!  Gifts for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Siblings and Alums.

HGP Soccer - State Championship Gear Now On Sale for Students, Alumni and Friends

Want some gear to help celebrate the 2014 Soccer State Championship?  Visit the online store by clicking here (use access code: stewar2MT )

Crew at HGP - Info Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for any parents of students interested in Crew on Thursday, December 11th at 7:00pm in the Library.

Craft Show Proceeds to Benefit HGP Student Safety

Holy Ghost Prep’s Mothers’ Guild presented HGP with a gift of $25,000 at its annual Christmas Dinner on December 1 from proceeds realized from its annual Craft Show, held November 8-9.  At the Mothers’ Guild direction, the funds will be dedicated in support of the installation of a new lighted sidewalk, as well as additional pedestrian safety measures.  “This will help ensure a safe passage between the current school buildings and the new Bounds property across the street,” noted Mothers’ Guild President Mary Creekmore. 









Pictured at the check presentation at the Chapel of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are (l-r): Millie Palermo, Mary Creekmore, Mothers’ Guild President, Rev. James P. McCloskey, HGP President, Mary Beth McFadden, and Sharon Patrick.  Palermo, McFadden and Patrick served as tri-chairs for the 2014 Craft Show, which realized approximately $37,000 in net proceeds. pic: Lisa Varley

Mothers' Guild - Thank You to All Moms and Dads

A great big THANK YOU to all the Holy Ghost moms and dads for your help with the Mother's Guild Holiday Craft Show!  We cannot begin to Thank you enough for whatever you were able to do to make this show one of the Best in our 30+ year history.  As the saying goes, "many hands make light work" and this year's show was "EASY" with all the wonderful hands we had helping.  Thank you again and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  The Craft Show Committee 

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HGP Course Selection for 2015-2016

Shortly after the Christmas break, students should turn their attention to course selections for next year.  Individual academic departments will make their recommendations for honors and AP courses based on student achievement and willingness to complete high-caliber work. For an understanding of the entire process, please click here.

A Gift to Holy Ghost Prep

As the holiday season nears, our thoughts turn to friends, family and loved ones. This Christmas, we ask for you to add Holy Ghost Prep to your list! Each year, HGP relies on the generous support of parents, alumni and friends through annual giving to the Holy Ghost Fund. Your tax-deductible gift, at any level, is important and will make a difference in the lives of current and future students. To support HGP this Christmas, visit

HGP Art Students Spend a Day in New York City

Click Here to Read an Essay by Nick Keddie '15

HGP Christmas Music Concert - Monday, December 15 at 7pm

The Holy Ghost Prep Music Students will present their annual Christmas Concert  on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7 PM in the school chapel. Performances will include selections from the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble and Chorus. several seniors will be featured as soloists. This concert consists of music appropriate for Christmas as well as some jazz standards including "Take Five", Blue Bossa, and Chatanooga Choo-Choo. 

Reminder to All Seniors from College Guidance

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.  Also, Seniors are reminded that it is their responsibility to send their SAT/ACT scores to the colleges.

Reminder to All Junior and Sophomore Parents from College Guidance

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

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.  

HGP Hall of Fame to Induct Six on January 31

Holy Ghost Prep’s Athletics Hall of Fame will have its ranks swelled by six outstanding alumni during annual induction ceremonies slated for Saturday, January 31, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Maltese Room

in Bensalem, located less than a mile from the HGP campus and located on the grounds of the Cornwells Fire Company.

Selected by the School’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee are:

George Afflerbach `65 - Baseball

Frank Ferry `70 - Track & Field

Larry Scheetz `98 - Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Fran Pitonyak `01 - Soccer

Steve Tyburski `02 - Baseball

Lenwood Jason Greenwood `04 - Basketball

Phil Bartholomew `06 - Golf

Tickets are $45 and include a buffet dinner and open bar.  For further information and to receive a formal invitation, contact HGP Athletics Director Jim Stewart at or the

Advancement Office at or via phone at 215-639-2104, ext. 219.

Ghost Around the World Thanks You!

The Ghost Around the World Penny War was a great success.  While we set $1200 as our goal so that we could help the Tengeru Vocational School in Tanzania complete building  their girls’ dorm, we far exceeded that goal.  To date, the total amount raised was $1726.  The winning cohort was the Libermann group who enjoyed a free dress down day.  Many thanks for helping our brothers and sisters in Africa.  Next project: we have 24 computers that we need to ship to that school.  If anyone has any suggestions for transporting them, please contact Kathy Posey ( 

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.

.HGP Athletic News

Congratulations to Senior Michael Kirby.  2014 Philadelphia Inquirer All Area Soccer 1st Team, Pennsylvania All-State Team and Regional All American!
Winter Teams Begin Seasons.  Go to to see more.
Ice Hockey to participate in the National Scholastic Invitational Tournament in Jamestown, NY.  Read more at
Coaches vs. Cancer Week set for December 15-20th.  Read more at


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