Ghost Stories

November 20, 2015




Please consider sponsoring a family in need this holiday season.  Help restore dignity,  provide opportunity and build hope within their family.  Many families are still available for selection.

Please visit our web page for information and access to the on-line signup sheet. 

Please contact Joe Pawluczyk at or 610-952-2667 with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!   May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!




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Mothers' Guild

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Athletic Information

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HGP News and Events




New Fieldhouse Traffic Pattern Coming Soon

As many of you are probably aware, the construction of a new driveway near the Fieldhouse has been ongoing this fall.  As this project nears completion, we wanted to make you aware of the new traffic pattern for all vehicles that will be instituted in conjunction with the opening of the new driveway.   This new traffic pattern is detailed on the attached PDF file. When the new driveway is opened, the existing driveway near the baseball field will be closed.  Click Here to Read More.

Click Here for a Larger Map

Need-Based Scholarships (Financial Aid) Applications Due - November 30, 2015 - FOR NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS

Applications for need based scholarships (financial aid) are due on November 30, 2015 for new and returning students.

Click Here for Instructions

HGP Second Entrance Exam - Sunday, December 13th - Register Today!

The HGP Admissions Office will hold a second entrance exam on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Click Here to Register

Chess Team Begins Competitive Season

HGP's first competitive chess match ended in a tie game versus Pennsbury.  Freshman David DeAngelo and junior Tom Xiao won their games and freshman Tom Barbaro tied his game.

HGP Athletics News:

ImPACT Concussion Testing

HGP Athletic Trainer Alex Shvartsberg thanks all of the student-athletes and parents that attended the Concussion Education and ImPACT Baseline Testing last Thursday night. It was as successful night with 57 student-athletes and 30 parents in attendance.  Special thanks to all the coaches that helped with proctoring the ImPACT baseline tests.   

Crew Team Wins First Race

HGP Crew wins their inaugural event at the Braxton Memorial Regatta!  Read more at

Mothers' Guild News and Announcements

Mothers’ Guild General Meeting and Annual Christmas Dinner  - December 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

 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. Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, followed by a festive feast. Click here to RSVP.

FRESHMAN MOMS  click here to volunteer

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. Bring your decorated Shoebox to the Dec. 7 Christmas Dinner.  Click here for more information.

HGP Begins to Review Prospective Transfer Students

Each year, HGP recieves transfer applications for students entering the 10th and 11th grades.  Families interested in considering HGP should contact the admissions office to learn more about the transfer process.

Math Students Participate in COMAP Contest

Two teams of students competed in the COMAP High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling on Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13. This competition attracts schools from across the globe and offers students the opportunity to brainstorm, collect information and work together to model a real world situation. Each team chooses from two problems and works for a period of 36 hours before submitting a solution paper. Jared Connor, Connor Grabowski, Robert Palermo and Daniel Stauffer worked together on one team with Gilbert Brook, Nicholas Guiliano, Anton Peschansky and Ryan Ponticelli on a second team. Both teams worked on the same problem which looked at a massive amount of crime data for a large city. For additional information on this competition visit

HGP Blankets for Sale

Interested in HGP Blankets?  Contact Alum Dad Tony McBryan

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! 


Alumni Event: Sunday, December 6th

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Join the HGP Alumni Association for the Eagles vs. Patriots game on Sunday, December 6th at 4 p.m. Friends and family are also more than welcome to join us at High Tides Restaurant, Bar & Banquets (1067 Totem Rd, Bensalem, PA  19020). Go Birds! 

Please RSVP here.  

The College Process and Athletics at HGP

Mark your calendars!  Parents of the Classes of 2017 and 2018 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 

Dining Hall  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A panel discussion to  provide HGP Student-Athletes and their parents information about the college athletic recruiting process that will assist them in the selection process of a college or university.  Any questions contact - AnnMarie Dougherty, Director of College Guidance.  Please complete this FORM if you plan to attend.


Reminder to All Seniors - Applications Due - Report Decisions on Naviance


The last day to submit a request for a transcript, before Christmas, is Friday, December 11, 2015. Make sure you look to see if you have any January 1st deadlines as they must be submitted by 12/11/15.  You will be able to request transcripts again on January 4, 2016 when we return from Christmas break.


Copies of letters of acceptance, waitlist, deferral and scholarship awards should be brought to or emailed to Ms. Kudla - in the College Guidance Office.  This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.


Prepare for the New March SAT

Holy Ghost Prep is partnering again next semester with The Princeton Review.  Through this partnership, The Princeton Review will provide a Fundamental SAT Test Preparation course for students at Holy Ghost Prep. This prep class will be for the New SAT beginning in March 2016.

If you are interested in registering for this SAT Course, please register at or call (888) 248-7737 x5162.  The Princeton Review is offering this program to Holy Ghost Prep students at a reduced rate of $449 per student, which is a $250 discount.  Please use the promo code HGP2016 when registering to receive the discount.  If you have any further questions please contact AnnMarie Dougherty, Director of College Guidance at

HGP Spring Gala - Friday, April 22, 2016

National Art Honor Society Raises Money for NAHS Scholarship

The National Art Honor Society sponsored a dress down/dress up day for Halloween. Proceeds benefit the NAHS Scholarship awarded to a rising (art) senior at Honor's Convocation. This year NAHS will donate a portion of the proceeds to a Spiritan school in Kenya. Pictured here are some members of the NAHS.

Catalano Studio Day in the Life Pix at HGP


Click Here to See HGP Day in the Life Photos from Catalano Studio

Kaplan Offers Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test

From November 7th -15th there will be Free New SAT/ACT Combo Practice Tests held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the New SAT or ACT. The practice tests will be held in various locations throughout the Philadelphia region and also live online. Please visit for more information and to sign up.

Archbishop Christmas Party for Children

Holy Ghost Prep  has been invited this year to help support the annual Christmas Party sponsored by the Archbishop and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  The event consists of a holiday party for 400 children within the Archdiocese. 

In conjunction with our family oriented Christmas Blessing program and in the spirit of kids helping kids, the Fathers’ Association is coordinating a gift drive with the HGP student body.  We have been given the names and a wish for 30 children (ages 5-7) whom will be participating in the Christmas benefit.

There will be a signup sheet located in the office of Mr. Fitzpatrick for the boys to select a child.  We ask that when a student selects a child that they use the wish as a guide to purchase a toy that will be distributed to that child during the party.  The suggested maximum amount for a gift should be $25.00.

Please return the wrapped gift to Mr. Fitzpatrick’s office during school hours or you can return them at the Christmas Blessing dropoff on Sunday December 13th from 10am til noon. This will be the absolute deadline for we need to deliver the gifts to Philadelphia by December 16th.   Please affix the label that you received on the package. 

Please encourage your son to help a child enjoy Christmas this year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Joe Pawluczyk at 610-952-2667 or

Please keep the following in your prayers:

In Memoriam:

Rev. Leonard Tuzzolo 

Fr. Leonard Tuozzolo, former HGP Board member, passed away recently and was buried today in the community's cemetery near Spiritan Hall. Fr. Len was a gracious host to HGP groups who visited both St. Mark Parish and Our Lady Queen of Peace while he was pastor of those parishes.  May he rest in peace.  Click Here to Read More

If you have prayers we missed that you would like to include in the next Ghost Stories, please contact Alexis Gettings at


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