Ghost Stories

March 4, 2016


Dear Friends,

I am more certain than ever that the strength, solace, and peace from our Holy Ghost Prep community is found in the blessings of the Holy Spirit.  While we have lost one of our own, Ryan Attryde '17, we have experienced great love and support - from the comfort of the arms of our loved ones, to the words of our friends, and even in the gestures of kindness from those we don’t know.

That Spirit has been with all of us these days - in the emails from parents, the quiet conversations in school, and especially in the students' celebration during our District 1 basketball victory.  As a Spiritan family, we have witnessed the presence of the Holy Spirit every day.

We have also come to understand that the sadness we have experienced defies explanation.  But, as we have encountered the loving embrace of so many, some sense of acceptance and consolation begins. 

It is at times like these that I take great solace from the beautiful Romero Prayer.  As we move forward, we must continue to rely on our faith, friendships, and family to help us through.

In One Heart and One Mind,

Gregory J. Geruson '79 with Jeffrey Danilak and the Holy Ghost Prep Faculty and Staff





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Speak Up! - Final Parent Education Series Opportunity

 On Thursday, March 17, we will present a final talk in our Parent Education Series. At 6:00 PM, in the Firebird Fieldhouse organizers of Speak Up will be here to address students and parents from HGP and Villa Joseph Marie High School. This is the last chance for parents to ensure their son’s eligibility to attend the prom.  

At least one parent must have attended either this or one of the previous two talks in order for your son to go to the Junior/Senior Prom on April 1, 2016.

Save the Date - HGP Drama Alums

Saturday, April 16 - 2:00 P.M.

All HGP Drama Society alums-  cast, crew, and pit band- join this new reunion tradition.

Come back for a matinee performance of this year's production of Kander and Ebb's "Curtains".  Bring those you are still in touch with.  Reception will follow the performance.  You will see the latest plans for the new theater and music rooms in the new HGP Activity Center.  We look forward to catching up with everyone.

HGP Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 23rd. - 8:30am to 1:00pm

Email Marge Flynn for a time:

Celebrate "March Madness" With the HGP Alumni Association

Once again, the HGP Alumni Association Board of Directors, Larry Scheetz '98, Ryan Becker '98 and Frank Seravalli '06, invite all fellow alumni to Celebrate the Madness. Your first drink is on us! Click here to RSVP!

*Must be 21 or older to enter Parx Casino

Spring Gala and Auction

Friday, April 22, 2016
Honoring the Mothers' Guild 50th Anniversary


CLICK HERE for more information.

Mothers' Guild News

Mother-Son Dance – March 5, 2016

The 2016 Mother-Son Dinner Dance is TOMORROW-Saturday, March 5!  Mass begins at 6:00PM in the Chapel followed by dinner and dancing in the Fieldhouse from 7pm-11pm.  A list of those who have RSVP’d will be at the fieldhouse door, so check in there after Mass.  The theme is “An Evening in the Roaring 20s” so please feel free to add some Twenties flair to your outfit.

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2016-17 Mothers’ Guild Executive Board will be accepted at the March Mothers’ Guild meeting.  If you or someone you know has been considering joining the Mothers’ Guild board, now is your opportunity!  Open positions include President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary (2) and Alumni Secretary.  Watch the Mothers’ Guild homepage for more information and job descriptions.  If you have any questions, please email Alumni Secretaries Stephanie Bamert or Catherine Talarico at

Mothers Guild Meeting,  March 7, 2016 - 7pm

All moms are invited to attend the next Mothers’ Guild meeting and social.  We will accept nominations for the Board, have information on our Alumni Celebration on April 4, the Senior Celebration in May, the Gala/Auction and a special Forensics Presentation.   The ARAMARK store will be open for your shopping convenience from 6:30pm until the meeting begins.  

Attention Senior Moms - Volunteers Needed

Each year the Senior Class hosts the April Mothers’ Guild General Meeting and Alumni Mother Party.  Senior Moms are asked to help with set-up, serving, clean up and dessert donations.  To volunteer to help at this special event please click here. 

Fathers' Association News:

Date: Tuesday - March 08, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cornwells' Faculty Dining Room 
All HGP fathers and guardians are welcome to attend.

HGP Athletics News:

Congrats to the Basketball team on achieving the district title.  The Firebirds defeated Upper Moreland in the first round district game by a 45-42 double overtime score with Aidan Bauer converting 3 free throws with 2 seconds remaining.  The team went on to upset #2 seed Octorara 57-37 on a balanced scoring attack led by Jack Coolahan and then defeated #1 seed  Lower Moreland in the championship game 74-54,  scoring 47 second half points.  the team opens the state tourney on Friday, March 4 against Archbishop Carroll in a 7:30 game at Cheltenham High School.
Ice Hockey seeded first in Flyers Cup Tournament - Follow the action here.
Bowling, Ice Hockey and Swimming Post Seasons are underway! Read more at

Spring Sports Begin Monday, March 7th.  Contact the following coaches with any questions:

Baseball - Vince Rossomando at
Crew - JD Bridges
Lacrosse - Ryan Tessler
Tennis - Justin Goulet
Ultimate Frisbee - Tom Croskey

Pasta Dinner - April 3, 2016

Forensics Pasta Dinner- NEW DATE
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Firebird Fieldhouse 3:00-6:30 

Forensics Team Qualifiers to Nationals
Congrats to these forensics students who qualified to attend the National Catholic Forensic League National Championships held this year in Sacramento, California over Memorial Day weekend.   Click Here to read more. 

College Guidance News

College Acceptances and Scholarships 

We need your help!  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.   


Download the Daily Practice SAT app for your phone. Great resource as you begin to prepare for the SAT  test.

Financial Aid Evening for Sophomore and Junior Parents 

Bonnie Lee Behm, Director of Financial Assistance at Villanova University will present on the role of Financial Aid in the College Process on April 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Dining Hall.

HGP Dining Hall March Menu

Click Here to See the March Menu

Sophomore Parent Reception

On Friday, March 18th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sophomore parents are cordially invited to join the President, Gregory J. Geruson '79, in Founders' Hall for the Sophomore Parent Social. Refreshments and light Hors d'oeurves will be served. To RSVP, please contact the Office of Advancement at 215-639-2102 ext. 244 or 

Firebird Yearbook On Sale Now

Click Here to Order the 2015-2016 Yearbook

HGP Pix - Courtesy of Catalano Studio

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HGP Blankets for Sale

Interested in HGP Blankets? 

Contact Custom Made Comfort - Click 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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