Ghost Stories

October 14, 2016



On October 3, nearly 80 alumni and friends of Holy Ghost Prep participated in the school's inaugural golf outing, raising $23,000 for Holy Ghost Prep athletics. To read more about the event, click here.

(photo by Catalano Studio)



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HGP Open House

HGP Open House -

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11am to 2pm - 

Click Here for Info and to Pre-Register

Class of 2018: Take the LEAP

The Leadership Externship Advantage Program (LEAP) initiative targets juniors (Class of 2018) who have interest in pursuing a particular field of study with Holy Ghost Prep alumni who will provide real-life experience in the work environment. If juniors wish to apply, please review the application form and submit by Monday, October 31, 2016. Students chosen will be exposed to professional skill-building, network opportunities with company employees, and an overview of future collegiate applications in their area(s) of study. If you have any questions, please contact AnnMarie Dougherty, Director of College Guidance, at, or Alexis Gettings, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, at

AP Government students attend 8th Congressional District debate

Holy Ghost Prep's AP Government and Politics students attended the 8th Congressional district debate on October 13 between Republican Brian Fitzpatrick and Democrat Steve Santarsiero. To read about it, click here

Terrific turnout for HGP Alumni Soccer Game

On Oct, 8, former Holy Ghost Prep soccer players dusted off their cleats for the school's annual alumni game. The event also celebrated the 25th anniversary of HGP's 1991 Eastern Pa. state title. To read more about it, click here


Senior Class Parent Social: Nov. 4

Athletic News 

Fall Teams Look Forward to the Postseason. 

Looking for a great gift for your son?  Take a look at custom made blankets from Custom Made Comfort at

Winter Sports Registration Night: Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7 p.m. Read the information letter at

Nazareth Academy show: Oct. 27-30

Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.

Current Holy Ghost Prep students will play the following roles in next month's Nazareth Academy musical. 

Charles Lawall - Baker

Noah Tapp - Jack

Garrison Moore - Cinderella's Prince

Albert Wilson - The Mysterious Man

Matthew Davis - Narrator

Jeff DiFrancisco - Rapunzel’s Prince

Adam Gasiewski - The Wolf

Stefano Arnone - The Steward

James Nycz - Townsperson

Christian Cymbalski - Townsperson

Dean Giuliano - Townsperson

Please make plans to see the Nazareth Academy show!

HGP Craft Show: Nov. 12 & 13, 2016

Our most successful fundraiser is quickly approaching. Thank you to all who have volunteered their time, treasure and talents. It's not too late to get involved! There are still openings for volunteers and donations. 

Below are the links to sign up for Volunteering, Café Donations, Basket Donations and Center Stage.  

Donations: Please check out the Craft Show Sign-Up Genius. We are in need of several items for Baskets, Center Stage and Cafe. Please read details below and click on the links to donate. 

Bake Table: This is one of the most successful areas of the Craft Show. The HGP community is full of such talented bakers and traditionally we sell out before the event is over! We request that each family donate 3 (or more) homemade treats. Please drop off your goodies on Friday, November 11 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Field House.

Basket Donations: Please select an item to purchase or send in cash/gift cards to cover an item on our list. Please bring your donations to the November 7th Mothers' Guild Meeting. You may also send the item with your son to drop off at the main office (no alcohol sent in). If this is not possible, please contact Becky Gabriele to arrange for pick up. 215-499-7750 or email Please click here.  

Volunteers: To lend your time, please click here

Cafe Donations: Café donations should be dropped on Thursday between 8-12 and Friday between 8-4 at the Field House. Gift Card donations can dropped off at the November Mothers' Guild Meeting. If this is not possible, please contact Gloria Abarca at 215-917-3159 or email at Please click here for the Cafe Sign-Up Genius sheet. 

Center Stage Donations: Center Stage is an area where crafters donate items that they have created to be raffled off during the craft show. In addition to the crafters donations we are in need of "big ticket" items to draw the crowds to the stage to purchase tickets. "Big ticket" items include but are not limited to tickets for a sporting event or show, big screen TVs, cameras, weekend getaways, vacation homes, or just cash so that we can shop to buy some great items.

If you are willing to donate any of these items or know someone who can, please sign up below. Someone will contact you to arrange pickup of the donation. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Ginnetti at or 215-519-6690. To sign up make a Center Stage donation, click here


October Cafeteria Menu

Click Here to See the Menu


Additional Mothers' Guild Upcoming Events 

Sunday, October 23: HGP Open House for 7th and 8th Grade Prospective Students - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 6: Junior Ring Mass

The Sophomore moms will host a light fare reception in the Dining Hall to celebrate the Junior Ring Mass. Sophomore moms, please click here to volunteer or donate. Questions about Ring Mass? Email the Mothers' Guild at

Monday, November 7: Next Mothers' Guild Meeting at 7 p.m. 

Monday, December 5: December Mothers' Guild Meeting and Annual Mothers' Guild Christmas Dinner 

The Mothers' Guild December meeting will be held in concert with their annual Christmas Dinner, hosted by the Class of 2020. Thank you to all freshman mothers whose time, talent and generous donations are keeping the tradition alive. On behalf of the Mothers' Guild Class of 2020, you are cordially invited to dinner on Monday evening, December 5, 2016, following a celebration of the Eucharist in the Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit at 7. It will be a time to cherish the present and to share the joy of the magical Christmas season. 

For those who wish to further engage, your kindness is deeply felt. A SignUpGenius follows for assisting in behind-the-scene tasks and in baking holiday desserts.                                                               


When you have a moment, please log onto the Mothers' Guild website. The link follows below. Under "Important Info for Freshman Moms," please send a simple note or "hi" to facilitate compiling a complete list of all freshman mothers' email addresses. Feel free to use this email address as a communication vehicle for any needs. Thank you to those who have already visited the site. As always, any feedback or new ideas are welcomed.                                                                                                                       


HGP Fathers' Association News and Events

The Fathers' Association is dedicated to involving all fathers, guardians, uncles and grandfathers in any way they choose. Please join us even if you only have a little time to give. Help us make a difference and at the same time, take part in the HGP experience.  Visit our web page for more information and to sign up for events.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Joe Pawluczyk ( or Ron Spangler (

Upcoming Fall Events 

Oct. 22      Chapel Cleanup in preparation for Open House

Oct. 23      Open House: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 11      Mother's Guild Craft Show: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 12     Mother's Guild Craft Show: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 13      Mother's Guild Craft Show: Assist with parking and traffic control

Nov. 14     General Meeting - 7 p.m., Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall

Dec. 10     Charity Ball: Assist with traffic

Dec. 11     Christmas Blessings

Dec. 13     General Meeting  - 7 p.m., Sager Conference Room in Founders Hall

In One Heart and One Mind

Joe Pawluczyk and Ron Spangler

President and Vice President, HGP Fathers' Association

Mothers' Guild Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser -- Order Now 

Take this opportunity to purchase high quality poinsettias for your home or as holiday gifts for friends and family while supporting HGP!  In keeping with Holy Ghost tradition, you can also donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one to decorate the Chapel altar. Order by November 11 for December 5 delivery.  For details and order form, please click here.


Mandatory Concussion Education 

HGP Mandatory Concussion Education for Basketball Athletes Only

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Chapman Arena (HGP Fieldhouse)
All students intending to play basketball this winter must attend the mandatory concussion education onThursday, November 3rd at 6 p.m. in the Field House. Parents who are available are strongly encouraged to attend this presentation.
HGP Mandatory Concussion Education and ImPACT Baseline Testing
(Swimming, Bowling and Indoor Track)
For all winter athletes who did not attend November 3/4 session.
Winter Concussion Education  
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time:  6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Chapman Arena (HGP Firebird Fieldhouse)
All students intending to play winter sports must attend the mandatory concussion education onThursday, November 10th at 6pm in the Field House. Parents who are available are strongly encouraged to attend this presentation.  

Winter ImPACT Baseline Testing
Location: Founders’ Computer Labs, Library, C222
All students intending to play Winter sports must complete an ImPACT Baseline Test. The test will take about 45 minutes (includes instructions).
For any questions or concerns, please contact Alex Shvartsberg at or 215-639-3666.


Look what's happening in College Guidance


Wednesday, October 19: PSAT TESTING in school during the a.m.; Career Day for Seniors in the Field House during the a.m.

Thursday, October 27  at 8 a.m.-9a.m. in the Field House: Jesuit Exchange Tour (sophomores/juniors)

Thursday, October 27  at 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall: College Night for Juniors and their Parents)


Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in the library: Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College

Ghost Around the World: Yankee Candle fundraiser  

Please help us ignite HGP Ghost Around The World's Spiritan mission by placing an order with Yankee Candle!  Simply click on the link below, place your online order, and your order will be shipped directly to your home from Yankee Candle. Orders placed by November 18th will be received just in time for Christmas.  Ghost Around The World will receive 40% of all sales, so please consider helping us keep our Spiritan mission burning!

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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