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November 11, 2016


HGP celebrates its annual Junior Ring Mass

Holy Ghost Prep's Class of 2018 received their high school rings during a special Mass on Nov. 6. To read more about it, click here. 

(photo by LifeTouch National School Studios)



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The HGP Mothers' Guild Craft Show is here: November 12 & 13, 2016 

Remember to visit the Craft Show this weekend. This is the Mothers' Guild's largest fundraiser with all net proceeds directly benefitting HGP students. There are many unique items to buy, delicious food, raffles, 50/50 drawings, and much more. Spread the word to your friends and family! To view the Craft Show information page, click here.

Bake Table: Baked goods are needed for the Bake Table, one of the most successful areas of our Craft Show. We ask each family to donate THREE (or more) home baked goods. Your treats may be dropped off at the Fieldhouse on Friday, November 11 between 8 a.m. & 6 p.m., or Saturday or Sunday morning at the Craft Show Bake Table.

Center Stage Donations: Thank you to all who donated to Center Stage. Don't miss Center Stage at the Craft Show. Some fantastic prizes are waiting to be won!

Volunteer positions are still open. Please check the Sign-Up Genius and sign up here if you are available.  

Cafe Donations: Cafe donations may be dropped off at the Fieldhouse on Friday, November 11 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.



Mothers' Guild Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser  

There's still time 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. The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, November 16 for December 5 delivery. Please click here for the order form. 


More Mothers' Guild News 

Monday, December 5: December Mothers' Guild Meeting/Christmas Dinner 

The Mothers' Guild December meeting will be held in concert with their annual Christmas dinner. On behalf of the Mothers' Guild Class of 2020, you are cordially invited to dinner on Monday evening, December 5, 2016, following a 7 p.m. celebration of the Eucharist in the Chapel.

Please click here to RSVP. 

Mothers of Class of 2020 students, please click here to volunteer or to donate baked goods. 


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 Mom' Aprons Are Back!

Here's your chance to purchase these popular items!  Aprons are blue with "HGP Mom" embroidered on the bib. They are selling for only $20 and may be purchased at the Mothers' Guild general meetings.


Give Back Greetings

GIVE BACK GREETINGS is a company which sells high quality personalized greeting cards. They are giving HGP families a wonderful opportunity to conveniently purchase holiday cards, announcements, invitations, etc. They are generously donating a portion of the proceeds back to HGP. Click here to view their products and website. 


News From Custom Made Comfort

If you would like to order an HGP blanket, pillow, scarf, shawl, or sports blanket in time for Christmas, please order on the links below by November 15. Tony McBryan will bring your order to the December 5th Christmas meeting. Once you have picked up your item(s) at the meeting, the shipping portion of your order will be refunded.

The links are as follows:

HGP Blanket, Pillow, Scarf, Shawl:

HGP Sports Blankets:



All Souls Day remembrance of Ryan Attryde '17

In celebration of El Día de los Muertos (All Souls Day), the Spanish Club has created an altar to remember Ryan Attryde. Ryan was a member of the Senior Class of 2017 who passed away last year. The building of altars in homes and churches is an ancient custom originally from Mexico to celebrate and remember the lives of family members and friends. The altar has been decorated in honor of Ryan using traditional decorations and the things he liked. There is a basket by the altar to write intentions and prayers for Ryan and his family. We invite everyone to visit the altar in remembrance and thanksgiving for his life.

Seniors William Abbamont and Ryan Deegan in front of the altar.

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!

Alumni Networking Event -- Thursday, November 17


To RSVP for the Alumni Networking event, click here.  

Save the Date -- HGP Auction: Saturday, May 6, 2017  
To join our Auction team, please contact Christine Seighman, Coordinator of Special Events, at  

Athletic News 

HGP Rowers look forward to the Braxton Frostbite Regatta November 12th and 13th at Mercer County Park!  View the race schedule at

Winter Sports Begin Friday, November 18.  Read the winter sports information letter at

Questions regarding mandatory ImPACT Concussion Education and Baseline Testing?  Contact athletic trainer Alex Shvartsberg at

Bicentennial Athletic League All-League Teams Announced.  View the HGP honorees at

Congratulations to HGP Cross-Country!  The Cross-Country team placed seventh overall at the PIAA State Championships on Saturday, November 5th at Hersheypark. Senior Callahan Lennon placed 17th overall, earning him a medal. Congratulations to our runners who competed: Tony Burton '19 and seniors Mark Featherstone, Kevin Dineen, Sean Dixon, Liam Flood and Tommy Horgan.

HGP Athletics Coaches Openings: Assistant Throws Coach (Track and Field), Assistant Swimming and Diving, Assistant V/JV Lacrosse Coach. View the job postings a  

HGP Fathers' Association News and Events

Mothers' Guild Craft Fair: Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-3p.m.
Calling all dads and guardians to assist with parking and traffic control for this two-day event. If you have an hour or more for either one or both days or whatever time you could give would be greatly appreciated! Check out the Fathers' Association web page for the online sign-up sheet!

Fathers' Association General Meeting: Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Sager Conference Room (Founders' Hall)

Libertae Fall Cleanup Service Project: Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m. (Rain date is Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.)
Father/Guardian and son service project of leaf removal at Libertae. Students who sign up are eligible to earn service hours. 

Charity Ball: Saturday, Dec. 10, Firebird Fieldhouse
Assist with parking and traffic control during drop-off and pick-up. 

Christmas Blessings Mass and Drop-off, Sunday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. HGP Chapel 
Family participation sign-up sheet will be posted on our web page in November. 

Fathers Association General Meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Sager Conference Room (Founders' Hall)

First Time Event!                            Save the Date
Sunday, January 15, 2017             Noon
Speed Raceway Horsham Track, Horsham, Pa.
Fathers, guardians and students of HGP are invited to test their driving skills against each other on Speed Raceway's indoor electric go-kart track. More details coming soon. 

Ski trip to Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Poconos -- February 2017 (Date TBD)


 College Guidance Update

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO) tour will be coming to HGP to visit with our sophomores and juniors from 9:45-10:45 a.m. A group of 26 colleges will be in attendance.   
Scholarship money. Attention all seniors: As you begin to receive your acceptance letters to college, be sure to send a copy of scholarship money you were awarded to Ms. Kudla. All letters should be sent directly to Ms. Kudla at or delivered to her in her office (C202). 

Small contingent, big results

The HGP forensics team sent a small contingent of competitors to last weekend's William Tennent Tournament, but that group netted some impressive results. 

Kudos to the individual award winners at the William Tennent Tournament: Kevin D'Auria: 1st place in poetry; Matt Dalasandro: 2nd place in poetry; Chris Galasso: 2nd place in drama; and  Charles Mshomba: 3rd place in declamation. 


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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