The Mothers Guild would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
Save the date! The Mother-Son Dance will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Click here for more information.
Senior moms, start gathering up pictures of your sons! At the Mother Son Dance, there will be a Senior Baby Photo Contest and a Senior Tribute Video. More information will be posted in January.
Next Mothers' Guild Meeting - Monday, February 5, 2018
All are welcome and encouraged to attend our next general meeting on Monday, February 5. We begin our gathering with 7 p.m. Mass in the Chapel, followed by our meeting and refreshments in the dining hall. At the February meeting, we will be treated to a presentation by our HGP Forensics team. We will also have raffle drawings and 'HGP Mom' aprons for sale.
Our Hospitality Committee is in need of volunteers to donate refreshments and to assist with setting up and cleaning up. If you would like to help out, please click here.
All are welcome to participate in our February liturgy as readers or gift bearers. To sign up, please click here.
Mothers' Guild Christmas Dinner Thank You
Special thanks to the Freshman Moms and Representatives, volunteers, and the Junior and Senior Vice Presidents for hosting the very festive Mothers' Guild Christmas Dinner on December 4th.
At the dinner, we celebrated the success of our 2017 Craft Show by presenting Mr. Gregory Geruson with a check. The proceeds from the Craft Show will help to provide for installation of the audio technology system in the Holt Center Theater. This year's Craft Show raised a record-setting $45,000!
Our poinsettia fundraiser was a success again this year. Special thanks to Rita Charlton for chairing the sale, and to all who purchased poinsettias. The chapel altar, as the picture below shows, looked beautiful adorned with the donated poinsettias.
Also, thank you to Jodi Zelinsky for chairing the St. John's Hospice Shoebox drive. We appreciate the generosity of all who donated the shoeboxes for homeless men.
There will not be a general meeting in January. The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018.
HGP Mom Aprons
If you would like to purchase an 'HGP Mom' apron, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be available at the February meeting. The cost is $20.
Give Back Greetings Fundraiser Update
Give Back Greetings is an ongoing HGP fundraiser. Be sure to order your holiday greetings, invitations, announcements, and thank you cards from Give Back Greetings. It is a great alternative to Shutterfly, Snapfish, and other online greeting card companies, with 10% of each order given back to Holy Ghost Prep. Now through December 31, enjoy 40% off when you order through the HGP link and use Discount Code JOY933. To visit their website, please click here.
Catalano Studio News
Thank you to Jeani Grady of Catalano Studio for your support of Holy Ghost Prep! To view the full HGP photo gallery courtesy of Catalano Studio, please click here. If you see a photo you like, you may order it through the Catalano Studio website.
Catalano Studio is available for individual senior portraits or portraits for any occasion. Catalano Studio Senior clients will be featured in six unique pages of the 2017-2018 yearbook, and also will appear in Ghost Stories. Call the studio at (215) 604-4000 to schedule an appointment.
Custom Made Comfort
Custom Made Comfort sells pillows, blankets, and scarves with the HGP logo, perfect for gift giving! You can view the full HGP product line by clicking here.
Mothers' Guild Dues Donation
The Mothers' Guild would appreciate a suggested donation of $15 per son/class to assist with offsetting the costs of the various community-building events we host each year, such as the Graduation Reception, Ring Mass Reception, Alumni Mom and Senior Mom Celebrations, and Christmas Dinner. To read more about the dues and conveniently pay online, please click here.
Reminder to All Seniors
Transcripts will resume being sent out to colleges on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Copies of letters of acceptance, waitlist, deferral as well as scholarship awards should be brought to or emailed to your College Counselor. This information is confidential and is very important to keep our Naviance statistics up-to-date.
The Maguire Foundation
Holy Ghost Preparatory School is a partner with the Maguire Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise founded by James J. and Frances Maguire in October, 2000 that focuses its resources on education. The Maguire Foundation provides grants to grade school, high school, and college students so that they may have an opportunity to benefit from a quality education.
The Maguire Foundation’s mission is grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola of being men and women for others. The foundation believes that partnering with educational institutions to provide scholarship assistance to children and young adults will help build a strong foundation for success.
HGP’s partnership with Maguire Foundation brings unprecedented value and opportunity to students. The partnership provides scholarship assistance to freshmen each year and supports them through four years of high school, as well as college students with scholarship opportunities to support students in selected institution’s through four years of matriculation. The goal of the Maguire Scholars Program is to support and enrich the leaders of tomorrow.
The Maguire Scholars Program
These need-based scholarships are available to seniors in high school who are applying to select colleges that are members of the Maguire Scholars Program. All applications should be submitted online. The deadline is February 15, 2018.
To read more about the Maguire College Scholars program, click here.
In the spring of 2018, Holy Ghost Prep is hoping to offer not one, but two “Taste of Mission” trips to West Virginia. The first trip is scheduled fior March 27-31; the second one for April 2-6 . While in West Virginia, HGP groups usually help with home repair and maintenance projects.