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Posted 03/22/2018 08:37AM

Father Alain Mayama to visit HGP

Father Alain Mayama, C.S. Sp., a Spiritan priest and a member of the order’s general council from Rome, will visit Holy Ghost Prep on March 27 as part of a three-week stay in the United States.

Generalate visits to the U.S. Province are scheduled once every eight years, and provide opportunity for spiritual reflection, fraternity, and collaboration among members of the General Council and U.S. Province.

Fr. Mayama arrived in the United States on Sunday, March 18 and began his visit in Pittsburgh, spending time at the Provincial Office and Libermann Hall in Bethel Park, Pa. and Duquesne University and St. Stephen’s Parish in Pittsburgh.

During his U.S. visit, Fr. Mayama will then tour Holy Ghost Prep and will meet with some HGP students, faculty, and administrators. In addition, he will visit with the Spiritan community at HGP, as well as Spiritan communities in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan.

He speaks three languages (French, English, Portuguese) and is from the French speaking portion of the Congo.

Fr. Mayama will reconvene for additional meetings in Pittsburgh before departing for Rome on April 10.



Posted 03/21/2018 11:16AM

HGP students will be featured at Bucks County High School Art Exhibit

Six Holy Ghost Prep artists will participate in the 23rd annual Bucks County Community College High School Art Exhibit. Public, private, and parochial schools from all over Bucks County are invited to participate.

The six HGP artists whose drawings and prints will be exhibited this year are Henry Glunz ’19, Shane Marotta ’19, Bruce Jiang ’19, Andrew Iannacone ’19, Jack Nycz ’20, and Jack Keating ’20.

The show is held in the Hicks Art Center at Bucks County Community College from April 2 through April 11, 2018. A reception will be held April 8 from 2 - 4 p.m.


Posted 03/19/2018 11:07AM

HGP student Austin Moran wins Best in Show at "Emergence II" art show

Ten Holy Ghost Prep student artists have their work displayed at the “Emergence II” art show at the Centre for the Arts in Bristol, Pa., and HGP's Austin Moran received the "Best in Show" honor for his oil painting entitled “Savannah, GA, Summer 2017."

Moran's work, along with the works of nine other HGP students, is on display at the “Emergence II” exhibit that opened at the Centre for Arts, located at 308 Mill Street in Bristol, on March 8 and runs through April 2. In addition to Holy Ghost Prep, the art exhibit featured works from student artists representing Bensalem, Bristol, Harry S. Truman, Conwell-Egan, Nazareth Academy, and Neshaminy High Schools.

The 10 HGP artists who have work displayed in this adjudicated show are: Owen Yake, Jacob Lawall, and Patrick Oniate (drawings); Austin Moran, Christopher Corr, and Graham Gibbs (paintings); Thomas Forkin and Richard Johnson (relief prints); Jeffrey DeFrancesco and Aiden Schmidt (intaglio prints).


Posted 03/19/2018 10:34AM

Holy Ghost Prep forensics team finishes fourth at states 

Holy Ghost Prep speech and debate team finished in fourth place in the team competition at the 2018 Pennsylvania High School Speech League State Tournament held March 16-17 at Bloomsburg University.

For the second year in a row, seniors Colin Landers and Luke Muller captured the state title in duo interpretation. Landers and Muller became the first duo to repeat as state champs in that event since HGP alums Michael Dobuski and Sean Jordan accomplished the feat in 2012 and 2013.

Junior Albert Johnston-Ramirez was crowned a 2018 state champion in persuasive speaking—marking one of a number of top-flight finishes turned in by HGP underclassmen this past weekend at Bloomsburg.

Other impressive HGP finishes from the March 16-17 state championships were turned in by:

  • Patrick Byrnes ’19, second place in Oral Interpretation: Prose


  • Justin Gabriele ’21, third place in Oral Interpretation: Poetry


  • Kevin Landers ’20, third place in Humorous Interpretation


  • Christopher Galasso ’19, fourth place in Impromptu Speaking


  • Charles Mshomba ’20, fourth place in Informative Speaking


  • Patrick McLean ’18 and Henry Fina ’20, fifth place in News Broadcasting


  • Colton El-Habr ’20, fifth place in Extemporaneous Speaking


  • Brian Gabriele ’18, 7th in Dramatic Interpretation


  • Shane McHugh ’18, ninth place in Student Congress: House



Posted 03/15/2018 06:23AM

Holy Ghost Prep honors Parkland, Florida victims

Holy Ghost Prep students, faculty, and staff took part in the nationwide walkout/remembrance of the Parkland, Florida shooting victims on March 14.

Holy Ghost’s remembrance ceremony began at 10:00 a.m. in the school courtyard with 17 candles, each marked with the name of a victim of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, placed on a table in front of the school's Blessed Mary statue.

Beginning at 10:01, a chime was sounded every minute until 10:17 a.m. At the sound of each chime, a Holy Ghost Prep student or faculty member read the name of a victim, lit that victim’s candle, and placed the candle on the table. The solemn event concluded with a short reflection.

Father Alain Mayama, C.S. Sp., a Spiritan priest and a member of the order's general council from Rome, will visit Holy Ghost Prep on March 27 as part of a three-week stay in the United States.
Four of the HGP artists whose work will be exhibited next month at Bucks County Community College are pictured here:(left to right) Jack Keating, Andrew Iannacone, Bruce Jiang, and Shane Marotta.

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