Prep Holiday Basketball Classic Tournament is Dec. 26 & 27
Come out for the Holiday Basketball Classic on December 26 and 27, beginning at 6PM, to see local teams Fairfield Prep, Fairfield Warde, Fairfield Ludlowe and Notre Dame Fairfield battle for town dominance.
Fairfield University Alumni Hall
December 26 & December 27, 6PM
General Admission $5
Children 10 and under are free with an adult admission.
Prep students - No charge with ID
December 26 - Fairfield Warde vs. Notre Dame Fairfield at 6PM
followed by Fairfield Prep vs. Fairfield Ludlowe at 8PM
December 27 - Consolation Game - 6PM followed by Championship Game - 8PM
Christmas Greetings from Fairfield Prep!
Fairfield Prep wishes you a blessed and joyous Christmas, and peace in the New Year!
Watch Christmas Greetings from the Prep Community! Featuring music sung by the Fairfield Prep Select Choir and the Encords.
© 2014 Fairfield College Preparatory School
Your end-of-year gift is greatly appreciated!
Support Fairfield Prep with your 2014 tax deductible donation postmarked, or received online, no later than December 31.
For your convenience, you can make your gift online using Prep's secure webpage. Click here.
Or, you may send a check made payable to "Fairfield Prep" and mail to:
Development & Alumni Office
1073 North Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
For additional giving options, including gifts of stock and matching gifts, please click here.
Thank you very much for your valued support of Fairfield Prep!
Please note that the Development and Alumni Office will be closed for the Christmas/New Year holidays beginning on December 22 at 1pm and will re-open on January 5, 2015. If you have any gift related questions, please leave a voice message at 203-254-4237, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages will be checked regularly.
Prep Helps Bring Christmas to Children in Need!
Once again this year, in support of the Diocese of Bridgeport Office of Social Concerns, Prep collected new, unwrapped toys for families in the Bridgeport area. Hundreds of toys plus packages of much-needed diapers filled Arrupe Hall. Members of the Prep Squires Club helped load the toys into vehicles. Shown from left: Sophomores Sean Carroll, Alex Capozziello, Frank Fortunati, Matthew Denny and Charles Pollner.
Krygier '60 and Alumni Service Group honored by Columbus House
Pictured from left: Randy Bayliss '71, Kevin McQuade '73, John Leary '64, Ed Krygier '60, and Bernie Bruder '57. Not pictured Jeff Donofrio '83.
On December 4, the Columbus House honored Ed Krygier ’60 and the Fairfield Prep Alumni Service Group with the John S. Martinez Community Service Award. This award commemorates the late State Representative, a former Columbus House employee and board member, who dedicated his life to serving others. The award is given to those who demonstrate a strong commitment to making the community stronger, healthier, and safer to live for all. Ed, recipient of Prep’s 2013 St. Ignatius of Loyola Alumni Award, and his group annually serve at The Columbus House, committing their time and resources to helping those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Watch Prep YouTube highlights of Ed's Award.
Christmas Sale at Prep Pride!
Plus New Arrivals!
Thursday, Dec. 11, 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Exam Days Tues., Dec. 16 - Fri., Dec. 19, 8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Shop Early for Best Selection!
Champion ¼ zip, MV sports ¼ grey sweater, Women infinity red and white scarf
Touch screen gloves, New winter beanies, Knit stripe scarf
New FP Prep flag, FP garden flag
Prep sweaters, Jackets, Sweatshirts,
Sweatpants, Nike winter beanies, Women’s Sweatshirts & Jackets,
Grandma & Grandpa 1/4 zip sweat shirts, socks, T shirts and PJ bottoms
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT FAIRFIELD PREP!
Prep Pride accepts Cash, Checks, Debit, Amex, MC and Visa
Student Liturgical Ministers installed at Immaculate Conception Mass
On December 8 the Prep community celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr Larry Ryan, S.J., was the principal celebrant and Fr. Jack Hanwell, S.J., gave the homily. During the Mass our new student liturgical ministers were installed. They have been meeting weekly to prepare for this important service to the spiritual and religious life of the school. These young men will serve the Prep community at our liturgies as Altar Servers, Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Congratulations to our newest liturgical ministers. Anyone interested in being trained in any of our ministries please see Mr. Gualtiere.
Shown above from left: Matt Rusin (not pictured), Jack Llewellyn, Nick Howard, Kevin Gallagher, Stephen Howard, Teddy Whiteman, James (JD) Shannon, Pat Byrne, Sassine Makhraz, George Seyfried, Matt Howard, Alejandro Castillo.
Additional photo was taken and shown below.
Front Row from left: Matt Howard, Jack Llewellyn, Teddy Whiteman, George Seyfried, Alejandro Castillo, Pat Byrne. Back Row from left: James (JD) Shannon, Nick Howard, Kevin Gallagher, Stephen Howard, Matt Rusin. Sassine Makhraz (not pictured)
Christmas Tree is blessed and lit in Quad!
CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW SLIDESHOW!
Fairfield Prep celebrated Advent on December 7 with Mass at the Egan Chapel followed by the Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting in Pelletier Quad. Fr. Larry Ryan, S.J., and Fr. Jack Hanwell, S.J., led the blessing and lighting. Watch Prep YouTube highlights!
Kairos 53 builds Spirituality and Brotherhood
CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW SLIDESHOW
Fairfield Prep’s 53rd Kairos Retreat took place November 18-21, 2014, at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in W. Hartford, CT. Thirty three juniors and seniors took part in the retreat. They were accompanied by twelve team members comprised of seniors and faculty/staff. The Kairos retreat provides a special time with the Lord- “The Lord’s time.” This Christian experience focuses on prayer, reflection, friendship and community. Student candidates gave of themselves generously and by the end of the retreat were certainly committed to the Kairos spirit. A big thank you goes out to the senior student leaders Rector Brandon Powell, Assistant Rector Thomas Wiig, Tyler Bernier, Ryan Foley, Jack McKeon, and Alex Rosado. Special thanks to the adult leaders Christian Cashman, Dina DeRosa, Fr. Bill Eagan, S.J., Elliott Gualtiere, Koren Mumma, and Jane O’Reilly.
The Kairos Retreat Program began at Fairfield Prep in 1996. This retreat program has impacted of hundreds of students over the years. If you are a junior or senior at Prep do not miss out on this special opportunity for prayer, reflection and community. There are two more Kairos Retreats this year: February 24-27 and March 24-27. There is still time to apply. See Mr. Gualtiere for details.
Dylan Hawkes '15 is SCC Scholar Athlete
Dylan pictured with Asst. Athletic Director Jay Turiano.
Dylan Hawkes (Crew) was recognized for his sport leadership and athleticism, and was named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month. Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letter winner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities such as: being a positive role model; helping teammates overcome adversity; showing a commitment to self-improvement; or putting the needs of the team before themselves. Recipients receive a certificate and commemorative tee-shirt.
Dylan has established himself as a true scholar athlete at Fairfield Prep. A National Merit Semi-Finalist, Dylan has achieved am impressive scholastic record at Prep, and seeks out the most demanding honors and AP classes offered. He is currently enrolled in AP Physics, AP English Language, AP European History, and AP Government. He is a member of the National Honor Society with Summa Cum Laude honors, received the Cornell University Book Award, and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. Dylan is passionate about science, and founded the Science and Engineering Fair Club at Fairfield Prep. The goal of the club is to encourage involvement in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair. Dylan has developed a program capable of predicting solar energy potential through artificial neural networks, and placed first in the Computer Science and Math categories at the Science Fair. He is a four year member of the Crew team at Prep, and participates in the Robotics Club and the Symphonic Orchestra and Concert Band. He has made a solid contribution to the Prep community by his involvement in the Peer Tutor program and to the local community through service at the Cardinal Shehan Center for economically disadvantaged children. Dylan is also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, and anticipates earning his Eagle Scout Award in January 2015.
Prep Students participate in Rake 'n' Bake
Pictured: Back row (L to R): Shane Seaman and Connor Tuite. Front row (L to R)” Alex Norton, Ryan McMullin, Peter Christakos, Mike Kubisek
Six Fairfield Prep juniors participated in the 16th Annual Rake and Bake event on November 15 in Brookfield, CT. Rake and Bake is sponsored by HDHM.org (Handy Dandy Handyman) run by community leader Peter Brady. This year the event drew over 900+ volunteers that helped local families rake leaves. HDHM is an organization that provides service for the surrounding Brookfield communities all year long, with Rake 'n' Bake being their largest event. The Prep group raked leaves for an elderly woman, demonstrating the spirit of “Men for Others.”
Donate to Toy Drive December 5 - 12!
Dear Fairfield Prep Community,
Thank you for your extremely generous support of our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The staff members from ABCD, Inc. were grateful and surprised at the incredible amount of food that waited to be picked up in our Arrupe hallway. This was the largest collection we've had in my eight years at Prep! Your donations will undoubtedly make someone's holiday season that much better this year.
I would like to ask that we all keep the momentum going as we once again will be holding a Christmas Toy Drive sponsored by the Prep Squires to benefit the Office of Social Concerns, Diocese of Bridgeport. The Toy Drive will begins on December 5 and will conclude on Friday, December 12. Please see below for what students at each grade level have been asked to contribute. Please also note that all gifts should be unwrapped and placed under the tree in our Arrupe Foyer. Thank you for your continued generosity!
Mr. Jon DeRosa, Director of Student Activities & Christian Service
MR. CASHMAN, MR. SACERDOTE
Infant toys, birth to age 2 and/or disposable diapers of various sizes
MR. DENNIS, MR. REIDY, MR. TELLIS
Basketballs and soccer balls, ages 10-12
MR. KERY, MS. JACKSON
Board games, ages 5-9
MR. DENNIS, DR. MILLER
Make-up kits, jewelry kits and other like craft kits, ages 10-12
MS. JACKSON, DR. MILLER
Stuffed animals and dolls of diverse backgrounds, 3-5 years old
MR. CASHMAN, FR. EAGAN, S.J.
Small cars and trucks such as Matchbox and Hot Wheels, 3-5 years old
Board games, ages 5-9
IN ANTICIPATION OF THE BIRTH OF
THE PRINCE OF PEACE,
NO WAR TOYS OR WAR GAMES OF ANY SORT, PLEASE.
Thanks to YOU!
The results are in and all indications are that Fairfield Prep Giving Tuesday (#FPGT) was a great day for Fairfield Prep! In the 24-hour period beginning at midnight, December 2, Prep received more than $50,000 in gifts to support a variety of student and faculty centered programs! What's more impressive than the dollars raised is that 30% of the gifts we received yesterday came from new donors to Prep! In addition, we also heard from many alumni and friends and received hundreds of "likes" in response to our #FPGT social media postings.
In appreciation of all your generous support, not just on Givng Tuesday, but all throughout the year, our students and faculty have a special message of thanks. And, if you missed the opportunity to participate yesterday, it's never too late to make a gift. Thank you for all you do for Fairfield Prep! AMDG!
Prep Delegates join over 1,300 Social Justice Advocates at Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC – Nine Fairfield Prep delegates joined over 1,300 social justice advocates affiliated with Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and the larger Catholic Church at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), November 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The 17th annual Teach-In coincided with the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two laywomen, killed in El Salvador on November 16, 1989, by Salvadoran military for their defense of the economically poor.
The IFTJ is a nationwide social justice conference sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a national lay-led, faith-based, social justice organization that works to mobilize Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and ministries and the larger church throughout the United States in order to effect positive social change on critical issues facing the world. Teach-In attendees represent over eighty Catholic institutions in twenty-five states, Canada, and Mexico.
Keynote speakers included Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International; Michael Lee, Ph.D., Professor of Systematic Theology at Fordham University; Fr. Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J., a Honduran human rights activist; Caroline Brennan, Senior Communications Officer at Catholic Relief Services; Fr. James Martin, S.J., editor-at-large at America Magazine; Fr. Tom Reese, S.J., columnist at National Catholic Reporter; and Daniel Misleh, Executive Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant.
In addition to the workshops, keynote addresses, and policy discussions, participants rallied on Capitol Hill on Monday, November 17, before collectively meeting with over 125 U.S. Congressional offices. Advocates will visit with their respective lawmakers to urge Congress members to pass humane comprehensive immigration reform, support human rights oriented policies in Central America, and respond to climate change and effects marginalizing the economically poor.
Ryan Matera '15 and Charlie McGrath '15 were chosen to speak at this year's Teach-In about their experiences with Prep's El Salvador Immersion Trip. Watch You Tube Highlights!