Fairfield Prep parents are invited to attend an evening of conversation in which a panel of former Prep parents will reflect and share their "lessons learned" regarding adolescence and their sons' experiences.

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Ignatian Companions: A Parent-to-Parent Evening of Reflection

Parenting in today’s world can be a challenging, frustrating, and sometimes, even scary experience. But, fear not! You are not alone with regard to life’s surprises and its ups and downs: You have companions on this journey. You are companions to others on this journey. Four current and former Fairfield Prep parents will comprise a panel that will reflect upon and share their “lessons learned” regarding adolescence and their sons’ FP experiences, entitled:

You are Not Alone: Finding God in the Teenage Years

November 13, 2019
7:00-8:30 PM
 
Student Life Center

Fairfield Prep parents are invited to attend an evening of conversation in which a panel of former Prep parents will reflect and share their "lessons learned" regarding adolescence and their sons' experiences.

The Ignatian Companions event has been planned by the FP Parent Formation Team in collaboration with Dr. Donna Andrade, Dean of Mission and Ministry and is a mission outreach program for FP parents to support them in accompanying and paralleling their sons’ spiritual and experiential journeys. The FP Parent Formation Team is comprised of: Elaine Clark, Juany Fumai, Elliott Gualtiere, Marcy Haley, Wally Martinez, Julie Pollard, Sue Stone and Matt Terry.

In addition to the parent panel (below), the program will also include an opening prayer by Matt Terry '82, parent of James (FP' 11), Brendan (FP '12), Gregory (FP '15), Colin (FP '17), a short video, context presentations by Julie Pollard, parent of Quinn (FP '15) and Donna Andrade, small group sharing, and Elliott Gualtiere will lead an Ignatian Examen to close the program.

Parent-to-Parent Panelists:

  • Elaine Clark, Parent of John (FP ‘14) and Chair, Prep English Department
  • Juany Fumai, Parent of Robert (FP ‘14) and Dominick (FP ’07)
  • Elliott Gualtiere, Parent of William (FP '21), Director of Campus Ministry
  • Marcy Haley, Parent of Peter (FP ‘19), John P. (FP ‘17), Charles (FP ’14) and Justin (FP’12) and Assistant Director, Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality

  Dress is casual. Soft drinks and cookies will be served.

 

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Additional Mission & Service Resources

The Dean of Mission & Ministry position was established at Prep in July 2017.

Dr. Donna Andrade developed and currently serves in this role. The Dean supervises the Director of Campus Ministry and the Director of Christian Service.