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A Parent-to-Parent Evening of Reflection

Parenting in today’s world can be a challenging, frustrating, and sometimes, 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. Five current and former Fairfield Prep parents will comprise a panel that will reflect upon and share their experiences and “lessons learned” regarding adolescence and their sons’ FP experiences, entitled:

 I'm Doing My Best and Lord Knows It Is Not Easy:
How can I partner with God to raise my teenager(s)?

March 19, 2020
6:30 PM - Social
7:00-8:30 PM
- Program
Student Life Center

The event has been planned by the FP Parent Formation Team in collaboration with Dr. Donna Andrade, Dean of Mission and Ministry; it is a mission outreach program for 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 include an opening reflection by Matt Terry '82, parent of James (FP' 11), Brendan (FP '12), Gregory (FP '15), Colin (FP '17), a short video, context presentations by Elaine Clark, parent of John (FP '14), and Julie Pollard, parent of Quinn (FP '15), small group sharing, and 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 Dominick (FP ’07), and Robert (FP ‘14)
  • Elliott Gualtiere, Parent of William (FP '21), and Nicholas (FP '24) Director of Campus Ministry
  • Marcy Haley, Parent of Justin (FP’12), Charles (FP ’14), John P. (FP ‘17), Peter (FP ‘19), and and Assistant Director, Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality
  • Wally Martinez, Parent of Nicholas (FP '13), Benjamin (FP '17), Christopher (FP '19)

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


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