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  Phoenix Update 9/15/16 
 Photo of the Week
Our Photo of the Week celebrates the successes of our Fall Athletics in their opening week. The Boys’ Soccer Team, shown above, celebrate after a hard fought victory over Maimonides at their home opener on Thursday, September 8. (See the full story under both Website Stories and Student-Athlete Highlights, below) 

Calendar at a Glance

Thursday, Sept 15: Club Fair: First and Second Lunch in Café Phoenix.

Thursday, Sept 22: Back to School Night: 6:00 to 8:45PM: Begins in Phoenix Hall.

Friday, Sept 23: All School Book Day: A day to share the summer read, Mountains Beyond Mountains across all disciplines!

Tuesday, Sept 27Tuesday Liturgy: Mass at 7:10AM in the Chapel: All are welcome.

Tuesday, Sept 27: Spain Trip, Parent Information Night: 6:30 to 7:30PM in Phoenix Hall.

Wednesday, Sept 28Senior College Information Night: 6:30 to 8:00PM in Phoenix Hall.

Thursday, Sept 29Freshmen Retreat: All day retreat for the Class of 2020.

Friday, Sept 30First Friday Mass: 9:15AM in the Holy Family Chapel of the Motherhouse.


Parent/Guardian Insider

Click on the links below for more information on these important events and updates:

Admissions’ Corner

Back to School Night

Notes from the College Counseling Office


Website Stories

Click on the links below for the full stories posted on our website:

Reconnecting With Friends & Classmates

Welcome to the Class of 2020

Opening of School Cook-Out

First Week of Athletics




 Quote of the Week
Our Quote of the Week comes from the SJP Student Council. Each year, for the first day of school, members of the SC decorate the lockers of the freshmen class with positive notes of encouragement and welcoming. The note shown above is indicative of the loving sentiments offered in this year’s display. (See the website story above.)

Scholar Highlights

Click on the links below for the full story on these excellent experiences in the classroom:

9th Grade English

Studio Art Scholars

Summer Reading Scholar

Virtual High School

AP Stats Scholars

Sophomore English Scholars


Student-Athlete Highlights

Click on the link below for updates on our athletic teams at Saint Joseph Prep:

Update for the First Week of Athletics


Club/Activity Highlights

Click on the links below for more information on these Club and Activity updates:

Fall Play: Arsenic and Old Lace


A Word from Mr. Nunan

That all may be one. (John 17:21)

This summer, the Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph provided my wife, Nancy, and I the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to participate in a weeklong pilgrimage/conference in Le Puy, France, the original home of the first Sisters of St. Joseph. What an enriching, inspiring journey and what a blessed, transformative time.

One of the most moving sites was “the kitchen” in Le Puy, the place where the first six Sisters gathered together to begin their ministry of unifying love (see photo below). What a powerful moment. As those women in 17th century France once revealed the presence of God to so many who were in such desperate need, we could feel their presence in that sacred space… and in our work at Saint Joseph Prep.

At the heart of that experience was the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph—the prayer of Jesus that all may be one. Everything we did and saw and heard was rooted in the CSJ mission to unite neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God.

As we begin our 5th year at Saint Joseph Prep, let us reflect more deeply on that charism, on that deep desire for unity… among one another… and with the One who loves us. As we know, despite our human longing for acceptance and affirmation and despite our spiritual hunger for peace and justice, we live in a world that is decidedly not united. Whether in war-torn cities or on social media sites, whether in negative political campaigns or on emotionally charged issues, our world is too often divided and broken. So how are we to respond?

Let us respond by being instruments of healing and signs of hope. People—and the conflicts we have created—do not need to be fixed. We need to be healed. Our sisters and brothers—and the sufferings we both inflict and endure—call out for mercy and compassion, for respect and reconciliation. May we, by our care and concern, provide a reason to hope.

In this way, our community of Saint Joseph Prep should be both a witness and a refuge. May we be a witness to the world of unity and community, of diversity and difference, of common bonds and shared values. May we build that “beautiful city” so wonderfully described in the closing song from Godspell, “slowly but truly mending, brick by brick, heart by heart.”

And may we be a refuge for one another, a place where each of us can be freely and fully who we are; where we can grow and develop into who God calls us to be. May Saint Joseph Prep be a second home and a second family, where everyone is known and loved. In this way, we will live our charism… and change the world.


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