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  Phoenix Update 2/10/17 
 Photo of the Week
Our Photo of the Week highlights home team pride! Following the success of the New England Patriots in their historic come-from-behind victory in the 51st Super Bowl, Mr. Nunan rewarded the community with a free dress-down day. Students were invited to wear Patriots gear. The entire school was decked out in red, white and blue on Tuesday as Boston celebrated its team’s accomplishment.  

Calendar at a Glance

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Morning Mass: Saint Joseph Chapel: 7:10 AM..

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Admitted Student Visit Day.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Faculty Meeting: Classes begin at 9:00 AM.

Friday, Feb. 17College Road: Class of 2018: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM. 

Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24Winter Break: No Classes.

Monday, Feb. 27Classes Resume.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Morning Mass: Saint Joseph Chapel: 7:10 AM.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Re-Registration & Financial Aid Applications Due.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Admitted Student Reception: 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday Mass: Maroon Schedule: 9:15 AM.

Thursday, March 2: Faculty Meeting: Classes begin at 9:00 AM.

Thursday, March 2: Admitted Student Reception (snow date).


Parent/Guardian Insider

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

Admissions’ Corner

College Counseling Office Notes


“My problem was that I was caring too much about my own image. Most humans have this flaw. In an argument, no one wants to resolve it… stubbornness holds us back. Stop waiting for the other person to come up to you. Be the one to make the bold step. Get over yourself! We don’t want to look back on these years and think about the memories we didn’t make.”

— Meghan Doyle ’19

 Quote of the Week
Our Quote of the Week comes from Meghan Doyle ’19, who gave a beautiful speech on how we must be open to relationship and reconciliation, even when, at least in our own view, we have been slighted or wronged. The speech was so impressive that Meghan was asked to deliver it to the Ninth Graders as well. 
 Chapel Speakers for the Week
J.Devlin, R.Espada, E.Taranto, N.Zhou, Z.Wu, J.Ma, I.Amado, R.Fleming, N.Hill-Malloy, J.Yan, M.Doyle, J.Dooley, A.Christie, J.Malki, K.Nee  (Read Highlights)

Scholar Highlights

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

Ms. Mueller’s Scholars

Math Scholars

ESL Scholars


Student-Athlete Highlights

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

Winter Athletics Update

Swim Team at Conference Meet


Club/Activity Highlights

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Boston Bruins PJ Drive

Campus Ministry Visits VA Hospital


Alumni Highlights

Cara Swan Burke, NC ’84


A Word from Mr. Nunan

Aspire not to have more, but to be more.  (Archbishop Oscar Romero)

At two recent assemblies we were treated to two wonderfully inspiring presentations.

On Monday, Mr. Darol Ware, our multi-talented Director of Technology, offered a reflection on Black History Month:

Weaving together the origins of this celebration with personal reflections on his connection, as a person of color, to black history, Mr. Ware demonstrated why this is so important for all of us.  Highlighting the legacy, tradition, power, and impact of black history is essential to understanding the history of our own country, he noted; it is especially vital to honoring the rich, unique culture and contribution of black people who had their African history stripped from them as a result of slavery.

Perhaps the most moving and touching moment of the presentation came when Mr. Ware showed a slide with a “last will and testament” written to a John Baker, listing the many slaves that Mr. Baker was now inheriting… including Orum and Mary. Mr. Ware then shared that Orum and Mary were the grandparents of his grandparents; Mr. Ware is the grandson of the grandson of a slave. We were all so taken aback…and so moved. And we are so blessed to have Mr. Ware in our SJP Family. Please take a few minutes to view his amazing presentation.

Last Friday, Ms. Gabriel and the Campus Ministry Team put together an extraordinary program celebrating some of our service programs: Service Assembly Video.

Highlighted during the assembly were the multi-faceted Service to the Dear Neighbor Program, the Christmas in the City event, the Camden, NJ Service Trip, and the upcoming Haiti Immersion Trip. Students offered powerful and poignant reflections on what they learned—on what they gave and gained—from their diverse, often demanding, and always rewarding experiences. From calling bingo for the Sisters of St. Joseph at Bethany Health Care to playing games with Boston’s underprivileged children at Christmas in the City, from preparing meals at the Allston-Brighton Community Center to tutoring children at the Jackson-Mann School, our scholars made a difference. Watch the video… and be inspired.

Finally, as I listened to their words—words of hope and promise, of sacrifice and selflessness, of challenge and discomfort, of gratitude and thanksgiving, of maturity and growth, I could not help but observe that these young women and men are living authentically and beautifully the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph—serving (and seeing) all persons without distinction, entering into relationship with those who need them most, striving always to create a world where all may be one.

And they certainly embraced Romero’s words, words emblazoned on the backs of the tee shirts from the Camden trip: Aspire not to have more, but to be more.


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