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  Phoenix Update 3/23/17 
 Photo of the Week
Our Photo of the Week features a prayerful moment during our annual Scholars’ Breakfast and Mass on Friday, March 17. Each year, we are privileged to acknowledge the generous support of our donors and families, along with the achievements of our students in this blessed event. Pictured above are Brendan Murphy ’19 reciting the intercessory prayers, with Julianna Parker ’18, Ms. Gabriel, Beranda Marseille ’18 and Mr. Nunan just beyond him. (See the full story below.) 

Calendar at a Glance

Monday, March 20: Spring Sports Begin.

Tuesday, March 21: Morning Mass: Saint Joseph Chapel: 7:10 AM.

Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26: Spring Kairos Retreat.

Sunday, March 26: Zumbathon Fundraiser for Haitian Project: 11:00 AM

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

Friday, March 31: Quarter 3 Ends: Grades 9 - 11.

Friday, March 31: Class of 2017 Deadline for Confirming Senior Service Placement.

Friday, March 31: Multicultural Day.

Friday, March 31: Spring Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Phoenix Hall: 7:00 PM.

Saturday, April 1Spring MusicalThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Phoenix Hall: 7:00 PM.

Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7: Spirit Week.

Monday, April 3: Quarter 4 Begins: Grades 9 - 11.

Tuesday, April 4: Morning Mass: Saint Joseph Chapel: 7:10 AM.

Wednesday, April 5: Quarter 3 Grades Posted: Grades 9 - 11.

Thursday, April 6: Faculty Meeting: Classes Begin at 9:00 AM.

Thursday, April 6: Parent Wine & Cheese Social: 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Friday, April 7: Quarter 3 Ends: Grade 12.

Friday, April 7: Spirit Assembly: Navy Schedule: 1:30 PM.


Parent/Guardian Insider

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

Admissions’ Corner

Summer Enrichment

College Counseling Office Notes


I have grown to love poetry… the way that words come together to create a masterpiece that can by anyone’s story. Poems to me are the words I fail to say. That is why I believe poetry got me through my heartbreaks and self-battles. So remember… if things are tough right now, and maybe you feel alone or your heart and mind are just not all together… if there is one thing (like poetry) that keeps you afloat, use it.

— Shannon Flaherty ’18

 Quote of the Week
Our Quote of the Weekcomes from Shannon Flaherty ’18, who spoke of the importance of poetry in her life.  Having written poetry for herself—not because it was assigned—ever since she was twelve years old, Shannon explained how she uses “free verse” to make sense of her experience in sacred words. How powerful... and how beautiful! 
 Chapel Speakers for the Week
M.Wheet, G.Hanna, G.Rizzo, D.Andrade, TJ.Nolan, G.Ribeiro, C.Taylor, S.Emello, M.Hernon, S.Flaherty, E.Wren, A.Ribeiro  (Read Highlights)

Scholar Highlights

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

Mr. Olcott’s English Scholars

Pi Day 2017


Student-Athlete Highlights

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

Spring Sports Season Begins


Club/Activity Highlights

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

Robotics Competes!

Campus Ministry Lenten Project: Haiti


A Word from Mr. Nunan

Sources of Life

This past Sunday in the First Reading, we heard these words:

The place was called Massah and Meribah, 
because the Israelites quarreled there
and tested the LORD, saying,
"Is the LORD in our midst or not?" (
Exodus 17:7)

At one time or another—or, more likely, at multiple times—each of us has asked this question. Is God really here… or not? Is God with me? This is a question not just for “religious” people or “church” goers; it is a question for all of us.

Particularly when things are difficult, when circumstances are challenging, we wonder; especially when life is hard, we doubt. We have all been there. In these moments, we intuitively and understandably seek sources of life; we long for those signs of hope and healing that will bring us to a place of joy and peace.

Recently, in some very unlikely places, I have come across three little nuggets that have been life-giving to me. The first came from a poem I read over the weekend; the next two, sadly, came from funeral services for dear friends. These quotes, all from poems, do not come from a specific faith tradition—or, in some instances, any faith tradition. They simply call us and invite us to life.

Here, then, are three small kernels of wisdom and grace, of affirmation and inspiration. Perhaps we can take a few quiet moments in this Season of Lent—or in whatever time and form we choose—to let these words sink in and touch the very depths of our person.

May these words be life-giving for you. May you sense God’s presence. May you follow your dream. And may you dare to love.

From Susanna, by Anne Porter:

There’s not a single inch
Of our whole body
That the Lord does not love.

From Summer Day, by Mary Oliver

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?

From Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke:

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.


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