Two administrators from Canisius-Kolleg in Berlin – one of three Jesuit high schools in Germany – and two staff members from the Center for Ignatian Pedagogy in Ludwigshafen visited Prep this week. The group met with members of Prep's faculty ands staff to learn about Ignatian formation programs at Grand & Warren. While in the United States, the group also visited Regis High School in Manhattan, and Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
Before parting ways for the Easter break, the school community gathered for a Holy Week prayer service. Students, teachers, and administrators led the service together, sharing the Stations of the Cross as well as reflections that connected the events of the Passion with the broader themes explored during the recent Arrupe Week and the school year overall: the global refugee crisis, and the call for people of faith to give care to the strangers in our midst.
Arrupe Week 2018 concluded on Friday, March 16, with a day devoted to a closer examination of the global refugee crisis and how people of faith can respond to it morally and compassionately. The day began with Mass, with guest celebrant Fr. Leo O'Donovan, S.J. (Director of Mission for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA). Students then participated in their choice of nearly 30 breakout sessions, led both by guest speakers and members of the Prep community, offering fresh perspectives and more detailed examinations of the issues at hand.
With the 11th Annual Grand Gala just a month away (Saturday, April 14...tickets on sale now!), our Gala co-chairs are looking for your help in securing special items and experiences that will help to make our auctions – and especially the live auction – truly spectacular!
Next week, Prep Dramatics will present High School Musical, a musical comedy about standing up to the status quo. Performances will take place on on Thursday 3/22, Friday 3/23, and Saturday 3/24 at 7:30, plus Sunday 3/25 at 7 p.m. Dramatics alumni are invited to a homecoming reception following the the Friday night performance!