Ignatian Heritage Week

In the beginning of his apostolic life, St. Ignatius of Loyola would pray the Suscipe asking the Lord to take all of his liberty, memory, understanding, and entire will. The Lord has given everything to us, our gifts and talents, and we are called to use it to do God’s will. St. Ignatius strived to live this way and through his example, we do the same. In that light, this year’s theme for Ignatian Heritage Week is Utilizing Our Gifts and Talents. St. Joseph’s Prep will spend the week of February 26, 2017 engaged in conversation and prayer, learning about our Catholic, Jesuit identity, and living out our call to be men and women for and with others.

Sunday, February 26, 2017, the Alumni/Father-Son Communion Breakfast will kick off our Ignatian Heritage Week at 9:30am in the Church of the Gesu. Prep students and their fathers are invited to join alumni for the annual Alumni/Father-Son Communion Breakfast. The keynote speaker will be former NFL MVP Rich Gannon '83, currently an analyst for CBS Sports. Awards will be presented to Joseph Dunn '65 (Alumnus of the Year), Joseph Sosnowski '58 (Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Award for Service) and Michael Principato '17 (Sauter Award).

At an all school assembly on Monday, February 27 2017, there will be a speaker.

Tuesday, February 28, the St. Joseph’s Prep community will have an opportunity to participate in our Empty Bowls Auction & Hunger Banquet in the McClory Dining Terrace. This event raises money and awareness about hunger locally and nationally. All interested in attending the event can sign up by clicking here.

On Wednesday, March 1, students, faculty, staff and administration will gather for Mass in the Church of the Gesu, celebrated by Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, Vocations Director of the Maryland and Northeast Provinces, for Ash Wednesday.

Thursday, March 2, students, faculty, staff and administration are welcome to enjoy food and drinks at an all-day Open House in the Mission and Ministry department. Applications for the 2017-2018 Mission and Ministry Leadership Board will be available for all students interested. In addition, Fr. Chuck Frederico, SJ, will continue to visit the school to talk with students about how God is calling them to His companion.

Friday, March 3, the school community is invited to partake in the Homelessness Sleepout. The Homelessness Sleepout is an opportunity for St. Joseph’s Prep student to more fully understand the plight of those living without a home. Speakers, service, and sleeping outside allow students to be better companions by being in solidarity with those dealing with homelessness in their everyday lives. Click here for more information on the Homelessness Sleepout.

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