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EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE FRANCISCAN BROTHERS AND THE ENTIRE ST. FRANCIS PREP COMMUNITY

He gives us peace; He himself is peace. For this reason the Church repeats insistently: “Christ is risen -- ‘Christós anésti.’”
 
--Excerpted from Pope Benedict XVI’s Easter message.



SFP HALL OF FAME AND ANNUAL SPRING REUNION
Saturday, April 25, 2009

HONORING
the Reunion Anniversary Classes of
1934, '39, '44. '49, '54, '59, '64, '69, '74, '79 and 1984

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Hall of Fame Inductees:
Bro. Robert Smith, O.S.F. '47
Justin F. Kelly '69

HONORARY ALUMNUS STATUS
to be conferred upon:
Bro. Gary Cregan, O.S.F.
Ted Jahn
Les Pinder
Carolyn Szostek

Click here to view a complete Program of the Hall of Fame/Reunion Events


16th ANNUAL ST. FRANCIS PREP GOLF CLASSIC
Monday, June 15, 2009

HONORING

MSGR. JAMES J. COONEY H'87
&
JUDY AND BOB CRIMMINS '56

On Monday, June 15th, 2009, the St. Francis Prep Alumni Association and the Prep's Alumni and Development Offices will be hosting the Annual Golf Classic at The Cherry Valley Club in Garden City. This year we will be honoring Msgr. James Cooney for his dedication to the Prep, and Judy and Bob Crimmins '56 for their loyalty and generosity.  Please join us!  

Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities!



LIVING OUR FRANCISCAN MISSION
SOUP SUPPER: SIMPLE FOOD, POWERFUL STORIES

On March 26th, more than 100 members of the Prep community gathered for a simple meal--a bowl of soup! Participants included current students, their family members, SFP faculty and staff.  The purpose of the evening was to act in solidarity with the people who live in poverty and give students (who participated in the Franciscan Immersion Experience program) an opportunity to share reflections from their experiences in New Orleans, LA and Camden, NJ.  Elizabeth Sanson, '09 and Ryan Bacci, '10 spoke passionately about their service experiences. "I think that their participation in this program really had an impact on their lives, connecting them more with our Franciscan Mission", said Christian Sullivan, Director of Campus Ministry.  The student volunteers were responsible for each aspect of the night including the setting up, serving of the food, and cleaning up, in order to foster team work and build community before their upcoming trips.  56 students and 8 faculty members are participating this year. 

The donations collected that evening help defray the costs for students to participate in the Franciscan Immersion Experience (FIE) program. If you wish to help support this program and Campus Ministry, you can donate online using the SFP Alumni Website. Simply click on the "Donate to the Prep" menu item on the left hand side.



MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERT SERIES
Friday, May 1, 2009 and Friday, May 8, 2009




Friday, May 1, 2009
String Orchestra, Concert Orcherstra, Chamber Orchestra, Honors Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Chorus

Friday, May 8, 2009
Junior Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Prep Chorus, Chamber Chorus

Admission: $5.00
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.
Concert: 8:00 p.m.

SFP ANNUAL REPORT



The Annual Report, featuring a listing of all Prep Benefactors in 2007-08, was mailed out recently.  The following gift information has been added/corrected since that mailing:

INVESTORS $5,000 +
Paige & Marc Hamlin 1984


IN MEMORY OF MAE REYNOLDS
Harold E. Reynolds


IN MEMORY OF JULIANNA ROSE IZZO
Frank Rizzo and Marylene Ansa-Rizzo




ST. FRANCIS PREP IS GOING "BACK TO BROOKLYN"

150th Anniversary "Closing Event" Planned for October 3, 2009


Please mark Saturday, October 3, 2009 on your calendar for St. Francis Prep's 150th Anniversary "closing ceremony" event.  The event will be held (indoors) at the Prep's former North 6th Street location and it is scheduled to include Mass (across from the school at St. Ann's--formerly St. Vincent's), school building tours, and a special dinner.  More details will follow in the days ahead.


Remembering Edward V. Kelly '51


It is with great sadness that we report that our friend, benefactor and SFP Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter annual event sponsor, Ed Kelly '51, died on November 16th at his home in Bethesda of cancer and complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1956. After graduation, he was on active duty in the Navy for eight years and he retired as a captain in the Navy Reserve after 32 years of service.  Ed was a 42-year member of Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda and a member of the Order of Malta and the John Carroll Society and past director of the Catholic Youth Organization in the District.  For many years, he was the lector at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. He also was a past chapter president of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara Keegan Kelly, and two daughters, Barbara Ann Kelly Myers and Megan Kelly Ambrosi, all of Bethesda; two sisters; two brothers; and eight grandchildren.
Please remember Ed and the Kelly family in your prayers.



Bro. Leonard Conway,  O.S.F. to be Inducted into the Bishop Ford H.S. Hall of Fame on April 29, 2009

Brother Leonard Conway, St. Francis Prep's Principal, will be inducted into the Bishop Ford High School Hall of Fame at their Annual Charter Dinner which will be held at Dyker Beach Golf Club (Brooklyn) on Wednesday evening, April 29.

If you are interested in attending this event, please call Diane Halbran at (718) 360-2501
for more information or e-mail her at dhalbran@bishopfordhs.org 

Congratulations Brother Leonard! (Bishop Ford Class of 1966)