Mothers' Guild Newsletter


Mark Your Calendar…
  • Hiking Club, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8:45 a.m., Pinnacle Peak
  • Brophy Book Club, Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:45 p.m., Pomelo at the Orchard
  • Chapel Care, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 8:15 a.m., Brophy Chapel
  • Senior Mom Social, Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Private Residence
  • Black Family Alliance Black History Month Festival, Saturday, Feb. 8, 12-4 p.m., Brophy
  • Senior Treat Day, Thursday, Feb. 13, 9:50 a.m., Student Activity Center (SAC)
  • L.I.F.T., Thursday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
  • Mothers’ Guild Luncheon/Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Mother-Son Communion Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church and Harper Great Hall
  • Lenten Prayer Service, Thursday, Feb. 27, 8:45 - 11:15 a.m., Brophy Chapel and Jesuit Garden
  • All-Class Spring Retreat, Friday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, Feb. 29, Manresa Retreat Center
  • Senior Moms Spring Retreat, Saturday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 1, Manresa Retreat Center  
  • Brophy Auction “Under the Boardwalk,” Saturday, March 21, Harper Great Hall
January 12 is the Deadline for Nominations for Mothers’ Guild Executive Board and Committee Positions!
Consider offering your time, talent, and leadership to the Brophy community by applying for a role within the Mothers’ Guild for the 2020-2021 school year. Not only will your service benefit your sons and Brophy, in general, but you personally will gain so much from this positive experience. If you have not self-nominated or nominated a friend, please do so today as the online form will close on Jan. 12. Click here for the nomination form: Please email Jennifer Funke with questions or concerns. We look forward to your involvement with the Mothers’ Guild!

Brophy Hiking Club – Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8:45 a.m.,
Pinnacle Peak
Start the new year with fun, fitness, and fellowship as we hike the beautiful Pinnacle Peak trailhead. You should be receiving emails with specific details about the hikes and lunch afterwards if you signed up for the Hiking Club at the beginning of the year. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact Diana Dunnigan , Libby Murphy or Christi Sourk.

Brophy Book Club – Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:45 p.m., Pomelo at the Orchard, Wine Cellar

Attention Readers! There are less than two weeks to finish January’s book, “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate, a riveting drama based on true events that took place in the 1930s. Come early to grab a beverage and a bite to eat before our discussion starts at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you! For those of you who don’t want to wait until the last minute, the February book choice is “Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption” by Katie Davis Majors.

Senior Mom Social - Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Join your fellow Senior Moms for a little bit of work and a lot of play as we socialize and assemble Valentine goody bags for our sweet sons’ next treat day, which is Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9:50 a.m. in the SAC. A digital invitation will be sent with details and instructions about what to bring. Please email with any questions you might have.
Black Family Alliance Black History Month Festival – Saturday, Feb. 8, 12-4 p.m., Brophy College Preparatory
Brophy, in partnership with the Brophy Black Family Alliance, is hosting a Black History Month festival. This inaugural event celebrates how the African-American/Black diaspora community has positively influenced and shaped America and the global community. Join us as we celebrate the significant contributions of the Black community to American culture, and as we highlight the presence and impact of the Black community within Brophy’s student body. There will be music, dance, spoken word and oratory performances; Black art and history displays; Archwood, a community-based vendor marketplace; food for purchase from favorite local vendors and top-rated food trucks; games; a mobile African-American History Museum with Public Enemy’s Prof. Griff; and much more. We are excited to show the unity of our Brophy community and our amazing campus. The festival is open to the greater Phoenix community at no charge and all are welcome!
L.I.F.T. Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
Our next L.I.F.T. meeting will take place in the Brophy Chapel on Feb. 13 before the Mothers’ Guild meeting. Join us as we gather as women of faith for devotional and prayer and for a truly uplifting and encouraging time. L.I.F.T. is non-denominational and alumni moms are always welcome. For more information, please contact Christi Sourk or Grace Dubberly

Mothers’ Guild Luncheon and Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Please join us at our February luncheon meeting. We are pleased that Seamus Walsh, Assistant Principal for Academics, will join us to speak about Brophy's academic program. Additionally, we’re excited to announce that Paul Fisko, Assistant Principal for Ministry, will preview the upcoming Summit on Human Dignity: The World and Water. Stay tuned for more information via the digital invitation that will be sent next week. Questions? Please contact Julie Warner.

Mother-Son Communion Breakfast – Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church and Harper Great Hall  
Please join us for this special spring tradition that focuses on the bond between a mother and son. An eBlast with a registration/payment link will be sent on Jan. 17, cost is $39 per person. If your family needs financial assistance and your son receives 50 percent or more in financial aid, please do not sign up via the link. Instead, contact Mrs. Ellen McCoy in the business office at 602-264-5291, ext. 6229, or email her, for your ticket. Please email Carol Brownor Jean Cody with questions.

Lenten Prayer Service – Thursday, Feb. 27, 8:45-11:15 a.m., Brophy Chapel and Jesuit Garden  
Please join us for an inspirational morning of music, prayer, reading and reflection in our very own Brophy Chapel. All faiths are welcome. Following the service, a light luncheon will be served in the Jesuit Garden. Watch for a digital invitation at the end of January. If you’d like to help with this event, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Peggy Laneseor Lisa Gaitan for more information. 


All-Class Spring Mothers' Guild Retreat, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-29
SAVE THE DATE! The All-Class Mothers' Guild Spring Retreat is scheduled for Feb. 28-29, 2020. Your opportunity to express interest in attending will come in a couple of weeks, so be on the look out for more communications. Your retreat committee is already hard at work and we look forward to this special event! If you have any questions about the retreat, please contact Shannon Dowdall, Julie Furey, or Joy Schmidbauer .Please click here for information regarding the retreat registration process. If you have any questions about registration, please email Julie Warner.

Senior Mom Mothers' Guild Retreat – Saturday, Feb. 29-Sunday, March 1 
Join us at this special retreat, just for Senior Moms, as we celebrate the wonderful accomplishment of our boys graduating from Brophy. The retreat is for one night starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, until 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1. Cost is $45 and there are no refunds for this event. Look for an eBlast on Jan. 17 with an interest form link that will go live at 6 a.m. on Jan. 21. Space is limited to 60 moms, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Out of respect for all attending, we ask that you register ONLY if you are able to stay for the entire retreat. NO late arrivals or early departures are permitted, nor may you leave and return mid-retreat. Please check your calendar (and your son's calendar!) before you register. Contact seniormoms2020@gmail.comwith questions. 

Brophy Spring Auction – “Under the Boardwalk”
Mark your calendars! The Brophy Auction “Under the Boardwalk” will be held on March 21, 2020. Come join us for a night of celebration. Our committee is busily preparing what will surely be a wonderful event. If you wish to help out, please contact either Lori Loganor Abby Kerkhove, we would love to have you on our team. Keep a look out for our save-the-date email. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 21.

2020 Fashion Show Planning has Begun

It's already that time. Fresh off the enormous success of the 2019 Brophy Fashion Show, 2020 co-chairs Nancy Bates and Tess Burleson are jumping right into planning for another amazing event in the fall. If you would like to be a part of the 2020 Fashion Show Committee, please contact Nancy Bates or Tess Burleson

Brophy Mothers’ Guild is on Facebook!

Who says that Brophy Moms aren’t well-connected on social media? Certainly not us! The Mothers’ Guild now has an official Facebook page to keep you informed. All moms of Brophy students are welcome, click here to follow us. We encourage you to write posts, share photos, and make comments. Be sure to also look up individual class pages to get the latest news for each year’s grade. We’d love it if you’d “like” us!

Brophy Mothers’ Guild Lifetime Membership -
A New Year’s Resolution!
Purchase a Lifetime Membership in 2020 and get free entrance for you and a guest to all Brophy athletic and on-campus events, not for the rest of the school year, but for the rest of time, plus a coveted Brophy Mothers’ Guild tumbler! Your one-time $200 membership fee goes towards many fantastic events, including the Mother/Son Beach Bash, our monthly luncheon meetings, Advent and Lenten Prayer Services, the New Parent Luncheon, and so much more. Click on this link to register. Questions? Contact Lana Holmes


Brophy Prayer Chain
The Brophy Prayer Warriors are lovingly committed to offering prayer support for anyone in the Brophy community who has a medical or personal concern. They are here for you in a time of need. Prayer requests from our community will be shared by email and each member of the group will pray for the specific intention in their own special way. Please contact Christy O’Garaat with your prayer requests (please confirm the family is aware a request has been made) and also to be added to the Brophy Prayer Chain group.

A heartfelt thank you goes to …
  • Our college freshman guests who were willing to share time over their first Christmas break to enlighten us at our Mothers’ Guild and Dad’s Club meetings: Nathan Ashok, Michael Carlin, Sebastian Diaz, Paul Kim, Cameron MacKenzie, Brady O’Gara, Manas Sharma and Will Winter.  Good luck in the spring semester, guys!
  • The sweet moms who so lovingly donated gift cards and candy to the scholars of Boys Hope Girls Hope at our December Let’s Get Together event. Your generosity was truly amazing and appreciated by so many!
  • Brandi Sutton, Catherine Tiffany, and Katy Young, whose clever college-inspired table decor filled us with school spirit at yesterday’s Mothers’ Guild meeting!   
2019-20 Executive Board: (Left to right in above photo) Jean Cody (past president), Julie Lindholm (recording secretary), Stephanie Papadopoulos (treasurer), Brandi Sutton (second vice president), Lana Holmes (first vice president), Julie Warner (president), Diana Dunnigan (events secretary) and Heather Miller (assistant treasurer)

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