Staying in Touch as We Practice Social Distancing: A Note to Brophy Moms

No, we didn't see this coming, but here we are and blessed that there are ways we can still connect, maintain friendships, and support our sons. Let's connect online and keep one another, and our sons and families, in our prayers! If you haven't already, please join our Brophy Moms' Facebook Group  (you must request to join — we are watching closely and will accept your request promptly). Please note... We kindly ask that no one sets up a Brophy Mothers' Guild Facebook class page on her own. Brophy Mothers' Guild-branded social media must be established through the executive committee. Thank you! We look forward to providing a positive, vibrant online forum for Brophy moms!

Mothers' Guild Newsletter

 
BROPHY MOTHERS’ GUILD NEWSLETTER | Jan. 8, 2021
 

Mark Your Calendar…
  • Book Club, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:45 p.m., Zoom
  • Hiking Club, Thursday, Jan. 21, 8:45 a.m., Pinnacle Peak Trail
  • Let’s Get Together BINGO Night, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7–8:30 p.m., Zoom
  • L.I.F.T. Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m., Zoom
  • Mothers’ Guild Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, 11:30 a.m., Zoom
  • Mother-Son Communion Mass, Saturday, Feb. 20, St. Francis Xavier Church
  • Brophy Auction, Monday, March 15–22, Virtual
  • Brophy Fashion Show, Thursday, March 25, The Camelback Inn
Nominations for 2021–22 Mothers’ Guild Executive Board and Committee Positions are Closing Soon!
Last call! The deadline for submitting nominations for the Brophy Mothers’ Guild Executive Board and committee chairs is Jan. 10. This is a rewarding way for you to get involved in the Brophy community, build new friendships, and support our Brophy sons. Please click here for a description of available positions. We encourage you to consider how you are called to serve within the Brophy Mothers’ Guild and appreciate self-nominations as well as nominations by others. We look forward to your response. For questions, please contact Kelly Bennan at nominating@brophymothersguild.org.
L.I.F.T. Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m., Zoom
Ladies in Faith Together (L.I.F.T.) gathers as women of faith for a devotional, prayer, and a truly uplifting and encouraging time. L.I.F.T. is non-denominational and alumni moms are always welcome. For more information, please contact Grace Dubberly at robertgrace@msn.com or Ellen Schwartz at Ellen@AZSchwartz.com.

Brophy Book Club – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:45 p.m., Zoom
Join the book club as we discuss “The Gilded Years,” by Karin Tanabe. This thrilling and foreboding historical novel about the life of Anita Hemmings, the first black student to attend Vassar, highlights social and racial rules in nineteenth century America. Please contact Ellen Schwartz at Ellen@AZSchwartz.com if you would like to be added to or removed from the Evite list.

Brophy Hiking Club – Thursday, Jan. 21, 8:45 a.m., Pinnacle Peak Trail
Start the new year with fun, fitness and fellowship as we hike the beautiful Pinnacle Peak trailhead. This 3.5 mile out-and-back trail allows you to turn around whenever you want. Meet us at 26802 N. 102nd Way in Scottsdale at 8:45 a.m. with water, sunscreen and athletic shoes. Note that dogs are not permitted on this trail and, although there are restrooms, we are unsure about COVID precautions.
Please consider bringing a $25 gift card to Target, Walmart or a grocery store to support Mother’s Grace. Thank you! If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Diana Dunnigan at diana.dunnigan@gmail.com or Libby Murphy at liv2giv@cox.net.

Let’s Get Together Bronco BINGO Night, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7–8:30 p.m., Zoom
Brush up on your Bingo lingo because it is time for another Let’s Get Together event! Fun will be had by all, but a “tweak of the thumb” and “dancing queens” could win you an amazing prize! Look for an Evite soon. 

Mother-Son Communion Mass, Saturday, Feb. 20, St. Francis Xavier Church
Mark your calendar for this special spring tradition that focuses on the bond between a mother and son. Look for more information about registration and the AMDG approach for this beloved Brophy event to follow soon! Please email Kelly Bennan or Sarah Churchill with questions.

Brophy Fashion Show – Thursday, March 25, 2021, The Camelback Inn
The Fashion Show General Raffle kicks off this Monday, Jan. 11. Be on the lookout for the email with the link to purchase tickets. Five fabulous prizes will be raffled — $5,000 cash, a parking spot for the 2021–22 school year, a Peloton bike, a fashionable Louis Vuitton purse and a $2,000 gift card to Restoration Hardware. 

There are a few raffle tickets left for the brand new 2021 BMW sDrive28i! Don’t miss your opportunity to win this prize worth $47,199. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold at $250 each. You can purchase your raffle tickets HERE. Thank you to Shane and Sherri O’Hanrahan and Chapman BMW Chandler for their generous donation. For questions, reach out directly to Julie Furey, raffle chair, at Brophyfsraffle@gmail.com. All proceeds support the Brophy Financial Aid Fund.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Class of 2021 Brophy Fashion Show, please click here for more information. Your business can be featured in the commemorative event program.
 
If you’d like to volunteer for the Class of 2021 Brophy Fashion Show on the day of the show, please let us know by filling out this quick volunteer interest form
 
For the latest Fashion Show news, please visit www.brophyprep.org/fashionshow. If you have any questions about the Class of 2021 Brophy Fashion Show, please contact chairs Nancy Holben-Bates and Tess Burleson at Brophyfschairs@gmail.com.
 
Brophy Virtual Auction – March 15-22
The Brophy Auction will be combined with the Fashion Show this year. The online auction will take place from March 15–22, 2021. The committee has set up an Amazon registry for those who would like to support the event by donating items for the auction. Please click HERE to browse and donate. If you have an item you would like to donate through your business or personal connection, please contact us at brophyauctionchairs@gmail.com. Thank you! 

Connect with Brophy Mothers’ Guild on Social Media
All moms of Brophy students are invited to follow the Mothers’ Guild on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We happily encourage you to write posts, ask for advice, share photos, and make comments. Below is the Facebook link and account names for Instagram and Twitter. You must request to join, but we monitor and grant access quickly. We’d love for you to connect with us!
Instagram – @brophymothersguild
Twitter – @BrophyMothersGuild

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 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’Gara at cmogara@cox.net 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.


 
Banner Photo: The 2020 Mother-Son Communion Breakfast honoring Mrs. Cindy McCain (center) with 2020-21 Mothers' Guild President Lana Homes and Ryan '22 (left) and 2019-20 Mothers' Guild President Julie Warner and Mason '20 (right).

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