Mothers' Guild Newsletter

March 8, 2019 Edition

Mark Your Calendar…
  • Parent Awareness, Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • L.I.F.T., Thursday, March 14, 10:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
  • MG Luncheon Meeting, Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Hiking Club, Thursday, March 21, 9:15 a.m., Sunrise Trail
  • Book Club, Thursday, March 21, 6:45 p.m., Arizona Biltmore Lobby
  • Brophy Auction, Friday, March 22, 6 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Senior Mom Social, Friday, March 29, 7 p.m.
  • Senior Treat Day, Thursday, April 2, Noon-12:50 p.m., Brophy’s Front Lawn
  • Career Exploration Night, Tuesday, April 2, 6-8 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Mother/Son Beach Bash, Sunday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Let’s Get Together Evening of Van Gogh and Vino, Monday, April 8, 6 p.m., Carrie Curran Art Studios
  • Project Grad, Saturday, May 18, CrackerJax
Parent Awareness: Technology and your Teenagers
Wednesday, March 13, 6-7 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Do you know the difference between Canvas and Clash of Clans? Or maybe French and Fortnight? Are you concerned about too much screen time? Our Parent Awareness speaker will be Brophy’s own Assistant Principal for Technology Mica Mulloy. Mica will speak to the important partnership between parents, Brophy and your students, when navigating the constantly changing world of technology. He will give insight into Brophy's mission-driven goals with technology and share resources and best practices for helping students manage technology use. Contact Jean Cody at with questions.

March L.I.F.T. Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
Our L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) group now has a box in the Brophy Chapel narthex for students and staff to leave prayer requests! In March, join us for devotional, prayer and fellowship. March’s reflection is God as our supreme example of wisdom. Please contact Christi Sourk at or Grace Dubberly at with questions.

March Mothers’ Guild Luncheon and Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Please join the mothers of Brophy as we celebrate and honor a very special young man with the Gwendolyn Reese Spirit of Challenge Award. You will not want to miss this heart-warming meeting, as this is another example of what makes Brophy so unique. Please contact Jean Cody at with any questions.

Hiking Club
Thursday, March 21, 9:15 a.m., Sunrise Trail and Blue Adobe Grill
Our next-to-last hike of the school year will be at the beautiful Sunrise Trail at the McDowell Mountain Preserve, followed by lunch at the Blue Adobe Grill. Please email Katherine Thorsberg at if you will be joining us for lunch. Those who are registered for the Hiking Club should be receiving emails each month with details. Contact Jennifer Donley at or Katherine Thorsberg at to be added to the email list. Our last hike of the school year is April 9.

Book Club
Thursday, March 21, 6:45 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. discussion, Arizona Biltmore Hotel Lobby
Hop on board a luxurious yacht with a group of journalists and let the mystery unfold. This is a book that you will not want to put down until you have read the last page! "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware is our March book selection. Please join us at the Arizona Biltmore lobby on March 21. Discussion begins at 7:15. Questions? Contact Corda Colvin at

Brophy Spring Auction 2019: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Friday, March 22, 6 p.m., Harper Great Hall  
We need you in the game!  Want to be part of the Auction night, but not sure how? We need volunteers to help set up, sell raffle tickets, open wine, spot the live bidders, move items, checkout and clean up.  Go here to sign up. All volunteers will have the opportunity to be part of the action and bid away on the great lineup of auction items!

Also on deck, Jeep raffle tickets are selling fast, so get yours before they're gone! You have a one in 250 chance to drive away with a 2019 Jeep Wrangler! Get your tickets here: Please contact Julie Palmer at or Kelly Bennan at if you are interested in helping, or with any questions.

Brophy Blood Drive   
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
We invite parents and boys age 16 and 17 to donate blood! Students will need a permission slip signed by a parent. Any parents wishing to donate can schedule a time here  or walk-in anytime!

Calling All Senior Moms!
Senior Mom Social: Friday, March 29, 7 p.m.
Senior Treat Day: Thursday, April 2, Noon-12:50 p.m., Brophy’s Front Lawn
Mark your calendars for the last Senior Mom Social, and watch for a digital invitation with all the details. Also, don’t miss the last Senior Treats! It will be a lunchtime event, and all Senior Moms are welcome to attend! Contact with questions.

Career Exploration Night
Tuesday, April 2, 6-8 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Your son is invited to join us for Brophy’s first Career Exploration Night! More details will follow as the event gets closer, but save the date on your calendar for this fantastic opportunity to learn about a wide variety of careers from parents and alumni working in the field.

Mother-Son Beach Bash
Sunday, April 7, 5:30-8 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Moms: line up your spray-tan appointment and get your son’s “aloha” shirt ready for the best beach-in-the-desert party around. This event is for Junior and Senior boys and their moms only. You’ll enjoy a yummy dinner, games and tunes to get you dancing. An eBlast was distributed by Brophy last week. The cost is $28 per person before March 18, $33 thereafter. Please contact Meghan Fable at with any questions.

Let’s Get Together Evening of Van Gogh and Vino
Monday, April 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Carrie Curran Art Studios
Join us for a fun evening with Brophy moms, as we gather to each paint a Van Gogh masterpiece (we promise it will be easy), chit chat and sip some vino. The cost is $50 per person and space is limited to 70 people. Please consider bringing some cash the night of the event, as we will collect financial donations to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Stay tuned for the invitation in March, and if you have a question in the meantime, contact the Let’s Get Together committee at

Brophy/Xavier Project Graduation - Save the Date, Saturday, May 18
Senior moms, mark your calendars for Project Graduation. No senior will want to miss this last big blow out! The party is at CrackerJax, starting with check in at 7:30 p.m. at BCP. The cost is $110 per person, with scholarships available (contact Michele Feeney Registration to attend will be online and begin in March, after Brophy Auction and Xavier Scholarship Fashion Show. Notices and links will be sent in March to all senior parents explaining the event in detail, Memory Boards, and how to register and pay. If you have questions, please contact Michelle Zachar at

2019 Fashion Show Planning Has Begun
Fresh off the enormous success of this year’s 2018 Brophy Fashion Show, 2019 co-chairs Leslee Allen and Michelle Roe are hard at work planning another amazing event for next fall. If you would like to be a part of the 2019 Fashion Show Committee please contact Michelle Roe at, or Leslee Allen at

Brophy Prayer Chain
The Brophy Prayer Group is committed to offering prayer support for anyone in the Brophy community who has a medical or personal concern. These Prayer Warriors are here for you in time of need, and also if you desire to send an intention for prayers. Prayer requests received will be shared by email with the prayer group, along with scripture that will inspire each person that participates. Each member will pray for the specific intention request in their own special way. Please contact Christy O’Gara at with your requests, and please confirm the family is aware and requests our prayers. Email Christy if you would like to be added to the Brophy Prayer Chain group.

Pray the Rosary
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
Please join us as we pray the Rosary every Thursday for our Brophy community! We will meet in the Brophy Chapel on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. for the remainder of the school year. Everyone is invited ... moms, dads, family members, and friends! If you have questions, contact Susan Pataq at “The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” ~St. Josemaria Escriva

A heartfelt thank you goes to …
  • Cathi Triplett, you are the behind-the-scenes angel of Staff Appreciation! Thank you for coordinating yet another amazing breakfast for our beloved BCP staffers.
  • Our wonderful retreat chairs, Laurena Ketzel-Kerber, Sheri Heitner-Anderson and Kristie Winter, who worked tirelessly to create a memorable spring retreat for our moms. Thank you for blessing us with your remarkable talents.
  • Our thoughtful senior retreat chairs, Jodi MacKenzie, Frances Schutz and Desiree Vogel, you’ve officially kicked off the final stretch of senior year for our senior moms. Hang on and grab a tissue!
  • Karen Ahearn and Orfe Kelly, thank you for helping us center ourselves and focus on the special meaning of Lent. The service and luncheon were lovely.
  • A big thank you to the Lenten Prayer Service committee, for participating in the service, bringing food, and helping with the luncheon. And thank you to the women who attended! May God's love guide us during these 40 days of Lent and beyond
  • Thank you to Jill Gruler and Kerry Postillion for your efforts in keeping Brophy Chapel so clean and beautiful. It sparkled at the Lenten Service. 
2018-19 Executive Board: (Left to right in above photo) Stephanie Papadopoulos (assistant treasurer), Renee Cerny (second vice president), Julie Warner (first vice president), Jean Cody (president), Shauna Gliss (corresponding secretary), Marcia Asher (treasurer), Donna Ellis (recording secretary) and Nancy Bates (past president).

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