Mothers' Guild Newsletter


Happy Summer, Brophy Moms! 

The Brophy Mothers’ Guild has a long history of providing support for the faculty, staff, and administration of our special school, all of our lovely mothers and families, and of course, our sweet sons. Our wonderful committee volunteers are hard at work planning a calendar full of in-person events for the school year as our goal is to create opportunities that inspire and engage all of our spirits. Meanwhile, we hope that you and your family find many moments of joy this summer!  

Mark Your Calendar…
  • New Student Convocation, Saturday, Aug. 14
  • Get Acquainted Parties (GAP Parties), Select Dates in August
  • New Parent Luncheon, Tuesday, Aug. 24
  • Mothers’ Guild Welcome Mass and Luncheon, Thursday, Aug. 26
    • Opening Mass, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
    • Committee Fair, Luncheon and Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Let’s Get Together Yoga, Saturday, Sept. 18, Brophy Campus
  • Brophy Auction, Saturday, Oct. 23, Harper Great Hall 

Get Acquainted Parties (GAP) - Select Dates in August
Freshman and transfer parents will be invited to attend a Get Acquainted Party in their neighborhood this August. Hear from President Adria Renke, Principal Bob Ryan and Mothers’ Guild/Dads’ Club leadership, as well as meet fellow parents who live near you and are also new to Brophy. These fun and informative gatherings run from 6-8 p.m. and are for parents only. Invitations will be sent by Brophy in July so keep an eye on your email!

Mothers’ Guild Welcome Mass/Luncheon/Meeting - Thursday, Aug. 26
To kick off the school year, all mothers are invited to attend mass in the Brophy Chapel beginning at 10:30 a.m. (all faiths are welcome), followed by a complimentary lunch and our first Mothers’ Guild meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Harper Great Hall. Freshman and transfer moms, look for tables reserved especially for you to meet other new moms. Hear Principal Bob Ryan share his plans for the upcoming school year, learn about our clubs and committees, and find out the many ways you can get involved at Brophy.

See below for a list of the 2021-2022 Mothers’ Guild luncheon meetings. Lunch always starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by our meeting. Digital invitations will be sent a few weeks prior to each meeting.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 14, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 11, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Joint Evening Meeting with Dads’ Club, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Harper Great Hall, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, Harper Great Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Let's Get Together,” Saturday, Sept. 18
The 2021-22 “Let's Get Together” committee is excited to welcome our moms back for in-person events this year! We have fun events lined up including yoga and mimosas (holla!), an intimate breakfast gathering while serving the community, a “Happy Holiday Happy Hour,” and a fabulous way to finish the year by getting crafty. You won't want to miss out on any of these events. We will have specific dates for each event in the August newsletter. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

New Family Welcome Needs You!
Help us welcome our newest Bronco families as a part of the Brophy Welcome Committee! Welcome Team members call parents of incoming Freshman/Transfer students in August and provide pertinent information about life at Brophy and answer any questions they may have. Ideally, we will ask you to make about ten calls. We also need five to six Spanish-speaking parents who can call families. If you could lend some phone time, please email Jennifer Swenson at

Mothers’ Guild Membership - Support our Community 
Please take a moment to become a Lifetime Member of the Brophy Mothers’ Guild. It’s truly a great investment as your one-time $200 membership fee will not only get you and a guest into all Brophy home athletic, theater and music events for the rest of time, but you will also get a fantastic card with your name on it, plus a coveted Brophy Mothers’ Guild tumbler! Moreover, you’ll be supporting the great work of our 20+ committees. Come join the fun! Click here or scan the QR code below to sign up today. If you have questions, please contact Dona Whitney at  

Book Club 
Calling all readers! We welcome you to join the Mothers’ Guild Book Club! Our September novel will be “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This book has been described as an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress's relentless rise to the top, the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. 

Please contact us at if you have any questions and/or want to be added to our Evite list for meetings. We are actively looking for a venue to host our club — if you have any connections for a centrally located venue, please let us know. We are looking forward to a successful year of reading with lively discussions, friendship and fun.

Connect with Brophy Mothers’ Guild on Social Media
Our Facebook and Instagram accounts provide great ways for our moms to stay in touch over the summer months and beyond. We happily encourage you to write posts, ask for advice, share photos, and make comments. Below is the Facebook link and account name for Instagram. Please know that you must request to join the group, but we will monitor and grant access quickly. We’d love for you to connect with us!

Instagram: @brophymothersguild

Alumni Moms
Once a Brophy mom, always a Brophy mom! Our Alumni committee is putting together a schedule of fun events to get our alumni moms together in a variety of settings. Email Rebecca DeBarros at with any questions. 

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 Jodi MacKenzie at with your requests, and please confirm the family is aware and requests our prayers. Email Jodi if you would like to be added to the Brophy Prayer Chain group.

A heartfelt thank you goes to …
  • The Brophy administration, faculty and staff for finding a way to make summer school an engaging experience whether online or in person.
  • All of the fabulous Mothers’ Guild volunteers for helping fill the 2020-21 school year with so many cherished memories, and for their commitment to making community happen during the craziness of the past year!
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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