Mothers' Guild Newsletter

 
BROPHY MOTHERS’ GUILD NEWSLETTER | Sept. 23, 2022

 
(Hiking Club on Sept. 12 at Barrier Free Nature Trail)
 

Mark Your Calendar
  • Let’s Get Together: Yoga and Bubbles – Saturday, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m., Robson Gymnasium and Jesuit Garden (Registration is closed) 
  • Hiking Club – Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8:45 a.m., Lookout Mountain
  • L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) – Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-6 p.m., Plaza outside of Harper Great Hall
  • Mothers’ Guild Meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Brophy Fall Auction – Saturday, Oct. 15, 5:30-11 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Book Club – Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Panera at Gainey Village
  • Senior Mom Social – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., Location in evite
  • Senior Treat Day – Monday, Oct. 31, 10:50 a.m., AMDG Pavilion 
  • Mothers’ Guild All-Class Fall Retreat – Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4, (The link to express interest in attending will open at 6 a.m. on Oct. 3.) 
Thank You to the 2021-22 Mothers’ Guild Lifetime Members!
As a result of the generosity of our 2021-22 lifetime members, a gift of $10,900 was made to Brophy after a year of fun-filled events and fellowship! Principal Bob Ryan announced at our September meeting that they would use this gift for supplies for intramural sports, furniture and equipment upgrades at Manresa and to purchase a new tree for the campus. Each year the Mothers’ Guild utilizes funds received through the purchase of lifetime memberships for our monthly events, staff appreciation and our many committees’ great work. All funds remaining at the end of each year are donated to Brophy to go towards their initiatives to provide a wonderful experience for our sons. It’s never too late to support the Mothers’ Guild by becoming a lifetime member. Click here to purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Miller, the first vice president of the Mothers’ Guild, at vicepresident-1@brophymothersguild.org. 
 
Mothers’ Guild Tee Now Available from the Varsity Shop
These cute Mothers’ Guild tees are now available for pre-order at the Varsity Shop. They are really soft and have a flattering fit. Pre-orders are being taken by the Varsity Shop and the link to purchase will close on Thursday, Sept. 29. Click here to pre-order and pre-pay. 

Hiking Club – Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8:45 a.m., Lookout Mountain
Meet us for our second hike of the year. All skill levels are welcome. We will meet in the parking lot near the trailhead at 8:45 a.m. on 16th St., south of Greenway. The 2.2-mile hike will begin at 9 a.m. There are no restrooms or running water at the trailhead. Please contact Dana Bates (dbatesaz@aol.com) or Shalegh Silkey (shalegh.silkey@yahoo.com) with any questions.

L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) – Wednesday. Oct. 12, 5:30-6 p.m., the plaza outside of Harper Great Hall
 
(Tina Slankas, L.I.F.T. co-chair – Not pictured: Anni Foster) 
 
All moms are welcome – no matter your faith background. Join our first meeting right before the October Mothers' Guild meeting in the plaza outside Harper Great Hall. We will be gathering to talk about our topic of the year, Prayer, and the inspiration for the topic (the book "Fervent" by Priscilla Shirer). Join us as we take a few minutes to ground ourselves and bring forth any prayers that you may need from the group. If you haven't had a chance to review the book, that is okay, come anyway – that is what Priscilla would say! The audiobook is also a great option. Also, another option for the concept is to watch the movie "War Room", which can be rented on Amazon Prime.
 
We are also gathering prayer requests and will be offering them up each week. If you are in need of prayers or want to lift someone up, you may submit prayers by emailing the LIFT committee (Tina Slankas and Annie Foster) at LIFT@brophymothersguild.org. Please indicate if the prayers should be kept confidential. Also, if you are requesting prayers for someone other than yourself or your family, indicate whether the person or family is aware of your request.
 
Mothers’ Guild Meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
We had a full house at our September meeting! Close to 300 moms came out to enjoy social time and sign up for committees! Our theme this year is connection. Please join us for another fun evening of delicious appetizers, conversation and informative tidbits that will help you stay connected to all we have planned for this year. An evite was sent out for this meeting – please let Heather Miller at
vicepresident-1@brophymothersguild.org know if you did not receive it. 
 
Brophy Fall Auction – Saturday, Oct. 15, 5:30-11 p.m., Harper Great Hall
We look forward to supporting the Brophy Fall Auction: Brophy Ranch. For more information, please look at the auction section of the eNews or visit the website. The event raises money to support the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. 
 
Book Club – Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Panera at Gainey Village
Thank you to all of those who attended our first meeting! We'll meet again on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6-8:30 p.m. The location will be announced soon! We will discuss “America's First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. Start reading or listening today because it's a longer book but worth it! If you would like to be included in our mailing list for monthly evites, please email us at brophymgbookclub@gmail.com.

Senior Mom Social and Senior Treat Day
  • Social – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., Location in evite
  • Treat Day – Monday, Oct. 31, 10:50 a.m., AMDG Pavilion 
Calling all moms of the class of 2023! We know the years flew by, but here we are as senior moms. Don't miss out on making memories with our sons this year. Mark your calendars to join us at the senior mom social, where we will assemble treats for the first senior treat day while socializing and making new friends. An invitation with more information on the evening will be emailed to you as we get closer to the date. Then, we will surprise our sons during lunch with our first senior treat day on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31! If you have any questions or are interested in hosting a future senior mom social at your home, please email Emily Calihan, Rebecca DeBarros, Heather Haak or Mary McHenry at brophyseniormoms@gmail.com.

Mothers’ Guild All-Class Fall Retreat – 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 through 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, Manresa
After two years, our Mothers' Guild Retreat will return to beloved Manresa this fall. The weekend will be a bonding time to form memorable and lasting connections between us moms. If you have yet to attend a retreat and wonder if you should, the answer is yes! Shortly after registration, you will be assigned to a group of moms in your son(s) grade – you will have time to meet and connect with those moms before the weekend. Before you know it, the retreat will be here – you will have your carpool worked out, bag packed and be anxiously awaiting to see exactly why our retreats are so unique.
 
You will receive an email from Brophy with a link to express interest in attending the event. This link will open at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. Each submission will be time-stamped, and the first 15 registrants from each class (senior, junior, sophomore and freshman) will be offered a spot to attend the retreat. Please set an alarm for the sign-up time as spots fill very quickly! More communication about the registration and process will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact the retreat chairs, Megan Forristall, Alicia Markham and Phoutie Bansal, via email at retreats@brophymothersguild.org.
 
Corral and General Brophy Volunteers Needed
Happy fall ya’ll! Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s a perfect time to get out and volunteer for our Bronco community. Thank you to everyone who has spent time working in the Corral (lunch room) and ensuring our young men have what they need to enjoy a tasty lunch! Check out the sign-up to get involved, and maybe even get a quick hug from your favorite Bronco! Please click here to sign up through December. We are grateful for your service and look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. Keep in mind that we happily welcome family members to sign up to volunteer their time in the Corral.
 
“Volunteers are not paid—not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
 – Sherry Anderson

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

A heartfelt thank you goes to …
 
  • PLUB (Padres Latinos Unidos de Brophy) hosted a feast of traditional breakfast dishes for Brophy staff and faculty to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. We thank the PLUB families for their contributions to making this a very special and happy morning! Special thanks to Ana Moran for coordinating.
  • Dana Bates and Shalegh Silkey planned a wonderful first hike, and even coordinated the weather to be a little cooler! It was a lovely morning out, so thank you to all the moms who made it. 
  • The Book Club Committee had its first meeting this week with over 35 moms attending! Thank you to Melissa Buckley, Jennifer Zalle, Michelle Shilliday and Amy Jaros.
  • The members of the Dads’ Club and co-presidents, Bob Abele and Rob Abeln, for all their hard work and effort in hosting the pre-football game tailgate.
 
 
The 2022-23 Executive Board (left to right in banner photo): Radha Pappas (assistant treasurer), Maronel Rivera (events secretary), Dona Whitney (president), Heather King (treasurer), Heather Miller (first vice president) and Lisa Abeln (second vice president). Not present is Brandi Sutton (past president).

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