Mothers' Guild Newsletter


(📷: January Joint Meeting with Dad’s Club)
Mark Your Calendar:
  • Hiking Club – Monday, Feb. 6, 8:45 a.m., Papago Park
  • Senior Mom Social – Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location in the invite
  • Senior Treat Day – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m., AMDG Pavilion
  • Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Panera at Gainey Village
  • L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) – Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-6 p.m., Plaza outside of Harper Great Hall
  • February Mothers’ Guild Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall 
  • Let’s Get Crafty Presented by the Let’s Get Together Committee – Thursday, March 2, 5:30-7 p.m., registration required
  • Spring Mothers’ Guild Retreat – Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12, Manresa, registration required
  • 2023 Brophy Fashion Show – Friday, March 17, 10 a.m., JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback
  • Senior Mom Retreat – Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, Camp Wamatochick in Prescott, registration required
Hiking Club – Monday, Feb. 6, 8:45 a.m., Papago Park
Meet us on Monday, Feb. 6, for our sixth hike of the school year. The hike will be four miles through Papago Park, including Hole in the Rock. We will meet at 8:45 a.m. and begin the hike at 9 a.m. After the hike, we will have lunch at Lou’s Bar and Grill. Please contact Dana Bates ( or Shalegh Silkey ( with any questions.
Senior Moms Upcoming Events
  • Social – Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., location in the invite
  • Treat Day – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m., AMDG Pavilion
  • Retreat – Friday-Sunday, March 24- 26, Camp Wamatochick in Prescott (Interest link goes live Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6 a.m.)
It's time to go all in and shower our senior boys with love these last four months of their time at Brophy. First up is our second senior mom social which is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7RSVPs are required by Feb. 6. The location is in the invitation which was sent a few weeks ago. We will assemble Valentine’s treat bags for our senior sons. Please read the invitation directions carefully regarding the needed donations. 
The official treat day is at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the AMDG Pavillion. Give yourself plenty of time to park and walk because the handouts go fast, and the boys will be on their way. We know you do not want to miss a quick photo with your favorite Valentine’s senior! All senior moms and dads are welcome to pass out our surprises to the boys. No RSVP is necessary. A save-the-date was sent out earlier this week. Shhh...we like to surprise the boys, so keep this hush-hush. Be festive, and wear red, pink and hearts galore.
Lastly, save the date for our senior moms’ retreat! The retreat’s theme is “Don’t Count the Days, Make the Days Count”. This fantastic experience will be held March 24-26 at the beautiful Camp Wamatochick in Prescott, Arizona. You do not want to miss this unique opportunity for friendship and fellowship as our days at Brophy are winding down. The directions for expressing interest in attending were sent earlier this week in a save-the-date. Please read the details very carefully! We want to make sure all our senior moms are in the know. Look to receive the instructions and the interest link in your inbox by Feb. 6. The link goes live at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and we expect it to fill up within the hour. 
If you have any questions, please contact the senior mom committee at
Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Panera at Gainey Village
We will meet at Panera at Gainey Village (8777 N. Scottsdale Rd., Unit 302, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253) to discuss “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Please note we will start our discussion promptly at 6 p.m., so if you would like to order food, please order in advance or arrive a few minutes early. If you would like to be included in our mailing list for the monthly evite, please email us at
L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) – Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-6 p.m., Plaza Outside of Harper Great Hall
Join L.I.F.T. for our February meeting at 5:30 p.m. immediately before the February Mothers’ Guild meeting. We will gather in the plaza right outside Harper Great Hall. We welcome all faiths to share their experience or those interested in learning about other faiths. To share your prayer requests or for more information, email
The Diocese of Phoenix brings Christ in Our Neighborhood to the Diocese for Lent. Are you looking for a way to reawaken your faith? Do you desire to study the sacred scriptures? Do you want to meet friends in your parish or rekindle old friendships? Christ in Our Neighborhood is for you! 25 Parishes are participating in the program. Find more information here or reach out directly to Joyce Coronel at 602-354-2025 or
February Mothers’ Guild Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall 
We are planning some sweet surprises for this meeting! Join us for a special dessert night. We will make sure to get some business done, plus hear from a Brophy staff member on the upcoming Summit on Human Dignity that all our sons will attend in March. After that, we have some fun planned along with raffle prizes! The countdown has begun with only three more meetings to attend this school year. Connect with old friends, and make some new ones! Don’t forget that the Varsity Shop is open prior to the meeting, and get some faith time in with L.I.F.T. which meets, at 5:30 p.m. Look for the invitation next week. Contact Dona Whitney at with questions. 

Let’s Get Crafty Presented by the Let’s Get Together Committee – Thursday, March 2, 5:30-7 p.m., Harper Great Hall (Registration link goes live at 6 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6)
Join us for a night of crafting as we make customized charcuterie boards! A cost of $55 a person will cover crafting supplies along with light drinks and appetizers. Details went out in a Punchbowl invite on Jan. 23. 

Check your inbox on Feb. 4 for the registration link, and be ready at 6 a.m. on Feb. 6 for the registration link to go live. We hope to see you at this final Let’s Get Together event of the school year. There are limited spots available. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Blue at
Spring Mothers’ Guild Retreat – Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12, at Manresa (Look for an email from Brophy sent on Jan. 27 with vital information! The interest link goes live at 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30)
Save the date for the spring Mothers’ Guild retreat. The theme is "Anchored in Faith," and the retreat will be for freshman, sophomore and junior moms at Manresa. Please see the above for information on the special senior mom retreat. Information was sent to your email inbox on today, Jan. 27, regarding the process to express your interest in attending. The opportunity to express your interest will open at 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. Please read the save the date carefully as it contains very essential details. Limited spots are available per class, and they will fill up extremely fast! We can't wait for a weekend full of friendship, faith and fun! 

Brophy Fashion Show – Friday, March 17, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
We look forward to supporting the 2023 Brophy Fashion Show: God in All Things. Please visit the Fashion Show section of the eNews or the website for more information. The event raises money for the Brophy Generations Endowment Fund which benefits financial aid.
Volunteer in the Corral for Spring 2023 
The Mothers’ Guild would like to thank our wonderful volunteers who work the Corral to serve our young men during their lunch period. The month of January has more slots to fill and February is right around the corner. Please follow this link to volunteer. We would appreciate any help you can provide. Keep in mind we welcome family members to sign up to volunteer as well. 
A few spots are still available to volunteer at the Brophy Mother-Son Mass and Breakfast at this link. 
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.”
A Heartfelt Thank You Goes to …
  • The Brophy Class of 2022 alumni that participated in our joint meeting with the Dads’ Club which included Giovanni Briseno (University of Notre Dame), Ian DiMarie (Grand Canyon University), Andrew Hahne (University of San Diego), Kaycee Garcia-Barrett, (The Honors College at Arizona State University), Elijah Jenkins (The University of Chicago), Michael Mansour (Grand Canyon University), Lochlan Marquis (Santa Clara University) and Charlie Ratterman (Indiana University, Bloomington). Thank you for sharing your meaningful and valuable insight into life as a college freshman.
  • Our fantastic hospitality committee of Francie Donkerbrook, Tejal Patel and Liz Dolan. As always, your centerpieces and decor were amazing! We appreciate you each and every month. 
  • Huge thanks to Dads’ Club president, Rob Abeln, for being the host and emcee for our alumni panel. 
  • The wonderful volunteers for the freshman hearing screening: Ivonne Godinez, Sonya LaSota, Jennifer Brooks, Teri Barnwell, Monica Osselaer, Corinne Barkan, Cynthia Maughan, Wanda Wiscombe, Karen Fissore, Nancy Long, Karina Wood, Natalie Natusch, Cindy Day, Dorcas Guest-Nelson, Kristin Roehmer, Jane Trapp, Grace Laba, Nikole Jelden, Karina Wood, Pri Gross, Neetu Patel, Laurie Erickson, Karen Flaherty and Amaria Hawkins. 
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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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