Mothers' Guild Newsletter - Oct. 20, 2017

Mark Your Calendar…

  • Brophy Prayer Chain, anytime day or night
  • Father-Son Communion Breakfast, Saturday, Oct. 21, Harper Great Hall
  • Growing in Ignatian Spirituality, Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30-7:10 p.m., Brophy Chapel
  • Senior Treat Day, Thursday, Oct. 26, 9:50-10:10 a.m., SAC
  • Mothers’ Guild Fall Retreat, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 27-29, Manresa Retreat Center
  • Brophy Fashion Show, Friday, Nov. 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  • Hiking Club, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:15 a.m., Gateway Trailhead
  • Brophy Open House, Sunday, Nov. 12, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Brophy Moms’ L.I.F.T., Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
  • Mothers’ Guild Luncheon Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Harper Great Hall 
  • Book Club, Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30-9 p.m., Biltmore Lobby
  • 12 Days of Christmas, Thursday, Nov. 30 - Friday, Dec. 15
  • Mothers’ Guild Holiday Luncheon, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Vincent’s on Camelback
  • Mothers’ Guild Advent and Prayer Service, Thursday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Brophy Chapel and Jesuit Garden
Mothers’ Guild Membership - It’s a Great Investment!
What? No card? Let’s solve that case right now, Nancy Drew! Just sign up for the one and only Brophy Mothers’ Guild and problem solved! It’s a great investment, since your one-time $200 membership fee will admit two into all Brophy athletic and on-campus events for eternity AND you’ll get a personalized membership card. Come join the fun! Click here to sign up today. If you have questions, please contact Jean Cody at
Brophy Prayer Chain - Growing Stronger Every Day
There are over 500 people on the prayer chain at this time. These prayer warriors are there for you in time of need and if you desire to send an intention for prayers. The Brophy Prayer Group is committed to offering prayer support for anyone in the Brophy community who has a medical or personal concern.  

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 confirm the family is aware and requests our prayers. As well, please email her your email address to be added to the Brophy Prayer Chain group.
Growing in Ignatian Spirituality
Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30-7:10 p.m., Brophy Chapel
Welcome, everyone, as we continue to explore Ignatian teachings. This is a reflective, contemplative time led by Brophy President Adria Renke and inspired by the messages of St. Ignatius, opening to the "still voice within." The monthly sessions last approximately 40 minutes. Please come early as Adria starts promptly. It is not necessary to have attended previously to enjoy the benefits, and is open to all regardless of faith. Feel free to bring your friends.
If you would like to mark your calendar, dates for 2017-2018 are Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan 29, March 5, April 23, and May 14. If you have questions, please contact Anne Smith at, Carla Curry at, or Carol Brown at
Senior Treat Day
Thursday, Oct. 26, 9:50-10:10 a.m., SAC
The first of three senior treat days will be in October. Any senior mom is welcome to help and for added fun, wear Halloween attire! Please plan on arriving about 9:15 a.m. to help set up, and staying until 10:30 a.m. to help clean up (treats are served during the morning break). If you have questions, please contact a member of the Senior Mom Committee: Michele McCabe,; Suzanne Park,; Stephanie Cunningham,;Laura Tolson,; and Anna Shanks
2017 Brophy Fashion Show
Friday, Nov. 3
The Brophy Fashion Show ticket sales have begun! Reserve your seat for the Fashion Show here. Check out the limited-edition Brophy gift items and raffle tickets on the Fashion Show webpage.
If you are interested in helping the day of the event, please contact Wendy Lentz at For questions about the Fashion Show, please contact Kathleen Graham at or Missy Smith at
Volunteering for the Big Show- Please HELP!
Please sign up to volunteer at the Fashion Show Friday, Nov. 3, at the Scottsdale Princess Resort. This incredible event relies on the help of good people like you who are willing to help. Take a moment to find a shift that works for you. There are plenty of different areas and times where we can use your help. The majority of the work needs to be done before the show, but we still need help afterward to pick up the programs, centerpieces, floral arrangements, etc. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday, Nov. 1 with instructions on where to go, confirmation of your time commitment, information on what you will do, and how to get in touch with your committee chair.
Here’s the link to be a part of the magic: If you have any questions, please email Wendy Lentz at before Friday morning. If you have questions the morning of the event, Shauna Gliss at  will be at the volunteer sign-in table and will be able to help.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for paying it forward and for showing Brophy families and friends what a supportive community we all are!!  Go Broncos!
Hiking Club
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:15 a.m., Gateway Trailhead
Hello hikers! Please join us on Wednesday Nov. 8 to gobble up some of our best Arizona hiking weather and scenery! We will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Gateway trailhead at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to hike the Gateway Saddle Loop. Please watch your inboxes for more information to come as we get closer, and let us not forget to be “thankful” for the blessings of our health, ability to hike and enjoy God’s wonderful creation, and to bless others through the Mother’s Grace organization….don’t forget your gift cards! If you have any questions, or wish to be added to our Hiking Club emails, please contact: Jennifer Donley at or Katherine Thorsberg at
Brophy Open House
Sunday, Nov. 12, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
We have a few volunteer opportunities for the upcoming Brophy Open House! Remember your first Open House?  There were handsome Brophy boys wearing ties and giving directions, a beautiful campus to explore, smiling mothers handing out THOUSANDS of cookies... What an exciting day! We need dozens of volunteers and thousands of store-bought cookies to make the magic happen, so please consider helping out to make this a special day for all those attending. We are asking for cookie donations and volunteers to help set up for this big event. We hope you can join in the fun and help make a difference in the life of a future Bronco
If you have questions about how you can help, contact Jenn McAndrew at
Brophy Moms’ L.I.F.T.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m., Brophy Chapel
(Please note the new meeting time of 10:30 a.m.)
Brophy Moms L.I.F.T. (Ladies in Faith Together) is a group that meets for devotional and for prayer for our boys and the Brophy community. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 16 as we focus on attributes of God that we can strengthen in ourselves as mothers! If you have questions, contact Christi Sourk at
Mothers’ Guild Luncheon Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harper Great Hall
If you feel attached to your phone, imagine what it’s like for your son who has never lived without it. How do we teach them balance in this day and age? At our November meeting, Lisa Smith, who is a mom, Certified Parent Coach, and author, will discuss Parenting Our Digital Kids….Setting the Rules for the Tools! You won’t want to miss this valuable information. If you have questions, contact Nancy Holben-Bates at
Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Biltmore Hotel Lobby
Please join us for our November book, Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman.
“In a changing world, proactive parenting can be the key to steering your child around the many impediments towards young adulthood. In Masterminds and Wingmen, Rosalind Wiseman helps parents navigate the inevitable tests that they and their sons will face.”
If that doesn’t have you hooked, what would? If you have questions, please contact Lita Bollimpalli at, Corda Colvin at, or Tammy Powers at
Twelve Days of Christmas for the Brophy Faculty and Staff
Thursday, Nov. 30 - Friday, Dec. 15
The 12 Days of Christmas Committee is hard at work getting ready to play Secret Santa for the Brophy faculty and staff! The committee provides snacks at morning break and a surprise gift box for each faculty and staff member during the 12 days before finals – the fun starts Nov. 30! We will be giving away approximately 150 gift boxes. In order to provide these gifts the committee is asking for your help.
For more information, contact Renee Huerta at or Tina Barton at
Mothers’ Guild Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Vincent’s on Camelback
Ho ho ho and save the date! Kick off the holiday season the right way by enjoying a special lunch at Vincent’s on Camelback with other moms. Vincent will also share a few favorite recipes and preparation tips. Tickets are $45 per person. The party is limited to 80 people, so hop on your sleigh quickly when the link comes out! More information will follow, but if you have any questions, contact Aimee Anderson, Mary Ellen Beall, or Taria Smith at
Mothers’ Guild Advent Prayer Service and Luncheon
Thursday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Brophy Chapel and Jesuit Garden
Happy Advent! It's not too early to mark your calendar for our annual Mothers’ Guild Advent Prayer Service and Luncheon. The service in the Brophy Chapel will be followed by a committee-hosted lunch in the Jesuit Garden. Come enjoy music, scripture, a speaker or two, prayer, and wonderful fellowship to help us get centered at the start of Advent. If you'd like to help plan, please contact Laurena Ketzel-Kerber at or Janelle Hughes at  We meet immediately following the monthly Mothers’ Guild meetings to prepare for the service and lunch.
A heartfelt thank you goes to…
  • Jennifer Donley and Katherine Thorsberg for coordinating the first hike of the season! We look forward to many trail miles to come.
  • Christi Sourk and L.I.F.T. for keeping us, and the whole school, in your prayers. That’s a great place to be!
  • Karen Parise, with her personally-made Power Point, who spoke at our October luncheon. We thank you for everything you do to help our teens be well.
  • Cindy Frakes, Janelle Hughes, Jean Mullen and Lisa Scanlon for coordinating our lovely enchilada luncheon for the October Mothers’ Guild meeting. Muy bien y muchas gracias!
  • Shannon Brewer and Jane Surgent, the white pumpkin and eucalyptus tables you created were straight out of Pinterest. We were lucky to enjoy your lovely fall setting at the MG lunch.
  • Carol Clemmensen, who graciously hosted the Senior Mom gathering at her lovely home. What a perfect setting to start a special year.
  • Stephanie Cunningham, Michele McCabe, Suzanne Park, Anna Shanks, and Laura Tolson. Who can rally the senior moms for a kickoff event, have a blast and plan to do it again in costume? You can!
  • Aimee Anderson, Mary Ellen Beall, and Taria Smith, Socktober at The Orchard was delightful. Well done! 
2017-2018 Executive Board: (Left to right in above photo) Orfe Kelly, Deidra Gilligan, Jenn McAndrew, Jean Cody, Nancy Holben-Bates, Joni Owen, Marcia Asher, and Trescha Peeples.

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