The rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders spent the first four weeks of July at BJP's Camp Montmartre on the campus of Fairfield University. With classes in the mornings, camp games and activities in the afternoons, and advisory and prayer in the evenings, the four weeks at camp set the foundation for the next school year. Students learned more in reading, writing, and math, learned how to swim, went hiking, camping, and to a ropes course, and bonded as a community. The theme for the summer was to seek grace in the small things. St. Peter Faber once said: Seek grace in the small things and you will accomplish, believe in, and hope for the greatest things. Check out the video with all the pictures from their time at camp!
We celebrated the class of 2019 and BJP's 14th commencement exercises. The 19 young men and women were offered $165,985 in scholarships and have accepted a total of $106,235. They will be attending high school at Cathedral, Cristo Rey New York, Cristo Rey Brooklyn, Fontbonne Hall Academy, La Salle Academy, Nazareth, Mary Louis Academy, St. George, St. Jean Baptiste, St. Joseph, St. Saviour, and Xavier. We can't wait to hear about all their successes and welcome them into the Graduate Support Program!
Take a look back on all the memories from the past three years.
Our BJP family celebrated Mass for Ascension Thursday and after Mass Father Rivera led our 8th-grade students through their Commitment Ceremony. Our graduates are committed to keeping the Grad at Grad characteristics they lived each day during their middle school years as they move forward to high school. These values are to be Loving, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Committed to Social Justice, and Open to Growth. The St. Ignatius medals they will receive at graduation were blessed, and they prepared themselves for their 8th-grade retreat tomorrow. Please keep our school family and in particular our graduating students in your prayers as the graduation season begins.
Please join our Young Professional Group to support BJP on Saturday, April 27, 2019!
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Thank you to ChildSight® for providing free in-school vision screenings and new prescription eyeglasses to our BJP students. This program fills a critical health services gap for children with limited to no access to quality basic health or vision care services.
Each student needing glasses selects their own frames from a wide variety of trendy styles—after all, if kids don’t like their glasses, they are not likely to wear them! Their new eyeglasses will be delivered to BJP within one to two weeks.
The first day back from Christmas Break marked the thirteenth annual Renew the Spirit of Camp all-school retreat. Students spent the day in their camp advisories reminiscing about the good times at Fairfield University, the many activities at camp, the growth they made during the summer, and the goals they set for themselves. At Mass, Fr. Ralph Rivera, SJ celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany with the student body. His homily touched on what it means to be wise. Father shared with our students being wise is knowing the right thing to do and then doing it. It was a great day to get centered for the rest of the school year.
Our BJP family met on Xavier High School's basketball courts for the Graduate Support Program's annual alumni basketball tournament. Alumni competed in a friendly 3-on-3 basketball tournament. After the games, alumni sat down to a nice meal and caught up on high school and college life, reconnecting with friends and meeting other alumni.
In addition to helping current 8th graders with the high school admissions process, the Graduate Support Program maintains a relationship with graduates throughout high school and college. Just another unique experience that makes up the BJP way of educating and caring for the whole person. Learn more about the three cohesive BJP programs by clicking here.
All are welcome to join our school community
as we celebrate Mass.
09/07/18 - 10:00 a.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit
11/01/18 - 10:00 a.m.
Feast of All Saints Mass
12/07/18 - 10:00 a.m.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
01/02/19 - 3:00 p.m.
03/06/19 - 10:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass
04/12/19 - 2:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
05/30/19 - 10:00 a.m.
Feast of the Ascension Mass
05/31/19 - 2:00 p.m.
St. Teresa of Avila Church
563 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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