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A wonderful article in the Daily News written by BP alum Ron Howell - Catholicism, Francis, NYC & me: Reflections on race and a changing city

About 15 years ago at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, I asked an acquaintance, an Irish-American Catholic, a question about a sequence in the ritual of the Mass. He responded: “You’re not lapsed. You’re collapsed"

Since then, I’ve often called myself a collapsed black Catholic. With Pope Francis set to capture the city’s attention this week, I’m reflecting deeply on that identity and the changing face of New York City.I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended a Jesuit high school — the now-shuttered Brooklyn Prep. I once wanted to be a priest, an ambition that bothered some family members, who became concerned the vow of chastity would leave my mother with no grandchildren, since I was her only child.

   Click Here to read the full story 

The BPAA Golf Outing is on Thursday September 14, 2017 at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY. PLease CLICK here to purchase your tickets to play golf. Not a golfer - join us for cocktails and dinner.

The Wall Street Journal
The Suicide of the Liberal Arts 
By JOHN AGRESTO
Aug. 7, 2015 6:40 p.m. ET

I was a few minutes early for class. Father Alexander, my high-school sophomore-homeroom teacher, was standing outside the room, cigarette in his mouth, leaning on the doorjamb. “Morning, Father.” 

His response was to put his arm across the door. “Agresto,” he said, “I have a question I’ve been thinking about and maybe you can help me.”

“Sure, what’s up?”

“Do you think a person in this day and age can be called well educated who’s never read the ‘Iliad’?” I hadn’t read the “Iliad,” and am not even sure I had heard of it. “Hmmm. Maybe, I don’t see why not. Maybe if he knows other really good stuff . . .” His response was swift. “OK, Agresto, that proves it. You’re even a bigger damn fool than I thought you were.”

The Sarasota reunion of the '58 BP football team's seniors was a rousing success! The group enjoyed three days in the sun with many stories, great conversations and much laughter!

1958 Football Seniors

CLICK HERE to view a photo from 1905 of the site on Nostrand Ave where Brooklyn Prep was constructed. The corner was originally the site of the Kings County Penitentiary, which you will see in this early photo.

Hanna May, Loyola School Senior, spoke on behalf of all the Brooklyn Prep Scholarship Recipeints at our Mass on May 7th. Please see her words below expressing her gratitude to the BPAA.

The Annual Dinner held on May 7th was a great success with over 375 Alumni in attendance. Please click on the link to view pictures.

Please reach out to your Classmates and make plans to join us for our Annual Mass and Dinner on Thursday May 7th. The Mass is being celebrated at The Church of St Francis Xavier at 5:30PM to be followed by our Dinner just next store at Xavier High School. Both are conveniently located on West 16th Street between 5th & 6th Ave. Tickets are $95 all inclusive with an open bar, wonderful dinner and desserts.

To purchase tickets and pay your annual dues online
CLICK HERE

Thank you for your generous support of Jesuit education.

Five alumni from the BP Class of '56 enjoyed a mini-reunion at the end of March 2015 in Southern Florida at The Mirasol Country Club that was hosted by Drury Gallagher BP '56. From left to right are: Jeff Donnelly, Tom Brennan, Drury Gallagher, Joe Drago and Joe Kassis.


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