Father Dan Fitzpatrick SJ Celebrates 50 Years as a Jesuit

The beloved Moderator of the Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association and Graduate of Brooklyn Prep, Class of 1953, Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination as a Jesuit on Sunday, July 17th. Father Dan Fitzpatrick's Jubilee Mass was celebrated in the University Church at Fordham University where Father Dan was ordained 50 years ago.

Fr. Raymond T. Holscher, S.J., Class of 1960 has passed.

Fr. Raymond T. Holscher, S.J. was born on 19 March 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. He finished primary education at Holy Child Jesus School, Richmond Hill, N.Y. in 1957 and graduated at Brooklyn Preparatory School, N.Y. in 1960. On the same year, he entered St. Andrew-on-Hudson Novitiate, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on 30 July. After first vows, he continued his Juniorate at St. Andrew-on-Hudson. He arrived in the Philippines in 1964 and studied Tagalog language at Ateneo de San Pablo. In 1965, he studied Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University until 1967.

He was one of the pioneers of Loyola House of Studies with fellow scholastics Venancio Calpotura, Artemio Ferrer, Florencio Cuerquis, Enrique Lalana, Mateo Sanchez, Felix Unson, Francisco Montecastro, and William Abbott. Afterwards, he did regency at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City until 1969 where he taught Religion, English, and Socio-Economics while moderator of Social Action and the Yearbook. Then, he studied and finished his Bachelor in Sacred Theology at the Loyola School of Theology, Quezon City. On 6 May 1972, he was ordained at St. Ignatius Church, N.Y. by Bishop Francisco Claver, S.J. Five years later, he did tertianship with Jesuit priests Arsenio Jesena, Antonio Lambino, Alfeo Nudas, Leo Pabayo, Michael Rooney, Antonio Samson, and Herbert Schneider at Sacred Heart Novitiate under Fr. Arthur Shea, S.J. He professed final vows on 8 December 1977.

Most of his priestly life was spent at the Ateneo de Manila High School. He was chaplain in 1973-1976, instructor of Religion and student counselor in 1973-1979, director of Admission and Aid Office in 1973-1984, 1992-1996, coordinator of student activities in 1979-1982, director of athletics in 1979-1987, associate principal for student affairs in 1997-1999, associate principal for formation in 1999-2004, and coordinator of Christian Service Program in 2001-2004.

His ministries outside Ateneo de Manila High School comprised of chaplaincy for Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group and Christian Family Movement in 1973-1986, Philippine Jesuit Prison Service in 2004-2007 and National Training School for Boys (Boys Town) in Tanay in 2007-2016. He was also director of athletics in college and university in 1979-1996 and treasurer of the Jesuit Residence in 2003-2012.

The wonderful staff at Xavier High School, lead by President Jack Raslowski, have placed this flag outside the school as a tribute to the support they have received from the BPAA.


Father Daniel Berrigan SJ, our 1997 Honorary Alumnus of the Year has passed.

Please CLICK HERE to read the wonderful story about Father Berrigan in the New York Times.

Congratulations to our Chaplain, Father Rocco Danzi SJ

Effective July 1, Rev. Rocco Danzi, S.J., who came to Saint Peter’s in 2010 and currently serves as director of campus ministry will be promoted to Vice President for mission and ministry. Father Rocco will assist students, faculty, administration, staff, trustees, alumnae and alumni to integrate the Jesuit and Catholic mission and values of the University into their lives. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, he will provide leadership to the University community in its efforts to understand and embody the mission of the Society of Jesus. He will also focus on developing programs, lecture series and retreats for the members of the University community to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the heritage of the Jesuits as these relate to the University.

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Honorary Alumni of the Year

     William A. Fusco, class of 1962, will be the 2016 Alumnus of the Year. He is the co-founder and director of the Dynamic Youth Community - one of the most successful drug treatment centers in New York State - that has given thousands of troubled youth, ages 16 - 24, a solid self-earned chance for a happy and rewarding life. In addition, Bill remains an advocate to those in need of treatment by serving on various government and professional coalitions, panels and committees such as the Coalition for Community Services, Therapeutic Communities Association of New York, and the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers. PleaseCLICK here to view more information. 


    Our Honorary Alumnus will be Sister Margaret Rose Smyth, OP an educator and activist since 1963. While teaching in Crown Heights and living in the Dominican Convent across the street from Brooklyn Prep, she worked with poor Black, Hispanic and Hasidic peoples. Today as the Director of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, Sister Margaret provides comprehensive services to the Hispanic community on issues of health care, education, employment, housing and immigration. A new challenge has been finding homes for Central American children who have fled the violence of their homes in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In 2013, she received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Suffolk County Commission of Human Rights. Please CLICK here for additional information.


    We are delighted to pay tribute to both William A. Fusco and Sister Margaret Rose Smyth, OP.

Father Gerald Reedy, SJ

We mourn the loss of our beloved scholastic, Father Gerry Reedy SJ., who went on to become the President of the College of the Holy Cross. Click Here to read his story in the Fordham News.

Father Enrico Raulli, SJ taught at BP from 1959-1962, passed away on Wednesday 1/6

Click here to read the obituary.

Our recently deceased 1998 Honorary Alumnus of the Year, Father Rick Curry SJ is featured on 60 Minutes.

CLICK HERE to watch the CBS 6o Minutes program featuring Father Rick Curry SJ.

Learning from Charlie in Abu Dhabi: The legacy of a Catholic teacher from Brooklyn lives on at NYU's campus on the Persian Gulf

Click here to read the wonderful story about the influence Charlie Winans had on one of the Prep's most influential graduates. New York Daily News December 21, 2015

Obituary of Father Rick Curry SJ - New York Times 12/22

Please click here to read Father Rick Curry's obituary in the New York Times on Monday December 22nd.

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