By Thomas Daly
Please continue to pray with us as we remember the life of Fr. Paul Landolfi, S.M., who passed away this week. Fr. Paul’s wake will take place this Sunday, November 19 from 3 p.m. through 8 p.m. at the Chaminade Community Chapel (Emory Road entrance). His funeral mass will be held the next day, on Monday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Darby Auditorium (Saville Road entrance). Burial will take place following the funeral at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury. All members of the Chaminade community are welcome and encouraged to attend these services. May he rest in peace!
When I’m 64…
Next Tuesday (November 21), we begin the annual basket drive to support the residents of the Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village. All donations will be presented at our Thanksgiving Mass to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Queen of Peace residents, who will be in attendance. The following items can be brought to Darby Auditorium or homeroom next week for inclusion in the drive: hand cream, mouthwash, lotion, body wash, liquid hand soap, Clorox wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, nail care supplies, deodorant, Kleenex tissues, paper towels, and toilet paper.
The Fall Guys
Fall athletes will be presented with their seasonal awards next Tuesday (November 21) in the main gym or Darby Auditorium. These awards recognize students’ athletic achievements over the Fall season. Later that night, each team will meet in a designated room somewhere in the building at 7:00 p.m.; there, the coaches will recap the season with the athletes and their parents. To conclude the night, all teams, parents, and coaches will meet in Darby Auditorium, where the MVP, MIP, and Student-Athlete on each squad will be recognized.
Pausing to Give Thanks
Before we gather with our immediate families for all the turkey and other foods consumed on Thursday, the Chaminade family will gather in the Activity-Athletic Center on Wednesday (November 22) to celebrate all for which we are thankful. At the Mass, all donations from the Queen of a Peace Basket Project will be presented to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Queen of Peace residents. Perhaps a few familiar faces from recent graduating classes will join us, as well…
Playtime is Over?
This past week, members of the drama club have been preparing to raise the curtain on “Comedy Tonight” – the Fall play which will premiere tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Darby Auditorium. An encore performance is scheduled for tomorrow night (November 18), as well. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, or if you see the show on Friday and want to come back on Saturday, you can get your tickets here.
A Joyful Morning
This past Wednesday (November 15) homerooms met for an additional 14 minutes to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary together. Rosary beads were distributed to those in need as members of ETV played appropriate video clips reenacting some of the most crucial scenes detailed in this decade of the rosary.
Now is the Winter…
With the Fall season behind us, basketball games are almost ready to tip-off at the AAC and the pucks are on ice. Here is a quick preview of some of our teams:
Hockey: After a hard-fought season last year, the Flyers are looking to reassert themselves as the best in the CHSAA. They have been preparing and scrimmaging, looking forward to their first league game on December 1 against Fordham Prep.
Basketball: After an extremely successful season last year, the varsity basketball team has been practicing hard in the hopes of returning to the state championship game. Don’t forget to catch the Haggerty Tournament in the AAC over Christmas break as the team looks forward to league play.
Bowling: The bowling team is hoping to keep their streak alive and card another undefeated season this winter. They have been at the lanes together working on their form and look forward to continuing an unbelievable tradition.
Swimming: After pulling off an upset at the CHSAA City Championships last February and finishing on top for the first time in 11 years, the Flyers are hoping to defend their crown this season. Practicing since October 1, the team has been waiting for its first meet, which finally will be held on Monday (November 20).
Riflery: The riflery team has been practicing their skills for the upcoming season and is hopeful that their preparations have been on the mark as they look forward to competitive action.
Track and Field: As the weather turns freezing, the Flyers hope to continue practicing on the track around Ott Field for as long as Mother Nature will allow. With many competitive meets awaiting them in the coming weekends, the team is hoping to outpace their competition.
Wrestling: After making weight this weekend, Chaminade’s wrestlers are hoping for a successful season befitting all of their hard work and training. Facing many competitive teams across the island, the Flyers will soon find out if they are ready for their upcoming season.