Chaminade Welcomes Grandparents to its Middle School Campus

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Welcoming grandparents and grand-friends to Chaminade College Preparatory’s Chatsworth campus the Tuesday of Thanksgiving is a well-loved, annual tradition.

Today the tradition continued as hundreds of our grandest guests arrived in the morning to celebrate a Grandparents Mass with middle school students, faculty, and staff. Concelebrants Fr. Ted Ley ’58 and Fr. Joseph Raj led a beautiful Mass which reflected on the importance of grandparents. After Mass, guests and students enjoyed snacks and had the opportunity to pose for photos.

The Chaminade Middle School Players Present: The Kentucky Goblin Siege

KetuckyGoblinSiegePlease join the Chaminade Middle School Players for their performance of The Kentucky Goblin Siege.  Based on real-life events, The Kentucky Goblin Siege chronicles the madcap adventures of the Sutton Family who are convinced that their farmhouse has been invaded by aliens, but are they for real? This tongue-in-cheek play is sure to be a night of out-of-this-world laughs!

Performances will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 16
  • Friday, November 17
  • Saturday, November 18

All shows begin at 7:01 p.m. in the Fr. Allen DeLong Center for Arts and Athletics (Chatsworth). Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online or at the door.

Respect Life Week

From October 10 to October 20 Chaminade joined Catholic schools around the Los Angeles Archdiocese in celebrating Respect Life Week. Each October we try to set aside some time to focus on the very precious gift of human life and the ways that we can contribute to treating that gift with reverence and dignity. This year we focused on the seven Catholic Social Teaching Principles:

  • The Dignity of Human Life
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Options for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity, and Stewardship
  • Care of God’s Creation 

We celebrated a beautiful Mass on each of our campuses highlighted by a candlelight procession symbolizing how we can be light to the world and stand up for human dignity. Gia Frank ’24, pledged to take care of God’s creation and challenges all of us to do the same saying “each of us has a calling to make the world a better place.”  Alec Simoni ’18, says that respect life is about “valuing dignity in one another regardless of who or where you are in life.”  He promotes the dignity of human life through the club that he founded, Caring Hearts, whose mission is to help sick and impoverished youth in our community and around the world.

Homecoming Volunteers Needed

Chaminade Homecoming is on Friday, September 15. In addition to an exciting football match-up on the Deep Blue C against Bakersfield, festivities include an annual midway of food booths.

Food booth purchases are made using tickets, and parent volunteers are needed for ticket sales, booth set-up, and clean-up. Please click here to sign-up for booth volunteer opportunities.

In addition, volunteers are needed for Boosters clothing sales during Homecoming. Please use this link to sign-up to help Boosters.

 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

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Dear Chaminade Families,

It is with great joy that I welcome all our families to a new school year at Chaminade! Thank you for entrusting us with the education and faith formation of your children.

This year we celebrate 65 years of Chaminade College Preparatory, as well as the Marianist bicentennial, and the founding of the Society of Mary by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Additionally, each year we celebrate one of the Characteristics of Marianist Education, and this year will focus on the importance and meaning of service, justice, and peace.

I am also pleased to welcome two new Marianists to our school family. Fr. Joseph Raj, S.M. and Bro. Kumar Kambhampati, S.M. come to us from India. Both are eager to serve and learn – Fr. Raj as school chaplain and Bro. Kumar as a pastoral associate. Their arrival means that Chaminade is blessed with six vowed Marianists. Fr. Ted Ley, S.M. ’58 continues to be present for Masses and retreats, and remains active in our Marianist Community.

As we go through the school year, there will be many stories to share and events to support. In addition to the various concerts and competitions you attend, you are always welcome to celebrate Mass with us at either of our campuses. You can also keep up with us online:

Please know that our faculty, staff, and administration hold your children in prayer. We look forward to a blessed and successful school year. Thank you again for choosing Chaminade!

God Bless and Go Eagles!
Robert S. Webb P ’18 ’20
President