In your prayers, please remember the soul of Fr. Edward "Ned" Coughlin, S.J., who passed away recently at the age of 69 following a brief illness. Fr. Coughlin's nearly-52-year ministry as a Jesuit brought him to Grand & Warren three different times: 1969-71, 1975-81 and 1982-84. During that second stint, he left perhaps his greatest mark on Saint Peter's Prep as he developed the Emmaus retreat program, leading Emmaus I in the fall of 1977.
Golden sunshine and temperate breezes graced the greens of the Upper Montclair Country Club for the 2014 Saint Peter's Prep – Frenkel & Company Golf Tournament. More than 170 golfers enjoyed picture-postcard conditions as they tackled one of New Jersey's premier courses. Along with the tournament's sponsors, they helped raise $140,000 to support Prep's mission of Jesuit education!
For the 218 young men who entered the Saint Peter's University gymnasium on Saturday morning as Prep students and emerged as Prep alumni, a new chapter begins, but the story remains continuous – in the words of student speaker C.J. Pulmano, '14, "...building upon the previous chapters of the metaphoric book that is our lives."
On Saturday morning, the Yanitelli Center at Saint Peter's University once again bore witness to the transformation of Prep students into Prep alumni, as the 218 members of Prep's Class of 2014 dotted the last i's and crossed the last t's in a shared chapter of their lives. Following are audio highlights from the proceedings.
Live streaming video of Saturday's graduation ceremony will be available at http://youtube.com/njnewsfeed . The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Join us and celebrate the Class of 2014, wherever you are!