Robert Balint ’09 was honored last June as a Fulbright Scholar. He will teach English in Uruguay this February (2014.) Robert graduated from the Honors program at Boston College in May 2013 with a degree in International Studies and Hispanic Studies.
This past Sunday (October 20, 2013) Robert along with two fellow Boston College alums completed a southbound hike of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. Robert and his friends completed 131 days, 2186 miles, and trekked through 14 states. Incredible.
Check out his trip blog: www.megasobros.wordpress.com
Brophy alumnus Aaron Qureshi ’94 shared news of his ordination to the transitional diaconate at the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome on October 3rd for the Archdiocese of Washington (DC). He anticipates ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on June 21, 2014 in Washington. Aaron will conclude studies in Rome in June 2015 and then return to Washington for parish ministry.
Congratulations to Brophy alumnus AJ Toops ’07 on his marriage to Katherine Dethlefsen (XCP 07.) Father Dutch Olivier blessed their nuptials in the Brophy Chapel on Oct 5th. The couple are living in Phoenix where AJ is currently a mechanical engineer with the M+W Group, and Katie a 2nd grade teacher in the Osborne School District.
In the gospel of Luke, there are several parables which discuss the dimensions of faith. In these parables it is obvious that God is the Master and we are the servants. Sometimes though our faith gets twisted and we end up imitating the Master rather than being the servant. It is not surprising to realize how often people really do manufacture a God in their own image rather than listening to what God wants of us. Obviously, it is easier to take and easier to understand if we fashion God into what we want. But if that happens, the result is that this is our God and not the God who created us. And so, as members of the Brophy community, we have to be careful that we emphasize the God who created us even if what happens to us is not what we would choose and prefer.
Brophy Prep announces today the full endowment of the Robby Mayasich ’10 Memorial Fund.
Robby entered Brophy in August of 2006, a kind-hearted, exceptionally bright, athletic, and musically gifted young man. He died tragically in March 2010, in the spring of his senior year. In remembrance of Robby, Brophy students organized a drive-thru “Donate Life” campaign, which became the largest high school organ donor drive in the state.
Through the generosity of Robby’s family, friends, and the extended Brophy and Channel 12 communities, $140,000 has been raised for a need-based scholarship. Beginning in the fall of 2014 and every year after, this endowed fund will allow Brophy to award financial aid to one or more qualifying students who would not otherwise be able to attend Brophy College Preparatory.
Robby’s parents, Dan and Landis Mayasich, said upon hearing the news, “What a perfect way to celebrate Robby’s birthday this October 11th. He was always so sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate. To know that a deserving young man will get a world-class education every year at Brophy College Prep in his memory is such a fitting tribute to Robby and the way he lived his life. We’re so thankful to the long list of donors who generously gave to this fund. Thank you for honoring our sweet boy in such a beautiful way.”
Robby’s legacy as a giver continues: through his life, through his gifts as an organ donor, and now in perpetuity through this gift of a Brophy education for generations to come.
To make your contribution to the
RLM Memorial Fund, visit here