Every school year, Saint Peter's Prep chooses a theme to describe our mission and spirit. This theme reflects the current reality of the school, ties into our Arrupe Week theme, and even informs our choice of a theme song, sung at the end of each school liturgy.
For the 2016-17 school year, our theme is A Place At the Table. At Prep, we hope that our school is a place for all of our students to feel like they belong, a place where they are accepted, a place that they can call home. This means making room for a vast array of backgrounds, traditions, interests, and perspectives. We are also called, as "men and women for and with others," to make room for the marginalized of society, to widen our circle of inclusion so that everyone has a place. This mission is especially relevant during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
In keeping with this theme, Arrupe Week 2017 will focus on the topic of Mass Incarceration, and how we might offer a place at the table to our incarcerated, and formerly incarcerated, brothers and sisters. Our theme song is "A Place At the Table" by Lori True. And below, you can find an image of this year's theme poster!