Students celebrate Mass as a class
Our students were able to celebrate liturgy in the Chapel with their class recently. Last month, the freshmen held their liturgy, and last week, the sophomores, juniors, and seniors each had their own Mass. Deanery priests Fr. Douglas Marcotte (Sacred Heart/St. Augustine) and Fr. Jeremy Griese (Holy Family) celebrated two of the Masses. Our Chaplain Coordinator Fr. Dan Atkins '66 celebrated one as well. For more photos, visit Our Lady of Providence High School on Facebook.
School News: Homecoming, bonfire rescheduled, fall show
Fall Homecoming Court announced
The Fall Homecoming Court has been announced and voting will determine the senior king and queen. The king will be announced at an assembly on Friday, and the queen will be crowned at halftime of the Football game that night. The 2018 Fall Court members are freshmen Ava Book, Molly Coyle, Cade Carver, and Jackson Folz; sophomores Cai Celestin, Gillian Evans, Josh Russell, and Aaron Burke; juniors Maria Popson, Jenna Gerard, Taylor Hensley, and Gabe Tucker; and seniors Jacqueline Scott, Annmarie Tichy, Anna Thomas, Madison Kruer, Austin Hughes, Zach Tackett, James Hoke, and Bryce Drury

Immediately following the game on Friday, the Houses of Loyalty and Faith will host a Homecoming Dance under the hospitality tent on the patio outside the Pioneer Athletic Center in Murphy Stadium until 11:30 p.m. The dance is free, and music will be provided by Sounds Unlimited Productions.

Bonfire postponed
The Houses of Integrity, Spirit and Justice are hosting a bonfire on Sept. 27 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. prior to Guerin Day. The event originally was scheduled for the past Saturday but was postponed due to inclement weather. Students can enjoy music, corn hole, hacky sack and free snacks and drinks. Admission is free for those who wear a Providence T-shirt (which earns one House point) or a House T-shirt (which earns two House points). Students not in Providence wear will pay $1 admission.

Fall show debuts Saturday
The fall show The 39 Steps will debut on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Ray Day Little Theatre. Additional evening show times are Sept. 21, 22, and 23, and the one matinee is Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance via the Providence website at, by calling 812-945-2538 x 314, or at the box office prior to the show. Limited seating is available.

House of Loyalty leaders divide and conquer
This is the first in a monthly series on the senior executive delegate(s) of each House

Seniors Brooke Williams and Bryce Drury split the duties of senior executive delegate for the House of Loyalty
, with each focusing on a task that best fits to his or her ability. Brooke is planning the Fall Homecoming ceremony for Friday evening, and Bryce is coordinating the assignments for Guerin Day. Brooke's skills help her in planning events, and Bryce knows many of the strengths of their House members, which helps him assign them to the best position for the upcoming House competition. Read more .
Pioneer profile: Fall sports student-athletes
Throughout the year, we will be featuring various student-athletes from the current season. This issue, we feature the following:

Senior Sam Kruer is the center defender on the Boys Soccer team. He also played on the PHS men's volleyball team over the summer and has played CYO basketball. He is in his 11th year playing soccer and his fourth at PHS.

Junior Kennedy Allender is in her third year of playing on the varsity Girls Golf team. She also plays Softball and is on the Swim & Dive team. She will compete in the Girls Golf Corydon Sectional on Saturday. 

Senior Jacqueline Scott plays center midfield (and sometimes center backfield) for the Girls Soccer team. She is in her fourth year on the varsity team and has played soccer since she was 5. 

Sports news: sectional, player award, team rankings
Girls Golf Sectional this weekend
Girls Golf sectional is on Saturday. Play starts at 12:30 p.m. at Old Capital Golf Course in Corydon. Good luck to the Lady Pioneers!

Zaxby's fundraiser tomorrow
On Thursday from 6-8 p.m., the Zaxby's location at 5430 Hwy. 62 in Jeffersonville is hosting a Thursday Night Touchdown Showdown between PHS and Charlestown. The school that eats the most Zaxby's during that two-hour time period will receive a percentage of the proceeds. There also will be a live broadcast on WXVW 1450 AM/96.1 FM at 7 p.m.

Cross Country to join in fundraiser
At the Providence Invitational on Sept. 25, the Cross Country team will join in on a fundraiser for the son of alumnus  Jonathan Lozon '01 and his wife, Heather. Jonathan is a teacher and cross country coach at St. Mary of the Knobs, and his wife is a teacher and cross country coach at M ercy Academy in Louisville. Their son Kenneth was born with a congenital heart defect that has required several surgeries and a lengthy hospitalization. Mercy is holding a fundraiser for the family and has created a T-shirt that includes the Providence and SMK logos alongside the Mercy logo. Mercy students will collect donations during the Providence Invitational. For information about ordering a T-shirt, click here.

Williams named City Championship MVP
Senior Kaden Williams was named MVP of the City Championship last Friday. He scored three first-half touchdown runs of 28, 56 and 39 yards each and totaled 203 yards for the night in the team's 59-7 victory over Clarksville.

Several fall teams ranked
Several of our fall sports teams are ranked in various polls. The Volleyball team is ranked No. 2 by Indiana PrepVolleyball, Girls Soccer is ranked No. 4 in 1A by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association, Boys Soccer is ranked No. 6 in 1A by the ISCA, Boys Tennis is No. 6 in District 8, and Football is ranked No. 17 in 2A by MaxPreps.
Thank you for attending Deanery Night
Thank you to all the Deanery students and families who attended the Football/Cheer Deanery Night. Thank you also to Jenn Murphy, New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries athletic director, and the coaches for making the event a success. 

There are still two upcoming Deanery Nights this fall.  The Volleyball team will hold its Deanery Night on Monday, Sept. 17, during its home match vs. Holy Cross. The freshman match starts at 5 p.m., and all Deanery players and coaches will be announced between the JV and varsity matches. Deanery players should arrive around 6:30. Any player with her jersey on will be admitted free.

Boys Tennis Deanery Night is Wednesday, Sept. 19. Southern Indiana Catholic Boys Tennis players should arrive around 4:00 p.m. Deanery boys will have the chance to announce the varsity lineup and take part in the pre-match prayer with the team. The match vs. North Harrison begins at 4:30 p.m., and Deanery team members will be able to enjoy pizza while they watch the varsity match.
Archbishop Thompson to speak at ASAP
The Annual Student Assistance Program reception and dinner is Oct. 24  at 6:30 p.m. at Huber's Orchard & Winery Plantation Hall. Archbishop Charles Thompson will be the featured speaker. All parents, alumni, and friends are invited to attend. Funds raised go directly to help students in need of financial assistance.
Parent Notes:  Progress Reports, Picture Retakes
FAFSA Info Night
Seniors and their parents are invited to attend the College Financial Aid Night on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administrative Corridor. The director of financial aid from Ivy Tech will present to students and parents about financial aid and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students and parents are encouraged to come and hear important updates and receive answers to any questions they may have. The FAFSA should be completed by all seniors and the application window will open on Oct. 1, 2018.

First Quarter ends next week
The end of the First Quarter is Sept. 21. Students' grades will be available in Skyward the following Friday, Sept. 28.

Guerin Day before Fall Break
All students will participate in the Guerin Day competition between the eight Houses on Friday, Sept. 28. There will be a 2:00 dismissal following the competition.

Fall Break coming soon
Fall Break is Oct. 1-12, with the first week being reserved for weather make-up days should they be needed. Classes will resume on Oct. 15 on a BLUE Day and A Day schedule.

Senior parents reminder
Seniors must have their yearbook photo taken at Whyland's Studio in Jeffersonville or Lifetouch in Highlander Point in Floyds Knobs by the end of October. Please schedule an appointment soon. A good time to have these taken is over Fall Break.
Alumni Night is Friday
All alumni are invited to come "home" on Sept. 14 for Alumni Night during the Pioneer Football homecoming game vs. Charlestown. Activities will include an Alumni Tent on the Pioneer Athletic Center patio inside Murphy Stadium. The gates open at 6:00 p.m., and game time is at 7:00. Tickets are $5 each.
Pioneer Pizza Party to plan for Catholic education
Alumni classes from 1995 to 2005 are invited to a Pioneer Pizza Party on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Parlour in Jeffersonville. Alumni can meet with Providence staff and faculty leaders, learn the latest info on planning a Catholic high school education for their children, and network with fellow alumni.

PHS will provide complimentary pizza and salad from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at 131 W. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville (at the foot of the Big Four walking bridge). A cash bar will be available.

To RSVP or get more information, contact the Providence Advancement Office at 812-945-3350 or
Reunion planning for 2018
Reunion planning is underway for the class years ending in 3 and 8. To ensure you receive reunion information in a timely manner, please update your contact info here.
  • 1955: Quarterly gathering; Radisson Hotel, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville; 11:30 a.m. No RSVP necessary. Dates: Sept. 14, and Dec. 7, 2018. Contact Donna (Beswick) Detrick at (812) 945-0333 with questions.
  • 1960 - Annual mini-reunion brunch will be on  Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Orange Clover Copper Room. Details will be on  class web page and  Facebook page.
  • 1 968:  Sept.  21, 2018, Jeffersonville K of C, 7:00-? and Sept. 22, 300 Spring, Jeffersonville, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Register here. C lass  Facebook page
  • 1973: Oct. 12, 2018, Sheraton in Jeffersonville; Oct. 13, The Levee at the River House, Louisville. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Tour & Tasting TBA. Invitations to come.
  • 1998: Sept. 21-22, 2018. Sept. 21 - Golf Scramble 9 a.m Champions Pointe. Sept. 22 - Class Buffet Dinner & Bonfire 5:00 -? Click here to register. Invites have been sent.
  • 2008: Nov. 3, 2018, Covered Bridge Golf Club. Save the date and other info on class Facebook page. Invitations coming soon.
Save the date: Class of 1969 50th Reunion, Sept. 20-21, 2019. More info to follow. And mark your calendar for the Golden Diploma Dinner hosted by Providence on March 2, 2019. Save the dates will be sent.
History of Providence basketball available
Copies of A Pioneering Spirit, co-signed by the authors, are available for sale in the Providence Main Office during school hours, or simply call Charlie Jenkins '57 at 812-945-8715 or email Ray Day '57 at to order. Books are just $20. When ordered by phone, add the cost of shipping.

If you are in any way related to the Providence community you'll surely appreciate this first-of-its-kind Providence publication. Tradition, heritage and Pioneer blue pride leap from every page. Think graduation. Think birthdays. Think anniversaries. Think reunions. And then order an extra one for yourself.

The book is also available online at but the book will not be signed by the authors.
New seminarian shares discernment process
Ben Popson '16 is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He is pictured in the center of the back row.

Now more than ever our seminarians need your prayers, including our alumni Geoffrey Mooney '05, who is in formation at Moreau Seminary with the Congregation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame and has professed his first vows, and Ben Popson '16, who has begun his first full year as a college seminarian at Bishop Simon Bruté College at Marian University in Indianapolis. Click here to read about Popson's discernment process and how is experience at Providence impacted his vocation. You can learn more about other seminarians in our archdiocese at
Sept. 14 : Homecoming
Sept. 15-16, 21-23: Fall Show
Sept. 21: End of First Quarter
Sept. 27: FAFSA Info Meeting
Sept. 27: Bonfire
Sept. 28: Guerin Day
Oct. 1-12: Fall Break

Blessing Against Storms 

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace.
God became man,
and the Word was made flesh.
Christ was born of a virgin.
Christ suffered. Christ was crucified. Christ died.
Christ rose from the dead. Christ ascended into Heaven. Christ conquers. Christ reigns. Christ orders.
May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.
Christ went through their midst in Peace, and the Word was made Flesh.
Christ is with us with Mary. Flee, you enemy spirits, because the Lion of the Generation of Judah, the Root of David, has won.
Holy God! Holy Powerful God! Holy Immortal God! Have mercy on us. Amen!

from the Pieta Prayer Book, found on

Christa (Payne) Hoyland '84
Director of Communications
eVision reporter/writer

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