Following the tragic death of Fairfield Prep student and lacrosse player 17-year-old James McGrath, more than 1,000 people gathered at a private prayer service on the campus of Fairfield Prep on Sunday and a schoolwide service Monday morning.
The following information is courtesy of the Fairfield Prep family and was posted on their social media pages.
The Fairfield Prep community mourns the loss of junior Jimmy McGrath and we extend our deepest sympathies to the McGrath family.
Jimmy was a beloved student and athlete on the football and lacrosse teams, and will forever be a member of the Prep Brotherhood. More than 1,000 people gathered at a private prayer service on campus Sunday, followed by a schoolwide service Monday morning where President Christian Cashman addressed the students, faculty and staff:
“I offer once again Prep’s loving condolence and embrace of the McGrath family. May the Spirit of healing peace and love enfold them, and may we be instruments of peace and healing in the days ahead. May God bless Jimmy McGrath, Class of 2023, forever a Man for Others, forever a Son of Fairfield Prep.”
In the coming days, students and faculty have the support of the school’s leadership team, Jesuit priests, campus ministers, and counselors from Prep and Fairfield University to offer help while grieving this tragic loss.