Franciscans Shout Out About Catholic Schools

by Sister Julie Ann on January 30, 2012

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are looking for your help this Catholic Schools Week January 29 – February 5, 2012. We are proud of the rich heritage of Catholic Schools. Help us identify and shout out why this is an imporant ministry in our Church. Feel free to share significant Catholic Schools Week activities as well.

Of course, this year’s  theme (Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service.) allows for a lot of creativity. Expect images to be galleried and events noted. Nothing is insignificant.

Here’s a starter list:

  • At the invitation of Father Joseph Yokum, pastor of St. Monica, New Boston and St. Peter in Chains, Wheelersburg, OH, Diocese of Columbus, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Vocation Team, Sister Mary Ann Spanjers and Sister Julie Ann Sheahan, visited Notre Dame Junior High and High School students, Portsmouth, OH. We’re hoping some of the girls will join us for Camp Franciscan this summer.
  • Corrie Christianson invited Postulant Regina and Sister Elaine Turba  to visit St. John Neumann Middle School campus of the Unified Catholic Schools of Oshkosh, WI. Students learned about our Community and the process of becoming a Franciscan Sister.

5 thoughts on “Franciscans Shout Out About Catholic Schools”

  1. Tuesday's afternoon Motherhouse visitors included students from Divine Savior Catholic School. They enjoyed a tour of our convent and meeting more Sisters.

  2. Sister Annette reported from St. Francis of Assisi School, Greenwood, MS : Mid week of Catholic Schools week an ice cream social to celebrated ‘who we are’. Frs. Greg and Bill along with Sr. Mary Ann topped off the ice cream which was dished up by Br. Steve and his two mission helpers. Lots of happy faces as the ice cream went down. The ice cream is annually compliments of Sr. Mary Beth ‘s brother John Kornely of the Manitowoc Kornely dairy from years past.

  3. Today celebrated with students at St. Clare Parish, Wrightstown site the 125th year of Catholic School education in their area…wonderful Eucharistic liturgy with student participation par excellance!

  4. Sister Hannah says:

    As part of Catholic Schools’ Week the children at Saint Theresa School took one day and did a service for their local community. The students did a beach clean-up. It was wonderful to be able to help make the community beach a little cleaner and sad to see the amazing amount of “opala” or trash that was present on the beach. The students found fireworks, wrappers, cans, a broken plastic chair and more. Both the students and adults were surprised by the amount of debris on the beach. Several students and adults remarked that they knew there would be some trash, but did not expect to see the large amount we found. The beach clean-up was definitely worthwhile and the students were pleased to help keep their home of Kauai clean. Such an activity made all of us more grateful for this beautiful earth.

  5. Sr. Delores says:

    The first to fourth grade students, Jeanne, Michelle, Ron,principal and Tom came from St. Mary’s/St. Michael’s school, Clarks Mills/Whitelaw to sing for our residents here at St. Paul’s Elder Services in Kaukauna.  The children sang at our Mass and in the dining room during lunch.  The smiles on the faces of the residents revealed what a great experience it was!
       What a great way to celebrate Catholic School Week!  I had fun making them cut out cookies.  I  gave them a tour including our convent.  God bless our young people reaching out to others.

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