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Edition No. 64 — February 23, 2018 
Sisters of Saint Joseph
Visit Saint Peter’s School, Olney, MD
February 5, 2018
On Monday of Catholic Schools Week, a special group of visitors were welcomed by Saint Peter’s School community. Traveling from Philadelphia and Baltimore, several sisters who had ministered at Saint Peter’s arrived to help celebrate Catholic Schools Week and their 60 th Anniversary.

The sisters toured the school and the former convent, visited with students and had lunch with members of the Administration and Staff, Student Council and Student Ambassadors.

The sisters were delighted to visit the school and the community and get back in touch with some dear friends. Throughout their visit they commented on their fond memories of the community and their time at Saint Peter’s. The day ended with a special prayer service.
Pictured from left: Sisters Nancy Kramer, Kathleen Pales, Catherine Gerald Kelly, Jeanne Barnard and Joyce Ballerino
Photos courtesy Catherine Gerald Kelly SSJ and Mary Randles
Holy Cross Grade School, Mt. Airy
Class of ‘57
Remembers The Sisters of Saint Joseph
On the 60 th anniversary of their graduation, the class of 1957 from Holy Cross Grade School in Mt. Airy, PA, chose to honor the Sisters of Saint Joseph who taught them, and in their words — helped them realize their dreams.

Members of the class contributed to the parish to pay for an engraved 6-by-10-inch brick to be added to the cross-shaped garden of bricks and flowers embedded in the apron in front of the Church. The garden is a reminder that the Church offers not just a path to the next life, but to a deeper understanding of the life we share here on Earth.

All who contributed to this cause did so with the understanding that amounts over what was needed to dedicate a brick would be directed to the Sisters of Saint Joseph retirement fund.

Joe McLaughlin, member of the class of ’57, recently met with Sister Kathleen Pales SSJ, Development Director, and personally presented her with the class’s generous check. He shared heartwarming memories and fun stories from his grade school days at Holy Cross.

We are so appreciative to Joe and the Class of ’57 for their support and continued love and appreciation for the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
Pictured from left: Kathleen Pales SSJ and Joe McLaughlin
"Rooted in the mission of Christ, ours is the same mission which continually unfolds in the Church, 'That all may be one as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. I pray that they may be one in us.' (Jn 17:21)."
                                         — SSJ Constitutions #17
Editor, Sister Carole Pollock SSJ | 215.248.7269 | cpollock@ssjphila.org | http://ssjphila.org/home/