Mission Advancement Egram | February 27, 2017
We ran
 with purpose!
The Sisters of Notre Dame gratefully acknowledge the outstanding efforts of runners, walkers, volunteers, community service organization representatives and vendors who helped make the Third Annual Nun Run a grand success!  The best estimate is that more than 1,000 SND friends attended the February 4 event.   A number of guests commented on the energizing community spirit that was so very evident throughout the event.

Cheered on by staff members Sr. Florette Marie Adams and Sr. Shawn Marie Doyle, the team from Our Lady of Gudalupe School in Oxnard captured the participation prize for the second consecutive year. 

Congratulations to the top 10 teams and their captains.  This year's teams showed a lot of spirit and represented many different areas and age groups!
Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Oxnard
Dr. Julio Tellez
USC Catholic Trojans
Sr. Jenny Zimmerman, SND
Italian Catholic Federation
Anne Interrante
West Los Angeles Walkers
Sr. Judeen Julier, SND
St. Catherine of Siena School, Reseda
Sr. Louise Marie Hlavac, SND
Hanson Family (family of Sr. Mary Ann Hanson, SND)
Michael Hanson
Thomas Aquinas College, Ojai
Mary Coble
Holy Cross Junior High Ministry, Moorpark
Erika Jones
Thousand Oaks Pacers
Richard Cimadoro
St. Paschal Baylon Men's Club, Thousand Oaks
Jeff Lavorato

Follow this link for race results and for links to our participating community service organizations and sponsors. 
Proceeds from the Nun Run will benefit the SND Life & Ministry Fund, supporting sisters who give uncompensated service both locally and internationally, and programs such as Kindred Hearts Ministry, the SND Associates, CAST, South Central LAMP and vocation discernment activities. 

Thank you for partnering with the Sisters of Notre Dame!
ALUMS devoted to service

In planning the Third Annual Nun Run and community service fair, these La Reina alumnae surfaced as staff members of the respective local non-profit organization:

Jennifer Switzer Schwabauer, Class of 1979, Executive Director at Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank
Dana Pernice Gallagher, Class of 1984, Marketing Coordinator at Senior Concerns
Michelle Delp Morgan, Class of 1998, Program Manager at CASA of Ventura County
Jennifer Littlejohn Caldwell, Class of 2005, Special Events Manager at Food Share.
The "Where are they now" feature of the SND Mission Advancement Egram will give updates on our colleagues and former students--anyone entrusted to our care.   We want to share how they live the SND mission by serving, leading, and giving hope within our diverse society.  To submit information for this column, please email
During the season of Lent, there are many opportunities to grow spiritually.   The Sisters of Notre Dame are pleased to participate in The University Series, a parish-based program of seminars for the purpose of spiritual and personal growth.

Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz will present Sacred Illuminations, a mystical multi-media evening of light and sound incorporating her photography and reflections.  Experience the tenderness and caress of the Father's love for you.  Light a candle.  Receive the Word.  Be Still.  Deepen Hope.  Be Loved.
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Hall in Westlake Village

Sr. M. Domnic Jones will be a co-presenter with Deacon Mike Freeman on the topic of Annulments:  Spiritual Journeys to Discover the Truth.  Catholics believe that the Sacrament of Marriage is forever, so is an annulment some kind of "Catholic Divorce"?  What exactly is the process and how does it work?  Come and hear the real story about this important feature of the Sacrament of Marriage in an easy to understand way, with plenty of time for questions.
Thursday, March 16, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Bruno Parish in Whittier

And finally, Kindred Hearts Ministry will offer a variety of spiritual enrichment programs during Lent.  Follow this link for the March, 2017 calendar.

Catholic tradition also encourages us to commemorate Lent through almsgiving to those in need.   We encourage you to consider the children of our SND Uganda Mission as recipients of your monetary sacrifices.  Thank you for embracing them as treasured members of our SND family! 

Blessings always,
Sr. Lisa Megaffin, S.N.D. 
Director of Mission Advancement Services
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