CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2020,
impacting lives through a Notre Dame education
Since 1924, many Sisters of Notre Dame have devoted themselves to their Catholic school students. From Notre Dame Learning Center Preschool to St. John's Seminary, from California to Buseesa, Uganda, California SNDs today continue to share our educational heritage.
These SND educational principles permeate the schools and have a lasting impact on the students:
- The centrality of a good and provident God.
- The human dignity of each person as an image of God.
- The Notre Dame educator as Gospel witness.
- An integrated education for transformation.
The Sisters of Notre Dame gratefully acknowledge our many colleagues who have joined us in this vital ministry of service to the Church and all humankind. One translation of the book of Daniel includes these words: "and those who have taught many people to do what is right will shine like the stars forever" (Daniel 12:3).
2020 NUN RUN "ON THE MOVE FOR GOOD,"
basking in the sun!
Join our Nun Run Grand Marshal Mike Scioscia this Saturday, Feb. 1, at La Reina High School & Middle School for our 6th Annual Nun Run 5K, 1-mile, and Community Service Fair.
TEAM STANDINGS AS OF 9:00 a.m. on JAN. 27
Top 3 fundraising teams:
1. Knights of Columbus: St. Jude & St. Max Council 8072
2. Sr. Regina Robbins & The Running Robbins
3. NDA of West LA
Top 3 racing/walking teams:
#1 - St. Jude the Apostle, Westlake Village
#2 - Notre Dame Learning Center Preschool, Thousand Oaks
#3 - St. Mary Magdalen School, Camarillo
Please be sure to support and thank our
And there is still time to register or donate!
Virtual Nun Runners have the option of walking/running
any time, any place
while supporting a favorite team.
Thank you to the donors, volunteers, runners, walkers and pray-ers who are making this a memorable event!
Nun Run proceeds support the Life & Ministry Fund, enabling the SNDs to respond to the pressing needs of the times through spiritual, educational and social outreach.
See you this Saturday--rain or shine.
Rain??? That is so last year!
Be sure to check out
from last year--rain gear and all!
ministering to the marginalized
"The SND Associate program helped to direct my attention to the marginalized members of society. For now, God has pushed me towards the imprisoned." How different the world would be if each person took the time to stop and recognize the humanity of the marginalized!
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 Sarah Marcuse at email@example.com.
SHOWING GRATITUDE IN SONG & DANCE,
Sr. Kathleen Burns' ministry includes guidance of the newer members of the Sisters of Notre Dame around the world. Recently, she visited the postulants in Uganda and she wrote, "my time with our postulants had ended and as usual, they show their gratitude so beautifully! I will miss them!"
Enjoy this video
, courtesy of Sr. Kathleen, of their farewell to her. Note that they are wearing vintage Nun Run shirts!
SND EUROPEAN PILGRIMAGE,
sharing our spirituality and heritage
The Sisters of Notre Dame are pleased to announce a heritage pilgrimage to Germany and Rome from September 6 through 16, 2020. Highlights of the trip will be visits to Coesfeld, Namur, Rome and Assisi.
Be sure to follow this link for a special invitation from Sr. M. Anncarla Costello, the local group coordinator.
Events and quick links
SIXTH ANNUAL NUN RUN & COMMUNITY SERVICE FAIR
Saturday, February 1, 8:00 a.m.
La Reina High School & Middle School
106 W. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks 91360
PRAYER: PATHWAY TO PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Friday, February 7, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. repeated on
Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. - noon
St. Cornelius Parish
5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach 90808
This workshop, presented by Sr. Regina Robbins, will focus on fostering a heart-to-heart relationship with God and living in the Divine Presence.
Saturday, February 22, 8:30 p.m.
Religious Education Congress, Anaheim Convention Center
Incorporating her newest liturgical and fine art photography and reflections, Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz will lead participants to encounter the power of the Father's love, transforming the realities of daily life.
SND EUROPEAN PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION MEETING
Saturday, February 29, 1:00 p.m. repeated on Sunday, March 8, 1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Center
1776 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks 91360
Please RSVP to Sr. Anncarla Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 25 (for Feb. 29) or Mar. 4 (for Mar. 8).
LA BIG 5K
Saturday, March 7
Follow this link to learn more about this opportunity to support South Central LAMP.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Central LAMP
892 E. 48th St., Los Angeles 90011
RSVP by email to Ninette Ayala
For information about other coming events, follow this link to the calendar of events.
Special thanks to our contributors to this egram: Jen Coito, Sr. Anncarla Costello, Sarah Marcuse, Lisa Stupar and Sr. Regina Robbins