November 2019

It's getting dark so early, but in only a month, when the Winter Solstice comes around, we'll be able to look forward to the gradual return of longer days. Meanwhile, we have Thanksgiving to brighten our lives, with the excitement and hustle bustle of Christmas following. As we approach this season of gratitude and joyfulness, we are so thankful for our Mother Seton School alums, as well as our current students and faculty and staff. You make our lives bright!

In this busy season, I hope you're able to slow down for a minute, take a breath, appreciate the blessings you enjoy and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Kate Marshall
MSS Class of 1969  
Congratulations to Alison and Matthew Benjamin!
Alison Benjamin (MSS 2007) 

On August 24, Alison Benjamin (MSS 2007) married TJ Baust at St. Joseph's Church in Emmitsburg, with a reception following at Liberty Mountain Resort. Members of the bridal party included MSS alums, Hilliary (Benjamin) Woodard (MSS 2004), Matthew Benjamin (MSS 2011) and Megan (Dower) Ogata (MSS 2007). Alison is a graduate of Salisbury University and a Service Coordinator with Service Coordination, Inc. in Frederick. TJ is employed by E3 Kimmetrics-Biocoustics as a Field Service Technician. The newlyweds reside in Thurmont.
Matthew Benjamin (MSS 2011)

Matthew Benjamin (MSS 2011) is pursuing a doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. He was recently honored during the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023 held on September 13th. Matthew completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy at Salisbury University.
Marshall Mott (MSS 2017)

Congratulations to Marshall Mott (MSS 2017) who recently signed to attend the University of Pennsylvania and pitch for their team, the Quakers. What makes this accomplishment even more impressive is the fact that Marshall is still a junior at Gettysburg High School. His talent on the mound resulted in an early offer from UPenn, and Marshall decided to accept. He is considering pursuing a degree in a business-related area. Way to go, Marshall!

Abby Hamrick (MSS 2011)

(L-R) Reagan (Hamrick) Gauer (MSS 2009), Abby, Wes, and Kim Hamrick

Abby Hamrick (MSS 2011) graduated on August 29th from the Howard County Police Academy. She is currently serving as a Deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff's Department. Congratulations to Abby and her family, including dad Wes Hamrick, MSS Board member! 
MSS Class of 1964 

Surely It's Not Possible! But yes indeed, the smiling folks you see pictured here are members of the Class of 1964 from Mother Seton School. They gathered with other class members last month to celebrate the 55th anniversary of their graduation from St. Joseph's High School. Congratulations, members of the Class of 1964---we salute you!

(L-R Bottom) Becky Norris Ryan, Marie Wivell Messner, Mary Oster Cummings. (Top) Bill Sanders and Jeanne Chrismer Shoop 
(Front L-R) Bill Merritt, Bernie Fink, Bill Sanders ( Middle) Mary Oster Cummings, Doug Tschiffely, (Top) Danielle Topper Fink, Jeanne Chrismer Shoop, Mary O'Brien Langley
Where in the World are MSS Alums?

Among other places, in the Outer Banks, where one of our current families, the Kinnamonts, bumped into Molly Joyner (MSS 2000). They're all smiles in this photo!
We prayerfully remember the following
Dylan Harley (MSS 2008)

We prayerfully remember  Dylan Hardy (MSS 2008), who died on October 27, 2019, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Dylan was class of 2012 at Catoctin High School, and worked as a machinist apprentice at Metlfab in Frederick. Dylan is survived by his parents, Billy and Lauri, and his siblings, Mason (MSS 2005) and Sierra.

Sister Mary Patrick Costello, D.C.

We prayerfully remember Sister Mary Patrick Costello, who taught at Mother Seton from 1990-1992, and who died on October 29 at the Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg.

Dr. Vincent Oliverio

We prayerfully remember Dr. Vincent Oliverio, grandfather of Katie (MSS 2004), Allie (MSS 2006) and Nick (MSS 2010), and father of Joe Oliverio, MSS Board member 2013-2015, who died at age 90 on October 29th

Kathy Crouse

We prayerfully remember Kathy Crouse who died on September 11. Kathy is the mother of  Kelsey (Crouse) Fowler (MSS  2007), Kyle Crouse (MSS 2009) and Justin Crouse (MSS 2012). 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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