Lent Reminder: It’s Never Too Late to Turn Back to God

Jane Brown, OPA
Blog by Associate Jane Brown, OPA

I can remember an Ash Wednesday Mass about 16 years ago. We had placed the Ashes for Blessing and Distribution in the Sanctuary. The Lenten focus area had been carefully prepared with the Book of the Gospels, the Crown of Thorns and a bowl of ashes to remind us of our need for prayer and repentance. The ashes in the focus area were from one of our team members’ barbeque pits – ONLY as a visible reminder to pray. Continue reading →

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Sr. Diane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Sr. Diane Traffas, OP - Award Recipient
Sr. Diane Traffas, OP – Award Recipient

SPRINGFIELD, KY – Dominican Sister of Peace Diane Traffas, OP, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual awards gala held by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce on February 1, 2016 at Mordecai’s on Main Restaurant in Springfield, KY. Continue reading →

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Sr. Ruth Receives 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award

Sr. Ruth Angelette, OP - Award Recipient
Sr. Ruth Angelette, OP – Award Recipient

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Dominican Sister of Peace Ruth Angelette, OP, received the 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award at the Catholic Schools Week Mass on February 4, 2016, at St. Dominic’s Church. A native of New Orleans, Sr. Ruth has been the principal of St. Anthony of Padua School for the past 42 years. During that time she introduced many curricular enhancements before they became widely popular in other schools. Continue reading →

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St. Agnes-St. Dominic Students Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

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SAA-SDS students make sandwiches.

MEMPHIS, TN – In honor of Catholic Schools Week students at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School dedicated a day to service.

Students were involved in a variety of activities serving the local community from making sandwiches for the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen to collecting soaps and shampoos for Manna House.

Students made burritos for the Urban Bike Ministry to share with the homeless, collected coats for Catholic Charities, and the entire Upper School made blankets which will be distributed to the homeless around the city.

Students concluded the week with an all School Mass celebrating Catholic education.

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