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BLOG: I should really go to them

Posted on: October 10, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Blog, East africa, Volunteer,

by Micaela Dyson, Uganda Volunteer

For the past few days, I have watched excited and energetic children kicking a soccer ball around the field in front of my teachers' housing building. Many times, I have felt the urge to go out and play with them, but something kept stopping me.

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BLOG: First letter from Micaela in Uganda

Posted on: September 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer, Blog,

Dear Sisters,

It's been quite an exciting adventure over here. On Saturday, students began arriving on boda-bodas (motorcycles), dressed smartly in their blue uniforms with white socks and black shoes. I spent most of the day checking their cases and welcoming them back to the term. They were all very eager to gather their belongings and unpack so that they could begin playing with one another. By the end of the day, the once-quite dorms were filled with the happy sounds of children laughing and chatting animatedly with one another.

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BLOG: First letter from Marilyn in Uganda

Posted on: September 7, 2017 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

Dear Sisters,

Thank you for your prayers and blessings! We have been in Uganda for two full weeks now and I am learning so much with each day that passes. I would love to share some things about the season and the church with you and the sisters back home.

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Special Mass for Associates and a Uganda Send-Off

Posted on: August 22, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Associates,

Mass was particularly moving at St. Joseph Heights Chapel on August 20. Not only did Notre Dame Associates attend as part of a special gathering, but Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck and a  volunteer were given a blessing before their journey to the SND mission in Uganda.

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Two women to volunteer in Uganda

Posted on: August 17, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer, East africa,

From May-August 2017, Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck was in Kentucky on home visit, which takes place every two years. When she returns to the SND mission in Uganda on August 24, she will not be alone. Micaela Dyson and Marilyn Keller will return with Sr. Judith as volunteers at the SND mission in Uganda.

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East Africa: First profession of vows

Posted on: June 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Vocation, East africa,

Seven women from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania made their first profession of vows on June 10, 2017.

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Returning to Uganda

Posted on: April 4, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

On January 16, 2017, Sr. Mary Janet Stamm boarded a flight to travel to Uganda with a volunteer maintenance group. This was her first time returning to the SND Mission in Uganda since she concluded 18 years of service at the mission in 2013. For two weeks she served as the volunteers’ liaison to the sisters and locals and prepared delicious meals.

 

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2017 Pancake Breakfast

Posted on: February 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Thank you to everyone who came out on February 19 for the 21st Annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast. A big thanks, as well, to the Ludlow Knights of Columbus for putting on the event since 1996. Everyone coming together for flapjacks and fellowship resulted in $3,500+ for the Sisters of Notre Dame Mission in Uganda.

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Uganda Maintenance Team

Posted on: February 3, 2017 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Thank you to the volunteers and donors who made the 2017 Uganda Maintenance Trip possible.

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February 19, 2017 Pancake Breakfast

Posted on: January 4, 2017 5:00 pm
Tags: Events, Uganda,

Come one! Come all! Come HUNGRY to the 21st Annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast.

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Uganda Truck Appeal

Posted on: December 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

The sisters at the mission in Uganda hope to replace their current 4x4 truck. Click to hear from Sr. Anita Marie Stacy and read more about this initiative.

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December Partner Spotlight: Joanne Kenner

Posted on: December 1, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer, Uganda,

I have been an Associate for the Sisters of Notre Dame since 2013.  I was familiar with the Sisters for many years, but was specifically introduced to the Associate program through my dear friend, Leah Britt.  I was kind of experiencing "empty nest syndrome" and was interested in finding a service organization where I could volunteer.

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2017 Uganda Mission Maintenance Trip

Posted on: November 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

In January 2017, eight volunteers will travel with Sr. Mary Janet Stamm to the SND mission in Uganda, East Africa. For two weeks they will replace screens, install lights, and patch and paint the schools and dormitories.

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St. Joe students collect shoes and purses for Uganda

Posted on: October 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Education,

Third graders at St. Joseph School in Cold Spring collected shoes and purses to benefit the SND mission in Uganda. They even made a promo video to educate their fellow students and faculty about the collection.

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NDA second best school in Uganda

Posted on: September 12, 2016 10:10 am
Tags: Uganda, Education,

Good news from the Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda, East Africa. The Daily Monitor in Uganda reports that Notre Dame Senior Secondary Academy (NDA) in Buseesa is the second best school in the entire country.

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Former St. Julie students ordained deacons

Posted on: September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

In early August 2016, two former St. Julie Mission students were ordained deacons in the Hoima Diocese in Uganda.

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Sr. Therese Marie professes final vows

Posted on: July 11, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Sister Therese Marie professed her final vows during a ceremony in Buseesa, Uganda on July 9, 2016.

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Uganda: Furniture, phonics books, rain

Posted on: June 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick, headteacher of St. Julie Primary School in Buseesa, Uganda, wrote on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with updates from the mission in Uganda. 

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Ugandan SNDs featured in The Messenger

Posted on: June 7, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Four Sisters of Notre Dame from Uganda visited Kentucky in May 2016. While here they were interviewed by Laura Keener and David Cooley for the June 3 issue of The Messenger. Read the article here.

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Ugandan SNDs visit KY in May

Posted on: May 20, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Four Sisters of Notre Dame from the mission in Uganda, East Africa arrived in Kentucky on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Their visit has included some sight-seeing, but also faith-filled fellowship with our longtime partners...and many new friends. 

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Rain, rain don't go away!

Posted on: April 8, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Janet Stamm and Sr. Mary Delrita Glaser were relieved to see clouds and rain in the forecast for Uganda this week. 

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Mission Advancement Update: Uganda

Posted on: March 30, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Several development initiatives are underway for the SND mission in Uganda.

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Easter message from Buseesa

Posted on: March 28, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Blog,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick in Buseesa emailed the following message to Sr. Mary Janet Stamm in Covington on Saturday, March 26, 2016. 

He is Risen! Alleluia! May you experience the joy and blessings of this Easter season!  Jesus is alive and his love remains present forever!  I believe that each of us is offered this life eternal and to live as lights of God’s goodness and love in our world today.  So rejoice and let us always remember Jesus’ promise: “I am with you always. Remain in my love.”  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Here is a recap and description of our Triduum happenings in Buseesa...

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Hearts as Wide as the World

Posted on: March 22, 2016 5:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Education,

Students at Holy Family School in Covington showed us today that they are global citizens and have hearts as wide as the world. Last week, the students collected change to contribute to our new nursery school in Buseesa, Uganda.

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Partner Spotlight: St. Bernard Catholic School

Posted on: February 9, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Uganda, Education,

For 40 years, St. Bernard Catholic School in Cincinnati, OH has organized a fun and engaging Mission Festival. The mission they have chosen to learn about and support through their festival fundraising is our very own SND Uganda Mission. How blessed are we!

Michele Frey, a St. Bernard alumna and parent, has helped plan the festival for almost 20 years. She shared what the festival entails and what it means to her in this month's Partner Spotlight. 

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Knights of Columbus host 20th pancake breakfast

Posted on: January 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Events, Uganda,

Since 1996, the Ludlow Knights of Columbus have hosted a pancake breakfast to benefit the Covington Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda.

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Update from Uganda: PLE results

Posted on: January 13, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick, head teacher at St. Julie Primary in Buseesa, sent out news of the results of the PLE (Primary Leaving Examination). Sr. Paulynne wrote: "Out of 24 students in our P7 class, St. Julie had 10 Division One students and 14 Division Two students..."

 

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Pancake Breakfast February 21

Posted on: December 30, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Events, Uganda,

The 20th Annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast will take place Sunday, February 21, 2016. 

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2015 Maintenance Trip Photos

Posted on: December 18, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

The 2015 Uganda Maintenance Trip was an adventurous and productive success! Among many of the jobs, hundreds of screens were replaced, four new doorways were installed, and water-damaged ceilings were patched and painted. Click here for photos.

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Bricks for Buseesa

Posted on: December 7, 2015 5:30 am
Tags: Uganda,
The St. Julie Nursery School in Buseesa, Uganda is bursting at the seams! With your help, we hope to build and open a new nursery school by February 2017. Click here to make a donation and send a message to our students and SNDs in Uganda: https://sndky.weshareonline.org/BricksforBuseesa
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Sr. Paulynne checks in from Uganda

Posted on: October 19, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick (California Province) recently wrote to Sr. Mary Janet Stamm (Covington Province) with updates from the mission in Uganda.

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BLOG: On a Mission

Posted on: October 13, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Blog,

by Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger

This November Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger will return to the SND mission in Uganda with eight volunteers. They are referred to as "the maintenance group" and will spend ten days taking on repairs and updates at the SND schools in Buseesa, Uganda. Sr. Mary Rita recently reflected on the upcoming trip, its challenges, and its blessings.  

What excites me most about the maintenance group making the trip is their dedication to "never leaving a job unfinished." Bob said this in the name of all the workers last year and true to their word, those who are able are returning.

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Holy Spirit Delegation September 2015 Newsletter

Posted on: September 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, East africa,

In this issue of the Holy Spirit Delegation newsletter:

  • New delegation center
  • Zinduka Women's Centre's first aid course
  • African Child Day
  • Creating a love of music in Kenya
  • Maasai women self-help groups: Leather goods production, bee-keeping, first bank accounts, and more

Click here to read the Sisters of Notre Dame Holy Spirit Delegation September 2015 Newsletter.

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DHL delivers books to St. Julie Mission

Posted on: September 21, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

DHL and the students at Notre Dame Elementary in Chardon, Ohio showed their generosity once again! During their annual fundraiser for the Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda Mission, the students raised money for the purchase of phonics books for their peers in Buseesa, Uganda. 

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BLOG: 15 of 101 days in Uganda

Posted on: September 15, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Uganda,

by Mekenzie Elbert

The first fifteen days of this journey have been filled with many exciting, scary, and adventurous learning experiences! It is now the second week of school, and the first full week for the primary students. Culture differences are so real, and I think I have been experiencing the truest form of culture shock.
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BLOG: First 3 days of my 101 day journey

Posted on: September 4, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Blog,
On August 31, 2015, Mekenzie Elbert left Kentucky for the SND mission in Uganda. Mekenzie was invited to teach at St. Julie Mission in Buseesa, serving as a substitute teacher for Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck while she returns for a home visit in October. 
Mekenzie wrote to us upon her arrival in Uganda...
"I have finally made it to Buseesa. I must say, it feels like I have already been back in Africa for weeks."
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Upcoming Uganda trips featured in Cincinnati Enquirer

Posted on: August 24, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Mekenzie Elbert's August-December teaching experience and the SND Maintenance Group's November work visit at the Uganda Mission were featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Volunteers at mission in Uganda

Posted on: August 3, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

This fall, the St. Julie Mission in Uganda will welcome volunteers from Northern Kentucky.

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BLOG: Reunited...for the first time

Posted on: July 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Uganda,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege

Since 2006, when our first Uganda sister was professed, I had known our young women only through their photos and had heard stories about their participation in ministry, their enthusiasm, and their kindness.  Finally in June, the sisters in Covington would be able to meet two of these sisters, speak with them, and hear something of their personal stories.

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BLOG: Full house, full hearts

Posted on: July 14, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Blog, Uganda,

by Sr. Mary Janet Stamm

Summer 2015 saw many visitors at the Covington provincial center! In June, we welcomed several of our sisters from India and Uganda to St. Joseph Heights. Sr. Mary Janet Stamm took a moment after their departures to reflect on their visits.

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20 Years in Uganda

Posted on: July 13, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

20 years. 2 decades. 240 months. A million beautiful memories.

On July 13, 1995, Sr. Mary Janet Stamm and Sr. Mary Delrita Glaser arrived in Uganda, East Africa, ready to build a mission that would transform a region.

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St. Julie Mission remembers Ugandan martyrs

Posted on: June 9, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Wednesday, June 3 was the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs.

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick, who serves at the SND mission in Uganda, wrote to Sr. Mary Janet Stamm on June 4 with an update on how the Sisters of Notre Dame and students recognized this important day in Ugandan and Christian history. 

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Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs

Posted on: June 3, 2015 9:30 am
Tags: Uganda,

Each year thousands of pilgrims flock to both the Catholic and Anglican shrines near Kampala, Uganda to mark the feast of the Ugandan Martyrs (June 3). Christians pay homage to the 45 martyrs who were killed between 1885-1887 by the ruling monarch for practicing their Christian religion.

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New Holy Spirit Delegation in East Africa

Posted on: May 26, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

On May 24, 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania, the SND mission in Uganda joined the SND missions from Tanzania and Kenya to form the new Holy Spirit General Delegation. The formation of the delegation is the next step for Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya before they become a province.

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Pancake Breakfast April 19, 2015

Posted on: March 16, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Events

Annual Pancake Breakfast to support the SND Uganda, East Africa Mission
Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Academy Cafeteria, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY
Adults: $6.00 / Children: $4.00

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March 2015 Partner Spotlight: Erin Cummings

Posted on: March 2, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Uganda, Nda,
The Sisters of Notre Dame are missioned to proclaim God’s goodness and provident care, but we do not do it alone! Hundreds of individuals and organizations dedicate their prayers, their time, and various resources to share in carrying out Jesus’ read more …

Christmas in Buseesa

Posted on: January 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda

Following the African Conference from December 14 to 20, Sr. Mary Shauna Bankemper had the opportunity to visit our sisters in Uganda and spent Christmas in Buseesa. Visit snd1.org to read more and view photos from her trip.

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Sr. Mary Juliet's Final Vows

Posted on: December 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Juliet professed her final vows with the Sisters of Notre Dame on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Mpala, Uganda.

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A Christmas Gift for Uganda!

Posted on: November 6, 2014 9:10 am
Tags: Uganda,

This Christmas, support the SND Mission in Uganda and get the perfect gift for a loved one when you buy an autographed copy of theCovington's Sisters of Notre Dame book from the SND Provincial Center.

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Good Luck, Students! National Exams in Uganda

Posted on: October 15, 2014 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

We pray that years of hard work and dedication in the classroom will pay off as Notre Dame Academy Senior Secondary students begin the national examination for the Uganda Certificate of Education.

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Shoe and Purse Collection

Posted on: September 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Jpic

Three of the North American provinces of the Sisters of Notre Dame (Toledo, Chardon and Covington) have committed to an international mission project. Want to help? All you have to do is donate your old shoes, purses, and bags.

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Maintenance Group Sendoff and Mass

Posted on: August 23, 2014 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

"If we are Christians, let our Christianity be reflected in our actions."
-Fr. Tuhairwe Kisembo Godfrey, August 23, 2014

On August 23, seven of our partners left for the SND mission in Uganda to perform maintenance work at the schools and co-op farm that serve hundreds of students. Before making their way to CVG airport, several of these men and their families joined us for morning Mass, which was led by Fr. Tuhairwe Kisembo Godfrey, who happened to be visiting from Uganda. 

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Uganda Maintenance Trip

Posted on: July 31, 2014 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda
Bob and Doug Simon, Tom Rowe, Don Young, Jim and Michael Zilliox, and Fr. Gerry Reinersman are partners in mission and maintenance.
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DHL Delivers!

Posted on: July 29, 2014 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

The students at the Sisters of Notre Dame mission schools in Uganda will receive a special delivery this month courtesy of Notre Dame Elementary School in Chardon, OH and DHL Express. 

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Engineers Visit Uganda

Posted on: April 15, 2014 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda

On April 16th four Engineers from the Cincinnati Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) flew to Uganda to help the Sisters of St. Julie Mission in their quest for safe water for the village and fuel efficient energy for the school kitchen.  

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Uganda Brunch

Posted on: March 4, 2014 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda

Saturday, March 1, 2014, was a beautiful day as the supporters of St. Julie Mission, Uganda, gathered to celebrate and learn more about the mission.  The meeting room was magnificently decorated giving the guests the feeling of being in Uganda. Approximately one hundred supporters enjoyed a delicious brunch, delightful conversation and an informative presentation.  Sisters Mary Delrita, Janet, and Rita – all recently returned from St. Julie Misson – expressed their gratitude for all that has been done over the past nineteen years by the people present and all those who support this mission. Julie Althaver, Maria Chal, Joanne Kenner, Mike Meadows, Dick Tapke and Sr. Margaret Agnes, all one-time visitors to Uganda spoke of their very moving experiences. The day was a true witness of what can be done by the grace of God and many good and generous people working together.

To see pictures of the event, click here.

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Welcome Home Sister Mary Rita Geoppinger

Posted on: January 20, 2014 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda

The Sisters of Notre Dame welcome home Sister Mary Rita Geoppinger from our Uganda, East Africa Mission.  Since 2003 Sister Rita has been the head teacher (principal) at Notre Dame Senior Secondary School in Buseesa.  Besides serving as principal, Sister Ri...

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