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Sealed with a Prayer

Posted on: December 21, 2020 1:00 pm

Nominate a loved one to receive a card with a hand-written message from the Sisters of Notre Dame. Recipients are also included on our daily prayer list.

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Christmas Mass at St. Joseph Heights

Posted on: December 17, 2020 9:00 am

December 24 - Christmas Eve
7:20 p.m. Christmas Music begins
7:30 p.m. "Midnight" Mass

December 25 - Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Holy Mass for Christmas Day

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Women's Weekend Retreat

Posted on: December 15, 2020 9:00 am
Tags: Retreats, Events,

The Women’s Weekend Retreat is a joyful time of connecting with ourselves and other women through fellowship and a
shared journey of faith. 

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Embracing Change

Posted on: December 10, 2020 11:00 am
Tags: Education,

Sister Anita Marie Stacy returned to the United States one year ago after teaching in Uganda for almost two decades. Today, she teaches at Covington Latin School in Covington, KY.

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Adventure to Give

Posted on: November 24, 2020 10:00 am
Tags: Events,

Adventure to Give is our annual service event to kick-off Advent. We won't be able to meet in person this year, but we are still collecting items for care packages for the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky.

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Greeting Cards

Posted on: November 11, 2020 3:00 pm

Purchase a pack of five greetings cards that feature the photography of Sr. Mary Evelynn Reinke, SND.

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United in Prayer

Posted on: November 5, 2020 9:00 am
Tags: Prayer, Events, Jpic,

Pray for peace in the world and our local community. All are invited to unite with us in prayer at the Goebel Park bell tower.

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St. Julie Mission re-opens partially

Posted on: October 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, East africa,

Update from Sr. Mary Colette Theobald in Buseesa, Uganda:

During the lockdown that began in March in Uganda, no travel was permitted at all for two months, not even by private car. The schools, of course, were closed.

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Virtual Lenten Retreats

Posted on: October 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Tags: Events, Retreats,

The annual SND Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection and Women’s Weekend Retreats are going online in 2021.

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Together Formation...Apart

Posted on: October 20, 2020 1:00 pm

by Sister Nicole Varnerin

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Remembrance Mass

Posted on: October 19, 2020 10:00 am
Tags: Events,

Please join us virtually in remembering our beloved sisters and associates who are deceased. Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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Sister Mary Kevan Seibert 1935-2020

Posted on: October 7, 2020 11:00 am
Tags: Obituary,

We remember Sister Mary Kevan Seibert, born December 25, 1935 and died October 3, 2020.

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October Birthdays and Namedays

Posted on: October 1, 2020 10:00 am
Tags: Birthdays

Happy October birthdays and namedays to these Sisters of Notre Dame.

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Sister Marianna Rumpke 1933-2020

Posted on: September 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Tags: Obituary,

We remember Sister Marianna Rumpke, SND, born August 15, 1933 and died September 25, 2020.

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Praying through the Pandemic

Posted on: September 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Prayer,

We do not want to add to COVID-19 news fatigue, but it is difficult to ignore how the pandemic infinitely impacts our world and our day-to-day lives. 

Two constants for us SNDs are a commitment to prayer and a call to seek God’s goodness in any scenario. Sisters reflected on these concepts and how they have manifested in their lives since the pandemic began in the spring. 

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Sister Margene Koester 1943-2020

Posted on: August 31, 2020 9:00 am
Tags: Obituary,

We remember Sister Margene Koester, born March 6, 1943 and died August 26, 2020.

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Sister Mary Bernard Clare Budde 1927-2020

Posted on: August 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Tags: Obituary,

We remember Sister Mary Bernard Clare Budde, born April 12, 1927 and died August 20, 2020.

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Two Sisters of Notre Dame receive papal award

Posted on: August 17, 2020 9:00 pm

Sister Marla Monahan and Sister Mary Ethel Parrott have been selected to receive the Cross Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice, also known as the Cross of Honor.

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Bi-focal Vision

Posted on: July 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Sister Mary Evelynn Reinke's reflection Bi-focal Vision was published in Plymouth Card's summer 2020 blog.

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25th anniversary of SNDs in Uganda

Posted on: July 14, 2020 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda, East africa,

July 13, 2020 is the 25th anniversary of the Sisters of Notre Dame arrival in Uganda, the PEARL OF AFRICA. 

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Sisters unite as SND USA

Posted on: July 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Tags: Sndusa,

The Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) reunited their four North American provinces, or administrative units, on July 5, 2020. The new national province includes sisters from Thousand Oaks, California; Covington, Kentucky; Chardon, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio. 

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Statement from the Sisters of Notre Dame

Posted on: June 1, 2020 7:00 pm
Tags: Jpic,

Statement from the Sisters of Notre Dame following the fatal arrest of George Floyd.

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Sister Mary Rosanne Boh 1943-2020

Posted on: May 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Tags: Obituary,

May Sister Mary Rosanne delight in the embrace of our good and loving God. 

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Laudato Si' Week

Posted on: May 16, 2020 11:00 am
Tags: Jpic,

Laudato Si week is May 16-24. Pope Francis invites us to celebrate the 5 th Anniversary of his letter to the
world encouraging all of us to renew our commitment to care for the earth and each other.

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Book Published: "Approaching Holy Ground" by Sister Mary Margaret Droege

Posted on: May 8, 2020 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Education, East africa,

The first twenty years of St. Julie Mission is archived in Sister Mary Margaret Droege's first book Approaching Holy Ground: The Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda Mission

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In the Spotlight: Sr. Mary Jana Foltz

Posted on: May 7, 2020 7:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

We put sisters in the spotlight and asked about their current ministerial roles and how they relate to the SND charism and three congregational focuses:

  • promoting life-giving relationships,
  • living incarnational spirituality (being Jesus for others),
  • being one in diversity.
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In the Spotlight: Sr. Judith Marie Hagen

Posted on: May 7, 2020 7:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

We put sisters in the spotlight and asked about their current ministerial roles and how they relate to the SND charism and three congregational focuses:

  • promoting life-giving relationships,
  • living incarnational spirituality (being Jesus for others),
  • being one in diversity.
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Letter from Head Girl, NDA Buseesa

Posted on: May 7, 2020 7:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Stashed among the bags that returned to Kentucky with Sisters Judith and Anita Marie in December 2019 were letters from students, friends, and neighbors in Buseesa. One letter was written by the Notre Dame Academy Head Girl especially for the Covington sisters and partners in mission.

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In the Spotlight: Sr. Mary Judith Niewahner

Posted on: May 7, 2020 6:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

We put sisters in the spotlight and asked about their current ministerial roles and how they relate to the SND charism and three congregational focuses:

  • promoting life-giving relationships,
  • living incarnational spirituality (being Jesus for others),
  • being one in diversity.
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Sister Janet Marie Hoffman 1940-2020

Posted on: April 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Tags: Obituary,

We remember Sister Janet Marie Hoffman (1940-2020)

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Give them sunflowers!

Posted on: March 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Tags: Sndpickmeup

by Sister Marla Monahan

Recently, my nephew shared this story with me about his 3-year-old little boy, George.  “George and I said our prayer tonight and all our blessings.  At the end I always tell him to bless everyone that we know and love.  And he added tonight, ‘and give them sunflowers!’”

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Response to COVID-19

Posted on: March 13, 2020 10:00 pm

Visitation and Event Cancellation Announcement / March 13, 2020

Our partnerships and face-to-face interactions are a vital part of our daily life. Also extremely important are the health and well-being of our visitors, staff, associates, and fellow sisters.

We are taking the following precautionary steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and influenza among our vulnerable sister population in the Covington Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center...

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Charis Retreat

Posted on: March 13, 2020 10:00 am
Tags: Events, Retreats,

The March 20-22, 2020 Charis Young Adult Retreat has been postponed indefinitely. 

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Sister Mary Paulla Hanneken 1934-2020

Posted on: February 5, 2020 9:00 am
Tags: Obituary,

Funeral arrangements for Sister Mary Paulla Hanneken:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011

Visitation at 4:00 p.m.
Wake Service at 5:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial at 7:00 p.m.

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Notre Dame Academy first in nation in mathematics

Posted on: February 1, 2020 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Education,

The 2019 national examination results were published in Uganda. The Notre Dame Senior Secondary Academy students did exceptionally well, earning #1 in the nation in mathematics. 

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Open arms, open hearts

Posted on: January 9, 2020 11:00 am
Tags: Jpic, Associates, Volunteer,

by Jan Ferguson

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  (Matthew 25:35) 

Since May of this year, sisters and associates have been meeting the needs of asylum seekers traveling on buses from the southern U.S. border to new homes all over the country.

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