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Celebrating our August Feastdays

We are pleased to announce the 

Reception into the Novitiate of
Clare Kennedy - Sr. M. Veronica
Gabrielle Burnham - Sr. Bethany Marie
Sidney Ramaekers - Sr. M. Magnificat

and the

First Profession of Vows of
Sr. M. Rose Thomas Weighner
Sr. M. Cecilia Abbadessa
Sr. Mary James Becker
Sr. Peter Marie Tran

The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of First Profession and Reception into the Novitiate 
will take place on 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm.

We are pleased to announce the 
Final Profession of Vows of 
Sr. M. Lucy Gantt
Sr. Karol Marie Baumgarten
Sr. Teresa Maria Leis
Sr. Mary Francis Goodson
Sr. M. Caterina Vola
Sr. M. Gemma Kissel

The celebration of Holy Mass with the Rite of Final Profession will take place on 
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Due to restrictions in place, we are unable to invite you to attend the ceremonies, however you are welcome to join us in prayer and participation via Livestream.

Please click on this link to open the St. Mary's Parish and School Facebook page and view the Livestream video for both ceremonies.
(Please note: You do NOT need to have a personal Facebook account to view this page.)


Audrey said…
CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU!!! May God continue to shine through you to touch the hearts of all you meet. Beautiful day for a beautiful community.

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