Church Welcomes Sisters from Union: US Province for National Catholic Sisters Week

Pictured above, Sister Fidelma Lyne assists students at the celebration.

On Wednesday, March 13, students from grades K-8 gathered at St. Joseph Church to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week. A special prayer service, led by eighth grade students, honored and celebrated the lives, dedication and commitment of the Presentation Sisters who taught and modeled God’s gift of life at the school and parish for over 60 years.

During this service, the students remembered, named and lit candles honoring each victim of the recent school shooting in Florida. Following the example of the Presentation Sisters, who spent their lives serving and working for a more just world, the students prayed for a safer, more tolerant and peaceful world. They were challenged to look at Nano Nagle’s life and the lives of the sisters and plan to make a positive difference in a world that desperately needs good young people.

The students gratitude for the life and ministry of the sisters was expressed in the presentation of beautiful bouquets of flowers and in the poem “Send my Roots Rain,” which reflected the Presentation Sisters’ inspiring work and the beauty of life.