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Uganda & East Africa Missions MISSION FALL CALENDAR


September 7: First day of classes October 12-November 17: Uganda Certificate of

On May 24, 2015, the feast of Pentecost, in Arusha, Tanzania, the SND mission in Uganda joined the SND missions from Tanzania and Kenya to form the new Holy Spirit General Delegation.

Examination (UCE) for secondary or “O-Level” students

November 3-4: Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) December 4: Last day of classes/End of academic year

The formation of the delegation is the next step for Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya before they become a

province. The creation of the Holy Spirit General Delegation is an historic event for the SND congregation, as it is the first time a unit is comprised of sisters from six different countries. Members of the delegation come from Germany, India, the United States, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.

Sr. Anita Marie Stacy

PARTNERS IN ACTION This fall, St. Julie Mission will welcome a substitute teacher and volunteer maintenance group from Northern Kentucky.

Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck, who teaches secondary science courses at Notre Dame Senior Secondary Academy, will return to Kentucky for a home visit in October. Serving as her assistant and substitute teacher in biology and chemistry from SeptemberDecember is Mekenzie Elbert (Alexandria, KY). Bob Simon, who oversaw a maintenance trip to the mission in 2014, will return in December with his son, Doug Simon (Alexandria, KY), Donnie Young (Alexandria, KY), Tom Holtz (Alexandria, KY), Beau McElfresh (Covington, KY), Jodee 3

Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck McElfresh (Covington, KY), and Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger. Over the course of ten days, they will patch ceilings, paint railings, repair a water tank platform, and install doors, lights, screens, and fencing throughout the mission.

The Sisters of Notre Dame ask for your prayers for these partners. For more information or to make a contribution toward their work at the mission, please call Sr. Mary Margaret Droege, Director of the Uganda Mission Office, at (859) 392-8109 or visit and click “Uganda Mission.” Thank you!

Holy Spirit Delegation Leadership Team (left to right): Sister Mary Roshini (India)- Delegation Superior Sister Mary Colette (U.S.)- First Assistant Sister Mary Sawmya (India)- Councilor Sister Mary Elizabeth (Kenya)- Councilor Sister Mary Immaculate (Uganda)- Councilor

formation FIRSTS in uganda Postulants from Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya will now complete their formation in Uganda.

Sr. Mary Immaculate (pictured at right), the first professed Sister of Notre Dame from Uganda, will oversee postulant formation for the Holy Spirit Delegation. She is the first native Ugandan to take on this assignment for the congregation.

The Pulse • Fall 2015

The Pulse | Fall 2015  

National Novitiate moves to Kentucky. Sr. Dolores Giblin visits death row prisoners. SND National Gathering in Columbus, OH. Volunteers in U...