NDP Celebrates 190th SSND Foundation Day

On Tuesday, October 24, students, faculty, and staff came together for a special Foundation Day Liturgy marking the 190th anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). This celebration was especially meaningful as it was held during NDP’s 150th Anniversary Year. Joining the NDP school community were SSND guests from the Baltimore area.

At the start of the liturgy, our school community received a special video greeting from Sister Roxanne Schares, SSND, General Superior for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who is in Rome for the start of the SSND 25th General Chapter. During the Mass, which was celebrated by Rev. Jerry Francik of Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, a special video was shown of students recently visiting area cemeteries to place white roses on the graves of those deceased Sisters who served at Notre Dame Prep in their lifetime. The Sisters who were present also renewed their vows.

Following the spirit-filled Mass, the community bore witness to the dedication and blessing of a new display, the SSND Tribute Wall. Located in the main foyer of the school, the wall lists the names of each School Sister of Notre Dame who served at NDP, either on the original Charles Street campus or on Hampton Lane. Following the liturgy, the Sisters were hosted to a special luncheon.

Watch the entire liturgy and blessing ceremony here.

View photos from the day here.

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame