Thanks to our Women’s Leadership Luncheon sponsors and attendees

April 2024 | Monthly eNewsletter

Attendees enjoy the Women's Leadership Luncheon on March 4, 2024 in St. Louis.
  Thanks to our 2024 Women’s Leadership Luncheon sponsors and attendees  

After months of planning and excitement, each of the long-awaited Women’s Leadership Luncheon events have now celebrated their successful completion. Though the events are over, the meaningful effect of shared conversations and connections remains.

Being able to offer events such as the Women’s Leadership Luncheon to our attendees for free is only possible due to the committed support of the individuals, organizations and businesses who recognize and celebrate the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) and women leaders. Sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Ann Kampeter, Venue Sponsor, River City Casino & Hotel, and our $5,000 Sponsors; Bayer, Catholic Housing Initiative, Drury Hotels, Jim Butler Automotive Group, Mandel Group, Mercy, Midwest BankCentre, Mary Ellen Murphy, and Marianne and Roger Staubach. The impact of these luncheons extends far beyond a single day, and we are proud to recognize everyone who helped make each of these events a highlight on our spring calendar.

Ribbon cutting event at Good Counsel Learning Center's new location
  Good Counsel Learning Center settles into its new home  

In April, Good Counsel Learning Center will mark six months at their new downtown Mankato, Minnesota location after moving from their long-time address at Our Lady of Good Counsel last fall. While the address may have changed, the mission of providing encouraging and supportive one-on-one tutoring to children and adults is going strong.

Sisters Susan Bunde and Margaret Ann Murawski participate in Catholic Schools Week Celebrations
  Catholic Schools Week provides opportunity for celebration and connection  

Sisters Susan Bunde and Margaret Ann Murawski enjoyed a full circle celebration of this year’s Catholic Schools Week. First by revisiting their role as educators as they connected with eager students, and second as recognized guests at a Mass led by Bishop William Callahan. While the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) have a 150-year presence in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sisters Susan and Margaret Ann are the only two who are still in the area. From a lively Q&A session to the sharing of blessings during their visit with elementary students, the sisters provided important insight on what it means to live a religious life.

Summer Service Week SSND

The many ways to give


For those interested in donating to SSND, there are many options for doing so. All gifts are used to support the active ministries and retirement needs of the sisters. Whether a one-time donation or development of an ongoing, sustained plan, resources are available to explore options, answer questions and guide decisions.

artwork for the 2024 Give STL day in St. Louis.

Mark your calendar


On Thursday, May 9, SSND will participate in Give STL Day. This is a special day of online giving to promote and support the causes of various nonprofits throughout St. Louis, including SSND. Mark your calendar and support SSND.

This image is with a chalkboard, flying color chalk, an SSND logo and the words Unscripted: real stories from sisters. This is a photo of the intro video used in our social media vignettes. Created using Canva



A new "Unscripted" is shared on Facebook each month, be sure not to miss these real stories from sisters! You can find these and other SSND videos on our website.

Called to Action : A podcast of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province

In case you missed it


Hosts Sister Anna Marie Reha and Adam Schicker have been exploring the topic of racial justice throughout Season 4 of Called to Action podcast episodes. Episode 6: Understanding White Privilege and White Supremacy is the latest episode available.

  "God has created us for heaven."
Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, Letter 11, September 10, 1831

Sister Mary Joyce Uehara, March 6, 2024
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