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Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame for a Brunch Fundraiser!

October 8, 2017

 September 10, 2017

Join us as we the celebrate the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s ministry of education!

Sunday October 8, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Boathouse at Saugtauck

521 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

Buy a ticket today!


June 20th is World Refugee Day

The world community is currently experiencing an unprecedented rise in the rate of forced human migration—There are more displaced people today than there were at the time of the Second World War. On or around June 20th you are invited to consider observing World Refugee Day in one or more of the following ways:

Take a few moments to watch the Ted-Ed Talk: What does it mean to be a refugee?

Share the Prayer for the Day of the Refugee.

Watch a video of Manal Alazzam, the Syrian mother living with her children on the Wilton campus

Sign the UN petition and STAND WITH REFUGEES


Celebrate the Environment this Month
2017 June 5

During the month of June, the world will observe two days pertaining to the health of our planet, World Environment Day, June 5th, and World Oceans Day June 8th.

June 5th World Environment Day

"Connecting People to Nature", the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.

For more read : A Dose of Nature: The Secret Prescription to Health and Happiness

Learn more about World Environment Day and World Ocean Day.


Join us in prayer for Feast Day
2017 Apr 28

2017 Feast Day Prayer

On May 9, we celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger (1797-1879), foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

View the 2017 Feast Day Prayer and pray with us on May 9th.


IND Class of 1957
2017 May 4

Institute of Notre Dame

Institute of Notre Dame’s Class of 1957 is getting together for a reunion!

Join the fun on Sunday June 11, 2017 at Gerry Dashiells Connelly’s home.

Learn more about the reunion.


Justice for Immigrants Phone-In Fridays Lenten Campaign
2017 Mar 28

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We are continuing to ask that in addition to fasting and prayer during this Lenten season, that you please join us in voicing support for vulnerable immigrants and refugees. You can do so by calling the offices of your members of Congress during Justice for Immigrants Phone-In Fridays, a weekly advocacy event which we are undertaking this liturgical season.
Every Friday until April 14, please call your federal lawmakers and urge them to co-sponsor legislation that supports immigrants and refugees seeking protection and safety in the United States. If your representative has already supported the legislation protecting immigrants and refugees listed below, call in to thank them!
Learn how to contact your elected officials.



Pray with us on World Water Day on March 22
2017 Mar 14

The theme of World Water Day 2017 is Wastewater

The theme of World Water Day 2017 is “Wastewater.” Learn more about this year’s theme and join us in prayer on March 22nd.

What is Wastewater?

Wastewater is any water that has been contaminated. Wastewater is the fancy term applied to water that is polluted by human activity such as bathing, dishwashing, doing laundry, fertilizing crops, flushing the toilet, and hydraulic fracturing or fracking for oil or gas.



Download the World Water Day prayer service.


Golf Ball Drop with SSND
2017 Feb 23

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, Reception & Dinner FUNdraiser

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, Reception & Dinner FUNdraiser!

Watch the Helicopter fly in low over the trees at the beautiful and historic Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland. On Wednesday May 10th the pilot will drop up to 1,000 golf balls on a predetermined pin.

Each Golf Ball costs $50. Up to 1,000 golf balls will be sold.

Buy a golf ball and support the sisters today.


Remembering Sister Lillian Marie McLoughlin
2017 Feb 10

Remembering Sister Lillian Marie McLoughlin


We are celebrating the life of Sister Lillian Marie McLoughlin. She was taken from us 50 years ago on Feb. 20, 1967.

At 26 years old, Sister Lillian Marie was a dedicated second grade teacher at the parish school of St. Philip Neri Church in Rochester, NY. On Feb. 20 Sister Lillian was on yard duty and keeping track of the children as they played outside. One student informed her there was a fire inside the church and that children were inside. Without thinking or worrying about herself, Sister Lillian rushed into the church. There were no children but she did see the elderly pastor, Father George Weinmann holding the Blessed Sacrament.

Learn more about Sister Lillian and a mass to celebrate her life.


Join Us for a Prayer Service on February 8th for St. Josephine Bakhita
2017 Feb 2

Saint Josephine Bakhita
Saint Josephine Bakhita

In remembering St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of slavery and trafficked persons, and all the victims of trafficking, we invite you to a prayer service on Feb. 8 to end human trafficking.


Download the prayer service.


Sign Petition on Climate Change to President Donald Trump
2017 Jan 13

As President Donald Trump assembles his cabinet and advisors, we are facing major uncertainties for the future of U.S. climate policy. The President has said he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement—a commitment by 193 countries to solve the climate crisis. This agreement is supported by Pope Francis and is the result of years of negotiations.

Learn more about the Climate Change Petition


Join Circle the Cities with Love on January 15, 2017
2017 Jan 5

Join Circle the Cities with Love on January 15, 2017

Join Circle the Cities with Love on January 15, 2017.

Join Shalom North America for Circle the Cities with Love: Communal Silent Meditation.

On Sunday January 15, 2017 from 3:00-3:30pm people who believe in the power of love over the power of hate will send the power of love to our cities and world.

The mission of Circle the Cities with Love is to stand/sit together holding hands, if possible, in silent meditation embodying the power of LOVE that brings healing, peace, and justice to our cities, our countries, and our world. For people in the United States, this is a timely, prayerful, communal event as the inauguration of our new President approaches.

Learn more about Circle the Cities with Love.


AHA Community Unites to Assist Haiti
2016 Nov 3

SSND New York Reunion

AHA students fundraising for Haiti.

Early in October, Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti leaving devastation in its wake – but not hopelessness. In an effort to continue the relief efforts in Haiti, the Academy of the Holy Angels has joined forces with the School Sisters of Notre Dame and Beyond Borders to assist as many Haitian families as possible.

“The School Sisters of Notre Dame respond to the needs of the times, and were already working in Haiti before the hurricane,” explained Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Sylvester. Although the sisters sent funding to Haiti through Catholic Relief Services immediately following the storm, additional aid is still needed, Sylvester said.

Click here to see the fundraising calendar


Sisters and Students Gather for a Reunion in New York
2016 Oct 26

SSND New York Reunion

SSND New York Reunion

More than 80 people gathered at the Milleridge Cottage in Jericho, NY in September to celebrate the 2nd NY Area Multi-School Reunion.

Former students, sisters, teachers, and friends scurried about all afternoon purchasing raffle tickets for theme baskets, NY Rangers signed hockey stick and jacket, Tiffany-style lamp, Billy Joel concert tickets and last, but not least, 50/50 raffle.

Click here to see full article and photos from the reunion.