Notre Dame Preparatory School celebrates 40 years of service

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:50:21 PM. Notre Dame Preparatory School is celebrating 40 years of community service this year. In addition to Camp Umoja, a summer camp for children in public housing, and other local service projects, students also travel on aid projects in Mississippi and South America.
Students, staff and parents at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson this year are celebrating 40 years of the school providing continuous service to the community, though are doing so in a low-key fashion. There will be no ceremony to mark the occasion. Instead, the students will continue to provide community service as part of the school’s “way of life,” said headmistress, Sister Patricia McCarron. The all-girls Catholic school was founded in 1873 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, a worldwide religious institute of more than 2,500 Roman Catholic sisters. Service to the community has been part of its curriculum since 1975, while the school’s longest-running continuous service project, which is known as Dinner with the Elderly, has existed since 1978. Each May the school community designates a day — usually before Mother’s Day — —in which it hosts 200 low-income seniors from area churches for a Sunday afternoon turkey dinner. “Our service program is just an awesome opportunity for our girls to respond to the gospel, to engage with others and really changes their outlook on the world,” McCarron said. Sister Patricia McCarron celebrates 10 years as headmistress of Notre Dame Prep, as well as her 25th as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and 30th of her first teaching at NDP. Sister Patricia McCarron celebrates 10 years as headmistress of Notre Dame Prep, as well as her 25th as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and 30th of her first teaching at NDP....Read more
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