At St. Michael School in Worthington, OH, five Sisters are leading souls to Christ through formation in virtue. With Sr. John Paul as principal, the Sisters teach students in kindergarten, second grade, and middle school. Some highlights from the school year included leading 8th grade students on the annual March for Life Pilgrimage, as well as praying with groups of students during the 40 Days for Life fall and spring campaigns. What a joy it was to witness and accompany a group of 8th grade students through the 33 Day Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. We rejoiced in the many sacramental graces being poured out upon our students as we helped our 2nd graders prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, and the 8th graders for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Sisters had the privilege of giving several talks to various groups in Ohio including RCIA groups in Worthington, Groveport, and Mt. Vernon, assisting on a vocation panel at The Ohio State University’s spring Awakening retreat, and visiting parish youth groups. The Sisters also shared some catechist formation opportunities for our St. Michael’s School staff and at parish catechist formation days, drawing especially upon Echoing the Mystery.
This spring marked a momentous occasion for the Diocese of Columbus as we welcomed Bishop Robert Brennan as the 12th bishop of the diocese. He was installed on March 29th and it was a great privilege to have our Sisters be present at both the evening vespers vigil as well as the installation Mass. We look forward to working with Bishop Brennan for many years to come as we together help spread the New Evangelization in Central Ohio and beyond!!!