Written on: January 31, 2020
The last week of January has traditionally marked a celebration of Catholic Education in the form of “Catholic Schools Week.”
This year, Sisters Denise Roche and Eileen White were invited by principal Raffaele Corso, to celebrate with St. Joan of Arc School in Jackson Heights, New York. The celebration began with lunch together with Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, Pastor Rev. William Hoppe, faculty and staff. The celebration concluded with an all-school assembly. View a short video of the event here.
St. Joan of Arc was the first parish to be named after St. Joan. The parish dates from 1920. The school was the first mission established by the newly formed, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1922.
Although it has been many years since either of these Sisters taught in an elementary school, they felt right at home among the students.
On a side note related to a GNSHappenings on Page 2, the Pastoral Minister at Sr. Joan of Arc, Sister Mary Ann McHugh, CSJ raises money once a month for Marguerite’s Pantry, and has a Marguerite’s Group that meets regularly. It’s nice to know our early influence is still reflected in the life of this parish.