Luke Boiarski, SCN, director of volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, visited St. Mary’s County, Maryland in March. See more photos here.

Sister Luke visited Father Andrew White School in Leonardtown, Mother Catherine Spalding School in Mechanicsville, and St. John’s School in Hollywood. She presented the story of Mother Catherine Spalding, originally from Charles County, Maryland, to three distinct age groups in each school. During each of the presentations, she dressed a teacher or student in the Mother Catherine habit of 200+ years ago, which delighted the students. What an amazing accomplishment of a 19-year-old young woman from the area. Mother Catherine began the Congregation which would extend its outreach to five other countries.

On March 23, Sister Luke conducted the orientation for the Mission Team of 10 from St. John’s in Hollywood, who would be building another house in Belize. This is the 12th mission effort in which St. John’s has been a participant. The house is being named after Debbie Dugan, the former facilities coordinator for St. John’s – the St. John’s Debbie Dugan House. The team was commissioned at the 5:00 p.m. Mass that evening. The team departed St. John’s at 1245 a.m. on their next build adventure. Safe travels and God bless the Team.

On the afternoon of March 23, Sister Luke conducted another orientation for St. John’s on disaster preparedness with a great turnout of 21 parishioners. They were provided valuable information on disaster preparedness aid. Now there will be a team in this area to help the Sisters respond in the event of a disaster.

“We feel very fortunate and so grateful to have Sister Luke, the connection with the SCNs, and the ability to assist them in serving the less fortunate and those in need. It is truly a gift to us!”