Students and teachers at Holy Rosary School in Memphis, Tenn., collected over $1,000 to support SCN Ministries around the world. Jeanine Jaster, SCN, a teacher at Holy Rosary for the past 17 years, gave the impetus for the collection. On Monday, April 13, Sister Jeanine presented Patsy O’Toole, SCNA, Director of Congregational Advancement with a check and cash totaling $1,026.84. “I was privileged to be with the students at Holy Rosary to share with them some stories and photos of the people they are supporting through their donations. Their interest, their questions and their generosity touched me deeply. There is a great spirit at the school, and they are surely working to make a difference in our world.” During the presentations, S. Jeanine also shared with the students about her recent trip to India, and helped to bring to life the culture and customs of that country.
Holy Rosary was founded in 1954 and the school grew rapidly under the direction of Fr. J. William Wiley, the first pastor of Holy Rosary Parish and Sr. Sheila Ann Madden, SCN, first principal of Holy Rosary School. Located on Park Avenue in East Memphis, the school serves students from southwest Tennessee and north Mississippi. Today Holy Rosary has grown from it’s four original classrooms to a campus with 24 classrooms, a library and media center, computer and science labs, music room, gymnasium, and athletic field, it remains one of the largest parochial elementary schools in the Diocese of Memphis.
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are grateful to all at Holy Rosary School, and the many other students around the country who support the ministries of the SCNs.