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Saint Jean Baptiste High School

December 1, 2014: Saint Jean Baptiste High School, located in New York City’s Upper East Side, set out to achieve an ambitious objective.

The all-girl independent Catholic community rooted in the spirit of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, the foundress of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, launched 85 Acts of Kindness, a campaign to celebrate its 85th anniversary. As part of a school-wide initiative, student teams divided by homeroom committed to collectively perform 85 Acts of Kindness throughout the 2014-2015 school year. Every time a homeroom team performed an act of kindness, they posted a picture of the activity on Instagram with the hashtag #85KindActs. The posts were then shared on the school’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and updates were featured on the school’s website

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News from Blessed Sacrament Province

Reminder: Money for the Syrian refugees in Europe can be sent to Pat McCarthy with checks made out to School Sisters of Notre Dame. To date we have sent $2140.00 to Europe through the SSNDs for the Syrian refugees crisis. Thank you.

Advent Email Community: As in previous years, the Advent Community of Associates, Sisters and Friends is enjoying receiving weekly reflections and responses from participants. If you would like to join this group, contact Sr. Joan at cndassocaitesusa@msn.com or jmahoney@cnd-m.org.

Reminder: Would you like to join Congregation of Notre Dame sisters and associates for a decade of the Rosary during the Climate Conference in Paris? Each evening, that you wish, at 7:30 pm EST through Friday Evening, December 11, 2015, join the following conference call to pray for the success of the conference: Dial-In Number: 712-432-1212, Access Code: 316 097 026

December Article for The RI Catholic

We all know the story; the details are familiar. Mary is pregnant with God’s Son. Joseph, her husband, is at her side. Political officials have decreed that they must go to Bethlehem to register. Rome, the oppressor, was keeping track of her subjects. Joseph walks while Mary sits astride their donkey for the arduous journey from Galilee. When they arrive, there is no room for them in any dwelling, so they settle for a stable and prepare for the birth of their son.

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