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Sister Elise died on April 12, 2018, at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown, Ontario. She turned 102 in March. She was in her 84th year as a School Sister of Notre Dame. Adela was born on March 10, 1916, the third youngest of a family of 12. Her farm home was near the hamlet of  Deemerton. She received her elementary education in a one-room school, known as the “mosquito” school, located in the nearby bush. It was there she discovered a library book on the Little Flower of Jesus. St. Therese’s life inspired her to become a nun. She felt that she could do little things even though she had suffered from polio at age five.
Earth Day 2018 will take place on April 22nd! The theme for this year is “End Plastic Pollution.” Click to find resources to take action!
Twice a year the School Sisters of Notre Dame award grants to organizations working for justice. These groups benefit people, mostly women and children, caught in poverty, human rights abuses, or environmental devastation. Meet our Gospel Fund Grantees March 2018:
In October 2017 the General Chapter accepted the new directional statement, "Love Gives Everything." Now is the time for prayer and reflection on the seven commitments the document sets for our future planning. In this issue of the United in Mission Newsletter, each of seven sisters reflects on one of the commitments. Ministry Services hopes these reflections will guide you in your own personal prayer.

A group of current and past participants in the Ministry Formation program, offered through the Department of Ministry Services, attended the 19th Annual CTAUN Conference at the UN in New York City on April 6. They included Province directors and leaders from our sponsored ministries.

Earth Day 2018 – End Plastic Pollution   This Earth Day, April 22, the focus will be on limiting the use of plastics. Plastics pollute our oceans, water, and wildlife, disrupt human hormones, and cause life-threatening diseases. Indeed, “The exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet’s survival!”
My first visit to Queens during spring break was delightfully illuminating.

I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in service activities at the SSND Educational Center in Queens, NY.

My service-learning trip to the SSND Educational Center in Queens, NY is one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had.

SSND Educational Center in Queens
Sister Linda Stilling, Spanish Language & Culture Program Coordinator, NDMU, describes the spring service week she shared in mutual ministry with three university students at the SSND Educational Center in Queens, N.Y. as "standing under a waterfall of God's blessings."

Dr. King reminds us that “human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of people willing to be co-workers with God.

2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! This rod and reel freshwater fishing trip is a treat for any outdoors person. From enjoying the sunrise across a lake to catching the “big one”, fishing creates those unique narratives that define an experience the way no other activity can.  
Las Vegas Sign
2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! Enjoy a top show in Las Vegas and a 3-night weekend stay at the non-gaming, smoke-free Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel! Located just two blocks from the legendary Las Vegas Strip! The hotels' ambiance allows you to relax for a little while, away from distractions. And best of all, its located near all the important Las Vegas attractions.
Rossoblu Interior
2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! Enjoy a private dinner party with wine pairings for up to 10 people at Rossoblu! The most highly anticipated restaurant opening in Los Angeles in 2017, was recently listed in The Hollywood Reporter’s "Where Hollywood Eat’s: L.A.’s 20 Hottest Restaurants". Rossoblu is a shining gem with a vibrant setting, outstanding cuisine and a really cool vibe…ingredients for an amazing experience shared with family and friends.
Fairmont Hotel Facade
2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room at your choice of participating properties, subject to availability. Your stay includes daily breakfast for two in the dining room. Many of the award-winning hotels are recognized on the Conde Nast Gold List and as a Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine.
New Orleans Jazz Trumpet
2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel in the French Quarter, in New Orleans! Have a jazz brunch or dinner at Commander’s Palace and visit Preservation Hall!
2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! Relax and attend your favorite U.S. professional sporting event. Take a trip to see your home team play on the road or just get away for a fantastic sports adventure! You have the ability to pick the sports event you want to see and when you want to see it.
2018 Raffle An Adventure to Remember! Enjoy a total of three nights in northern California, exploring the highlights of San Francisco and the rich wine country region of Sonoma! Stay, in the Fairmont hotel, a short cable car trip from the bustling downtown of San Francisco, then travel north and visit Wine Country in Sonoma Valley, cradled between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountain ranges.