Cardinal Séan O’Malley to Preside at Sacred Heart School Founder’s Day Mass

1/9/18

Cardinal Séan O’Malley, during his first visit to Sacred Heart School in November 2015

The Office of Campus Ministry at Sacred Heart School, a private, co-educational Catholic school system, providing educational opportunities for students from preschool through grade 12 (www.sacredheartkingston.com) is honored to announce that Cardinal Séan O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. will preside at a January 31st mass, in conjunction with the school’s Founder’s Day.

The 11:00 a.m. mass will be dedicated to the Sisters of Divine Providence; inthe fall of 1948, the Sisters opened Sacred Heart School, Kindergarten- Grade 7, on Court Street in Plymouth, MA and over the next 14 years, the Sisters built both the High School and the Elementary School in Kingston, as well as a residence for the Sisters.

The Peer Ministers, under the guidance of Andrea Hurm, are planning a special Liturgy during the January 31st mass presided over by the Cardinal. Several Sisters of Divine Providence will sing “Ave Maria” at the mass, following which there will be a small reception for Cardinal O’Malley hosted by Sacred Heart School President Sister Myra Rodgers.

Cardinal Séan O’Malley is the ninth bishop and sixth archbishop in the more than 200-year history of the Archdiocese of Boston. This will be his second visit to Sacred Heart, having celebrated mass at the school in November of 2015.

“The entire Sacred Heart community is honored to welcome Cardinal O’Malley and have him officiate at this special mass,” said Sister Myra Rodgers, CDP, President of Sacred Heart Schools. “We are delighted that the Cardinal will help us tribute not only the Sisters of Divine Providence – the Founders of Sacred Heart School – but likewise the faculty, staff, parents and grandparents who through these 71 years have supported and encouraged the growth of the school.”

About Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School is a private, co-educational Catholic school system, providing educational opportunities for students from preschool through grade 12 for35 communities throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sacred Heart School welcomes students to a learning community which is academically challenging, and rooted in the Gospel. Students develop critical thinking skills, engage in service to those in need, and deepen awareness of global perspectives.

Situated on 100 acres in Kingston, MA,the Sacred Heart campus encompasses an Early Education Center, Elementary School, and Middle- High School. The school offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and cutting-edge technology programs in combination with extensive athletic, arts, and extra-curricular activities to ensure students a well-rounded education.

Founded in 1947, the school has seen many changes since its inception, including the recent construction of a $2 million Science and Innovation Center, upgrades to the Observatory, the addition of a large organic garden, and extensive beautiful athletics fields and facilities.

The campus is in use throughout the year as the site of many sports events. Sacred Heart also offers several vibrant summer programs focusing on academics, leadership skills, and traditional athletic programs. Sacred Heart is also home to Camp Morningstar, a long-standing recreational camp with sailing, swimming, sports, games and field trips.

Sacred Heart is proud of its near 100% college acceptance rate at outstanding schools in the United States and around the Globe.

Sacred Heart is led by President Sister Myra Rodgers, CDP, High School Principal Dr. Michael Gill, Interim Elementary School Principal Shaun Morgan, and Early Childhood Center Principal, Sister Angela Provost, CDP.

Sacred Heart School welcomes students of all faiths and diverse backgrounds. The school is committed to developing the whole student, offering an independent school atmosphere and top-tier academics.

The Sacred Heart School campus is located at 251-399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364. For additional information about the school, please visit www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511.

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