Another Successful Event in the Books!

Former students of St. John Academy, St. Agnes Academy, Ladywood School, Ladywood-St. Agnes School, the Benedictine School of Our Lady of Grace Academy and the Franciscan St. Mary’s Academy reunited on Sunday, November 5, 2017, to celebrate the 11th annual All-Women’s Catholic High Schools Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church.

The theme of “Celebrating Our Legacy,” was certainly evident as women gathered from all walks of life to celebrate a common bond – the Catholic education they received. An inspirational Mass was celebrated by Father Carlton Beever, after which a wonderful luncheon followed at the Athenaeum. Honorees included the 50-year graduates of the classes of 1967.

Nancy Cerne Yovanovich (SMA, ’62) presented the 2017 Distinguished Alumnae Award to two surprised recipients: Sister Susan Dinnin, SP (SAA, ’60) and Diane Hoyt Kowalski (SMA, ’62).

Sister Susan Dennin, SP, and presenter Nancy Cerne Yovanovich, SMA, ’62. (photo courtesy of Mary Pat Mahan McElhiney, SAA, ’67).

Information for the November 4, 2018, event will be posted here. Please check back often and plan to attend!

For more information, contact Sue Dillane Powell by mail at 12676 Treaty Line, Carmel, IN, 46032, or email her at powell0626@msn.com.

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Connie Gualano is the alumnae/i relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. You may contact her at 812-535-2811 or by email at cgualano@spsmw.org.

History of Indianapolis All-Girls Catholic High Schools Association

Alumnae of the four former all-girls Sisters of Providence academies, as well as two academies taught by other orders, come together for fun and friendship with the Indianapolis All-Girls Catholic High Schools organization.

The association includes the SP schools of St. John’s Academy, St. Agnes Academy, Ladywood School, Ladywood-St. Agnes School, the Benedictine school of Our Lady of Grace Academy and the Franciscan St. Mary’s Academy.

“Indianapolis area academies are celebrating our legacy by honoring the orders of sisters who taught us,” Janet Schnorr Tosick, a 1962 graduate of St. Agnes Academy explained. “Since 2003, we have contributed to the continued good works of the Sisters of Providence, the Franscicans and the Benedictines who taught us.”

The association’s mission is “to resume and preserve friendships with former classmates, to recognize the religious orders that educated us, and to gather at an annual mass and luncheon which celebrates our Catholic heritage.