Sister Mary Alvita Maguire, educator, dies at 94

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Alvita Maguire was offered June 7 at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. Sister Alvita died May 27; she was 94.
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Names and Numbers: Season for baseball, fishing, swimming

The latest installment of Names and Numbers includes a commencement speech from a Paralympic swimmer who attended Notre Dame Preparatory School, a fundraiser initiated by Loyola Blakefield grad, and recognition for two longtime volunteers in a youth baseball league.
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Sister Georgine Grabenstein, former Cumberland teacher, dies

A member of her congregation for 79 years, Sister Georgine was born and raised in Cumberland, where she attended the former parish school and high school at St. Mary. From 1964 to 1968, she taught at the parish school.
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Father Dudek, former pastor of St. Casimir, dies at 89

A funeral Mass for Conventual Franciscan Father Berard Dudek will be offered June 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Casimir Church in Baltimore. A Baltimore native who died June 4 at age 89, Father Dudek served three stints at the parish and had a number of other assignments in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Timothy Trainor appointed 26th president of Mount St. Mary’s University

The Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University announced June 3 the permanent appointment of Dr. Timothy Trainor as president of the university.
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Sister Mary Noreen Brown, longtime educator, dies at 98

A funeral Mass was offered May 23 at Immaculate Conception in Towson for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Noreen Brown. A Baltimore native, Sister Noreen died at age 98 May 15 at Villa Assumpta in Towson.
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Sister Louise Connolly, I.H.M., dies at 91

A funeral Mass for Sister Louise Connolly of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was May 17 at the Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Louise died May 13; she was 91.
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New priests Archdiocese of Baltimore

Transitional deacons, to be ordained May 27, include veteran and Puerto Rico native

Three men will be ordained to the transitional diaconate for the Archdiocese of Baltimore May 27, at 10 a.m., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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Loyola Blakefield upsets its way to first baseball title in 71 years

Loyola Blakefield scored seven runs in the sixth inning to cap a baseball comeback that was 71 years in the making.
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BOOST scholarship program accepting applications

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,400 each, with the highest amount going to students who qualify for the federal government’s free or reduced-price meals program and are transferring from public schools.
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Baltimore archdiocesan superintendent of Catholic schools named to leadership position with NCEA

Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore since 2010, will leave the position at the end of June to serve as chief leadership and program officer for the National Catholic Educational Association.
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School Sister Jane Claire Simon dies at 86

A memorial Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Jane Claire Simon was offered at Villa Assumpta in Towson April 25. Sister Jane was 86 when she died April 11.
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