After 50 years leading Stella Maris, Sister Karen McNally earns break

Sister Karen McNally, a Religious Sister of Mercy who retired Sept. 27 as head of Stella Maris after giving it 50 years of service, knows the power of saying “yes.”
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Mercy High School, Notre Dame of Maryland University mourn death of Amayah Charles

The Mercy High School community gathered Oct. 17 for a prayer service to recall Amayah Charles, a 2018 graduate who died Oct. 14 in a car accident on the Baltimore Washington Parkway.
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Baltimore park remains closed as drug activity persists

St. Vincent de Paul Parish is still grappling with how to reopen the corner park adjacent to its downtown church since it was forced to close the area Sept. 21.
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St. John the Evangelist Church reopens in Frederick

St. John the Evangelist Church in Frederick opened again for Mass Sept. 25 once the parish got the go-ahead that it was safe to return to the church following problems with falling crown molding.
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St. Vincent de Paul Parish temporarily closes park used by homeless 

St. Vincent de Paul Parish has closed the corner park adjacent to its downtown Baltimore church, forbidding visitors to sit or sleep there as has been the custom of people experiencing homelessness for many years. 
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Frederick church closes temporarily after falling plaster causes damage

Weekend Masses at St. John the Evangelist in Frederick will be offered Sept. 21-22 in the school hall while the church remains closed during clean-up and inspections following incidents of falling plaster. 
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St. Pius X in final stages of becoming ‘fully-integrated’ Montessori school

The only Catholic Montessori school in the state, St. Pius X in 2011 began transitioning to the individualized program, which is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace.
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Madonnari Arts Festival revives chalk work with Renaissance roots

With subjects as varied as saints and Madonnas, Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Potter, madonnari came from Italy and Belgium, Germany and Mexico, along with about 10 local artists and local students.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore recognizes teachers of the year

The Archdiocese of Baltimore honored three teachers of the year: Jennifer Karn, Becky Egan Hogg and Kaitlyn Marsh.
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Catholic Schools Convocation: What is it with those shirts? 

Teachers and staff wore matching t-shirts, all celebrating leadership, and sat together in the enormous nave of the Church of the Nativity, making it obvious they were on hand for this annual start to the new academic year. 
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Baltimore Archdiocese educators encouraged to make ‘spiritual truths evident’ 

More than 1,300 Catholic school teachers and administrators assembled Aug. 29 at the Church of the Nativity with Archdiocese of Baltimore leaders to open the new academic year with a call to leadership. 
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DC choir’s message to Baltimore County parish: ‘We’re all family’

Inspired by Archbishop Lori’s pastoral reflections on racism, the pastor of St. Joseph, Fullerton invited a Gospel choir from Washington, D.C., to the parish.
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