Bishop rededicates Notre Dame High chapel

NEWLY RENOVATED CHAPEL Sister Mary Celeste D’Souza, OP (left), and Sister Margaret Mary Salwasser, OP, dress the altar during the rededication ceremony. Looking on are (from left) Deacon Sean Smith, Bishop Richard F. Stika, and Father Patrick Brownell. Courtesy of Gayle Schoenborn

Bishop Richard F. Stika rededicated the newly renovated chapel at Notre Dame High School on Oct. 4.

The renovation of the chapel was a project envisioned by Father Augustine Idra, AJ, spiritual director at Notre Dame High School from July 2009 to January 2012. Funding for the project was realized through the generous donations of many benefactors as well as fundraising events by the students and faculty.

The renovation project—under the direction of Father Patrick Brownell, current chaplain at Notre Dame; Perry Storey, principal; and John Mullin, dean of students—was completed during the past summer.

A Leadership Dinner followed the Mass and rededication. Parish and school leaders attended the dinner. Bishop Stika thanked those in attendance for their support of Catholic schools and stressed the importance of Catholic education.

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