Gallup recently posted the results of poll on the "religiosity" of the USA by state. With a margin of error of +/- 4%, New Hampshire was at the bottom of the list, tied with Vermont. Well, we're certainly doing our best to change that! Our students attend Mass daily (not just weekly), and many of them continue to do so even during vacations. At left, some of our students were servers at the Sisters' Profession Mass last Sunday. And, of course, we're working for the conversion of our entire country by our prayers and missionary work. Wouldn't it be wonderful if someday Gallup did a poll and discovered that almost everyone went to Mass on Sunday?
Ninety-six percent of the IHM student body (47 out of 49 students) completed the NH Fisher Cats' Reading Challenge. The challenge consists in reading five books outside of school requirements within a certain time frame. We had some students offering to finish others' challenges for them! Not only is this good for the students (and provides the fun reward of tickets to the ball park), but the school has an opportunity to win some funds. The Fisher Cats offers three prizes ($3000, and two $1000 prizes) for the schools that complete the challenge with the highest percentage. We're hoping! -- but we won't know the results for another month.
Our biggest news: This past Sunday (March 25), our two Junior Sisters, Sister Maria Rosaria and Sister Marie Gabrielle made their final vows as Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please join us in thanksgiving to Our Lady for two such beautiful vocations and praying for an increase of them! Please go here to see images of the ceremony and reception.
Looking for Raffle Prize Suggestions
It is time for us to start planning our spring raffle. The big question is always: "What shall we have for prizes?" This year I'm asking you for suggestions. What do you think?
Scholarships for New Students
May 1st is deadline for school applications. Thanks to the generosity of persons sent by Our Lady, we do have a number of need-based scholarships earmarked for new students. Please contact Sister Maria Philomena by phone or email (see below) for more information.