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Saint Mary's Academy Alumnae Association
January 4, 2016
 (Vol. 4, Number 9)
Dear Alumnae: 
I trust everyone had a very joyous Christmas and New Year! One resolution that I hope you will add to your others is to reconnect with members of your SMA class in 2016. One way to do so is to attend the SMA Reunion for all classes on April 23 at the Academy building on Russell Road. If you did not receive a SAVE THE DATE postcard, which means you may not receive an invitation to the event, please contact T.J. McBride at mcbridet@bishopireton.org. Please contact him soon so you can be added to the invitation list for this fun event. The evening will honor Sr. Anne and Sr. Elizabeth, the last two remaining CSC sisters at Bishop Ireton. More details to follow. 
Let's make this a SOLD OUT event!!
Many SMA/BI classes are beginning to plan for their fall Homecoming 2016 events. Classes that end with "1" and "6" have reunions this fall. As soon as Homecoming dates are set, I will publish them. Class representatives will be in touch with you soon! If you have moved or have changed your email address, it is very important to let T.J. McBride  know this information as soon as possible (see his contact link above) so representatives can be in contact with you.
Please know that we have a 'home" at Bishop Ireton High School.  And, remember, keep in touch.  We would love to know what our alumnae are doing and how we can serve our alumnae in any way we can. 
Thank you,  
 ~Chris Stegmaier Byrnes, Class of '71

Sue Nelson Sargeant, '72, President (sgt_1976@yahoo.com
Susanne Parsons Fyffe, '78, Vice President (susanne@fyffela.com)
Kay Deir Green, '82, Secretary (kaydeir@verizon.net
Nicole DiLorenzo, '89, Treasurer (DiLorenz@bishopireton.org)
Chris Stegmaier Byrnes, '71, Membership Chair (byrnesc@aol.com)
Joanne Mazzarella Schiefer, '71, President Emeritas (joanne.schiefer@gmail.com 
In This Issue

In Memoriam
Helene Baroody Payne, SMA Class of '69, passed away November 10, 2015. She was 72 years old. Mass and burial was December 3, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Patricia J. Lodato, passed away November 23, 2015. She was 87 years old. Mother of six, including SMA alumna, Debbie Lodato-Jensen'70. Mass and burial was December 1 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Family requests that donations be made in Patricia's memory to Capital Caring, Halquist Memorial Inpatient Care (4715
North 15th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22205).
Betty Gillum Barrett, passed away December 5, 2015. She was 86 years old. Mother of six, including SMA alumni, Karen Barrett Harry '68, Margaret "Mimi" Barrett Swanson '75. Mass and burial was December 21 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Family requests donation be made in Betty's memory to the Kelley Cares Foundation (203 E. Luray Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301) or Capital Caring (5845 Richmond Highway, Suite 150, Alexandria, Virginia 22303).
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
News from the Holy Cross Sisters
As friends of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, you know that their mailing address is Notre Dame, Indiana, which is just north of South Bend. The Sisters of the Holy Cross have been very much apart of the South Bend community for years. WNIT, the PBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana, as part of their celebration of the town's 150th anniversary, produced a one-hour video about the history of Holy Cross.
It covers the 3 branches of Holy Cross - priests, brothers and sisters with some remarkable photos and film of the sisters. You can view it on YouTube using this link:

You may view the magazine as a PDF or in a flipbook/flash file format by using this link to InSpirit
We appreciate your interest in the Sisters of the Holy Cross.  I assure you that your loved ones are in our daily prayers.

Sister Rose Edward (Goodrow), CSC
Director of Development
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