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Saint Mary's Academy Alumnae Association
April 1, 2015
 (Vol. 3, Number 1)
Happy Easter


One of the great parts about the Lenten season is the opportunity to refocus, to spend some time repairing the parts of your life that have gone untended. In the physical world it's a diet, or starting an exercise program to "fix" what the body has been allowed to become. In the mental world, it's continuing education. We refocus our energy into getting life skills to help us get a job, or understand a project better. In the spiritual world, it's about putting your house in order. About rooting out the things in your life that have been holding you back in your relationship with God. It's getting rid of sin and fear. It's also about healing from past hurts and building virtues in your life through good habits.  


             Lord, help us to respond to Your loving call on our hearts to do Your will and to constantly return to for Your grace, that life-giving water that sustains us on our journey. Amen.


(Written by Fr. Ed Bresnahan...Father is currently the Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry at Bishop Ireton High School.)

Happy Easter!

Thank you,  
 ~Joanne Mazzarella Schiefer,'71, President

March 10, 2015
Our very own Sr. Elizabeth Rossetti was honored with a classroom dedicated in her name in recognition of  
her 60th year of teaching.  Congratulations, Sister! 


Sister with Mr. Stephen Crooker, Bishop Ireton Director of Instruction

Attending the festivities...pictured, from left: Mrs. Helen White, former SMA teacher; Mrs. Nicole DiLorenzo, SMA 1989; Sr. Anne Tardiff, CSC; Sr. Elizabeth, Ms. Christine Mica, SMA 1989; Mrs. Joanne Mazzarella Schiefer, SMA 1971.
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. 


Joanne Mazzarella Schiefer, '71, President(schieferj@bishopireton.org)
Sue Nelson Sargent, '72, Vice President (sgt_1976@yahoo.com)
Kay Deir Green, '82, Secretary (kaydeir@verizon.net
Nicole DiLorenzo, '89, Treasurer (DiLorenz@bishopireton.org)
Christine Stegmaier Byrnes, '71, Membership Chair (byrnesc@aol.com)

In This Issue

September 2014 "Tea"

Please note:   Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Bishop Ireton High School. Mass will be 1:00 p.m. with a high tea to follow. All are welcome. If you have new, or revised contact information, please send us an email so you will be kept up to date on all our activities.
Email Nicole DiLorenzo at:
He is Risen!
Thank You
Hi Nicole~
Thank you for the lovely newsletters, and for all your team of officers accomplishes to keep SMA alive for all of us!

Kathleen Pablo
SMA 1960

 "Thank you Madame Pablo!"
Joanne Mazzarella Schiefer, SMA 1971 (your former student)
Come join the fun!
Thursday, April 16, from 6-8:30 pm
The New Carlyle Club
2050 Ballenger Avenue
(Just around the corner from the old location and just outside Old Town Alexandria, 3 blocks from the King Street Metro)

Alums, feel free to bring a guest!
Complementary Open Bar and Buffet
Graciously hosted by
Brennan Reilly, BI '81
This wonderful evening has already become a popular tradition and will fill up quickly, so reserve a spot today. Contact TJ McBride, BI '90.

Cherry Blossoms

Membership Dues
Your yearly dues of $10.00 help to offset the costs of our annual event(s).  Please feel free to send in your dues at any time of the year.  Payment should be made payable to: St. Mary's Academy Alumnae Association, and mailed to: Nicole DiLorenzo, Treasurer, SMAAA, c/o Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria, VA 22314  (703) 751-7606.

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