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Sparkill Associates Celebrate 42-Year Journey

September 30, 2022

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, the Sparkill Associates celebrated their 42nd Anniversary with the commitment renewals of 12 Associates and the recognition of Associates Josephine Capone, Carol Davide, and Ellen O’Sullivan for their 40 years of dedication to the life and mission of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. The celebration was held in Our Lady […]

Sister Ursula Joyce, OP receiving award

Sister Ursula Joyce honored by United Hospice

September 29, 2022

On September 23, 2022, United Hospice of Rockland honored Sister Ursula Joyce, OP, with the 2022 Dr. Joe and Marsha Rand Leadership Award at their “Let’s Dance Gala.” Held at the Pearl River Hilton, the annual gala raises awareness and much needed funds for United Hospice. Sister Ursula is a founding member and has served […]

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2nd Annual Cycling for Peace

September 21, 2022

2nd Annual Cycling for Peace September 17, 2022, was a beautiful day at Rockland Lake State Park for a fun day of biking, walking, goodie bags, and refreshments! The Second Annual “Cycling for Peace” event was a great success! Together with students, good friends, and sponsors, funds were raised to support the local, national, and […]

Sr. Mary Ann Borrello

Suffolk Community College Honors Sister Mary Ann Borrello

September 6, 2022

On September 13, 2022, Suffolk Community College will present Sister Mary Ann Borrello with the award of Professor Emerita at their Professional Development Day. This honor recognizes her 49 years of dedicated service to students both inside and outside the classroom. The following testimony from Mary Feder, Director of Publications and College Relations at Suffolk […]

Associate Lynne Tustanowsky

Dominican Sisters Welcome Associate, Lynne Tustanowsky

August 10, 2022

On Sunday, August 7, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill joyfully accepted Lynne Tustanowsky’s commitment as an Associate. This commitment occurred during the St. Louis Sisters and Associates Feast of St. Dominic celebration. In the Dominican tradition, a vesper prayer service kicked off the gathering. Sisters Jeannine DeClue, Martha Jaegers, Ann Marie Santen, and Elizabeth Slenker, preached by sharing their experiences from the Lands of Dominic Tour.

David L. Coppola

Introducing David L. Coppola

August 2, 2022

The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill announce a new Director of Communications and Mission Advancement, David L. Coppola. David brings with him more than 25 years of experience in senior administration in Catholic academic settings where his leadership responsibilities have included strategic planning, marketing and communications, institutional advancement, fundraising, and mission promotion. “For nearly 150 years, […]

Sister Suzann Walker at Retirement Event

The Miracle on Locust Street

June 24, 2022

A Holy Rosary Legend, Sister Suzanne Walker Retires On June 12, 2022, 400 people gathered in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroe City, Missouri, for a joyous celebration and tribute to Sister Suzanne (Sue) Walker on the occasion of her retirement as principal of Holy Rosary School. A wonderful dinner was provided by families from the […]

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Dominican Sister Joins STAC Trip to Oglala Lakota Nation

June 14, 2022

Sister Peggy Scarano, OP, member of the St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) Board of Trustees, accompanied a group of STAC students on a service-learning trip to the Oglala Lakota Nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota from May 28 to June 3, 2022. The trip was in collaboration with Re-Member, a local nonprofit […]

Dominican Volunteers USA Comes to Completion

May 26, 2022

For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes! These words of Dag Hammarskjöld seem appropriate as we celebrate and express gratitude for Dominican Volunteers USA. For the past 20 years, Dominican Volunteers USA has partnered with congregations of Dominican Sisters and provinces of Dominican Friars, organizing volunteers to respond to the […]

one to one learning anniversary celebration

One to One Learning 25th Anniversary Gala

May 19, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022, One to One Learning, Inc., a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, celebrated 25 extraordinary years of service to immigrants in Rockland County. One to One Learning provides English classes, taught by volunteers, and other supportive services to immigrants, empowering them to reach their full potential. The 2022 Hands […]

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