“Sister Catherine Phelps, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Fr. (John) Burkhard, Fr. (Leo) Larrivee, parents, friends and alumni of Trinity School, members of the board, faculty, and staff, our wonderful students, and all dear friends in Christ Jesus:
“It is a pleasure for me to offer this Holy Mass with you and for you as we observe the 75th anniversary of Trinity School. Way back in the 1930’s, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur purchased 170 acres, with buildings, here in Howard County, for the princely sum of $40,000. Even in 1933 dollars, that was the deal of the half-century! But what the Sisters did with the land and the existing school buildings is an even better “deal” (if I may use that word) for countless families. In 1934 the Sisters opened a junior high and high school for girls, and in 1941 opened an elementary school then known as the Julie Billiart Country Day School. In 1958, the school began to take on the name Trinity and by 1972 the high school closed and it became an elementary school.”
Read the complete homily HERE.