This article and photo are courtesy of the SND Toledo Province communication team.
Sister Mary Tina Petrick has always taught elementary school-aged children. When she departs for Uganda on February 27, 2014 she will co-direct a nursery school with Sister Maria Ruthilde, while Sister Mary Sunday and others teach the class.
In February of 2011, Notre Dame Nursery School opened in Lyamutundewe, Uganda. The Uganda mission is jointly sponsored by the SND provinces of Covington, KY, and Thousand Oaks, CA.
Approximately 105 children between the ages of 3 and 6 are currently enrolled. Children registered in the program learn to sing, dance and play musical instruments that help them build on their social and interactive skills while strengthening their English. The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with most children attending the after school program which runs until 4:30 p.m.
Sister Tina will work with the teachers a lot in her new ministry and will live with the candidates (pre-postulants).
“I’m very excited about my new ministry and look forward to working with the children and their teachers,” she said.