Since its founding in 1961, East Catholic High School has been associated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SND). Today, three sisters actively work in the teaching and guidance ministries continuing the tradition of an active presence at ECHS. In addition, a member of the Connecticut SND leadership team serves on the school board.
We Honor the Sisters of Notre Dame
We are deeply grateful for the service given by the SND community. Thousands of East Catholic students have benefited from their goodness and generosity. As an expression of our appreciation, our senior students participate in a religion class where they have the opportunity to provide hospitality and service to the retired sisters at Julie House in Windsor, Connecticut.
Each year, East Catholic honors the Sisters of Notre Dame on February 2, their Congregational Feast Day. On that day in 2007, East Catholic High school proudly named its chapel the Notre Dame Chapel in their honor.
Sisters of Notre Dame Charism
"How good is the good God!" is the congregational mantra of the Sisters of Notre Dame. The phrase is imprinted on the back of the SND cross and is a constant reminder to all of the many ways in which God blesses us each and every day. The Sisters of Notre Dame have always been active Catholic educators and advocates for the poor and disenfranchised of the world, especially young women and children. Please learn more about the SND Charism and their ministries around the world.
SND Network & Collaboration
The Sisters of Notre Dame have begun an international network of sponsored and affiliated schools. East Catholic is participating in the network and hopes, over the next five years, to begin collaborating with SND schools around the globe.
The USA Sisters of Notre Dame have begun an on-line school that will serve as a platform for on-line collaboration internationally. In the spirit of networking and collaboration, East Catholic owes a huge debt of gratitude to their friends at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio, who generously allowed East to join them in January 2007 to initiate the Kairos Retreat for seniors in the SND tradition.