Sister of St. Joseph Seraphine Herbst, who retired in June as principal of School of the Holy Childhood, received a proclamation from the Monroe County Legislature June 9 for her 50 years of service at the school, which serves developmentally disabled children and adults. Two Rochester teens volunteered with the Edmundite Missions ministry to children in rural Alabama this summer.
Meghan Gutknecht and Maggie Bates, who will be seniors this fall at Nazareth Academy, volunteered in summer-enrichment programs for children at the Edmundite Missions’ learning centers in rural communities of Pine Apple and Vredenburgh, where unemployment tops 24 percent. These missions have been staffed for decades by Rochester Sisters of St. Joseph.
The two local students taught dance, helped with crafts, read to children and participated in other activities. More than 100 children took part in the missions’ summer-learning activities this year.
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