August 29, 2017 // Local

Around the Diocese for September 3, 2017

AN ‘ECLIPSING’ EVENT On Monday, Aug. 21, the students of St. Joseph Catholic School in Garrett rejoiced to the heavenly view of the solar eclipse. The teachers took full advantage of this often once-in-a-lifetime happening to make it a tremendous learning experience for them. Family members and friends were invited to view the eclipse along with the children, and parents served a free hot dog lunch for everyone. — Provided by St. Joseph School

Athletic director selected for hall of fame

SOUTH BEND – Saint Joseph High School Athletic Director Debbie Brown has been selected for the American Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame. The American Volleyball Coaches Association annually recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and sport with the AVCA Hall of Fame.

Brown is a two-time winner of the Mikasa Award while at the University of Southern California for being the nation’s best all-around player, and captained the Trojans to a 72-1 record and a pair of championships in those two years. She left the program after her junior year to join the USA National Team, where she served as co-captain of the 1980 Olympic team. In 1995, USA Volleyball honored Brown the “All-Time Great Volleyball Player” award, which is the highest honor handed out by the organization.

Eucharistic procession at SJHS

SOUTH BEND — Students, faculty and staff of Saint Joseph High School participated in a school-wide eucharistic procession the week of Aug. 21. Participants lined the hallways, kneeling in prayer, as the monstrance processed throughout the building. 

“The eucharistic procession brings to the forefront the purpose of our school — to put Christ first in all that we do,” said Tami Goy, director of Pastoral Ministry for the school.

“He is the reason we are here and the motivation for what we do. The school building and the people that make up the community here will be blessed as the monstrance carrying our Lord passes through the school. By beginning the school year with a eucharistic procession we hope that our students, staff and faculty are reminded of their own purpose and the purpose of Saint Joseph High school, to know, love and serve God and bring his love to all those we encounter.”

Supporters of Redeemer Radio, including Margy Kloska, above, gathered at St. Joe Farm in Granger Aug. 8 for a Bocce tournament to benefit the evangelistic work of the radio station. The ancient game, popularized in Italy, is a little bit like croquet but played without mallets. Daniel Flanagan

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