To David Karn’s accounting students at Mount St. Mary’s University, everything seems perfectly normal. Duchess, his service dog, lays tucked behind his desk, unseen – just as she is supposed to be.
The 11th annual gala for Archdiocese of Baltimore schools Sept. 28 saw more than $720,000 raised in scholarships funds, raising to approximately $8 million the effort has brought in since its inaugural in 2009, one that had already created more than 1,300 scholarships for students in need.
Mary Catherine Bunting, a Baltimore philanthropist, has given a record $2 million gift to the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, according to a Sept. 30 news release from the school.
“The generosity of the people who put this on is remarkable,” Father Foppiano said. “They all have lives to live. They’re doing this on the side, and for some, with the effort they put in, it could be a full-time job. So often we focus on our own territory, and it’s nice to come together.”
Notre Dame Preparatory School broke ground on a new Innovation Wing in June 2018, when it had barely scratched the surface on a $10 million capital campaign that would pay for the latest transformation of the school.
On the last full day of summer, nearly 2,000 people from across the Mid-Atlantic region turned out for the ninth annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Filipino Saints Fiesta Celebration at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland Sept. 22.
The addition of 17 new seminarians brings the total number studying for the archdiocese to 52.
Barbara Smith of St. Mary’s Parish in Brunswick departed for Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 3 to begin teaching in one of the Salesian Sisters’ boarding high schools and live in community with the sisters for a year. She will have the option of extending for a second year.