The School Sisters of Christ the King rejoiced as Sister Mary Jacinta and Sister Mary Immaculata professed perpetual vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and were consecrated to Christ during a Mass celebrated by Bishop James Conley Aug. 5 at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.
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Sister Mary Jacinta is the daughter of David and Joanne Gordon of Saint John LaLande Parish in Blue Springs, Mo. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Kansas City in 2007 and entered the community in 2008 after a year of discernment. She earned a degree in elementary education in 2016 from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., and has been teaching at St. James School in Crete.
Sister Mary Immaculata is the daughter of Gary and Dee Bader of Immaculate Conception Parish in Ulysses. She attended Centennial Elementary and High School in Utica, graduating in 2006. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for three years and was involved in activities at the Newman Center and with FOCUS. She also spent two summers teaching Totus Tuus for the Diocese of Lincoln. Having taught three years at St. Joseph Elementary School in Lincoln, Sister Mary Immaculata will move this fall to St. James House of Studies in St. Joseph, Mo., where she will teach religion at St. James Elementary School and assist with vocation work.