Diocesan News

School Sisters of Christ the King celebrate first, final vows

LINCOLN (SNR) - Sister Mary Grace of the School Sisters of Christ the King made her first profession of vows Aug. 2 in Our Lady of the Coronation Chapel at Villa Regina Motherhouse in Lincoln. 

Bishop James Conley was the main celebrant of the Mass during which she made her first commitment to the Lord, receiving the blue veil of the professed Sisters and a ring, signifying her spousal relationship with Christ the King.  Father Michael Christensen, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Lincoln, delivered the homily.

Sister Mary Grace is the daughter of Jim and Carol Wathen of St. Peter Parish in Lincoln. She is a 2010 graduate of Pius X High School. This fall she will team-teach in fifth grade at St. Joseph School in Lincoln.

Sister Mary Gabriel and Sister Regina Marie professed their perpetual vows, consecrating themselves to Christ Aug. 3, during a Mass celebrated by Bishop Conley in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln. 

Sister Mary Gabriel is the daughter of Jim and Nora Clausius of St. Thomas Parish in Camp Point, Ill.  She attended Central elementary and high schools, graduating in 2001. She received a degree in 2005 in middle school education from Illinois State University, where she was involved in FOCUS Bible studies. This fall she will continue to teach fifth grade at St. Peter School in Lincoln. 

Sister Regina Marie is the daughter of Brian and Michele Chambers of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln. She attended St. Joseph School and graduated from St. Pius X High School in 2004. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for two years. Before entrance Sister was involved in many diocesan activities including TEC and Quest retreats and SKY Camp. This fall she will teach third grade at St. James School in Crete. St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln will host Sister Regina Marie’s Mass of thanksgiving at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

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