LINCOLN (SNR/CKs) - The School Sisters of Christ the King rejoiced Nov. 26 as Sister Mary Ruth, C.K., professed perpetual vows during the Mass within which the community was officially established as a Religious Institute of Diocesan Right.
The Mass was celebrated by Bishop James D. Conley on the Solemnity of Christ the King, at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.
Sister Mary Ruth is the daughter of Cory and Barb Jones of Ss. Anne and Joachim Parish in Fargo, N.D. She graduated from Fargo South High School in 2002 and then attended North Dakota State University, studying engineering.
Bishop John Folda of Fargo, a priest of the Diocese of Lincoln, concelebrated the Nov. 26 Mass at the Cathedral.
Before entrance, Sister was involved in several diocesan activities in Fargo, including Young Disciples, Eagle Eye retreats and Search retreats.
After making her first profession of vows in 2010, Sister Mary Ruth completed her studies in elementary education at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan.
Sister Mary Ruth currently teaches a fifth and sixth grade combination class at St. James School in Crete.
Founded by Bishop Glennon P. Flavin in 1976, the School Sisters of Christ the King have educated thousand of children, both in Catholic schools and CCD programs. Currently, the sisters are in four Lincoln diocesan schools full-time as principals and teachers, providing sacramental preparation in another school, and serving part-time as religion teachers in four schools outside Lincoln.