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Centennial Liturgy
Stone Ridge
Sacred Heart Leaders at Centennial Liturgy

From left to right: Sister Kata Simon, RSCJ; Sister Vicky Rajca, RSCJ; Sister Anne Dyer ’55, RSCJ; Catherine Ronan Karrels, ’86, Head of School; Sister Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ, Provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart US-C Province; Sister Clare Pratt, RSCJ, ’57, former Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart and Current Trustee; Sister Marilyn McMorrow, RSCJ; Sister Helen McCullough, RSCJ.



We pray to the Lord—Loving God, hear our prayer. 

Centennial Liturgy

For public authorities and community leaders, may they be guided by wisdom and compassion to work for the common good of all, and may the gospel message of love and hope transform every corner of the world.

For peace, may the peace of Christ reign in our hearts, families, communities, and the world, and may we be instruments of peace and reconciliation in our daily lives.

For all of the local and international organizations, that Stone Ridge has partnered with through our service and Social Action programs. May they receive the support and resources required to successfully meet the needs of those they serve, and their relationships continue to be marked by an ever growing spirit of mutual respect, reciprocity, and collaboration.

For the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, its history, and its future, may we be faithful students of the legacy and traditions of the Sacred Heart. May we continue to grow and thrive as a Catholic school that is committed to academic excellence, spiritual formation, and service to others.

“For a century, Stone Ridge has been a beacon of hope and inspiration, empowering young women to embrace the values of Sacred Heart education and to serve the world with love and compassion. Today we gather to honor our rich heritage and express gratitude for the past and support for our future.” —Sister Anne Dyer ’55, RSCJ

Sister Suzanne Cooke RSCJ

Sister Suzanne Cooke RSCJ

For the members of the Society of the Sacred Heart, those who have gone before us and those who continue to inspire us with their lives of faith, compassion, and service, we give thanks. May the RSCJ continue to be filled with the courage, confidence, and contemplative spirit needed to share Sophie’s transformative vision of love.

For alumnae, may they continue to be a source of inspiration and support for our school, and may their lives be a testament to the values and teachings they’ve received at Stone Ridge.

For justice, may we be artisans of hope, who uphold the dignity of every human person, especially in the marginalized and vulnerable, and work towards a society that is just, equitable, and inclusive.

For the class of 1973, as they celebrate their 50th reunion and recount the moments in friendship that have shaped their lives, may they continue to be a source of inspiration and support for one another. We remember especially the souls of Ana Silva ’73 and Mary McKie ’73.

For those in our community who are sick, may they experience the healing touch of Christ, and may they find comfort and strength in the prayers and the support of their family and friends.

“Today we give thanks for the legacy of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat and the Religious of the Sacred Heart, whose charism and sponsorship continue to guide and animate our School. We also celebrate and give thanks for the contributions of the many students, alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends who have passed through these doors, those with us today and those who have gone before us.” —Mrs. Catherine Ronan Karrels ’86, Head of School

Anne Foley '73

Anne Foley '73

For those in our community who have died, may they rest in the peace of Christ and may their families and loved ones be comforted by the hope of the Resurrection.

For the centennial Class of 2023, as they prepare to graduate, may they be guided by the Goals of Sacred Heart education. May they be blessed with wisdom, courage, and a deep sense of purpose as they pursue their dreams.

For the Class of 2035, may they be blessed with a love for learning, a spirit of curiosity, a deep sense of wonder for God’s creation, and a commitment to help others in need. May they always be guided by the Goals of Sacred Heart education and continue to grow in faith, hope, and love. ❤