At the conclusion of today’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, the traditional start of the school year for Sacred Heart Schools around the world, Dr. Susan Dempf was formally installed as our new Head of School. Board of Trustees Chair Bill Dulle introduced Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, Provincial of the Sacred Heart Province in the U.S. and Canada, who commissioned Dr. Dempf to the ministry of Head of School. Sister Hammond prayed: “May St. Madeleine Sophie and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne support and sustain you. And may the spirit running through all of the RSCJ leaders who have come before you in this place, inspire you and guide you. May their spirits give you courage and confidence in the days ahead.”
Paul McClain, Eighth Class, then led a blessing on behalf of the students. Dr. Dempf offered remarks of gratitude. Many of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in attendance, along with Academy parents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends, attended a reception in the Conference Room.