The annual Lenten collections with the area Catholic High Schools got underway in a special way today at St. Johns Jesuit High School with the Sisters featured on their morning news broadcast! The Little Sisters, represented by Sr. Margaret and Sr. Patricia, met early Monday morning at St. Johns Jesuit High School and delivered the morning school announcements on SJTV- 4 News.
Sr. Margaret and Sr. Patricia met with Patrick, the student news director, and were quickly given a run through of their duties. In the busy Titan 4 News Studios the Sisters prepared for a dry run through of the morning announcements, practicing reading the Teleprompters, learning which camera to face into. Soon Patrick announced “on live in 5, 4, 3, cue the title, go!”
Soon the St. John’s students throughout the building were watching the Sisters reading the morning announcements in perfect delivery. Sr. Patricia and Sr. Margaret did a wonderful job delivering the news, and with fingers crossed, did so perfectly! Being cued back and forth between two cameras and reading from different Teleprompters, the Sisters looked like old pros in their anchor chairs. Sr. Margaret even introduced the sports anchor by saying “and now all you St. John’s Titan fans, here’s the sports news coming your way!” Lastly, the Sisters thanked the students for their generosity in collecting in needed items for the Residents at the Sacred Heart Home and they invited the boys to come anytime to their Home in Oregon, Ohio.
After the final “it’s a wrap” was issued by the director, the whole studio staff of technicians, sound engineers and cameramen gathered on set for group photo to remember the day. Outside the studios, quite a crowd had gathered with teachers, students and staff wanting to get a glimpse of the “Celebrity Sisters”. Many a “wow, they did better than the usual kids” and “they were great, better than normal” were heard being said. The Sisters, like St. Jeanne Jugan before them, truly are out among their supporters, interacting and spreading the Mission of the Little Sisters.
The Residents of the Sacred Heart Home and the Little Sisters of the Poor want to thank the students and staff of St. John’s Jesuit High School for their generosity in conducting this Lenten collection. The items they donated will be used by our Residents and truly help in a very practical way to defray our operating costs for the Home. The students and their families will be remembered in prayers by the Little Sisters.