When Duchesne Academy (Houston) Upper School Theology teacher and Campus Minister, Sara Hoegen was challenged by a friend to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, she promptly accepted. She also took the idea to her students and colleagues at Duchesne and after school on Friday, August 15, a small group gathered to watch as she and four others took the challenge and issued their own challenges.
The Houston area is small but mighty in outreach. We have a growing Associates group, in which all RSCJ are involved, and a Wednesday liturgy in the White House (our residence at Duchesne Academy), which includes friends, alums, and associates who regularly worship with us. We also link with other sisters in our several ministries, and many parents from Duchesne help out with the ministries we serve. We are linked with Our Lady of Guadalupe School through an associate who teaches in the middle school, as well as through former parents who volunteer there; we enjoy a vibrant linkage with the Regis School in several ways, and are involved with several other schools and social ministries.
Ann Caire, RSCJ, works at Duchesne Academy in the archives and in the alumnae and development offices.
Sharon Karam, RSCJ, teaches English to seniors at Duchesne Academy and works with the sophomores in the Social Awareness program.
Carolyn Siy, RSCJ, serves as school accountant at St. Theresa’s Parish School, runs a spiritual book club in the parish, and is a spiritual director at the Cenacle Retreat House.
Sara Kay Thompson, RSCJ, is assistant director at Magnificat House ministries, working to provide housing for the mentally ill homeless, former offenders and other destitute people in need of a home.