Elizabethtown parish to break ground on convent for Nashville Dominicans

St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., will break ground April 24 on a convent that will house Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. The ground-breaking ceremony will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of St. James School, 401 Robinbrooke Blvd.

Three Dominicans, whose motherhouse is in Nashville, will begin serving at St. James at the beginning of the next school year. Sister Marie Hannah Seiler will serve as principal of the parish school.

Sisters Augusta Nickel and Maria Clemens Wolf will serve in parish ministries, help with religious education both in the parish and the school and will offer faith formation for all parishioners, according to a press release from St. James.

“I am thrilled to welcome the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia to St. James Catholic Church as well as the Archdiocese of Louisville,” said Father Martin Linebach, pastor of St. James.

“The Dominican Sisters are not just spiritual and committed to their vowed life, but they provide an overwhelming sense of joy for the work they do, service to God and others.

“It is difficult to imagine today the impact they will have on our spiritual lives and educational endeavors in the days and years ahead,” he said.

A barbecue dinner will be served after the ceremony and there will be activities for children. The school will also be open for tours. Those who wish to attend must RSVP for the event by April 18 by calling the parish office at 270-765-6268.

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