Sister Helene Sharp, CSC, who currently serves in vocation ministry with Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., will be honored on July 21, 2019, during a jubilee celebration in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind., for her 50 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross.
Sister Helene served in the ministry of education for 16 years. She shared her gifts as an educator in Twin Springs, Nev.; Lynwood, Calif.; and Seattle, Wash. She taught elementary students at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Saint Joseph School, Ogden, Utah, for a cumulative six years, and at St. Pius School in Redwood City, Calif., where she served for five years. In 1987, Sister Helene began her eight years of parish ministry at St. Elizabeth parish, Richfield, Utah. In Kasoa, Ghana, West Africa, she continued her parish ministry work, serving at St. Martha’s parish for 11 years. Sister Helene later worked for four years as office manager for the Holy Cross Skills Training Centre, Takoradi, Ghana. She ministered as the Congregation’s vocation coordinator for the United States for five years before entering her present ministry in January 2019.
Sister Helene was born in Ely, Nev. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and a Master of Arts from Santa Clara University, Calif. Sister Helene made her initial profession of vows on August 15, 1969, and her perpetual profession on July 28, 1974.
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