Ministry Theme

“In unity is our strength; therefore, we must hold to this anchor above all.”

Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger 


2021-2022 School Theme

Each summer, Totino-Grace student ministers,  juniors and seniors committed to being faith leaders in our school community, select a theme for the coming school year based on the lives of one of our founders. For the 2021-2022 school year, we focus on the life of our foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger. 

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are called and sent to address the divisions in our world and church today with audacity and hope. As teachers, administrators, pastoral and social outreach ministers, health care personnel, spiritual directors, attorneys, chaplains, and missionaries, they focus on the needs of women, youth, and persons who are poor or marginalized. Integral to their gospel commitment is their consciousness of who they are in relationship with the Triune God, one another, and the amazing universe. They believe that faith and education can transform lives and societies. 

In a rapidly changing world filled with many challenges and celebrations, we are thankful for the presence of God in our daily lives. Like the Sisters, we look to direct our lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. We are reminded that even in troubled waters, we have been able to find our way because of God's unwavering love. 

We look to the sisters as women of inspiration to be courageous as we strive to strengthen our relationship with God, one another, and all of creation. 

Can we, like Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, direct our lives towards oneness?

We are excited to share our theme this school year with the hope of challenging ourselves to be a people who pray intentionally and without hesitation, people who serve selflessly as a celebration of our common humanity, people who are united for the betterment of our community, and people who trust in God wholeheartedly because we are … Anchored by Faith.