Saturday, November 10, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center
10431 Twin Rivers Road
Columbia, MD 21044
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Please Join Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore for a prayerful and celebratory evening of peace on Saturday, November 10. We will gather at 5:30 p.m. for the Service of Peace led by Fr. Bob Albright, an interactive liturgy of the word and prayer service. Following the Service of Peace, we will hold our annual Peacemaker of the Year Award Dinner. Our special guest and 2012 award recipient is Sr. Katherine Corr, SNDdeN, of Baltimore. Space for dinner is limited (though not for the Service of Peace). Contact Jack McHale, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-772-0635, for dinner reservations. Suggested dinner donation is $25.
About Sr. Katherine Corr, SNDdeN
Born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Sr. Katherine Corr—“Sissy” to her many friends—started her life of service in Anacostia where, as a new member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she taught grammar school in a Catholic parish that served some of D.C.’s poorest black families. After earning two degrees in education, she was assigned to Atlanta in 1967. After school and on weekends, she volunteered in the voter registration campaign of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, where she came to know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis, now a Member of Congress from Georgia. She was inspired: “I came to see the intimate connections between racism, poverty, and war.”
In the 1980s, she founded Jobs With Peace, a Baltimore non-profit that spearheaded a campaign to establish the Baltimore Development Commission, which was organized to make public the amount of local dollars that support the military budget.
In 1994, Sister Katherine’s order assigned her to direct the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, based in Baltimore. To help financially disadvantaged communities that needed volunteers and funding, the organization partnered in 1995 with Americorps. NDMV-A is a public-private partnership for education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony. Now in its 18th year, NDMV-A has grown to serve in 23 cities nationwide with over 3,000 alumni. Volunteers provide hands-on support to economically disadvantaged communities. They tutor children and adults (literacy, GED, and ESL), organize after-school enrichment activities, model and teach conflict resolution and parental effectiveness, and involve community professionals in the learning process.
Since 2005, Sr. Katherine has also directed the independent Notre Dame Mission Volunteers International, which serves eight communities across the globe.
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Directions from the D.C. area:
Take the Capital Beltway to Exit 30A, US-29 N/Colesville Rd/Columbia Pike toward Columbia; proceed 15.6 miles.
Take Exit 18B to merge onto Broken Land Parkway; proceed 1.7 miles.
Turn left onto Twin Rivers Road; proceed 0.3 mile to the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center on your left.
Directions from the Baltimore area:
Take I-95 S toward Washington; proceed 11.6 miles.
Take exit 43B to merge onto MD-100 W toward Ellicott City; proceed 5.4 miles.
Take the exit on the left onto US-29 S toward Washington; proceed 2.0 miles.
Take exit 20B toward Columbia/Town Center; proceed 0.6 miles.
Merge onto Little Patuxent Parkway; proceed 0.4 miles.
Take a slight right onto Governor Warfield Parkway; proceed 0.7 miles.
Turn right onto Twin Rivers Road; proceed 0.3 mile to the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center on your left.