Cardinal Hickey Academy to Honor the School’s Founder

October 25, 2004

The students and families of Cardinal Hickey Academy will remember Cardinal James A. Hickey, who founded the school in 1997, at a special school Mass, according to Sister Christine Born, OP, the school’s principal. The school is one of two founded by Washington’s former archbishop, who died on October 24, at the age of 84. The Mass will be:

Wednesday, Oct. 27
2:30 p.m.
Church of Jesus the Good Shepherd
1601 West Mount Harmony Rd., Owings, MD

The 230 students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 and one parent representative from each family will attend the Mass to be celebrated by the pastor of Jesus the Good Shepherd parish, Monsignor Paul Dudziak. At the end of Mass, each parent representative will receive a votive candle, tied with a prayer, to be lighted at home for each family to remember and pray for Cardinal Hickey.

The school’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students also plan to attend the first public viewing on Thursday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. These students had visited Cardinal Hickey in the nursing home last spring. Archdiocesan schools will be closed on Friday to observe a day of mourning for Cardinal Hickey.

Susan Gibbs or Jennifer Reed
Office of Communications
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