SSND Introduction of a Member's Ministry
（Updated March 3rd, 2014）
The School Sisteres of Notre Dame continue in a variety of ministries
by accepting change of occupation and place so as to continue to make known
God's Limitless beauty and mercy.
They make fresh new starts and encounters wherever they go.
We give praise to God as we journey with God's people.
A parish activity
Sr. Antoinette Kondo continues her active ministry in the Shiga prefecture
at the Otsu Catholic Church and its affiliated Seibo Kindergarten. She
is a participant in the "Mission of the Collaborative Ministry for
What she does
On Friday, February 22nd, I attended the 10 o'clock mass and took my place seated around the altar
with the others as we prayed.
Bible study begins at 11:00. We ponder and share our reflections on various
issues from the "Teachings of the Catholic Church." Some also
select and discues "Why the Catholic Church deals with social issues."
I was impressed that people participated so eagerly.
At 12:00, we all joined in the meal brought by those in attendance, as
we enjoyed on another's sharing and happiness.
It was such a nice family atmosphere.
At 1:00, there was an introductiory class for catechumens conducted by
As Seibo Kindergarten
Once a week, abible class is held for parents of the kindergarteners.
They focus on the questions for reflection found in bible "The Bible
and Liturgy," a booklet with quotations from the Bible and Psalms
which are read at the Sunday Mass.
After that, all open their Bible and deepen their readings. Each of them
experiences God in their heart. Sometimes they share with others listen
the ideas they came up with, and address any questions. They also listen
Sr. Antoinette's explanation. In such a way, time passes queckly.
Once a month, Sr. Kondo also tells "God's Story" to the Kindergarteners,
who listen closely with their eyes shining.
Surrounded by God's blessings, the children grow with rich hearts.
This was the intreduction of Sr. Antoinette Kondo's ministry.
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