New Mother Seton Academy receives blessing from Bishop

Students, faculty and staff of Mother Seton Academy, Howell, join in the celebration of Mass with Bishop O’Connell Sept. 13. Mike Ehrmann photos

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From staff reports

It was a day of smiles and warm welcomes for Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., as he celebrated a Mass to mark the opening of the newly established Mother Seton Academy, Howell, Sept. 13. Gathered in St. Veronica Church, which shares a campus with Mother Seton Academy were students, parents and faculty members, including Resurrection Sister Cherree Power, the academy president, Kathleen Blazewicz, principal, and staff members from the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools.

Mother Seton Academy was formed from the merger of St. Aloysius School, Jackson, and St. Veronica School, creating a new entity for students to receive a Catholic education. Both St. Aloysius School and St. Veronica School were closed at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

A highlight of the Mass with Bishop O’Connell was the blessing of a number of items including a statue of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, for whom the school is named. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first American to be canonized a saint, was the first founder of Catholic schools in the United States and is the patron of Catholic schools.

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