Sister of the Holy Family
Youth Group Director
St. Mary’s Academy President
Sister Clare of Assisi Pierre, S.S.F. (nee Joanne Theresa Pierre) met her Lord face to face on the feast of St. Clare of Assisi, on August 11, 2021. She was born January 8, 1938, in St. James, Louisiana, to her parents, Rosa Villavaso Pierre and Percy Pierre, who preceded her in death. Her family moved to New Orleans not long after her birth.
Sister Clare attended St. Joan of Arc Elementary School; graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and Loyola University. She entered the Sisters of the Holy Family on September 8, 1956 and served the people of God in various educational ministries in Los Angeles, California, Lafayette, Louisiana, Opelousas, Louisiana, Houston, Texas; Dangriga, Belize, Shreveport, Louisiana and New Orleans, Louisiana. Sr. Clare served as Vicar General of the Sisters of the Holy Family from 2006 to 2010 and began rebuilding St. Mary’s Academy after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its campus. In 2011 she became President of St. Mary’s Academy. In 2017, Sr. Clare was honored as an esteemed cornerstone during the 150thAnniversary Celebration. Sister retired in 2020, due to declining health. Sr. Clare touched many lives during her 65 years as a Sister of the Holy Family. She will be truly missed as we carry her in our hearts and memories. May she rest in peace.
“May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once poor, may you have eternal rest.”Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at The Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse. Visitation will begin at 8:00 AM, Rosary at 9:15. Seating is limited and only available to individuals with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR testing within 72 hours. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
St. Mary’s Academy Mock Trial Team
WINS MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team they are the winners of the ARBTAW 2019 High School Mock Trial Competition.
Pictured here are the members of St. Mary’s Academy Mock Trial Team … Selena Mason, Demi Youngblood, Jailan Magee and Trinity Jackson; and Kevin Guillory, Eusi Phillips, Brian Woods and Tony Tran.
Trinity Jackson also won the award for best advocate (best overall attorney).
Thank you to the coaches and Mr. Keith Haywood, the Moderator for the team this year.
The Health & Physical Education Department at St. Mary’s Academy partnered up with New Orleans East Hospital to provide CPR training and certification for high school students. The students are now CPR & First Aid Certified. CPR is the acronym for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation which is a lifesaving technique. Young ladies learned that CPR performed within the first 6 minutes of the heart stopping can keep someone alive until medical help arrives. They gained lifesaving skills that helps to respond to emergencies.
The certification is good for two years.