News Notes – February 27, 2014

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Rite of Election set for March 9

The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will be celebrated on March 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis and at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

The rite marks the beginning of the final period of preparation of catechumens (those not baptized) for the sacraments of initia­tion, ordinarily celebrated at the Easter Vigil. From the time of the Rite of Election until the time of their initiation, the catechumens are referred to as “members of the elect.”

During the Call to Continuing Conversion, those individuals already baptized who are preparing for entrance into the Catholic Church are recognized.

Visitation teacher honored by social studies council

Molly Hickok, a second grade teacher at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights was recently named the 2014 Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies.

Hickok, a teacher at the school since 2005, is committed to integrating social studies concepts into the elementary curriculum, particularly in the area of technology. She serves on Visitation’s Technology Integration Committee, assisting new faculty and offering insights into the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum.

She will be honored at the annual MCSS awards gala on March 2 at the Sheraton Bloomington. Each year, MCSS honors three excellent teachers, at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Hill-Murray girls top BSM for state hockey title

The Hill-Murray girls hockey team won its first ever state title by defeating Benilde-St. Margaret’s School 5-3 in the Class 2A championship game Feb. 22 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Pioneers, who were second last year, finished the season with a record of 26-3-1. Hill-Murray junior Jess Bonfe scored two goals in the championship game, and was named to the All-Tourament team. BSM senior Kelly Pannek scored a hat trick against Hill-Murray and also was named to the All-Tournament team.

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