Sister of Christian Charity is new leader at Catholic school in Allentown

Sister Donna Brady, SCC has been appointed principal of Our Lady Help of Christians School effective July 21, 2017. Sister Donna continues the faithful and dedicated service of the Sisters of Christian Charity to the parish community for the last 89 years. 

A native of Florida, Sr. Donna completed her B.A. in Education at Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri and obtained her Masters in Administration at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She was a teacher in New Jersey for 10 years before serving as Principal in different Catholic schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 20 years. As a faithful daughter of the Order of Christian Charity she has devoted her life as collaborator in Christian Relief Services and traveled to India and Guatemala to minister among the poor. She showed her missionary spirit working with Native Americans on a Reservation in Lower Brule, South Dakota for 3 years. Most recently she has been working as a special Assistant to the Provincial Superior of the Sisters of Christian Charity in Mendham, NJ.

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School was established in September, 1928 by the Sisters of Christian Charity, a congregation founded in Germany in 1849 by Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt. It is staffed by a certified lay faculty with prayerful support by the Sisters of Christian Charity. Our Lady Help of Christians School includes all-day classes for kindergarten to grade 8 with an afterschool and pre-school program also available.

The Diocese of Allentown serves nearly 12,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 6 high schools, and 3 special learning centers across Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Carbon, and Schuylkill counties. 

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