ACE in the City
Boston is home to both World Series Champions and champions of Catholic education alike. Boston ACE Advocates (BACE) is an extremely active network of educators, young professionals, and other supporters who strive to promote Catholic education in the archdiocese by re-engaging Boston's strong Catholic community, supporting public policy initiatives beneficial to Catholic schools, and assisting Catholic schools through direct service, financial resources, and prayer.
BACE works closely with many schools within the Archdiocese of Boston, holding collaborative events such as College Essay Night at Cristo Rey High School.
Within this network of advocates, five graduates of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program serve the schools within the Archdiocese of Boston as presidents, principals, teachers and department directors.
Where We’ll Be
Thursday, November 7
1:15 p.m. - Visit to St. Joseph Preparatory High School and award presentation
617 Cambridge Street - Brighton, MA 02134
Friday, November 8
10:30 a.m. - Visit to St. Monica School
The University of Notre Dame Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are a community of women devoted to God with a special focus on working for unity and reconciliation where there is brokenness, to help people become whole and holy, individually and together. This year the Sisters celebrate their 140th anniversary of their arrival in Boston.
When they first arrived in the city, the Sisters found Boston to be home to populations of new immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe who had joined the city’s already prevalent populations of Irish immigrants. Just four days after their arrival in Boston, the Sisters opened St. Thomas School, an elementary school for 200 girls, which, after enrolling 30 boys in 1877, became the first Catholic co-educational school in New England.
Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston remain steadfast in their dedication to Catholic education, with a continued devotion to the inclusion, education, and advocacy of immigrant communities. Within the Archdiocese of Boston, the Sisters manage six corporately-sponsored ministries and four congregation ministries which collectively touch the lives of thousands each day. Nationwide, the Sisters of St. Joseph are part of a network of 16 congregations of Sisters of St. Joseph with over 4000 sisters and 2800 associates. Globally, those numbers increase to nearly 12,000 sisters in 52 countries who all trace their roots back to 17th century France.