New Faculty Spotlight: Meet Sister Meg


Sister Meg Kymes, D.C., is a face familiar to many who’ve been a part of our MSS community. In May 2012, she was missioned here by Daughters of Charity, and since then, she has earned her certification in Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland. She also holds a BA in English from Fontbonne University with a minor in Religious Studies. Originally, she is from St. Louis, MO, and has been a Daughter of Charity for five years. She loves her latest calling to teach 2nd-grade science, social studies, and religion because it allows her to enjoy the students’ excitement and love for learning, as well as appreciate their simple faith in God.

When she isn’t instilling a love of nature and the Lord in the children, she can be found cross-stitching and walking, and really enjoys cantoring for Mass.


New Faculty Spotlight: Meet Kelsey Kuykendall

KelseyOur newest Pre-K teacher, Kelsey Kuykendall, is a local from Fairfield, PA. If her face and her name look familiar, it’s probably because of the family resemblance; her mother is our middle school science teacher, Danielle Kuykendall!

Kelsey received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from York College of PA, where she also minored in Special Education. Before joining us at MSS, she was a HeadStart pre-school teacher and a tutor at Enlightened Learning Center in Hanover, PA. Of being a pre-k teacher, Kelsey says, “I especially like working with younger children because everything is fun and exciting!” She states that as a teacher, she enjoys watching her students grow and learn new skills every day.

Kelsey lives with her spoiled Italian greyhound, Tony, and her turtle, Lola. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, skiing, snowboarding, and reading. Parents can access her teacher page for information and news from her classroom.

Welcome to the MSS Family, Kelsey!

Novena for Pope Francis’s Visit to the United States

Join us in a novena of prayer for the safety of our beloved Pope and for the success of his visit.


Daily Intentions

Day One: For the safety of Pope Francis as he travels.

Day Two: For the people of the United States that we may be open to our Holy Father’s message of care and concern for the poor and vulnerable among us.

Day Three: For our government, that all elected officials in the United States use their positions to promote equal opportunity, justice and quality of life for all people.

Day Four: For the United Nations, that world leaders work together to create peace and to make “land, lodging and labor” available to all.

Day Five: For the World the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, that all participants be guided by the Holy Spirit and discern ways to support families amid the challenges of our day.

Day Six: For all those in Consecrated Life, that they truly be the presence of Christ on earth; for those who pray vocations, especially members of the Serra Club; for those considering or preparing for consecrated life, especially the novices who will meet with Pope Francis.

Day Seven: For our Criminal Justice System, that we work for an end to crime by creating prisons that offer not only punishment, but an opportunity to effect real change; that prisoners and those responsible for them be treated with respect in an environment that is safe for all.

Day Eight: For an end to human trafficking in all forms and for respect for immigrants everywhere.

Day Nine: For the Church throughout the world, especially the Church in the Unites States, that all bishops, priests, religious, and the lay faithful be open and attentive to the messages of the Holy Father and to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.