Christmas Stockings

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.

When the Christmas season comes around year after year, many SHA alumnae are taken back to their winters at the Academy. Since December of 1972, SHA has held the Annual Christmas Stocking Drive to benefit New Haven children in need. As the celebration of the birth of Christ draws closer, we are inspired by a spirit of giving and moved to help those less fortunate then ourselves.

The Christmas Stocking Drive is a way for alumnae to get involved with something they loved during their days at SHA. Each December, the stockings are brought up to the altar of the SHA chapel during the annual Christmas Stocking Paraliturgy.

Though this event is not exclusive for alumnae, alumnae are invited to take part in the Stocking Drive along with Sacred Heart Academy’s current students.  In this way, alumnae remain connected with the traditions, as well as the fun and meaningful activities that are still part of life at SHA today.

A special thank you to the Alumnae Stocking Stuffers of 2014 for putting together over 100 stockings, a new alumnae record!

        Mary Brunell Pursell '82
Loretta Petrillo Ambrose '53
Kathy Berry Prentice '59
Ann Criscuolo Pari '67
Amy Kryzwick '99
Cindy Kranich Altieri '72
Sr. Mary Anne Sharron '64
Betsy Fitzsimons '76
Barbara Tracchio Romano '61
Sr. Doretta D'Albero '7
Regina McFarland Johnson '77
Sr. Linda Pettinella '65
Debbie Daniels lannone '83
Shannon McMunn '94
Kimberly Yates Carew '76
Alora Caraglio '08
Carol Fitzsimons '71
Phyllis Brunell Lobo '84
Ellen Falsey '87
Kristie Balisciano '94
Jamie Coady '94
Ramona Pestone Moore '79
Karen Witkowski Jerram '87
Karyn Gallagher '87
Dora McGovern Johnson '87
Nuala McGuire McLaughlin '87
Sr. Mariette Moan '77
Magaret Nicholls Hallinan '83
Sandy Zikis Thomas '64
Lisa Gerzabek '78 
Pam Mastroianni Popolizio '77
Claire Keating Rich '80  

Christmas Stockings Committee

Mary Brunell Pursell '82

If you'd like to help with the planning and organization of the upcoming Christmas Stocking activity, please contact Sr. Mariette Moan, Director of Alumnae Relations.


Sr. Mariette Moan, ASCJ, '77
Director of Alumnae Relations
203-287-8181, x313

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