SSMO Dedicate new Bocce Courts with Prayer and Song

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon joyfully dedicated the new patio and bocce courts Wednesday August 12, 2015 with the opening of Community Days on campus.  The court and patio is located on the East side of the Motherhouse building designed to give the Sisters some area for outdoor recreation and gathering.  Bocce was at one time, the most popular sport in the world.  The Sisters have enjoyed playing the game the past several years including annual championships and contests.

Opening of the new SSMO Bocce courts located not he East side of the Motherhouse.

Opening of the new SSMO Bocce courts located not he East side of the Motherhouse.

Sr. Josephine, Sr. Charlene, Sr. Juanita and Sr. Adele Marie lead prayer and song as the patio and bocce court are dedicated.

Sr. Josephine, Sr. Charlene, Sr. Juanita and Sr. Adele Marie lead prayer and song as the patio and bocce court are dedicated.

Sr. Theresa Lan, Sr. Delores and Sr. Catherine are first up in the competition!

Sr. Theresa Lan, Sr. Delores and Sr. Catherine are first up in the competition!

Sr. Michael Francine is often called upon to "measure" and determine who is closest to the "jack"

Sr. Michael Francine is often called upon to “measure” and determine who is closest to the “jack”

Sr. Theresa Lan, a formidable competitor, take aim!

Sr. Theresa Lan, a formidable competitor, take aim!

Sr. Colleen and partner take a turn as their names come up in the bracket.

Sr. Colleen and partner take a turn as their names come up in the bracket.

Sister Ina Marie takes her turn at trying to get her bocce ball closest to the "Jack"

Sister Ina Marie takes her turn at trying to get her bocce ball closest to the “Jack”

Beautiful decorations were made to celebrate the new area.

Beautiful decorations were made to celebrate the new area.

Sisters enjoy the chairs, tables and environment as they engage in the dedication service for the dedication of the new patio and bocce court.

Sisters enjoy the chairs, tables and environment as they engage in the dedication service for the dedication of the new patio and bocce court.

Sr. Marie Bernadette and Sr. Marianne enjoy the activities!

Sr. Marie Bernadette and Sr. Marianne enjoy the activities!

Sr. Thuy and Sr. Josephine win the first SSMO bocce tournament!  Congratulations!

Sr. Thuy and Sr. Josephine win the first SSMO bocce tournament! Congratulations!

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