Vocation Voices

Sr. Mary Kay Brooks, SSND


Name –  Mary Kay Brooks, SSND

Congregation – School Sisters of Notre Dame

How long in Vocation Ministry – 1 year

List one BEST PRACTICE you’d like to share with your colleagues: Working on a vocation team with my sisters. There is so much enthusiasm and creativity when we gather.

Birthplace:  Red Wing, Minnesota

Favorite Pastime / Hobby: Crocheting, Cooking, Yard Work, Event Planning, Driving, Spending time with friends

New favorite recipe: 4 chicken breasts, 2 cups of salsa, 2 cups of shredded cheese.

Place chicken and salsa in a crockpot, on low, for 5 hours, add chesse and cook for 2 more hours.    Serve with rice. Done!

What book is currently on your bedside table? I Will Push

Favorite TV Show: The Voice

Favorite Movie: Polar Express

Favorite Song: And Jesus Said by Tony Alonso

Favorite flavor of ice cream: not supposed to eat it, L

Favorite Vacation Spot: any place near water

I’ve always wanted to visit: I’ll go anywhere!

My favorite thing about being a religious Sister/Brother/Priest: Being part of an international community and knowing wherever our sisters are sharing God’s love throughout the world, so am I.

I receive the most joy from: Being creative with my sisters and realizing the end product is so much better than my original idea.

Why be a religious today: We are a sign of God’s love to a broken and hurting world through our relationships in community, in ministry and in prayer,

Previous ministries: High School Math Teacher, Hospitality Coordinator

What are you passionate about? Empowering women to be their best

How do you relax? Crochet, read, stupid t.v. shows


In case you missed it, here are some other highlighted CAVA members:

Brother Jim McDonald Sister Connie Bach Sister Marie Mason 
Sister Lovina Pammit Sister Michele Vincent Fisher Father Mike Scherschel
Sister Maria Brizuela  Father Adam MacDonald Father Harold Fisher
Sister Jess Lambert  Sisterr Mary Kay Brooks