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Thank you for your service

By Chicago Catholic
July 12, 2016

Thank you for your service

Sr. Clare Marie Kozicki C.S.F.N., Sr. Ida Green, and Sr. Margie Keane R.S.M. renew their vows during the Jubilee Celebration commemorating an anniversary of 25 years or more in religious life at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in River Forest on Saturday, May 30th. (Julie Jaidinger/Catholic New World)
Sr. Hedwig Kuczynski C.R. smiles while listening to Archbishop Cupich speak during the Jubilee Celebration commemorating an anniversary of 25 years or more in religious life at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in River Forest on Saturday, May 30th. (Julie Jaidinger/Catholic New World)

With this issue, the Catholic New World salutes and thanks the religious men and women who have devoted their lives to serving the people of God. In the following pages, we honor hundreds of teachers, nurses, chaplains and parish priests who have given anywhere from 25 to 85 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

70 YEARS

BISHOP JOHN C. McNABB was an educator, school and congregational administrator and missionary bishop. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; was secretary of the province; and served at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and in Missouri and Michigan. He was the first bishop of the Diocese of Chulucanas, Peru. He is retired in Rockford, Illinois.

60 YEARS

FATHER G. JEROME KNIES, a Chicago native from St. Gerald Parish, Oak Lawn, was a teacher, counselor, director of formation and personnel director. He served at St. Rita High School; Tolentine College, Tolentine Personal Resource Center and Augustinian Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Olympia Fields; and in Rome. He is the prior and a formation team member for the Augustinian North American Novitiate, Racine, Wisconsin.

50 YEARS

FATHER JAMES C. FRIEDEL, a Chicago native from St. Agnes Parish, Chicago Heights, did education, formation and retreat work; served in pastoral ministry; and was director of Chicago’s Marriage Encounter. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; Tolentine College and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; St. John Stone Friary; Blessed Stephen Bellesini Monastery; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish; and in Michigan. He is semi-retired and preaches retreats and parish missions, residing at St. Jude Parish, New Lenox, Illinois.

FATHER RICHARD J. McGRATH, from Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, worked in education and school and congregational administration. He served at St. Rita High School and St. Edward High School, Elgin, Illinois. He is the superintendent of Augustinian Schools in Midwest USA and Canada, treasurer of his province and president, Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox, Illinois.

FATHER JOHN M. OHNER, an Oak Park native from St. Rita Parish, served at St. John Fisher Parish; in Pekin and Peoria, Illinois; and in Texas. He is the pastor of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen, Illinois.

BOTHER JEROME A. SYSKO, from St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, worked in food service, parish and campus ministry and formation work, and as a prior and caregiver for elderly or inform friars. He served at Blessed Stephen Bellesini Friary, Lemont; St. Rita High School; in Rockford, Illinois; and in Missouri, New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He now is a prior and caregiver at Blessed Stephen Bellesini Friary, Crown Point, Indiana.

FATHER FREDERICK H. TAGGART worked in education, formation and pastoral ministry. He served at Mendel Catholic High School; St. John Stone Friary; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and in Michigan, where he is the pastor of St. Matthew Parish, Flint.

FATHER GERALD VAN OVERBEEK, from St. Carthage Parish, worked in education, formation, chaplaincy and as a librarian. He served at St. Rita High School; Tolentine College and St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields; Alvernia Manor, Lemont; and in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He is semi-retired at St. Rita Monastery.

60 YEARS

BROTHER EUGENE CARTY taught at St. Laurence High School and Brother Rice High School, where he continues working.

BROTHER THOMAS MAHONEY, whose home parishes were St. Columbanus and Little Flower, taught at Brother Rice High School and St. Laurence High School, where he continues working.

BROTHER DONALD McGOVERN, from St. Leo Parish, was a teacher and development director for the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. He is retired in Burbank.

60 YEARS

FATHER THEODORE CIRONE, from St. Philomena Parish, was a formation and spiritual director. He served as provincial superior, Eastern Province-Chicago; and as a general consultor and vicar general in Rome. He now is the co-director and spiritual director at Claret Center.

FATHER RICHARD J. TODD (TOCZYDLOWSKI), from St. John Berchmans Parish, worked in foreign missions and parish ministry. He served at St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Cross, St. Paul and in Guatemala. He now works with the Province Archives in Oak Park.

25 YEARS

FATHER STEPHEN NISKANEN, a Chicago native, did pastoral work and has been a novice master and formation director for Claretian seminarians and students studying at CTU, Loyola University and St. Xavier University. He now is formation director at Claret House.

75 YEARS

FATHER BERNARD FISHER did mission work in Papua New Guinea for almost 50 years, worked in vocations and edited several books and articles. He is retired and lives at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

65 YEARS

FATHER JOHN FINCUTTER, a Libertyville native from St. Anastasia Parish, Waukegan, did mission work in England for 20 years, was an administrator and teacher and did congregational leadership. He was a rector at Techny; served as business manager; taught scripture at the Divine Word Seminary and to adults; and was a weekend associate in several Wisconsin towns. He also was a provincial superior and headmaster in England. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence.

FATHER CHARLES HESKAMP worked in education, administration, pastoral care and as a principal. He served at Divine Word seminaries and communities in Ohio, Wisconsin and New Jersey and did pastoral care and was a pastor in Louisiana and West Virginia. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

FATHER PASCHAL LoBIANCO, a Chicago native, provided pastoral care in Belleville and Springfield, Illinois, and was a missionary in Ghana for 32 years. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

FATHER JOSEPH (DENNIS) LOGUE did pastoral care, hospital chaplaincy and prison ministry. He served first as a brother for 30 years and was ordained a priest in 1983. He was the first Catholic priest in the 100-year history of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to hold the position of hospital chaplain; holds dual rite faculties in both Roman and Byzantine rites; and also served in other Pennsylvania towns, New Jersey and Missouri. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

60 YEARS

FATHER JOSEPH BUGNER, from St. Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove, did missionary work and offered pastoral care in Papua New Guinea for 35 years. While there, he also supervised catechists and built a medical clinic. He is retired in Techny.

FATHER DONALD EHR worked in administration, congregational leadership, pastoral care and community development in Chicago. He served at St. Elizabeth; is a charter member of the board of directors, Genesis Housing Corporation, an affordable housing initiative in Chicago’s Bronzeville area; has been chairperson of the U.S. Conference of Major Superiors of Men’s liaison committee; provincial superior and seminary rector in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. He is a priest in residence at St. Anselm.

FATHER PATRICK FINCUTTER, a Libertyville native from St. Anastasia Parish, Waukegan, worked in education, administration, pastoral care and communication and was a missionary in Papua New Guinea for 41 years. He was a bush pilot with the mission air service and aircraft mechanic, producer of religious radio programs and rector of the SVD community while there. He also was a teacher and assistant dean of students at the Brother Candidate School in Techny, where he is retired.

FATHER PAUL GOOTEE was a missionary in Indonesia for 55 years. He did pastoral care; built several churches and schools; founded the Farmers’ Union, a consumer cooperative; and was chaplain of the Center of Rehabilitation, a medical clinic and farm to assist those with leprosy. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

50 YEARS

FATHER GERHARD VOGEL worked in education, administration and pastoral care and was a rector, formator and dean of students at Divine Word seminaries. He served in Mississippi, Ohio, Montreal and New Jersey. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

40 YEARS

FATHER MICHAEL HUTCHINS worked in education and administration. He is the longest serving president of Divine Word College and was the liaison for the Divine Word Mission Center, overseeing operations at Divine Word Farms, 14 farms in southern Iowa whose operations support SVD missions overseas. He also served in California and the Philippines and is the rector at Divine Word Theologate, Chicago.

FATHER MARK SCHRAMM did missionary work in Ghana for 18 years, and did pastoral care and education administration. He served as director of ministries, Divine Word Theologate, Chicago; director of cross-cultural training for the Divine Word Chicago Province; and was an adjunct faculty member, director of field education and the chair of the Committee on World Mission at Catholic Theological Union; and member of the Catholic Association for Theological Field Education steering committee. He now serves at St. Patrick’s Church, Montserrat, West Indies.

FATHER ERIC VARGAS worked in pastoral ministry, administration, hospital chaplaincy and Hispanic ministry and as a rector, vocation director and dean of students. He served in New Jersey; California; Washington, D.C.; and Puerto Rico. He also was the chair of the Divine Word formation and education committee for minor seminaries in North America. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

25 YEARS

FATHER ANTOINE LEASON did pastoral ministry and vocation recruiting. He served in Louisiana, where he was an administrative board member of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies and taught at Xavier University, New Orleans. He also served in Montserrat, West Indies, and in Indiana. He is pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish.

FATHER VAN THANH NGUYEN has worked in education, as an administrator and as an author. He served as a theology instructor and formation director; taught New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union; was book review editor of New Theology Review; was founder and editor of Journal of Association of Asian/North American Theological Educators; and wrote “Peter and Cornelius: A Story of Conversion and Missio” and “Stories of Early Christianity.” He is at the Divine Word Theologate, Chicago.

25 YEARS

FATHER MARIO JAMES PEREIRA served in provincial administration, formation and pastoral work. He is associate pastor, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Niles.

25 YEARS

FATHER BOB LOMBARDO devoted his religious life to preaching, work with the poor and is the founder and superior of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago. He is the director, St. Anthony Residence; director, lay associate program of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; local servant (guardian), St. Crispin Friary; and director, St. Anthony’s Free Medical/Dental Clinic. He resides at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels.

70 YEARS

FATHER FRANCIS AFFELT, from SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Lemont, was the treasurer of the Franciscan Friars, Assumption BVM Province for 45 years and has served as chaplain to the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana, for the past six years.

60 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS LUCZAK worked in special education, was the Franciscan formation director and Minister Provincial of Assumption BVM Province and did parish ministry. He served as chaplain to the Sisters of St. Joseph and was administrator of the Bartlett Learning Center, both in Bartlett; and was director of novices. He is pastor of Holy Family Parish, Edinburgh, Texas, and Sacred Heart Parish, McAllen, Texas.

FATHER VIANNEY SULPULSKI, from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, worked in education and parish ministry. He is retired at Queen of Peace Friary, Burlington, Wisconsin.

FATHER BRENDAN WROBLEWSKI, from St. Ladislaus Parish, worked in secondary education and parochial ministry. He is the senior priest at Assumption BVM Parish, Pulaski, Wisconsin.

50 YEARS

FATHER ANTHONY JANIK, from St. Bruno Parish, provided hospital pastoral care. He was a chaplain and now is the director of pastoral care at St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point, Indiana, where he has served for 40 years.

BROTHER AUSTIN MYSLIWIEC, from St. Pancratius Parish, devoted most of his religious life to work with Franciscan Publishers, Pulaski, Wisconsin. He now does internal ministry at St. Mary of the Angels Friary, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

60 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS FOX worked with marriage Encounter, the Office of Peace and Justice, as a parochial vicar, in Hispanic ministry and as an associate pastor. He served at St. Joseph-CTU and the 8th Day Center. He is a part-time chaplain at Cook Children’s Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas,

FATHER PHIL HOGAN has been a chaplain at Bridewell Prison and since 1968 has been a faculty member of Hales Franciscan High School.

FATHER ALBERT LANGHEIM has been chaplain and pastor. He served at St. Peter; St. Roch Friary; Oak Forest Hospitals, Oak Forest; and in Oak Brook, Illinois. He is retired and does supply ministry at St. Clare’s Villa, Alton, Illinois.

FATHER VERMON OLMER was a novice master, pastor and parochial vicar. He was an assistant and vicar at Corpus Christi. He now does shrine ministry at Cross in the Woods Church, Indian River, Michigan.

FATHER HARRY SPECKMAN worked in pastoral formation and was field secretary for lay retreats, dean of apostolic formation, vicar provincial, provincial prefect of formation, director of the personnel office, a radio station director, executive vice president of Quincy College, pastor and shrine director, and senior associate, president and chaplain of Baraga Broadcasting. He served in Chicago as master of formation, St. Joseph- CTU. He is retired and does supply ministry at the Blessed Giles Friary, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

50 YEARS

FATHER BENET FONCK has been the provincial spiritual assistant for the secular Franciscans; done preaching and writing ministry; was coordinator for province communications; and was a chaplain. He served in Oak Brook and Joliet, Illinois; at St. Augustine/St. Dominic Friary and St. Peter’s, St. Dominic Friary, Chicago; San Damiano Friary, Cicero; St. Gratian Friary, Countryside; and in Wisconsin. He now is on a health care leave in East St. Louis, Illinois.

BROTHER CLARENCE KLINGERT was a bookkeeper, business manager, congregational leader and parish minister. He served in Oak Brook, Illinois; at Hales Franciscan High School; at St. Peter Friary, Center for Christian Meditation and Urban Spirituality Center; St. Gratian Friary, Countryside; and Mayslake Village. He is the director of St. Peter Church Gift Shop.

FATHER ROBERT KARRIS has been a professor and director of research at the Franciscan Institute and was a professor of New Testament studies. He served at St. Joseph-CTU and is professor emeritus at St. Bonaventure University, New York. He is semi-retired and does preaching ministry for Food for the Poor and supply ministry at St. Peter Friary.

FATHER CHARLES PAYNE has been a therapist and school administrator. He served as president of Hales Franciscan High School and at Corpus Christi, St. Peter and Holy Spirit friaries and at the Osteopathic Hospital. Since 1999 he has served as associate professor of psychology at Midwestern University and is at the St. Gratian Friary, Countryside.

FATHER JAMES PERLUZZI was a chaplain, instructor and provincial leader. He served at the St. Augustine Friary as provincial procurator of the Franciscan Missionary Union; at St. Anthony Friary; St. Elizabeth Academy; and in Rome, where he was general secretary for the mission and General Curia. He now is a confessor, does preaching ministry for the missions; and serves as director of the Casa Juan Diego English Language program at St. Peter’s Friary.

FATHER LUIS RUNDE did pastoral work, was a parochial vicar and a chaplain, did development and Hispanic ministry, worked in Tau House Ministries and the Central American refugee apostolate, and is a confessor. He served in Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Nicaragua, Brazil and in the Holy Land. He does supply ministry for the St. Louis Archdiocese and Food for the Poor at St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, Missouri.

25 YEARS

FATHER JUAN CARLOS RUIZ GUERRERO was a parochial vicar and chaplain and did formation work at St. Joseph Friary, theological studies at Catholic Theological Union- Holy Spirit Friary and St. Peter’s Friary, where he is a confessor and is studying tailoring.

50 YEARS

BROTHER PHILIP SMITH, from St. Mary of the Lake Parish, worked in education, school administration and vocation recruitment. He served at Holy Cross High School, River Grove; Holy Trinity High School for 17 years; and in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He teaches music and English at Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron, Ohio.

BROTHER JAMES SPOONER, from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, worked in education and school administration. He served at Holy Cross High School, River Grove, and in Indiana and Ohio. He now is the associate principal at Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron, Ohio.

25 YEARS

BROTHER ROBERTO ORTEGA JIMENEZ worked in education and campus and pastoral ministry. He served in Texas and Louisiana and at Holy Trinity High School and St. Peter Canisius and now is pastoral associate at St. Francis of Assisi/Our Lady of the Angels Parish.

60 YEARS

BROTHER PAUL FORGUES, from St. Christina Parish, is an educator at Marist High School.

50 YEARS

BROTHER RICHARD GRENIER, from St. Christina Parish, is an educator at Marist High School.

60 YEARS

BISHOP J. QUINN WEITZEL is a Chicago native who devoted his religious life to pastoral and missionary work. He was bishop of the Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago. He is retired in Los Altos, California.

50 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS P. HENEHAN, a Chicago native, has served in mission education and works in the Hyde Park area.

60 YEARS

FATHER EDWARD JASKULA was an educator at Gordon Tech High School and in California. He lives at St. Joseph the Worker House at DePaul College Prep High School’s Father Gordon Campus.

FATHER FRANCIS S. ROG, from St. Hedwig Parish, worked in education, pastoral ministry and school and congregational administration. He served at Archbishop Weber High School, Gordon Tech High School, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Hyacinth Basilica and was the provincial superior. He now resides at the Resurrection Life Center.

50 YEARS

FATHER RICHARD BALASZ, from St. Genevieve Parish, has worked in pastoral ministry and was the provincial superior. He is the associate pastor at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr.

FATHER LEONARD KRZYWDA, from St. Hedwig Parish, has worked in education and pastoral ministry. He served at Archbishop Weber High School, St. Hyacinth Basilica and now is novice master of the Congregation of the Resurrection at St. Hedwig Parish.

FATHER MARION WROBLEWSKI, from St. Hyacinth Basilica Parish, has worked in education and pastoral ministry. He served at Archbishop Weber High School, Gordon Tech High School, St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr and St. Hedwig Parish. He is the associate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish, Westmont, Illinois.

50 YEARS

FATHER MICHAEL DOYLE, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, ministered in education, college administration, chaplaincy, military duty and pastoral work. He was a chaplain for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, 12 as a drilling reservist and 12 on active duty. He worked in Missouri, Ireland and Rome; served as a member of the Archdiocesan Priests Council; at Annunciata, Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery and St. Domitilla; and was pastor of Assumption (Illinois Street), where he now is a senior priest in residence. He continues to serve as a field delegate for the archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal.

50 YEARS

FATHER CHRISTOPHER V. PROMIS worked in formation, missions, administration and congregational leadership. He served at St. Mary Magdalene; was provincial for the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, former U.S. East Province; and worked in Tanzania and with Catholic Relief Services. He now is a formation director and resides at St. Ambrose

70 YEARS

FATHER EDWARD C. ANDERSON worked in education, community administration and parish ministry. He served as provincial superior for the Viatorian Province of Chicago in Arlington Heights; in Peoria, Springfield and Rock Island, Illinois; and in New York and Nevada. He now lives in retirement at the Life Care Center of Paradise Valley, Las Vegas.

60 YEARS

FATHER JOHN E. ECK worked in education, community formation and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School and with the Viatorian Formation Team, Arlington Heights; Prologue High School; St. Viator Parish; and in Peoria, Rock Island and Springfield, Illinois. He is semi-retired and lives in Kankakee.

50 YEARS

FATHER WILLIAM F. HAESAERT worked in parish ministry and education. He served at St. Viator Church and in Springfield, Moline, Rock Island and Milan, Illinois, and in Nevada. He is semi-retired with the St. Viator Catholic Community, Las Vegas.

FATHER THOMAS C. KASS, from St. Ferdinand Parish, worked in education and formation. He served at St. Viator Parish and with the Viatorian Province of Chicago; at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; in Springfield, Illinois; and in New Hampshire. He is retired in Chicago.

25 YEARS

FATHER C. GREGORY JONES worked in parish, mission and campus ministry; education; and as a parochial vicar and chaplain. He served at St. Viator Parish; St. Viator High School and with the Clerics of St. Viator, Arlington Heights; in Carbondale, Illinois; and in Nevada, Ohio and Florida. He now does mission appeals for the Clerics of St. Viator in Chicago.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARGARETTA EHRLICH was a piano teacher, organist, choir director and college instructor. She served at St. Nicholas, Evanston, and in Indiana and Wisconsin. She is retired at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

80 YEARS

SISTER MERCEDES MOORE, from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, worked in education and as a chaplain. She served at St. Athanasius, Evanston, and at Evanston Hospital. She is retired at St. Scholastica Monastery.

75 YEARS

SISTER AMY CAMPBELL taught in the primary grades in four archdiocesan schools. She is retired at St. Scholastica Monastery and assists in the business office.

70 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN McNAMARA taught music, including teaching piano at St. Scholastica Academy. She is a sacristan at St. Scholastica Monastery.

SISTER VICTORIA MARCONI ministered primarily as a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania parishes. She is retired at St. Scholastica Monastery.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY MELADY, an Evanston native from St. Ignatius Parish, taught English as a second language and was a congregational leader and spiritual director. She served at St. Scholastica Academy and was a staff member at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership. She is subprioress for the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.

25 YEARS

SISTER SUSAN QUAINTANCE worked in education and administration. She served at St. Scholastica Academy and now is a program coordinator, Center for Life and Learning, Fourth Presbyterian Church.

60 YEARS

SISTER BERNADETTE MARIE JANUS was a teacher, school principal and community superior. She served at Our Lady of Vilna-St. Paul, Nativity BVM, was the motherhouse superior, and worked in Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania. She now is the local coordinator for the Sisters of St. Casimir at Our Lady of Victory Convent, Lemont.

SISTER GRACE ANN KALAFUT, from St. Rita Parish, taught elementary and high school and was a school principal, general treasurer and congregational leader. She served at Immaculate Conception (Brighton Park), Our Lady of Vilna-St. Paul, Sts. Peter and Paul (West Pullman), Maria High School and in New Mexico, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. She does vocation ministry and ministry of accompaniment at Franciscan Village, Lemont.

SISTER WANDA MARIE KAMZA was a teacher and superior for her congregation. She served at St. George (Bridgeport); Immaculate Conception (Brighton Park); St. Joseph (S. Chicago); St. Norbert, Northbrook; St. Bartholomew, Waukegan; Maria High School Convent; in the Rockford, Illinois, diocese and in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Michigan. She does ministry of prayer and presence, Marian Village, Homer Glen. Illinois.

SISTER RITA MARIE KERDOCK was a teacher, school principal and tutor. She served at Our Lady of Vilna-St. Paul; St. George (Bridgeport); St. Pius X, Stickney; Holy Cross; Nativity BVM; in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. She is a tutor at Pope John Paul II School and Catalyst Maria Charter School.

SISTER DOLORINE LOPEZ was a teacher and school principal and did Hispanic ministry. She served at Providence of God, Our Lady of Vilna-St.Paul, St. George (Bridgeport) and in New Mexico. She is an emergency room receptionist at Holy Cross Hospital.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET BYRNE did retreat work and spiritual direction. She served at the Cenacle and is retired at Presence Resurrection Life Center.

60 YEARS

SISTER JACQUELINE BAKER did retreat work and spiritual direction. She served at the Cenacle and is retired at Presence Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER MADELINE BIRMINGHAM did retreat work and spiritual direction. She is semi-retired and serves at the Cenacle.

SISTER ESTHER CRIBBEN does retreat work and spiritual direction at the Cenacle.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET QUINN, from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, worked in education, social ministry, provincial leadership and formation. She served in the Chicago archdiocese as a social worker, administrator, parish minister and provincial councilor and local superior. She does ministry of prayer, Seton Residence, Evansville, Indiana.

SISTER MARY ANN WITZLUS, from St. Angela Parish, worked in education, counseling, social work, parish ministries and support services. She served as a social worker, administrator and later as a volunteer at Marillac Social Center and at Our Lady of the Gardens School. She now does ministry of prayer, Seton Residence, Evansville, Indiana.

60 YEARS

SISTER NATALIE MARENGO, from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, served in the Chicago archdiocese as a high school teacher. She now is a volunteer at Reicher Catholic High School, Waco, Texas.

SISTER ELLEN CLARE MEASNER, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, worked in education, health care, social ministry and provincial leadership. She served at St. Patrick High School, St. Joseph Health Centers and Hospital, as an elderly outreach worker and homemaker at Catholic Charities and at the St. Vincent DePaul Center. She now does ministry of prayer, Seton Residence, Evansville, Indiana.

50 YEARS

SISTER PATRICIA DUNNE, from St. Denis Parish, was a teacher, social worker, provincial councilor and in mission integration. She served at Marillac Social Center and was vice-president of mission integration for Daughters of Charity ministries in Chicago. She also served in LaSalle, Illinois, and in Mississippi, Tennessee and Indiana. She is the vice president of mission integration for Marillac St. Vincent Family Service and the St. Vincent de Paul Center.

SISTER THERESE M AC KINNON, from St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Park Ridge, worked in education and parish ministry. She does parish ministry at Corpus Christi Parish, Detroit, Michigan.

SISTER BETTY ANN McNEIL, worked in social ministry, development, archive work, Hispanic ministry, mission advancement and Vincentian and Setonian heritage. In the Archdiocese of Chicago she served as an administrator and provincial archivist. She now is a Vincentian scholar in residence, DePaul University.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY LUCILLA WERTZ was a teacher and an elementary school and community administrator. She served in Pennsylvania, Arizona, South Korea and now is an administrative assistant at Seton House International-Generalate, Chicago.

50 YEARS

SISTER SUNG HAE KIM worked in education, interreligious dialogue and administration. She served at Sogang University, Seoul, and is the general councilor of the congregation in Chicago.

80 YEARS

SISTER M. MADELINE PORTNER was a librarian, teacher and principal. She served at St. Teresa of Avila, in other Illinois towns and cities and in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Louisiana. She now does prayer and presence ministry at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

75 YEARS

SISTER MYRA BELTZ, from St. Boniface Parish, was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Aloysius and in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Louisiana and Michigan. She has lived at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette, since 2000, where she gives service as needed in many areas of the local community.

70 YEARS

SISTER M. JUDITH MORAN was a teacher, principal and formation and congregational leader. She has served at St. Gregory; St. Raphael; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Alphonsus, Prospect Heights; St. Teresa of Avila; St. Mary, Riverdale; Maria Immaculata Academy; and at Mallinckrodt College and the motherhouse, Wilmette; in other Illinois towns and cities; in Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri; and was the general councilor at Generalate, Rome. She is semi-retired, living at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette, where she writes letters, gives talks about spirituality, theology, history and the charism of the congregation; is a parttime receptionist; and does prayer and presence ministry.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARGARITIS KULLOWITCH, from St. Aloysius Parish, served in elementary and religious education and as a eucharistic minister. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Gregory; St. Martha, Morton Grove; with the Brothers and Sisters of Immigrants; and in Minnesota, Michigan and Louisiana. She now does loving presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette, visiting the sick sisters in the infirmary and performing light housekeeping duties.

50 YEARS

SISTER JULIANA MISKA taught all levels of education and has worked in congregational leadership, pastoral development and ministry and administration. She served at St. Aloysius; St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn; as initial formation directress; director of Companions of Pauline for the Sisters of Christian Charity; and was the director of both the Pontifical Institute of Regina Mundi and the Jubilee Institute in Rome. She is the director of pastoral development at St. Aloysius, a member of the vocation coordination team and the peace and justice coordinator for the Sisters of Christian Charity.

75 YEARS

SISTER ALICE WOLSKI taught elementary and high school, including at Queen of Angels. She now does prayer and presence at Dominican Sisters Retirement Center, Adrian, Michigan.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET M. (RICHARD MARY) HEINZ, from St. Felicitas, worked in education and as a chaplain and director of pastoral care. She served at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; Aquinas Dominican High School; and at Ravenswood Hospital for 23 years. She now is retired in Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER ANNE LINDQUIST, from St. Philip Neri Parish, taught music: choral, instrumental and orchestra. She served at St. Philip Neri and Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; taught instrumental music in the Wilmette public schools; and worked in the activity department of Addolorata Villa, Wheeling. She is retired but volunteers at St. Edna Parish, Arlington Heights.

SISTER JANE E. QUIRK, from Ascension Parish, Harvey, worked in general and special education. She served at the Bartlett Learning Center (now Clare Oaks Academy), Bartlett. She is retired in Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER DONNA (FREDERICK MARY) WENCEL was a teacher and administrator. She served at St. Matthew and St. Rita. She is retired in Adrian, Michigan.

60 YEARS

SISTER NORINE BURNS, from St. Rita of Cascia Parish, was a teacher, chaplain and pastoral associate. She served at St. Mary Star of the Sea, St. Philip Neri and Aquinas Dominican High School. She is the director of volunteers at Southwest Chicago PADS and a tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center.

SISTER SHEILA DELANEY, from Our Lady of Peace Parish, was a teacher, principal and tutor. She served at Aquinas Dominican High School and St. Philip Neri. She lives in retirement in Warren, Michigan, and is involved in social justice issues.

SISTER ROSALIE ESQUERRA, has been a teacher, worked in young adult ministry and offered young adult retreats and co-founded Life Directions Inc.

SISTER FRANCES M. FITZPATRICK, from St. Philip Neri Parish, was a teacher and principal and served as assistant superintendent of elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 11 years. She is a resource for school personnel, Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools.

SISTER BETTY GIBBONS, from St. Edmund Parish in Oak Park, has been a teacher and parish minister. She served at St. Joseph, Homewood; St. Clare of Montefalco; St. James, Maywood; St. Albert the Great, Burbank; and with Catholic Charities parish outreach. She is a receptionist and is a member of the worship committee in Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER JOAN LEO KEHN taught elementary school at St. James, Maywood; Ascension, Harvey; and St. Mary of Mount Carmel. She teaches religion and is the codirector of religious education at St. Gregory the Great, Plantation, Florida.

SISTER JO ANN LUCAS, from St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, worked in teaching, administration, pastoral ministry and congregational leadership. She ministered in Michigan, Kentucky, Texas and Nigeria. She is retired in Michigan and ministers as a parish and outreach volunteer.

SISTER JOAN MARY taught and did campus ministry and pastoral work. She served at Aquinas Literacy Center; St. Eulalia, Maywood; Triton Community College, River Grove; St. Cletus; St. Michael (South Shore Drive); Aquinas Dominican High School; St. Columbanus; and Our Lady of Loretto, Hometown. She serves at the Adrian Rea Literacy Center, Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER HELEN THERESE MAYER, whose home parish is St. Cletus, LaGrange, was a high school French teacher at Aquinas, Regina Dominican, Mother McAuley and Queen of Peace high schools. She is retired in Darien, Illinois.

SISTER ROSE CELESTE O’CONNELL, a Chicago native from St. Beatrice Parish, Schiller Park, was a teacher, school principal, chaplain and pastoral care director. She served in Michigan, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. She now is the secretary of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER ESTHER (CONSOLATA MARIE) ORTEGA was an educator at St. Albert the Great, Oak Lawn, and St. Edmund, Oak Park, She is retired in Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER RITA (ROSE MARINA) SIEG was an elementary school teacher and administrator. She served at Ascension, Harvey; St. Albert the Great, Burbank; St. Carthage; and St. Jude Thaddeus. She now assists in the operations of the Dominican Adult Literacy Center in Detroit, Michigan.

SISER ANNELIESE (CECILIA) SINNOT, from St. Francis de Paula Parish, taught in the primary grades and in college and graduate school. She served at St. Kevin, St. Philip Neri, St. Denis and Aquinas Dominican High School. She is a professor at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit.

SISTER MARILYN ULLINE was a teacher, campus minister and pastoral associate, and she worked to help older adults understand investments. She served on Chicago’s South Side with the formation of Corpus Christi Parish. She helps invalid and ill sisters in Adrian, Michigan.

SISTER KATHLEEN WATERS, from St. Joachim Parish, taught elementary school for 50 years. She served at St. Joseph, Homewood; St. Tarcissus; Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; and St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She volunteers helping others in need in the Prospect Heights area.

50 YEARS

SISTER ETHEL DETZ taught for 38 years in Chicago archdiocesan schools and started three preschools in parishes. She served as a spiritual director, conducting day and weekend retreats, and was a supervisor and teacher at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership. She now is the program director for the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center, Niskayuna, New York.

SISTER SUSAN GARDNER, a Chicago native, taught religious education and ministered to Native American and First Nation communities. She served at St. Nicholas of Tolentine; Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; Our Lady of the Brook, Northbrook and St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling. She is the pastoral administrator, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, and director of the Native American Apostolate in Gaylord, Michigan.

SISTER PATRICIA LEONARD was a finance director, high school counselor and social worker. She served at St. Leonard’s Ministries and Maria High School. She now is the associate director, St. Ann Place, West Palm Beach, Florida.

60 YEARS

SISTER HELEN CAHILL was an adjunct faculty member at Catholic Theological Union and now is the spiritual director at Claret Center, Chicago.

SISTER JOAN MONICA McGUIRE served in ecumenical and interreligious relations and education. She served at St. Michael, Orland Park; at Longwood Academy of Our Lady; and was the director at the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Archdiocese of Chicago. She now does community service at the St. Catharine Motherhouse, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

SISTER GRACE SIMMS was a pastoral minister who served at St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, and was a personnel director. She now does community service at St. Catharine Motherhouse, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

60 YEARS

SISTER REGINA MARIE BERNET worked in education, school and congregational administration, counseling, art therapy and spirituality classes and is an author. She served at St. Walter; St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; Our Lady of Grace; in Elgin, Algonquin, Aurora, Irwin and Springfield, Illinois, where she also was mid-state director for the Rainbows for All God’s Children program; and in Decatur, Illinois where she now leads classes in art therapy for incarcerated women at the Lincoln and Decatur Correctional Center and conducts a Monastery of the Heart class at the Decatur facility. She also co-teaches spirituality classes to retired sisters at the motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield..

SISTER MARY ANCILLA CAULFIELD, from St. Edward Parish, was a teacher, school administrator, director of religious education, English as a second language teacher, pastoral associate and parish life coordinator. She served at the Dominican Literacy Center, Melrose Park; Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Aurora, Peoria, Odell, Sainte Marie, Macon, Mattoon, Moweaqua, Assumption, Sterling, Quincy, Jerseyville and Granite City, Illinois. She now tutors women in the ESL program at the Dominican Literacy Center, Aurora.

SISTER MARY VIRGINIA DERHAKE taught school and religious education and was a tutor in English as a second language programs. She served at the Dominican literacy program at Holy Angels School; at St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; and in Aurora, Springfield, Quincy, Carlinville, Hillsboro and East Moline, Illinois. She lives in retirement at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, where she does prayer ministry.

SISTER CAROLE DITTRICH taught primary grades, and was a musician, sacristan and driver. She served at Our Lady of Grace; St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; St. Walter; and in Springfield, Quincy, Jerseyville, Decatur, Carrolton and Paris, Illinois. She is a sacristan at the Springfield motherhouse, drives sisters to appointments and does volunteer work for her community.

SISTER MARISTELLA DUNLAVY, from Our Lady of Grace Parish, was an administrator and teacher in elementary schools, was codirector of education for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield and the calligrapher for the Illinois State Senate and the House of Representatives. She served at St. Christina; St. John Bosco; and in Springfield, Aurora and Irwin, Illinois; and in Iowa. She now lives at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, where she serves as sacristan and has a prayer card ministry.

SISTER MARIA ECK was a teacher, school administrator, guidance counselor and college registrar. She served at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson; St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; and in Sherman, Springfield and Aurora, Illinois. She volunteers at the Dominican Sisters of Springfield’s motherhouse, Sacred Heart Convent.

SISTER MARY (MARY MYSTICA) GIANINI taught and worked in religious education and with the Benincasa Ministries. She served at Our Lady of Grace; St. John Bosco; St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park; and in Riverton, Jacksonville, Bethalto, Arcola, Hillsboro, Granite City, Odell and Springfield, Illinois, where she now does prayer ministry. She also worked in California.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ZACHARY SERGEENA, from St. Sylvester Parish, was a teacher, school administrator and social services worker. She served at St. Edward Rectory; Misericordia; Dominican Literacy Center, Melrose Park; Our Lady of Victory; St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood; Our Lady of Grace; and in Bethalto, Hardin, Maryville, Granite City, Hardin and Springfield, Illinois. She now works as a receptionist at St. Edward Rectory and volunteers at Misericordia and at the Dominican Literacy Center, Melrose Park.

25 YEARS

SISTER TERESA MARRON has worked in campus ministry and as a vocation director. She worked in Rantoul, Illinois, and Louisiana. For the past 21 years, she served as a campus minister at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, where she recently directed her 100th Kairos retreat for students.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARIAN (MARIE JULIA) McCARTHY, from St. Bartholomew Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Thomas the Apostle; was a curriculum consultant for the archdiocesan Office of Education; program assistant at the Center for Development of Ministry, Mundelein; associate director and director at the Christian Meditation Center, Roselle, Illinois; did family care in Schaumburg; and also ministered in Minnesota, Montana, California, Wisconsin, Colorado and Washington. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARIE CELESTE GATTI worked in teaching and school and congregational administration. She served at St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Brendan; Trinity High School, River Forest; in Freeport and Bloomington, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, California and Washington. She volunteers as coordinator of the Partners in Prayer ministry and lives in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

60 YEARS

SISTER LUCILLE (MAURICIO) GARDNER worked in teaching, educational administration and parish ministry, specializing in death, dying and grief. She served at Visitation; St. Barnabas; St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School, Lemont; in Bloomington, Illinois; and in New Jersey, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas, where she was a consolation minister at St. Matthew Parish, San Antonio, and continues to volunteer there.

SISTER MARY ELLEN (MARY JARED) RAINS was a teacher, pastoral minister and family caregiver. She served at Visitation; Immaculate Conception, Waukegan; St. Sabina; St. Giles, Oak Park; and in Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming and Washington, D.C. She has served at the Sinsinawa motherhouse as a family caregiver since 2005.

SISTER PHILIP MARY REILLY taught Spanish at the high school and university levels. She served as associate professor of Spanish at Dominican University, River Forest, and in Wisconsin. She lives in community.

SISTER JESSICA ALACK was a teacher and administrative assistant. She served at Visitation High School; Trinity High School, River Forest; Queen of Peace, Burbank; and in Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin. She lives in community at the Sinsinawa motherhouse.

SISTER LYNN (TOMASO) WELSH worked in education and congregational and school administration. She served as provincial councilor for the Eastern Province; and at St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Luke, River Forest; Immaculate Conception (North Park Avenue); Most Holy Redeemer, Evergreen Park; and in Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Idaho, Michigan and Florida, where she is living in community in Fort Myers.

SISTER COLLETTE MARY (AQUINO) WHITE worked in congregational and organizational administration and teaching. She served at St. Thomas the Apostle; Our Lady of the Westside; St. Cyprian, River Grove; St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Domitilla, Hillside; Divine Providence, Westchester; Unity Catholic High School; St. Edmund, Oak Park; Austin Career Education Center; the outpatient pharmacy at Edward Hines VA Hospital, Hines; and in Denver, Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas and Wyoming. She also was the vicaress provincial for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation Easter Province. She now ministers as regulatory coordinator at Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood.

SISTER JAN BRYNDA, from Visitation Parish, was a teacher, academic advisor, supervisor and pastoral minister. She served at St. Jane de Chantal; St. Benedict, Blue Island; the school of education at Dominican University, River Forest; and in Wisconsin and Indiana. She now volunteers at the Mary Nona McGreal, OP, Center for Dominican Historical Studies, River Forest.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET (BENET) McGUIRK was a director of religious education and congregational leader and worked in social services and teaching. She served at St. Pius; in New York, Maryland, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and since 2007 has served as parish administrator and executive director of Centro Guadalupano, the parish outreach program, at Holy Rosary Parish, Minneapolis.

SISTER NORA (CYRIL) SCHAEFER, from St. Edmund Parish, Oak Park, worked in teaching, school administration, adult faith formation and campus and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn, and in Colorado, California and Wisconsin. She lives in community in Chicago.

SISTER ZITA SIMON ministered in teaching, school administration, pastoral ministry and culinary work. She served at Queen of Peace Convent, Burbank; St. Brendan; St. Sabina; and in Oklahoma, Alaska, Nebraska and Wisconsin, where she has served as pastoral minister at Good Shepherd Parish, Madison, since 2006.

85 YEARS

SISTER HILARION GROCHOWSKI worked in education, school administration, supportive service and prayer ministry. She served at St. Mary Magdalene; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Hedwig; St. John of God; SS. Peter and Paul; in the Joliet and Peoria, Illinois dioceses; and in Wisconsin, Alabama and Minnesota. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY ALPHONSETTA HANEMAN, from St. Salomea Parish, was an educator, music teacher, organist and campus and prayer minister. She served at St. James; Holy Innocents; St. Joseph High School; Sacred Heart; Good Counsel High School; Montay College; at Mother of Good Counsel Province; in the Belleville, Illinois, diocese; and in Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY CHRISTELLA BUTRYMOWICZ worked in education, as a formation director, in provincial administration, and for the International Cord Rosary and prayer ministry. She served at Good Shepherd; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Wenceslaus; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. James; and in formation and provincial administration at Mother of Good Counsel Province. She now is involved in International Cord Rosary and prayer ministries at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER MARY IMELDIS LUBASH, from Our Lady of Victory Parish, worked in education, supportive services and prayer ministry. She served at St. Helen; St. Mary Magdalene; Holy Rosary; St. Joseph; St. Stanislaus; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Damian, Oak Forest; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; Incarnation, Palos Heights; Our Lady of the Angels Convent; in the Joliet and Peoria, Illinois, dioceses; and in Brazil. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER MARY GEORGIA MALESKI worked in education, school administration, supportive services, as a financial office assistant and in prayer ministry. She served at St. Bruno; SS. Peter and Paul; St. James; Holy Innocents; St. Joseph; St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; Felician Services, Inc.; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY AGNES LANDOWSKI worked in education, elder care and as a pastoral assistant. She served at Holy

Innocents; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. Turibius; Sacred Heart; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Mary Magdalene; Our Lady of Ransom and St. Andrew Home, Niles; St. Joseph; and at several places in Wisconsin. She now is the mission awareness coordinator and enrichment assistant, Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

SISTER MARY JOSETTA PRONDZINSKI worked in education, art therapy and instruction and as a librarian. She served at St. Joseph; Good Shepherd; St. Wenceslaus; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. Joseph High School; United Stand; Good Counsel High School; CICS Northtown Academy; St. Ferdinand; in the Peoria, Illinois, diocese; and in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Alabama. She is an art instructor, Portage Park Senior Center.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY MICHAEL GURGONE, from Queen of All Saints Parish, worked in education, mission integration and pastoral care. She served at St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. Stanislaus, Posen; and at schools in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese. She does mission integration as an assistant and is a pastoral care assistant at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Centralia, Illinois.

SISTER MARY SAMUEL HOLOWACZ, from St. Joseph Parish, worked in education, as a receptionist and as director of the International Cord Rosary. She served most of her ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where she was a kindergarten teacher at a day care center and at the Child Development Center of St. Joseph. She now is at Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

SISTER MARY LAUREN LAPINSKI, from St. Bartholomew Parish, worked in education and as a high school counselor, vocation director, pastoral minister, director of religious education and work in the finance office. She served at St. Bruno; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; Good Counsel High School; former Mother of Good Counsel Province. She now works in the finance office; does formation ministry as the co-director of Pre-Tertians; and also does vocation ministry for the Felician Sisters of North America.

SISTER MARY ROBERTA MOSER worked in education, pastoral care, religious education and mission effectiveness and integration. She served at St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; St. Wenceslaus; Good Counsel High School; St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, Illinois; in the Belleville, Illinois, diocese and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She now is a mission leader, Villa St. Francis, Milwaukee.

SISTER MARY ANNELLE PASZYNA, from St. Simon the Apostle Parish, worked as an occupational therapist and with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Metropolitan Tribunal as a clerical assistant. She served at Our Lady of Good Counsel Care Center; Marian Care Center; as an advocate and auditor, Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Chicago; and in Wisconsin.

75 YEARS

SISTER M. INNOCENCE MILLS worked in domestic and food service. She served at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary and Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, and in LaSalle, Illinois. She is retired at St. Francis Wood, Frankfort.

50 YEARS

SISTER JUDITH PLUMB has worked at education, administration and accounting. She served at the Cenacle Retreat House and in congregational administration. She worked in Indiana and now is the membership coordinator, 8th Day Center for Justice.

85 YEARS

SISTER M. CECILIA ADAMIC was a teacher, administrator, religious educator, and community leader. She worked in formation work and business, and as a eucharistic minister and care-giver. She served at Sacred Heart (East 96th Street); St. Stephen; Marian Hall, Alvernia Manor, Mount Assisi and St. Joseph Convent, Lemont. She also served in Joliet, Illinois; Pennsylvania and Kansas.

70 YEARS

SISTER M. CLEMENT KORENIC worked in teaching, school administration, business, community leadership and administration, care of orphans, and as sacristan, trainer of altar servers and hospital chaplain. She served at St. George (95th Street & Ewing Avenue); Sacred Heart (East 96th Street); Mount Assisi Academy and Alvernia Manor, Lemont; Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village; La Grange Hospital; in Joliet, Illinois; and in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kansas and Wisconsin. She is retired at St. Joseph Convent, Lemont.

SISTER M. THOMASINE NOVAKOVICH, from Sacred Heart Parish (East 96th Street) was a teacher; principal; administrator; provincial councilor; director of religious education; comptroller; community leader; moderator of student council, parents club and debate; sacristan; and trainer of altar servers. She served at St. George (95th Street and Ewing Avenue); Sacred Heart (East 96th Street); St. Stephen; Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont; in Bolingbrook and Joliet, Illinois; and in Ohio. She is semi-retired at St. Joseph Convent, Lemont, where she helps with accounting and other computer tasks.

SISTER M. CONRAD STARESINCIC was a teacher, school principal, sacristan, religious educator, trainer of altar servers, provincial superior and general councilor in Rome, eucharistic minister and visitor to shut-ins. She served at St. Stephen; in Joliet, Illinois; Kansas; and Pennsylvania. She is retired at St. Joseph Convent, Lemont.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. ANNA RAGUZ did domestic service, nursing care and prayer. She served at Lemont’s Alvernia Manor (Marian Hall), St. Joseph Infirmary and Mount Assisi Convent and in Rome and Grottaferrata, Italy. She is retired at St. Joseph Convent, Lemont.

80 YEARS

SISTER ROSE (CORDINE) MACK worked in health care, homemaking, child care and as a volunteer. She served at St. Martin Convent; St. Joseph Convent, Wilmette; Immaculate Conception Convent; St. Nicholas Convent; St. Benedict Home; American Hospital; Thorek Medical Center; and in Wisconsin, Michigan and Nebraska. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY HELEN (WALTER) BISSEN worked in religious education, as a teacher, sacristan, altar server and trainer, eucharistic minister and choir member. She served at St. Joseph, Summit; St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview; and in Mississippi and New York. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

SISTER KATHERINE MARY (LAVERNA) KRAMER, a Chicago native, worked in education, administration, ministering to the sick and as a volunteer. She served at St. Joseph, Wilmette; St. Clara; St. Joseph, Waukegan; St. Mary, Buffalo Grove; in McHenry, Johnsburg and Westville, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

SISTER ANTOINETTE (AVERIL) SCHREIBER worked in education, tutoring and administration. She served at St. Maurice and in Roselle, Bloomingdale, Joliet, McHenry and Aurora, Illinois. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

70 YEARS

SISTER ELLINDA LEICHTFELD, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal and administrator. She served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview; St. James, Arlington Heights; in Aurora, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

SISTER MARY ALMA MAYER was a teacher, religious education coordinator and sacristan. She served at St. Martin; St. Matthias and in Wisconsin, where she is a sacristan at St. Joseph Center, Milwaukee.

SISTER ALICE (JEAN MARIE) NYTES was a teacher, religious education director, office manager, customer service receptionist, administrative assistant and congregational leader. She served at St. Joseph, Wilmette; St. Nicholas; St. Bernardine, Forest Park; St. James, Arlington Heights; St. Joseph, Summit; St. Dionysius, Cicero; St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Mary, Des Plaines; St. Dismas, Waukegan; Friends of the Children; Harris banks in Wilmette and Winnetka; and in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

SISTER HELEN (LEONELLE) WAGNER was a teacher, guidance counselor, English as a second language teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Bernardine, Forest Park; St. Benedict High School; and in Indiana and Wisconsin, where she does ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

60 YEARS

SISTER FRANCES (MARGARET ANN) CUNNINGHAM, a Chicago native, was a teacher, congregational leader, administrator, school principal and coordinator of parish relations. She served at St. Beatrice, Schiller Park; Immaculate Conception; and in the public relations office of the Holy Name Province for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Chicago and in Wisconsin, where she now is a part-time coordinator of parish relations for Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

SISTER LYNMARY (LAUDITTA) EHRGOTT, a Chicago native, worked in education and music and as an organist. She served at St. Philomena; St. Fidelis; St. Monica; Our Lady of Hope, Rosemont; in Wheaton and Aurora, Illinois; and in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She teaches piano in the Chicago area.

SISTER ELAINE (PAUL FRANCIS) GREMMINGER worked in health care, education, administration, congregational leadership and child care. She served at the College of Lake County, Grayslake; in Peoria and Aurora, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, where she does ministry of prayer and presence, Milwaukee.

SISTER LAURETTA (ELISE ANN) LEIPZIP, a Chicago native, worked in education, pastoral ministry and adult education. She has served at St. Maria Goretti, Schiller Park; St. Anne, Barrington; and in Wisconsin. She is a teacher and pastoral associate at St. Anne Parish, Barrington.

SISTER VINCENTIUS MUSZYNSKI was a homemaker, receptionist and sacristan. She served at St. Bernardine, Forest Park; St. Peter Convent, Skokie; St. Alphonsus, Lemont; St. Maria Addolorata; St. Nicholas, Evanston; Blessed Agnes Convent; Our Lady of Victory Convent; St. Matthias Convent; and St. Priscilla Convent. She does ministry of prayer and presence.

SISTER DOROTHY (MARIE DE MONTFORT) PARSONS worked in education and as a receptionist and tutor. She served at Holy Angels and in McHenry and Johnsburg, Illinois, and in Wisconsin. She now serves at ComfortKeepers in Milwaukee.

SISTER CHARLOTTE (CHARLES BORROMEO) SCHUELE, a Chicago native, worked in education and administration and as a principal, chaplain and musician. She served at St. James, Arlington Heights; St. Philomena; St. Bernardine, Forest Park; St. Joseph, Summit; and in Nebraska and Wisconsin. She does pastoral care at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee.

SISTER JOHANNA (ROLANDA) TREML worked in food service, education and homemaking. She served at St. Benedict Convent, Santa Maria Addolorata Convent, Alvernia High School and at the Search Development Center, Northbrook. She is a volunteer at St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park.

50 YEARS

SISTER MAUREEN (MAUREEN THERESE) DURKIN has worked in health care, nursing, administration and as a librarian. She served at St. Joseph Home; St. Joseph Village; Hospice of Illinois; Maxim Health Care Services, Des Plaines; and in Wisconsin, where she is the coordinator of nursing service for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee.

SISTER CATHERINE M. RYAN has worked in law, administration and provincial leadership. She has served in Illinois, dedicated to the protection and guidance of children in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office- Juvenile Justice Bureau; in private law practice for Ryan and Miller P.C. and Ryan, Miller and Trafelet, P.C.; and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview. She is the executive director of Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, and treasurer of the School Sisters of St. Francis Generalate, Milwaukee.

70 YEARS

SISTER FRANCIS BURKE was a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; St. Francis de Paula; and at St. Kieran, Chicago Heights. She is retired in Clinton, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER IDA GREEN was a teacher and nursing educator. She served at St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; and as a nursing clinical instructor, professor and department chair at Prairie State College, Chicago Heights. She now is a professor emerita, Prairie State College, and Sojourner Relationship Coordinator for Sisters of St. Francis. She lives in Tinley Park.

SISTER MARCELLA MARIE NARLOCK, from St. Francis de Paula Parish, has been a teacher, administrator and speech/language pathologist. She served at St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; and in Clinton, Iowa, where she is a speech/language pathologist at Providence Therapy Services.

70 YEARS

SISTER DOLORES KOZA, from St. Salomea Parish, worked in education and provincial leadership and was a pastoral associate, director of religious education and a treasurer. She served at Lourdes High School, Immaculata Congregational Home, St. Leo the Great Parish and Our Lady of the Snows. She is retired at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

60 YEARS

SISTER CLAUDIA JANIAK, from St. Mary of Chestochowa Parish, Cicero, was a teacher and pastoral minister. She served at St. John Chrysostom, Bellwood, and St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood, as well as in other Illinois towns. She is retired in Carol Stream, Illinois.

SISTER LILIAN KIPIECE, from St. Salomea Parish, was a housekeeper and dietician. She served at Lourdes Convent; St. Mary of Perpetual Help; St. Barbara; Immaculate Conception, Bartlett; and at the Bartlett Learning Center. She is retired at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

SISTER MARCELLA NOWAKOWSKI, from Immaculate Conception Parish, was a teacher, principal and pastoral associate. She served at St. Roman; St. John Chrysostom, Bellwood; St. Fidelis; St. Constance; St. Cecilia, Mount Prospect; St. Symphorosa; and St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Cathedral, where she now is the church secretary.

SISTER STEPHANIE OSTROWSKI, a Chicago native from St. Blase Parish, Argo, was a teacher, principal, provincial leader and apartment program director/manager. She served at Immaculate Conception; St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood; Immaculata Congregational Home, Bartlett; and at the Senate and Prete Apartments, Chicago. She is retired at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

75 YEARS

SISTER M. ALMA BAK, whose home parishes were Holy Innocents and St. Francis, taught at St. Adalbert and St. Andrew, Calumet City. She is retired and does prayer ministry at Nazarethville, Des Plaines.

70 YEARS

SISTER M. HYACINTH ZAWALINSKI, from St. Wenceslaus Parish, was an elementary school teacher and worked in the provincialate and as a sacristan. She served at St. Michael the Archangel, St. Ladislaus, St. Hedwig, St. Camillus, the St. Josaphat Learning Center and did dining room support. She is retired and does prayer ministry in Nazarethville, Des Plaines.

60 YEARS

SISTER MICHAELIE KWIT, from St. Ann Parish, worked in teaching, finance and administration. She served at St. Emily, Mount Prospect; was an auditor and assistant administrator at Holy Family Hospital and Health Center, Des Plaines; did central billing at Resurrection Health Center; and was the parish secretary and now is the finance director at St. Ladislaus Parish.

SISTER LUCILLE MADURA, from St. Ann Parish, was a pharmacist, nursing home director and provincial superior. She served at Holy Family Hospital and Nazarethville, Des Plaines; St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital; and in Texas. She is retired and does parttime archive work in Des Plaines.

50 YEARS

SISTER CLARE MARIE KOZICKI, from St. Helen Parish, taught elementary and high school and worked in province administration and development. She served at St. Ann elementary and high school; St. Barbara High School; was provincial secretary at the Generalate in Rome; was director of development, Sacred Heart Province; and director of Holy Family Province. She is the assistant director of the provincial development office for the midwest and southwest areas, Des Plaines.

SISTER MARY LUKE LISS, from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, was a teacher, principal and administrator. She served at St. Hyacinth; St. Casimir; St. Margaret Mary; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; St. Francis de Sales, Lake Zurich; was director of volunteers at Holy Family Health Center and later a receptionist there; and worked as an administrative and activities assistant at Holy Family Nursing and Rehabilitation, Des Plaines, where she now gives general support to the provincialate.

25 YEARS

SISTER JOANNA FILIP has worked in teaching and pastoral care. She earned her clinical pastoral education certificate at Resurrection Health Care and later was a member of the pastoral care staff there. She taught religion in Poland’s public schools and now is the director of Holy Family School in Haifa, Israel.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY JANE LUSSON taught primary grades and religious education and did pastoral work. She served at St. Norbert, Northbrook; in Pennsylvania and in Papua New Guinea for 46 years. She is retired at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.

65 YEARS

SISER MARIA ELISABETH KLODT was a hospital pharmacist supervisor and teacher and she did pastoral work and social ministries. She served at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, and in New York and Mississippi. She is retired at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.

SISTER MARY PARDY worked in education, administration, at an adult learning center, as a director of religious education, teaching English as a second language and in congregational leadership in. She served at St. David; St. George; St. Mary; Bridgeport Inter-Parish Religious Education program; in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Missouri and Antigua, West Indies. She is retired at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.

50 YEARS

SISTER ROSE THERESE LOUISE NOLTA worked in education; justice, peace and integrity of creation ministry, pastoral ministry, formation, and congregational leadership. She served in vocation ministry; was pre-novitiate director and justice and peace coordinator, Waukegan; a local leader, province councilor, pre-novitiate and novitiate director, Rogers Park; and general councilor in Rome. She also served in New York, Pennsylvania and Ghana. She now is the justice and peace coordinator and does pastoral ministry at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.

SISTER VERONICA MARIE MIKKELSEN, a Chicago native from St. Norbert Parish, Northbrook, worked in radiology, nuclear medicine and health care imaging and various other ministries. She served at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield and St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan. She now does various ministries at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.

25 YEARS

SISTER ELWIRA DZIUK WORKED in parish and social services, Holy Spirit Missionary Association, congregational leadership and vocations. She served as the justice and peace coordinator for Project Irene and the 8th Day Center, Rogers Park; was the Holy Spirit Missionary Association coordinator; and now is the assistant provincial leader, Northfield, at the Convent of the Holy Spirit.

80 YEARS

SISTER BONAVENTURE HILL, from St. Bonaventure Parish, was a teacher and administrator at Chicago archdiocesan elementary schools and at some in the western suburbs. She does ministry of prayer in La Grange Park.

75 YEARS

SISTER THOMAS AGNES KING, from St. Bonaventure Parish, taught and served as principal at St. Bonaventure; St. Joseph Academy and St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Melrose Park; St. Leonard, Berwyn; Divine Infant, Westchester; and St. John Fisher. She also served in parish food pantries and counseled clients. She is retired in Hodgkins.

SISTER EILEEN SULLIVAN, from St. Andrew Parish, taught various grades and was a principal at Chicago archdiocesan schools in the western suburbs; served as a secretary in the pastoral care department of Columbus Hospital; was a receptionist at St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange and in the congregation’s development department; served as a volunteer tutor of English as a second language in the congregation’s School on Wheels program; and was a eucharistic minister for residents in the retirement complex adjoining the sisters’ LaGrange Park center. She now does support services in LaGrange Park.

60 YEARS

SISTER SHARON JAKICIC, from St. Bonaventure Parish, taught, was a principal and did congregational service. She served at St. Anthony and Chicago archdiocesan schools in the western suburbs; worked with her congregation’s treasurer and secretary and served in Mississippi. She is on the staff of the congregation’s Ministry of the Arts, La Grange Park.

SISTER LORRAINE MARK taught, did formation work and developed the Christ in the Wilderness Retreat Center in northwest Illinois. She also served at St. Paul High School. She does ministry of prayer at Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER DOROTHY RANDALL taught and worked as a principal and congregational leader. She served at St. Cletus, La Grange, and at other parishes in the Chicago and La Grange area. She now is the director of Community Life and Services, Downers Grove.

SISTER MARY SOUTHARD, from Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Cicero, has been a teacher, worked in formation and has been an artist and spirituality advocate. She served at local parish elementary schools and Nazareth Academy, La Grange Park; was a formation director and co-founded the congregation’s first retreat and conference center, the Christian Life Center; and works as an artist for the congregation’s Ministry of the Arts in La Grange Park. She also develops retreats and programs teaching spirituality and creativity courses for the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago; was involved in the archdiocesan Committee for Arts and Worship and co-founded SpiritEarth, a center for ecology. She also served in California and Massachusetts.

SISTER MARLENE SCHEMMEL, from St. Francis Xavier Parish, LaGrange, was a teacher and school administrator and did pastoral work. She established a spirituality center and mission opportunities in the United States, Central and South America and Haiti. She served at archdiocesan schools including St. Hugh, Lyons; at the Alexine Learning Center; and in congregational administration. She lives in Brookfield.

50 YEARS

SISTER JACKIE SCHMIDT, from St. Margaret Mary Parish, was a teacher, principal, guidance counselor, campus minister and director of activities at Nazareth Academy, La Grange Park; and served at the congregation’s Alexine Learning Center; St. John Fisher and in Louisiana. She now is the programs and facilities director for The Well Spirituality Center, La Grange Park.

25 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN BRAZDA from St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish, Cicero, taught in inner-city Catholic schools; was a pastoral associate at Notre Dame de Chicago; co-founded Taller de Jose (Joseph’s Workshop), a ministry of presence offering staff to assist primarily immigrant people in finding the legal, medical and social services they need and accompany them through the processes. She now is on a sabbatical.

75 YEARS

SISTER LAURITA SAUNDERS, a Chicago native, was a principal, parish minister, religious education coordinator and community leaders. She served at St. Raphael; St. Elizabeth; Holy Trinity; St. Theresa, Palatine; Sacred Heart, Palos Park; St. Ita; St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling; St. Mary, Evanston; Pope John XXIII, Evanston; Sisters of the Living Word Center, Arlington Heights; St. Juliana; and in Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota. She lives at the Resurrection Life Center.

60 YEARS

SISTER VIANNEY MOORE, a Chicago native, worked in elementary education and as a secretary, director of religious education, parish minister and pastoral associate. She served at St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Alphonsus, Prospect Heights; St. Aloysius; Holy Trinity; and in Minnesota, Louisiana, Alabama and Iowa. She now works at Our Lady of Guadalupe, New Orleans.

SISTER M. FIDELIS ROLFES was a teacher, chaplain and nursing assistant. She served at St. Aloysius; St. Gregory; St. Joseph Hospital; Edgewater Hospital; Resurrection Pavillion, Park Ridge; and in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Louisiana. She is retired and does volunteer ministry in the Des Plaines area.

50 YEARS

SISTER RUTH PLATTE worked in education, administration, adult formation, congregational leadership and work as a director of religious education and pastoral associate. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; Holy Trinity; St. Margaret Mary; Catholic Charities, Calumet Park; Sisters of the Living Word community development, Arlington Heights; in Chillicothe, Illinois; and in Michigan, Minnesota, Florida and Louisiana. She now is director of religious education, Catholic Community of St. Paul, Leesburg, Florida.

SISTER GEORGENE SCHUMACHER worked in teaching, administration and congregational leadership. She served at St. Gregory High School; was Chicago director of Prologue, Inc.; did adult education at the SLW Center, was director of the SLW’s prenovitiate and temporary professed; was a member of the SLW leadership team in Arlington Heights; and worked in Louisiana, Iowa, Michigan and Texas. She now serves with MERS/Goodwill, supervising intellectually challenged youth develop job skills and find entry level work in St. Louis.

SISTER RITA WORM worked in elementary and religious education, school administration and congregational leadership. She served at St. Gregory; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; as a member of the SLW leadership team, Arlington Heights; and in Louisiana and Minnesota. She does pastoral ministry at St. Peter Parish, Richfield, Minnesota.

50 YEARS

SISTER EUNICE CUDZEWICZ, from St. Roman Parish, was a nurse, leader of her congregation and project director; and she worked in communications, formation, public health, liturgy preparation and liturgical dance. She served at Management Design, Inc., and in Georgia and Pennsylvania. She is her community’s internal communications coordinator in Philadelphia.

70 YEARS

SISTER FRANCESCA McGARRY ministered in social work, immigration ministry and homeless outreach, as well as serving as an English as a second language teacher and social justice volunteer. She works with Chicago’s Julia Center and the Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants.

60 YEARS

SISTER JEANETTE HALBACH served in religious education, social justice work and congregational and immigration ministry. She now serves with Chicago’s Julia Center and the Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants.

80 YEARS

SISTER ANN REGINA DOBEL was an educator, administrator, parish minister and BVM regional representative. She served at Our Lady Help of Christians, Annunciation and in Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Colorado and Arizona. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER FRANCES (FRANCISCUS) DOLAN was an educator, musician and music liturgy coordinator. She served at Carmel High School, Mundelein; Loyola University; and in California, Missouri and Wisconsin.

75 YEARS

SISTER JOHN THOMAS HACKETT was an educator, administrator and volunteer. She served at Holy Family, St. Thomas of Canterbury, Holy Name and in Montana, Minnesota, Washington and Iowa. She is retired at Mount Carmel Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER HELEN (PAULITA) KERRIGAN was an educator and artist. She served at St. Jerome, Mundelein College and in New York, Iowa, California and Missouri. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GRACITA DALY was an educator, administrator, patient representative, parish minister and volunteer. She served at St. Odilo, Berwyn; Blessed Sacrament; Holy Family; in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, New York and Indiana. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ANITA THERESE HAYES was an educator, administrator, archivist, historian, curator and in congregational leadership. She served at Blessed Sacrament, was the Illinois BVM regional representative and worked in Iowa and California. She continues to volunteer as an archives/researcher at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MONICA M. (ST. REGINALD) LOWRY worked in education and administration. She served at St. Dominic and in Iowa, California, Montana and Washington. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER (ST.) GERALDINE MOORMAN was an educator, administrator, congregational leader, novice mistress, parish secretary and parish minister. She served at St. Vincent; Our Lady of Angels; Annunciation, St. Bartholomew; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and in New York and Iowa. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CONCETTA NABA worked in education and nursing and with the elderly. She served at St. Ferdinand; St. Jerome; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; St. Eulalia, Maywood; and in Iowa and Arizona. She is retired at the Mount Carmel Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER VIRGINIA (JUSTINIAN) McCAFFREY was an educator, administrator, congregational leader, parish minister and library and school staff member. She served at St. Vincent and in California and Arizona and now is retired at Mount Carmel Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CLAIRE MARIE (CLARENE) McLEVY was an educator at Our Lady of Angels and in Missouri and California. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CARMELINA MEYERS, an Evanston native from St. Margaret Mary Parish, was an educator and youth and campus minister. She served at St. Dorothy; St. Ferdinand; Madonna High School; St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and in New York. She is retired at Mount Carmel Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JUDITH SHEAHAN, an Oak Park native from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, was an educator, principal, school administrator and congregational leader. She served at St. Eulalia, Maywood; and in Iowa, Wyoming, California and Minnesota. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PAULINA SULLIVAN was an educator who served at St. Thomas of Canterbury; Our Lady of Lourdes; in Rock Island, Illinois; and in Iowa and Wisconsin. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARIE C. (JANE FRANCES) FITZPATRICK, a Chicago native, was an educator, school administrator, director of religious education, parish minister and psychotherapist. She served at St. Charles; in Aurora, Illinois; and in New York, Iowa, South Dakota and Colorado. She is retired at Mount Carmel Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY VIVINA was an educator, administrator, principal, pastoral care provider and parish minister. She served at St. Vincent; in Rock Island and Pontiac, Illinois; and in Iowa, Washington, Kansas and Wisconsin. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER KATHLEEN (PATRICK LOUIS) DOHERTY was an educator, staff secretary and coordinator/treasurer at St. Mary High School. She served at St. Jerome and Holy Family and in New York and Iowa. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY JOHNELLEN GARRITY, from St. Andrew Parish, was an educator at St. Charles, St. Mary High School, Immaculata High School, Madonna High School and in New York, Iowa and Kansas. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY ADELE HENNEBERRY, from St. Ita Parish, was an educator, administrator, apartment house manager, congregational leader and music/liturgy minister. She served at St. Callistus; Immaculata High School; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and in Iowa, New York, Wisconsin and California. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY THERESE (JOSELYN) PFEIFER was an educator and school administrator. She served at St. Vincent, Presentation and in Missouri. She is retired at Mount Carmel Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER RICHARD ANN QUILTER, from Our Lady of Angels Parish, was an educator and served at St. Vincent, Our Lady of Angels and in Wisconsin, Iowa and California. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY CHRISTINE (CHRISTOPHIL) ATHANS was an educator in elementary and high school, college faculty member and administrator. She served at St. Eugene; in Champaign, Illinois; and in Minnesota and Arizona. She is a part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies.

SISTER LAVERNE (THERESELLE) DOLPHIN dedicated her religious life to work as an educator, administrator, pastoral and prison ministry, and adult and literacy education. She served at St. Tarcissus; St. Eugene; in Joliet, Illinois and in Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi and Louisiana. She now volunteers at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER FLORENCE MARY (FLORETTA) HEFLIN, from St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Oak Park, was an educator, principal, administrator, adult educator, congregational leader and outreach minister. She served at St. Peter, Antioch; Holy Family; and in Missouri, California, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Mississippi Missouri, Alabama and Iowa, where she continues volunteer work at Mount Carmel in Dubuque.

SISTER JEANNE MARY MILLER was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Odilo, Berwyn; Holy Name; and in Hawaii, Iowa and California. She volunteers in Iowa City, Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA (FREDERICK MARY) NOLAN was an educator and served at Immaculata High School and in Iowa, where she taught at Clarke University and volunteers at the Roberta Kuhn Center at Mount Carmel.

SISTER MARCELLA (EUGENIA) O’ROURKE, from St. Brendan Parish, was an educator, counselor and pastoral associate. She served at Cathedral High School; Our Lady of the Ridge, Chicago Ridge; Women’s Center, Evergreen Park; in East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois; and in Kansas, Hawaii and Montana. She is retired at the community’s motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER DONNA (BLANCHE) SCHAUF was an educator, administrator, pastoral associate, minister to senior citizens and family support aide. She served at St. Callistus and in Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ROSEMARY (ROSE MARY) SURBY, from St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, was an educator, principal, administrator, parish secretary, personnel director and assistant registrar. She served at St. Joseph, Round Lake; St. Odilo, Berwyn; St. Mary, Riverside; St. Xavier University; MacCormac College; and in Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri, Arizona and Ecuador. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER FRANCES (ALBERIC) WOHN was an educator. She served at St. Odilo, Berwyn; Holy Name; Cathedral High School; St. Benedict High School; and in Iowa. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

50 YEARS

SISTER SARAH ANN BRAIG was an educator, nurse’s aide and caregiver. She served at St. Peter, Antioch; and in Oregon, Iowa and Missouri. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER TERI HADRO was an educator, pediatric genetic counselor and administrator. She served at Immaculata High School; Our Lady Help of Christians; University of Illinois, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Children’s Memorial Hospital; was a BVM communications commissioner and Great Lakes regional vice president of the BVM congregational; also served at Southern Illinois University Medical School and in Springfield, Illinois. She now is the president of the BVM congregation in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ANNE MARIE MCKENNA was an educator, administrator, music coordinator and liturgy director. She served at Holy Family and in Oregon, California and New York. She is the music and liturgy director in Palo Alto and Burlingame, California.

25 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN SINCLAIR, a Chicago native, has worked in marketing, sales, development, administration, congregational leadership and as a pastoral associate. She served at Loyola University Press and in Iowa and California. She is the coordinator of student activities at Carmel High School, Mundelein.

60 YEARS

SISTER JEAN MARSDEN, from St. Bernadette Parish, Evergreen Park, has been a nurse, superior of her congregation and a eucharistic minister and did pastoral care. She served at St. Henry, St. Margaret Mary and Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, and in Indiana, Australia and New Zealand. She does prayer ministry in Evergreen Park.

60 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN KELLY served in education; social work; human rights; the welfare of children, adolescents, families and communities; in Christian leadership development; and as a counselor. She served for 20 years at Chicago’s Mujeres Latinas en

Accion, at a women’s shelter there and in social justice issues. She also worked in Nicaragua. She lives at Maryknoll, New York.

75 YEARS

SISTER REGINE FANNING was a teacher, principal, pastoral associate and religious education coordinator. She served at Sacred Heart, Palos Hills; Christ the King; St. Ethelreda; and in Iowa. She is a published author of several books and poems. Her most recent book, “Spirit Script,” was published in May. She lives at Mercy Circle.

SISTER CARMELINE GOEBL taught in Chicago and Libertyville, where she was a director of religious education at St. Joseph Parish for 25 years, as well as in other Illinois towns. She lives in retirement at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

70 YEARS

SISTER ELIZABETH BURNS was a musician, teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Stephen, Des Plaines; St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park; St. Joan of Arc, Skokie; St. Mary, Riverside; and Mother McAuley High School. She followed her years of teaching with a music ministry for assisted living and Alzheimer’s disease facilities. She now lives at Mercy Circle and volunteers with her music.

SISTER MARY AMADEA COLLINS was a teacher and religious educator. She served at St. Xavier University and in many schools in Illinois and Wisconsin and later ministered to the elderly. She now lives at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER BRENDA (M. COLUMBA) FINNEGAN, from St. Gabriel Parish, worked as a teacher, principal, administrator, congregational leader and life care coordinator. She served at Mercy High School, Mercy Manor, Mercy Center Hospital and McAuley Manor and Convent, Aurora. She lives in retirement at Mercy Circle and still volunteers as needed.

SISTER VALERY HEFFNER taught all levels from kindergarten to adult education. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she ministered in social services, housing for senior citizens, pastoral care, federal and state prisons and as resident coordinator of a small parish that was without a priest. She now lives at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER PATRICIA ILLING was a teacher and an archivist for the regional center of the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago. She served at Mount Greenwood Day Care and Mother McAuley High School and in other Illinois and Wisconsin schools. She later worked as an archivist and now lives at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER MARY SEARS taught fifth grade through college and was a eucharistic minister. She served at St. Nicholas, Evanston, and at many other schools in Chicago, McHenry and Ottawa, Illinois, and in Wisconsin; Washington, D.C;. and Arizona. She lives in Sun City, Arizona.

SISTER PAULINA SMALL ministered in elementary education in the dioceses of Chicago; Rockford, Illinois; and Milwaukee. She later served at Mercy Hospital in the Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She is retired at Mercy Circle.

60 YEARS

SISTER BETTY JEAN BISCHEL was an elementary school teacher and a hospice chaplain. After retirement, she volunteered at an adult day center in Wisconsin. She now lives at Mercy Circle.

SISTER MARGARET BRENNAN served in schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago and the dioceses of Rockford, Illinois, and South Bend, Indiana. For the past 15 years, she has been working with homebound students through the La Grange Area Department of Special Education and Elmhurst District 205.

SISTER BETTY CAMPBELL has done nursing, missionary work and pastoral ministry. She served at Mercy Hospital and in Iowa, Peru, Texas and Washington, D.C., where she co-founded the Tabor House. Its purpose is to inform people in the United States about some of the policies in Latin America that negatively affect the poor. She lives in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

SISTER BARBARA CENTNER entered the Mercy Sisters from St. Xavier College. She was an elementary school teacher and principal, health care worker, occupational therapist and patient advocate. She served at Mercy Hospital and in other Illinois and Wisconsin locations. She lives at Mercy Circle.

SISTER CORA FINNANE was a teacher, congregational leader and guidance counselor. She served at Little Flower, St. Clotilde, Lourdes High School, Chicago Regional Center for the Sisters of Mercy and Mother McAuley High School, where she now serves as a substitute teacher. She lives at Mercy Circle.

SISTER MARIE FOX worked in higher education, focusing on the education of women and administration. She served at St. Xavier College and was the director of the Women’s External Degree program at St. Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana. She also was a member of the regional leadership team for the Mercy Sisters in Chicago. She lives at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER MARGIE (THOMAS MARY) KEANE, from St. Angela Parish, was a teacher, religious educator, pastoral minister and administrator. She served at St. Gabriel, St. Rose of Lima, St. Charles Lwanga, Resurrection, St. Thomas Aquinas and in Iowa. She then became director of volunteers at Mercy Hospital and later Mercy Convent, where she was on staff helping retired sisters. She continues as a volunteer at Mercy Circle.

SISTER MONICA KOSTIELNEY worked in education, administration and social justice, particularly in Michigan and with the Michigan Catholic Conference as CEO for 16 years. She now lives at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

SISTER MARIE CLARE KUBIAK worked with elementary and high school students for 40 years. She then joined the staff at Mercy Convent and helped the sisters enjoy their retirement years. She is retired in Matteson.

SISTER EUGENIO PASTORIK worked in general and special education, administration and prison ministry. She served at Misericordia North and in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She volunteers in prison ministry in St. Louis.

SISTER ELLEN MARIE RYAN was an educator and musician. She served at Siena High School, at Mother McCauley High School for more than 30 years and in Wisconsin. Now retired, she volunteers at Mother McCauley High School and at the Network for Mercy Education and in liturgy planning. She lives at Mercy Circle.

SISTER ANN SULLIVAN taught in Chicago; Elgin, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She served at Misericordia and ministered to the Sisters of Mercy in Aurora at Mercy Center Hospital and at Chicago’s Mercy Convent. She lives at Mercy Circle and is a volunteer for the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARILYN METZ has been a teacher, adoption worker and psychotherapist. She served in Chicago, Wisconsin, Maryland and Missouri. She now works at Adkins Counseling Services as a psychotherapist in Milwaukee.

50 YEARS

SISTER BEATRICE BAKER worked in education and community service and as a parish coordinator. She served at St. Jude the Apostle, South Holland; Notre Dame Convent; and did pastoral work in Latin America. She works with alternative/special education, Center for Correctional Concern, Will County Sheriff’s Office, Joliet.

SISTER DARLEEN MAYO entered religious life from St. Margaret Mary Parish and worked in religious education. She served in Kankakee and Bourbonnais, Illinois, and is the director of formation at Chicago’s St. Margaret Mary Convent.

80 YEARS

SISTER JULITA JELEN, from St. John Cantius Parish, was an elementary school teacher, administrator and volunteer. She served at St. Florian; St. Columba; St. Michael; St. Benedict; St. Anthony, St. Alphonsus and in Wisconsin. She is retired at St. Columba Convent.

50 YEARS

SISTER MAGDALEN MARIE BUEHLER, from St. Maurice Parish, was an elementary school teacher, program director and special education resource teacher. She served at St. Bede; Academy of Our Lady; St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Pius X, Stickney; St. John De LaSalle and St. Constance. She is a volunteer at the School Sisters of Notre Dame offices at Divine Savior, Chicago Ridge.

SISTER SHIRLEY STOCKUS, from Holy Rosary Parish, was an elementary school teacher. She served at St. Benedict, Blue Island, for 20 years and has been a teacher at St. Edward since 1998.

70 YEARS

SISTER ANN CAROLYN BLACKBURN taught at St. Peter Canisius. She does prayer and presence ministry in Cincinnati.

SISTER PHYLLIS DUGAN was a teacher, principal and administrator. She served at Notre Dame High School for Girls and as a consultant to high schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Education. She does prayer and presence ministry in Cincinnati.

SISTER GWEN KOZA, a Chicago native, taught at St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Peter Canisius, Notre Dame High School for Girls and St. Victor, Calumet City. She does prayer and presence ministry in Cincinnati.

SISTER JOANNE SEISER taught and worked in Chicago’s lay ministry program. She served at Notre Dame High School for Girls. She is retired in Centerville, Ohio.

SISTER MARGARET USUKA taught at St. Robert Bellamine. She does prayer and presence ministry in Cincinnati.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARGARET CAMPBELL, a Chicago native, taught at St. Victor, Calumet City. She does pastoral ministry in Phoenix.

SISTER MARY ELLEN CARINATO, a Chicago native, taught at St. Robert Bellarmine and in Rockford, Illinois. She directs the ARC reading program in Cincinnati.

SISTER LEA COZZINI, from St. Viator Parish, taught at St. Peter Canisius and now teaches at St. Robert Bellarmine.

SISTER ANNE FLANAGAN taught at Notre Dame High School for Girls and now does spiritual direction and directed retreats in Cincinnati.

SISTER MARIE SHIELDS, from St. Genevieve Parish, worked as a teacher and pastoral associate. She is a parish assistant at St. Matthias, Columbus, Ohio.

SISTER JUDITH TENSING taught at St. Victor, Calumet City. She now does the Power Inspires program in Cincinnati.

SISTER FRANCES ELLEN ULRICH taught at St. Victor, Calumet City, and now is a community coordinator in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

SISTER CAROL WETLI was a teacher, campus minister, pastoral associate and business staff member. She served at St. Willibrord, Wright Junior College, Our Lady Gate of Heaven, St. Francis DePaula and Our Lady of Guadalupe. She is a development director and teacher in Nigeria.

50 YEARS

SISTER LINDA SOUCEK, a Chicago native, worked in psychology, teaching, administration and business. She served at Holy Cross Hospital, Sts. Peter and Paul, Nativity BVM and St. Paul. She is a clinical psychologist in Louisville, Kentucky.

80 YEARS

SISTER MARY TERENCE HAAG taught at St. Leo and Our Lady of Sorrows and worked in Indiana. She now ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

75 YEARS

SISTER RICHARD BUSSING taught at St. Andrew, St. Sylvester, St. Mel and in North Carolina, California, Texas, Indiana and Montana. She now ministers as a volunteer at Providence Health Care, St. Mary-of-the- Woods, Indiana.

SISTER MARY ROGER MADDEN taught at Our Lady of Mercy; St. Agnes; St. Leo; Marywood, Evanston; and in Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and California. She now ministers as the coordinator for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER ANNETTE SCHIPP taught at Immaculate Conception (Norwood Park). She now ministers in health care at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

70 YEARS

SISTER RITA BLACK worked in education and nursing. She served at Our Lady of Mercy and in Indiana, California and Alabama. She now ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER MARIE PAUL HAAS was a music teacher. She served in several Illinois cities and towns, in California, North Carolina and Indiana. She now ministers as a teacher of applied music at St. Francis Borgia.

SISTER LAURINE HALEY was a teacher and counselor. She served at St. Columbkille Day Nursery and St. Genevieve, in other Illinois towns and cities and in Massachusetts; Indiana; North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; New Hampshire; and Maryland. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER EUGENE FRANCIS KEAVENEY taught at Maternity BVM, in other Illinois cities and towns and in Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington, D.C. She now ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. S

ISTER MARIAN RUTH JOHNSON taught at Maternity BVM, St. Mark, Our Lady of Sorrows, in other Illinois towns and cities and in Indiana and California. She now ministers in prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER MARY JO STEWART worked in education and nursing. She served at Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Genevieve, St. Francis Borgia and in Indiana, California and Mississippi. She now ministers in health care at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER MARTHA STEIDL was a teacher and musician. She served at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove; and in Indiana and Washington, D.C. She ministers in residential services at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER WINIFRED MARY SULLIVAN taught at St. Andrew, Immaculate Conception (Norwood Park) and in Indiana and Maryland. She now ministers in residential services at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

60 YEARS

SISTER SUZANNE DAILEY taught social studies and U.S. history and was a congregational leader. She served at St. Athanasius, Evanston, and in other Illinois cities and towns and in Indiana and California. She now ministers as the general secretary of the Sisters of Providence.

SISTER ANN MATILDA HOLLORAN taught at St. Andrew and in other Illinois cities and towns and in Indiana and Kansas. She now ministers as a volunteer in holistic health services at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

SISTER NANCY NOLAN was a teacher, principal, congregational leader and administrator. She served at St. Angela; St. Joseph Province, Park Ridge; Mother Theodore Guerin High School; the Institute for Spiritual Leadership; and in Indiana, Oklahoma and Taipei City. She now ministers as the vocation office coordinator for the Sisters of Providence.

SISTER ANN MARGARET O’HARA worked in elementary and business education, pastoral theology and congregational leadership. She served at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; was general superior for the Sisters of Providence; and also worked in Indiana, Washington, D.C.; and Ohio. She is the general treasurer for the Sisters of Providence.

SISTER MARY ANN PHELAN taught social studies. She served at St. Angela, in other Illinois cities and towns, and in Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. She now ministers as a sign language instructor at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and is a volunteer at Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, St. Mary-of-the- Woods, Indiana.

SISTER MARGARET QUINLAN taught social studies and English. She served at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, and in Indiana and Texas. She now is an adjunct instructor at St. Mary-of-the- Woods College.

SISTER ALICE ANN RHINESMITH worked in business education, office administration, health services administration and parish ministry. She served at St. Columbkile; Mercy Health Care and Rehab Center, Homewood; Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park; and in Indiana. She now ministers in health care as a volunteer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

50 YEARS

SISTER CLAIRE HANSON worked in elementary and early childhood education. She taught kindergarten at Maternity BVM and ministered in Washington, D.C.; New Hampshire; and Maryland. She is on staff at St. Agnes School, Arlington, Massachusetts, and is a home health provider at Peace of Mind, Inc. Jamaica Plan, Massachusetts.

25 YEARS

SISTER ANNA HO has worked in teaching, youth/child welfare, tutoring and as director of religious education. She served at Providence Family Services and in Indiana. She is a teacher, part-time director of religious education and tutor in English as a second language at the Goddard School, Columbus, Ohio.

SISTER MARY TOMLINSON, a Chicago native, has been a vocation director, administrative consultant and development coordinator. She served at the Passionist Community, Providence Administrative Services and Providence Family Services. She now ministers as the development director of Guerin Outreach Ministries, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

75 YEARS

SISTER LENORE KUSEK was a teacher and guidance counselor, and worked in high school development and in the school office. She served at St. Thecla, Resurrection Academy, St. Mary of the Angels, St. Bede and for 20 years at Resurrection High School, as well as in Montgomery, Alabama. She is retired at Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY HEDWIG KUCZYNSKI came to Chicago from Poland and her home parish was St. Helen. She was a teacher and principal in elementary schools, religion teacher in high school, chaplain and congregational minister. She served at St. Casimir, St. Mary of the Angels, St. Bede and for 15 years did spiritual services at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. She does volunteer spiritual services at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

SISTER MARY PAULETTE PIETA, from St. Roman Parish, was an elementary school teacher, administrator and high school study hall supervisor. She is an office receptionist at Resurrection College Prep High School and she served at St. Casimir for 10 years and Resurrection Day Care for 30 years.

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