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Thank you for your service

By Chicago Catholic
July 25, 2016

Thank you for your service

Archbishop Cupich presided over a Mass to celebrate anniversaries of religious men and women in the Archdiocese of Chicago on June 18 at St. Mary Parish in Evanston. (Julie Jaidinger/Catholic New World)
The interior of St. Mary church as seen during the Mass. (Julie Jaidinger/Catholic New World)
Felician Sisters Kim Marie Mis and Mary Kathleen LaPlume share the sign of peace during the June 18 Mass. (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 15 to 85 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

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Women Religious

Sisters of St. Agnes

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY LOUISE PFANNENSTIEL worked in primary education, in libraries and learning centers and as a foster grandparent aide. She served at St. Nicholas, Evanston, and in Wisconsin, Indiana and Kansas. She is retired and does prayer ministry at Nazareth Court, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

SISTER MARY MARTIN VOGLEWEDE was a teacher and social service provider and did neighborhood outreach. She served at St. Nicholas, Evanston; Unity House; and in Wisconsin, Alabama and Indiana. She is retired at Nazareth Court, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

50 YEARS

SISTER ANN KOERNER worked in education, nursing, parish and social service administration and sponsorship ministry. She served at Unity House; in Naperville, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She is the project manager, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Milwaukee

SISTER SHARON POLLNOW was a teacher, principal, parish staff member, congregational leader, clinical social worker and spiritual director. She served at St. Nicholas, Evanston, and in Wisconsin and Ohio, where she now works as a clinical social worker, doing psycho-social assessment and counseling, and is a grief and trauma specialist at the Sophia Center in Sylvania

Sisters of St. Casimir

75 YEARS

SISTER DELPHINE GRIGAS was a teacher, offered pastoral care and did volunteer work with religious education. She served at Immaculate Conception (44th Street); St. Anthony, Cicero; St. Norbert, Northbrook; St. Pius X, Stickney; Holy Cross Hospital; St. Bartholomew, Waukegan and in Volo, Illinois; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Maryland; Florida; California; and Rhode Island. She does prayer ministry and is retired at Our Lady of Victory Convent, Lemont

SISTER ROSALINDA GRIGONIS served in education, administration and business. She served at Maria High School; Immaculate Conception (44th Street); Sts. Peter and Paul; St. George; Holy Family Villa, Palos Park; Nativity BVM; in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in New Mexico, Nebraska and Pennsylvania. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of Victory Convent, Lemont.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. IMMACULA WENDT has been a teacher, administrator and congregational leader: general superior, general treasurer and motherhouse maintenance supervisor and treasurer. She served at St. George (Bridgeport); in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in New Mexico. She is the assistant general superior and general treasurer in Chicago for her congregation.

50 YEARS

SISTER VIRGINIA GAPSIS, from Our Lady of Vilna Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Norbert, Northbrook; Providence of God; St.Paul-Our Lady of Vilna; Immaculate Conception (44th Street); St. Clement; in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Minnesota and Ohio. She is the compliance coordinator at St. Clement School

Sisters of Christian Charity

85 YEARS

SISTER AGNETTE BENGAL was a teacher, principal, social worker, treasurer, seamstress and community leader. She served at St. Gregory; Josephinum High School; Maria Immaculata Convent; St. Alphonsus, Prospect Heights; and in Missouri, Michigan and Louisiana. She now does prayerful presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

80 YEARS

SISTER RENEE MILLER, from St. Mary Parish, Evanston, was a teacher, sacristan, housekeeper, seamstress and pastoral minister. She served at St. Aloysius; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; St. Teresa of Avila; St. Theresa, Palatine; Josephinum High School; Maria Immaculata; and Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette; and in Missouri and Iowa. She is retired at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette

SISTER MARY EILEEN O’CONNOR, whose home parishes were St. Gertrude, Franklin Park, and St. Aloysius, dedicated her religious life to education at the elementary, high school and college levels. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Clement; Mallinckrodt College and Loyola University- Mallinckrodt Campus, Wilmette; and in Louisiana and Minnesota. She is retired at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

75 YEARS

SISTER THERESE FIELDS was a teacher, principal and administrator; did vocation and formation ministry; was House of Prayer coordinator; and ministered to the poor. She served at St. Aloysius; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn; and St. Joseph, Wilmette. She now does light duties, is the convent annalist and shares and converses each week with high school students at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

60 YEARS

SISTER CAMPION BRESKE was a teacher, religious education coordinator and activities director for retired sisters; ministered to the deaf; and offered pastoral ministry on Native American reservations. She served at St. Gregory; St. Theresa, Palatine; Holy Ghost, South Holland; Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette; and in Missouri, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. She now is a local community leader at Josephinum Convent

SISTER ELEANOR ANN ORTMANN worked in elementary education, did secretarial duties and worked in nursing and health care at Sacred Heart Convent. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Teresa of Avila; Josephinum Academy; and in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. She is in local community leadership at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette

Adrian Dominicans

75 YEARS

SISTER JEAN CHARLES BIRNEY taught at St. Celestine, Elmwood Park; St. Philip Neri; St. Edmund, Oak Park; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Ohio, Florida and the Dominican Republic. She is retired at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER MARIE THERESE EMERY taught at Our Lady of Good Counsel, in other Illinois towns and in Michigan and Ohio. She is retired at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER MARY JANE (MARIE WILLIAM) SCHALLERT taught at St. Matthew, Queen of Angels, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, in other Illinois towns and in Ohio, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. She is retired in Adrian, Michigan.

70 YEARS

SISTER VIRGINIA THERESA (MADONNA THERESE) CONWAY was a teacher, social service provider, patient liaison and chaplain. She served at St. Philip Neri, St. Columbanus, St. Matthew, Aquinas High School, St. Francis Hospital, Evanston; Oak Tree Health Care, Oak Forest; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan and California. She is retired in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER ANN ROMAYNE FALLON was a teacher, principal and administrator. She served at St. Laurence; Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; Queen of Angels; St. Philip Neri; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan and Alaska. She is an assistant at the motherhouse for Holy Rosary Chapter, Adrian, Michigan

SISTER PATRICIA (JOHN MARTIN) MARTIN taught at St. Kevin, in other Illinois towns and in Michigan and Ohio. She is retired at the Adrian, Michigan, motherhouse

SISTER JEAN IRENE MCALLISTER taught at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel; St. James, Maywood; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. She is retired at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER MARIE NOREEN NOLAN, from St. Laurence Parish, taught at Aquinas High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Iowa and California. She is retired in Santa Cruz, California

SISTER ANN PATRICE REMKUS ministered in teaching, alumnae and development work and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Laurence; Aquinas High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; Our Lady of Charity, Cicero; St. Victor, Calumet City; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Iowa, Arizona and California. She is retired at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan.

60 YEARS

SISTER RUTH (CAROL ANTHONY) ADAMITES taught at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, in other Illinois towns and in Michigan, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. She is retired and lives in Saginaw, Michigan, where she is active in the community

SISTER ROSALIE (DAVID MIRIAM) BULANDA taught at Queen of Angels, in other Illinois towns and in Michigan, Ohio and New York. She is retired in Ridgeland, Mississippi

SISTER PATRICIA (JEAN EDMUND) DOWNEY, from St. Ailbe Parish, was an educator, studied at Catholic Theological Union, and served as president of Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, and ministered in other Illinois towns and in Michigan and Ohio. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER GRACE (GRACE ALBERT) DOUGHERTY, from Queen of Apostles Parish, was a chaplain at Mercy Hospital for 19 years and ministered in other Illinois towns and in Michigan, Florida and Alabama. She is retired in Westchester

SISTER HELEN (GEORGE SUZANNE) ESSA was a teacher and volunteer. She served at St. Laurence, Our Lady of Good Counsel, in other Illinois towns and in Michigan. She now volunteers with the Dominican Literacy Center, Detroit

SISTER MARILEE (MARGARET RAPHAEL) EWING, from St. Columbanus Parish, was a teacher, principal and administrative assistant. She served at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Westchester; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; the Dominican Midwest Chapter; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, where she works at the motherhouse in Adrian

SISTER SHEILA (JOHN DAMIAN) FLYNN attended Catholic Theological Union and served in other Illinois towns and in Michigan and Ohio. She is retired in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER MARY CATHERINE (ANN VIRGINIA) GAGLIANO taught at St. Rita; Our Lady of Knock, Calumet City; St. Philip Neri; St. Celestine, Elmwood Park; Trinity High School, River Forest; Mother Guerin High School, River Grove; did vocation outreach for the Archdiocese of Chicago; and worked in other Illinois towns and in Michigan

SISTER MAUREEN (MARIE HELEN) GALLAGHER, from St. Kilian Parish, was a teacher, urban planner, administrator, program manager and created and developed the radio interview program “Voices that Listen.” She served at St. Clare of Montefalco; Aquinas High School; Chicago’s departments of planning and housing; Coalition of Housing; Mary’s Pence; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Florida and Mexico, where she is the marketing director for a women’s sewing co-op at Centro Santa Catalina, Ciudad Juarez

SISTER ANNE (MARY NERI) GUINAN, from St. Philip Neri Parish, was a law clerk and attorney, assistant public defender, criminal justice specialist and volunteer for a legal aid group. She served at Rush Medical Center, Chicago Legal Aid and with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. She is retired, lives in Chicago and serves as a court watch volunteer for the immigration court

SISTER GRACE (GRACE ANNINE) HENNEBERRY was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Rita; St. Columbanus; St. Laurence; Santa Maria del Popolo, Mundelein; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Indiana and Florida

SISTER DONNA JOAN (JOAN EDWARD) MEHNEY was a teacher, administrator, assistant principal and academic dean. She served at St. Joseph, Homewood; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; Aquinas High School; Quigley Preparatory Seminary; Queen of Peace High School, Burbank; Carmel High School, Mundelein; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan and Ohio. She is an administrative assistant at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER MARY KATHLEEN (WILLIAM KATHLEEN) O’NEILL, from St. Therese Parish, was a teacher and principal. She served at Aquinas High School, Siena High School, in other Illinois towns and in Michigan and California. She is retired at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER PAULINE (PAUL RAYMOND) OPLIGER was an art teacher at Aquinas High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, New Mexico and California. She is retired, paints and does ministry of prayer at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER NADINE (CARL EDWARD) SHEEHAN was an educator who served at St. Mary of Mount Carmel, St. Rita, Queen of Angels, Bishop Quarter for Boys, Oak Park; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, California and Kentucky. She is retired and in serving at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER JOANNE (MARIE SOPHIA) SPISZ taught at St. Denis; Our Lady of Loretto, Hometown; Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, where she lives in Plymouth

SISTER JEAN MAUREEN TOBIN, from St. Felicitas Parish, was a teacher, principal and secretary. She served at St. Rita; St. Mary, Star of the Sea; Our Lady of Good Counsel; St. Cyprian, River Grove; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan and South Africa. She is an assistant in the congregation history department at the Adrian, Michigan, motherhouse.

50 YEARS

SISTER DURSTYNE (MARY CHARMAIN) FARNAN did pastoral ministry at Holy Family Parish; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Ghana and Kenya. She does peace and justice ministry for the School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee

SISTER THERESA (LAUREN ELIZABETH) MAYRAND worked in administration and social services. She was the director of Grace House, St. Leonard’s Ministries, and worked in other Illinois towns and Michigan, where she ministers at Gianna House, Detroit, offering services and support for pregnant teenagers

SISTER KAY (ANGELA PATRICE) MUZZY was an assistant librarian and teacher at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; St. Ailbe; in other Illinois towns; and in Michigan, Iowa, California and New Mexico. She is retired at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan

SISTER FRANCES (JEAN MARCEL) NADOLNY was a teacher, principal and coordinator of religious education. She served at St. Albert the Great, Burbank; Infant Jesus of Prague, Floosmoor; St. Thaddeus; in other Illinois towns; and in Adrian, Michigan, where she is beginning her term as administrator and general councilor of the Adrian Dominican sisters

SISTER ROMONA (JANE LUCIAN) NOWAK has been a teacher, religious education director and chaplain. She served at St. Rita, Aquinas High School and St. Ailbe. She is a chaplain at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit

SISTER SALLY (DEANMARIE) ORMSBY has been a teacher and assistant dean and dean of students. She served at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, for 19 years and then at Notre Dame College Prep, Niles, from 2007 to the present

SISTER KATHLEEN SCHANZ was an administrator and congregational leader. She served as the director of Athena International in Chicago and worked in other Illinois towns and in Michigan, Ohio and California. She just completed a six-year term on the general council of the Adrian Dominican sisters

Sinsinawa Dominicans

75 YEARS

SISTER GLORIA (AMABILIS) HIGGINS was a teacher and served in her community’s business office. She served at Epiphany; in Rockford, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas. She is retired at the motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

70 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN (MARIE WINIFRED) O’DONNELL, from St. Benedict Parish, was a teacher and secretary. She served her congregation’s eastern province in River Forest; at Visitation; Misericordia Home North; in Rockford, Illinois and in Oklahoma; Washington, D.C.; Minnesota; Wisconsin; and Alabama. She is retired at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

60 YEARS

SISTER DIANE (MATHANA) BOUTET, from Epiphany Parish, worked in education, religious education, adult religious education and as a development director and pastoral associate. She served at St. Thomas of Villanova, Palatine; St. Clement; Visitation; and in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She is the development director at Visitation Catholic School, where she has worked since 1999

SISTER RITA RAE (RAFFAELLO) BURGER was a teacher and did library and media work. She served at St. Sabina, Epiphany, St. Thomas the Apostle and in Montana, Wyoming, California, Minnesota, Washington and Wisconsin, where she has served as a volunteer in Madison since 2007

SISTER PATRICIA (ALBERTA) CARAHER, from St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Oak Park, was an educator, taught ESL work, did prison ministry and was her congregation’s Southern Province councilor. She served at Friendship House and at St. Thomas of Canterbury, where she co-founded Amos Temporary Help, and in Alabama, Georgia, New York, Florida and Louisiana. She lives at the motherhouse in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

SISTER CAROL (MARY GIORDANO) COENEN was a principal, campus minister, director of religious education and offered pastoral care. She served at St. Giles, Oak Park; Immaculate Conception (North Park); Trinity and St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest; and in New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming, California and Colorado. She is a massage therapist in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

SISTER ARTURO CRANSTON taught music and led Camp WeHaKee after learning fishery, wildlife and forestry management and developing recreation programs while interning with Land between the Lakes, a federal project located on federal land in Kentucky and Tennessee. This led her to a 22-year ministry as director of the Wisconsin girls’ camp program serving as director, co-director and development staff. She also served in Illinois, Montana, Minnesota and in Washington, D.C. She is a musician in residence at the motherhouse and St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa,Wisconsin

SISTER MARY CLEMENTE DAVLIN, from St. Philip Neri Parish, taught at Dominican University (formerly Rosary College), River Forest; Malcom X College and in Wisconsin, California and England. She lives in community in River Forest

SISTER PATRICIA (MARY AGNETIS) DILLON, from Visitation Parish, was a teacher and librarian and worked in business administration. She served at St. Luke, River Forest; Epiphany; St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Pius V; Visitation; St. Thomas the Apostle; and in Nebraska and Wisconsin. She is retired and lives in community in Chicago

SISTER PATRICIA (GEREON) GALLAGHER was a teacher, parish liturgical musician, campus minister and provincial and congregation leader. She served at St. Luke and Dominican University (formerly Rosary College), River Forest; St. Gertrude; in Rockford, Illinois; and in Wisconsin; Minnesota; New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; and Florence, Italy. She is an assistant musician at the motherhouse and St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

SISTER LAURETANA GORMAN has been a teacher and pastoral minister. She served at Immaculate Conception (North Park); in Bloomington, Illinois; and in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa. She has served as pastoral minister at St. John Vianney Parish, Janesville, Wisconsin, since 1995

SISTER COLLEEN (MARY AVIA) McNICHOLAS has been a teacher, educational administrator and congregation leader. She served in River Forest at St. Luke, Dominican University (formerly Rosary College) and as a volunteer research assistant at the McGreal Center since 2013. She also served in Bloomington, Illinois, and in New Jersey, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

SISTER DIONA McNICHOLS, from St. Angela Parish, ministered in teaching, administration and business. She served at Dominican University (formerly Rosary College) and at St. Luke, both in River Forest, and in Montana and Wisconsin. She is retired at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ANN (MARIE MIGUEL) CASEY, from Visitation Parish, has been a school and religious education teacher. She served her Sinsinawa Congregation in initial membership ministry and as co-vocation director; in Kewanee, Illinois; Wisconsin; and New York. She has been director of religious education at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette, since 2002

SISTER CAROLYN (DIONIS) CROFT worked in education and administration and as a consultant. She served at St. Giles; Misericordia; Harris School; Charles Sahs, Stickney; Dominican University (formerly Rosary College), River Forest; 4A Center; and in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She is a resource teacher at Divine Infant, Westchester

SISTER GLORIA (AILEEN) GLYNN, from St. Leo Parish and St. Linus Parish, Oak Lawn, was a teacher and pastoral minister. She served at St. Basil; Visitation; St. Helena of the Cross; St. Luke, River Forest; St. Zachary, Des Plaines; and in Wisconsin, New York, Kentucky and Florida. She is a volunteer tutor in Chicago

SISTER MAGGIE (MARIE JOSETTE) HOPKINS has been a teacher and worked in higher education and congregation leadership as vocation director. She served at Trinity High School, River Forest, and in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has ministered as an educator and in leadership at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1991

SISTER SUSAN MAJCEN was a school and religious education teacher and a principal. She first served with the School Sisters of St. Francis Christ the King in Lemont, Illinois. She worked at St. George, St. Stephen, St. Basil, St. Thomas the Apostle, and at Divine Infant Jesus, Westchester, where she has served as director of religious education since 1998. She also worked in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Wisconsin

SISTER SARAH (MARY CHAD) NAUGHTON has been a teacher and principal. She served at Trinity High School, River Forest, and in Texas and Wisconsin, where she has served as archivist for Edgewood College, Madison, since 2005

SISTER COLLEEN (LILLIAN) NOLAN has been a teacher, children’s minister, religious educator, mission educator and congregation leader. She served at St. Barnabas and St. Basil; was co-director and director of the Apostolic Volunteers for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation and mission educator for the Missionary Society of St. Columban, Forest Park; and has been director of religious education at St. Luke Parish, River Forest, since 2011. She also served in Rockford, Illinois; Maryland; Oklahoma; and Florida

SISTER KATHLEEN (VINCENT) PHELAN, from St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, River Forest, worked in secondary education and administration and philanthropic ministry with political and social service agencies. She served at Queen of Peace High School, Burbank, and Trinity High School, River Forest, where she was corporate chair from 2011 to 2016. She also served in Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; New York; Connecticut; and New Jersey. She has been a member of the Sinsinawa Dominican leadership council since 2011

SISTER MARTHA (ALFONSA) ROHDE, from St. Basil Parish, worked in education and congregation leadership. She served at St. Thomas More, Immaculate Conception (North Park) and in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Florida, where she now ministers as the principal at Hope Rural School, Indiantown

Felicians

85 YEARS

SISTER MARY HILARION GROCHOWSKI, from St. Casimir Parish, was a principal and ministered in support services. She served at St. Mary Magdalene; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Hedwig, Niles; St. John of God, Sts. Peter and Paul; in Joliet and Peoria, Illinois; and in Alabama, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

80 YEARS

SISTER MARY PRESENTIA NITECKE worked in education and music and with medical records. She served at St. Helen; St. Joseph; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Stanislaus, Posen; Holy Innocents; St. John of God; St. James; Sacred Heart; St. Bronislava; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; Mother of Good Counsel Provincial House; in Belleville and Joliet, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas. She lives in Milwaukee.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY PLACIDIA KULIGOT, from St. Joseph Parish, worked in education and health care. She served at Holy Innocents; Good Shepherd; Sacred Heart; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Isidore, Blue Island; in Rockford, Peoria and Centralia, Illinois; and in Minnesota. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent

SISTER MARIE IRENE PETRYKOWSKI was an educator, archivist and support staff member. She served at Sacred Heart; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Turibius; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Wenceslaus; Good Counsel High School; St. Joseph; Holy Innocents; in the Joliet and Peoria, Illinois, dioceses; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of Angels Convent

SISTER MARY VIRGINETTE RECZEK, from Holy Trinity Parish, worked in education, behavioral medicine, counseling and provincial administration and as an archivist. She served at St. John of God; Holy Innocents; St. James; St. Bronislava; St. Stanislaus; St. Helen; St. Hedwig, Niles; St. Joseph; School for the Deaf; Felician College; Mother of Good Counsel Province and Convent; in Centralia, Illinois; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent

SISTER MARY ALODIA STOZEK, from St. John of God Parish, was an educator, administrator, counselor, psychologist and archivist. She served at Holy Innocents; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Hedwig, Niles; St. Stanislaus; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. James; Felician College; Good Counsel High School; Mother of God Convent; in Centralia, Illinois; and as a member of the General Council, Felician Generalate, Rome. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent

SISTER MARY JANELLA WARCHAL, from St. John of God Parish, worked in education and health care. She served at St. Helen; St. Stanislaus, Posen; Our Lady of Good Counsel Care Center; International Cord Rosary Center-Mother of Good Counsel Convent; in Centralia, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY YVONNE KARCZEWSKI was an educator, arts and crafts director, culinarian and supportive staff member. She served at St. James; St. Wenceslaus; St. Hedwig, Niles; St. Helen; Our Lady of the Gardens; Holy Innocents; St. Joseph; St. Stanislaus, Posen; Mother of Good Counsel Provincial House; Sacred Heart; St. James; Marian Care Center; in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent

SISTER MARY THERESE LUKAS was an educator, spiritual director and director of religious education. She served at St. Mary Magdalene; St. John of God; St. Joseph; Good Shepherd; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; in the Joliet and Peoria, Illinois, dioceses; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She does spiritual direction and prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent

SISTER MARY LUCIA SKALKA worked in education and occupational therapy and as a culinarian. She served at Sts. Peter and Paul; Holy Innocents; St. Stanislaus, Posen; Our Lady of Good Counsel Care Center; Mother of Good Counsel Province; as a culinarian for the Archdiocese of Chicago; in the Peoria, Illinois, diocese; and in Wisconsin and France. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent

SISTER MARY CAROLITA TURZINSKI was a principal, provincial and day care administrator and she did outreach ministry. She served at St. Wenceslaus; Good Shepherd; Mother of Good Counsel Province; Good Counsel High School; St. Joseph High School; Felician College; in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in Wisconsin. She now does hospitality and is an outreach minister at St. Clare Convent, Polonia, Wisconsin.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY EDER has been an educator, therapist and counselor. She served at St. Turibius; St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; St. Bruno; St. Helen; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Mary Magdalene; Holy Rosary; Good Counsel High School; St. Joseph Carondelet Child Center; in the Joliet, Illinois, diocese; and in Minnesota and Arizona. She is a counselor with United Stand, Chicago

SISTER MARY ANTOINETTE KOPROWSKI, from St. Joseph Parish, worked in education and pastoral ministry. She served at Good Shepherd; Good Counsel High School; St. Joseph High School; St. Andrew Home, Niles; St. Anne, Hazel Crest; Marian Care Center; in the Joliet and Peoria, Illinois, dioceses; and in Indiana and Minnesota

SISTER MARY KATHLEEN La PLUME, from St. Margaret Mary Parish, has been an educator, pastoral minister, librarian, liturgist and transportation and library director. She served at St. Turibius; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Stanislaus; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. Hubert; Hoffman Estates; St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood; in the Belleville and Joliet, Illinois, dioceses and in Wisconsin. She is transportation and library director at the Mother of Good Counsel Convent

SISTER MARY MONICA SZCZEPKOWSKI, from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, has worked in education, provincial administration and human resources. She served at St. Joseph; Holy Innocents; Mother of Good Counsel Province; St. Isidore, Blue Island; in Centralia, Illinois; and in Minnesota. She is a human resources assistant, St. Mary Hospital, Centralia, Illinois.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY CAMILLE BENA, from Holy Rosary Parish, Waukegan, was a teacher, principal and receptionist. She served at Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Wenceslaus; St. Helen; Incarnation; Palos Hts.; St. Joseph; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; Academy of Our Lady, Waukegan; in the Joliet and Peoria, Illinois, dioceses; and in Wisconsin. She is a receptionist at St. Joseph Academy, Milwaukee

SISTER KIM MARIE MIS worked in education, pastoral ministry, counseling and administration. She served at Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Damian, Oak Forest; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. Turibius; and Mercy Home and worked in the Peoria, Illinois, diocese. She is the executive director, United Stand Counseling Center

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

60 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN MELIA was a teacher and did social work. She served at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr; St. Louise De Marillac, LaGrange Park; Madonna High School; St. Joseph Home; Mother Theresa Home; and Holy Family Villa, Lemont; Maryhaven, Glenview; and Rosary Hill, Justice. She wrote and recorded her own songs on two albums — 12 on the album “Daybreak” and six original songs on “A New Kind of Freedom.” She also has published several newspaper and magazine articles. She is retired in Niles

Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY PAT BURGER has worked in health care as a nurse and counselor. She did pastoral care and worked in mission effectiveness, risk management and medical ethics. She served her community in congregational leadership as executive director and now lives in the rural community of St. Francis in Little Falls, Minnesota

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY PAUL SHISLER, a Chicago native from St. Stephen Parish, Des Plaines, was an educator at St. Mary, Mundelein and St. Gilbert, Grayslake, where she currently teaches, as well as in Indiana and Peru

School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King

75 YEARS

Sister M. Veronica Kovas did farm work, laundry and food service as a cafeteria planner and cook for her community, most of them at the same time. From 1941 to 1955, she operated heavy farm equipment; drove a team of horses to assist in the plowing, planting and harvesting of crops; milked a herd of cows, fed the pigs and did other farm-related chores, all while wearing her religious habit. Sister Veronica also was the community laundress and an operator of heavy industrial machines for 45 years of her religious life and worked in food service for 56 years of her time as a Sister of St. Francis of Christ the King. She served at Mount Assisi Academy, Alvernia Manor Retirement Home and Mount Assisi Convent in Lemont. She is retired at St. Joseph Convent Infirmary, Lemont.

60 YEARS

SISTER M. FRANCINE HRIBAR was a teacher, principal, CCD coordinator, administrator, provincial councilor, parish consultant, consultant for planning and presentation in the Chicago archdiocese; pastoral minister, prison minister, sacristan and trainer of altar servers. She served at Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont; Sacred Heart School (East 96th Street); Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; St. Walter; Kolbe House; in Naperville and Joliet, Illinois; and in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kansas and Wisconsin. She does jail ministry at Kolbe House and is a religious education teacher at St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Naperville, Illinois

SISTER M. GERMAINE SULAK was a teacher, principal, administrator, organist, religious education teacher, CCD coordinator, health care supervisor, child care supervisor, support staff member and sacristan. She served at St. George; Holy Trinity; Sacred Heart (East 96th Street); Avernia Manor, Lemont, St. Stephen; in Itasca, Illinois; and in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kansas. She is a member of the support staff at Alvernia Manor.

50 YEARS

SISTER M. BARBARA MARKOVICH was a teacher, principal, administrator, congregation leader, formation directress, provincial vicaress and retreat staff member and spiritual director. She served at Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont; at the House of Prayer; in Bolingbrook and Joliet, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, Kansas and Pennsylvania. She is director of the Our Lady of the Angels retreat ministry, Lemont.

25 YEARS

SISTER MARY TERESE GIBLIN, an Evergreen Park native from St. Linus, Oak Lawn, has been a high school teacher, principal, administrator, campus minister, religious education teacher, Kairos Retreat director, young adult minister and vocation minister. She served at Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont; the House of Prayer; and in Elmhurst, Crest Hill and Joliet, Illinois. She is an adjunct instructor of theology at the University of St. Francis, Joliet

School Sisters of St. Francis

80 YEARS

SISTER AGNES DANIELS was a homemaker at St. Philomena Convent, St. Martin Convent, Blessed Agnes Convent and St. Peter Convent. She now does a ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee

SISTER IOLA STECHER was a teacher at Immaculate Conception (31st Street); St. Clara; St. Joseph, Wilmette; and St. Mary, Buffalo Grove. She is a volunteer and serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at St. Joseph Convent, Milwaukee.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARIONITA GERGEN was a teacher who served at St. Martin. She is a volunteer at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee

SISTER JOSEPHINE SEIER was a homemaker who served at St. Nicholas Convent, St. Martin Convent and Sts. Cyril and Methodius Convent. She does ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Greenfield, Wisconsin

SISTER GERMAINE WERTH was a homemaker. She served at Alvernia High School Convent and St. Clara Convent. She does ministry of prayer and presence and is a rose-petal rosary maker at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee.

70 YEARS

SISTER DOROTHY BLOCK, a Chicago native, taught at St. Benedict High School. She teaches and is an artist and writer at St. Joseph Convent, Milwaukee

SISTER GEORGIA BROST was a teacher and tutor. She served at Blessed Agnes School; St. Cyprian, River Grove; and St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview. She is a tutor and volunteer at Prince of Peace School and other organizations in Milwaukee

SISTER IRENE DANIELS taught at St. Matthias and now does ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels, Greenfield, Wisconsin

SISTER ANNA MARIE DRESSLER was a teacher, coordinator of religious education and director of RCIA and outreach. She served at St. Martin; Our Lady of Charity, Cicero; St. Maria Goretti, Schiller Park; St. Mary, Buffalo Grove; St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview; and St. Anne, Barrington, where she serves in the ministry of prayer and presence

SISTER GWEN FLORYANCE taught at St. Joseph, Wilmette, and at Blessed Agnes School. She serves in Milwaukee as a volunteer at Sacred Heart and in the ministry of prayer and presence there and at St. Joseph Convent

SISTER THERESE MARIE FREY worked in education, pastoral ministry and religious education. She served at St. William; Our Lady of Hope, Rosemont; and Sacred Heart, Melrose Park. She volunteers at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Milwaukee

SISTER JOAN KOEHLER, a Chicago native, served at St. Martin Commercial High School and now is in the ministry of prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Greenfield, Wisconsin

SISTER THERESA LESNAK, a Chicago native, was a teacher, administrative secretary, business staff member, computer lab assistant and bookkeeper. She served at St. Mary, Buffalo Grove; Smoller Brothers; Madonna High School; St. Benedict High School; Wright College; and St. Priscilla Convent. She now serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee

SISTER GERALDINE McGOVERN, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal and executive assistant. She served at St. Martin; St. Peter, Skokie; Sacred Heart of Mary High School, Rolling Meadows; and St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling. She does ministry of prayer and presence in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

SISTER CLAIRE PINK was a teacher and musician. She served at St. Philomena, St. Benedict, St. Clara and St. Matthias. She is a volunteer at St. Joseph Convent, Milwaukee.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARIAN ABING was a guidance counselor, teacher, campus minister and library assistant and director. She served at Carmel High School, Mundelein, and Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest. She is a volunteer at Hospice of the Valley, Peoria, Arizona

SISTER KATHLEEN KUNZE was a teacher, coordinator of formation, administrator, and office manager and assistant and did public relations for the Holy Name Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis. She served at Blessed Agnes; co-director of Dehon House for the Homeless; Holy Angels; Stephen K. Hayt School; and North Park Village Apartments. She is a volunteer at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee

SISTER BERNADETTE LUECKER, a Chicago native, was a teacher, department head, director of liturgical music and music director. She served at Santa Maria Addolorata; Alvernia High School; Quigley North Preparatory Seminary; St. Symphorosas; St. Catherine of Siena/St. Lucy, Oak Park; and St. Raymond and St. Thomas Becket, Mount Prospect. She is the associate music director, St. Joseph Convent, Milwaukee

SISTER JO ANN MILLER was a teacher and an instructor supervisor and served at Northeastern Illinois State College, the Chicago Board of Education, Alvernia High School and was director of urban teacher professionals at Associated Colleges of the Midwest. She is an independent strengths development consultant in Milwaukee

SISTER LARINA WILLIAMS, a Chicago native, was a teacher and assistant principal. She served at Holy Angels, St. Martin, St. Clara, St. Kilian and Ascension/St. Susanna, Harvey. She serves in the ministry of prayer and presence in Milwaukee.

50 YEARS

SISTER KAREN MARIE RAMEY, a Chicago native, taught Spanish and was chair of the language department at St. Benedict High School. She is a nurse advocate for the U.S. Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee

Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa

75 YEARS

SISTER PAULINE (GERTRUDE) LOGSDON worked in education and catechesis. She served at St. Francis De Paula; St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; and in Iowa; Chuiucanas, Peru; and Freeport, Grand Bahamas. She now does prayer and presence at the Canticle, Clinton, Iowa.

70 YEARS

SISTER BEATRICE (THERESE MARTIN) GRIFFIN, from St. Viator Parish, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Gerald, Oak Lawn, and in several cities in California. She assists with care and appointments for elderly sisters in Clinton, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARTINELLE BONNELL worked in education and administration. She served at St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and in Iowa, Missouri and California. She now is a canonical councilor for the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa

SISTER MARILYN (MARY JOLENE) SHEA was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; St. Kieran, Chicago Heights; and in Iowa, California and Missouri. She is the general secretary of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa

Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Minnesota

60 YEARS

SISTER NENA (MARILYN) LaROCCO, from St. Juliana Parish, was a teacher and worked in summer poverty programs in Washington, D.C. She served in Minnesota, Maryland, Ohio, Colorado and South Carolina. She is retired in the Chicago area

Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis

70 YEARS

SISTER JULIA RDZAK, from St. John of God Parish, was a teacher, secretary and pastoral minister. She served at St. Barbara; Transfiguration; Queen of the Universe; Lourdes High School; at the Bartlett Learning Center; and as coordinator, Immaculata Congregational Home and Infirmary in Bartlett; as a member of the provincial team; at the American Medical Association; and in Indiana. She is retired at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

60 YEARS

SISTER LORETTA (AGNESE) CIESIELSKI, from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, was a teacher, congregational secretary, retirement director and a secretary/receptionist and also worked in support services. She served at St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. Salomea and at the Immaculata Convent, Bartlett. She was the provincial secretary of Chicago’s Congregation of the Passion

SISTER LEE ANNE DANCZAK was a teacher, lab technician and pastoral minister. She served at St. Barbara, St. John Bosco, Immaculate Conception (South Chicago), in Streamwood and in Indiana and Nebraska. She is retired in Ord, Nebraska, where she tutors at St. Mary School.

50 YEARS

SISTER LOIS BROMARK, from St. Raphael Parish, was a teacher and school administrator and worked in social services. She served at St. Simeon, Bellwood; Lourdes High School; St. Susanna Family Shelter, Harvey; and at Mother McAuley High School, where she is assistant principal

Hospital Sisters of St. Francis

75 YEARS

SISTER MARCIANA LYNCH, from Resurrection Parish, was a maternity nurse and supervisor; coordinator of the School of Practical Nursing; a hospital administrator; convent administrative assistant; and director and staff assistant in the Materials Management corporate office. She now does ministry of prayer and volunteers her services at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY IMMACULATE CREEDON, from St. Sabina Parish, was a nurse missionary and served in several capacities as a nurse, nursing service director, ICU supervisor, surgical staff nurse, assistant director of hospital nursing and community leader. She now is a community life leader at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

80 YEARS

SISTER IGNATIUS REMIAN, from St. John Cantius Parish, was a medical technologist, member of the surgery waiting room support staff and in the leadership of her congregation. She served at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital; Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines; and in Texas, New Mexico and Italy. She is retired at Nazarethville, Des Plaines.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARCELLA FLAT, from St. Michael Parish (South Shore), was a teacher, principal and provincial councilor. She served at Holy Trinity; Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Patricia, Hickory Hills; St. Ladislaus; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; St. Andrew the Apostle, Calumet City; and in Texas. She is retired and volunteers as a switchboard operator in Des Plaines.

60 YEARS

SISTER RITA MARIE KOCANDA was a teacher, chaplain and director of volunteers. She served at St. Hedwig; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Hyacinth; Holy Trinity; St. Adalbert; St. Camilius; St. Josaphat; St. Patricia; St. Michael (South Shore); and Holy Family Hospital, Holy Family Medical Center and Maryville, Des Plaines, where she is retired at Nazarethville

SISTER BARBARA NOWOSIELSKI, from St. John Cantius Parish, was a teacher, provincial and local superior. She served at St. Andrew the Apostle, Calumet City; Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Ann; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; and in Des Plaines, where she was a provincial councilor. She now is a substitute teacher at St. Emily, Mount Prospect

SISTER ELIZABETH JEAN RONKOWSKI, from St. Michael Parish (South Shore), was a teacher, principal, local superior and provincial secretary, and she worked in the business office and in purchasing. She served at St. Blase, Argo; Holy Family Academy; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; and Nazarethville, and she now is the retreat director at the House of Prayer, Des Plaines.

50 YEARS

SISTER DONNA MARIE DAVIS was a certified nursing assistant and member of the food service support and laundry oversight staff. She served in Des Plaines at Nazarethville and as the province driver. She is retired there

SISTER MICHAEL MARIE FRANZAK, from St. Hedwig Parish, was a school principal; worked in music education, music ministry and vocation ministry; and was a member of the provincial leadership team and a local superior. She served at St. Ann; Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Ridge; St. Francis de Sales; and in Wisconsin. She now is the director of environmental services and purchasing at Nazarethville, Des Plaines

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters

70 YEARS

SISTER DOMINIC (IDA) BARTSCH worked in nursing, health care and religious education. She served at the infirmary of St. Ann’s Home for the Aged, Techny, and at the Convent of the Holy Spirit’s infirmary, Northfield, where she lives

SISTER FRANCETTA KUNKEL was a hospital treasurer and worked in education, mission education and communications. She served at St. Norbert, Northbrook, and is retired at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield, where she does liturgy planning.

65 YEARS

SISTER MARIA ANGELA RISI was a teacher, administrator, catechist and parish minister. She served at St. Norbert, Northbrook, and St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan. She is at the Convent of the Holy Spirit in Northfield, where she helps with her community’s archives and chronicles

SISTER MATHILDE STEFFENS worked in food management. She served at her order’s provincial house and at the Society of the Divine Word’s St. Mary’s Mission Seminary, Techny. She lives at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.

60 YEARS

SISTER LEONETTE (STEPHANIE) KALUZNY did pastoral work and administration and was a principal and teacher. She served at St. David and St. Fidelis. She is on sabbatical at the Convent of the Holy Spirit

SISTER DOLORES MARIE (DELORES) KUHL was a teacher, catechist teacher and formation directress in Waukegan. She lives at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield, and helps with activities at the Maria Hall Infirmary at the convent

Sisters of St. Joseph

75 Years

Sister Mary Alice Giese, from St. Dorothy Parish, was a primary and middle school teacher, school administrator and skilled care provider. She ministered at Our Lady of Bethlehem; Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park and Resurrection Life Center.

Sister Lorraine Ruh, from Holy Rosary Parish, was a primary school teacher and administrator at the motherhouse. She served at St. Barbara, St. Mary, St. John Fisher and St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange. She does prayer ministry at the congregation’s motherhouse in LaGrange Park.

70 Years

Sister Adrienne Schmidt was a middle school teacher, school administrator and food service manager who ministered at Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park; and St. Francis Xavier School, LaGrange. She provides support services at the Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse in LaGrange Park.

Sisters of the Living Word

75 YEARS

SISTER CHARLENE BALLER, a Chicago native, was an elementary school teacher and principal, did pastoral work and was a secretary. She served at St. Theresa, Palatine; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; St. Aloysious; St. Gregory; Holy Trinity; St. Felicitas; Oakton Community College, Des Plaines; Children of Peace-Holy Trinity Campus; in Westmont, Illinois; and in Missouri, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio. She is retired at the Resurrection Life Center

SISTER GRACE RIEF taught elementary school and English as a second language and served as a hospitality coordinator. She served at St. Gregory; St. Aloysius; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; St. Raphael; St. Juliana; St. Ita; St. Jerome; Anots Learning Center; Our Lady of Lourdes Convent; Rush Barton Senior Living Center; Living Word Center, Arlington Heights; and in Missouri, Louisiana and Michigan. She is retired at the Resurrection Life Center

SISTER ROSANNE STUMP calls St. James Parish, Arlington Heights, home. She was a teacher, principal and administrator. She served at St. Raphael; St. Gregory High School; Academy of Our Lady; Preston Publishing Company, Niles; Montay College; College of Lake County; Evanston Township High School, Evanston; Oakton Community College, Des Plaines; Living Word Center, Arlington Heights; in Westmont, Illinois; and in Louisiana, Iowa and Idaho. She is retired in Arlington Heights.

70 YEARS

SISTER AGNES MARTINKA was an elementary school teacher, principal and volunteer. She served at St. Gregory; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Elizabeth Hospital; St. Teresa; St. Theresa, Palatine; Loyola University Chicago; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; and in Louisiana and Minnesota. She is retired in Edina, Minnesota

SISTER ROSARIA SCHLECHTER taught in elementary and middle schools and worked as an administrator, teacher of the blind, in pastoral care and as a volunteer. She served at St. Martha, Morton Grove; Holy Trinity; St. Raphael and in Minnesota. She is living in retirement in St. Paul, Minnesota

SISTER MARY ANN ZRUST, from St. Mary of the Lake Parish, was an elementary school teacher, principal, a member of the Sisters of the Living Word leadership team, pastoral associate, office manager, congregation historian and administrative assistant for the Vicar for Priests, Archdiocese of Chicago. She also served at St. Juliana; St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn; Sisters of the Living Word, Arlington Heights; and in Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas. She is retired in Chicago.

60 YEARS

SISTER JOANNE INGOGLIA, a Chicago native, taught elementary and high school and was a principal and counselor/campus minister. She served at St. Teresa; St. Aloysius; Josephinum High School; El Rincon Drug Abuse Clinic; St. Gregory High School; Grolier Inc.; Trinity High School, River Forest; St. Edmund, Oak Park; St. Hedwig; St. Joan of Arc; in Westmont and Chillicothe, Illinois; and in Minnesota and Texas. She is retired at the Resurrection Life Center

SISTER JEANETTE SALBERT was an elementary school teacher, high school principal, administrative secretary and office manager. She served at St. Mary, Riverdale; St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; St. Basil; St. Gregory High School and St. Basil/Visitation Parish; and in Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan and Missouri. She is retired in Chicago

SISTER NORMA THELEN calls St. Stephen, Des Plaines, her home parish. She was an elementary school teacher, junior high principal, home health aide, health care coordinator and administrator. She served at St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; the Sisters of St. Joseph 3rd Order of St. Francis, Bartlett; St. Andrew Home, Niles; Sisters of the Living Word, Arlington Heights; and in Louisiana, Minnesota and Michigan. She lives in retirement in Des Plaines

Sisters of Charity-BVM

75 YEARS

SISTER JULIA (LORENZO) ACOSTA ministered in education at Holy Name Cathedral; St. Thomas of Canterbury; Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero; Cathedral High School; Carmel High School, Arlington Heights; St. Benedict High School; in Rock Island, Illinois; and in Iowa and Tennessee. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER JEAN M. (JEAN FRANCIS) BYRNE was an educator at St. Gertrude, St. Bridget, Holy Family and Our Lady of Lourdes and in Montana and Iowa. She also served as congregational volunteer in the BVM archives and personnel office. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER ELEANOR CRAGGS, from St. Jerome Parish, taught elementary and secondary school and was vice-principal in several California cities. She served as congregational volunteer secretary and now is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER FRANCES EILEEN DUNNE, from St. Peter Canisius Parish, was an educator and administrator. She served in Iowa and South Dakota and at St. Jerome, St. Charles, St. Vincent and St. Eulalia, Maywood, where she also worked as secretary/treasurer. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER ROSE ANDÉ KOEHLER was an educator and administrator at Holy Family, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Gertrude, St. Cornelius and St. Dominic and in Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, California and Alabama. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER JANE (BONAVENTURE) McDONNELL was an educator and parish minister. She served at Immaculata High School, was a coordinator for an ecumenical peace and justice organization and worked in Iowa, California and North Dakota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER GENEVE MORAN, from St. Andrew Parish, was an educator, school secretary and assistant librarian. She served at St. Callistus; St. Ferdinand; St. Dorothy; St. Jerome; Cathedral High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and in Iowa, Wyoming and New York. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER KAREN POLLARD was an educator and administrator and worked in prison ministry, detention home and criminal justice ministry. She served at St. Pius; St. Dorothy; St. Charles; St. Joseph, Round Lake; and in Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER MARY FRANCES (FRANCIS EDWARD) SHAFER was an educator, administrator and volunteer. She served at Holy Family, St. Thomas of Canterbury and Holy Name Cathedral and in Montana, Minnesota, Washington and Iowa. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER MARY RITA (MAGDALENE) ZANDER, from St. Viator Parish, was an educator and school treasurer. She served as an elementary and secondary teacher in Iowa, California, Montana and Nevada and now is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER BARBARA CERNY, from Blessed Sacrament Parish, was an educator and was regional/provincial for the BVM congregation and brought the Eucharist to hospital patients. She served at St. Callistus and Our Lady of Mercy and in California, Iowa and New Mexico. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER CAROL FRANCES JEGEN, from St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, was an educator and administrator. She served at Mundelein College and Loyola University Chicago and in Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER MARY ENID LODDING, from St. Joseph Parish, Chicago, was an educator, pastoral minister and director of religious education. She served at St. Agatha; Our Lady of the Wayside, Arlington Heights; in Addison, Rock Island and East Moline, Illinois; and in Tennessee, Washington and Iowa. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER MARY L. (CHARLOTTE) STOKES, from St. Brendan Parish, was an educator, administrator, data entry operator and worked in hospital admissions. She taught at the secondary and college levels in Iowa, California, Nebraska, Colorado and Minnesota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER MARY ANGELA BUSER was an educator, administrator and tutor. She served at St. Callistus and Westside Literacy/Employment Center at Holy Family Church and in South Dakota, New York, Missouri and Iowa. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER JANITA CUROE was an educator, administrator, county literacy coordinator, volunteer tutor and specialist tutor. She served at St. Eugene and in Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER MARGARET (WILLIAMETTE) DEVEREUX, from Resurrection Parish, was an educator, administrator, BVM congregational leader, volunteer tutor and director of religious education. She served at Presentation, St. Agatha, Holy Name Cathedral, Wright Hall and Catholic Charities/St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn; in Wilmington, Illinois; and in Iowa, Tennessee and California. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER DOLORES (SARAH JAMES) DOOHAN was an educator. She served at Holy Family (Roosevelt Road) and in Montana, California, Hawaii and Oregon. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER HELEN JEANNE HURLEY, from St. Matthew Parish, was an educator, administrator and part-time math tutor. She served at Holy Name Cathedral, Cathedral High School and Mount Carmel High School and in Rock Island and East Moline, Illinois. She is retired in Chicago and does volunteer work

SISTER MARIAN (WILLIAM MARIE) HURLEY, from St. Jerome Parish, was an educator, administrator, pastoral minister and director of religious education. She served at St. Charles; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; St. Cornelius; St. Eulalia, Maywood; and in New York and California, where she does volunteer work in her retirement in Los Angeles

SISTER MARY ERNEST ROTHE was an educator, tutor, pastoral minister and director of religious education. She served at Our Lady of Angels, Our Lady Help of Christians and in Arizona, Missouri and California. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER SUZANNE (CARMELITA) STOPPER was an educator at Annunciation and in Missouri, Arizona and Montrose, California, where she is retired and does volunteer work

SISTER JOAN (MAGDALETTA) STRITESKY, from Mary Queen of Heaven, Berwyn, was an educator, administrator, coordinator of the associates for the BVM congregation and family life educator. She served at St. Celestine, Elmwood Park; in Rock Island, Illinois; and in Tennessee, Iowa, California and Colorado. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER JEROMA DAY was an educator, media center coordinator and a parish and pastoral minister. She served at Our Lady of Angels and in Arizona, California, Wyoming, Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, Wisconsin and Mississippi. She lives in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER DOROTHY GAFFNEY, from St. Clement Parish, was an educator, administrator, administrative assistant, school secretary and congregational leader. She served at Our Lady of Lourdes, Cathedral High School, Visitation Parish, Rainbow Hospice and in Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Colorado and California. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER THERESA MARIE (DOROTHY) GLEESON was an educator, parish and pastoral minister and religious education teacher, and she served as formation director and staff coordinator of initial membership for the BVM congregation. She currently serves as advocate and companion at Taller de Jose Resource Center. She also served at Holy Family and St. Callistus and in Kansas, California, Texas, New Mexico and Ecuador. She lives in Chicago

SISTER BRIGID MARY HART was an educator, administrator, parish minister, activities director for the BVM congregation at Wright Hall, volunteer director for the ministries of care at St. Nicholas, Evanston; part-time art teacher for Young Rembrandts; and assistant to the coordinator for the Cenacle Sisters. She also served in Iowa, New York and Colorado. She serves as a part-time volunteer in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER ANNEMARIE KANE was an educator, administrator, social worker, program coordinator and parish minister. She served at St. Charles; St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; St. Tarcissus; St. Robert; St. Jerome; St. Peter; St. Thomas of Canterbury; Holy Family; St. Callistus; St. Pius; Office of the Public Guardian; Westshire Retirement and Healthcare Center, Cicero; Catholic Charities; Wright Hall; and in Iowa and New York. She lives in Chicago

SISTER KATHERINE (ST. WILMA) KEATING, from Our Lady of Angels Parish, was an educator, administrator and business manager. She served at St. Cornelius; St. Ita; St. Joseph; Cathedral High School; Holy Family Parish; St. Basil/Visitation Parish; Madonna High School; Notre Dame High School for Girls; Visitation Scholarship program at Anawim Center; and in Montana and Nebraska. She lives in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER DIANA MALONE, from St. Callistus Parish, taught secondary school in Davenport and was on the faculty of Clarke University, Dubuque, both in Iowa. She lives in Dubuque

SISTER ANITA (FELICITY) MONTAVON was an educator, librarian, religious education coordinator and pastoral minister. She served at Holy Name; Our Lady of Lourdes; Sulzer Regional Chicago Public Library; River Forest Public Library, River Forest; Ravenswood Hospital; as an office manager in Maywood; in East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois; and in Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. She lives in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER JOANN MARY (COMAN) O’CONNELL was an educator; pastoral, campus and senior care minister; and religious education coordinator and director. She served at St. Eugene; Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; and in Minnesota, Missouri, Utah and Evansdale, Iowa, where she volunteers as a senior care minister

SISTER DIANE (JOANELLA) O’DONNELL, from Blessed Sacrament Parish, was an educator, administrator, counselor, secretary, bookstore manager and donor relations specialist. She served at St. Gilbert, Grayslake; Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; Immaculata High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; St. Benedict High School; Trinity High School, River Forest; Mercy Home for Boys and Girls; and in California, Tennessee, Iowa, Minnesota and Montana. She now volunteers delivering meals for Harwood Senior Center

SISTER GEORGEANN (IMMACULATE) QUINLAN was an educator, pastoral minister and minister for the elderly and in religious education and youth ministry. She served at Our Lady of Lourdes and in California, Iowa and in Denver, Colorado where she has served as a counselor, activity director and advocate for seniors. She lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

SISTER DEANNA (MARIEL) RANDALL was an educator, administrator and Montessori director. She served at St. Charles; Holy Trinity High School; St. Callistus; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; Oak Park Montessori, Oak Park; and in New York, Colorado and Mississippi. She lives in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER M. FLORIA SHANNON was an educator, administrator, receptionist and switchboard operator. She served at St. Agatha; Blessed Sacrament; in East Moline, Illinois; and in Iowa for the BVM congregation, where she volunteers as a receptionist in Dubuque, Iowa

SISTER HELEN MARIE (EDITH) WOLKERSTORFER was an educator, counselor and administrator. She served at St. Tarcissus and in Iowa. She was also dean of the mission department at a Santa Barbara, California, high school where she remains a part-time counselor

SISTER CARMELLE ZSERDIN, from St. Michael Parish, was an educator who served as professor of art at Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa, where she has been since 1962.

50 YEARS

SISTER SUSAN COLER was an educator, administrator and attorney. She served as a music instructor, academic advisor and codirector of student development at Mundelein College, in Missouri, and also served as a law clerk for a federal district judge in Minnesota, where she now ministers as an attorney

Maryknoll Sisters

60 YEARS

SISTER MARILYN JEAN GRAF, from St. Alphonsus Parish, Lemont, was a teacher and secretary. She returned to the Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining, New York, in 2014 and is an active member of the community

SISTER BARBARA ANN WALENTY was a nurse and teacher. She served for 10 years in Hong Kong and then worked at St. Therese Chinese Catholic School. She lives at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, New York

Mercy Sisters

80 YEARS

SISTER BENEDICTA McCORRY was a teacher, principal, congregation leader, pastoral associate and director of a retreat center. She served at St. Joachim, St. Finbarr and Our Lady of Mount Carmel and in Wisconsin. She does ministry of prayer at Mercy Circle

SISTER MARY RALPH ORLINSKI, a Chicago native, taught elementary school in the Chicago area for 60 years. She served at St. Catherine/St. Lucy, Oak Park; St. James; St. Stephen; St. Joseph, Libertyville; St. Lucy; Precious Blood; St. Finbarr; Resurrection; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; and in Elgin. She now does ministry of prayer at Mercy Circle.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARY ROSALIE FITZPATRICK, a Chicago native, was a teacher and minister of care. She served at St. Rose of Lima; St. Cecilia; Little Flower; St. Xavier Academy; Mercy High School; St. Xavier University; St. Germaine, Oak Lawn; Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn; in Dundee, Illinois; and in Wisconsin and Rhode Island. She lives at Mercy Circle and does ministry of prayer.

70 YEARS

SISTER ANNE MARIE DORAN, a Chicago native, was a teacher, nurse and office staff member. She served at St. Gabriel; St. Malachy; St. John of the Cross, Western Springs; Resurrection; Holy Rosary; Mercy Medical Center; in Rockford, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She ministers in prayer at Mercy Circle.

60 YEARS

SISTER JUNE MARIE (M. DONARD) ANSELME taught at St. Gabriel and St. Justin Martyr and for 43 years was coordinator of patient relations in the Mercy Family Health Center of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. She lives at Mercy Circle

SISTER MARILYN BLANCHETTE, a Chicago native, taught in high schools and college communities and worked with parish families and in hospitals in Chicago and in Aurora and Rockford, Illinois. She is retired at Mercy Circle

SISTER JACQUELINE DEEWAR was a teacher, principal, pastoral associate, business manager, medical assistant, caregiver and volunteer. She co-founded the Frances Warde Health Service in Rosman, North Carolina. She is retired at Mercy Circle

SISTER SHEILA MEGLEY was development director at Mother McAuley High School and St. Francis High School; a member of the leadership team of the newly formed Mercy Sisters West Midwest Community; was provost of Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and president of Regis College in Massachusetts. She is a trustee of her community and lives at Mercy Circle.

50 YEARS

SISTER CORINNE RAVEN, a Chicago native, has worked in education at Siena High School, Mother McAuley High School and with the Archdiocese of Chicago. She has served as director of the Network for Mercy Education since 1998

Congregation of Notre Dame

50 YEARS

SISTER ANNE SEELEY ministered in elementary education at St. Jude the Apostle, South Holland, and in New York and South Dakota. She now is a campus minister and teaches at Notre Dame Academy, State Island, New York

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

75 YEARS

SISTER RITA SCHIRTZINGER taught at St. Victor, St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Peter schools. She does prayer and presence at the MND Health Center, Cincinnati

SISTER JEANETTE DeBROSSE taught at St. Victor, St. Robert Bellarmine and Notre Dame High School. She does community service at MND Health Center, Cincinnati.

60 YEARS

SISTER CAROL DeFIORE, a Chicago native, taught at St. Alexander and St. Peter Canisius. She volunteers at Holy Trinity Parish, Cincinnati

SISTER JOAN SHIELDS, a Chicago native, served in religious education at St. John the Apostle, St. Alexander and Our Lady of the Wayside, where now is the director of religious education.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ELLEN DOW, a Chicago native, taught at St. Robert Bellarmine and Notre Dame High School. She does prayer and presence at MND Health Center, Cincinnati

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

70 YEARS

SISTER JULIA BARRY did child and senior care and was an administrative assistant, homemaker and educational aide. She served at St. Henry Convent; Angel Guardian Orphanage; St. Augustine Convent; in Belleville and Edwardsville, Illinois; and in Indiana. She now lives at Convent Ancilla Domini, Donaldson, Indiana, where she works in the office and is a volunteer

SISTER JOSEPHINE IFFERT was an educator, musician and volunteer. She served at Angel Guardian Orphanage; St. Valentine Convent, Cicero; PHJC Convent and St. Odilo Parish, Berwyn; St. Elizabeth Hospital; in Hecker and Belleville, Illinois; and in Minnesota, Indiana and Iowa. She is retired at Convent Ancilla Domini, Donaldson, Indiana

SISTER MARY CONRAD KIRCHHOFF worked in education, leadership and child and senior care and was a volunteer. She served at St. Henry; in Carlyle, Illinois; and in Indiana. She does prayer ministry at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana

SISTER CELINE TOMASIC was an educator, musician and volunteer. She served at St. Augustine and St. Henry schools; in Quincy, Illinois; and in Indiana. She lives at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana

SISTER ANTOINETE VOLK worked in food service and in senior care and community service. She served at Angel Guardian Orphanage, St. Augustine School, United Stand Family Center and Sts. Peter and Paul Convent. She lives at Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana, and does sewing there.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ELLEN GOELLER worked in health care administration and child care. She served at St. Ann/St. Elizabeth Hospital; in Belleville, Illinois; and in Indiana. She lives in Portage, Indiana, and does health care administration

SISTER SHARON MARIE FOX, from St. Turibius Parish, worked in health care, nursing management and leadership. She served at St. Ann Hospital and in Indiana. She is at the Convent Ancilla Domini, Donaldson, Indiana and is the wellness nurse for the sisters

SISTER BARBARA KUPER worked in child care and administration. She served at Angel Guardian Orphanage; in Belleville, Illinois; and in Indiana. She now is at St. Catherine Convent, Donaldson, Indiana and does child care

SISTER LINDA VOLK has worked in education, administration and environmental activism. She served at St. Henry; in Springfield, Illinois; and in Ohio and Indiana. She is at Convent Ancilla Domini, Donaldson, Indiana, where she is the coordinator of sister residents and materials management

Poor Clares

50 YEARS

MOTHER MARY TERESITA has dedicated her religious life to contemplative prayer, adoration, praise and intercession for the local and universal church. She entered the Poor Clare Monastery in Roswell, New Mexico, came to Chicago for the re-foundation of the Poor Clares in the archdiocese in 2000, and moved to the newly constructed Palos Park monastery in 2003.

25 YEARS

SISTER COLETA-MARIA has dedicated her religious life to contemplative prayer, adoration, praise and intercession for the local and universal church. She entered the Poor Clare Monastery in Belgium and recently came to join the Palos Park community

Daughters of St. Mary of Providence

25 YEARS

SISTER CATHY ALMAGNO works with people with developmental disabilities. She is a member of St. Pascal Parish and serves at St. Mary of Providence. She also served at Mount St. Joseph in Lake Zurich and in Massachusetts

SISTER MERCY SENCIDA works with people with developmental disabilities. She is a member of St. Pascal Parish and serves at St. Mary of Providence. She also served at Mount St. Joseph in Lake Zurich and in Minnesota

Sisters of Providence

80 YEARS

SISTER MARY MICHAEL LAGER taught at St. Genevieve; St. Sylvester; Marywood, Evanston; and in Indiana. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER CHARLES ELLEN TURK was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Leo, St. Angela, St. Mel-Holy Ghost, St. Angela and Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, and in Indiana. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.

75 YEARS

SISTER AGNES EUGENE CORDAK, a Chicago native, was a teacher, bookstore manager and director of maintenance. She served at St. Angela; St. Leo; St. Andrew; St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove; Cathedral High School; and in Indiana, Boston and Washington, D.C. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER EILEEN CLARE GOETZEN, a Chicago native, was a teacher, parish minister and attendance officer and she did clerical work and convent service. She served at St. Columbkille; Providence High School; Our Lady of Sorrows; Mother Theodore Guerin High School and Convent, River Grove; and in Washington, D.C.; Texas; and Indiana. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER MARIE DAVID SCHROEDER was an educator at Maternity BVM, St. Mel, St. Sylvester and St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette. She ministers in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.

70 YEARS

SISTER ADELE (JOSEPH THERESE) BEACHAM was an educator at St. Andrew, St. Sylvester and in Indiana. She ministers in volunteer and residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER ANITA BECHERT was an administrative assistant, word processor and bookkeeper. She served at the Life/Career Planning Center and Ministry Resource Center and in Indiana, Maryland and California. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER MARY MARK DEDE was a teacher and chaplain. She served at St. Leo, St. Angela and was a chaplain at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. She volunteers at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis

SISTER MARIE ALEXIS GEIGER taught at St. Francis Borgia and in Indiana and Washington, D.C. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods

SISTER MARIE BRENDAN HARVEY, from St. Angela Parish, was a teacher and administrator. She was the coordinator for Providence High School Alumnae while at Mother Theodore Guerin Convent, River Grove, and she served in Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Montana. She is the moderator of Providence High School Alumnae, Eagle River, Wisconsin

SISTER CAROLINE HATCH was an educator at St. Angela, St. Agnes, St. Columbkille and in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She ministers in prayer in Boston

SISTER MARY LOIS HENNEL worked in education and business. She served at Our Lady of Sorrows; Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove; and in California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She now ministers as a volunteer and in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER ADELAIDE ORTEGEL, a Chicago native from St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette, worked in teaching, administration and art. She served at St. Agnes; St. Mark; Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove; the Center for Contemporary Celebration; and in Indiana, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and the West Indies. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER ANN STOIBER taught at St. Athanasius, Evanston and ministered in Indiana. She ministers in convent service in River Grove

SISTER MARY MAXINE TELPEN devoted her religious life to teaching and business. She served at St. Mel and studied at the Catholic Theological Union. She ministers in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER MARGARET ANN WILSON (ANN GERARD) devoted her religious life to education and health care. She served at Our Lady of Sorrows, Immaculate Conception, St. Angela, Holistic Health Care and in Oklahoma and Indiana. She ministers as an outpatient assistant/companion at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.

60 YEARS

SISTER MAUREEN ABBOTT was an educator at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, and in Indiana, California and Oregon. She ministers as the community historian for the Sisters of Providence

SISTER AGNES CLARE BUCKLEY worked in education at Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Agnes and in Maryland. She does ministry of prayer in Boston

SISTER CATHERINE BUSTER, a Chicago native from St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette, worked in food service and served at Marywood, Evanston, and in Missouri and Indiana. She now ministers as a volunteer at Catholic Charities Housing, Venice, Florida

SISTER MARY ANN (MARIE CLEMENT) FOX worked in education at St. Agnes. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER JOANNE (DAVID THERESE) GOLDING, from St. Ann Parish, Lansing, was a teacher and computer programmer/analyst and systems analyst. She served at St. Leo, COGNA Systems, Anacomp, Inc., McCord and Associates and in Missouri. She ministers as a consultant and technician in the information technology department for the Sisters of Providence

SISTER MARY ADRIAN JAROCH, from St. Andrew Parish, worked in nursing and health care and wellness. She served at the Whitehall Nursing Home, Deerfield; Divine Word Residence, Techny; VNA North, Evanston; Colonial Manor and Plymouth Place, La Grange; Chateau Village, Willowbrook; Brighton Gardens, Prospect Heights; New Perspective, Wheeling; Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health, Hoffman Estates; in the ministry of care and convent service in River Grove, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect and in other Illinois towns; and in Washington, D. C.; Indiana; and Connecticut. She ministers in the convent service at Guerin College Prep, River Grove

SISTER ELLEN (THERESE MARY) KEHOE was a teacher and pastoral minister. She served at St. Angela. She is a pastoral associate/ coordinator of religious education at Holy Spirit Parish Newman Center at the University of Kentucky

SISTER MARY FRANCES (ANN MARION) KEUSAL, from St. Eugene Parish, was a teacher and director of religious education. She is a volunteer in hospice bereavement ministry at Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Olympia Fields, and in the ministry to the homebound in Sauk Village

SISTER JOAN (JOAN PATRICE) KIRKPATRICK worked in education and administration. She served at Providence High School and in California and Indiana. She is a personal needs coordinator through the ministry of care of Providence Health Care, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana

SISTER IRMA (ANN PETER) MEUSE worked in education. She served at St. Francis Borgia and now ministers in outreach in Stoneham, Massachusetts

SISTER JOSEPHINE PAOLINELLI, from St. Ferdinand Parish, was a teacher, business manager, office administrator and bookkeeper. She served at Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Genevieve, Providence-St. Mel and in Rolling Meadows. She is a volunteer at Gottlieb Hospital, Melrose Park.

50 YEARS

SISTER CATHLEEN CAMPBELL was a teacher, administrator, communications coordinator, social justice and public relations consultant and newspaper editor. She served at Mother Theodore Guerin High School; was coordinator of communications, special assistant to the superintendent, special assistant to vicar of Catholic education, Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools; communications, social justice and public relations consultant and newsletter editor, Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Education; managing editor, Chicago Catholic; editor, The New World; and director of public relations for the Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province. She also ministered at Dominican University and in Indiana. She is the coordinator of Circle of Grace program, Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Resurrection Sisters

70 YEARS

SISTER M. JULIANNE MACIUSZEK, from St. Casimir Parish, was a teacher, principal, supervisor, secretary, receptionist and health care worker. She served at St. Casimir; St. Thecla; St. Mary of the Angels; St. Bede, Ingleside; and Presence Resurrection Medical Center. She is retired and lives at Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer.

50 YEARS

SISTER KATHLEEN ANN SKROCKI was a day care provider, teacher, substitute teacher, vocation directress and campus minister. She served at Resurrection Day Care, Resurrection College Prep High School and as a teacher and principal in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. She is a vocation directress in Chicago.

SISTER MARY BARBARA SNIEGOWSKI, from St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, was a teacher, administrator, provincial superior, secretary and treasurer, vocation/formation directress, director of the Resurrection Life Center and intercommunity liaison. She served at St. Casimir; Queen of the Rosary, Elk Grove Village; Presence Resurrection Life Center; and in Ohio. She is the provincial secretary, provincial councilor and archivist in Chicago.

Scalabrinian Sisters

50 YEARS

SISTER MARCIANA ZAMBIASI was a formator for the junior sisters in North America; Provincial Treasurer, Our Lady of Fatima Province; and a leader in her congregation. She is the local superior of the Bishop Scalabrini Community, Melrose Park.

Men Religious

Augustinians

70 YEARS

BISHOP JOHN C. M C NABB 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

Brothers of the Christian Schools

70 YEARS

BROTHER NICHOLAS GEIMER, an Evanston native whose home parish was St. Timothy, was an educator and did formation work. He served at St. Patrick High School, St. Mel High School and in Nairobi, Kenya. He is retired at De LaSalle High School, Minneapolis.

60 YEARS

BROTHER ROMAN JAROSZ, a Chicago native whose home parish was St. Hedwig Chapel, Niles, was an educator who served at St. Patrick High School; St. Joseph High School, Westchester; De La Salle Institute; and in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is retired at Christian Brothers High School

BROTHER RAPHAEL MASCARI, a Chicago native from Our Lady of the Mount Parish, Cicero, was an educator at St. Francis High School, Wheaton, Illinois, and Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, where he is a mathematics professor.

50 YEARS

BROTHER ARMAND ALCAZAR was an educator at Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, and at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, where he is a theology professor

BROTHER KENNETH ARMOND, from St. Athanasius Parish, Evanston, was an educator at St. Patrick High School; Montini Catholic High School, Lombard, Illinois; St. Joseph High School, Westchester; and in Tennessee. He is a senior application developer for Christian Brothers Services in Westmont

Edmund Rice Christian Brothers

70 YEARS

BROTHER JOHN STEPHEN O’KEEFE taught and worked in the Leo High School Community. He lives at the St. Joseph’s Residence Community, New Rochelle, New York.

50 YEARS

BROTHER CHARLES JOSEPH GATTONE, a Chicago native, has been a teacher and province leader. He served at St. Laurence High School and was a member of the Emmaus Community, both in Burbank; and he was at Leo High School, Brother Rice High School and in Joliet, Illinois. He teaches at Vancouver College, Vancouver, British Columbia

BROTHER KARL JAN WALCZAK, a Chicago native, taught and was a school administrator and community leader. He served at Brother Rice High School; St. Laurence High School Community and the Emmaus Community, both in Burbank; and at the Brother Rice Provincialate, Western Province. He now serves as the house manager and resides at the Callan Novitiate Community

Claretians

15 YEARS

FATHER MARCO J. CARDENAS has done pastoral work and radio ministry. He served at St. Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Basil/Visitation and Holy Cross/IHM. He ministers with Radio Claret America, a radio ministry of the Claretians based in Chicago

FATHER EDDIE DE LEON, an East Chicago, Indiana, native, has worked in campus ministry and taught pastoral ministry. He served as a campus minister for Missouri State/Drury Universities and Yale University; is member of the Claretian Missionaries Eastern Province (Chicago); and is a representative for the Claretian Missionaries with the United Nations. He also is an assistant professor of pastoral ministry and director of intercultural outreach, Catholic Theological Union

Franciscan Friars - Sacred Heart Province

75 YEARS

FATHER VINCENT ELSEN was an instructor, Mission Band member, retreat house director, pastor and chaplain. He served at St. Augustine, Corpus Christi High School and was director of the Newman Center in Ruston, Louisiana. He is retired and does supply ministry at St. Clare’s Friary, Alton, Illinois.

70 YEARS

FATHER JOSEPH HEMMER was an instructor, campus minister, pastor and acting principal. He served at Corpus Christi High School and Hales Franciscan High School. He now is pastor of St. Teresa in Kaitag, Arkansas, and St. Peter-in-Chains, Ruby, Arkansas

FATHER VENARD KOSMMER was a pastor, instructor and administrator who served at Corpus Christi High School and Hales Franciscan High School and now is senior parochial vicar at Notre Dame Parish, Clarendon Hills, Illinois.

60 YEARS

FATHER EDWARD BOREN was a teacher, pastor and chaplain and did Hispanic Ministry. He served at Hales Franciscan High School and now does supply ministry and is a hospital chaplain at Mission San Jose Friary, San Antonio

FATHER MICHAEL CROSBY was an assistant dean of discipline and student religious, academic dean, director of friar formation, associate pastor, pastor, confessor, spiritual director and preacher. He served at St. Peter and was director of the Friars Legion. He is retired at St. Clare’s Friary, Alton, Illinios

FATHER EUGENE MICHEL was a chaplain, associate pastor, parochial vicar, pastor, confessor and administrator. He served at Hales Franciscan High School, St. Augustine/St. Dominic, St. Peter’s in the Loop, St. Joseph Church (Hermitage Avenue). He is retired at the Leo C. Byrne Residence, St. Paul, Minnesot

BROTHER CHRISTOPHER NEUMAN did social work and AIDS ministry and worked as a cook. He served at St. Peter’s in the Loop, St. Mary’s Home for the Aged and was the Michigan City cottage director. He lives in semi-retirement at San Damiano, Cicero

FATHER ANDRE SCHLUDECKER was a pastor and confessor. He served at St. Peter and in Wisconsin. He is the chaplain to the Franciscan Sisters of Springfield, Illinois.

50 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS ESS was a chaplain, associate pastor, pastor and confessor. He served in Teutopolis, Illinois; at the Mariapolis Luminosa Religious in New York; and now is a confessor at St. Peter’s in the Loop

BROTHER GORDON HAYES worked in food service, household maintenance, hospital ministry and secular employment. He served at Hales Franciscan High School and at Corpus Christi House. He is retired in Monroe, Louisiana

FATHER KURT HARTRICH has been a guardian, master of formation and a pastor. He served at Catholic Theological Union and St. Joseph Seminary and now is pastor of St. Peter

BROTHER THOMAS KRULL has done household work, maintenance and building engineering. He serves in those capacities at St. Peter Friary

FATHER ALBERT MERZ did pastoral formation and was a pastor, director of the associate program and the Simply Professional Brothers and Franciscan Outreach programs. He served at St. Peter’s in the Loop, St. Augustine, St. Dominic and at St. Gratian, Countryside, Illinois. He is at the Peace Center and does supply ministry at Little Flower Friary, Monroe, Louisiana

FATHER ROBERT PAWELL, a Chicago native, was director of the House of Prayer, did preaching ministry and is the founder of Project Lazarus. He served at St. Peter’s in the Loop as the director of education programs and at the Community of Taize and Beacon Street Community. He now is at the Holy Evangelists Friary

FATHER GLENN PHILLIPS was an associate pastor, pastor and parochial vicar. He was at Holy Spirit and now serves as a confessor at St. Peter’s in the Loop

FATHER CHRISTIAN REUTER was a principal, ministered to the black community and was a pastor. He served at Hales Franciscan High School, St. Augustine, Corpus Christi and now does prison ministry and is a sacramental minister at Immaculate Conception, Columbia, Illinois, and is at St. Benedict the Black Friary, East St. Louis, Illinois

BROTHER RAYMOND SHUBERT has been an office staff member, tailor and liturgical designer. He served at Hales Franciscan High School and now works at St. Peter’s in the Loop.

25 YEARS

FATHER DUCAHN PHAM did outreach ministry and worked as associate director of the Franciscan Vocation Center, director of the candidacy program, vocation director and parochial vicar. He served at St. Joseph, San Damiano, St. Joseph (Hermitage Avenue) and St. Peter’s in the Loop. He is the parochial vicar, St. Francis Solanus Church, Quincy, Illinois

FATHER JAMES WALTON was a chaplain and parochial minister. He served at St. Gratian, Countryside, Illinois, and Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois. He now lives in retirement and does supply ministry at St. Gratian Friary

Brothers of the Holy Cross

60 YEARS

BROTHER JOHN PRZYBYLA has been a cook and maintenance worker. He served at Holy Cross High School, River Grove. He now is a groundskeeper at Columbia Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana

Marist Brothers

60 YEARS

BROTHER BRENDAN BRENNAN has been a teacher and campus minister. He served for many years at Marist High School and in New York, Massachusetts and Oregon. He lives at the Marist Brothers community in Chicago and volunteers at Marist High School

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

60 YEARS

FATHER JAMES TAYLOR, from St. Cajetan parish, ministered in education, administration and fundraising. He served at St. Benedict High School and with the Missionary Association, Apartment Community of OLS and King’s House, all in Belleville, Illinois, where he lives in retirement at St. Henry’s Oblate Residence

FATHER WILLIAM WOESTMAN has ministered in teaching and administration. He served as director of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Illinois; was provincial, Central U.S. Province for the Missionary Oblates, St. Paul, Minnesota; director of the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate in Rome; was a member of the canon law faculty in Ottawa, Canada; and now serves in the Office of Canonical Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

50 YEARS

FATHER WILLIAM MAHER, from Our Lady of Peace Parish, has been a missionary in Japan for more than 40 years. He currently is at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church there

FATHER WILLIAM MASON is celebrating 50 years of his first vows. He has done parish work, retreats and ministered in disadvantaged communities. He served at Chicago’s Precious Blood Parish and in Vermont, Florida, New York and Minnesota. He now is the pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Oakland, California

Resurrection Fathers

25 YEARS

FATHER JACEK PRASKI has been a parish priest at St. Hyacinth, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martytr and St. Wenceslaus, where he now is the pastor. He also has worked with the pro-life movement, youth and families, the domestic church movement and is the confessor for the Felician Sisters

Divine Word

75 YEARS

FATHER CHARLES SCHNEIDER was a missionary, bursar, regional superior, rector, associate novice master and mission secretary for the Province of Ghana, where he worked for 55 years. He is retired in Techny.

70 YEARS

FATHER JAMES HENRY was a missionary priest in Papua New Guinea for 12 years. He served as a U.S. Navy chaplain and taught in California. He is retired in Techny

FATHER ARNOLD LANG taught, was a chaplain and did pastoral ministry in Appalachia. He taught at Divine Word seminaries in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Iowa and was a chaplain in West Virginia. He is retired in Techny

FATHER STANLEY PLUTZ was a missionary priest in the Philippines, where he taught and served as a spiritual director at Divine Word and diocesan seminaries. He was one of two vice-postulators for the cause of canonization of St. Arnold Janssen. He is retired in Techny.

50 YEARS

FATHER STEPHEN BEVANS was a missionary in the Philippines for almost a decade and is a missiologist. He has served as research fellow at Yale University; visiting scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University; past president of the American Society of Missiology; and member of the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism. He has authored or co-authored six books and edited 11. He is Louis J. Luzbetak SVD professor of mission and culture emeritus at Catholic Theological Union

FATHER MICHAEL BONNER, from St. Francis de Sales Parish, was a missionary priest in the Philippines for 25 years. He also served at St. Benedict the African and St. Bronislava and was pastor of St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling. He is retired in Techny

FATHER DEREK SIMONS is an award-winning independent producer and co-founded Racebridges, a non-sectarian, multimedia initiative that challenges injustice and seeks to build community among all people. He works at Techny

BROTHER KEN VALOIS, from St. Helena parish, worked in education, fine arts and pottery. He also completed the Chicago Marathon twice. He is retired in Techny.

40 YEARS

FATHER BILL HALVEY, from St. Mel Parish, worked in Papua New Guinea for 26 years, first as a brother, then as a priest. He was a teacher, pastor and retreat center director. He was the U.S. Post Office postmaster at Techny and was chaplain to cloistered Benedictine Sisters. He served in Mississippi, New Jersey and Wyoming. He is retired in Techny.

25 YEARS

FATHER LUKAS BATMOMOLIN offered pastoral care, did formation work in Indonesia, was a communications coordinator and is a published author. He is a superior delegate for the Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province at Techny

Viatorians

70 YEARS

FATHER SIMON LEFEBVRE has been a teacher and a parish priest. He ministered in Peoria, Illinois; Nevada; California; and Taiwan, and was in residence and provided sacramental ministry at St. Viator Parish. He is retired at the Viatorian Province Center Residence in Arlington Heights.

50 YEARS

FATHER MICHAEL KELIHER was a teacher and pastoral minister. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; St. Viator Parish; in Bourbonnais and Kankakee, Illinois; and in Nevada. He is associate pastor, St. Thomas More Catholic Community, Henderson, Nevada

FATHER JOHN PALMER has been a music professor and pastoral minister. He served at Christ the King Parish and at Benedictine University and St. Petronille, both in Lisle, Illinois. He is retired but helps in sacramental ministry at St. Petronille

FATHER JOHN PISORS, from St. Viator Parish, was an educator and pastoral minister. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, and in the Colegio San Viator, Bogota, Colombia

FATHER ALAN SYSLO, a Chicago native, was a teacher and social worker who helped people with HIV/AIDS in California. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, and now is associate pastor at St. Thomas More, Henderson, Nevada

FATHER JOHN VAN WIEL was a high school chemistry teacher. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, and in Rock Island, Kankakee and Springfield, Illinois. He is retired and lives at the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights.

25 YEARS

FATHER L. FREDY SANTOS has been a high school teacher and parish priest. He served in his native Colombia and in Belize. He now is associate pastor of St. Theresa in Kankakee, Illinois.

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