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Thank you for your service

By Chicago Catholic
July 26, 2017

Celebrating religious jubilees

Cardinal Cupich celebrated Mass May 27 for women and men religious celebrating special anniversaries of 25 to 80 years in religious life. The annual celebration took place at St. Monica Church and honored hundreds of teachers, nurses, chaplains and parish priests and others.
Cardinal Cupich greets Sister of the Living Word Genevieve Shea, an 80-year jubilarian, after Mass for the annual jubilee celebration commemorating the anniversary of 25 years or more of religious life at St. Monica Parish on May 27. The Mass honors hundreds of teachers, nurses, chaplains and parish priests who have given anywhere from 25 to 80 years in service of the Lord. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Women religious participate in the jubliee Mass May 27 at St. Monica Church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Jessica Katz shares the sign of peace with sisters celebrating their anniversaries at the Mass commemorating religious jubilees May 27 at St. Monica Church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Scalabrini Sister Bertilla Scola, a 75-year jubilarian, prays along with other sisters celebrating their anniversaries May 27 at St. Monica Church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Sister of Christian Charity Mary Ann Warwick and Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Mary Jean Hayes, both celebrating 60 years, present the gifts to Cardinal Cupich at the Mass for religious jubilees May 27 at St. Monica Church. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

With this issue, Chicago Catholic 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 20 to 80 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

Women religious

Sisters of St. Casimir
75 years
Sister Andreata Naudziunas was born in South Boston, Massachusetts, and served in education, accounting and data entry. In Chicago she taught at St. George (Bridgeport), All Saints School (Roseland), Nativity BVM (Chicago Lawn), Providence of God (Pilsen), and served in the Sisters of St. Casimir’s food pantry, Holy Cross Hospital’s business office and Maria High School’s alumnae office. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of Victory Convent in Lemont. 

Sister Evelyn Vichoras taught at Our Lady of Vilna and Nativity BVM and was a nurse at Loretto Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital and in Nebraska. She does prayer ministry at Franciscan Village in Lemont.

60 years
Sister M. Janine Golubickis taught at All Saints (Roseland), Sts. Peter and Paul and Providence of God. She was a pastoral associate at All Saints-St. Anthony and St. Paul (22nd Place) and did pastoral ministry at Holy Family Villa. She also did vocation and formation ministry. She now is the coordinator for assisted living for sisters at Franciscan Village, Lemont.
Sister Marilyn Kuzmickus, from St. Bartholomew Parish, Waukegan, was an educator at Immaculate Conception (44th Street), St. George (Bridgeport), Sts. Peter and Paul, Providence of God and Maria High School. She also worked in formation ministry and congregational leadership. She does prayer ministry at Franciscan Village in Lemont.
Sister Lucille Zelvys taught at Providence of God and Immaculate Conception (44th Street) and served as a nurse at Loretto Hospital, Maria High School and Holy Cross Hospital. She does prayer ministry at Franciscan Village in Lemont.

50 years
Sister Regina Marie Dubickas taught at Immaculate Conception (44th Street), Nativity BVM and Providence of God. She also worked in vocation and formation ministry and as a psychologist. She now is the congregation’s general superior. 

Sisters of Christian Charity

80 years
Sister Consuela Chase worked in elementary education and community leadership, as a secretary, as director of English as a second language at Mallinkrodt College and Loyola University Chicago; in the SCC literacy program; and as a clerk. She served at St. Gregory High School; St. Raphael; Josephinum High School and Convent; St. Joseph Convent; Maria Immaculata Convent, Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette; and in Missouri, Minnesota and Iowa. She does prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.

75 years 
Sister Henrica Buchert
worked in elementary education and administration, religious education, local community leadership, music and art education. She served at St. Gregory; St. Teresa of Avila; St. Joseph, Wilmette; Holy Ghost School, South Holland; Josephinum High School; and in Michigan and Louisiana. She now is a religious education tutor and a writer of jubilee letters to Sisters of Christian Charity in the Eastern Province and Western Region.
Sister Carolyn Eultgen worked in elementary education and administration; community leadership; pastoral ministry to Native Americans on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, North Dakota; and adult education. She served at St. Raphael; St. Gregory; St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Theresa, Palatine; Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette; and in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota. She does prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.


70 years
Sister Caroline Schafer worked in education, as councilor to the major superior and as councilor to the general superior in Rome. She served at St. Gregory; St. Martha, Morton Grove; Holy Ghost, South Holland; was formator of novices at the Wilmette motherhouse and provincial councilor there; was local leader at St. Joseph Convent, Wilmette; and served in Iowa, Minnesota, Louisiana and Missouri. She is the administrator at Sacred Heart Convent, SCC retirement home, Wilmette.


60 years
Sister Mary Ann Warwick, from St. Thomas of Canterbury, worked in elementary education and administration, religious education, regional ministry as secretary, as an organist for liturgies and local coordinator of Companions of Pauline. She served at St. Alphonsus Liguori, Prospect Heights; St. Teresa of Avila; and Maria Immaculata Convent, Wilmette. She is the secretary for the regional leadership team.


40 years
Sister Monica Cormier has worked in education, parish ministry, vocation and formation ministry and SCC community leadership. She served at Josephinum High School; St. Aloysius; on the provincial leadership and vocation teams in Wilmette; and in Michigan, Missouri, Texas, New Mexico and Florida. She is a vocation team member, local house treasurer and a full-time caregiver to her mother in Louisiana.


Sisters of St. Cyril and Methodius 
20 years
Sister Deborah Marie Borneman serves in the Archdicoese of Chicago as director of member relations and services for the National Religious Vocation Conference. She formerly worked in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


Adrian Dominicans 
75 years
Sister Cecilia Marie Brown was an elementary school teacher and plant manager. She served at St. Edmund, Oak Park; St. Denis; St. Albert the Great, Oak Lawn; St. Mary Star of the Sea; and St. Collette, Rolling Meadows and was the plant manager at Immaculata Congregational Home, Bartlett. She does ministry of prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Carol Louise Hiller was a teacher, librarian and school secretary. She served at St. Rita; St. Killian; St. Kevin; St. Albert the Great, Oak Lawn; and at Aquinas High School. She ministers in prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Miriam Joseph Lekan was an elementary school teacher and a licensed practical nurse. She served at Bishop Quarter High School, Oak Park. She ministers in prayer and service at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Virginia O’Reilly was an elementary, high school and college teacher, library assistant and clinical psychologist. She served at St. Rita and Aquinas Dominican High School and was an assistant teacher at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She ministers in prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Mary Willard Reagan was an elementary and high school teacher, principal and guidance director. She served at St. Edmund, Oak Park, and now ministers in prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.


70 years
Sister Shirley (Elaine Therese) Boettcher was an elementary school teacher, licensed practical nurse, residence moderator, chaplain and nursing home minister. She served at St. Rita, St. Carthage, St. Columbanus, St. Nicholas of Tolentine and Bishop Quarter High School, Oak Park. She is a chaplain and nursing home minister in Lake Placid, Florida.
Sister Jeanne (Thomas Raymond) Burns, a Chicago native, was an elementary and high school teacher, principal, chaplain, hospital administrator and congregational leader. She ministers in prayer and service at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Sarah (Michael Henry) Cavanaugh was a teacher, principal and administrative assistant. She served at St. Philip Neri and Aquinas Dominican High School and was a principal at Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette. She is a literacy center assistant at the Adrian Res Literacy Center and lives at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister JoAnn (Marie Bernard) Fleischaker, from Queen of Angels Parish, was a teacher, principal, pastoral minister and guidance counselor. She served at St. Clare of Montefalco, Aquinas High School and studied clinical pastoral education at Children’s Memorial Hospital. She does volunteer work and lives in Chicago.
Sister Eileen (Margaret Aloysius) Meyers was a teacher, principal and pastoral minister who served at St. Kilian. She does prayer and service at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Janet (Mary Paulette) Persyk was a high school teacher, librarian, chaplain and pastoral minister to the elderly. She served at Resurrection Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital and at Marillac House. She ministers in prayer and service in Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Mary Ann (Albert Anne) Rybarczyk was an elementary and high school teacher and principal. She served at St. James, Maywood. She ministers in prayer and presence in Stevensville, Michigan.
Sister Mary (Michael Celeste) Saynay was an elementary and high school teacher, principal and bookkeeper. She served at St. Columbanus and St. Mary Star of the Sea. She ministers in prayer and presence and lives at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Margaret Ann (Louis Arthur) Swallow was an elementary school teacher and nurse’s assistant. She served at Our Lady of Good Counsel. She ministers in prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Shirley (Joyce Edward) Thielk was an elementary and high school teacher, systems analyst and office worker. She served at St. Clare of Montefalco. She ministers in prayer and service at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse campus, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Cyrilla Zarek, from St. Ailbe Parish, was an elementary school teacher, principal, nurse’s aide, pastoral associate and chaplain. She served at Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor; Applewood Nursing Home, Matteson; Mercy Hospital; Nativity Parish; St. Joseph Hospital; and Loyola Medical Center, Maywood. She ministers in prayer and presence in Chicago.

60 years
Sister Patricia (Francis Kevin) Brady, from St. Kilian Parish, was a teacher, principal and community leader. She served at Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester, and Mother McAuley High School; was a chapter prioress for her congregation in Hometown; worked in the Dominican Youth Ministry and was director of the Dominican Association of Secondary Schools. She is retired at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Eunice (Marie John) Drazba, from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, was a teacher, religious educator and pastoral minister. She served as facilities director of St. Leonard’s House. She now ministers in prayer and presence in Westchester.
Sister Loretta (Therese Paul) Glanz was an elementary school teacher and principal. She served at St. Mary Star of the Sea, St. Laurence and Santa Maria del Popolo. She works as a substitute teacher for Joliet diocesan schools and lives in Westmont.
Sister Frances Lombaer, from St. Philip Neri Parish, was an elementary school teacher, principal, secretary, executive assistant and archivist. All of her ministries were outside Illinois, including two years teaching in South Africa. She ministers in prayer and service at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Helen (Denis Margaret) McAllister, an Evergreen Park native from St. Carthage Parish, was an elementary and high school teacher, campus minister and principal. She served at Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester; St. Cyprian, River Grove; St. Benedict, Blue Island; and Queen of Peace High School, Burbank. She ministers in prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Helen Diane (Ina Marie) McGuirt, from St. Rita of Cascia Parish, was an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister, community support counselor and religious education coordinator. She served at Queen of Angels, St. Columbanus and Bishop Quarter High School, Oak Park. She ministers in prayer and service at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Joella (Joella Patrice) Miller, an Elgin native, was a teacher, principal and congregation leader. She served at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, St. Philip Neri, St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Clare of Montefalco and was the chapter prioress of her congregation in Hometown. She is retired and does volunteer work in Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Judith Ann Seefeld was an elementary teacher who served at St. Laurence and St. Rita. She ministers in prayer and presence at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan.
Sister Janet (James Kathleen) Traut, an Evergreen Park native from St. Kilian Parish, was an elementary school teacher, adult educator and a member of the Literacy Center staff. All of her ministries were in Michigan. She ministers in prayer and service in Dearborn, Michigan.
Sister Jude Van Baalen was an elementary school teacher and did religious education, pastoral ministry and adult formation. She served at Queen of Angels and now ministers in prayer and service. She is retired in Westchester.
Sister Mary (Michael Bridget) Ward, from Queen of Angels Parish, was an elementary school teacher, guidance counselor, secretary and clerical worker. She served at St. Columbanus; St. Ailbe; St. Celestine, Elmwood Park; and St. Ferdinand. She ministers in prayer and service in Warren, Michigan.

50 years
Sister Kathleen (Patricia Ann) Klingen, from St. Ailbe Parish, was an elementary school teacher and administrator. She served at St. Mary Star of the Sea, St. Clare of Montefalco and Our Lady of the Westside and was administrator for 25 years at St. Cyprian, River Grove. She now is her congregation’s chapter prioress and lives in Chicago.
Sister Donna Markham, an Evanston native, has been a teacher, psychotherapist, psychologist and community leader. She served as executive director of behavioral health services and as a psychologist and psychotherapist at Mercy Hospital and the University of Chicago and was prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation. She is the president/CEO of Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Virginia, where she lives.
Sister Nancy (Marie Erin) Murray, an Evanston native from St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette, was a high school teacher, campus minister and pastoral associate. She served at St. Sylvester and Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette. She now performs as St. Catherine of Siena and lives in Adrian, Michigan.

Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York
50 years

Sister Kathleen Donnelly, a Chicago native from Sacred Heart Parish, Winnetka, worked in elementary education and school administration. She was principal at Sacred Heart School, Winnetka, for 17 years and served as principal for 24 years in St. Louis. She is a member of the executive committee, Dominican Sisters Conference, River Forest, and does campus ministry at Josephinum Academy.

Dominican Sisters of Springfield
75 years
Sister Martina Finn taught primary grades at Our Lady of Grace; St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson; St. Edward; and St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park. She does ministry of prayer at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois.

60 years
Sister M. Angelene Biderbost ministered in elementary education at St. Edward and St. Christina. She is a tutor at St. Patrick School, receptionist at Sacred Heart Convent and religious education teacher St. Agnes Parish, all in Springfield, Illinois.
Sister Bernice (M. Anthony) Julp worked in elementary education and administration and served at St. Christina. She is an administrative assistant for the prioress general at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois.
Sister Mary Jerome Quinn worked in primary education at St. Edward; St. James, Sauk Village; St.Bernadette, Evergreen Park; and Our Lady of Grace. She volunteers at Holy Family Parish, Decatur, Illinois.
Sister M. Linda Tonellato worked in education and religious education at St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park, and Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights. She is the Heritage Room curator, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois.

50 years
Sister Ann (Mary Patricia) Clennon
was an educator at St. Bernadette, Evergreen Park, and St. James, Sauk Village. She is an event planner and assistant to the leadership team, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois.
Sister Martha Marie (Mary Marlene) Kirback worked in primary education and served at the Dominican Literacy Center. She is a teacher’s aide at St. Agnes School and does pastoral care at St. Joseph Parish, both in Springfield, Illinois.
Sister M. Joan Sorge worked in elementary education and administration. She served at St. John Bosco and was the principal at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights. She is principal at St. Agnes, Springfield, Illinois.

Sinsinawa Dominicans
75 years
Sister Genevieve (Mary Gertrude) Pinion was an educator at Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, for 45 years and in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

70 years
Sister Stephana Garvey
was a teacher and religious education coordinator. She served at St. Barnabas; St. Philip the Apostle, Northfield; St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest; Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; was a volunteer at the Rose K. Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education at Dominican University, River Forest; and in Wisconsin, Florida and Minnesota. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Sister Vivian (Priscilla) Gorman worked in education and school administration and as a religious education coordinator. She served at St. Richard; St. Patrick, Lemont; St. Philip the Apostle, Northfield; Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; in Rockford and Freeport, Illinois; and in Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alabama; and California. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Sister Alban Hermes was a teacher and school administrator for 30 years and pastoral minister for 35 years. She served at St. Brendan; St. Sabina; St. Patrick, Lemont; St. Thomas More; Visitation; St. Mary, Evanston; Our Lady of Knock, Calumet City; in Rockford, Illinois; and in Alabama, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She lives at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Sister Helen (Marie Clara) Martin was a teacher and administrator. She was her congregation’s vicaress provincial for the South Province and served at St. Thomas the Apostle; Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; in Rockford, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, Alabama and Minnesota. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Sister Loretta (Marie Simeon) McIlvenna was a teacher and administrator. She served at St. Cajetan, St. Thomas More, Visitation, and in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama and Oklahoma.
Sister Anne Marie (Thomas á Becket) Mongoven, from St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, was a teacher and writer. She directed the pastoral ministries graduate program at Santa Clara University, California, and was the director of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program at a parish there. She also served in Minnesota; Nebraska; Washington, D.C.; and in Wisconsin. She is a writer and lives at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Sister Baptist Sohrer, from St. Athanasius, Evanston, was a teacher and liturgist. She taught music at Rosary College/Dominican University and was the university ministry liturgist. She also served in Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Florence, Italy. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Sister Marie Bertrand Wright taught high school science and was a school administrator. She served at St. Thomas the Apostle; in Bloomington, Illinois; and in Alaska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Alabama and Iowa. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

60 years
Sister Joan (Yoland) Brichacek,
a Chicago native from St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, River Forest, taught and was an administrator and minister of care. She served at the Bartlett Learning Center, Bartlett; Dominican University School of Education, River Forest; Church of the Holy Spirit, Schaumburg; was the finance officer and secretary for the Eastern Province of her congregation and worked in Wisconsin, South Dakota and New York. She lives at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Sister Carol (Honorata) Fox is a Chicago native whose home parish was St. Margaret Mary. She was a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Brendan, St. Cajetan and Epiphany and in Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, New York, Missouri and Washington, D.C. She works as an English as a second language teacher at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines.
Sister Diane (Mary Alana) Kennedy, a Chicago native from St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, was a teacher and administrator. She served as vice president for mission and ministry at Dominican University, River Forest, and in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota. She is the promoter of the cause of Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP and lives at Dominican University.
Sister Mercedes (Mary Meloria) Kucera, a Chicago native from St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, was a teacher and religious educator who worked with people who had mental and physical challenges. She served at St. Sabina; the General Education Development (GED) program at the Westside Center; Trinity High School, River Forest; and in Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Florida and Wisconsin, where she was a volunteer with the Sinsinawa Mound Children’s Choir. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Sister Mary (Ivana) Mahony, a Chicago native from St. Mary Parish, Evanston, worked in elementary and adult education and as a pastoral minister. She served at St. Brendan, St. Richard and St. Thomas the Apostle and in Wisconsin, Alabama, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. 
Sister Susanne (Julianus) McDonald taught at Visitation; St. Thomas More; St. Giles, Oak Park; and in New Jersey and Wisconsin. 
Sister Mary Virginia “Ginger” (Gratian) Phillips was a teacher, pastoral minister and community administrator. She served at Visitation and the Westside Employment Center, was the provincial councilor for her congregation’s Northeast Province and worked in Minnesota and Alabama. She has volunteered with formerly incarcerated women and men at Chicago’s St. Leonard Ministries since 2007. 
Sister Bernadette Ries worked in health care. She was an X-ray technician, vocation director, chaplain and administrator. She served at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood; at Chicago’s Hazelden Center; and in Washington. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
Sister Leonius Skaar was a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Cajetan; Visitation; St. Patrick, Lemont; in Bloomington, Illinois; and in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida. She lives at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

50 years
Sister Jeri (Mary DePaul) Cashman
was a social worker, teacher, pastoral minister, justice and peace campus minister and an advocate for life and mission for her congregation. She served at the University of Illinois at Chicago; in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; and in Bolivia and Mexico. 
Sister Ellen (Marie Michaela) Gaynor, from St. John the Baptist Parish, is an oncologist and teacher in the medical field. She served in Wisconsin and at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, where she has been an oncology specialist since 1978 and a Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine faculty member since 1986. 
Sister Mary (Mary Henry) Montgomery, from St. Christina Parish, was a teacher and parish and diocesan administrator. She served in Rockford, Illinois; in Wisconsin, where she was superintendent of Catholic schools in Madison; and in Iowa, where she served as the director of pastoral planning for the archdiocese. She lives at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

Felician Sisters 
75 years
Sister Mary Sebastia Dzwierzynski, from St. John of God Parish, worked in education, supportive services and care for the aged. She served at Sts. Peter and Paul, Sacred Heart, St. Bruno, St. Bronislava, St. Andrew Home, Niles; and did housekeeping duties at the residence of the Chicago archbishop and in the dioceses of Peoria and Rockford, Illinois, and Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.
Sister Mary Lourdine Lachowski, worked in education and phone ministry. She served at St. Helen; St. Joseph; St. Bruno; St. Wenceslaus; Ascension; Holy Innocents; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, and in Wisconsin. She ministers at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Sister Paul Marie Pietroczynski is a Chicago native whose home parish was Holy Innocents. She devoted her religious life to education and phone ministry. She served at St. Bruno; St. Turibius; St. Bronislava; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Hedwig; Our Lady of the Gardens; St. Joseph; Sacred Heart; St. Wenceslaus; Our Lady of Ransom in Niles; in the Dioceses of Peoria, Illinois; and in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Alabama. She now ministers at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

70 years
Sister Mary Eulodia Gramczak,
from St. James Parish, worked in education, school administration, as a counselor and in prayer ministry. She served at St. John of God, St. Helen, Good Counsel High School, St. Joseph High School, Felician College, Montay College, CICS Northtown Academy and Providence High School, New Lenox, Illinois. She now does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.
Sister Mary Ruthilia Kobitta, from St. Joseph Parish, worked in education, supportive services and prayer ministry. She served at St. James; St. Wenceslaus; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Isidore, Blue Island; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. Turibius, in the Dioceses of Peoria and Joliet, Illinois, and in Wisconsin. She now does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.
Sister Mary Elrita Zoromski worked in education, school administration and care of the aged, and as a receptionist and sacristan. She served at St. Turibius, St. Bruno, St. Mary Magdalene, Mother of Good Counsel Convent and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She now is a receptionist and sacristan at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

60 years
Sister Mary Francesca La Cerba,
from St. Michael Parish, worked in education, support services and as a librarian. She served at St. Turibius; St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates; Good Counsel High School; Our Lady of Tepeyac High School; Good Counsel High School and in Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.
Sister Joan Marie Rybicki, from St. Stanislaus Parish, Posen, worked in education, supportive services, as a medical technician and in social services ministering to the poor. She served at St. Andrew Home, Niles; Our Lady of the Angels; the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; in Centralia and Salem, Illinois; and in Wisconsin. She works at Blessed Mary Angels Spirituality Center Among the Poor in Pomona, California.
Sister Mary Eileen Wardzala, from St. Wenceslaus Parish, worked in education and as an assistant principal and administrative assistant. She served at St. Linus, Oak Lawn; Good Counsel High School; Dehon House; Cooke’s Manor; and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. She now is a payroll assistant at Catholic Charities and day care volunteer.

50 years
Sister Kathryn Mary Elliott
worked in education and as a spiritual director, campus minister, member of the pastoral team, archivist and resource historian. She served at Good Shepherd, Our Lady of the Gardens, Good Counsel High School, St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph parish and school, with the Third Order Franciscans and Mother of Good Counsel Convent, where she is the archivist and resource historian.
Sister Elaine Marie Frigo worked in education, spiritual direction, retreat direction, vocation ministry, provincial councilor and administration. She served in many ministries in New Jersey including teaching at the elementary, high school and college level, was provincial councilor for the Immaculate Conception Province there, was assistant director of vocations for the Newark archdiocese and in Canada. She is the executive vice president, sponsorship and mission integration, Felician Services, Inc., in Chicago.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago 
70 years
Sister Mary Gabriel Lazarski, from Five Holy Martyrs Parish, was a teacher, principal, general councilor for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, novice director and director of religious education and is a recipient of Franciscan Federation Peacemaker Award. She served at St. Joseph Home; St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr; Assumption; St. Louise de Marillac, LaGrange; Five Holy Martyrs; as director of mission effectiveness; and at her community’s motherhouse, Lemont; The Port; St. Joseph Village; and in Indiana. She is retired in Lemont.
Sister Doloria Kosiek, from St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish, was a teacher, director of religious education, spiritual director, vocation director, pastoral associate and is a recipient of the Franciscan Federation Peacemaker Award. She served at Five Holy Martyrs; St. Florian; Madonna High School; St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr; St. Pascal; Our Lady of Ransom, Niles; St. Hugh, Lyons; St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn; St. Thecla; Triton Community College, Melrose Park; Oakton Community College, Skokie; Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catechesis; in the Fostering Faith program and in Ohio. She does volunteer pastoral care in Chicago.

Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa
60 years
Sister Michael Marie Burns worked in education, campus ministry and religious education and as a caregiver, house manager and support professional. She served at St. Francis de Paula; St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; St. Benedict; and Sophia House Esperanza and in Indiana, Iowa, California and Wisconsin. She is a spiritual director, and serves as a member of the liturgy and spiritual life committees for L’Arche in Clinton, Iowa, where she resides at the Canticle.

Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa
70 years
Sister Alice Schaefer
worked in education and school administration. She served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and in Iowa. She does support ministry in Dubuque, Iowa. 
Sister Consilia Schoenherr worked in education. She served at St. Christopher, Midlothian, and in Iowa. She now does support ministry in Dubuque, Iowa.


60 years
Sister Margaret Coleman
worked in teaching and administration. She served as a teacher in Chicago archdiocesan schools, was coordinator of the Retirement Fund for Religious appeal in Chicago parishes and the administrator for the Association of Chicago priests. She does support ministry in Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Julita Deppe was a teacher and caregiver. She served for 45 years as a teacher and served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She now does sisters’ support service at Francis House, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Ann Marie Dunn worked in teaching, pastoral care and as the director of religious education. She served at St. Mary of the Woods and St. Anne, Hazel Crest. She now does support ministry in Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Mary Ann Helle devoted her religious life to education and school administration. She served at St. Anne, Hazel Crest, and Sacred Heart, Melrose Park and in Iowa. She now does support ministry in Dubuque, Iowa. 
Sister Carol Hoverman worked in music, teaching and communications. She served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and was director of communications and editor of the newspaper for the diocese of Dubuque. She is the librarian at the Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Phyllis Manternach worked in education and school administration. She taught school for 40 years at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and in Iowa and California. She now is a librarian at the Motherhouse, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Doris Recker was a teacher and hospital chaplain. She served at Mater Christi, North Riverside; St. Christopher, Midlothian; St. Elizabeth Hospital; Loyola Medical Center, Maywood; and Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, where she served for 23 years. She also worked in Minnesota and Iowa. She volunteers at St. Christopher School and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Christopher Parish in Midlothian.

Sisters of St. Francis of Joliet
80 years
Sister Rose Spatny,
from St. Ludmilla Parish, was a teacher and social worker. She served at St. Procopius, St. Ludmilla, Columbus (Cabrini) Hospital, Columbus Health Care and in Joliet, Illinois, where she now lives.

75 years
Sister Dominic Krivich,
from Sacred Heart Parish (Englewood), was a teacher, administrator and pastoral minister to the homebound elderly and people in nursing homes. She served at Sacred Heart, Winnetka; Our Lady of the Ridge, Chicago Ridge; and in the Joliet diocesan Catholic schools office. She also founded the Fran Center to assist students in remedial education.

60 years
Sister Donna Marie Baier,
from Sacred Heart Parish (Englewood), was a teacher and school administrator and worked with the elderly. She served in Manhattan, Illinois; Ohio; the Franciscan Learning Center; and at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, where she directs the Gifts Shop.
Sister Kathryn Stimac worked in education in Joliet, Illinois, and Ohio. She also worked for Evanston School District 65 as a receptionist and human resources assistant. She is a member of St. Gertrude Parish, where she serves as a minister of the Word and extraordinary minister of Communion, and she has contributed more than 4,000 hours of volunteer time serving in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital and as a “cuddler” at the Cradle, both in Evanston.
Sister Faith Szambelanczyk, from St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, was a teacher and administrator and she worked in business. She served at Sts. Peter and Paul High School, St. Clement High School, Our Lady of the Angels Retirement Home, in Joliet, Illinois, and in Ohio. She is the interim archivist for the Sisters of St. Francis of Joliet.

Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Minnesota
60 years
Sister Mary (Masseo) Blesius,
from St. Juliana Parish, was a teacher and school administrator. She spent most of her career working in schools in Minnesota, where she is retired.

School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King 
60 years
Sister M. Paula Nasenbeny
was a teacher, development director, religious educator and school and congregational administrator. She served on the Peace and Justice Committee for the regional Franciscan Federation and was provincial vicaress. She ministered at St. Stephen; Mount Assisi Academy and Convent, Alvernia Manor and St. Joseph Infirmary; and in Joliet, Illinois; Ohio; and Wisconsin. She is the provincial treasurer at Mount Assisi Convent, Lemont.

50 years
Sister M. Marjorie Westendorf,
a Riverside native, was a teacher, religious educator, administrator, school liturgist/music director, child care supervisor; provincial councilor, vocation director and Franciscan Federation representative. She served at Sacred Heart (East 96th Street); St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick, Lemont; and in Indiana, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. She works as an elementary school teacher in Naperville.

School Sisters of St. Francis
80 years
Sister Catherine H. Ryan
was a musician, pastoral minister and caregiver for the homebound. She served at Blessed Agnes, St. Matthias and Our Lady of Charity, Cicero. She ministers in prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee.

75 years
Sister Julie Knotek
was an educator at Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph, Wilmette, and in other Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin towns and cities. She now in prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Greenfield, Wisconsin.

70 years
Sister Regine Barry,
from St. William Parish, worked in education and school administration. She served at St. Peter, Skokie; Our Lady of Victory; Santa Maria Adolorata; St. Benedict Grade School; St. Joseph, Waukegan; Alvernia High School; St. Francis Borgia;  provided personal services to private homes in Chicago; and worked in Wisconsin. She is a volunteer at clement Manor Retirement Center, Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Sister Joan Kaepplinger, from St. Pascal Parish, ministered in education, school and business administration, fine arts and special needs. She served at Alvernia High School; St. Benedict High School; as an artist at Pattison & Son; at Misericordia Home, where she initiated the Heart of Mercy Opportunities Program; and worked in Wisconsin. She ministers in prayer and presence in Harwood Heights, Illinois.
Sister Paulea Kraft, from Our Lady of Victory Parish, was an educator who served at St. Benedict Grade School, in other Illinois towns and in Nebraska and California. She is a hospice volunteer in Hemet, California.
Sister Noel LeClaire was an educator and social worker. She served at Our Lady of Charity, Cicero, and in other towns in Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Mississippi. She ministers in prayer and presence at Maria Linden Apartments in Milwaukee and Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Sister Maria Ann Raef, Chicago native from St. James Parish, Arlington Heights, worked in education and health care. She served at Alvernia High School; Our Lady of Victory; Blessed Agnes; St. James and Lutheran Health Center, Arlington Heights; Addolorata Village, Wheeling; and in Mississippi and Wisconsin. She ministers in prayer and presence at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwauke.
Sister Evelyn Trapp ministered in education and spiritual formation at St. Peter, Skokie and in other towns in Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. She ministers in prayer and presence at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Sister Rosalia Zachman was an educator at St. James, Arlington Heights, and in other Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin towns. She volunteers with the School Sisters of St. Francis mission advancement office, Milwaukee.

60 years
Sister Jamine Angelina,
from St. Bartholomew Parish, was an educator at in the Dioceses of Joliet and Peoria in Illinois and in Wisconsin. She volunteers in the archives department of the School Sisters of St. Francis’ international office, Milwaukee.
Sister Marilyn Brodd, from Our Lady of Mercy Parish, worked in education and pastoral ministry. She served in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Kentucky. She is a personal services director at Maria Linden Senior Apartments, Milwaukee.
Sister Kathleen Donohoe, from Our Lady of Victory Parish, worked in education and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Benedict Grade School; St. Dismas Education Center, Waukegan; Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Ridge; St. Matthew, Schaumburg; St. James, Arlington Height; and St. Edmund, Oak Park; and was director of novices for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ U.S. Province, Des Plaines, where she now serves as formation director. She also worked in Wisconsin.
Sister Frances Hicks, from St. Veronica Parish; was an educator and pastoral minister. She served at several schools in Aurora and DeKalb, Illinois. She is a pastoral minister at Casa Alexia, El Paso, Texas.
Sister Sheila Koss, from St. Benedict Parish, was an educator and congregational leader. She served at St. Catherine Laboure, Glenview, and on the secretariat for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Holy Name Province. She also worked in Wisconsin, Mississippi, California and Costa Rica. She ministers in prayer and presence, Idyllwild, California.
Sister Regina Pacis Meservey, from Our Lady of Mercy Parish, worked in education and congregational administration in several capacities in Milwaukee and in other Wisconsin towns. She ministers in prayer and presence, Milwaukee.
Sister Donna Marie Preston ministered in social services, business and congregational administration throughout Illinois. She served as coordinator of parish community services, Catholic Charities; and at St. Mary Magdalene; the Greater Chicago Food Depository; Holy Rosary Church; St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Parishes, Oak Park; as a warehouse manager for housing needs of the elderly at H.O.M.E.; and at the National Office of Lay Ministry; the Anti-Hunger Federation; FEMA; and as coordinator for peace and justice for her congregation.  She ministers in prayer and presence in Chicago.
Sister Joseline Valdes was an educator, school administrator, pastoral minister, formation worker and professional caregiver. She served at St. Philomena; Our Lady of Victory; St. Peter Canisius; Life Style Options, Schaumburg; Community Care System, Oak Park; and Our Lady of Fatima Center, Des Plaines. She is volunteer spiritual director of Fatima Prayer Community, River Grove.
Sister Peter Julian Werner, from St. Andrew Parish, worked in education and art. She served in the Dicoese of Rockford, Illinois, and in Nebraska and Wisconsin. She is a graphic artist for the School sisters of St. Francis U.S. Province in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Sister Arlene Woelfel was an educator, administrator, social worker and social justice advocate. She served at Alvernia High School, Eighth Day Center for Justice, Witness for Peace, at the Latino Counseling Services and in Mississippi, Texas Wisconsin, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico, where she now is a human rights advocate at the Human Rights Center Paso del Norte, Juarez, Mexico.

40 years
Sister Barbara Forster
served in school and social services administration, vocation ministry and social work. She served at St. William; Alvernia High School; St. Stephen and the individual living program at Maryville Academy, both in Des Plaines; Uhlich Teen-Parent SVC Network; Resurrection Life Center; and for the School Sisters of St. Francis’ U.S. Province. She now is the personal services director at Sacred Heart Convent, Milwaukee.
Sister Deborah Fumagalli was an educator and school administrator. She served at Aquinas Dominican High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and in Wisconsin. She now serves on the U.S. Province leadership team, Milwaukee.

Sisters of St. Joseph, Third Order of St. Francis
75 years
Sister Augusta Krueger,
from St. Barbara Parish, was a homemaker who served at Lourdes High School, St Mary of Perpetual Help; Lourdes Convent and Immaculata Congregational Home, Bartlett, where she is retired.
Sister Christine Nowak, from St. Joseph Parish, taught and was a pastoral minister at St. Fidelis; St. Mary of Perpetual Help; Lourdes High School; St. Barbara High School; St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island; and Immaculata Congregational Home, Bartlett, where she is retired at Clare Oaks. 

70 years
Sister Dolores Fisher,
from St. Justin Martyr Parish, was a teacher, principal and special education teacher. She served at St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. Roman, Queen of the Universe, St. Mary Star of the Sea, St. Clare of Montefalco, Transfiguration and Bartlett Learning Center and Immaculata Congregational Home, both in Bartlett, where she lives at Clare Oaks.

50 years
Sister Madge Karecki,
from St. Mary of Perpetual Help Parish, has taught in seminaries and at the University of South Africa and St. Augustine College, Johannesburg. She is a consultant to the USCCB on evangelization and catechism and lives at Clare Oaks, Bartlett.

Society of Helpers 
60 years
Sister Dolores Blahaus was a director of religious education and a hospital chaplain. She served at Immaculate Conception (Norwood Park) and at Norwegian American Hospital. She is retired in Homer Glen.
Sister Margaret Nimbley was the nursing administrator of an outpatient clinic in Hong Kong and is a spiritual director in Homer Glen. 

Sisters of the Holy Cross
75 years
Sister M. Geralda Lamping, a Chiago native, taught and did parish ministry. She served in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, and in Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. She does ministry of prayer at St. Mary’s, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth 
80 years

Sister Stella Louise Slomka, a Chicago native, was a nurse, X-ray technician and hospital administrator. She served as president and CEO of St. Mary Hospital for 10 years. She is retired in Des Plaines. 

70 years
Sister Elaine Marie Klugiewicz, a Chicago native, was a teacher, director of religious education and parish minister. She served at St. Ann, Assumption BVM, St. Michael the Archangel and St. Patricia, Hickory Hills. She is retired in Des Plaines.

65 years
Sister Gemma Pepera was a teacher, mission and ministry coordinator and general and provincial administrator. She served as general councilor for the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Rome; was provincial councilor for her congregation in the Philippines; was coordinator of mission and ministry at Resurrection University and was director of novices. She is retired in Des Plaines.
Sister Rose Marie O’Barski, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal, provincial administrator and parish minister. She served at St. Camillus; St. John the Baptist; St. Adalbert; Mary of Nazareth, Harvey; St. Emily, Mount Prospect; Assumption BVM; St. Michael; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; St. Maria Goretti, Schiller Park; and as a provincial secretary, Des Plaines. She does home visitation and other parish services at St. Francis de Sales, Lebanon, Missouri.

60 years
Sister Elaine Skrzpczynska, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal and chaplain. She served at Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Hedwig; St. Casimir; St. Ladislaus; St. Margaret Mary; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and at St. Andrew Life Center, Niles. She is retired in Des Plaines.
Sister Constance Kuczwara was a teacher, parish minister and director of religious education. She served at St. Hedwig; St. Ann; St. Michael; St. Susanne; St. Patricia, Hickory Hills; Immaculate Heart of Mary; Ascension-St. Susanna, Harvey; St. Andrew the Apostle, Calumet City; St. Hyacinth; Five Holy Martyrs; and St. Martha, Morton Grove. She is a seamstress for the Holy Family Province, Des Plaines.

50 years
Sister Barbara Jean Wojnicki was a teacher, parish minister, CCD coordinator, pastoral assistant, provincial administrator and director of novices. She serves as the provincial superior  of the Holy Family Province, Des Plaines.

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit 
80 years

Sister Engratia Gales taught piano and was a pastoral minister, religious education coordinator, music supervisor and organist. She served at Holy Spirit Convent, Techny, and at St. Fidelis. She is retired at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.


70 years
Sister Marie Sheehy taught and did pastoral work and administration. She served at St. Norbert, Northbrook, and St. Mary of Perpetual Help. She is retired at the Convent of the Holy Spirit, Northfield.
Sister Betty Tranel taught and did pastoral work, administration, formation and lay leadership. She served at Sacred Heart, Winnetka, and St. Elizabeth. She is a U.S. Province Ongoing Formation Team member and does faith formation at Holy Angels Church.

25 years
Sister Monica Patricia Darrichon has done Hispanic and pastoral ministry, choir education, catechetical ministry and adult ministry. She now does Hispanic ministry and is the local leader in Memphis, Tennessee, and a U.S. Province spirituality team member.

Sisters of the Living Word
80 years

Sister Genevieve Shea was a librarian and archivist. She served at St. Aloysius, the Living Word Center and in Louisiana and Michigan. She is retired but works as an active community organizer at Resurrection Life Center. 
Sister John Boegeman was a teacher and wood crafter. She served at St. Raphael, Josephinum and in Louisiana. She is retired and volunteers in the Shakopee, Minnesota, area.
Sister Joanne Fedewa taught and was an administrator. She was the coordinator of spiritual life at Chicago’s St. Juliana Center and served in Arkansas and Michigan. She is a volunteer at St. Joseph Home for the Elderly, Palatine, and does faith-sharing with residents and sisters.

60 years
Sister Julia Stump
taught at St. Mary, Riverdale, and in Louisiana, where she is a part-time religion teacher at St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie.
Sister Elaine Tworek taught and served as coordinator of family life and pastoral associates at St. Edna, Arlington Heights. She is retired at the Presence Resurrection Life Center.

50 years
Sister Carrie Miller
was a teacher, counselor and school administrator. She served as a principal at Resurrection High School and St. Joseph High School, Westchester. She is a program manager for Faith Community Homes, Palatine/Arlington Heights.

Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy 
25 years

Sister Caroline Onuoha has worked as an administrative assistant at St. Ethelreda. She now works at the Institute for Diaconal Studies at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

Sisters of Christian Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
70 years
Sister Mary Paul Francis Bailey,
from St. Vincent de Paul Parish, was an educator and treasurer. She served at Holy Cross, St. Tarcissus, Immaculata High School, Mundelein College, Loyola University Chicago, in Rock Island, Illinois, and in Iowa. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Gayle (Luellen) Braber was an educator, administrator and rural life minister She served at St. Gertrude, and in Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Kentucky and Iowa. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Mary Judine Bruch was educator, administrator, counselor and parish minister. She served at St. Cornelius and in California, Montana, Nebraska and Colorado. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Jeanne (Luellen) Granville was an educator, administrator and parish minister. She served at St. Callistus; St. Ferdinand; St. Dorothy; St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Joseph, Round Lake; Seven Holy Founders, Calumet Park; and in Missouri. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Helen Marie Macatee was an educator. She taught at St. Callistus and Our Lady Help of Christians and in Iowa, New York, Arizona, California, Missouri and Zimbabwe. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Ann Daniel O’Neill, from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, taught at St. Pius; St. Odilo, Berwyn; and in Wisconsin, South Dakota and Iowa,where she served her congregation as associate administrator. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Marion Pasdiora, from St. Andrew Parish, was an educator, business administrator and assistant sacristan. She served at Carmel High School, St. Mary of the Lake and University of St. Mary of the Lake, all in Mundelein; at St. Mary Vernon; and in Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Joan (James Irene) Redden, a Chicago native from St. Frances of Rome Parish, Cicero, was an educator, apartment manager and in religious educator. She served at Holy Name Cathedral; Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero; Lake Shore Catholic Academy, North Chicago; St. Mary, Lake Forest; Chateau Royale Apartments, Waukegan; in Lombard and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; and in Iowa and Washington. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Virginia (Alice Rose) Stone was an educator, administrator, parish minister, religious education coordinator and consultant for the Office for Parish Councils for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. She served at St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Callistus; St. Peter, Antioch; and in New York and Iowa. She is a spirituality consultant for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 
Sister Margaret (Jamesella) Zimmerman was an educator and administrator. She served at Wright Hall; was a BVM representative while in residence at St. Eugene; and served in Lincoln, Illinois; Missouri; and California, where she was associate superintendent for the Diocese of Orange. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.

60 years
Sister Dolores Becker
was an educator, parish minister and nurse. She served at St. Tarcissus and in Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Virginia, New Hampshire and New York. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Laurene Brady, a Chicago native, was an educator, administrator, pastoral minister and treasurer and vice president of the BVM congregation. She served in Joliet, Illinois; Kansas; Missouri; South Dakota; California; Kentucky; Alabama; and in Ghana. She is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Mary Louise (James Mary) Caffery was an educator. She served at Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, and in California and Iowa, where she is a grant writer.
Sister Ruth (Lyle) Evermann was an educator. She served at Annunciation, St. Mark, Lafayette School and Jose de Diego Academy, where she also ministered in art therapy and currently volunteers. She also served in Arizona and Iowa.
Sister Nancy (Dorothy Mary) Feldman, a Chicago native, was a nurse in Iowa and at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, where she now volunteers.
Sister Mary Agnes (Julianne) Giblin, from Presentation Parish, was an educator and pastoral minister. She served at St. Dorothy and in Iowa, where she is a pastoral associate in Iowa City.
Sister Ann M. (St. Remi) Harrington was an educator and administrator. She served on the faculty at Mundelein College, Loyola University Chicago and in Kansas and Missouri. She is the author of a BVM history and is retired at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Mary Ann Lenahan, from St. Matthias Parish, was an educator and parish minister. She served in Iowa and California, where she volunteers as a parish religious education instructor in Petaluma.
Sister Marcella Maglinte was an educator at Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Bartholomew; St. Joseph, Round Lake; and in Montana, California and Hawaii, where she is retired and does volunteer work.
Sister Margaret (St. Henry) McCulloch was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Dorothy and Seven Holy Founders, Calumet Park, and in New York, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri. She volunteers in the BVM archive department, Dubuque, Iowa.
Sister Sheila Mary (Mary Trea) O’Brien, an Evanston native whose home parish was St. Gertrude, was an educator and administrator. She served at Immaculata High School and in Wisconsin, Iowa and Quito, Ecuador. She is a volunteer advocate for the Taller de Jose.
Sister Elizabeth Steiner, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, was an educator and administrator who served in Iowa, New York and Wisconsin. She is retired in Milwaukee.
Sister Regina (St. Regina) Wagner was an educator and administrator at Our Lady of Lourdes and in California, Nebraska and Dubuque, Iowa where she currently volunteers.

Little Company of Mary Sisters 
70 years
Sister Joseph Casey, a Chicago native from St. Bernadette Parish, Evergreen Park, was a nurse, worked in the emergency room and was a patient advocate. She is retired in Evergreen Park.

60 years
Sister Catherine Shalvey,
from St. Bernadette Parish, Evergreen Park, was the provincial treasurer. She is retired in Evergreen Park. 
Sister Sharon Ann Walsh, from St. Bernadette Parish, Evergreen Park, was a nurse and congregational and hospital administrator who served as chairman of the board of directors of Little Company of Mary Hospital and province leader in Palos Heights. 

Sisters of Mercy 
75 years
Sister Mary Brian Costello worked in education. She service at St. Xavier Academy, St. Clotilde, Siena High School, St. Patrick Academy and Mother McAuley High School. She was the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Superintendent of Schools and chief of staff to the Archbishop of Chicago from 1990 to 1998. She does ministry of prayer and is a volunteer in Darien, Illinois.
Sister Rosemary (Mary Paulus) Kelley worked in education and school administration. She served at St. Joachim, St. Mary of the Lake, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, as coordinator medical education at Mercy Hospital and on the staff at Misericordia and St. Joseph Carondelet Child Care Center. She does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister Aquince McCorry worked in education and school and pastoral administration. She served at St. Cecilia, Mount Carmel, St. Lucy, Little Flower and Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park. She does ministry of prayer in Chicago.
Sister Kay McIntyre, an Oak Park native, was an educator who served at St. Patrick; Resurrection; St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park; St. Thomas Aquinas; St. Joan of Arc, Evanston; Christ the King; St. Irenaeus, Park Forest; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; and Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Ridge. She does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister Dorothy Marie (Mary Bede) Pelt was a teacher and administrator. She served at Holy Rosary; St. Malachy; Mother McAuley High School; St. Patrick, Des Plaines; and Siena High School and did missionary work in Honduras for more than 35 years. She does ministry of prayer in Chicago’s Mercy Circle.

70 years
Sister Ludmilla Bende
was a nurse, nursing supervisor and then administrator/president of Mercy Hospital. She is the volunteer director of Fr. Conroy’s Vineyard of Hope in Davenport, Iowa.
Sister Marcian Deisenroth, a Des Plaines native, was an educator, dietician, administrator and family counselor. She served at Chicago archdiocesan elementary schools, Mercy High School, St. Xavier, Mercy Hospital, Tolentine Center and in Aurora, Illinois, as a volunteer helping with domestic violence issues. She does volunteer work and is at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister M. Robertus Fields worked in elementary education, housing management and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Mary of the Lake, St. Ita, St. Malachy, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Ethelreda, St. Martin de Porres House of Hope and at Immaculate Conception. She does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister Laurus (Presence) Gannon was an educator at St. Mary of the Lake, St. James, St. Ita, St. Finbarr, St. Justin Martyr and Saint Xavier. She does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister Marion Johnson was associate professor and department head at Saint Xavier University for more than 35 years. She  does volunteer work and is at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister Irene Kay was an educator at St. Malachy and St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park. She now does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister Patricia M. Murphy, a Chicago native, was an administrator and peace and justice advocate. She served at Mid-Southside Senior Care, Little Brothers of the Poor, as co-director of Casa Notre Dame and at Su Casa shelter and transitional house. She is a social justice advocate for the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants, Alsip.
Sister Ruth Mutchier was a teacher, principal and administrator. She served at St. Anne; St. Stephen; Precious Blood; St. Mary, Lake Forest; Mother McAuley High School; and St. Michael, Orland Park; and was the executive director of the Institute of Women Today. She does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Smith Village.

60 years
Sister Barbara Blake
a Chicago native, was a teacher, spiritual director and psychotherapist. She served at St. Mary of the Lake; St. Lucy; St. Irenaeus, Park Forest; and Siena High School. She now works as a psychotherapist in Woodland Park, Colorado.
Sister Maryellen Callahan is a Chicago native who devoted her religious life to teaching, administration and counseling. She served at St. Malachy, St. Catherine/St. Lucy and St. Thomas Aquinas. She now is a St. Angela School counselor and president.
Sister Alice Marie Feehan was a teacher and principal and in development and music ministry. She served at Mother McAuley High School; St. Mary, Riverside; St. Christopher, Midlothian; she continues as the moderator of the Alumnae Association at Mercy High School and has a music ministry at Mercy Circle.
Sister Barbara Heneghan, a Chicago native, worked in education and health care. She taught at St. Catherine of Siena, Precious Blood, St. Mary of the Lake, Siena High School, St. Patrick High School and St. Angela, and served as a patient advocate at Mercy Hospital and at Presence McAuley Manor, Aurora, Illinois. She does community leadership in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sister Sharon Kerrigan, an Evergreen Park native, worked in education, campus ministry and as a pastoral associate. She served at St. Irenaeus, Park Forest; Saint Xavier University Cutural Arts; Queen of Martyrs, Evergreen Park; Mercy/Unity High School; Mother McAuley High School; Seven Holy Founders; St. Xavier College; and Moraine Valley College. She now is the regional mission officer and system director of spiritual care in Mokena, Illinois.
Sister Joan Lang worked in education and pastoral care. She served at St. Iraenaeus, Park Forest; St. Stephen; Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Forest; Catherine/St. Lucy, Oak Park; St. John Berchmans; St. William; St. Thomas Aquinas; St. Veronica; Resurrection; St. Angela; and St. Benedict Home, Niles. She does ministry of prayer at Chicago’s Mercy Circle.
Sister (Mary Jacinta) Carol Mucha, a Chicago native, has worked in education, administration and young adult ministry. She served at St. Barnabas; St. Gerald, Oak Lawn; and was the religion curriculum and leadership consultant for the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools office. She is at Saint Xavier University.

50 years
Sister Margaret Mary Hinz,
a Chicago native, worked in education, finance, leadership and administration. She served at St. Cecilia and St. Charles Lwanga, was admission coordinator and relief supervisor at Misericordia and associate director of graduate programs at Saint Xavier University, Orland Park campus. She is a community leader in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sister Nancy Swanson, a Chicago native, worked in nursing and school administration. She served at St. Thomas Canterbury and at Mother McAuley High School. She is a volunteer for the Courage Program in Oak Lawn.

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur 
60 years
Sister Ann Fanella,
from St. William Parish, worked in education. She served at St. Peter Canisius, St. Robert Bellarmine and in Ohio. She is retired in Chicago.
Sister Mary Jeanne Hayes, a Chicago native from St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, worked in education, school administration, nursing, ministry of care and as a pastoral associate. She served at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood; St. Ita; and in Ohio and Arizona. She is a minister of care at St. Ita.
Sister Mary Bridget Murphy, from St. Peter Canisius Parish, worked in education and school and congregational administration, as director of alumni relations and as an adjunct member of the development staff. She served at St. Victor, Calumet City; St. Peter Canisius; St. Robert Bellarmine; Notre Dame High School for Girls; and in Ohio. She works in the Sisters of Notre Dame Development Office, Cincinnati.
Sister Barbara Quinn, from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, worked in education and as a director of religious education and pastoral minister. She served at Notre Dame High School for Girls, St. Luke, River Forest; St. Gregory; in the Joliet and Rockford dioceses; and in Ohio. She is a pastoral minister at St. Gregory Parish.

Little Sisters of the Poor
50 years
Sister Marcel Joseph
of the Sacred Heart McCanless is an administrator who has worked in Alabama, Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, Louisiana, Ohio and Missouri. She serves as mother superior at St. Mary’s Home.

25 years
Sister Ann Marguerite de Jesus Donnelly
cares for elderly at St. Mary’s Home. She previously served in Palatine and Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri.
Sister Maria de la Luz, from St. Ferdinand Parish, has served at St. Mary’s Home in Chicago, in Palatine and Maryland and Rhode Island and in South America. She is studying for her nursing degree at DePaul University.

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
60 years
Sister Jolise May,
from St. Augustine Parish, worked in education, administration and leadership. She served at St. Henry; St. Augustine High School; Loyola University Chicago; in Quincy, Illinois; and in Indiana, Mexico and Germany. She is director of mission integration, Ancilla College, Donaldson, Indiana.

50 years
Sister Deanne Blume
worked in education, health care, administration, leadership and senior care. She served at St. Augustine; St. Henry; Chicago Christian Industrial League; in Belleville and Quincy, Illinois; and in Indiana and Wisconsin. She is the coordinator of sister residents at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana.
Sister Jean Christianson worked in education, administration, leadership, parish ministry and as a novice director. She served at St. Augustine; St. Henry; in Carlyle, Illinois; and in California, Indiana and Mexico, where she is the leader of Mexico Region and novice director at Casa de la Annuciacion, Costzacoalcos, Mexico.
Sister Joyce Diltz worked in education, administration, leadership, vocational direction, retreat work and spiritual direction and wellness. She served at St. Augustine and in Indiana. She is the director of Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, Indiana. 
Sister Margaret Anne Henss worked in education, finance, mission  and communications. She served at St. Augustine High School; in Belleville, Illinois; and in Indiana. She is the director of mission and communications, HealthVisions Midwest, Hammond, Indiana.
Sister Kathleen Kelley worked in health care, child care, education, senior care and cosmetology. She served at St. Henry; St. Anne Hospital; in Belleville and Quincy, Illinois; and in Indiana. She is a community volunteer at Ancilla Domini Convent, Donaldson, Indiana.

25 years
Sister Connie Bach
worked in education, administration, music therapy and vocation direction. She worked at St. Michael and St. Henry Convent and in Indiana. She serves as vocation director and co-director of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ’s volunteer program, South Bend, Indiana.

Sisters of Providence
75 years
Sister Mary Patricia (Marie Janice) Cummings
worked in education and parish ministry. She served at St. Sylvester, St. Genevieve and Immaculate Conception, where she was director of adult education and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. She also worked in Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and Maryland. She ministers in prayer at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.
Sister Francis (Francis Bernard) Edwards taught at Maternity BVM and in Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and California. She works in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.

70 years
Sister Agnes Maureen Badura,
from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, taught and worked in human resources and as a coding technician and benefits clerk. She served at St. Angela; Marywood High School, Evanston; Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove; Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center; and as a business office volunteer for the Special Religious Development Agency. She also served in California; Oklahoma; Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and Florida; and ministers in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.
Sister Joyce (Robert Ellen) Brophy was an educator at St. Sylvester, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Agnes and St. Genevieve and in California and Indiana. She is a volunteer at Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.
Sister Margaret (Margaret Bernard) Heese was an art teacher at St. Sylvester and St. Andrew and in Indiana, California, Texas and Arizona. She ministers in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.
Sister Mary Ann (Robert Ann) Lechner worked in education and service at St. Mel and in Indiana. She volunteers in the Sisters of Providence Mission Advancement Department.
Sister Joan (Ignatius) Matthews taught music at St. Mel; St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette; and Immaculate Conception (Norwood Park); and in Indiana; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; California; Massachusetts; and Taiwan. She ministers in residential services at Providence Health Care, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.
Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy, from St. Genevieve Parish, taught elementary school at St. Angela, St. Columbkille, St. Francis Borgia, St. Andrew, St. Genevieve, Immaculate Conception (Norwood Park), St. Mel and in Maryland, Indiana and North Carolina. She ministers in residential services at St. Mary of the Woods.
Sister Lucille (Mary Lucille) Nolan was a music and religious education teacher, worked with the homebound and did hospice bereavement ministry. She served at St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; St. Dismas and St. James, Waukegan; St. James, Sauk Village; and in Indiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma. She is a hospice volunteer and the homebound in Olympia Fields and Sauk Village.

60 years
Sister Susanne (James) Gallagher,
a Chicago native, worked in special education and religious education. She served at St. David, in Indiana and New Hampshire and now is as the assistant director for the Archdiocese of Chicago Special Religious Development. 
Sister Janet (Janet Marie) Gilligan, from St. Leo Parish, taught at St. Leo and in Indiana, Oklahoma, France, New York and Nebraska. She is an archives assistant and grant writer at St. Mary of the Woods.
Sister Mary Catherine Keene was a music teacher and liturgical director. She served at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove. She is the activities coordinator in Providence Hall at St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.
Sister Arlene (Jean Cecile) Knarzer worked in business administration, finance, library science, education and as a Montessori consultant. She served at Mother Theodore Guerin High School and St. Cyprian, River Grove; and in several administrative positions with the Hospice Sisters Health Plan. She does grant research, data analysis and accounting at Guerin College Prep, River Grove, and Special Religious Development for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Sister Patricia Mahoney, from St. Leo Parish, was a teacher, pastoral associate, director of religious education, community organizer, prevention  coordinator/community prosecutions and victim and witness specialist. She served at St. Alexander, Palos Heights; St. Fabian, Bridgeview; St. Domitilla, Hillside; Jesus Our Brother School; St. Leo; and the Cook County State’s Attorney. She is a volunteer for the 22nd District, Chicago Police Department.
Sister Carol (Michaeleen) Meyers, from Maternity BVM Parish, was a teacher, Montessori consultant, school administrator and adult educator. She served at Mother Theodore Guerin High School and St. Cyprian, River Grove; Keystone Montessori School, River Forest; St. Bartholomew; Wright College; St. Anne, Barrington; Divine Savior, Norridge; Oakbrook Montessori School, Oakbrook; St. Zachary, Des Plaines; and in Washington, D.C., and Indiana. She is a volunteer advocate for immigrants, victims and prisoners at Chicago’s Taller de Jose and Kolbe House.
Sister Sharon (Charlene) Richards taught at Our Lady of Sorrows and at St. Alexander, Palos Heights, for 28 years and now volunteers there. She also worked in North Carolina and Maryland.
Sister Elizabeth (Ann Martin) Smigla, from Holy Innocents Parish, was a teacher and school administrator. She served at St. Sylvester, St. Roman, St. Mark and St. Agnes of Bohemia; was a substitute teacher in the Chicago Public Schools; and served in Maryland, Missouri and South America. She is a volunteer advocate for immigrants, victims and prisoners at Taller de Jose and Kolbe House.

50 years
Sister Jean (Keith) Kenny,
from Queen of Angels Parish, has been a teacher, pastoral associate, guidance counselor and assistant to the director of religious education. She served at St. Francis Borgia; Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove; St. Mary; St. Monica; St. Thecla; St. Benedict High School; St. Cornelius; Weber High School; Holy Cross High School; Immaculate Conception; Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center; Taft High School and St. Priscilla. She now ministers at St. Matthew parish and school, Indianapolis.

Sisters of the Resurrection
75 years
Sister Mary Evelyn Giemza taught elementary school for 10 years at Resurrection Academy, St. Mary of the Angels and in Alabama. She was a nurse at Resurrection Medical Center for 31 years, serving in anesthesia, surgery, the emergency room, the recovery room, outpatient care and as a surgical unit supervisor. She does ministry of prayer at Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer.

60 years
Sister Stephanie Blaszczynski, from St. Mary of the Angels Parish, taught science and math at Resurrection High School for 20 years and was president of the school for six years. She served on the order’s general council and as treasurer in Rome and was provincial in Chicago. She now is provincial treasurer. She also served as headmistress of a school in Tanzania for four years.

50 years
Sister Donna Marie Wolowicki, from St. Thecla Parish, is president of Resurrection College Prep High School. She was a nurse at Resurrection Medical Center before serving for 22 years as CEO of Resurrection Medical Center and Holy Family Medical Center. She also did formation work for seven years.

School Sisters of Notre Dame 
75 years
Sister Mary S. Juarez,
from St. Mary Incoronata Parish, taught and worked with immigrants and immigration issues. She served at Chicago’s Catholic Charities and in Wisconsin, Texas and Bogota, Columbia. She does prayer and presence at Marian Village, Homer Glen.
 

60 years
Sister Bernadette Teresa Ballasty taught and did missionary work in Connecticut; New York; San Augustin, Puerto Rico; and Santiago, Chile. She is a member of the postulancy community in Chicago.
Sister Mary Lou Henderson, from St. Sabina Parish, worked in education and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Sabina and in Hanover Park and Rockford, Illinois, and in Wisconsin. She does prayer and presence in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Sister Mary Bruce Wright taught in Chicago and Wisconsin. She is the medical payment coordinator for the province offices, Norridge.

50 years
Sister Barbara Bowers,
from St. Bernadette Parish, Evergreen Park, taught for 25 years in Chicago, Dixon and Morton, Illinois. She is an assistant local leader at Villa Notre Dame, Wilton, Connecticut.
Sister Carol Brunner, from St. Michael Parish, taught in Chicago, Dixon and DeKalb, Illinois, and was a nurse in Evanston. She is a medical advocate for her fellow sisters at Resurrection Life Center.

 

Men religious


Comboni Missionaries
50 years
Father David Paul Baltz
did mission promotions and pastoral supply and worked as a treasurer. He served in Chicago, as a postulancy director and in Uganda. He is a local treasurer and community member at the Comboni Mission Center, La Grange Park.


Society of the Divine Word 
75 years
Father Felix Eckerman
was a pastoral minister, novice master, rector and chaplain. He served in India for 50 years and ministered among the Bhilalas tribes of Indore. He was also a chaplain to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters in St. Louis. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

70 years 
Brother Patrick Hegarty
sold Catholic goods to support missionary work and aid to migrants. He is a founder of Divine Word greeting cards in Ireland; sold The Word magazine in Ireland, England and Scotland; was secretary to the mission secretary, Pontificio Collegio San Pietro Apostolo and the Society of the Divine Word Generalate in Rome; sold altar wines in the United States and worked with refugees in the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

60 years
Father Michael Bonner,
from St. Francis de Sales Parish, was a missionary in the Philippines for 25 years and a pastoral minister. He served at St. Benedict the African and St. Bronislava and was pastor of St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.
Father Robert Mertes, a Chicago native from St. Peter, Skokie, worked in publishing, education, chaplaincy and missionary work in the United States, Australia and Japan. As a brother, he worked at Techny’s Mission Press and served as a cook, an organist and sacristan. After being ordained a priest in 1978, he taught English in Japan and religious education, drama and reading in Wisconsin; was an ESL instructor and chaplain in Maryland; and was a chaplain in Pennsylvania. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.
Father Arnold Steffen was a missionary in Papua New Guinea for 59 years. He established a new mission at Mun, which served people in a 500-square-mile area and had 45 out stations; was pastor of the Kumdi Mission station; and was president of the Holy Spirit Seminary and provincial superior of the New Guinea Province. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.
Father Richard Thibeau worked in education, African-American ministry and as a missionary in Mexico. He taught at Divine Word seminaries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; provided pastoral care and helped with the building of a youth center and hub for community action projects in Trenton, New Jersey; was rector of a Divine Word seminary in Conesus, New York; and built parishes and a medical centers in several Mexican towns and cities. He is retired at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

50 years
Father George Bergin
worked in vocation ministry, pastoral care and education. He served as dean of students at Divine Word Seminary in East Troy, Wisconsin; provided pastoral care at St. Clement in West Somerville, Massachusetts, and taught at the parish high school; served as associate mission director at the Mission Office, Techny; and served as a vocation director. He is the vice rector of the Divine Word Residence, Techny.
Brother Stephen Kerekes worked in business management and education and was a missionary in Papua New Guinea for 30 years. He worked in the society’s vineyards in Conesus, New York; is a master clockmaker; taught carpentry, math and science at St. Joseph Trade School; and served as a store manager and harbor master in New Guinea. He also was a radio station manager there, providing news to missionaries in out stations, coordinating weekly supply shipments and handling emergency requests. He is retired at Divine Word Residence, Techny.
Father William Seifert was an anthropologist and missionary in Papua New Guinea for more than 30 years. While there, he was a staff member for the Melanesian Pastoral Institute; did pastoral care; was vicar general for the bishop of Goroka for seven years and diocesan administrator for two years; and was episcopal vicar for the archbishop in Mount Hagen. He is the associate novice director at the Divine Word Residence, Techny.

25 years
Brother Aloysius Aisi has done missionary work in Papua New Guinea and in the United States and prison ministry. He worked in HIV/AIDS ministry in Papua New Guinea; provides care for the people of St. Anselm and the Washington Park community; works with Angel Tree, a parish organization that provides for children who have a parent in prison; visits inmates in prison; and provides Bible study to those who are incarcerated. He works at St. Anselm Parish.
Father Quang Duc Dinh has worked in formation and vocation ministry, pastoral ministry and administration. He was formation director at Divine Word Theologate in Hyde Park; served as director of the SVD Associate program for men who have completed college and are called to a vocation as a brother or priest; was an associate pastor in San Bernardino, California; and was vice president for formation and dean of students at Divine Word College, Iowa; was rector of Divine Word Residence, Techny, and in June became the first Asian-born superior of the Chicago Province.

Dominicans-St. Albert the Great Province
25 years
Father Thomas Jackson
has been a teacher, preacher and pastor. He has served at Hales Franciscan High School, St. Rita High School, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center and Holy Name of Mary Parish, where he is pastor.
Father Louis Morrone has been vocation director, novice director and campus minister. He is vicar provincial in Chicago.
Father Brian Walker, a Chicago native, has been an itinerant preacher and pastor. He served at St. Benedict the African, St. Basil and Visitation. He now is at the Province of St. Albert the Great.

Capuchins
50 years
Capuchin Friar Edward Foley
has been a preacher, lecturer, author and presider. He served at St. Mary’s, Riverside; Ascension, Oak Park; and since 2008 has been a regular preacher and presider at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Since 1984, he also has served at Catholic Theological Union, where he is Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality and professor of liturgy and music.

Franciscans
70 years
Father Vincent Elsen
promoted vocations, worked with the Mission Band and was pastor of Corpus Christi Parish. He is retired at St. Clare’s Friary, Alton, Illinois.

60 years
Father Robert Karris,
an Oak Lawn native, was a professor, provincial minister of the Sacred Heart Province, general definitor to the General Curia in Rome and director of research. He served at Catholic Theologian Union and in New York. He is semi-retired and does preaching ministry for Food for the Poor and supply ministry from St. Peter Friary.
Brother Herbert Rempe was dean of lay students, maintenance, treasurer of the Sacred Heart Province and director of Franciscan Outreach. He also served also with the front office staff of Friars Legion and at St. Peter. He resides at St. Peter Friary.
Father Luis Runde worked in the development office of the Sacred Heart Province, was a pastor, served with Tau House Ministries, and was a confessor and parochial vicar. He served at St. Peter’s and now does supply ministry at St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, Missouri.

50 years
Father Vincent Callahan
was an associate pastor, confessor and associate chaplain in the Chicago archdiocese. He now does supply ministry, St. Clare’s Friary, Alton, Illinois. 
Father Kenneth Capaibo, a Chicago native, was an associate professor, provincial vicar of the Sacred Heart Province, confessor and chaplain. He serves in Vietnam and when not there is at St. Peter Friary. 
Father Joseph Carlos, a Chicago native, was in the military and was an associate pastor, pastor and parochial vicar. He is pastor of both St. Francis, Teutopolis, and St. Rose of Lima, Montrose, Illinois.
Father Charles Faso, a Chicago Heights native, worked in pastoral formation and as a confessor, pastor, capital campaign director, at the Center for Christian Meditation, in preaching ministry, as a pilgrimage leader and intinerant preacher to Franciscans and in the vocation office. He served in Chicago at St. Peter. He now does preaching ministry, is a pilgrimage leader and itinerant preacher at St. Gratian Friary, Countryside.
Father Michael Haney has been an associate pastor, pastor, member of the formation staff and business manager. In Chicago he served as director of formation. He now is pastor and shrine director at Cross in the Woods, Indian River, Michigan.
Brother Patrick Hanrahan has been a member of the parish staff and worked in the gift shop and as a sacristan at St. Peter. He now works in health care in St. Louis.
Father James Hoffman worked as a chaplain; for Franciscan Outreach; as parochial vicar; as coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation; as a confessor; and in the Call to Africa project. He is a confessor and does outreach ministry at St. Peter Friary.
Father Lawrence Jagdfeld has worked as a chaplain, academic dean, secretary of the Sacred Heart Province, associate director of novices, teacher, writing president of Mayslake Village, director of Friars Legion and director of candidates. He served as editor of the ORDO; chaplain to the Franciscan Sisters in Frankfort, Illinois; in preaching ministry; and at Hales Franciscan High School.
Father George Musil, a Chicago native, was an associate pastor and chaplain. He served at Oak Forest Hospital and is a confessor at St. Peter Friary. 
Father Fred Radtke, a Chicago native, was a spiritual director, director of formation, confessor and pastoral associate. He served at St. Peter as director of worship and was associate director of the Vocation Office and he served in Zaire. He is the parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Fairview Heights, and St. Stephen Parish, Caseyville, both in Illinois. 
Father William Spencer has been an associate pastor, chaplain, pastor, director of the Franciscan Vocation Center and coordinator of Inner City Special Ministries. He served at Hales Franciscan High School and was pastor of St. Peter and director of Franciscan Vocations, Cicero. He is provincial minister of the Sacred Heart Province, St. Anthony’s Friary, St. Louis.

Missionaries of the Precious Blood
50 years
Father Dennis Kinderman
has done pastoral work, campus ministry and retreat and youth work, coordinated lay associates and done provincial administration. He also worked in Ohio. Since 2003 he has served with Chicago’s Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation.
Father Alphonse Spilly has been an instructor, member of the society’s senate, director of the theologate and of formation; taught at the Catholic Theological Union and Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein; was a special assistant to Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and Cardinal Francis George; and was director of the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union. He served in Indiana, Ohio, and Texas, where he continues to assist Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.

Resurrectionists
50 years
Father Richard Grek,
a Chicago native, served in formation ministry, education, pastoral work and as a novice director. He served at St. Mary of the Angels and Mary Seat of Wisdom, Park Ridge, and in Canada, Florida, Nevada and California. He is senior priest at his Chicago congregation.
Bishop Robert Kurtz, a Chicago native, ministered in pastoral and administrative work and as a missionary. He served as bishop in Hamilton, Bermuda, for 21 years, as a missionary in Mexico and superior general in Rome for 18 years. He will be serving as a novice director in Chicago.
Father Dennis Sanders, a Chicago native, worked in hospital ministry, chaplaincy, ethics and school and congregation administration. He served at Gordon Tech High School, Weber High School, Resurrection Medical Center and was the assistant superior general in Rome. He is a chaplain for the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence.
Father Gene Szarek, a Chicago native, worked in education, pastoral ministry and administration, and as a vocation director. He served at Gordon Tech High School, St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Weber High School and Loyola University. He now is provincial superior,
Father Donald Suberlak, a Chicago native, has taught and done pastoral work. He served at Gordon Tech High School and in Canada, Missouri, Alabama, Florida and Michigan. He now is a senior priest in Union Pier, Michigan.
Father Gerald Watt, a Chicago native, has worked in pastoral ministry and education and as a physician assistant. He served at Gordon Tech High School and St. Hedwig and in Nevada, Michigan and Canada. He now is a senior priest in Morris, Illinois.

25 years
Father George Zieba
has done pastoral ministry and been a parochial vicar. He served at St. Hyacinth and in Woodstock, Illinois; Alabama; and Florida. He is pastor of St. Pius X in Lombard, Illinois.

Viatorians
70 years
Father William Mayer
was a teacher, administrator, chaplain and parish minister. He served at St. Philip High School and in Wood Dale, Peoria, Springfield and Kankakee, Illinois; and in Wisconsin and Massachusetts. He retired to the Province Center, Arlington Heights, and now is at Addolorata Villa, Wheeling.

50 years
Father Richard A. Rinn, a Chicago native, was a teacher, counselor, school administrator and parish minister and served on many chapter advisory committees, the social justice commission and in provincial leadership. He taught at St. Viator High School and 27 years later returned as its president. He taught in Las Vegas where he now is pastor of St. Viator Catholic Community.
 

 

 

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