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Edition No. 196—January 14, 2022 
Sister Linda Lukiewski SSJ
Receives the Pope Paul VI Award
January 9, 2022
Congratulations to Sister Linda Lukiewski SSJ, who has been honored with the Pope Paul VI Award.

This honor was awarded during the annual Mass and Award Ceremony for Parish Religious Education Programs on January 9, 2022, at Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

This honor is given in recognition for Linda’s service of Evangelization/Hispanic Minister at Saint Joan of Arc, Worship Site of Holy Innocents Parish.

In 2011, Linda began her work at St. Joan of Arc Church in Harrowgate as a pastoral minister and has worked to maintain the diverse worshipping community there, especially during its merger with Holy Innocents Parish in 2013 and the ensuing pandemic.

Linda has pioneered various Archdiocesan evangelization programs within the Latino community. She has taught in the Archdiocesan Ministerio Eclesia, served on many Archdiocesan Committees, but most importantly, has tried to support and accompany all those with whom she has come in contact, especially those who are poor, vulnerable and marginalized, on their faith journey.

We congratulate Linda on this well-deserved honor and for her dedication and outstanding service to the dear neighbors to whom she ministers every day.
Pictured from left: Linda Lukiewski SSJ and her sister, Vicky Lukiewski Powell
Pictured from left: Linda Lukiewski SSJ and Linda Lester, a parishioner from St. Joan of Arc
Pictured from left: Fran Ratay SSJ, Linda Lukiewski SSJ, Lisa Breslin SSJ and Vicky Lukiewski Powell
SSJ Welcome Center
Upcoming Fundraiser at Iron Hill Brewery


Kathleen McShane SSJ, Director
On Wednesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 26th, we will be hosting a fundraiser at Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill. 20% of your food bill will go toward the SSJ Welcome Center. It applies to dine-in and take-out orders (pick-up only) for lunch or dinner. You must tell your server that you are there for the SSJ Welcome Center, or show them the flyer above, so we receive credit for the event. 

Gather with some friends or family for good food and a good cause! Thank you for supporting the SSJ Welcome Center! 
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                         — SSJ Constitutions #21
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