A spirit of joy and thanksgiving filled the Chapel at Saint Joseph Villa on Saturday, April 2, 2016, as 15 Sisters of Saint Joseph celebrated Jubilee Day by sharing in a Mass concelebrated by Reverend
Monsignor Joseph Garvin and Reverend Martin Moran.
Celebrating 75 Years: Sisters Leona Tucker and Rose Albertine Weaver.
Celebrating 70 Years: Sisters Margaret Burns, Jane Day, Saint Gervase Glackin, Maria Teresa Griffin, Ruth Eisenhauer and Anne McVeigh.
Celebrating 60 Years: Sisters Eileen M. Haggerty, Estelle Marker, Gertrude Melus, Anna Mary O’Mara, Anna May O’Neill and Marie Rudegeair.
Celebrating 50 Years: Sister Grace Christi Costello.
Sister Anne Myers SSJ, welcomed sisters, family and friends. “How beautiful that we celebrate our Jubilarians within this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis said, ‘Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus … let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives, too; and let us become agents of this mercy.’ Today we rejoice that our Sister Jubilarians have been renewed personally by the mercy of God. They have opened themselves to be loved by Jesus over a lifetime and enabled the power of His love to transform their consecrated lives.”
Following the Eucharistic Celebration the Jubilarians and their families and friends moved to the dining room and continued the celebration with a delicious dinner.
We offer our gratitude, congratulations and prayers to each of our Jubilarians, for their lives of faithful service to God and the dear neighbor.
Pictured top: standing, from left: Anne Myers SSJ, Teresa Shaw SSJ, Eileen Marnien SSJ and Maureen Erdlen SSJ
Seated, from left: Leona Tucker SSJ and Rose Albertine Weaver SSJ
Pictured second: standing, from left: Anne Myers SSJ, Maureen Erdlen SSJ, Eileen Marnien SSJ and Teresa Shaw SSJ
Seated, from left: Margaret Burns SSJ, St.Gervase Glackin SSJ, Jane Day SSJ,
Ruth Eisenhauer SSJ, Anne McVeigh SSJ and
Maria Teresa Griffin SSJ.
Pictured third, standing from left: Anne Myers SSJ,
Teresa Shaw SSJ, Eileen Marnien SSJ and Maureen
Seated, from left: Anna May O’Neill SSJ, Marie Rudegeair SSJ, Estelle Marker SSJ, Gertrude Melus SSJ and
Anna Mary O’Mara SSJ
Pictured fourth, from left: Anne Myers SSJ,
Eileen Marnien SSJ, Grace Christi Costello SSJ,
Maureen Erdlen SSJ and Teresa Shaw SSJ