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Edition No. 81 — October 26, 2018 
11 th Annual Swing for the Sisters Golf Tournament
Flatbush Golf Course
Littlestown, Pennsylvania
September 29, 2018
We believe that everyone who joined us for the 11 th Annual Swing for the Sisters Golf Tournament qualifies for the  PGA tour since they are  P ositively G enerous  A dvocates for the Sisters of Saint Joseph! Now, we sisters, form our own  PGA , of course —  P raying to  G od  A lways —for all our wonderful supporters.

All who joined us on September 29 in Littlestown, PA enjoyed a beautiful day of fellowship and golf, all because of relationships with the many sisters who have served in schools, parishes, hospitals, nursing homes and senior housing facilities in the McSherrystown area. This year’s tournament was dedicated to our dear deceased friend, Chuck Glessner, steadfast chairman of Swing for the Sisters for a decade. 

We are very grateful to the Planning Committee and the additional 25 volunteers who worked so hard to make the event a great success. Participants also enjoyed winning over 50 Raffle Baskets, and we truly appreciate all the businesses and individuals who donated the beautiful baskets.

This year, the day ended with the luncheon and awards taking place in the brand-new pavilion at Flatbush Golf Course.  Sister Eileen Marnien SSJ , Congregational Vice-President, greeted everyone and thanked them for their support of this event, which helps support our retired sisters at Saint Joseph Villa.

All 140 golfers and volunteers can be very proud of the $14,619 we raised for our sisters and residents at Saint Joseph Villa.
Photos courtesy Anna Rehnert
Sister Eileen Marnien SSJ
Election Prayer Service
Saint Joseph Villa
October 17, 2018
Sister Cynthia Ludwick SSJ,  a member of the Social Justice Committee, prepared and led an Election Prayer Service on October 17, 2018 in the chapel at Saint Joseph Villa. The prayer focused on how to prepare for voting in the Midterm elections.

Cynthia invited John J. Grogen, Esq., a Constitutional lawyer, as guest speaker. John is the son of Sue Grogen, our Associate in Mission, and a member of Our Mother of Consolation Parish. 

John believes that there is an erosion of a belief today that truth matters in our political discourse. In order to get a sense of what many groups are saying politically, John encouraged us to be  shoppers of news . John shared some of what he reads: CNN’s website, Politico, John Allen’s publication, Crux, a Roman Catholic–oriented news website, The New York Review of Books (left-wing) and also the Claremont Review of Books (right wing) and The Inquirer were some suggestions.

We are grateful to John for sharing his expertise with us as we continue to educate ourselves to be responsible voters.
Nuns on the Bus
Langhorne, Pa
October 24, 2018
By Carol Beevers SSJ
We had an exciting afternoon on October 24th with the  Nuns on the Bus in Langhorne, PA. 

People gathered from PA and NJ waiting for the bus with great excitement. The participants of the Nuns on the Bus then went inside for a private meeting with Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. 

After that meeting, Sister Simone Campbell SSS spoke passionately with those outside, about knowing our candidates and voting responsibly.

We signed a pledge card and signed the bus!  Sister Alice Gallagher SSJ and I were there representing Chestnut Hill along with a former member, Peg McFadden. 

This was truly an inspiring event. Don't forget to read about your candidates and make your vote count! 
Pictured from left: Carol Beevers SSJ and Alice Gallagher SSJ
Pictured from left: Carol Beevers SSJ and Simone Campbell SSS
Pictures below from the Visit and Rally at Women's Community Revitalization Project Grace Community Townhomes 2201 E Auburn St., Philadelphia
Pictured from left: Anna Louise Schuck SSJ, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle and
Simone Campbell SSS.
Pictured below from the visit and rally at Chapel of St. Joseph, St. Joseph's University
Pictured from left: Bonnie McMenamin SSJ and Colleen Gibson SSJ
Photos courtesy Sharon White SSJ and Jean Laurich SSJ
"Rooted in the mission of Christ, ours is the same mission which continually unfolds in the Church, 'That all may be one as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. I pray that they may be one in us.' (Jn 17:21)."
                                        — SSJ Constitutions #17
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