The luck o’ the Irish was with Joseph Burns of Cape May, New Jersey when
Sister Eileen Marnien SSJ
pulled his ticket from among 299 others on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Saint Joseph Villa.
Mr. Burns was overjoyed to learn that he was the winner of this
Deluxe Golf Trip for Two
to southwest Ireland. Joe has been buying these tickets since 2001, and he and his wife have always wanted to visit Ireland. “Now we have no excuse not to go,” said Mr. Burns, who attended St. Vincent School in Germantown as a child and whose aunt was a Sister of Saint Joseph.
Mr. and Mrs. Burns will fly from JFK Airport to Shannon, Ireland and will enjoy six days and five nights at the 5-star Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney Co, Kerry. After a full Irish breakfast, they will be welcomed to play a round of golf at a different course in the area each day.
The drawing was live streamed from the dining room at the Villa, with many sisters and Villa employees on hand to observe. “The Villa sisters have been praying for the success of this project, and they pray daily for all of our benefactors who support our Development Office efforts,” noted
Sister Kathleen Pales SSJ
, Development Director. “We are so grateful to our many generous friends who buy these tickets every year, attend our events and faithfully respond to our appeals. We are truly blessed to have so many partners in mission.”
“We sold all 300 tickets this year, making this our most successful year ever,” said Nicole Schlein, Events Coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Joseph Development Office. “We are very grateful to Jerry and Josephine Quinlan of Celtic Golf Distinctive Travel Experiences in Cape May Court House for making this fundraiser possible.
All proceeds benefit the ministries and retirement needs of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.