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July 7 - July 20, 2013

Thank you for your service

With this issue, the Catholic New World 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 25 to 80 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

Men Religious

Augustinians

75 YEARS

FATHER DANIEL J. HARTIGAN was a teacher, school administrator and clinical psychologist. He served at St. Rita of Cascia and Mendel Catholic high schools; Tolentine College, Olympia Fields; and the Chicago Board of Health and was the director of the Mid-South Mental Health Center. He is retired at Blessed Stephen Bellesini Friary, Lemont.

FATHER FRANCIS X. LAWLOR was a teacher and did pro-life and moral decency work. He served at St. Rita of Cascia High School and in Rockford, Ill. He is retired at the Blessed Stephen Bellesini Friary, Lemont.

70 YEARS
FATHER JOHN R. GAVIN, from St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, was a teacher, school administrator, development director and parish priest. He served at St. Rita of Cascia and Mendel Catholic high schools and in Michigan and Missouri. He is retired at Blessed Stephen Bellesini Friary, Lemont.
60 YEARS
FATHER ERWIN J. DODGE, from St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, was a teacher and hospital chaplain. He served at St. Rita of Cascia and Mendel Catholic high schools; Mercy and Holy Cross hospitals and Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights. He is semi-retired at St. Rita Monastery.
50 YEARS

BROTHER FREDERICK R. KAISER, from St. Theodore Parish, was a youth minister, vocation director, business manager and director of the Augustinian volunteer program, and he worked in religious education and building maintenance and management. He served at Mendel Catholic High School Monastery; Austin Friary; Tolentine Monastery, Olympia Fields; and St. John Stone Friary, where he is semi-retired. He also worked in Michigan and Wisconsin.

FATHER JAMES G. THOMPSON, from St. Rita Parish, worked in formation, counseling, pastoral ministry and as a hospital chaplain. He served at St. Rita; Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park; St. John Stone Friary, where he ministers now; and in Missouri and Canada.

25 YEARS

FATHER THOMAS R. McCARTHY, from St. Adrian Parish, has worked in education, vocations, campus ministry and preaching. He served at St. Rita of Cascia High School and is the director of vocations for the Augustinian provinces of Our Mother of Good Counsel (Central U.S.), St. Thomas of Villanova (Eastern U.S.) and St. Joseph (Canada). He ministers from St. Rita Monastery.

FATHER BERNARD R. SCIANNA, from St. Stephen Parish, was a teacher and school administrator. He served at St. Rita of Cascia High School; in New Lenox, Ill.; and in Oklahoma. He is the prior provincial of the Augustinian Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel, St. Rita Monastery.

Society of the Divine Word

80 YEARS
BROTHER CYRIL (GERALD) SCHROEDER was a typesetter, tailor, receptionist and switchboard operator. He served at Techny’s Mission Press and produced “Christian Family” and “Little Missionary” magazines, almanacs, calendars and other publications. He also worked in Iowa and Michigan. He is retired in Techny.
70 YEARS
FATHER PASCHAL LOBIANCO, a Chicago native, spent 32 years as a missionary in Ghana, where he did pastoral work; established the mission district of Akim; built a church, convent and rectory; opened the Government Teaching Training College; founded the Nurses Training School; and was vicar general bursar for the Diocese of Accra. He also did pastoral care in Belleville and Springfield, Ill., and now lives in Techny.
65 YEARS

FATHER DONALD EHR served in congregation leadership, pastoral care and community development in Chicago. He served as pastor of St. Elizabeth; provincial superior of the SVD’s Eastern Province; charter member of the board of directors of the Genesis Housing Corporation; and worked in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. He is the priest in residence at St. Anselm.

FATHER PAUL GOOTEE was a missionary in Indonesia for 55 years. While there, he did pastoral care in parishes, built several churches and schools, founded the Farmers’ Union and a consumer cooperative and was chaplain of the Center of Rehabilitation, a medical clinic and farm to assist people with leprosy. He is retired in Techny.

60 YEARS

FATHER ANDREW BILLER worked in the Philippines for 39 years, teaching at seminaries, serving as dean of theology at Divine Word College and received a Life-giving Achievement Award from Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. He also did pastoral care in Missouri and is retired in Techny.

FATHER ARNOLD LANG worked in education, pastoral care and was a missionary in Appalachia. He served in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Iowa and at several West Virginia locations. He is retired in Techny.

50 YEARS

FATHER JOSEPH BUGNER, from St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove, was a missionary in Papua New Guinea for 35 years. He did pastoral care, supervised catechists and built the Kuli medical clinic there. He is retired at Techny.

FATHER DAVID STREIT, from St. Gregory the Great Parish, served in academics and international and congregation administration. He served in West Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and in Canada. He assists in pastoral care in the SVD Appalachian District and is semi-retired in Techny.

25 YEARS

FATHER CHARLES SMITH, from Our Lady of the Gardens Parish, has been a missionary in Bolivia and a hospital chaplain, and has worked in African-American ministry. He served as a chaplain in the federal prison system; is a founding member of the Bowman Francis Ministry team; is president of Apostolics for Life; coauthored “Boyhood to Manhood” and “My Family, Our Family;” and has been an organizational consultant and trainer with numerous nonprofit, community groups and organizations. He and his identical twin brother are the first African- American twins to both become Catholic priests. He is a hospital chaplain at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis.

FATHER CHESTER SMITH, from Our Lady of the Gardens Parish, has worked in pastoral and African-American ministry. He served at St. Anselm; is a founding member of the Bowman Francis Ministry team; served as president of the National Black Clergy Caucus; coauthored “Boyhood to Manhood” and “My Family, Our Family”; and did pastoral ministry in Missouri, Georgia and Indiana. He and his identical twin brother are the first African-American twins to become Catholic priests. He is the director of the Bowman Francis Ministry team, Indianapolis.

Capuchins

50 YEARS
FATHER JAMES MAGNAN, from St. Gabriel Parish, worked as an infirmarian and in parish ministry, CCD, hospital pastoral care, as a mission secretary and chaplain. He served at Mercy Medical Center and is at St. Rita of Cascia High School.
25 YEARS

FATHER ROBERT ROERNER has been a vocation director and ministered in gerontology and as volunteer coordinator for Milwaukee Capuchin ministries. He now serves as co-director for St. Ben’s Community Meal, Milwaukee.

Franciscan Friars, Assumption BVM Province

50 YEARS

FATHER ANTHONY CHOJNACKI, from St. Mary Magdalene Parish, devoted his religious life to internal friary ministry, which he now does at the Lourdes Friary, Cedar Lake, Ind.

FATHER LESLIE HOPPE, from St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, is a professor of Old Testament Scripture at Catholic Theological Union, and he does weekend pastoral assistance at St. Rosalie, Harwood Heights. He also was the provincial minister of Franciscan Friars, Assumption BVM Province in Wisconsin and provincial vicar.

BROTHER JERRY TOKARZ, from St. John of God Parish, worked in education and was a history lecturer; dean of students; provincial director of communications and secretary of the province. He served in Pennsylvania and now is the provincial historian and author at the Assumption BVM Friary, Pulaski, Wis.

FATHER FINIAN ZAUCHA, from Holy Innocents Parish, was a pastor who worked in parochial and Byzantine ministries. He served as a provincial librarian, archivist, pastor and chaplain to the Manitowoc Franciscan Sisters in Wisconsin. He now is pastor at Assumption BVM, Pulaski, Wis.

25 YEARS

FATHER BERNARD KENNEDY has worked in education and Franciscan formation and was an instructor in the pastoral theology diaconate formation program for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He served at Notre Dame and Holy Cross high schools and was a chaplain to the Holy Cross Brothers. He now is the interprovincial director of friar formation and interprovincial director of priestly formation, St. Joseph Friary, and director of spiritual formation for the diaconate program for the archdiocese.

Holy Cross

60 YEARS
FATHER LEONARD N. BANAS, from St. James Parish (Hanson Park), has been a teacher, administrator, parish priest, congregation leader and chaplain. He served at Notre Dame High School for Boys, Niles; in Rome; and in several capacities at Notre Dame, Ind., where he now lives.
50 YEARS

FATHER CHARLES W. KOHLERMAN has been a teacher, administrator, retreat leader and seminary chaplain, and he gave parish missions, did formation work and was a congregation leader. He served at Notre Dame High School for Boys, Niles, and was the assistant village manager for the Village of Niles, Ill. He also worked as the religious superior at two Holy Cross facilities in Notre Dame, Ind. where he now lives.

FATHER JAMES N. WATZKE, a Chicago native, was a clinical and consulting psychologist. He served at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, Westside Veterans Hospital, in Massachusetts and in Santiago, Chile. He now has a full-time private practice as a Chicago-area clinical and consulting psychologist.

Jesuits

60 YEARS

FATHER RICHARD W. ANDERSON devoted his religious life to adult faith formation. He lives at St. Ignatius Jesuit Residence.

FATHER ROBERT T. SEARS, a Chicago native, was a spiritual director and writer. He lives at the Woodlawn Jesuit Residence.

50 YEARS

FATHER PATRICK J. BOYLE, a Chicago native, is a professor of moral theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein.

FATHER WILLIAM E. CREED, a Chicago native, is an instructor and board chair at the Institute of Pastoral Studies Ignatian Spirituality Project. He lives at the Gonzaga House Jesuit Community.

FATHER JOHN T. DILLON works in community service at the Colombiere Center, Clarkston, Mich.

FATHER PAUL B. MACKE is director, Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington.

FATHER CHARLES W. NIEHAUS is assistant pastor, St. Procopius Parish, and lives at the Miguel Pro Jesuit Community.

25 YEARS

FATHER PAUL BRIAN T.F. CAMPBELL is the publisher of Loyola Press. He lives at the Clark Street Jesuit Residency.

FATHER CHARLES L. JURGENS MEIER is an associate professor of music and director of music at Loyola University Chicago. He lives at Ignatius House Jesuit Community.

FATHER KEITH F. MUCCINO is a physician who serves as assistant dean of clinical performance and assistant professor of medicine at Stritch School of Medicine. He resides at the Oak Park Jesuit Residence.

FATHER JAMES S. PREHN is assistant for vocations. He resides at Canisius House, Evanston.

Marist Brothers

60 YEARS

BROTHER KEVIN MORAN worked in education, school administration and as a bookstore manager. He served at Marist High School and now volunteers there.

Passionists

50 YEARS

FATHER ARTHUR CARRILLO preached mission appeals and parish missions. He is the director of mission appeals and lives in Chicago.

FATHER MICHAEL HIGGINS has been a congregation leader and administrator. He did retreat and preaching ministry and was the provincial superior of the Holy Cross Province. He is the director of the province development office, Chicago.

Redemptorists

60 YEARS
FATHER CHARLES BUECHE did pastoral ministry and missionary and publication work. He served at St. Alphonsus, Ligouri Publications and in Bangkok. He lives at St. Clement’s Health Care Center, Ligouri, Mo.
50 YEARS

FATHER JOHN ANDREE was a missionary and worked in administration and pastoral ministry. He was director of Villa Redeemer Retreat Center, Glenview; ministered at St. Alphonsus; and was director of the Co- Redemptorist Association. He is semi-retired and helps coordinate his province’s mission team at St. Michael Parish (Cleveland Avenue).

FATHER HARRY GRILE worked in education and administration, as a parish mission preacher and did publications work. He ministered at Blessed Sacrament/Our Lady of Lourdes; was director of the Redemptorist theology students attending Catholic Theological Union; was president and publisher of Liguori Publications and served in Minnesota and Washington. He now is provincial of the Redemptorist province.

FATHER JOHN PHELPS worked in pastoral ministry, in an apostolate for young people and as a vocation director. He began Life Directions, a program he initiated for young people in several cities. He is at St. Michael (Cleveland Avenue), where he continues his apostolate to young people.

25 YEARS

FATHER GREGORY MAY ministered primarily to Hispanic communities. He served at Mission San Juan Diego, Arlington Heights, and in Colorado, Michigan and Texas. He is at the Redemptorist Renewal Center, Picture Rocks, Cortaro, Ariz.

FATHER PAUL BINH TA has worked in pastoral ministry, with youth and in administration. He served at St. Michael (Cleveland Avenue) in the youth program Life Directions; at St. Alphonsus; and was director of the Redemptorist Theology Residence, and he served in Louisiana. He is pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Seattle.

Scalabrinians

50 YEARS
FATHER NICHOLAS MARRO served at St. Charles Borromeo, Melrose Park; St. Callistus; and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. He is pastor of Santa Lucia Parish. Viatorians
65 YEARS
FATHER ARNOLD E. PERHAM, from St. Viator Parish, was an educator at Loyola University Chicago; in Springfield, Ill.; and at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, where he has worked since 1973.
50 YEARS

DEACON AND BROTHER DALE A. BARTH was an educator, administrator and parish minister. He served at St. Viator High School and the Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights; St. Viator Parish; in Bourbonnais and Kankakee, Ill.; and in Nevada. He is retired at the Viatorian Retirement Residence, Arlington Heights.

FATHER CHARLES G. BOLSER worked in secondary education and administration and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School and Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights; St. Martin de Porres High School, Waukegan (now Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep); in Springfield and Bourbonnais, Ill.; and in Nevada. He is pastor of St. Viator Parish.

BROTHER PATRICK T. DROHAN worked in retreat ministry. He has been the on-site administrator at Villa Desiderata Retreat Center, McHenry, Ill., since 1963.

FATHER JOHN E. ECK worked in secondary education and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; Viatorian Formation program; Prologue High School; and St. Viator Parish; and in Rock Island, Springfield, Peoria and Kankakee, Ill. He now lives in retirement in Kankakee.

FATHER ERWIN M. SAVELA, from St. Alphonsus Parish, worked in secondary education and parish ministry. He served in Kankakee and Springfield, Ill., and in Nevada. He now ministers to those recovering from addictions at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Redlands, Calif.

FATHER DONALD R. WEHNERT worked in secondary education and parish ministry. He served at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; St. Viator Parish; and in Riverton, Peoria, Springfield, Kankakee, Beaverville and Martinton, Ill.; and in Nevada. He now lives in retirement at St. Patrick Parish, Kankakee.

25 YEARS

FATHER DANIEL R. HALL worked in secondary education, parish ministry and as a military chaplain. He served at Viatorian Province Center, Arlington Heights; in Bourbonnais, Ill.; in Nevada; at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia; and in Belize. He is a teacher and coach at St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights.

Women Religious

Sisters of St. Agnes

50 YEARS
SISTER SUSAN STUCKI, a Chicago native, worked in nursing, nursing education and administration and the care of babies and children affected by HIV/AIDS. She served at Marian College and in Wisconsin. She now teaches English as a second language and does volunteer work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University of Illinois Medical Center.
25 YEARS

SISTER SUSAN MARIE SEEBY has been a teacher and spiritual director and done retreat work and formation. She served at Good Counsel, St. Joseph, Our Lady of Tepeyac, Mother McAuley and Maria high schools. She now does social-justice work at Brother David Darst Center in Bridgeport and spiritual direction for her community.

Albertines

50 YEARS
SISTER TEODOZJA MARIA LICHOSYT was a therapist, nurse and sacristan. She has been involved in the management of domestic duties at the cardinal’s residence and is the superior of the sisters working there. She also served for Bishop Andrew Grutka in Gary, Ind.
25 YEARS

SISTER NOEMI WANDA GIL was a catechist, sacristan and administrator. She was a coordinator of the food pantry and soup kitchen at St. Blase and worked at Catholic Charities. She is a catechist at St. William.

Benedictines

80 YEARS
SISTER VIVIAN IVANTIC, from Mother of God Parish in Waukegan, taught at St. Hilary, St. Joseph (Orleans Street), St. George (Wentworth Avenue), St. Symphorosa and St. Scholastica Academy and was principal of Mother of God, Waukegan. She is semi-retired and serves as her community’s archivist.
60 YEARS

SISTER RITA NOWAK, from St. Margaret Mary Parish, taught at Queen of All Saints, St. Symphorosa, St. Joseph (Orleans Street), St. Scholastica Academy and St. George (Wentworth Avenue), where she also was principal. She has served as subprioress of her community and director of buildings and grounds.

SISTER JANE SMITH, from St. Hilary Parish, taught at St. Lambert, Skokie; St. George (Wentworth Avenue); Queen of All Saints; St. Symphorosa; and St. Hilary, where she was also principal. She also served in health care and ministry to the elderly, as well as prioress of her community. She is the community chauffeur.

Sisters of St. Casimir

75 YEARS
SISTER M. REGINALD TAMULEVICH was a violinist and music teacher. She served at Holy Cross; Immaculate Conception (44th Street); Nativity BVM; Maria High School; St. Anthony, Cicero; and in Pennsylvania and New Mexico. She does prayer ministry.
60 YEARS

SISTER M. AGNESE CHAPKAUSKAS, from St. Anthony Parish, Cicero, worked in education and as a Holy Cross Hospital pastoral minister. She served at Providence of God, St. Pius X, Maria High School and Holy Cross Hospital; in the Joliet diocese; and in Indiana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry.

SISTER MARY LAWRENCE PUISHYS worked in education, school and health care administration and as a health care patient advocate. She served at St. George; Immaculate Conception (44th Street); Providence of God; St. Joseph; St. Casimir, Chicago Heights; Holy Cross Hospital; and in Florida and Pennsylvania. She is a Holy Cross Hospital patient advocate.

SISTER LORRAINE THERESE SIMINAS, a Chicago native from Our Lady of the Ridge Parish, Chicago Ridge, worked in education. She served at Holy Cross; Nativity BVM; St. Bartholomew; St. George; Providence of God; Sts. Peter and Paul; Our Lady of Vilna; and St. Norbert, Northbrook; in the Joliet diocese; and in New Mexico, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania. She does prayer ministry.

SISTER MARY DESALES SOKOL, from St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, worked in education and administration and established the Sisters of St. Casimir Food Pantry, a Head Start program and was her community’s general counsel. She served at Immaculate Conception (44th Street); Providence of God; Our Lady of Vilna; St. Pius X; St. Norbert, Northbrook; in the Joliet and Rockford dioceses; and in Indiana. She does prayer ministry.

50 YEARS
SISTER THERESA DABULIS was an educator, parish director of religious education and social worker. She served at Providence of God; St. Norbert, Northbrook; Maria High School; and in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Maryland. She now is a counselor for on-going formation and spirituality.
25 YEARS

SISTER NANCY STREITMATTER is a medical doctor. She served at Holy Cross Hospital, where she was director of its Intensive Care Unit; was a participant in the Solidarity Mission to Bolivia 19 times; and a volunteer at St. Basil Free Clinic for 20 years. She is a cardiologist and now director of the echocardiology lab at Holy Cross Hospital.

Cenacle Sisters

60 YEARS

SISTER BARBARA EHRLER, from St. William Parish, has offered retreat and spiritual direction and religious formation and served as a congregation leader. She was on staff at the Longwood, Warrenville and Chicago Cenacle retreat houses and was superior general of the congregation and director of preparation for perpetual vows in the United States and in the Philippines. She is the coordinator of the Cenacle Spiritual Center in Lantana, Fla.

Daughters of Charity

60 YEARS

SISTER JUDITH BRISELDEN, a Chicago native, ministered in teaching, administration, adult education, social work and service as an English as a second language and literacy teacher. She worked at Our Lady of the Gardens, Josephinum High School and now is the director of adult education at St. Vincent Family Services, where she teaches GED preparation.

SISTER CAROLINE CLARK was a teacher, principal, archdiocesan mission coordinator, vocation director and parish minister. She served as a parish minister at St. Vincent de Paul Parish and was the coordinator of outreach services. She is the Midwest regional spiritual advisor for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Farmington Hills, Mich.

SISTER MARY QUINN, from Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, worked in teaching, health care and social ministry. She was the Daughters of Charity liaison for St. Joseph Health Centers and Hospital and coordinator of volunteers for Marillac Social Center. She now does ministry of prayer in Evansville, Ind.

50 YEARS

SISTER SHEILA MARIE HART, from Immaculate Conception Parish, Highland Park, worked in elementary, remedial and computer education, as a librarian and as director of formation for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She is preparing for a new ministry and lives in St. Louis.

Sisters of Christian Charity

75 YEARS
SISTER MARY CLETUS SESTERHENN, from St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette, was a high school and college math and chemistry instructor and managed a Loyola Campus bookstore. She was a sacristan, receptionist and local treasurer. She served at St. Gregory High School, Josephinum Academy, Loyola University at Mallinckrodt Campus, Wilmette, and in Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri and New Jersey. She is a part-time receptionist at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.
60 YEARS
SISTER PHYLLIS ZIERDEN was a teacher, librarian, sacristan, cook and laundress and worked at a senior citizen center. She worked at St. Aloysius and Josephinum convents and in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri. She is a sacristan, driver and part-time receptionist at Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette.
50 YEARS
SISTER M. JOANNE LADWIG was an elementary and Montessori teacher; novice directress; trainer of teachers in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd; coordinator of the Companions of Pauline; and a group mother and child care worker. She served at the Ronald Knox Montessori School, Wilmette; St. Theresa, Palatine; in Clarendon Hills, Ill.; and in Louisiana, Missouri and New Jersey. She now is a local leader for her community; a Montessori teacher; coordinator of the Companions of Pauline; and formation leader for the national organization of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, all in New Orleans.
40 YEARS

SISTER JOAN CLARE COONEY, who was baptized at St. Henry and received First Communion and confirmation at St. Gertrude Parish, taught in elementary and secondary schools, was a reading supervisor for her community, taught reading courses for Loyola and DePaul universities and at Mallinckrodt College and was a supervisory education consultant for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She served at St. Aloysius; St. Raphael; St. Theresa of Avila; St. Alphonsus, Prospect Heights; Holy Trinity; and in Michigan, Louisiana and Minnesota. She now is the directress of the literacy program sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity at Josephinum Convent.

Adrian Dominicans

70 YEARS

SISTER DOROTHY FOLLIARD, from St. Laurence Parish, was a teacher who served at St. Edmund, Oak Park; St. Mary of the Lake University/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein; and in Texas. She is retired in Adrian, Mich..

SISTER ELAINE (MARY JOSEPH LORETTA) LEDERER, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, was an educator for 50 years and a volunteer pastoral minister for 10 years. She served at Queen of Angels, St. Hilary and St. Kilian. She is retired in Adrian, Mich.

SISTER RITA SCHILTZ, from St. Rita Parish, was a teacher and designer of sacred space. She served at Aquinas High School; in St. Charles and Naperville, Ill.; and in Kansas, Maryland, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, Ontario and Rome. She is an artist and designer at INAI Studio, Adrian, Mich.

60 YEARS

SISTER BARBARA CHENICEK, from St. Philip Neri Parish, was a teacher and designer of sacred space. She served at Aquinas High School; in St. Charles and Naperville, Ill.; and in Kansas, Maryland, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, Ontario and Rome. She is an artist and designer at INAI Studio, Adrian, Mich.

SISTER MARY CULLEN, a Chicago native from St. Matthew Parish, was a librarian, teacher and pastoral associate. She served at Aquinas High School, Marist High School and St. Catherine of Alexandria, Oak Lawn. She is retired in Chicago.

SISTER MARY BERNARD LYNCH, from Little Flower Parish, was an educator and a pharmacist. She served at Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn; in other Illinois locations; and in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. She is a pastoral associate at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Orland Park.

SISTER PATRICIA ANN MCKEE, from Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, was an educator at St. Michael, Orland Park for 36 years; St. Cletus, LaGrange; Blessed Sacrament-Aquinas Literacy Center; and in Michigan and Florida. She is a volunteer at Aquinas Literacy Center (35th Street & Hermitage Avenue).

SISTER MARGARET ANN ROGGENBUCK was a teacher and administrator at Santa Maria del Popolo, Mundelein; Our Lady of Knock, Calumet City; St. Edmund, Oak Park; St. Kilian; and St. Philip Neri. She is retired at the Dominican Life Center, Adrian, Mich., and does prayer support for the congregation.

SISTER JANICE SCHOLL, from St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish, ministered in education, in service to her congregation and in medical records. She served in the western United States and now volunteers in Henderson, Nev.

50 YEARS

SISTER JOYCE (FRANCIS BERNE) CAULFIELD, from St. Rita Parish, worked in education and prison chaplaincy. She served in Ohio and New York and spent 17 years working in a correctional facility for young male adults in Puerto Rico and 20 years as a supervisory chaplain at a prison for male and female residents there.

Springfield Dominicans

75 YEARS

SISTER ANN REGINA BAKER was a teacher, spiritual director and religious educator. She served at St. Edward and Our Lady of Grace; in the Rockford, Peoria and Springfield dioceses; and in Minnesota and Michigan. She now lives at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

SISTER VIRGINA DEVER, from St. Edward Parish, taught high school drama and speech. She served at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; St. Edward; and Our Lady of Grace; in Springfield, Granite City and Michael, Ill.; and in Minnesota and Louisiana. She is retired at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY EMMERIC was an educator at St. Edward and St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson; in Crystal Lake, Springfield, Pana, Assumption, Hampshire and Bradley, Ill.; and in Colorado. She is retired and does ministry of prayer at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

SISTER JANET GUERTZ, from St. Edward Parish, was a teacher and missionary. She served at Our Lady of Grace and Immaculate Conception; in Aurora, Granite City, East St. Louis, Quincy and Springfield, Ill; and in Wisconsin and Peru. She is retired at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

SISTER CLARICE KNIERY was a teacher, principal and administrator and was the founding program director of Hessed House. She served at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Springfield, Hampshire, Aurora, Mendota, Philo and East St. Louis, Ill.; and in Michigan. She now is the poverty, justice and peace secretary, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

50 YEARS

SISTER JUDINE HILBING has been an educator at St. Michael, St. Christina and St. Walter and in Elgin, Springfield, Collinsville and Decatur, Ill. She is president of Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights.

SISTER KATHLEEN KENNY, a Chicago native, was a nurse and congregation leader. She served at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights; in Springfield, Ill.; and in Mississippi and Arkansas. She is the coordinator of the community wellness program, Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

SISTER JUDITH PFILE was a pastoral minister and teacher. She served at Our Lady of Grace and St. Walter Convent and in Hampshire, Cary, Granite City, Bethalto and Springfield, Ill. She is a pastoral associate, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chatham, Ill.

25 YEARS

SISTER PEGGY CONWAY is an educator who has served at St. Christina and in Aurora and Philo, Ill. She works at Sacred Heart-Griffin Catholic High School, Springfield, Ill.

Sinsinawa Dominicans

80 YEARS

SISTER MIGUEL HEARTY was a teacher, principal and education consultant. She served at St. Giles, Oak Park; Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest; and in Wisconsin; Florida; Washington, D.C.; and Minnesota. She lives in community at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Wis.

SISTER MARY NONA McGREAL, from Immaculate Conception Parish, Waukegan, worked in teaching, administration, writing and the dissemination of the history of the Dominican Order in the United States and of the Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, who founded the order. She served at St. Brendan College; St. Thomas the Apostle and Project OPUS regarding her order. The OPUS headquarters on the campus of Dominican University, River Forest, was named the McGreal Center in her honor in 2006. She also served in Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin; and Rome. She is the author of several books and the co-author of a curriculum used in Catholic schools.

75 YEARS

SISTER MARGUERITE (LUETTA) MORRISON was a teacher, administrator, pastoral minister and care giver. She served at Visitation; in Rockford, Ill.; and in Minnesota, Iowa and Oklahoma. She lives in community at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wis.

SISTER MARIELLE SCHMIDT was a teacher, library worker and pastoral minister. She served at St. Luke, River Forest, and St. Giles, Oak Park; in the Rockford diocese; and in New York, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. She lives in community at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wis.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARIE WALTER FLOOD, from St. Ambrose, was a teacher and congregational leader. She served at Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, and was the prioress provincial for the southeast province. She also worked in Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin; Indiana; and Canada. She lives in community at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wis.

SISTER ALEXIS SEARFOSS, a Chicago native, was a teacher, administrator, pastoral minister and volunteer. She served at Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; St. Thomas More; in the Peoria and Rockford dioceses; and in Wisconsin and New Jersey. She now lives at her community’s Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARJORIE (STELLA MARIS) BUTTNER was a teacher and archivist. She served at Visitation High School and in Wisconsin and Montana. She lives at her community’s Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

SISTER MARIAN DEGROOD CATHERINE DE RICCI taught at Visitation Elementary; St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Thomas the Apostle; and in Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Washington, Iowa and Wisconsin. She does pastoral work in Cuba City, Wisconsin and serves as the cashier at the motherhouse.

SISTER JO ANN (MARY AUGUSTA) DOLD ministered in teaching, Scripture scholarship and music. She taught at St. Cajetan; St. Brendan; in the Peoria diocese; and in Minnesota.

SISTER MARIAN (TIMOTHEOS) GIBBONS was a teacher, musician and a liturgist. She served at St. Basil; Epiphany; St. Joseph the Worker, Wheeling; and in Wisconsin, New Jersey and South Dakota. She now is a volunteer tutor at the Adult Learning Center, Milwaukee.

SISTER ROSANNA GLEASON was a teacher, administrator, community leader and pastoral ministry. She served at Visitation and in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington. She is a volunteer pastoral caregiver at the motherhouse.

SISTER ALYCE (STELLAN) KELLY taught religious education and did pastoral ministry. She served at Immaculate Conception (North Park Avenue), in the Rockford diocese and in Wisconsin, Texas and Hawaii. She now is living in community at the Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

SISTER DOROTHY (THOMASELLO) KENNEDY taught at St. Brendan, St. Cajetan, Visitation, in the Rockford diocese and in Wisconsin, Montana, Maryland, Alabama and Minnesota. She ministers as a family caregiver at the Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

SISTER DUCHESNE MAXWELL devoted taught and offered pastoral care. She served at St. Thomas More; Queen of Peace High School, Burbank; in the Rockford and Peoria dioceses; and in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. She lives in community at the Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

SISTER MARK O’LOUGHLIN was a teacher, counselor and social worker. She served at Trinity High School, River Forest: Visitation High School and grade school; Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka; St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights; Weber High School; and in Wisconsin, Wyoming and Washington, D.C. She now lives in community at the Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

SISTER MARY CATHERINE (ALBERTO) ST. MARTIN was a teacher, school administrator and congregation leader. She served St. Giles, Oak Park; St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn; St. Thomas the Apostle; Epiphany; St. Martin de Porres High School, Waukegan; and in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. She is a pastoral minister at the Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

50 YEARS

SISTER EILEEN (JOZEF) BRYNDA, from Visitation Parish, was a teacher, administrator and pastoral minister. She served at St. Richard, in the Peoria diocese and in Iowa, Wisconsin, New York and Wisconsin. She has ministered as a pastoral associate at St. Kilian Parish, Hartford, Wis., since 2006.

SISTER MARY ELLEN (MARIE ALPHONSE) GEVELINGER was a teacher and administrator. She served at Queen of Peace, Burbank; St. Thomas the Apostle; Unity Catholic; Trinity High School and Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is the prioress of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation.

SISTER CHARLOTTE (MARIE ANGELA) GOULD was a teacher and pastoral minister. She served at Immaculate Conception (North Park Avenue); Epiphany; Most Holy Redeemer, Evergreen Park; St. Basil/Visitation; in Peoria, Ill.; and in New York, Florida, Idaho and Michigan. She ministers as an adult literacy teacher in Fort Myers, Fla.

SISTER MARY MARGARET MURPHY was a teacher and educational administrator. She served at Queen of Peace, Burbank; Trinity High School, River Forest; and in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Texas. She has been an administrative assistant at Bethlehem Academy, Fairbault, Minn., since 2010.

SISTER MARIE CHARLOTTE SCHNEIDER taught at Visitation; St. Thomas More; St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn; St. Martin de Porres High School, Waukegan; St. Edmund, Oak Park; in Peoria, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is as a family caregiver at the Sinsinawa, Wis., motherhouse.

SISTER MARGARET (MARY AGNES) O’BRIEN was a teacher and educational administrator. She served at St. Sabina; in Peoria, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is principal of St. Patrick School, Ottawa, Ill.

Felician Sisters

75 YEARS
SISTER EMILIE MARIE (MARY HERMANDA) SIERAKOWSKI worked in education, music, school administration and prayer ministry and as an organist. She served at Sacred Heart, St. Joseph High School and St. Turibius; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Nebraska and Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.
70 YEARS

SISTER MARY JOANNE MASLOWSKI worked in education, school administration and business. She served at Good Shepherd; Holy Innocents; Sts. Cyril & Methodius, Lemont; Holy Rosary, North Chicago; St. Wenceslaus; St. Turibius; St. Joseph High School; St. Bruno; Good Counsel High School; in Oglesby and Centralia, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is at Mother of Good Counsel Convent, where she does transportation services.

SISTER MARY MARGARET (MARY LEONILDA) NARLOCH worked in education, administration and hospitality, and as a provincial treasurer and president of Felician Health Care. She also served at St. Wenceslaus; St. Hedwig Orphanage; Holy Innocents; St. Bronislava; Good Counsel High School; St. Joseph High School; former Mother of Good Counsel Province; and in Wisconsin. She now does hospitality at Villa St. Joseph, Oconomowoc, Wis.

SISTER MARY FRANCELLE SZATKOWSKI worked in education and prayer ministry. She served at St. Bronislava; Sacred Heart; St. James; St. Isidore, Blue Island; St. Hedwig Orphanage; Good Counsel High School; St. Joseph High School; St. Stanislaus, Posen; Good Shepherd; St. Damian, Oak Forest; Our Lady of the Gardens; St. James; St. John of God; Holy Innocents; St. Joseph School; in Centralia and New Lenox, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She does prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

SISTER MARY CLARINE TURCZYN worked in education, hospitality and prayer ministry. She served at St. Mary Magdalene; Ascension, Evanston; Holy Innocents; Sts. Peter and Paul; in Rockford, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She now does prayer ministry for the International Cord Rosary Center at Our Lady of the Angels Convent.

60 YEARS
SISTER MARILYN MASON worked in education, administration and pastoral care. She served at St. Bruno; St. Turibius; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. Stanislaus, Posen; St. John of God; Good Shepherd; in Centralia and Oglesby, Ill.; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is the administrative director, United Stand Counseling Center.
50 YEARS

SISTER MARY ANDREA CHUDZIK, from St. Joseph Parish, worked in education, provincial administration, pastoral care and as a director of mission. She served at St. Bronislava; St. Joseph; St. Isidore, Blue Island; at the Mother of Good Counsel Province; in Downers Grove, Ill.; and in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is the director of mission and pastoral care, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospitals, Centralia, Ill.

SISTER MARY LENORE OMERNIK worked in education, hospitality, as a receptionist and in Mercy Home phone ministry. She served at St. Damian, Oak Forest; St. Turibius; St. Linus, Oak Lawn; St. John of God; St. James; St. Joseph; St. Andrew Home, Niles; and in Wisconsin. She now does Mercy Home phone ministry and hospitality at Mother of Good Counsel Convent.

Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate

80 YEARS

SISTER MARIARTHUR HAMANN, from St. Pascal Parish, was an educator, administrator, organist and educational consultant. She served at St. Francis de Sales; St. Clement; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado. She does community service at Our Lady of Angels, Joliet.

SISTER KATHLEEN KIRCK, from St. Pascal Parish, was a high school teacher, musician and organist. She served at Sacred Heart (Englewood); Sts. Peter & Paul; St. Clement; St. Pascal; Immaculata High School; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Ohio and the Phillippines. She does community service at Our Lady of Angels, Joliet.

75 YEARS
SISTER ANNE FLASKA, from Sacred Heart Parish (Superior Street), She served at Sts. Peter & Paul; St. Pascal; St. Francis Xavier; Sts. Cyril & Methodius; Robert Fulton School; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Ohio and Alabama. She does community service at Our Lady of Angels, Joliet.
60 YEARS

SISTER ANNA KONRATH, from St. Theodore Parish, was an educator and dietitian. She served at Sacred Heart (Englewood); Little Company of Mary Hospital; other hospitals and nursing homes in the Chicago area; Evanston School District 65; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Wisconsin and Michigan. She does volunteer service for her congregation and the community.

SISTER M. MARGARET ROSE SCZESNIAK, from St. Michael Parish, was an administrator and educator. She served at St. Ann, Lansing; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Ohio and Michigan. She does community service at Our Lady of Angels, Joliet.

50 YEARS

SISTER ODELIA KLOC, from St. Pascal Parish, did education, missionary work and music therapy. She served at St. Ludmilla and in Brazil. She is a music therapist at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, Joliet.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

75 YEARS
SISTER M. MARIFILIA STRZYCKI, from Five Holy Martyrs Parish, was a teacher and administrator; worked in medical quality assurance programs, hospital social services; and was a medical records coordinator and hospital board member. She served at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr, St. Elizabeth Hospital and St. Ann Hospital; and in Indiana and South Dakota, where she was a member of the group that organized the state’s Association of Medical Records Librarians. She is retired at Our Lady of Victory Convent, Lemont.
50 YEARS

SISTER M. HELENE GALUSZKA, from St. Genevieve Parish, was a teacher and administrator and worked in business, finance and congregation leadership. She served at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr, St. Pancratius, Madonna High School, St. Joseph Home and Ernst and Whinney. She now is the treasury manager for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation, Lemont.

Sisters of St. Francis-Clinton, Iowa

50 YEARS

SISTER JOYCE ZARNIK, from St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, was a teacher and administrator. She served at Our Lady of the Snows and St. Clare of Montefalco and now is an administrative assistant at the Medical Missionaries of Mary mission development office and lives in Burbank.

Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque Iowa

70 YEARS
SISTER LOIS WAGNER was a teacher who served at St. Christopher, Midlothian. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.
60 YEARS

SISTER MARILYN BECKER was a teacher and principal who served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER ELIZABETH DONAHUE was a teacher and social worker who served at St. Mary of the Woods. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER TERESINE GLASER, a Tinley Park native whose home parish was St. Christopher, Midlothian, served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER ELLA GROETKEN taught at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and St. Christopher, Midlothian. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER NORMA JEAN HOLTHAUS was a teacher and principal who served at Corpus Christi and is retired in Dubuque, Iowa and does support ministry.

SISTER JANE HOSCH worked in teaching, administration and served as a superintendent of schools. She served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER NILA MEYERHOFER was a teacher and principal who served at St. Mary of the Woods; St. Christopher, Midlothian; and at Sacred Heart Parish and Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, where she still does ministry of care. She also ministers at the Franciscan Resource Center.

SISTER NONA MEYERHOFER was a teacher at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and at St. Anne, Hazel Crest. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER JANICE ROSMAN was a homemaker. She served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles, and now works as a dietary director and team member, Berakah, Pittsfield, N.H.

SISTER BERNICE SCHUETZ was a teacher and librarian who served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER SELMA TIMP taught at St. Christopher, Midlothian. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

SISTER MARY ANN WAGNER taught at Corpus Christi and St. Elizabeth. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa, and does support ministry.

50 YEARS

SISTER SHIRLEY FINERAN taught and did social work. She served at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and Catholic Charities for 20 years. She now is an assistant professor of social work, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa.

SISTER KAY FORKENBROCK taught and worked as a liturgist and massage therapist. She served at St. Mary of the Woods and Mater Christi, North Riverside. She is a massage therapist, Wellness on Davis, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER SALLY FROMMELT taught at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park; St. Christopher, Midlothian; and St. John Brebeuf, Niles. She now does support ministry in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER LAURINDA HEFEL is a teacher. She has served at St. Christopher, Midlothian, since 1975, where she now does teacher resource.

SISTER JANICE HOFFMAN was a teacher and pastoral assistant. She served at St. Anne, Hazel Crest, and ministers at Immaculate Conception Parish, Cherokee, Iowa, where she is a liturgist, music director and catechumenate director/Hispanic ministry.

SISTER VIRGINIA JENNINGS has been a teacher, principal and pastoral assistant. She served at St. John Brebeuf, Niles, and now does family/adult faith formation at Sts. John and Paul Parish, Altoona, Iowa.

SISTER MELITA MEYERS taught at Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, and now teaches third grade at Sacred Heart, Reedsburg, Wis.

SISTER HELEN NELSON taught at St. Anne, Hazel Crest. She is an educational associate and skills teacher, St. Edward School, Waterloo, Iowa.

SISTER INEZ TURNMEYER taught at St. Christopher, Midlothian. She now is codirector of the Humility of Mary Center, Davenport, Iowa.

25 YEARS

SISTER PATRICIA DOODY was a teacher and pastoral assistant. She served at Notre Dame High School for Girls, St. Bonaventure and Our Lady of Sorrows. She is a Franciscan charism team member, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER EILEEN HAUSWALD was a pastoral assistant and served at St. Benedict the African. She now is a team member at Excel, Inc., Morton Miss., and a pastoral coordinator at Holy Family Parish, Jackson, Miss.

School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King

85 YEARS
SISTER M. ANTONIA GOLUBIC spent more than 53 years teaching and tutoring. She also worked as a sacristan, in CCD, as chronicler for her community and trained altar servers. She served at Holy Trinity (Throop Street); St. George (Ewing Avenue); in Joliet, Ill., and in Indiana, Ohio, Kansas and Pennsylvania. She is retired at St. Joseph Infirmary, Lemont.
80 YEARS
SISTER M. VALENTINE POTURICA was a teacher, administrator, CCD instructor, sacristan and altar server trainer. She served at Holy Trinity (Throop Street); St. Stephen (now Cristo Rey High School); in Joliet and Bolingbrook, Ill.; and in Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Wisconsin and Indiana. She is retired at St. Joseph Infirmary, Lemont.
60 YEARS

SISTER M. KATHRYN FRANKOVICH was a teacher, formation directress, religious education director, in CCD and RCIA instructor and a member of her province’s finance committee. She served at St. George (Ewing Avenue); Holy Trinity (Throop Street); and Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She now is the co-director of her community’s associate program and a sacristan in Lemont.

SISTER M. CELESTE STAZINSKI was a teacher, administrator, provincial secretary, CCD teacher, community chronicler, house mother, tutor, piano teacher and organist for more than 50 years. She served at St. George (Ewing Avenue); Holy Trinity (Throop Street); St. Stephen; Alvernia Manor; Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont; in Joliet, Ill.; and in Pennsylvania, Kansas and Wisconsin.

Sisters of St. Joseph-Third Order of St. Francis

75 YEARS
SISTER RAPHAEL KMIECIK, from St. Barbara Parish (Throop Street), was a teacher and principal at Our Lady of the Snows School, in Cicero and in Indiana. She is retired in Bartlett.
70 YEARS

SISTER IMELDA GOSKA, from St. Barbara Parish (Throop Street), was a teacher and served her congregation. She ministered at St. Fidelis, Immaculate Conception, Transfiguration, St. Mary of Perpetual Help, Queen of the Universe, St. Mary, St. Roman, St. Barbara and the Immaculata congregational home. She is retired in Bartlett.

SISTER PAULINE GRUTZIUS, a native of Chicago Heights from St. Agnes Parish, was a teacher and parish minister in Indiana, Missouri and Michigan. She is retired in Bartlett.

SISTER ELAINE HAIDUK, from St. Barbara Parish (Throop Street), taught at St. Barbara and served as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. She is a pastoral care volunteer at Assisi Health Care Center and a choir member at Clare Oaks.

SISTER CHARLOTTE WACHLADO, from St. Stanislaus Parish, served as a teacher, group home director and director of residential services. She served at Our Lady of Czestochowa, Transfiguration, St. Mary of Perpetual Help, the Bartlett Learning Center and in Freeport, Ill., as well as in Puerto Rico. She is retired in Bartlett.

60 YEARS

SISTER PATRICIA LABUDA, from St. Mary of Perpetual Help Parish, served as a teacher and principal at St. Barbara; St. Simeon, Bellwood; Our Lady of the Snows; St. Josaphat; St. Mary Star of the Sea; St. Turibius; and St. Mary of Czestochowa, Cicero.

SISTER JANICE ROSINKE, from St. Patricia Parish, Hickory Hills, served as a teacher and religious education director and in pastoral ministry. She served at St. Roman, Queen of the Universe, St. Mary and St. Lawrence, as well as in Crystal Lake, Ill.

Sisters of the Holy Cross

75 YEARS
SISTER M. JULIEN WILKE, from St. Pascal Parish, taught music in elementary schools and did liturgy work. She served at Most Holy Redeemer, Evergreen Park, and in other Illinois and Indiana locations. She now lives at St. Mary’s Convent, Notre Dame, Ind., where she prays for the needs of the church and world.
50 YEARS

SISTER MARIETTA UMLOR, a Chicago native whose home parish was Most Holy Redeemer, Evergreen Park, was a teacher and does pastoral work. She taught at Most Holy Redeemer and later became director of religious education there and served in other Illinois and Indiana locations. She has been a pastoral associate at St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, since 1987.

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters

75 YEARS

SISTER ADELMARA EISENMENGER taught mainly in the southern United States. She translated documents and served in other capacities at the Northfield convent, where she lives in retirement.

SISTER SIENNA RESSEL was an administrator, sacristan, patient representative and chronicler. She served as director of admissions at St. Ann’s Home and with the Holy Spirit Missionary Association, both in Techny, and held several positions in Maryland. She is retired in Northfield.

 

70 YEARS
SISTER MARYELLEN DRASLER, from Mother of God Parish, Waukegan, blessed her congregation with her homemaking skills, especially as a cook. She served in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Mississippi. She is retired in Northfield.
65 YEARS

SISTER ARNOLD CHANG taught children and adults in the Chicago archdiocese and various mission assignments. She also taught Asian cooking to adults and calligraphy to members of her congregation at Techny. She is retired in Northfield.

SISTER PATRICE COUTU was a teacher, missionary, convent librarian and language tutor for Techny students. She served in Ghana for 14 years and is retired in Techny.

SISTER AGATHILDA FAHRLAND worked in pastoral ministry and as a cook. She served at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, and at Holy Spirit Convent, Techny. She is retired in Northfield.

SISTER MARIE LOUISE JILK was a nurse and offered pastoral care. She served as assistant chaplain at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, and for the sisters at the convent in Techny, in Maria Hall and in Indiana. She retired after 25 years of visiting the sick at Cook County (now Stroger) Hospital and lives in Northfield.

SISTER HELEN MARIE YOCKEL was a nurse, missionary and congregation leader. She served at St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan, and at Divine Infant Parish, Westchester; was a member of the provincial council and did vocation ministry, Techny; and worked in Iowa, Mississippi and Ghana. She does ministry of care at St. Dismas, Waukegan.

60 YEARS

SISTER THERESE MARY MARTINEZ worked with Hispanic people in the Northwest suburbs. She has worked with Little Mexico for 55 years, helping Hispanic families to buy their own homes and currently serves as the agency’s director. She lives in Northfield.

SISTER PATRICIA SNIDER worked in health care, nursing and pastoral ministry. She served at St. Fidelis, Techny Towers, at the Waukegan formation house and in Iowa, Illinois and Australia. She is the director of the Holy Spirit Lay Missionary Association and assistant local leader in Northfield.

SISTER VINCENT WOLFF was a teacher, pastoral minister and missionary. She taught in Papua New Guinea for 30 years and served in pastoral ministry in Illinois and other U.S. locations. She now serves the Techny community as a driver and receptionist and lives in Northfield.

25 YEARS

SISTER MONICA MABEL BALBUENA has been an administrator and pastoral minister. She is the provincial of the U.S. Province and a member of the province leadership team; does coordination for the Life Learning Center, Rogers Park, and is studying for her master’s degree in business administration. She lives in Northfield.

Sisters of St. Joseph

70 YEARS

SISTER EMILY (MARY VICTORIA) ROKOS, from St. Leonard Parish, Berwyn, taught music and choir and was a part-time music director. She served at St. Mary of Celle, Berwyn, and does ministry of prayer at her congregation’s motherhouse, LaGrange Park.

SISTER ELLEN (MARY PAULITA) SPRINGER, a LaGrange native, taught science and was a mistress of novices and coordinator of her congregation’s formation team. She served at Nazareth Academy and now support services at the LaGrange Park Center.

SISTER RITA STALZER, from St. Francis Xavier Parish, LaGrange, was a teacher and librarian. She served at Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park; Loyola University Chicago; and Loyola University’s Rome Center Campus. She lives in retirement with her congregation.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARIE (MARIE FRANCETTA) BASILE taught for more than 30 years in archdiocesan schools. She also served as a tutor for the School on Wheels adult mobile literacy ministry; as a volunteer in the Ministry of the Arts gift shop; as a minister of care for St. Francis Xavier Parish, LaGrange; and as a companion and aide at Plymouth Place, a local convalescent center.

SISTER DOROTHY (MARY DOROTHEA) OURSLER worked in teaching, administration and business. She served for nearly 20 years in archdiocesan schools and also worked in Mississippi. She does ministry of prayer with her congregation.

50 YEARS

SISTER JEAN MCGRATH, from St. Cajetan Parish, was a teacher, school administrator and congregational leader. She is principal of St. John Fisher School, a position she has held since 1986.

SISTER SUE GORGERSEN, from Divine Infant Parish, Westchester, has worked in teaching, youth ministry and faith formation. She served in archdiocesan schools and the archdiocese’s religious education office with a primary focus on directing the Teens Encounter Christ Retreat program; worked in Joliet, Ill.; Wisconsin; and Minnesota, where she now is the director of faith formation and peace and justice at Annunciation Parish, Minneapolis.

Sisters of the Living Word

60 YEARS

SISTER BARBARA HAWKEN, a Chicago native, was a teacher, principal and substitute teacher. She worked at St. Teresa, St. Gregory, St. Mary, Josephinum High School, St. Robert Bellarmine, Christ Our Saviour Church and in Ohio and Minnesota. She is a volunteer minister at Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER RITA RAMOS, a Chicago native, was a teacher, CCD coordinator, adult religious education instructor, parish minister, coordinator of bilingual catechesis, adult English as a Second Language instructor, pastoral associate, director of religious education and secretary and receptionist. She served at St. Raphael; St. Teresa; St. Aloysius; Annunciation; St. Gregory; Our Lady of the Angels; St. Pius V; St. Joan of Arc, Skokie; Morton Community College, Cicero; Household International, Mount Prospect; High School District 214, Arlington Heights; Harper Community College, Palatine; St. Nicholas, Evanston; St. Hedwig; in Westmont, Aurora and Elgin, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is a pastoral minister at Maternity BVM Church.

50 YEARS

SISTER JOYCE ROEHL worked in education and school administration and as an administrative secretary and office manager. She served at St. Isaac Jogues, Niles; Broadcaster Media Services, Skokie; St. Jerome; and St. Priscilla and now works as a teacher and volunteer at St. Cornelius School.

SISTER LUANNE WILHELM, a Chicago native, worked in teaching, administration, religious education and parish ministry. She served at St. Martha, Morton Grove; St. Gregory; St. Patrick, Lake Forest; Holy Cross, Deerfield; and St. Giles, Oak Park; Bensenville, Ill.; and in Minnesota and Michigan. She is the director of religious education at Sacred Heart, Winnetka.

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters

75 YEARS
SISTER JUSTINE KIEFER, from St. Rose of Lima Parish, did catechetical, leadership and formation work and taught GED and English as second language at the Cook County Jail. She lives in retirement at Victory Noll, Huntington, Ind.
50 YEARS

SISTER HELEN RODRIGUEZ-MARIN worked in adult education, catechetical ministry and social action activities. She served primarily in California and now is an English as a second language teacher at Chicago’s Julia Center.

Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

80 YEARS
SISTER STEPHANIE MUELLER was an educator who served at Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester. She is retired in Monroe, Mich.
70 YEARS
SISTER MARIE (RAYNORA) HOPKINS was an educator, administrator and researcher. She served at St. Felicitas and in Michigan. She now works with Immaculate Heart of Mary archives and is retired in Michigan.
60 YEARS

SISTER CAROL (LAURIETTA) FAVOR worked in education, health care and human services. She served at St. Rene Goupil, in the IHM infirmary kitchen and in Michigan, where she is the office assistant for Southwest Community Policing, Detroit.

Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

80 YEARS
SISTER GRACIA SCHMIDT was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Ferdinand; St. Dorothy; St. Jerome; St. Gertrude; St. Eulalia, Maywood; and in Wyoming and Iowa. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.
75 YEARS

SISTER MARY ELLEN (EUGENIO) CALDWELL was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Vincent; in DeKalb, Ill.; in Iowa at Clarke University; in Kansas; and in Ghana. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GENEVIEVE (BASILIAN) KORDICK was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Tarcissus, St. Thomas of Canterbury and Holy Cross; in Rock Island, Ill.; and in Iowa, where she was the director of a senior center and activities director for the elderly for more than 20 years. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER (ST.) PHILOMENA ROSSELLI ministered in education. She served at Our Lady of Lourdes and in Montana, California and Iowa.

SISTER MARGUERITE (VALERIAN) YEZEK was an educator and worked with the elderly. She served at Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; for 20 years at St. Peter, Skokie; in Rock Island, Ill.; and in Iowa, Tennessee and Minnesota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

70 YEARS

SISTER JULIA (LORENZO) ACOSTA, from St. Agatha Parish, ministered at Holy Name; St. Thomas of Canterbury; Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero; Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; Cathedral High School; St. Benedict High School; in Rock Island and Wilmington, Ill.; and in Iowa and Tennessee. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JEAN M. (JEAN FRANCIS) BYRNE, from St. Charles Borromeo Parish, was an educator and congregational volunteer. She served at St. Gertrude, St. Bridget, Holy Family, Our Lady of Lourdes and in Iowa and Montana. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GRACE ANN CULLEN ministered as an educator and a dietician. She served at St. Bridget; St. Gertrude; St. Bartholomew; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; and in Montana, New York and Iowa. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ELEANOR CRAGGS, from St. Jerome Parish, was an educator, administrator and congregational volunteer. She spent 50 years of her religious life serving in several California locations. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER FLORENCE (FLORENCITA) DAVY, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, was a teacher and librarian. She served at Immaculata High School; Notre Dame High School; Our Lady Help of Christians; Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; Mundelein College; in Pontiac, Ill.; and in California, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota. She is retired at the Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER FRANCES EILEEN DUNNE, from St. Peter Canisius Parish, was an educator and administrator. She served at St. Jerome; St. Charles; St. Vincent; for 26 years at St. Eulalia, Maywood; and in Iowa and South Dakota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER ROSE ANDRE KOEHLER was an educator and administrator. She served at Holy Family, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Gertrude, St. Cornelius, St. Dominic and in Nebraska, California, Montana, Iowa and Alabama. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER JANE (BONAVENTURE) MCDONNELL was an educator and pastoral minister. She served at Immaculata High School and in Iowa, California, Montana and South Dakota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CATHERINE (ST. THOMAS) McHUGH, from St. Vincent de Paul Parish, was an educator and administrator and did BVM congregational service. She served at Holy Cross; St. Eugene; St. Eulalia, Maywood; Howard Area Community Center; Misericordia Home; 8th Day Center for Justice; was founder and director, Illinois Citizens for Better Care; was executive director, Intercommunity Retirement Project; board member and president, Intercommunity Housing Corporation; and worked in Iowa. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GENEVE MORAN, from St. Andrew Parish, was an educator. She served at St. Callistus; St. Ferdinand; St. Dorothy; St. Jerome; Cathedral High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and in Iowa, Wyoming and New York. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER KAREN POLLARD was an educator and administrator, did criminal justice ministry, was an advocacy director at a women’s transitional center and did volunteer work. She served at St. Pius; St. Charles; St. Dorothy; St. Joseph, Round Lake; and in Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri. She is retired in St. Louis.

SISTER MAXINE MARIE (RUPERT) RUMMELHART worked in education and in health care. She served at Annunciation, Our Lady Help of Christians, St. Vincent and St. Jerome; in DeKalb, Ill.; and in Iowa and California. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY FRANCES (FRANCIS EDWARD) SHAFER was an educator, administrator, personnel director, congregational officer, diocesan director of lay ministry, diocesan researcher in family life and a pastoral minister. She served at Presentation; in Pontiac and Joliet, Ill.; and in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Montana. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GERTRUDA STRUBLE was an educator. She served at St. Gertrude and Holy Family and in Omaha, Nebraska, Montana and Kansas. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GLORIA (PHYLLIS) WIEGAND, from Holy Name Cathedral Parish, was an educator, administrator, congregational superior and volunteer. She served at Holy Family and Our Lady of Lourdes and in Iowa, California and Arizona. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER RITA MARY (MAGDALENE) ZANDER, from St. Viator Parish, was an educator and served in Iowa, California, Montana and Nevada. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

60 YEARS

SISTER CAROL (ANTHONY) ATCHITY has been an educator, administrator, chaplain and pastoral minister. She served at St. Vincent, Presentation and Annunciation; in Riverside and Lincoln, Ill.; and in Iowa and Missouri. She is a part-time chaplain and teacher, Eifindale Manor, Springfield, Mo.

SISTER MARY ANNE (LESLIE) BRADISH has been an educator, administrator and chaplain. She served at Presentation and in California, Missouri and Arizona. She now is the regional manager of chaplain services, Mercy and Memorial Hospitals, Bakersfield, Calif.

SISTER ELAINE (HAROLD) CAMPBELL, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, served at St. Agatha and St. Eugene; in Glenview, Mount Prospect and Hoffman Estates; and in Tennessee. She is retired in Mount Prospect and is a parish volunteer.

SISTER (AGNES) MARY CRIMMIN, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, was an educator, administrator and parish minister and worked in Hispanic ministry/English as a second langauge. She served at St. Gilbert, Grayslake; St. Pius; Our Lady Help of Christians; St. Athanasius, Evanston; in Kankakee, Ill.; and now is a community representative for the Sisters of Charity BVM, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER CAROLYN (LESTER) FARRELL taught at St. Tarcissus; served as vice president of Loyola University Chicago for Mundelein College; was associate vice president of Loyola University-Gannon Center for Women and Leadership; served her BVM congregation in many areas and worked in Iowa and Minnesota. She is the director of Roberta Kuhn Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER GWEN (LEONTIA) FARRY was an educator, administrator pastoral minister and chaplain. She served in Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington and is a part-time volunteer at the 8th Day Center for Justice.

SISTER MARGARET (ST. LEONARD) HAAS, from St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Park Ridge, was an educator and administrator. She served at Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; Immaculata; Mercy Home for Boys and Girls; was math and curriculum consultant for the Catholic School Board and the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago; director of Connections Adult Education Center; and worked in Iowa, California and Nebraska. She is retired in Chicago.

SISTER HARRIET (AGNEDA) HOLLES was an educator, parish minister and spiritual director. She served at Mundelein College and in Washington, Iowa, California and Iowa. She now serves as a resource person for spirituality in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARGARET A. (DANIEL ANNE) McGINN was an educator and librarian. She served at Holy Cross; St. Tarcissus; St. Jerome; Angel Guardian Care Center; Cathedral High School; St. Patrick High School; Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette; and St. Ignatius; in Rock Island, Ill.; and in Tennessee. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Truman College.

SISTER PATRICIA (JAMES JOSEPH) McNAMARA was an educator and pastoral and campus minister. She served at Our Lady of Lourdes; Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; and in Iowa, California and Nebraska. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY ELLEN (DAVIDETTE) MECKLEY was an educator and social worker. She served at Presentation; Upward Bound program; Illinois State Psychiatric Institute; Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park; and Mount Sinai Hospital; and in California, Missouri and Arizona. She works at DK Healthcare Services, Evergreen Park.

SISTER MARION (JOHN PATRICE) MURPHY, from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, was an educator, administrator, parish minister and tutor. She served at Blessed Sacrament; Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Odilo, Berwyn; Santa Maria del Popolo, Mundelein; Westside Employment Education Center; at the Holy Family BVM ministry site; and in Oregon. She now volunteers in parish ministry and as a teacher at WEEC.

SISTER JOAN M. (JOHN ANNETTE) OPATTS, from St. Richard, was an educator and an adult literacy teacher and trainer. She served at Blessed Sacrament, St. Eugene and Mary Queen of Heaven, Cicero; in Rock Island, Ill.; and in Iowa, Arizona and Alabama. She lives at her congregation’s motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER PATRICIA MARIE (LIBERATA) POTOK, from St. Cornelius Parish, has been an educator and nurse. She served at Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament and in Iowa and Mississippi. She is a nurse at the Mount Carmel Continuing Care Retirement Community, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARGARET (PAUL JOSEPH) SANNASARDO, from St. Vincent de Paul Parish, has been an educator, administrator and pastoral minister. She served at St. Joseph, Round Lake; Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein; and St. Constance; in Iowa, Montana and San Francisco; and with her BVM congregation. She is a pastoral associate at St. Mary, Riverside.

SISTER BETTY (PAUL JOSEPH) SULLIVAN, from St. Pius Parish, was an educator, tutor and volunteer. She served at Holy Family; Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Callistus; St. Bartholomew; St. Gilbert, Grayslake; St. Joseph, Round Lake; and Smythe Elementary School; and in Iowa, New York, Florida and Hawaii. She is retired at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER EUGENA SULLIVAN, from St. Kilian Parish, was an educator at Our Lady Help of Christians and in California, Missouri and Iowa. She is retired at Marian Hall, Dubuque, Iowa.

SISTER MARY ALMA (ROBERT EMMETT) SULLIVAN, from Queen of All Saints Parish, was an educator at Holy Cross; St. Dominic High School; Cathedral High School; Mundelein College; Loyola University Chicago; in Rock Island, Ill.; and in Washington, Iowa, Minnesota and California. She also was communications commissioner for her BVM congregation and is retired in Chicago.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARGE M. (MARIE) CLARK has been an educator, administrator and social justice lobbyist. She served at St. Pius and in Oregon and Iowa. For the past nine years, she has been a lobbyist for NETWORK: Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Washington, D.C.

SISTER CATHERINE E. (JOSEPH MARIE) HENDEL has been an educator, professor of music, college dean and administrator. She served at St. Eugene, in Arizona and in Iowa at Clarke University. She now is the vice president of her Sisters of Charity congregation.

SISTER VERONICA (ROSINE) HIGGINS, from St. Bartholomew Parish, has been an educator, pastoral minister and chaplain. She served at Holy Name; St. Jerome; Immaculata; Mundelein College; St. Joseph Hospital; and Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights; in East Moline, Springfield and Belleville, Ill.; and in Missouri and Iowa. She is the staff chaplain, St. Mary Health Center, St. Louis, Mo.

SISTER MARGARET (JACOBA) MEAR was an educator. She served at Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, and in Iowa and Minnesota. She is retired in Dubuque, Iowa.

Sisters of Mercy

75 YEARS

SISTER CORINNE BAUER, a Chicago native, was a biology teacher in the Milwaukee, Chicago and Peoria dioceses. In the late 1960s, she transferred to health care, where she became a lab technician. She worked 20 years at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. She lives in Aurora.

SISTER EVANGELINE McSLOY, a Chicago native, was a formation director and ministered in teaching, music and parish ministry, where she worked in three African- American parishes. She is retired in Chicago.

SISTER MARGARET MARY MOLONEY, a Chicago native, authored five books and served as a dean, professor and director of nursing schools. She is retired in Naperville, Ill.

SISTER HELEN WEINFURTER was a professor of American literature at St. Xavier University for 30 years. Before teaching college, she taught at St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park; St. Mary of the Lake; and St. Gabriel; as well as in Seneca, Ill., and Milwaukee.

70 YEARS

SISTER MARY FEARON, a native of Chicago, is an author and is now serving in the ministry of prayer. She taught throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago for 20 years, as well as in the dioceses of Peoria and Davenport, Iowa. In 1967, she was called to serve in the Chicago archdiocese, and she wrote several religious education books that continue to be used.

SISTER RENEE HUMBLE served as director of nursing, administrator, assistant professor and director at Mercy hospitals in Chicago and Aurora, Ill. In the early 1990s, she was certified as a counselor. She then served as a pastoral associate and spiritual director in Aurora.

SISTER LUCIA LIETSCH taught elementary school for 45 years in the archdioceses of Chicago and Milwaukee and the dioceses of Peoria, Rockford and Joliet, Ill.; Davenport, Iowa; and Madison, Wis. After retiring from teaching in 1991, she continued to serve as a tutor until 2006.

SISTER MAURA LOWREY taught grades one through five in the Archdiocese of Chicago as well as the dioceses of Davenport, Iowa; Peoria, Ill.; and Madison, Wis. She transferred to healthcare, serving on the dietary staff of local Mercy hospitals and as a radiologic technologist for almost 10 years in Davenport, Iowa; Detroit; and Chicago. She then served as a sacristan for many years. Now she volunteers at Mother McAuley High School.

SISTER KATHLEEN McDONOUGH was a teacher, first elementary and then art, for more than 40 years. She served in the archdioceses of Chicago and Milwaukee. She worked at Miscercordia as a member of the professional staff for more than 15 years.

SISTER RITA MOONEY taught elementary grades in the Chicago and Madison, Wis., dioceses for almost 25 years. She became a registered nurse and served at several Mercy hospitals in the Chicago area, spending the majority of her time at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center as a clinical nurse for almost 20 years. She then served as a volunteer at the hospital until the early 2000s.

SISTER MARITA SHAUGHNESSY, a native of Chicago, taught for almost 50 years in the Chicago; Madison, Wis.; and Davenport, Iowa dioceses. Upon retiring from teaching, she served as support staff and was a substitute teacher at Mother McAuley High School for more than 10 years.

60 YEARS

SISTER NANCY CAHILL is a part-time professor of education at St. Xavier University, where she has worked for nearly 40 years. Prior to teaching at the college level, she served as a teacher in the Chicago archdiocese and was a principal in Milwaukee.

SISTER VIRGENA CLARK taught primary grades and First Communion classes in the archdioceses of Chicago and Milwaukee and the Diocese of Rockford. She taught religious education in Wisconsin.

SISTER CAROL GUSSY, a native of Chicago, was a teacher for more than 40 years in the Chicago archdiocese, except for two years when she served in Davenport, Iowa. Upon retiring from full-time teaching, she continued teaching part-time at St. Angela School for almost 10 years.

SISTER MARY HANNON, a native of Chicago, taught in the Archdiocese of Chicago for almost 30 years, including at Mother McAuley High School. In the mid- 1980s, she took up caregiving as her primary ministry and relocated to Tennessee. She serves as a hospital volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

SISTER MARISE KESSLER is a volunteer at St. Angela School. She is a native of Chicago and has served in both education and healthcare. She taught for 10 years in Illinois and then worked in Chicago hospitals for almost 20 years as an x-ray technician and as director of the school of radiology. She also served as a supervisor at Misericordia Homes for more than 20 years.

SISTER SHEILA LYNE, a native of Chicago, retired May 31 as president and CEO of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago after having served in this position for 13 consecutive years and 15 years prior. In between her years of service to the hospital, she served as commissioner for the Chicago Department of Health and was a team member of the Chicago Community’s Regional Leadership Team.

SISTER LENORE MULVIHILL, a native of Chicago, has been a volunteer and board member at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for the past 13 years. She has served the hospital in several capacities since 1976. She was first director of the diagnostic/treatment center and was then appointed vice. After briefly retiring in the early 1990s, she returned to the hospital by working full-time as support staff from 1995 until 2000.

SISTER MARY SHEEHAN taught at Mother McAuley High School in the late 1950s and returned almost 35 years later to serve as operations assistant. In between, she served as a psychologist and administrator. She also taught philosophy at St. Xavier University in the 1960s. She is a native of Chicago.

SISTER MARGARET WRIGHT, a native of Chicago, has been a pharmacy consultant since 1998. Previously, she worked at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for 20 years and in Aurora for six years. She has also served at the Illinois Department of Public Aid.

50 YEARS

SISTER MARION CYPSER has been principal of St. Catherine-St. Lucy School, Oak Park, since 1978. Prior, she was principal at Little Flower and was co-principal at Resurrection. She has also taught at St. Joseph, Libertyville, and St. Raymond de Penafort, Mount Prospect.

SISTER CARLOTTA OBERZUT, a Chicago native, is a counselor/administrative assistant at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope. She served on the Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Chicago Leadership Team. Prior to serving in leadership, she ministered in pastoral counseling, parish ministry and was a teacher.

SISTER ROSE WIOREK is a transcription editor for higher education. Before that she served as principal at Mother McAuley High School for 10 years, after having served as dean for 17 years. She was a formation minister during the 1970s, first at the regional level and then at the national level. She began her ministry work as a guidance counselor at Mother McAuley.

SISTER DOLORES ZUREK, a native of Chicago, has worked in education and healthcare. She’s been a health benefits coordinator for 13 years. In this capacity, she works in sister support services for the Chicago-area sisters of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community.

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

70 YEARS

SISTER MAUREEN BROGAN was a teacher and reading consultant. She served at St. Peter Canisius; DePaul University’s Teachers Clinic/Learning Disabled and was a supervisor of its student teachers. She also worked as a docent at Old St. Patrick Church. She does ministry of prayer and lives in Cincinnati.

SISTER MARY BUCKLEY, a Chicago native, was a teacher. She served at Notre Dame High School and is a tutor and volunteer in Cincinnati.

60 YEARS

SISTER MARY LOU STOFFEL, a Chicago native, has been a teacher and school administrator. She worked at St. Robert Bellarmine for 11 years and teaches remedial reading for students at St. Ferdinand School.

SISTER JEANNE MARIE SUERTH, a Chicago native, was a teacher and principal. She served at St. Robert Bellarmine; in Rockford, Ill.; and did home repairs for the elderly with Sr. Jeanne on the Scene in Chicago. She now does ministry of prayer and community service in Cincinnati.

Resurrection Sisters

80 YEARS
SISTER LYDIA MARY YOKIEL was a teacher and principal and worked in health care and spiritual services. She served at St. Thecla, St. Mary of the Angels, Resurrection High School, St. Casimir High School, Rresurrection Medical Center and Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. She is retired.
70 YEARS

SISTER CECILIANNE NARLOCK ministered in child day care and education. She served at St. Casimir; St. Mary of the Angels; Resurrection Child Day Care Center; St. Bede, Ingleside; and in Nebraska and North Dakota. She is retired.

SISTER MARY LOYOLA RESZKA worked in education and community service and served on the provincial council as superior and novice directress. She served at St. Casimir, St. Thecla, St. Mary of the Angels, Resurrection College Prep High School and in Florida. She is her Resurrection community’s provincial archivist.

60 YEARS

SISTER ANDREW DONOHUE, from St. Priscilla Parish, worked in elementary and high school education, child day care and as a librarian. She served at St. Mary of the Angels, St. Casimir, Queen of the Rosary, Resurrection Day Care Center and in Nebraska and Alabama. She is retired.

SISTER CLARA FRANCES KUSEK worked in health care, administration, pastoral care and community service and as a mission leader, provincial councilor and local superior. She served at Resurrection Medical Center, Resurrection Health Care and Presence Health. She is a sponsor representative for Presence Health System.

50 YEARS

SISTER GLORIA MARIE FOX, from St. Casimir Parish, worked in education, service to the poor and elderly, an Argentinian orphanage and in community service and was a local superior. She served at St. Casimir; St. Thecla; Queen of the Rosary, Elk Grove Village; St. Bede, Ingleside; Resurrection Child Day Care Center; and in Indiana, Florida, Alabama and Argentina. She now does mission and community services at the Resurrection Provincial Home.

SISTER MARY LEONETTE KLAFETTA, from St. Eugene Parish, worked in education, health care and community service and as a local superior. She served at St. Casimir, St. Thecla, Resurrection Medical Center, Our Lady of the Resurrection, Resurrection Life Center and in Florida. She now does spiritual services at Resurrection Life Center.

SISTER CAROLYN SNIEGOWSKI, from St. Cornelius Parish, worked in education, school administration and health care and was on the provincial council, a local superior and provincial secretary. She served at St. Casimir; St. Thecla; Queen of the Rosary, Elk Grove Village; Misericordia South; Misericordia North; and in North Dakota and Nebraska. She still serves at Misericordia.

25 YEARS

SISTER MARY MARIA KURPIEWSKA works in health care. She did nursing in Poland and now serves at St. Benedict Nursing Home, Niles.

School Sisters of Notre Dame

75 YEARS
SISTER ARLENE LEVITZKE, a Chicago native, was an educator and director of religious education. She served at St. Alphonsus; St. Stanislaus Kostka; St. Benedict, Blue Island; St. John De La Salle; in Wonder Lake and Streator, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She is retired in Chicago.
70 YEARS

SISTER IRENE BOPP, a Chicago native, was an educator, administrator and provincial leader. She served at the Provincialate; the Archdiocese of Chicago; in Peoria, Ill.; and in Wisconsin. She lives in retirement in Chicago.

SISTER MARGARET BRINKMAN, a Chicago native, worked in health care, nursing, administration and teaching. She served at St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital, Academy of Our Lady Convent; Society of Helpers, SSND-Chicago Province and in Wisconsin. She is retired in Chicago.

SISTER JEANNE McGUE, a Chicago native, was an educator, director of religious education, musician and organist. She served at Academy of Our Lady Convent and School; All Saints; in Wonder Lake, Sycamore, Genoa and DeKalb, Ill.; and in Missouri, Wisconsin and Indiana. She is retired in Homer Glen.

SISTER GLORIA ROSALES, a Chicago native, worked in education, administration and counseling, and as a librarian and tutor. She served at St. Ambrose; Nipper School, Park Ridge; St. Margaret of Scotland; in Sycamore and Decatur, Ill.; and in Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. She is retired in Homer Glen.

60 YEARS

SISTER JOANNA BRIGAN, a Chicago native, was a dietician and homemaker. She served at Academy of Our Lady Convent; St. Anthony; St. Alphonsus; and in Freeport and DeKalb, Ill. She is retired in Homer Glen. Sister Lucy was an educator, pastoral associate and congregational leader. She served at Queen of Peace, North Chicago; at the Provincialate, Berwyn; St. Ambrose; Academy of Our Lady; in Wisconsin; and in Peru and Rome. She is a tutor and volunteer at Corazon a Corazon.

SISTER JOAN O’CONNELL, a Chicago native, was an educator, congregational leader and business manager. She served at Holy Cross, River Grove; Madonna High School; at the Provincialate, Berwyn; Marillac High School; Presentation Continuing Education Center; Queen of Peace, Burbank; Academy of Our Lady; St. Alphonsus; and in Wisconsin. She now is a bookkeeper in North Riverside.

50 YEARS

SISTER LUPITA MARIE CORDERO, a Blue Island native, worked in education and administration. She served at St. Stanislaus Kostka; St. Ambrose; St. Kevin; St. Procopius; Our Lady of Vilna; St. Michael; Caroline Community and Corazon a Corazon, where she is an ESL coordinator.

SISTER CATHERINE SARTHER was an educator, administrator, researcher and congregational leader. She served at the Provincialate, Berwyn; University of Chicago; in Chicago Public Schools; Academy of Our Lady; St. Michael; St. John De La Salle; at the Generalate, Rome; and in Wisconsin. She is the assistant to the Dean of Advising, Notre Dame of Maryland University.

25 YEARS

SISTER ARLENE GIBSON was a business manager and administrator. She served at St. Leonard’s Ministries; Horizon Hospice; St. Benedict Home, Niles; Queen of Peace High School, Burbank; and St. Rosalie Covent, Harwood Heights. She is the finance director for the School Sisters of Notre Dame.