Bishop Malone to honor women and men religious

by KRIS M. CONNELL
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Office of Communications

Ninety-three women and men religious will be recognized on Saturday, April 23, for their commitment to God as they celebrate their silver, golden and diamond jubilees.  Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the main celebrant and homilist at this special 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.

More than 80 religious women from the Carmelite Nuns, Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary, Felician Sisters, Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Franciscan Sisters of Penance & Christian Charity, Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities, Missionary Sisters of St. Columban, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul will all be honored.  Nine men from the Franciscan Friars, Jesuit Fathers, Brothers of Mercy, Conventual Franciscan Friars and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales will also be recognized.

Among the jubilarians in attendance (all honorees will not be present) will be Father Ronald W. Sams, SJ, who will celebrate 70 years and Sister Mary Eugenia Vastola, RSM, who celebrates 75 years.  Father Sams will proclaim the gospel and Sister Mary Eugenia will be part of the procession with the gifts during Mass.
Following the jubilee Mass, there will be a reception for jubilarians and their invited guests at the Catholic Center, 795 Main St., Buffalo.

Sixty-four religious men and women will celebrate diamond jubilees, 26 will be honored for golden jubilees and three will celebrate silver jubilees.

DIAMOND JUBILIARIANS

85 Years

Felician Sisters - Sister Harriet Marie Bialobreski, CSSF

80 Years

Felician Sisters - Sister Mary Fedelma Kakol, CSSF

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany - Sister Jeanette Burke, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities - Sister Dolores Neunder, OSF

75 Years

Felician Sisters - Sister Mary Dennis Buziak, CSSF; Sister Mary Charitine Stankiewicz, CSSF

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany - Sister M. Concilia Flaherty, OSF; Sister Therese Joyce, OSF; Sister Eileen Rynne, OSF

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas - Sister Mary Eugeniz Vastola, RSM

Franciscan Sisters of Penance & Christian Charity - Sister Marilyn Archer, OSF; Sister Marina Matracia, OSF

70 Years

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany - Sister Catherine Michael Brady, OSF; Sister James Christopher Keady, OSF; Sister Veronica Mary Louis, OSF; Sister Mary Clare McMaster, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities - Sister Grace Knauber, OSF; Sister Beatrice Venditti, OSF

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas - Sister Marie Bernarde Prockna, RSM

Franciscan Sisters of Penance & Christian Charity - Sister Anthony Reichmuth, OSF

Sisters of St. Mary of Namur - Sister Jean Marie Leuer, SSMN

Sisters of St. Joseph - Sister Marion Zimmer, SSJ

Jesuits - Father Ronald W. Sams, SJ

65 Years

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany - Sister Alma Robert Glenn, OSF; Sister Mary Carleen Rooney, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities - Sister Paula Marie Notharthomas, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of Penance & Christian Charity - Sister Eileen Barrett, OSF; Sister Martina Keitz, OSF

Sisters of St. Joseph - Sister Joan Carroll, SSJ; Sister Joan Wagner, SSJ

Jesuits - Father Daniel J. Lusch, SJ

Conventual Franciscan Friars - Father Marcel Sokalski, OFM Conv.

60 Years

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany - Sister Gerarda Cook, OSF; Sister Mary Angela DiCara, OSF; Sister Geraldine Donovan, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities - Sister M. Dolores Cook, OSF; Sister Catherine Meiler, OSF; Sister Kathleen Murphy, OSF; Sister Carleen Marie Stengel, OSF

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas - Sister Patricia Kelly, RSM; Sister Thomas Marie Murphy, RSM; Sister Eileen O'Connor, RSM; Sister Margaret Mary Quinlan, RSM; Sister Mary Anthony Schifano, RSM

Franciscan Sisters of Penance & Christian Charity - Sister Nancy Fortkort, OSF; Sister Marietta Miller, OSF

Sisters of St. Mary of Namur - Sister Deanna Braun, SSMN; Sister Mary Judith Heavey, SSMN; Sister Ann Frances Hemberger, SSMN; Sister Kathleen Kelley, SSMN; Sister Rita Claire Pfaff, SSMN; Sister Caroline Smith, SSMN; Sister Monica Ulrich, SSMN; Sister M. Veronica White, SSMN

Sisters of St. Joseph - Sister Bette DiCesare, SSJ; Sister Margaret Manzella, SSJ; Sister Ellen McCarthy, SSJ; Sister Ellen O'Keefe, SSJ; Sister Barbara Stafford, SSJ

Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph - Sister Barbara Ann Brzeczko, FSSJ; Sister Mary Richard Outcault, FSSJ

Missionary Sisters of St. Columban - Sister Evelyn Frieder, SSC

Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart - Sister Eleanor Therese Martinez, GNSH

Brothers of Mercy - Brother Hugh Denomme, FMM

GOLDEN JUBILIARIANS

50 Years

Felician Sisters - Sister Christina Marie Luczynski, CSSF; Sister Joseph Marie Marczak, CSSF; Sister Mary Carol Piskor, CSSF

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany - Sister Mary Croghan, OSF; Sister M. Chris Doherty, OSF; Sister Frances O'Dell, OSF

Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities - Sister Louise Alff, OSF; Sister Barbara Ann Bogden, OSF; Sister Beth Ann Niederpruem, OSF; Sister Mary Walheim, OSF; Sister Jeanne Weisbeck, OSF

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas - Sister Consolacion Briones, RSM

Franciscan Sisters of Penance & Christian Charity - Sister Mary Anne Rapp, OSF

Sisters of St. Mary of Namur - Sister Elizabeth Buchala, SSMN; Sister Roberta Fulton, SSMN

Sisters of St. Joseph - Sister Linda Glaeser, SSJ; Sister Linda Talbot, SSJ

Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph - Sister Karen Marie Crawford, FSSJ; Sister Paula Zelazo, FSSJ

Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary - Sister Mary Sabina of St Martin de Porres, OP

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - Sister Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul - Sister Mary Kay Tyrell, DC

Conventual Franciscan Friars - Father Francis Lombardo, OFM Conv.

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales - Father John L. Graden, OSFS

Franciscans - Brother Vianney Justin, OFM; Father Daniel Riley, OFM

SILVER JUBILIARIANS

25 years

Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary - Sister Bernadette Marie of the Visitation, OP

Carmelite Nuns - Sister Thomas Marie of the Precious Blood, OCD

Franciscans - Father Francis DiSpigno, OFM
 

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