Year: 2017

Sister Geraldine Cregg, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | July 18, 2017 |

Geraldine Cregg- a Sister of St. Joseph- a woman of joy, a woman of God. We pay tribute to you today, Gerry, for living a life that is simple, prayerful, courageous and compassionate. Geraldine was born to a large Irish family. She was the seventh child of Elizabeth and Patrick Cregg and sister to John, Mary, Thomas, Bobbie, Ann, Elizabeth, Loretta and Bernard.  She had a very large extended family. …

Josephine C. Adams, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | July 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Josephine C. Adams, CSJ

We are here to celebrate the life of Sister Josephine Adams. Josephine was grounded by her family, her friends, her sisters and most of all by God. Her parents brought her up to be comfortable with herself and with others. They gave her a sense of focus and common sense.  Wherever Josephine was, she projected warmth, joy and acceptance to all she met. She was comfortable with herself so she was able…

Sister Eileen Cecilia Kelly, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | June 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Eileen Cecilia Kelly, CSJ

  We celebrate the life of a Sister of St. Joseph, loved by God, filled with the Spirit, chosen to proclaim the good news, Sister Eileen Kelly, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-nine years. Eileen was born to Michael and Brigid in St. Jerome’s parish and attended St. Joseph’s High School. After entering the congregation Eileen taught young children in parish schools and then in Colegio Santa Teresita in…

Sister Mary Raymond Keane, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | June 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Raymond Keane, CSJ

Today we celebrate a life of deep love and true joy, the life of Eileen Keane, a sister of St. Joseph for seventy- one years. Eileen, Mary Raymond was born to James and Mary and attended school at St. Gregory’s elementary and Bishop McDonnell High School. After high school Mary entered the congregation often known as the congregation of the great love of God. As we remember Mary’s life it…

Sister Alice Wheeler, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Alice Wheeler, CSJ

  We come together to celebrate the life of a woman who loved large during her 69 years as a Sister of St. Joseph. Born to Lawrence and Margaret, Alice grew up in Brooklyn with her siblings and attended Bishop McDonnell High School. Upon graduation she entered the congregation whose mission calls us to unity in love of God and neighbor without distinction. Her love of God deepened through her…

Sister Joan Patricia McDonnell, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Joan Patricia McDonnell, CSJ

Perhaps the greatest tribute anyone can pay to another is to say, “I am a better person because I have known and loved you.” If this is true, and I believe that it is, then I am here to pay tribute for all of us to Sister Joan McDonnell whose presence in our lives has made each of us a better and definitely a happier person. I think that Shakespeare…

Sister Rosellen Ann McCann, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Rosellen Ann McCann, CSJ

In the midst of our sadness we gather to celebrate the life of Rosellen Ann McCann, a Sister of St. Joseph for fifty two years. Rosellen received life from her mother, Claire and her father, Edward and grew up in Brooklyn along with her siblings. She cared deeply for her family especially all of her nieces and nephews and their families. Rosellen attended Assumption elementary school and Bishop McDonnell High…

Sister Rosemary O’Connell,CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Rosemary O’Connell,CSJ

Rosemary O’Connell was a Sister of St. Joseph for nearly sixty years. How fitting that we celebrate Rosemary’s life as we begin this season of Lent. Lent is a time to return to our loving God, not simply by denying ourselves of a pleasure but by living our lives to promote God’s reign in this time in history. By our intentional actions we look to welcome the stranger, comfort the…

Sister Ave Maria Maickel,CSJ

By Clara Santoro | February 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Ave Maria Maickel,CSJ

We celebrate the life of Ave Maria Maickel, a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years. Ave knew the love God bestowed on her and it shaped her life enabling her to share that love with countless others. Born in Floral Park to her parents, Margaret and Peter, Ave grew in the knowledge of her faith at Our Lady of Victory parish school. She entered our community in 1946 and…

Sister Catherine Mezzacapo, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | February 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Catherine Mezzacapo, CSJ

  Today we gather to celebrate the life of Sister Catherine Mezzacapo, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly eighty years. We recognize the long and vibrant life of a woman who requested the entrance hymn we will sing this morning, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” How very fitting to hear the strains of music proclaim that “All thy works with joy surround thee,” for we have been surrounded by…