Year: 2019

Sister Eileen Patricia Haggerty, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Eileen Patricia Haggerty, CSJ

In today’s gospel we hear Jesus teach his disciples with the words of the beatitudes. Simply stated “Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.” Today we gather to celebrate the life of Eileen Haggerty, a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy-three years, a teacher who heard the words of Jesus and lived her life proclaiming them in unassuming deeds and actions. Eileen was born in…

Sister Mary Albert Thompson, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | June 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Albert Thompson, CSJ

Mary Albert Thompson was  a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy five years but Mary was the Mayor and perhaps President of Cedarhurst and probably of all of the Five Towns. I can attest to it as Mary not only blessed the new fire engine for the Lawrence/Cedarhurst Fire house and led the American Legion Memorial Day Parade and Prayer Service. One is not chosen to do these things unless…

Sister Jean de Sales Tito, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Jean de Sales Tito, CSJ

We come to celebrate the life of Sister Jean de Sales Tito, a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy two years. How fitting that we celebrate this Eucharist here in Our Lady of Hope because S. Jean brought hope and healing to so many in this neighborhood and far beyond. Jean has left us but by her life she inspires us to minister as she did in Jesus’ name. Born…

Sister Mary Ellen Noone, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Ellen Noone, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Mary Ellen Noone, Sister St. Matthew, a Sister of St. Joseph for almost 72 years.  The first line of the reading today says “When one meets a faithful woman, the moment is an awakening.” The reading goes on to describe, goodness, joy, empathy, purpose, integrity.” What a perfect reading to describe Mary Ellen. Mary Ellen was born in Queens to her Irish parents, Matthew…

Sister Jean Patrick Cody, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Jean Patrick Cody, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Patricia Clare Cody, beloved daughter of Walter and Lucy Cody, sister to Bruce and known to us as our sister Jean Patrick Cody. From a very young age Pat had a curious mind and was an avid reader, attributes she later shared with her students and friends along with the latest scientific discoveries which deepened her sense of awe of God’s creation. Her love of…

Sister Marilyn Hartmann, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Marilyn Hartmann, CSJ

Sister Marilyn Hartmann  was  a deeply spiritual, creative, dedicated professional and a congregational woman for almost 64 years. Marilyn was born in Far Rocks way to Marie and Charles and attended St. Joachim’s Parish School in Cedarhurst. She attended Stella Maris High School and then St. John’s School of Nursing. After entering the congregation she served as the infirmarian in our Brentwood College. After teaching in Brooklyn at St. Rose…

Sister Anne Sheehan, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Anne Sheehan, CSJ

Whenever anyone mentions Anne Sheehan’s name it is always with the comment: “What a lovely sister.” So we come together with our sisters, associates and Anne’s loving family to celebrate her life as a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy five years. Anne’s loveliness stems from her deep faith and dependence on God whose love companioned her throughout her life. Anne was born in Brooklyn to Mary Margaret and James…

Sister Kathryn Margaret Walsh, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Kathryn Margaret Walsh, CSJ

We are all here to celebrate the life of a sister of the neighborhood who spent sixty years of her sixty six years as a Sister of St. Joseph ministering to and with the people here at Transfiguration and she loved each and every one. Kathryn Margaret Walsh was born in Brooklyn to Kathryn and Paul and grew up in St. Francis of Assisi Parish. She attended Bishop McDonnell High…

Sister Maryann Elizabeth Rogers, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Maryann Elizabeth Rogers, CSJ

This liturgy isa celebration of God’s unconditional love, and a celebration of the life of S. Maryann Rogers, Sister Mary Theodora, a Sister of St. Joseph for almost seventy five years. Born to Claire and William, Maryann grew up In St. Joachim and Anne’s parish in Queens. She attended the Juniorate of the Sisters of St. Joseph and upon graduation entered the congregation. Maryann earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Italian…

Sister Dorothy Marie Schnell, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Dorothy Marie Schnell, CSJ

This is my prayer: that your love may increase. Today we celebrate the life of Dorothy Marie Schnell who lived her life enabling others to discover God’s unconditional love in their lives. Born to Marie and George, Dorothy grew up with her brothers, John and George, here today, and Walter, who shares eternal life with her now, in St. Stanislaus in Maspeth and attended Bishop McDonnell High School. Upon graduation,…