Memorials

Sister Maureen McDermott, CSJ

January 27, 2021 Comments Off on Sister Maureen McDermott, CSJ

We gather today to celebrate one of our CSJ “Giants”, Sister Maureen McDermott – who for 73 years lived life fully in the service of God and the dear neighbor. Born to Hugh and Alice McDermott – Maureen grew up in the Parish of St…

Sister Rose Miriam Pelletier, CSJ

January 23, 2021 Comments Off on Sister Rose Miriam Pelletier, CSJ

Standing with me today are the 51 women who companioned Rose from 1964 to the present with fidelity and love. Quite providentially this liturgy is taking place in the space where it all began- our Postulant Room.  And of course, our wisdom figures – our…

Sister Patricia Ann Regan, CSJ

January 7, 2021 Comments Off on Sister Patricia Ann Regan, CSJ

We come to celebrate the life of a Sister of St. Joseph, Patricia Ann Regan who lived her life dedicated to our mission of unity through love of God and neighbor without distinction. We have many ways to describe a Sister of St. Joseph and…

Sister Virginia Immaculate Murthum, CSJ

January 7, 2021 Comments Off on Sister Virginia Immaculate Murthum, CSJ

In the words of Isaiah: “I rejoice heartily in my God.” We come to celebrate the life of Sister Virginia Immaculate Murthum who lived her life rejoicing in Gods great love and revealing it to the childlike, encouraging them to always come into God’s presence…

Sister Linda Marie Vdorick, CSJ

January 5, 2021 Comments Off on Sister Linda Marie Vdorick, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Linda Marie Vdorick, a Sister of St. Joseph for fifty eight years. I repeat that we are here to celebrate because that is what Linda would want us to do as she lived her life present to others, encouraging them…

Sister Edyth Therese Fitzsimmons, CSJ

November 30, 2020 Comments Off on Sister Edyth Therese Fitzsimmons, CSJ

In the opening ritual we just responded with a phrase from our congregation’s Vision Statement: a life that is simple, prayerful, courageous and compassionate. Truly that was Edyth’s vision for her life as a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy one years. Her deep spirituality…

Sister Mary Catherine Sullivan, CSJ

November 28, 2020 Comments Off on Sister Mary Catherine Sullivan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of our sister, Mary Catherine Sullivan, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty seven years. Mary Catherine lived in the gentle, befriending manner of St. Joseph, the patron of our congregation. Born to Helena and John, Mary Catherine grew up in…

Sister Patricia Maris Tully, CSJ

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on Sister Patricia Maris Tully, CSJ

In his poem,” Silence,” Edgar Lee Masters asks: “And for the depths, of what use is language?”  I am certain that since hearing of Pat’s illness and death, each of us who knew and loved her has reached those depths in our own hearts.  We…

Sister Helen Ann Geagan, CSJ

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Sister Helen Ann Geagan, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Helen Ann Geagan, Sister Immaculate Corde, a sister of St. Joseph for seventy four years.  A picture is worth a thousand words and I ask you to look at Helen’s picture on your Mass Booklet. Her smile reveals the…

Sister Dolores Jean McLaughlin. CSJ

September 18, 2020 Comments Off on Sister Dolores Jean McLaughlin. CSJ

Sister Dolores McLaughlin was a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty eight years and an amazing presence to the people in St. Christopher’s Parish for fifty-one years. Dolores grew up In Brooklyn and attended St. Joseph High School where the faith nurtured by her parents,…