Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletFebruary 22, 2017

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29 Albany Province Jubilarians Celebrate 1,735 Years of Life and Service as Sisters of St. Joseph


On Saturday, March 19, 2016, over 300 Sisters of St. Joseph and CSJ Associates gathered at the Provincial House to celebrate the gift of vocation with the 29 jubilarians of the Albany Province who commemorated 80, 75, 70, 60 and 50 years in the congregation and who shared 1,735 years of service as Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Joy-filled applause began the moment our 80-year jubilarian Sister Lois Marie Sivero entered the chapel to begin the procession and continued until all 29 celebrants had taken their seats! PH Chaplain Rev. Geoffrey Burke was celebrant of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Golden Jubilarian Sister Joan Lescincki welcomed the congregation, and Sister Jubilarians Claudia Amrod, Joan Sauro, Milice A. Bohrer, Marion C. Honors and Ann Marie O'Rourke lighted five candles, representing the deceased members of each jubilee group. Sister Katie Eiffe, from the Province Leadership Team, gave the homily focused on the Scripture readings for the Feast of St. Joseph and their meaning in light of this very special the day. Sister Jackie Johnas served as cantor, joined by Sister Patricia St. John as pianist, and guest instrumentalists. Sisters Suzanne Petronis and Genevieve Joseph Ciszek created the lovely chapel ambience. Sister Patricia Houlihan led the sisters in the vow renewal while CSJ Associate Marge Mangan led associates in a renewal of their promises. It was a joy-filled day in which sisters and associates celebrated, through the Word, the Eucharist and a festive meal the joy of being together.

Throughout the day, jubilarians, sisters and associates expressed thanks to the Jubilee Committee, FLIK Senior Dining and all others who had helped to plan the beautiful day of celebration. Most of all, sisters and associates alike offered thanks to God for the gifts of faithfulness, friendship, service and love with which they had been blessed.

Click HERE and scroll to the bottom to view a slideshow of the blessed day of Jubilee! 

The jubilarians are listed below:

80 Years
Sister Lois Marie Sivero

75 Years
Sister Mary Alfred Holdredge

70 Years
Sister Anne Theresa Brown (Sister Mary Joachim)
Sister Gloria DeCotis (Sister Joseph Anthony)
Sister Margaret Patrice Devlin
Sister Lamese Farhart (Sister Marie de Montfort)

60 Years
Sister Charleen Marie Bloom (Sister Albert Joseph)
Sister Milice Anthony Bohrer
Sister Genevieve Joseph Ciszek
Sister Claudette Harris (Sister Bernice Thomas)
Sister Marion Charlene Honors 
Sister Patricia Houlihan (Sister Lucille John)
Sister Christine Michael LaFrance
Sister Rita Shawn McClaskey
Sister Mary Alice O’Leary (Sister Kathleen Davis)
Sister Carmella Ann Pfohl 
Sister Maureen Joseph Rainone
Sister Maura Rhode (Sister Maura Joseph)
Sister Mary Salvaterra (Sister Anne Frederick)
Sister Joan Sauro (Sister Joan Stanislaus)
Sister Margaret Totten (Sister Mary Cecelia)

50 Years
Sister Claudia Marie Amrod
Sister Mary Bartholomew Biviano
Sister Linda Hogan
Sister Maria Jude LaPoint
Sister Joan M. Lescinski
Sister Eileen McCann
Sister Ann Marie O’Rourke
Sister Sandra Tripp