Religious jubilarians to be honored for years of service to Church


WARWICK — Religious priests, sisters and brothers celebrating jubilee anniversaries will be honored for their years of service to the Church during a noon Mass at St. Kevin Church, Warwick, this Sunday, May 14.

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will preside at the celebratory Mass, an annual event organized by the diocesan Office for Religious to honor the many religious jubilarians who have dedicated themselves to lives of service and prayer in the Diocese of Providence. Sixty-five jubilarians will be recognized for their work in ministries of teaching, healthcare, parish support and various other charisms in the life of the Church.

Sister Elizabeth Castro, director of the Office for Religious, noted the importance of the annual event for the entire religious community, which includes close to 500 religious priests, sisters and brothers serving in the diocese.

“We want to honor our religious priests, brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Providence for their many years of faithful service to our Lord Jesus Christ and his Church. Their love for Jesus Christ and his Church is itself a blessing to all here in the diocese,” she said.

Sister Castro also noted the importance of the event in celebrating vocations and the willingness of members of the religious life to respond to the vocational call and fulfill their dedication to the Lord through various ministries of the Church.

“Their faithful commitment that they have fulfilled for many years in their ministry and that, with great joy, continue to do through their various charisms is the expression of the profound relationship they have with the Lord in prayer,” she said. “Therefore, it is also a day of thanksgiving to our Lord for his love as he continues calling many to this beautiful vocation of consecrated life.”

All are welcome to join in recognizing those celebrating jubilee anniversaries by attending the jubilarian Mass.

Religious jubilarians celebrating anniversaries

75 years

Sr. Elizabeth Bryson, RSM

Sr. M. Eleanora Crook, RSM

Sr. M. Edwin English, RSM

70 Years

Sr. Alma Dufault, FMM

Sr. Lois Houlihan, FMM

Sr. Antoinette Jacques, RJM

Sr. M. Georgette Chasse, RSM

Sr. Christine Marie Crowley, RSM

Sr. Marie Horoho, RSM

Sr. Jacqueline La Marche, RSM

Sr. M. Edna Lynch, RSM

Sr. Mary Ellen Maytum, RSM

Sr. Jeannette M. Thomas, RSM

Sr. Beverly Thorpe, RSM

65 years

Br. Robert Breault, SC

Sr. Frances Milano, FMM

Sr. Claudette Simard, FMM

Sr. Aline Giroux, FMM

Sr. Cecile Mousseau, SUSC

Sr. Rosamond Ethier, RSM

Sr. Norma Fleming, RSM

Sr. Anna Nancy Griffin, RSM

Sr. M. Mercian Hassett, RSM

Sr. M. Marlene Laliberte, RSM

Sr. Sheila O’Brien, RSM

Sr. Diane Taylor, RSM

60 years

Rev. Francis Royer, SSC

Rev. Paul O’Malley, SSC

Rev. Victor Gaboury, SSC

Br. Alan Drain, SC

Br. Robert Gagne, SC

Br. Robert Hazard, FSC

Br. Brendan Gerrity, FSC

Sister Marian of the Angels

Steffens, OCD

Sr. Janice Farnham, RJM

Sr. Emilie Duchaney, FMM

Sr. Lois Anne Van Delft, FMM

Sr. Lorraine Sirois, SUSC

Sr. Emilie de l’Assomption, LSP

Sr. Rose de l’Assomption Reardon, LSP

Sr. Mary Antoinette, FMH

Sr. M. Therese Antone, RSM

Sr. Marie Michel Brennan, RSM

Sr. Marie Christine Dewhurst, RSM

Sr. Elizabeth Ann Doyle, RSM

Sr. M. Eva Lallo, RSM

Sr. Maureen McElroy, RSM

Sr. Martha Mulligan, RSM

Sr. Carol Anne Murray, RSM

Sr. Patricia A. Oliver, RSM

Sr. Maureen Sadlier, RSM

Sr. M. Carolanne Theroux, RSM

Sr. Margaret Wrobleski, RSM

Sr. Mauricia Stapleton, RSM

Sr. Suzanne White, RSM

Sr. Stella Zarlenga, RSM

50 years

Rev. John Reid, O.P.

Br. Robert Croteau, SC

Br. Ralph Bucci, FSC

Br. Frederick Mueller, FSC

Sr. Luke Parker, CS

Sr. Lois Ann Pereira, FMM

40 years

Sr. Donna Beauregard, FMH

25 years

Rev. Father Joseph Gillespie, LC

Rev. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P


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