Congratulations to our Sisters who celebrated their Jubilee!

Congratulations to our 5 Sisters who celebrated their Jubilee. We thank you for your dedication to the Church and community. May God continue to bless you.


Sr. Patricia Kolenda- Provincial, Sr. Mary Terese Giblin- 25th Anniversary, Sr. Barbara Markovich- 50th Anniversary, Sr. Veronica Kovas- 75th Anniversary, Sr. Francine Hribar- 60th Anniversary, Sr. Germaine Sulak- 60th Anniversary and Sr. Therese Ann Quigney- outgoing Provincial.

The passing of Sister M. Antonia Golubic


Please join the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King to pray for the repose of the soul of Sister M. Antonia Golubic.


Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Sister M. Antonia Golubic was a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King (Lemont Franciscans) for 87 years. In her 102 years of life, Sister served as an elementary school educator at many parishes throughout the United States. Her most recent service was at St. Mary Nativity in Joliet, IL.


Eternal rest grant onto her, O Lord, and may your perpetual light shine upon her.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

The passing of Sister M. Conrad Staresincic

 

Please join the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King to pray for the repose of the soul of Sister M. Conrad Staresincic.

Sister Conrad was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King (Lemont Franciscans) for 70 years. Sister served as an educator, administrator, and community leader.  Most recently, she ministered to the residents of Alvernia Manor Senior Living in Lemont.


Eternal rest grant onto her, O Lord, and may your perpetual light shine upon her.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Congratulations Sr. Paula-Our Franciscan Federation Awardie
Sister Paula Nasenbeny is a woman of deep spirituality whose spirit is evident in her openness to change and growth as well as in her generosity in service to those in need.  Sister serves in a variety of capacities within and beyond community ministries.  Most notably Sister Paula has been working to educate our community members and high school students on the horrors of human trafficking.  In addition, she represents our community in Chicago Archdiocesan Peace and Justice concerns and has been working with others to help those whose immigration status needs to be changed.  She keeps our Sisters aware of current legislative initiatives and aids us in responding to and or working to influence the legislative changes that need to be made.  Sister has brought the plight of women to light for our Sisters through various initiatives on behalf of down-trodden women through her work on LCWR's Project Irene.  Sister also works as a tutor and mentor  to a number of our high school students whose confidence as well as success has been greatly increased through her influence and care. 
Franciscan Mission Experience

From June 24th to June 27th, the Vocation Team held its first annual Franciscan Mission Experience.  During this week, several Sisters and students from Mt. Assisi Academy assisted at the Mantel, in The Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago, Feed My Starving Children, and Morningstar Mission in Joliet.  The highlight of the week was serving at the Lord's Lamb's Food Pantry and Sacred Heart Mission in Hopkins Park, IL.  Each evening prayers and supper took place at the House of Prayer.

 


Theology on Tap Comes to the Hill

 The Sunflower Room in Our Lady of the Angels Center was the site for the first Theology on Tap hosted by the Vocation Team.  Theology on Tap provides young adults in their 20's and 30's with an opportunity to gather and share their faith and life.  Weekly speakers included John Donahue-Grossman, Joe Paprocki, Terry Nelson-Johnson (pictured right) and Sr. Therese Ann Quigney.  The theme of this year's Theology on Tap was  "Living in Right Relationship with God, Self and Others."  Each week, 20 or more  young adults and the Sisters from the Vocation Team gather to share their insights with each other.