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  October 8, 2007   •   VOL. 45, NO. 17   •   Oakland, CA

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A Final Goodbye to St. Joseph the Worker School

GRIP's homeless shelter at risk of closing

Parish expansion in Pleasanton

Waiting to die, she prayed, survived Rwanda genocide

Fr. Donald Hudson
Sr. Marietta Conrardy, CSJ

Catholic Charities USA decries veto of SCHIP bill

'Reclaiming Fatherhood' movement helps men touched by abortion

Vatican says food, water must be provided to vegetative patients

Diagnosing persistent vegetative state not exact

Vatican official tells U.N. that climate change demands a cooperative international strategy

Church workers in Brazil wary of ethanol boom

Maryknoll's work in North Korea diocese honored

New online survey asks Catholics to rate quality of singing in church




Father Hudson, former head of
canon law in diocese, dies

Sister Marietta Conrardy, CSJ

St. Joseph Sister Marietta Conrardy, a longtime educator who served as principal at St. Felicitas School in San Leandro from 1977-1982, died in Wichita, Kansas, on Sept. 21 at the age of 65.

Born LaDonna Jean Conrardy, she grew up in Wright, Kansas, and was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph. She joined the Congregation of St. Joseph in Wichita following her high school graduation. She began teaching in Chanute, Kansas, during her second year of novitiate and completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Newman University in 1972.

She earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in private school administration from the University of San Francisco in 1982.

Sister Conrardy was known for her gifts as a teacher and principal. Besides her assignment in San Leandro, she worked in schools in Kansas as well as Sunnyvale and Paso Robles, California.

She served in congregational leadership from 1992 – 96 and ministered as coordinator of the community’s motherhouse in Wichita.

Survivors include her sisters, Patricia Ashline of Bellevue, Neb.; Edith Hatton and Mary Ann Conrardy of McPherson, Kan.; and brothers, Francis Conrardy of Santa Rosa, CA; Larry Conrardy of Wichita, Kan.; Paul Conrardy of Cimarron, Kan.; Martin Conrardy of Lake Waukomis, Mo.; and Mark Conrardy of Dodge City, Kan.

The funeral Mass was held on Sept. 25 at All Saints Church in Wichita. Burial was at Mount St. Mary Convent cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministries, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS, 67218-2099.


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