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Presentation Sisters' gathering

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Sister Nancy Teskey, SNJM

Sister Mary Thomas Magee, PBVM

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Sisters' bathroom remodel project
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placeholder August 12, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Thank you for your service

With this issue, the Catholic Voice salutes and thanks the religious men and women who have devoted their lives to serving the people of God. In the following pages, we honor hundreds of teachers, nurses, chaplains and parish priests who have given anywhere from 25 to 80 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

Jubilarians: Sisters

75 Years of Service

Sister Joanna Browne, OP
Birthplace: Vallejo
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Michael School, Livermore; pastoral associate, St. Michael, Livermore.







Sister Mary Albert Walsh, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Ministry of Prayer, St. Martin Community, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley; teacher, dean of girls, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland.





70 Years of Service

Sister Dorothy Marie Albee, OP
Birthplace: Sparks, Nevada
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland.







Sister Mary Jane Doran, OP
Birthplace: Centralia, Washington
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer, St. Martin Residence, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Mary of the Palms, Fremont; librarian, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland; development office, office assistant, Motherhouse, Fremont.







Sister Geraldine Garbarino, SHF
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Retired, Holy Family Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Religious education teacher, St. Lawrence O'Toole, Oakland; CCD principal, St. Barnabas, Alameda; St. Philip Neri, Alameda; St. Jarlath, Oakland; St. Elizabeth, Oakland, St. Callistus, El Sobrante. Ministry to the aging/elderly, St. Jarlath, Oakland; Our Lady of Grace, Castro Valley. Volunteer, ministry to the homeless, Fremont.







Sister Therese Martinez, SHF
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Present ministry: Retired, Holy Family Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Religious education teacher, CCD principal, St. John the Baptist, El Cerrito; teacher, St. Vincent's Day Home, Oakland; CCD principal, Our Lady of Good Counsel, San Leandro; substitute teacher, Fremont.







Sister Mary Jo O'Hanlon, OP
Birthplace: County Kerry, Ireland
Present ministry: Retired, Santa Cruz; volunteer as Eucharistic minister, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz; volunteer, Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Paschal Baylon School, Oakland; All Saints School, Hayward.







Sister Patricia Rielly, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Outreach ministry/ Community newsletter, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland; St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland.







Sister Rita Schiltz, OP
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Artist/designer, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Design/renovation De Porres Chapel, Dominican House of Study, Oakland; active at Our Lady of Lourdes, Oakland.





60 Years of Service

Sister Madeline Antoskiewicz, SSJ-TOSF
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Present ministry: Retired, Garfield Heights, Ohio
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Joachim School, Hayward; St. Raymond School, Dublin; St. Barnabas School, Alameda.







Sister Denise Bourdet, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Volunteer CYO track and field, Oakland; community service, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, athletic director, St. Joseph School, Berkeley; teacher, St. Columba School, Oakland.








Sister Mary Brennan, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Assist with Advancement, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, principal, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland; director of development, Consortium of Hope, Oakland; development director, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley; executive director for Advancement, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley.







Sister Marie Ann Brent, SHF
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Pastoral associate, St. Francis Xavier Valdez, Anchorage, Alaska
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Religious education teacher, Holy Spirit, Fremont.







Sister Barbara Chenicek, OP
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Artist/designer, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Design/renovation De Porres Chapel, Dominican House of Study, Oakland. Active at Our Lady of Lourdes, Oakland; St. Leo, Oakland.







Sister Virginia Espinal, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Congregational treasurer and congregational coordinator, San Francisco; volunteer, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Columba School, Oakland.







Sister Bernice Garcia, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, Most Holy Rosary School, Antioch; principal/teacher, St. Michael School, Livermore.







Sister Anna Marie Gillet, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Teacher, St. Francis Assisi of School, Concord
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill.







Sister Jacqueline Graham, PBVM
Birthplace: Berkeley
Present ministry: Art instructor, Blue Sky Home, San Jose; Young Rembrandts, Milpitas; Presentation Motherhouse, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Berkeley; St. Columba School, Oakland.







Sister Claire Herlihy, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Parish ministry
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Principal, St. Michael School, Livermore; teacher, St. Leander School, San Leandro.







Sister Mary Helen Jathas, SHF
Birthplace: Oakland
Present Ministry: Retired; volunteer ministry
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: St. Vincent's Day Home Nursery, Oakland. Religious education teacher, St. John the Baptist, El Cerrito; St. Mark, Richmond; St. David, Richmond; St. Anthony, Oakland; St. Barnabas, Alameda; St. Joseph, Oakland; Religious education coordinator, Holy Spirit, Fremont.







Sister M. Joanne Logan, SHF
Birthplace: Paulina, Oregon
Present ministry: Retired, Holy Family Motherhouse, Fremont; volunteer with SPRED
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: CCD teacher, Our Lady Queen of the World, Bay Point; Our Lady of Good Counsel, San Leandro; St. Peter Martyr, Pittsburg; St. Anne, Walnut Creek. Religious education teacher, St. Anne, Union City; St. Edward, Newark; St. Mark, Richmond; St. Rose of Lima, Crockett. Catechist, St. Joseph the Worker, Berkeley; St. Callistus, El Sobrante. Religious education coordinator, St. John the Baptist, El Cerrito; coordinator, Our Lady of Mercy, Point Richmond.







Sister Mary Joseph Lyons, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Apostolate of prayer
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland; principal, St. Edward School, Newark; receptionist/local community supervisor, Motherhouse, Fremont.







Sister Marilyn Medau, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Director, food program, St. Mary Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Parish minister, St. Columba Parish, Oakland; parish sister, St. Andrew/St. Joseph, Oakland; pastoral associate, St. Anthony, Oakland.








Sister M. Eleanor Rizzi, SHF
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Present ministry: Retired, Holy Family Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Religious education teacher, Corpus Christi, Fremont; St. Joseph, Fremont; Our Lady of the Rosary, Union City; St. Isidore, Danville; St. Peter Martyr, Pittsburg; St. Mary, Walnut Creek; Christ the King, Pleasant Hill; St. Rose of Lima, Crockett; St. Edward, Newark; St. Leonard, Fremont; All Saints, Hayward. Professor, Holy Family College, Fremont.







Sister Rosaleen Stoiber, OP
Birthplace: Wellsburg, West Virginia
Present Ministry: Elementary school aide, St. Catherine Academy, Anaheim
Past Service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley; St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland. Principal, St. Edward School, Newark.







Sister Anita Marie Torres, PBVM
Birthplace: Emeryville
Present ministry: Religion coordinator, Holy Angels Parish School of Religion, Colma
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Columba School, Oakland; parish minister, St. Louis Bertrand, Oakland.







Sister Carolyn Whited, SHF
Birthplace: Contra Costa County
Present ministry: SHF Congregational Council and volunteer with CASA of Stanislaus County for children
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Religious education teacher, Corpus Christi, Fremont: Our Lady of the Rosary, Union City; St. John the Baptist, San Lorenzo; St. Felicitas, San Leandro; CCD teacher, St. Leander, San Leandro; St. Clement, Hayward. Religious education coordinator, Christ the King, Pleasant Hill; teacher formation, St. John Vianney, Walnut Creek; religious education supervisor/general councilor, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont.







Sister Patricia Wittman, SHF
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Present ministry: Volunteer ministry, Corpus Christi, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Librarian, Holy Family College, Fremont.







Sister Giulii Zobelein, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Chaplain, Men's Jail, Los Angeles; faith formation director, Dolores Mission, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland; St. Mary of the Palms, Fremont; Mater Dei Press, Fremont.





50 Years of Service

Sister Judy Campbell, OP
Birthplace: Fresno
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Michael School, Livermore; co-director, Holy Names College, Oakland.







Sister Mary Diane Foley, OP
Birthplace: Glendale
Present ministry: Director, extended day care, Anaheim
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Fremont; director, Dominican Kindergarten, Fremont; receptionist/driver, Motherhouse, Fremont.







Sister M. Caritas Foster, SHF
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: SHF anti-trafficking coordinator
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Catechist, Corpus Christi, Fremont; Holy Spirit, Fremont. Congregational secretary, Fremont; Congregational councilor, Fremont.







Sister Celia Gorman, OP
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Present ministry: Coordinator, assisted living facility for Adrian Dominican Sisters, Assumption Convent, Seattle
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, Assumption School, San Leandro.







Sister Jane Heckathorn, MM
Birthplace: Watertown, South Dakota
Present ministry: Retired; Eucharistic minister, Our Lady of Lourdes, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Produced "Video Addition," a social justice TV program on a local cable channel; assistant director, Casa Vincentia, Oakland; manager/editor Casa Vincentia newsletter; administrator/student advisor for international students, Sophia Center, Holy Names University, Oakland.







Sister Margaret Kennedy, SNJM
Birthplace: Richmond
Present ministry: Community service, Convent of the Holy Names, Los Gatos
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Principal, St. Bede School, Hayward; teacher/administrator, Holy Names High School, Oakland; co-founder, Next Step Learning Center, Oakland.







Sister Ramona Krisha, OP
Birthplace: Vallejo
Present ministry: Financial manager, Santa Sabina Retreat Center, San Rafael
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. Leander School, San Leandro.







Sister Michele Anne Murphy, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Co-principal, St. John Vianney School, San Jose
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, St. John the Baptist School, San Lorenzo.







Sister Carmen Rodriguez, RSM
Birthplace: Santa Paula
Present ministry: Retired; spiritual direction and translations, Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Social services, Mercy Retirement Center, Oakland.







Sister Judith Romero, PBVM
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Council for the Congregation, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: Teacher, Presentation High School, Berkeley; director of religious education, St. Perpetua, Lafayette.







Sister Dorothy Stelzer, CSJ
Birthplace: Pasadena
Present ministry: Religious education, Transfiguration, Castro Valley; music for minors instructor; visiting volunteer to the elderly/Alzheimer's community
Past service in the Oakland Diocese: primarily religious education.

 
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