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Children aided in
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Pro-life youth
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Priests' association's annual assembly

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• Sister M. Helen Hansen, SHF

• Sister Joseph Mary Galli, RSM

• Sister Jean Denomme, OP

Senior jubilee
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New Leadership
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Sisters of the Presentation jubilee

SVD order
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Carmelites fete
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She sees a need
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Writing the final
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Just for Seniors

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Dentist links sleep,
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placeholder August 11, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Salute to our sisters and brothers

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 nuns and brothers who have given from 25 to 80 years in service of the Lord. Join us in offering them our thanks.

75 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Marie Amada Garcia, OP
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Present ministry: Minister of prayer and presence, Dominican Life Center, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Louis Bertrand School, Oakland; Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland.









70 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Corinne Avila, PBVM
Birthplace: Hanford, California
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Columba School, Oakland; St. John the Baptist School, San Lorenzo; St. Joseph School, Berkeley.











Sister Evangela Balde, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Assistant to Congregational Archivist
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Archivist/Secretary General.












Sister Rosemary Campi, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Member, the Diocese of San Jose Anti-Human Trafficking Network and the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. Volunteer, Sacred Heart Community Services, San Jose
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher and Science Department Chair, Presentation High School, Berkeley.







Sister Marion Donohue, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Carondelet High School, Concord. Community Law Center, Oakland.




Sister Helen Walsh, OP
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Minister of prayer and presence, Dominican Life Center, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Adult Religious Education, Catholic Charities, Oakland. Teacher, Mills College Upward Bound, Oakland.










60 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Sally Brady, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Volunteer Chaplain, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Petaluma Valley Hospital. Direct Care Volunteer, Hospice of Petaluma
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland; Holy Rosary School, Antioch.











Sister Pauline Therese Daries, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Actively retired, St. Jerome Parish, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill.











Sister Anele Heiges, OP
Birthplace: Santa Barbara
Present ministry: Mentor to Young World Leaders, International Public Policy Institute, New York, New York.
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Paschal Baylon School, Oakland.











Sister Rita Marie Jovick, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Director, El Proyecto de las Rosa, Tipton, California
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Joseph the Workman School, Berkeley; St. Columba School, Oakland. Principal, St. Joseph the Workman School, Berkeley.











Sister Merlynn Jane Martin, CSJ
Birthplace: Petersburg, Nebraska
Present ministry: Pastoral care, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Parish Sister, Christ the King Parish, Pleasant Hill. Religious Education program, St. Catherine School, Martinez. Teacher, Queen of All Saints School, Concord.









Sister Anne McMullen, CSJ
Present ministry: Administrator, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Santa Maria School, Orinda; Carondelet High School, Concord.




Sister Sylvester McVey, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal/Teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland.











Sister Marie Myers, SSJ-TOSF
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher and principal, St. Joachim School, Hayward. Founding principal, St. Raymond School, Dublin. Principal, St. Barnabas School, Alameda.











Sister Noreen O'Connor, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education, St. Monica and St. Thomas Apostle parishes in the outer Richmond district, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill. Principal, St. Francis of Assisi School, Concord.











Sister Billie Olin, OP
Birthplace: Arbuckle, California
Present ministry: Prayer Apostolate, Our Lady of Lourdes Convent, San Rafael
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland. Ministry to the Elderly, St. Columba Parish, Oakland; St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Berkeley.











Sister Joan Riordan, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Councilor, Sisters of the Presentation
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Presentation High School, Berkeley.












Sister Máire Sullivan, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Founder and director, The Lantern Center for Hospitality and Education Center, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Berkeley.











50 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Barbara Bray, SNJM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, St. Bede School, Hayward; St. Theresa School, Oakland. Assistant Superintendent, Diocese of Oakland.












Sister Cynthia Canning, SNJM
Birthplace: Berkeley
Present ministry: Co-founder and Co-director, Next Step Learning Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Mary's School, Oakland; Holy Names High School, Oakland. Principal, Holy Names High School, Oakland.











Sister James Marien Dyer, CSJ
Birthplace: Oakdale, California
Present ministry: Principal, St. Francis of Assisi School, Concord
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, Carondelet High School, Concord.











Sister Judith Friedel, OP
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Present ministry: Pastoral minister, St. Brendan Parish, North Olmsted, Ohio
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, All Saints School, Hayward.











Sister Maria Elena Gutierrez, OP
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Present ministry: Principal, Sacred Heart School, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Oakland.











Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ
Birthplace: Washington, D. C.
Present ministry: Director of CSJ Spirituality and Mission, Carondelet High School, Concord. Presenter and spiritual director, School of Applied Theology (SAT), Oakland. Presenter and spiritual director, "New Directions" sabbatical program, Jesuit School of Theology (JST), Berkeley.











Sister Patrick Mary Kearney, OP
Birthplace: San Diego
Present ministry: Community Service
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Nurse, Director of Infirmary, St. Joseph Priory, Fremont; Queen of Peace, Fremont. Head Nurse, Infirmary, Queen of Peace, Fremont. Reg. Nurse practitioner, Mercy Manor. Nurse, St. Martin (Infirmary), Queen of Peace, Fremont. Home Care Nursing, Queen of Peace, Fremont.











Sister Marcia Krause, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Vocation Director for Dominican Sisters
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Oakland; St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland. Pastoral Associate, St. Joseph Parish, Fremont.











Sister Mary Melanie O'Brien, RSM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Geriatric nurse practitioner, Notre Dame de Namur-NRRO Project, member of the health care team for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Director of Nursing, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Geriatric nurse practitioner, Oakland.











Sister Adrienne Piennette, OP
Birthplace: Silverton, Oregon
Present ministry: Volunteer/Hospitality Service, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Louis Bertrand School, Oakland; St. Paschal Baylon School, Oakland; All Saints School, Hayward. Principal, Corpus Christi School, Piedmont. Administrator, St. Philip Neri School, Alameda.











Sister Patricia Walter, OP
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Associate professor of religious studies, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Corpus Christi School, Piedmont












40 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Spiritual Direction/Pastoral Care at the Motherhouse, St. Martin Care Center, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Leonard School, Fremont; St. Elizabeth School, Oakland. Superior, St. Elizabeth School, Oakland. Campus Minister, Saint Mary's College, Moraga. Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Companioning.






25 Years of Service (Sisters)

Mother Sylvia Gemma, OCD
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Present ministry: Prayer, Carmelite Monastery of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Canyon


More Jubilarians

The following sisters who have served/are living in the Oakland diocese are also observing a major anniversary of ordination this year:

80 Years of service

Sister M. Joanna Connolly, SHF

75 Years of service
Sister Ernestine Munana, CSJ

70 Years of service
Sister Ancille Furlong, OP
Sister Mary Frances Lennartz, OP
Sister M. Jane Mast, SHF
Sister M. Stephen Smario, SHF
Sister Marianne Smith, SHF
Sister Ann Marguerite Souze, CSJ
Sister Edward Mary Zerwekh, CSJ

60 Years of service
Sister Elizabeth Davis, SNJM
Sister M. Sharon Mello, SHF
Sister Noreen Morgan, SNDdeN
Sister Mary Sevilla, CSJ
Sister Inez Sherwood, SNJM
Sister Mary Louise Wieseler, OP

50 Years of service
Sister Anne Burgard, SNJM
Sister Maura Cho, SOLPH
Sister Carol Reichert, SHF


25 years of service
Sister Diana Lynn White, SHF



60 Years of Service (Brother)

Brother Stanislaus Campbell, FSC
Birthplace: Oakland
Profession Date and Place: June 26, 1960, Saint Mary's College, Moraga
Present Ministry: Director, Provincialate Community, Mont La Salle, Napa
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Lecturer, Saint Mary's College, Moraga. Director, Student Brothers, Saint Mary's College, Moraga. Director, Brothers Community, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley. Teacher, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley. Provincial, District (Province) of San Francisco, embracing oversight of Brothers and educational mission at Saint Mary's College, Moraga; De La Salle High School, Concord; Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley; Lasallian Educational Opportunities, Oakland



More Jubilarians
The following brothers who have served/are living in the Oakland diocese are also observing a major anniversary of ordination this year:

70 years
Brother Robert Pfisterer, OFM

60 years
Brother Mel Bucher, OFM
Brother Didacus Clavel, OFM
Brother Michal Saggau, FSC


50 years
Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC
Brother Thomas Jones, FSC
Brother Pedro Vasquez, OFM

 
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