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Jubilarians

Salute to our sisters and brothers 85 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Mary Constance Fitzgerald, CSJ
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington
Present ministry: Retired, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Jarlath School, Oakland.














80 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Ruth Raftery, SNJM
Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York
Present ministry: Prayer ministry, Our Lady of Fatima Villa, Saratoga
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Holy Names High School, Oakland. Coordinator and volunteer, St. Mary's Center, Oakland.















Sister Mary Herbert Raphael, SNJM
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Present ministry: Prayer ministry, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: St. Francis de Sales, Oakland. Teacher and Dean of Studies, Holy Names High School, Oakland. Marie Rose Guild moderator. Registrar and receptionist, Holy Names High School, Oakland. Business office, alumnae, attendance, Holy Names High School, Oakland.














75 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Catherine Browne, OP
Birthplace: Vallejo
Present ministry: Volunteer Services, Prayer Apostolate, San Rafael
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland. Volunteer services, St. Michael Parish, Livermore.















Sister Regina Marie Novacek, OP
Birthplace: Mt. Carroll, Illinois
Present ministry: Community service, ministry of prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Congregational councilor; community superior. Educator in elementary and secondary levels. Also held many administrative positions.









70 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Miriam Daniel Fahey, SNJM
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Present ministry: Prayer for past students and their families; teaching a Spanish class at Merrill Gardens, and knitting items for the Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Assisted in 1st grade at Sacred Heart School, Oakland. Teacher, Holy Names High School, Oakland. Professor of Spanish, Holy Names College, Oakland.














Sister Mary Paul Mehegan, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: General Councilor. Assistant director of Education; dean, Queen of the Holy Rosary College, Fremont; director of studies, Education Dept. Prioress, St. Joseph Priory; dean of college, St. Joseph Priory. Superior, St. Edward's Convent, Newark. Faculty/Internal ministry, Queen of the Holy Rosary College, Fremont. Secondary teacher and principal in various schools.














Sister Ann Patrice Remkus, OP
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois
Present ministry: Retired, ministry of prayer and presence, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland.















Sister Elise Triglia, RSM
Birthplace: Manteca
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Nurse at hospitals in San Francisco, Bakersfield, Oxnard, San Diego. Part of a medical team sponsored by USCC, refugee camp in Thailand. Respite worker caring for physically challenged children in their homes.















Sister Bernadette Wombacher, OP
Birthplace: Eagle Rock, California
Present ministry: Retired
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher/Principal, Most Holy Rosary School, Antioch.














60 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Marian Castelluccio, OP
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Program Manager for Crisis Response Support Network, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Pastoral associate, St. Louis Bertrand Parish, Oakland; Santa Maria Parish, Orinda; St. Columba Parish, Oakland. Religious Education Director, St. Isidore Parish, Danville. Secretary/Administrative Assistant, Diocese of Oakland. Psychiatric Social Worker, Tri-City Mental Health, Fremont. Clinical Case Manager/Clinical Supervisor, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Oakland.










Sister Timothy Anne Daly, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Retired, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Jarlath School, Oakland; St. Michael School, Livermore. Principal, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill. Religion coordinator, St. Francis of Assisi School, Concord.















Sister Joan Marie Derry, SHF
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Volunteer ministry, spiritual direction, Capitola
Past service in the Oakland diocese: CCD supervisor, Diocese of Oakland.















Sister Maureen Doherty, CSJ
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Present ministry: Librarian, St. Mary's Academy, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez.










Sister Leone Drexler, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Retired, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Director of Admissions, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Noreen Driscoll, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Parish ministry, St. Victor's Parish, San Jose. Volunteer, Regional Medical Center, San Jose
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Administrator, St. Joseph School for the Deaf, Orinda. Teacher, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette. Principal, Most Precious Blood/St. Francis of Assisi School, Concord.















Sister Maureen Fallon, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Retired. Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound, Concord
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Jarlath School, Oakland; St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez; St. Agnes School, Concord; St. Francis of Assisi School, Concord.















Sister Andre Marie Fujier, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Teacher, Dominican Sisters' School of Music, Motherhouse
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Queen of the Holy Rosary School of Music, Fremont. Nursing assistant and music teacher.















Sister Lynn Marie Gillanders, OP
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Present ministry: Ministries, Development office assistant, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher/principal, St. Joseph School, Fremont.















Sister Joan Henehan, CSJ
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Pastoral Care, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles; St. John of God Retirement Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Santa Maria School, Orinda















Sister Soledad Hernandez, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Chapel sacristan, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Elementary teacher. Coordinator of hospitality/fruitcake operation, Motherhouse, Fremont. In education for many years.















Sister Angela Marie Hinckley, SHF
Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho
Present ministry: Community ministry, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Volunteer ministry, Mission San Jose, Fremont.















Sister Kathleen Lang, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Volunteer, Monument Crisis Center, Concord
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Jarlath School, Oakland; Most Precious Blood School, Concord; St. Agnes School, Concord; Carondelet High School, Concord. Principal, Carondelet High School, Concord. President, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Maureen Lyons, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Business Manager, A Friendly Manor/Place, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Patrick School, Oakland. Principal, St. Patrick School, Oakland. Staff, Carondelet High School, Concord. Founder/Director, A Friendly Place/Manor, Oakland.















Sister Anne Eugene Metcalf, CSJ
Birthplace: Huntington Park
Present ministry: Volunteer, St. Anthony School, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, Carondelet High School, Concord. Administrative Staff, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Marion Mills, SNJM
Birthplace: Alhambra
Present ministry: Retired, Merrill Gardens, Campbell
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Mary School, Oakland; Our Lady of Lourdes School, Oakland; Sacred Heart School, Oakland; Early Childhood Center, Oakland. Preschool assistant and teacher, St. Francis de Sales School, Oakland.















Sister Kathryn Ondreyco, SNJM
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Present ministry: Director of Development in California, Campbell
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Music teacher, Sacred Heart School, Oakland. Music, religious studies, Dean of Students, Midsession director, Development director, principal, Holy Names High School, Oakland.















Sister Mary Kathleen O'Neill, OP
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Retired, ministry of prayer and presence, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward.















Sister Pauline Opliger, OP
Birthplace: Rice, Kansas
Present ministry: Artist, Dominican Life Center, Dominican Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Louis Bertrand School, Oakland; St. Lawrence O'Toole School, Oakland.















Sister Ann Bernard O'Shea, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Director, Mission Integration, Carondelet High School, Concord
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Queen of All Saints School, Concord. Principal, St. Agnes School, Concord.















Sister Marianne Schmitz, OP
Birthplace: Germany
Present ministry: Retired, Dominican Sisters of Oakford Regional Center, San Leandro
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Cook and laundress, St. Albert's Priory, Oakland.















Sister Clare Marie Schroer, RSM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Retired; volunteer, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Began a ministry with the elderly, Our Lady's Home (later called Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland) as business manager and then became the administrator. Admission office, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland.















Sister Carmel Marie Silva, OP
Birthplace: Bridgeport, California
Present ministry: Ministry of presence, St. Frances Cabrini School, San Jose
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, St. Leonard School, Fremont. Receptionist, Motherhouse. An educator, counselor and principal in many schools.















Sister Karen Stern, SHF
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington
Present ministry: Volunteer ministry, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Religious Education supervisor, Motherhouse, Fremont. Congregational councilor, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont. Congregational president, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont. Volunteer, Pleasant Hill.










50 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Jeanette DeYoung, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Motherhouse assistant with Elder Care Alliance Technology Support, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland. Infirmary nurse/director at Motherhouse, Teacher, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley. Nursing, St. Martin's Care Center. Assistant principal/technology coordinator, St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland.















Sister Patricia Dougherty, OP
(formerly Sister M. Clotilde Dougherty, OP)
Birthplace: Monterey
Present ministry: Professor of History, Dominican University of California, San Rafael
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Michael School, Livermore; St. Cyril School, Oakland.















Sister Marcia Frideger, SNJM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Sabbatical and spiritual renewal following 5 years on Province Leadership Team
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Associate Professor, Holy Names University, Oakland. Teacher, Holy Names High School, Oakland. Consultant for the Diocesan Pastoral Council.















Sister Linda Rose Fuselier, SNJM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Present ministry in Monterey diocese: Spiritual Director and Retreats; Pastoral Counselling for traumatized persons; Jail Ministry at Blaine House; Grief consultant for St. Joseph's Capitola; Hospitality at Villa Maria Del Mar; Services at Siena House for homeless pregnant women; Medical Escort; Personal Travel Agent
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Visitor to Vietnam Vets at Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland. Volunteer for gifted children at St. Mary's School in Oakland. Teacher, St. Bede School, Hayward. Pastoral associate, St. Paschal Parish (DRE, RCIA, Confirmation, Divorced and Separated Ministries), Oakland. Served on Clergy Formation Board. Pastoral supervisor for seminarians from St. Patrick's Seminary, Franciscan School and Jesuit School of Theology. Associate Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish (DRE, RCIA, CIC Adult Education Marriage, Prep and Annulments), Oakland. Parish council planning retreat, St. Joan of Arc Parish, San Ramon. Program director, coordinator of Retreat Team, Publicity and Marketing, San Damiano Retreat House, Danville. The Center serving HIV families as coordinator of Women's and Children's programs (started by Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her Brothers of Charity). Children's Hospital Oakland "Assistant Child Life Specialist" with HIV, Sickle Cell and cancer patients. In partnership with Knights of Columbus of St. Augustine Parish in Pleasanton to help feed and clothe HIV orphans at House of Love orphanage in Uganda.















Sister Barbara Green, OP
Birthplace: Stockton
Present ministry: Professor of Biblical Studies, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Adjunct professor of Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Professor of Biblical Studies, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.















Sister Gloria Marie Jones, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Congregational leadership: Prioress, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Congregational vocations director. Leadership team: general councilor. Oakland diocesan vocation office. Campus ministry Stanford University. Taught in elementary and secondary schools and introduced campus ministry programs in high schools in Southern California. Participated on boards such as the National Religious Vocation Conference.















Sister Carla Kovack, OP
Birthplace: Santa Barbara
Present ministry: First Councillor, The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, San Rafael
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Leander School, San Leandro.















Sister Mary Lange, SHF
Birthplace: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Present ministry: Congregational councilor, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Catechist, St. Anne Parish, Union City. Field education, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park. Congregational councilor, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont.















Sister Miriam Malone, SNJM
Birthplace: Key West, Florida
Present ministry: Pastoral Care, RCIA Consultant, Retreat Director (in the general Bay Area)
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Taught at Holy Names University in the Masters of Pastoral Ministry Program, former Director of Program. Created and implemented a Certification Program for Ministers of Christian Initiation (RCIA) for the Diocese of Oakland.















Sister Mary Menegatti, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Internal Ministry
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher/Principal in San Francisco and Southern California.















Sister Judith Molosky, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Director, CSJ St. Joseph Worker Program, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Kay Muzzy, OP
Birthplace: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Present ministry: Retired, ministry of prayer and presence, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, All Saints School, Hayward.















Sister Romona Nowak, OP
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Present ministry: Chaplain, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Religious education director, All Saints Parish, Hayward.















Sister Maria Reina Perea, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Congregational Leadership Team. Director, Hilton Grant for Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) of the Hispanic Tijuana Cohorts 1 & 2.
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland. Director, Novices/Postulants.















Sister Aurora Perez, SHF
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Volunteer ministry, prison
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Special Religious Education, Diocese of Oakland. Congregational councilor, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont.















Sister Grayce Ross, SNJM
Birthplace: Alameda
Present ministry: SNJM Community Service, Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz.
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Faculty, Holy Names High School, Oakland. Finance Office/Gifts and Grants Administrator/Payroll, part-time faculty, Design and Implementation Manager, Holy Names College, Oakland.















Sister Kathleen Schanz, OP
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Present ministry: General councilor, Adrian Dominican Sisters, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Paschal Baylon School, Oakland.















Sister Judith Silva, OP
Birthplace: Azores, Portugal
Present ministry: Hospitality coordinator, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Respiratory supervisor, St. Rose Hospital, Hayward.















Sister Sandra Ann Silva, SHF
Birthplace: Hanford
Present ministry: Pastoral coordinator for Oaxacan Families/Social Justice, Watsonville
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Congregational councilor, Sisters of the Holy Family, Fremont.














40 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Dominic Marie Bonnici, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Parish sister at Christ the King Church, Pleasant Hill
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Parish sister at St. Felicitas Church, San Leandro; St. Mary Church, Walnut Creek.















Sister Carol Marie Brown, OP
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Medical insurance/social security coordinator. Assist in Development office.















Sister Ann Marie Gelles, SHF
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Present ministry: Braille specialist, California School for the Blind, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher and Braille specialist, California School for the Blind, Fremont.















Sister Kathleen McAvoy, OP
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: High school English teacher, Instituto Las Casa, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Assistant, St. Leonard School, Fremont. Teacher, St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland. Principal, Dominican Kindergarten, Fremont; Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Fremont; St. Martin de Porres School, Oakland; St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Oakland.















Sister Kathleen Marie Raya, OP
Birthplace: Corona, California
Present ministry: Assistant, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, St. Leonard School, Fremont. Instructional aide. Special needs consultant; director of Esperanza. Pastoral care, St. Martin's Community. Development office assistant. Special needs consultant, Mission San Jose Education Department. Began the Esperanza program at St. Elizabeth for special needs students.















Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Principal, St. James Elementary School, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Fremont. Principal, St. Leonard/Santa Paula School, Fremont.














25 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Elizabeth Jane Wilson, OP
Birthplace: Glendale
Present ministry: Motherhouse ministry — administration for autos, fruitcakes, boutique seamstress
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Leonard/Santa Paula School, Fremont; All Saints School, Hayward.














More Jubilarians
The following sisters who have served/are living in the Oakland diocese are also observing a major anniversary:

70 Years of Service
Sister Lucy Holgun, SNDdeN
Sister Laura Pesick, OP
Sister Jeri Renner, OP
Sister Claire Spellman, SNDdeN

60 Years of Service
Sister Catherine Davis, SNDdeN
Sister Marianna Harrison, OP
Sister Mary Margaret Mannard, OP
Sister Gene McNally, OP
Sister Maria Caridad Pinuela, OP
Sister Sandra Schneiders, IMH
Sister Marie Luisa Vasquez, OP

50 Years of Service
Sister Diane Carroll, OP
Sister Sandra Exley, OP

25 Years of Service
Sister Catherine Murray, OP
Sister Rosa Reyes, OP









50 Years of Service (Brothers)

Brother Charles Hilken, FSC
Birthplace: Oakland
Profession date: January 3, 1976
Present ministry: Professor, History Department, Saint Mary's College, Moraga
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Vocation director, Saint Mary's College, Moraga. Teacher, De La Salle High School, Concord.









Brother Dan Morgan, FSC
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Profession date: January 3, 1976
Reception of the Habit, Mont La Salle, Napa
July 30, 1977
First Vows, Mont La Salle, Napa
July 9, 1983
Final Vows, Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento
Present ministry: Teacher, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley. Teacher, director of KDLS and video services, director of Studies, De La Salle High School, Concord. Dean of Studies, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley.









More Jubilarians

The following brothers who have served/are living in the Oakland diocese are also observing a major anniversary:

50 Years of Service
Brother Martin Yribarren, FSC

40 Years of Service
Brother Michael Murphy, FSC

 
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