The jubilarians of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose were honored at a May 29 celebration at their Fremont Motherhouse. Top row from left, with years of service in parentheses, Sisters: Mary Susanna Vasquez (40), and Elizabeth Jane Wilson (25); fourth row, Jeanette De Young (50), Kathleen Marie Raya (40); third row, Kathleen McAvoy (40), Soledad Hernandez (60), Maria Reina Perea (50); second row, Gloria Marie Jones (50), Carmel Marie Silva (60), Lynn Marie Gillanders (60), Andre Marie Fujier (60), Regina Marie Novacek (75), Mary Menegatti (50); front row, Carol Marie Brown (40) and Mary Paul Mehegan (70). The community has invited friends to honor these sisters' combined 770 years of ministry with the gift of a tree, a living symbol of the Dominican Sisters' care of creation. Ten varieties of trees have been selected to provide shade, color and fragrance. More information: www.msjdominicans.org.
Sister Margarita Sondorfer, OP/Special to The Catholic Voice