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placeholder August 14, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA
Jubilarians

Salute to our sisters and brothers 75 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Claudine Hammer, OP
Birthplace: Washington State
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland. Bookkeeper; Special Needs Coordinator/Resource teacher, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland. Library Assistant, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Fremont.













Sister M. Anne Schaeffer, SHF
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer and presence, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Sister-in-charge, St. Anthony, Oakley; St. Catherine of Siena, Martinez; Mission San Jose, Fremont. Parish Sister, St. John the Baptist, San Lorenzo. Religious Education Coordinator, St. Leonard, Fremont.









70 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Mary Denis Baldwin, OP
Birthplace: Pasadena
Present ministry: Apostolate of Prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland. Assistant to the Motherhouse Treasurer; Library Assistant/Clerical work, Fremont.












Sister Florence Cumbelich, OP
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Boutique crafts/fruitcakes, garden with volunteers/weekly volunteer at Tri-City Free Breakfast, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Fremont. Administrative assistant to Motherhouse administrator, Fremont. Fruitcake operation and boutique coordinator crafts, Motherhouse, Fremont.











Sister Patricia Haire, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Forensic clinical psychologist/Chaplain, San Bernardino Sheriff's Department
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez.











Sister Roseagnes Haskins, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Volunteer, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Librarian, Carondelet High School, Concord. Teacher, Carondelet High School, Concord.














Sister Frances Marie Henriques, OP
Birthplace: Alameda
Present ministry: Apostolate of Prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Oakland; School of the Madeleine, Berkeley. Director of Sisters in Formation, Fremont. Teacher Assistant, Fremont.














Sister Helen Clare Howatt, SNJM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Prayer, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Augustine School, Oakland; St. Mary School, Oakland. Business Office, Holy Names University, Oakland. Library Director, Holy Names University, Oakland.















Sister Sheila Keane, OP
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Community service, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher/Principal, Fremont. Social Worker, Serra Center, Fremont; St. Anthony Foundation, San Francisco.















Sister Dennis Mary McFadden, CSJ
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Retired, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: St. Jarlath School, Oakland.















Sister Joanne O'Shea, PBVM
Present ministry: Volunteer at the intensive care nursery, Children's Hospital, Oakland; A Friendly Manor, Oakland; The Lantern, San Francisco. Also ministers to the Sisters at the Motherhouse, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Pastoral associate, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Berkeley. Case worker with court conserved frail elders in Oakland.












Sister Dolorice Ramirez, OP
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Domestic service, Motherhouse, Fremont. Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Oakland; St. Joseph School, Fremont. Infirmary kitchen supervisor, Motherhouse, Fremont. Teacher aide, St. Leonard School, Fremont.













Sister Ruth Anne Saunders, CSJ
Birthplace: San Diego
Present ministry: Retired, Porter Ranch, California
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez. Pastoral Associate, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord; St. Anne Parish, Walnut Creek; St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Antioch.











60 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Dolores Anchondo, CSJ
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Present ministry: Retired, San Diego
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Joanna Bramble, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Development Team, St. Mary's Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Founder and co-director, Jubilee West, Oakland. Community organizer, St. Patrick Parish, Oakland. Teacher, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Judeth Breslin, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Hospice-Caring Hands, Concord
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Librarian, Christ the King School, Pleasant Hill. Massage therapist, Oakland.















Sister Maria Goretti Campos, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Apostolate of prayer, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Baker, Motherhouse, Fremont. Community service, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Kristin Cholewa, CSJ
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Liturgy planner, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez. Principal, St. Jarlath School, Oakland.















Sister M. Thaddeus Cuellar, SHF
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer and presence, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Sister-in-charge, St. Mary, Vacaville; St. Joseph, Elk Grove.















Sister Victoria Dalesandro, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: (Responsible Early Detection) RED Rose Navigator and Senior Peer Counseling, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nevada
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, All Saints School, Hayward; St. Lawrence O'Toole School, Oakland.















Sister Adele Gerlach, OP
(formerly Sister M. Roland)
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Present ministry: Adult Faith Formation, St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Vallejo; St. Joseph Parish, Redding. Pilgrimage Leader
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland.















Sister Rose Marie Hennessy, OP
(formerly Sister James Mary)
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Administrator, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, St. Joseph School, Fremont; St. Elizabeth School, Oakland. Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Oakland. Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Oakland. General Councilor/Director of MSJ schools, Fremont. Prioress General, Motherhouse, Fremont. Administrator/Renovation Core team/chair of Transition committee, Motherhouse, Fremont.











Sister Eileen Hinsberger, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Pastoral staff, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Burbank
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley. SS administration, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Adeline Kroll, OSF
Birthplace: Royalton, Minnesota
Present ministry: Home Care and Secretarial, Berkeley
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Home Care and Secretarial, Berkeley.
















Sister Kathleen Lamia, CSJ
Birthplace: Ocean Park, California
Present ministry: Retired, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Queen of All Saints School, Concord.















Sister Frances Lombaer, OP
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Present ministry: Retired. Volunteer for Adrian Dominican Sisters, Adrian, Michigan
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Lawrence O'Toole School, Oakland. Co-Provincial/Administrator for the Adrian Dominican Holy Cross Province, Oakland.














Sister Concetta Lombardo, SHF
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York
Present ministry: Ministry of prayer and presence, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Cook, Castro Valley; Pleasant Hill. Hospitality director, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Helen Matosich, PBVM
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Giving workshops in prayer journaling and in personal and spiritual growth in the second half of life. Also, an artist working in the media of clay and collage and more, which she shares with the Sisters at the Motherhouse in San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Pastoral associate, St. Benedict, Oakland.













Sister Rosemary McKean, PBVM
Birthplace: Merced
Present ministry: Involved in work in promoting environmental justice and sustainability for the future
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Coordinator, internal administration, Sisters of the Presentation. Teacher, St. John the Baptist School, San Lorenzo; St. Joseph the Worker School, Berkeley. Principal, St. Joseph the Worker School, Berkeley.













Sister Evelyn Inez Montez, OP
Birthplace: Hayward
Present ministry: Retired. Volunteer driver, to appointments and shopping, for elders at St. Columba Parish in Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Adult Education teacher (ESL, citizenship) for Contra Costa County. RCIA and Catechetical director/teacher, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Berkeley.













Sister Mary Murphy, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Staff, Villa Maria House of Prayer, La Habra, California
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher: St. Patrick School, Oakland; St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez; Queen of All Saints School, Concord.















Sister Mary Agnes Nance, CSJ
Birthplace: Torrance
Present ministry: Retired, Torrance
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette.















Sister Sally Ann Negrete, SHF
Birthplace: San Diego
Present ministry: Volunteer with blind children, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Archives volunteer, Holy Family Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Kathleen Marie O'Shea, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Volunteer, The Healing Well, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Most Precious Blood School (now St. Francis of Assisi School), Concord.














Sister Helen Vincent Oswald, CSJ
Birthplace: Bakersfield
Present ministry: Retired, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Eileen Parker, CSJ
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois
Present ministry: Retired, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Diane Smith, CSJ
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Justice Coordinator, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena School, Martinez; Carondelet High School, Concord.















Sister Rosalia Steinbach, OP
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Present ministry: Community work and prayer, San Leandro
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Cook, St. Albert's College, Oakland.















Sister Barbara Anne Stowasser, CSJ
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Parish volunteer, Montecito
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Santa Maria School, Orinda. Principal, Santa Maria School, Orinda.














50 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Diane Aruda, OP
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: President, Immaculate Conception Academy, San Francisco
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Elementary school supervisor, Motherhouse, Fremont. Director of Sisters in temporary profession, Motherhouse, Fremont. General councilor/elementary supervisor, Motherhouse, Fremont. Principal, St. Edward School, Newark.















Sister Eva Beehner, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Principal/Music teacher, Queen of the Holy Rosary School of Music, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Music teacher, Queen of the Holy Rosary School of Music, Fremont.















Sister Celeste Marie Botello, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Principal, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Flintridge
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Oakland; Berkeley.















Sister Pauline Bouton, OP
Birthplace: Altadena
Present ministry: Congregational Secretary/Vocation Promotion Team, Motherhouse, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Edward School, Newark. Vocation director, Motherhouse, Fremont. Formation director of Sisters in temporary profession, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Marie Deering, SHF
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Direct services, Kainos Home and Training Center; Pete's Place, Redwood City
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Castro Valley; Callison Day Home, Fremont.















Sister Carol Fleitz, SNJM
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Volunteer: RCIA Team, parish council, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, St. Joseph Basilica Church, Alameda. Volunteer hostess for various groups at Villa Maria del Mar Retreat Center, Santa Cruz
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Theresa School, Oakland; Holy Spirit School, Fremont.















Sister Corinne Mary Florek, OP
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Present ministry: Executive director of the Religious Communities Investment Fund, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Coordinator of the JOLT (Justice, Leadership, Treasurer) Coalition for California, Oakland. Director of Mercy Partnership Fund, Oakland. Chair of Care for Creation Committee, Our Lady of Lourdes, Oakland (volunteer). Story Reader-Books for Wider Horizons, Oakland (volunteer).















Sister Jane Frances Garrison, OP
Birthplace: Pasadena
Present ministry: Volunteer, various ministries
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland; Queen of the Holy Rosary College, Fremont; St. Joseph School, Fremont.















Sister M. Gladys Guenther, SHF
Birthplace: Saugerties, New York
Present ministry: Congregational president, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: DRE and pastoral associate, St. Isidore Parish, Danville. Teacher, St. Leonard, Fremont; St. Augustine, Pleasanton. Communications/ Development director, Motherhouse, Fremont. Hispanic ministry, St. Michael, Livermore. Congregational councilor/vice president, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Mary Kidder, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Assistant in Motherhouse Care Center, Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Nursing assistant in Care Center Infirmary, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Rosa Emma Ramirez Martinez, OP
Birthplace: Mexico
Present ministry: Teacher, Colegio La Paz, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico
Past service in the Oakland diocese: English studies in preparation for serving in a bilingual school in Mexico.















Sister Carolyn McCormack, OP
Birthplace: San Francisco
Present ministry: Administrator/President, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Flintridge
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, St. Leonard School, Fremont; St. Elizabeth School, Oakland. Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Oakland. Congregational councilor, Motherhouse, Fremont. Director of Schools, Fremont.















Sister Carolyn Marie Monahan, OP
Birthplace: Oakland
Present ministry: Principal, St. Edward School, Newark
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, School of the Madeleine, Berkeley. Coordinator of Affiliate Schools Program, Vocation Team, Fremont. Congregational Leadership: Affiliate Schools Program, Director of Studies, Fremont.















Sister Sandra Rees, OP
Birthplace: Fullerton
Present ministry: Resident Care provider at St. Catherine Academy, Anaheim
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Nurse in the infirmary, Motherhouse, Fremont.















Sister Patricia Ann Smith, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Prioress, assisting at Sacred Heart High School, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Principal, St. Joseph School, Fremont. Congregational leadership/Director of MSJ schools, Fremont. Director of Novices/Candidates, Motherhouse, Fremont. Co-director of sponsored schools, Fremont. Communications director, Fremont.















Sister Johnellen Turner, OP
Birthplace: Glendale
Present ministry: Principal/President, St. Catherine Academy, Anaheim. Co-director of Sponsored School, Anaheim
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth School Oakland. Principal, St. Edward School, Newark. Director of Dominican Schools and associate superintendent for Faith Formation, Diocese of Oakland. Congregational leadership/Director of MSJ schools, Fremont.















Sister Frances Watte, CSJ
Birthplace: Long Beach
Present ministry: Retirement Support Team, Carondelet Center, Los Angeles
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Patrick School, Oakland.














40 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Susan Allbritton, OP
(formerly Sister James)
Birthplace: Vallejo
Present ministry: Second Councillor, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, Most Holy Rosary School, Antioch. Teaching assistant, St. Leander School, San Leandro. PE teacher, St. Cyril School, Oakland.















Sister Colleen Mary Mallon, OP
Birthplace: Long Beach
Present ministry: Professor, Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, Missouri
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Vocation Ministry. Doctoral Studies in Theology, Berkeley.















Sister Janice Therese Wellington, OP
Birthplace: Rangoon, Burma
Present ministry: Principal, Our Lady of Guadalupe School (formerly St. Leonard School), Fremont
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Leonard School, Fremont; School of the Madeleine, Berkeley.














25 Years of Service (Sisters)

Sister Asha Kooliyadan, CMC
Birthplace: Vellangallor City, Kerala State, India
Present ministry: Health care coordinator, Mercy Retirement and Care Center, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Nurse, St. Rose Hospital, Hayward.















Sister Karen Elizabeth Zavitz, OP
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Present ministry: Administration Office of School Development, Oakland
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Teacher, St. Edward School, Newark. Principal, St. Edward School, Newark. Administrator, Motherhouse, Fremont. Administration Office of School Development, Oakland.













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

75 Years of Service
Sister Carol Louise Hiller, OP
Sister Maureen Therese Masuga, OP
Sister Virginia O'Reilly, OP

70 Years of Service
Sister Madeline Clancy, CSJ
Sister Patrice Eilers, OP
Sister Patricia Overlock, CSJ
Sister Dolores Steiner, SNDdeN

60 Years of Service
Sister Elaine Coutu, CSJ
Sister Monica Kim, OP
Sister Judith Peters, CSJ
Sister Virginia Stehly, CSJ

50 Years of Service
Sister Mary Jane Lubinski, OP









70 Years of Service (Brothers)

Brother Mel Anderson, FSC
Birthplace: Oakland
Profession date: June 26, 1947
Present ministry: Residence Hall director, Instructor, Saint Mary's College, Moraga
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Community director; principal; teacher, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley. President; dorm counselor, Saint Mary's College, Moraga. Director of Special Projects, Diocese of Oakland.









50 Years of Service (Brothers)

Brother Kenneth Cardwell, FSC
Birthplace: San Francisco
Profession date: December 17, 1977
Present ministry: Professor, Saint Mary's College, Moraga
Past service in the Oakland diocese: Professor; dorm counselor, Saint Mary's College, Moraga.














Brother Edmond Larouche, FSC
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire
Profession date: October 30, 1977
Present ministry: President, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley
Past service in the Oakland diocese: President, Saint Mary's College High School, Berkeley.

 
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