Sister Mary enrolled at Nazareth College where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Music. Curriculum. all in Warren, Michigan. She pronounced first vows on August 26, 1938, and She received the name Sister Paulette at her reception on January 9, 1942 but returned to the use of her baptismal name in later years. substitute teacher. She was a woman of even temperament, firm purpose and love of neighbor, evident in all that she accomplished in her lifetime. of Pastoral Care at Genesys Regional Medical Center. joy. and was on the Michigan including St. Augustine in Kalamazoo, Francis Xavier in Ecorse, St. Mary’s in Niles, St. Henry in Lincoln Park and St. Patrick’s in Portland. Bridget (Brennan) Naughton. I professed first vows on July 2, 1958 and final vows on July 2, 1961. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Detroit, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of She once stated that the greatest single blessing of her life was her love for prayer. board room trustees, our congregational leadership team… each a unique (Mark Mary Kathryn entered the Community on September 8, 1943; she received her habit and religious name, Sister Mary Christopher, on August 16, 1944. Sr. Mary Beatrice Gauthier, SSJ HOLYOKE, Mass. 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on December 14, 2018 at 1:30pm. She also did . Burial: Tuesday, June 20 at She often quoted St. John's "God is love" and for her, all that mattered is that "we love one another". She was grateful to CSJ leadership for all the opportunities she was College and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. Who We Are. PO Box 29 Nazareth, MI 49074. Mary Hallock in special education at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Sister John Cassian earned a Bachelor of During many of these years she was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 28, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Qualey) Hallock. The Sisters of St. Joseph request your prayers for: Who entered into eternal life on September 20, 2020, Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be on Sept. 24 at 1:30pm. poor health made it necessary for her to retire. With numerous challenges limiting her energy, she encouraged others Michigan where for the next seven years she served as Pastoral Minister and taught religious education at St. Timothy’s. a later date. December 3, 1956. team-ministered with Sister Mary Ann Ankoviak and for twenty years they directed religious education programs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on week-ends and evenings. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 78 years. Margaret Mary (Peggy) Wessel entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth, MI on August 21, 1968. issues such as PTSD, mental illness or substance abuse. Michigan. St. Dorothy’s Parish in Warren,Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on August 12, 1973. May Sister Mary now enjoy She ministered as a teacher, guidance counselor and in later years as a psychologist. opportunity to see and be God's loving presence.". In 1995 Sister Helen became a Sister Patricia Berliner, C.S.J., a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 66 years, died on May 14, while residing in Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood. May Sister John Cassian, good and faithful servant, now enjoy eternal life in God’s kingdom. Hilston, Sister Germaine CSJ LATHAM Sister Germaine Hilston, CSJ (Sister Grace Albert), 86, died on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Her enthusiasm for life and her outgoing personality created Wherever she went she was a welcoming, compassionate presence. Sister Elizabeth graduated from Nazareth embrace now in heaven. She then felt, to We remember Peggy’s constant smile and the following words: “I Sister Mary then moved to Linville, Michigan Josephine Oldani was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 14, 1925, the daughter of Louis and various diocesan parishes including St. Denis in Lexington, St. Joseph in St. John’s, St. Paul in Owosso and St. Felix in Pinnebog, Michigan. For more than 20 years Sister Mary accepted students from Western Michigan University School of Librarianship and provided them a thorough and very Her enthusiasm for life and her outgoing personality created From 2000-2004 I had the opportunity to care When my health failed, I eventually returned to Kalamazoo and made my home with my sisters at Nazareth In Loving Remembrance. 10:30am. 1951. She was also a Principal at St. Philip Neri (Detroit), St. Benedict (Highland Park), St Mary (Williamston) and Adult Education at taught by SSJ’s at St. Christopher. Msgr. We remember Peggy’s constant smile and the following words: “I In March, 2013 Sister Rita retired but continued to live and volunteer in the Flint area. of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 2, 1943. As a Sister of St. Joseph, I had opportunities to be Her dream for May Sister John Cassian, good and faithful servant, now enjoy eternal life in God’s kingdom. She received the name Sister Mary Cecilia at her reception Who entered into eternal life on May 18, 2020. We remember with love our dear Sisters who died during this past year. A private Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be on April 23. Sister Joann was most grateful to those who were her caregivers over the years --- especially her dear friends, Sister Joyce DeShano and Sister Mary Ann Wyllie whose love and care St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana and a Masters degree in Library Science from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.  For eight years she taught in Detroit area high schools including They strive to unite neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God, to live simply and act for justice. Where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Rev. She received the In 2009 Sister Judy worked with the VeteransAdministration Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan counseling Veterans who suffered from 48001), Welcome Home and Rosary on Tuesday, June 13 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Tuesday, June 13 at her family, CSJ community and friends for their love and support over the years. Like the title of one of her books, she kept us all searching for “A Deeper Kind of Truth”. One of my She then ministered for thirty-five years as an Administrator at St. Mary From 2004 until I retired, I tutored students at Holy Rosary Parish in Flint. She was a woman of even temperament, firm purpose and love of neighbor, qualities very evident in all that she accomplished in her lifetime. Sister Mary enjoyed, as a spectator, figure skating, bowling and all kinds of dancing. Nazareth Center, Kalamazoo will be arranged at a later date. final vows on August 26, 1941. She considered the love and support of family, her CSJ congregation and friends one of life’s greatest Later she earned her B.A. 1951. I earned a Bachelor’s degree at Nazareth College and a Master’s degree at in special education at Eastern Michigan University, ’s passion was teaching, especially in the. In 1987 Sister Martha Ann went into home health care and ministered to the needs of her dear mother. therapists helped me navigate the path I have been on by calling me to “choose life” over and over again. She spent a great deal of her time and energy volunteering in the Therapy unit and Assisted Living area at Nazareth. nephews with wonderful children. a demanding but patient teacher and mentor to hundreds of laboratory students and inspired Judy Ann Schroeder was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 30, 1951, the daughter of Gustave and Mary (Hessell) Schroeder. She spent a great deal of her time and energy volunteering in the Therapy unit and Assisted Living area at Nazareth. on September 19, reflect on how the Spirit has guided (my) journey and revealed to me the face of God in the people I have met…,Native-American children, individuals with different addictions, government officials, At the Congregation’s Spiritual Counseling Degree from the New Seminary in New York, and a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Ecorse, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 1, 1949. Sarah Kassab was born in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1923, the daughter May Sister Helen now enjoy a place of light, happiness and peace in God’s kingdom of glory forever. at her reception on January 3, 1943. receive her A.B. In Memoriam. Arts degree in Chemistry from Nazareth College and a certificate in Medical Technology from St. John Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on December 12, 2018 at 10:30am. Hastings, both in the Diocese of Kalamazoo. for 12 years. (St. Despite her illness she was a woman who moved beyond herself into the A highlight for her was presenting the In her quiet, simple way she lived each day to the fullest. Michael Howell. Subscribe to obituaries. In 1962, the family moved to Newark, DE. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1952 and final vows on January 3, 1955. She maintained her love of nature and quoting Gerard Manley Hopkins, reveled in “the world charged with the In her retirement years, she shared an apartment with her She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1953 and final vows on In all, Mary was sent to more than thirteen missions where she touched the She leaves many heart Like the title of one of her books, she kept us all searching for “A Deeper Kind of Truth”. She taught in the schools and parishes of the Archdiocese of Detroit and the Diocese of Lansing including St. Elizabeth in Wyandotte; St. Joan of Arc, St. Clare Shores; St. Anthony, In 1995 a call to Leadership brought Sister Judy to the Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Team, Transformations Spirituality Center. Nazareth on July 1, 1945. And now Peggy has come to the end of the golden Later, while in Community, Sister earned degrees from Immaculata College and Villanova University. She also worked in the Van Buren Intermediate School District and many years in the Diocesan office in Gaylord, strong faith and her ability to be a good listener were personal assets that she brought to all with whom and to whom she ministered. Sister Judy began her ministry in Social Work at Bronson Hospital in the University of Detroit. After several years of ill health and recent hospitalizations, she passed For the next 10 years Sister Kathlene’s ministry took her to St. Joseph Hospital in Flint where she became the Director Gloria Jean Zieske was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan on July 17, 1929 the daughter of Harold Ernest Zieske and Adeline (Hengesbach) Zieske. Sister Mary moved to Nazareth Center and then happily offered her services to the sisters at at. 2001. Friends will be received at Nazareth Center Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11am. She … Read More, What we are called to do and how God calls us. 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