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A Deeper Communion
In October 2019 the Western Region Leadership Team traveled to Mendham, NJ. For the next 4 days they met with the Eastern Province Leadership Team. This meeting marked a milestone in both teams' efforts to create a deeper communion to become a North American Province.
COVID-19 & the Sisters
The front fence at Sacred Heart Convent: each letter bears short notes from the Sisters. After this photo was taken several neighbors added their prayers to the fence on plastic-encased sheets of paper.
Sr. Maria Martin has already made over 500 masks for health workers, parish offices, neighbors and friends.
The Leadership Team displays masks that they received as a gift. This gift was shared with employees, neighbors and friends.
Summer 2019 was a busy time for the Sisters of the Western Region. On June 14th the Sisters met at Sacred Heart Convent to discuss Regional business. The next day was spent in converting the meeting room into a recreation room and preparing for the annual jubilee celebration on Sunday, June 16th. This year five Sisters marked milestone anniversaries:
S. Pauline - 75 years;
S. Alice Mary, S. Francetta and S. Rosemary - 70 years;
and S. Carol - 40 years.
The Sisters joined the parishioners at St. Joseph Church for Mass then enjoyed a reception in the school's cafeteria. In the evening we were treated to a surprise: Karaoke Night! Songs from the 1930s and 1940s were on the soundtrack and everyone sang along.
On Monday evening a large crowd joined the Sisters in chapel for Taizé prayer.
Feeding the Hungry
On March 16, 2019 five SCCs were among the 400 people packing 100,000 highly-nutritious meals for hungry people in Nicaragua and local food pantries. There were 12 tables of 12 volunteers working one of 3 two-hour shifts. In addition, various civic groups staffed registration tables, kept refilling the food on the tables, etc. The SCCs volunteered for the 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. shift. All agreed that their time was well spent.
Here are some of the places where SCCs
of the Western Region minister: