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Associates Celebrate Sr. Margaret Giroux’s 75th Jubilee

Sr. Edith Laflamme and Sr. Margaret Giroux celebrated their Jubilee of 75 years as Sisters of the Congregation de Notre Dame at Andrus on Saturday, May 28. Sr. Margaret has been a member of the Staten Island Associate Community for the last two years since she left South Dakota. The Associates and Candidates appreciate her wisdom and loving presence with them. Associates Janice Amitrano and Sebastiana Leon happily represented all of their Associate Community at Sr. Margaret’s celebration.
 

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New Associates, Hayesville, Nc

On the Feast of Pentecost, May 15, eight women made their first commitment as Associates of the Congregation de Notre Dame at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hayesville, NC. The ceremony was conducted after communion at the 9 am Liturgy. New Associates Kathy Aparo, Michele McGinnis, and Shirley Moran added their voices to the beautiful choir music. Linda Kennedy and Margaret DeLisle were Eucharistic Ministers. In the late afternoon, we had a dinner party at new Associate Pam Craig’s home. The picture above is at Pam’s house and is missing Sharon Ely. Barbara McGrattan, second from the left, is one of the Associates who led the formation for the new Associates. Sandy Jersey, in the second picture, became an Associate on May 31.

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Anniversary of Laudato Si’ – A Perfect Time to Act

One year ago, on June 18th 2015, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. People everywhere are getting ready for Laudato Si’ Week (June 12-19) where there will be a major international celebration of the encyclical’s anniversary to reflect on the Laudato Si’ message and express our gratitude to Pope Francis by taking action to bring the encyclical to life. http://catholicclimatemovement.global/ready-to-celebrate-the-laudato-si-anniversary/

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