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Walking alongside refugee claimants

Sr. Maureen Killoran celebrated in the news: Walking alongside refugee claimants has a long and rich history for Religious Communities in Canada. Over the past few years that important work and ministry has become more and more difficult with changes to the Claims Process & Hearings Protocols, Safe Third Country Legislation and most recently the Federal Government decision to deny refugee claimants access to public health care services.

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Leaving after 32 years of mission

SOUTH DAKOTA:  On Tuesday, June 17th, Sr. Margaret Giroux left her mission in South Dakota after 32 years to join her new companions on Staten Island at 590 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10301. Please pray for Margaret as she adjusts to her new mission and for Sr. Mary Jane Hebert who will leave South Dakota in July after 26 years of service on the reservation. Mary Jane will also be joining the Staten Island community.

Welcome and Farewell

We give thanks for her gift of service and welcome Karen Volpe to the role of Associate Co-coordinator for Central Region of Visitation Province. She brings a wealth of experience from her work with the Toronto group and from her participation at Provincial and Congregational events. Karen will be partnering with Diane Foley and begins her first term in August when she and Diane will both attend the Central Committee gathering at the Motherhouse in Montreal.

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