Bishop celebrates Mass, visits sisters

April 15, 2009 by

Bishop Paul S. Coakley visits with Sister Mary Julia Stegeman, seated, and Sister Mary Leo Zeman, left, during a visit Wednesday to the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, as Sister Marcia Allen, president of the order, looks on.

Bishop Paul S. Coakley visits with Sister Mary Julia Stegeman, seated, and Sister Mary Leo Zeman, left, during a visit Wednesday to the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, as Sister Marcia Allen, president of the order, looks on.

Bishop Paul S. Coakley celebrated Mass in the historic Sacred Heart Chapel at the Motherhouse this morning, then joined the sisters for dinner before meeting with the Leadership Council early this afternoon.


During the Mass, Bishop Coakley made special mention of the Easter season and the beauty of the chapel that makes up the east end of the Motherhouse. The 40 or so sisters who live in the Motherhouse and most of those who live elsewhere in Concordia attended the service.


Before and during the dinner meal in the Motherhouse’s dining room, the bishop chatted with many of the sisters — some of whom he was meeting for the first time and a number he has known for years.

Bishop Paul S. Coakley listens to Sister Marie Coleman before dinner Wednesday.

Bishop Paul S. Coakley listens to Sister Marie Coleman before dinner Wednesday.

Joining the bishop at his table for dinner were Sisters Barbara Bader, Anne Martin Reinert, Mary Reiter and Marcia Allen, as well as Father Jack Schlaef, chaplain at the Motherhouse.

Seated with Bishop Paul S. Coakley for dinner at the Motherhouse on Wednesday were Sister Mary Reiter, left, Sister Barbara Bader, second from right, and Sister Anne Martin Reinert, right.

Seated with Bishop Paul S. Coakley for dinner at the Motherhouse on Wednesday were Sister Mary Reiter, left, Sister Barbara Bader, second from right, and Sister Anne Martin Reinert, right.

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2 Responses to “Bishop celebrates Mass, visits sisters”

  1. RITA LUBBAT on April 21st, 2011 9:52 am

    ALL MY PRAYERS FOR YOURS,JESUS CHRIST,BLESSING,GRACE,LOVE AND PROTECTION ALL OF YOURS NOW AND ALWAYS.IF YOU PLEASE IAM HOPE IF YOU HELPING ME TO SEND FOR ME IMAIL ADDRESS ABOUT MOST.REV.ARCHBISHOP PAUL S.COAKLEY OF OKLAHOMA CITY.THANKS VERY MUCH.
    YOUR DAUGHTER IN CHRIST.
    RITA LUBBAT.
    FROM JERUSALEM,HOLY LAND,FROM THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF JERUSALEM.

  2. Jeanette Wasinger on April 15th, 2009 6:53 pm

    I was mindful of the visit of the Bishop at the Motherhouse and with the Leadership Council today. I am delighted and grateful to see the pictures and read the story just a few hours after the event. I know that there is more to “the story” as a dialogue continued after dinner. THANK YOU.
    Jeanette

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