Annual Mass honors sisters throughout diocese

May 9, 2011 by

Sister Liberata Pellerin, center, and other Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia take part in the Salina Diocese's annual Mass of Appreciation for Women Religious on May 5 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

SALINA — Women religious who minister in the Diocese of Salina were thanked last week “for touching the lives of many people in a unique way.”

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Bishop Emeritus George Fitzsimons offered his appreciation to them on behalf of the diocese at the annual Mass and luncheon on May 5 at Sacred Heart Cathedral honoring women religious.
In addition to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia — the only congregation with its Motherhouse in the diocese — the other women religious recognized were the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of the Christ the King, of Mexico City, and the Sisters of St. Agnes, of Fond du Lac, Wis.
“You have been witnesses in so many ways for the good of the Church,” Bishop Fitzsimons said during his homily.
“Thanks to you for all that you do for the Church, for your lives, your commitment to prayer ministry, your examples,” he said. “We thank you for your service, your commitment and your prayer life.”

Seventeen priests in attendance, eight members of Serra Club and a dozen Chancery staff served lunch to 59 sisters in the Hall of Bishops. Women of the Cathedral parish prepared the meal. Serra Club’s primary role is to promote and support vocations to religious life and the priesthood.


One Response to “Annual Mass honors sisters throughout diocese”

  1. Beth Stover on June 22nd, 2011 12:54 pm

    A wonderful event to gather and celebrate. Thank you to Bishop Fitzsimons and to the Chancery Staff for all your work to make it an enjoyable occasion.
    Sr. Beth

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