" I am come so that they may have life and have it to the full. " John 10:10

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The new Leadership Team of USA Province

We congratulate and thank them for their joyful and courageous response to the call of God in serving the Province. We wish them God’s blessings and our prayerful support as they take up their ministry of leadership for five years. May our Founders St. Angela Merici and Father John Lambertz accompany them every day in their leadership.
Province Leader: Sister Joanne Callahan Province Councilors: Sister Mary Ellen Theriault—First Councilor Sister Laurentine Morgan—Second Councilor Sister Edith Menegus—Third Councilor

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An award is given in appreciation of the many years of dedicated service by the Ursulins Sisters to the people of Our Lady of Grace Parish.
It was awarded at the 8th grade graduation on June 13, 2016 to Robert Mastrandrea.
Sr. Mary Lou Tressy,osu, presented the award and addressed the graduates telling them of the many experiences of the Sisters over their years in the Parish.
Although no longer active in the school Sister Volunteers her services in the Parish Ministry of Care and Service.


Visit to US

I had the privilege of spending a few days with the sisters of Jamaica (Provincialate), Seafort and Blue Point after the Province Chapter.

Front row: Srs. Mary Grace, Agnes, Cecilia, Carmel, Ursula Back row: Srs. Alice and Anne

I was edified by their gracious hospitality and the sharing of their stories of the fruitful mission that reflect their sense of joy and gratitude to the congregation and their own call to the Ursuline Congregation.

Sr. Cecilia Moloughney (100 years) and Sr. Carmel Ruth (99 years)

I would like to sum up my experience with this article from the Fullness of Christ –
“Our elderly sisters are called to participate in the mission of the Congregation through their presence and wisdom and through their special ministry of prayer and sacrifice” (Our Mission, 25).

Sr. Bimla Minj

Assisting those affected by Alzheimer’s disease
June 20th, the day of longest light, the Alzheimer’s Association sponsored an event called the Longest Day to show those affected by Alzheimer’s disease they are not alone. Efforts were made to raise awareness, increase understanding, and engage in actions to assist those we know who are living with this disease. Some suggestions were offered:
Create a “Memory Book” with photos, stories, quotes, etc.

  •  Visit with a person who has dementia and/or a care partner
  •  Practice listening to and affirming someone with dementia
  •  Pray for those with this disease and their partners
  •  Encourage someone showing signs of dementia to get an evaluation including
    providing information on where to go and how to get there.
  •  Practice patience listening to the same story or question
  •  Take time to consider what you would do if you were diagnosed with dementia
  •  Take someone with dementia to view the sunset
  • Parish Outreach
We adapt to the needs of our times and we become messengers of joy, peace and hope

Sr. Lisa Bergeron is the outreach coordinator in St. John Nepomucene on Long Island.
The Parish Outreach program is celebrating its 40th year, for which they recently had a Gala Fundraising event -- a soup spectacular which received donations from more than 50 vendors who donated soup, bread, desserts and beverages and from which they collected more than $31,000 which will be used for special needs in the coming years.
In addition, the parish is collecting new/nearly new clothing and school supplies to provide for the nearly 80 school-age children they serve (out of 135+ families) for returning to school in September.
Sr. Lisa noted, “We generally collect so much from our parishioners and local community that we have enough to share with two other parishes.”
especially to the vulnerable”
This story, written by Sr. Lisa in the Parish Bulletin, shows how compassion and giving some help enables people to move on in life. “We are happy to report that two families that had been receiving assistance from our program have advised us within the last month that they are now in a position to be completely self-sufficient, and thus have “graduated” from our Outreach program.
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