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Sr. Mary Rinaldi’s Letter Dear Friends, September is always a BIG month in the Salesian world. Not only is it back-to-school, but it’s the month of Mary! On our cover, students at Villa Madonna School in Tampa, FL, join their new principal, Sr. Mary Jackson, for a celebration of Mary’s birthday, observed on September 8. Here in New Jersey, our elderly Sisters also marked the day in a big way: see pages 12-13. Traditionally throughout our Salesian world, we set aside one day each month for a half day of retreat, to fuel our spirit for the mission which God has entrusted to us, and to offer prayer with undivided attention for you. On my day my heart overflows with gratitude for God’s blessings through you. A recent letter from Joanne said, “You have no idea how many times I am comforted by the certainty that your Sisters are praying for me.” The feeling is mutual!

Save the Dates! “Angels Among Us” The Annual Gala Fundraiser for Mary Help of Christians Academy, presented by the Dames of Mary Help honoring

Beverly J. Rohde and

Sr. Mary C. Rinaldi, FMA Friday, November 14, 2014 The Venetian, Garfield, NJ Invitations are in the mail! See pages 4-5 on how to send a special message to the honorees. For more information, please call the Development Office: (877) OUR-NUNS.

Some news to report: • Our Salesian Sisters’ General Chapter, held every six years, is under way in Rome. More than 200 Sisters from around the globe are gathered. Our representatives are our Provincial Superior, Sr. Karen Dunn (who writes about the experience on page 15) and Sr. Marisa DeRose. • Phase 1 of the renovation of St. Joseph Chapel in North Haledon, NJ, is complete: we have a new roof, and it does not leak! The next phase will tackle the chapel interior. Please join us! See page 3.

The Thanksgiving Basket The Annual Fundraiser for Villa Madonna School and the Salesian Youth Center honoring

Dr. Tony Castro Saturday, November 22, 2014 Salesian Youth Center, Tampa, FL

• Does your employer match charitable contributions? If so, you can double your gift! Please let us know. • We love to hear from you! An updated list of contact information for the Salesian Sisters is on pages 6-7. And since e-mail has become the norm for immediate communication, please tell us yours. We can reach you with “fresh news” that also saves postage. Peace,

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Annual Christmas Party Sunday, December 14, 2014 Mary Help of Christians Academy North Haledon, NJ

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A Big Check for Villa Madonna School!

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iana Ekonomou, longtime friend of the Salesian Sisters, presented a “big” check to Sr. Susan Bagli on September 9, 2014: $100,000! Her generous matching gift means that $200,000 has now been donated to the Josephine Ramil Campo Scholarship Endowment at Villa Madonna School in Tampa, FL. Diana’s parents, Josie and Ray Campo, were among the Salesian Sisters’ greatest benefactors. Scholarship supporters were challenged to fund the initial $75,000, part of which came from the Salesian Sisters’ Partners Circle Fund. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay also donated $25,000. Monies generated by the endowment will provide assistance for needy students to attend Villa Madonna School. For more information or to make a gift to the Villa Madonna scholarship fund, please call the Tampa Salesian Sisters Development Office: (813) 205-3195.

We Raised the Chapel Roof, Thanks to YOU!

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t the end of January we launched “The Light on the Hill” Campaign for the restoration of our St. Joseph Chapel in North Haledon, NJ. Phase 1 of the Campaign has been completed, with the replacement of the old and leaky roof (left) at a cost of $150,000, totally funded by your generous donations. Thank you! We are now preparing for Phase 2, the restoration of the waterdamaged chapel interior. We still need your help to reach our goal! For more information and to make a gift, please visit www.salesiansisters.org or call the Development Office: (877) OUR-NUNS. Thank you!

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Mary Help Gala Will Honor Two “Angels” The annual fundraising gala for Mary Help of Christians Academy, “Angels Among Us,” will be held on November 14, 2014. The honorees are two “giants” in the Salesian world: Beverly J. Rohde and Sr. Mary C. Rinaldi. As we share a glimpse of their inspiring stories here, we invite our readers to participate with a message in the Gala Journal.

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n 2010, Beverly J. Rohde was named Chair of The Dames of Mary Help, the volunteer group which organizes the fundraisers for Mary Help of Christians Academy. Beverly’s goal was to give The Dames their own identity, face, and strength. During her time of leadership, the membership, resources, and efforts of The Dames expanded beautifully. In fact, it was through Beverly’s vision and energy that The Dames now have an official logo, letterhead, tag line, rules, and regulations in the form of The Dames Handbook written by Beverly; the development of the annual Woman of Distinction Luncheon; and the vision to establish a Scholarship Fund.

Beverly has led The Dames by example, which could be verified at each and every event. She proved that, truly, “There is nothing like The Dames!” Beverly also lent her decorating abilities to help re-decorate Mary Help at the time that the school was being refurbished. Beverly’s feminine, decorative touch can be seen throughout the Academy – from the subtle touches of color in the paint and the flow and lines of the drapes, to the amenities that have come as a result of her hearing the needs of the school from the students themselves. The dedication of Beverly and her husband of 53 years, Rodger, to Mary Help and the Salesian Sisters is evident in the Rohde Science Wing that was unveiled in 2002 – bringing the Academy into the 21st century.

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his year marks two incredible milestones in the life of Sr. Mary C. Rinaldi. It is the 50th anniversary of her profession as a Salesian Sister, and the 25th anniversary of her appointment as the first-ever Development Director of the Eastern Province. Little did Sr. Mary know that, in 1989, she would be asked to stop running Camp Auxilium and open the Province’s Development Office. In the business world, one would call the appointment a mid-life career change. Leaving the classroom took a toll on her spirit. Raising money? What was that all about? “I learned to raise money, but, best of all, I learned to make friends from across the United States for the mission of the Salesian Sisters,” Sr. Mary says. “They gave in great love, and our good God rewards them in great love, forever.” Sr. Mary credits two visionary gentlemen for her success. Mr. Joseph J. McAleer, first introduced to her by her uncle, Fr. Peter Rinaldi, set her mind at ease during their first meeting, saying simply, “We’ll be partners.” The Partners Circle and its unrestricted fund to serve the greatest needs throughout the Province was born. And Mr. Fortune Bosco had another declaration: “Let’s adopt these Sisters! After all, we have more need for their prayers than they have for our money.” That day the Adopt-A-Sister program was born.

“Proud mother of three and grandmother of eight, Beverly is an outstanding leader and a fine example to our students,” says Sr. Lise Parent, principal of Mary Help. “It is fitting that we also recognize her as Mary Help’s 2014 Woman of the Year.”

“My greatest success has been walking with people of faith,” Sr. Mary says. “It is not always people with money who give, but people with faith. Mr. Bosco was right; everyone is in need of God’s blessings.” She says that the support of her family; her mother, Nancy, 96; and, best of all, the Salesian Sisters in community have sustained and given her courage to face each day with enthusiasm.

Congratulations, Beverly! We are proud and honored to call you a true friend of the Salesian Sisters and the young people in our care.

Where would our Province and its mission be without your tireless efforts, Sr. Mary? Congratulations on your twin milestones, and God bless you.

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Your Chance to Congratulate the Honorees! THE DAMES OF MARY HELP request the pleasure of  your company at the

2014 GALA

Angels Among Us honoring

BEVERLY ROHDE and

SISTER MARY RINALDI, FMA FRIDAY, THE FOURTEENTH OF NOVEMBER

two thousand and fourteen, six thirty in the evening

Here is an opportunity to send a message to the honorees! To be included in the commemorative journal, all entries must be in by October 24, 2014. Please mail this form with your message in the enclosed envelope. PLATINUM PAGE . . . . . . . . . . (7” x 8.5”) . . . . . . . $1,000

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Look! There’s My Salesian Sister!

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t’s moving time! Here’s a handy reference to locate your Salesian Sister as well as the young women in our formation program. Please write, e-mail, or call – we love to hear from you!

St. Mary Mazzarello Convent 23000 53rd St. SW Naples, FL 34116 Telephone: (239) 348-2911 Website: www.sjnceltics.com Sr. Pat Roche, Animator Sr. Rosemary Cordes Sr. Suzanne Dauwalter Sr. Jennifer Kane

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CALIFORNIA St. Joseph House of Formation 9803 Muroc Street Bellflower, CA 90706 Telephone: (562) 866-7938 Postulants Jennifer Patterson Kelly Schuster

FLORIDA Blessed Laura Vicuña Convent 226 S. W. 20th Road Miami, FL 33129-1429 Telephone: (305) 857-9186 Website: www.lasallehighschool.com Sr. Kim Keraitis, Animator Sr. Fanny Flores Sr. Clare Kennelly Villa Madonna Convent 315 West Columbus Drive Tampa, FL 33602-1306 Tel: (813) 229-1322 Website: www.villamadonna.org Sr. Susan Bagli, Animator Sr. Nivia Arias Sr. Elfie Del Rosario Sr. Mary Jackson Sr. Janet Keller

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St. Patrick Convent 408 Cedar Street St. Charles, IL 60174 Telephone: (630) 338-8250 Website: www.stpatirish.org Sr. Liz Ryan, Animator Sr. Betty Ann Martinez St. John Bosco Convent St. John’s Catholic Newman Center University of Illinois Newman Hall 604 East Armory Avenue Champaign, IL 61820 Telephone: (217) 255-6645 Website: www.sjcnc.org Sr. Theresa Samson, Animator Sr. Mary Arciga Sr. Loretta De Dominicis Sr. Maryann Schaefer

LOUISIANA Immaculate Conception Convent 2605 Crestwood Road Marrero, LA 70072 Telephone: (504) 347-4887 Websites: www.icschargers.org www.theacademyofourlady.org Sr. Carmen Peña, Animator Sr. Lou Ann Fantauzza Sr. Michelle Geiger Sr. Marisol Guzman Sr. Mary Louise Mazzocco

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NEW JERSEY St. Joseph Provincial Center & Provincial Offices 655 Belmont Avenue Haledon, NJ 07508-2301 Telephone: (973) 790-7966 Website: www.salesiansisters.org Sr. Karen Dunn, Provincial Superior Sr. Antoinette Cedrone, Provincial Secretary Sr. Margaret Wilhelm, Provincial Treasurer Sr. Teresa Gutierrez, Animator Sr. Catherine Altamura Sr. Antoinette Cabrera Sr. Amelia Callegarin Sr. Agatha Cosentino Sr. Antonia Cvetko Sr. Rufina Delgado Sr. Virginia Dickey Sr. Rosalie Di Peri Sr. Anita Durocher Sr. Frances Gumino Sr. Emilia Kassab Sr. Balbina Lopez Sr. Gloria Machado Sr. Inez Molano Sr. Catherine Novo Sr. Mary Palladino Sr. Louise Passero Sr. Mary Bertha Paquin Sr. Claire Perino Sr. Jeanette Puglisi Sr. Anna Ragogna Sr. Grace Ruiz Sr. Livia Setti Sr. Denise Sickinger Sr. Ruth Stecker Sr. Judith Suprys Sr. Carmela Termine Sr. Mary Terzo Sr. Eileen Tickner Sr. Mary Winterscheidt Sr. Pat Winterscheidt Sr. Mildred Zanetti Sr. Mary Anne Zito

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appy Birthday St. John Bosco! On August 16, students at St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples, FL, celebrated the 199th birthday of the Salesian founder with fun games in the gym, prayer in the new chapel, and cake in the Life Center. More than $400 was also raised to help Christian victims in Iraq. Many happy returns, Don Bosco!

Mary Help of Christians Academy 659 Belmont Avenue North Haledon, NJ 07508-2397 Telephone: (973) 790-6200 Website: www.maryhelp.org Sr. Phyllis Neves, Animator Sr. Ramona Beltre Sr. Mary Ann Caspary Sr. Colleen Clair Sr. Esther Cruz Sr. Maria Colombo Sr. Emy DeFilippi Sr. Marisa De Rose Sr. Domenica Di Peri Sr. Brittany Harrison Sr. Catherine Hurley Sr. Pauline Joss Sr. Lise Parent Sr. Juliett Perez Sr. Mary Rinaldi Sr. Teresita Teran Aspirants Anastasia Bragg Molly Heine

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St. Theresa Convent 112 North 23rd Street Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1256 Telephone: (908) 276-5028 Website: www.sainttheresaschool kenilworth.org Sr. Helene Godin, Animator Sr. Letizia Bocanegra Sr. Monique Huart Novice Sr. Marianne Cline Sacred Heart Retreat Center 20 Old Swartswood Road Newton, NJ 07860-6221 Telephone: (973) 383-2620 Website: www.sacredheart spiritualitycenter.org Sr. Joanne Holloman, Animator & Directress of Novices Sr. Theresa Kelly, Retreat Director Sr. Guerline Joseph Sr. Florine Lagace Sr. Carmen Morales 2nd Year Novices Sr. Christina Chong Sr. Lillian Foxx

Sr. Hae-Jim Lim Sr. Myriam Méus 1st Year Novices Sr. April Cabaccang Sr. Katie Flanagan Sr. Kirsten Gawlik Sr. April Hoffman Auxilium Center 14 Old Swartswood Rd. Newton, NJ 07860 Telephone: (973) 383-2621 Website: www.campauxilium.org Sr. Isabel Garza, Animator Sr. Arlene Rubino Sr. Elizabeth Russo

NEW YORK Corpus Christi Convent 135 South Regent Street Port Chester, NY 10573-3510 Telephone: (914) 937-4405 Website: www.cchrs.org Sr. Theresa Lee, Animator Sr. Margaret Rose Buonaiuto Sr. Frances Da Grossa Sr. Joo Yun Park

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ocations continue to thrive, thanks be to God! On August 2, 2014 the Salesian Sisters welcomed four new Novices into the Novitiate: Sr. April Hoffman (Kansas), Sr. Katie Flanagan (Florida), Sr. Kristen Gawlick (New Jersey), and Sr. April Cabaccang (Canada). These four young women will spend the next two years in Newton, NJ, studying the Constitutions of the Salesian Sisters in preparation for making their vows in 2016. Please join us in prayer for their holy perseverance.

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ere’s a slice of Salesian history! The photo at right is from 1937, taken at the Salesian Sisters’ orphanage in Haledon, NJ. The little girl in front, Julia Obiso, was four years old, and was visited by her family. She wore a red sash, given for good behavior.

Seventy-seven years later, Julia (left), married name LeFebrvre and living in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, is 81 and thoroughly enjoying The “Yes” Lives On, the history of the Salesian Sisters. “My mother loves the book!” says Julia’s daughter, Judy, who adds that it is a great source of information on the orphanage. To obtain a copy of The “Yes” Lives On, please contact the Development Office: (877) OUR-NUNS.

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Your annual contribution to this fund empowers the Sisters to continue their mission: To Provide Financial Assistance and Volunteer Services to the Salesian Sisters and to the Young People in their Care for the Advancement of Education, Vocations, and Community Life.

new or upgraded Partners Circle Members in 2014!

There are nine levels of membership, starting at $550, and are listed on these three pages. Won’t you consider joining this dynamic group in this, our 23rd year? 

Shown in RED

Please call us today: (877) OUR-NUNS. Thank you!

Joseph J. McAleer, Sr., Heritage Society Major Bequests California Richard Meissner, Meissner Manufacturing

Angel Oliva Family The Dorothy Thomas Foundation

Florida Dr. & Mrs. Vincent Bagli Mr. & Mrs. Ray Campo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Garcia PC Mrs. Ann Lowry Murphey

Partners Circle “Visionaries” Annual gift of $27,250

Indiana

Mr. Anthony Petrocelli Ms. Roberta Ruocco Ms. Celeste Tripi Mr. Vincent Waraske

Mrs. Beatrice Lightfoot

New Jersey

New York Mrs. Pearl Kalikow

Tony Amato Family The Carini Family

Partners Circle “Stewards” Annual gift of $11,000 Florida

Florida

Heidi & Mark Oliva PC

In memory of Henrietta Veronica Schmoll Rauenhorst

Mrs. Betty Turner

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Salesian Sisters’ Partners Circle

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he Partners Circle was founded in 1991 to provide unrestricted funds for urgent needs of the Salesian Sisters and their mission. These include support for capital needs, scholarship assistance, technology upgrades, and funds for those unforeseen situations that require immediate attention.

Texas

PC = A member of the Partners Circle National Board of Trustees

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Salesian Sisters’ Partners Circle Welcome New 2014 Members in Red!

Partners Circle “Partners” Annual gift of $5,500 Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Javier Baldor PC Mr. & Mrs. James Millar

New Jersey Mr. & Mrs. Tony Chernalis In memory of Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Church, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harkins PC Mr. Bill McLaughlin PC Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pfeifer PC

Mr. & Mrs. Rodger Rohde Rita M. Weiner

New York Mr. Anthony J. Carroll Mr. John Cassara

Pennsylvania Mr. & Mrs. Vincent DeBow

California Connecticut

Mr. Michael Guarnieri PC Christina & David McAleer PC Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Zichichi

Florida Mrs. Janis Boyd Anthony & Diana Ekonomou Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Mr. Fredy Padovan

Annual gift of $3,300 Connecticut

Dr. Joseph McAleer PC

Florida Dr. Idalia Lastra

New Jersey Al Daloisio Railroad Construction

Partners Circle “Founders” Mrs. Maryann Roman

Partners Circle “Friends”

Annual gift of $2,200

New Jersey

New York

Mr. & Mrs. John Connors Ms. Ida Gulino Ms. Nancy Gulino Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Laudone Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Massood Mr. & Mrs. Michael Massood Ms. Antonia P. Meola Mrs. Moira McBride Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Papetti Ms. Rose Perone

Ms. Jordon Carroll Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Scala, Jr.

Pennsylvania In Loving Memory of Sr. Adeline Salvetti, FMA

South Carolina Mr. & Mrs. Tom Aldinger

Partners Circle “Benefactors” Annual gift of $1,100 California Mr. & Mrs. Robert Obenberger

Connecticut

Linda & Peter Christiansen PC Mary Bridget Gaine A Friend

Florida Mr. & Mrs. John Anello Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Caballero PC Terrell & Joe Clark Mrs. Aida Jurado Mr. & Mrs. H. Tyson Lykes, II Mr. & Mrs. Jim Major Mr. & Mrs. Frank Middendorf Lydia & John Oliva Mr. & Mrs. Gene Perez

Mr. Charles B. Schmalz

Georgia Mr. Robert Reiter

Massachusetts Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Clair

Missouri Ms. Marianne O’Doherty

New Jersey Ms. Debi F. Debiak Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Granatell Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Laino Mr. & Mrs. Dale Livi Michael & Mary Losurdo Mr. & Mrs. Brian McAuley

Kathleen & Vic Medore Mrs. Arline Monaco Mr. & Mrs. Michael Massood

New York Ms. Lea Battiato Mr. & Mrs. James Dell’Orto Mr. & Mrs. John W. Lombardi Msgr. William T. Rodgers The Sabatine Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Silveri

Pennsylvania Mr. & Mrs. Bob Danch Allyson & Kevin Hardy


Arizona A Friend

California Mr. Ian H. Graham Geraldine & Joanne Rizzuto

Connecticut Mr. & Mrs. Edward Goin Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Mosey

Florida Mr. & Mrs. Mark Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Baldor, Jr. PC Carlos & Liana Baldor, Sr., in memory of Ana Maria Mr. James J. Burrowes Mrs. Yoli Buss Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cano Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Capitano Mrs. Trudy Carey Dr. & Mrs. Antonio Castro Mr. & Mrs. J.C. De Lotto Dr. & Mrs. Emilio Echevarria PC

Partners Circle “Associates” Annual gift of $825 Florida Mr. Declan Mansfield Fred & Anne Michaels

Louisiana

Drs. Andrea & Sean Farrier PC Mr. & Mrs. Luis Garcia PC Mrs. Elsa Gutierrez-Janulionis Mr. & Mrs. James W. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Reynolds Rene & Phyllis Rodriguez Hon. Judge & Mrs. E.J. Salcines PC Mr. Joseph Tomaino Ms. Maria C. Torreiro Mr. & Mrs. Ron Yates

Georgia Mr. & Mrs. Charles Fantauzza

Illinois Adelaide Olivieri

Massachusetts Ms. Patti Gauthier Ms. Josephine Petrillo Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Reading

New York

New Jersey

Michael & Jeanette Altamura Mr. & Mrs. Jack Betwarda Mr. Charles Brown Kevin & Kathy Clair Mrs. Rose Mary Clair Terence & Patricia Clair Alma & Charlie Curcio Ms. Claire Dell Mr. Joseph Hill Mr. & Mrs. Mario Masciandaro Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nardone Mrs. Joan Oliver Mrs. Margaret Reilly-Antalec

New York Mr. Walter Lazarcheck Mrs. Helen Leahy

PC = A member of the Partners Circle National Board of Trustees

North Carolina Mr. & Mrs. Paul Liotard Mr. Chester F. Michewicz, Jr.

Ohio Mr. & Mrs. Dan Clair Dale & Lynda Kovach

Pennsylvania Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hedgecock

South Carolina Anonymous

Texas Mr. & Mrs. Bill Locklier

Virginia Mrs. Dominique Faust Mr. Michael Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Karl Zauner

New Jersey Tiziana Anello, M.D. Larry & Mary Anne Condit Anita Cronk John Eccleston Dr. & Mrs. Louis Gambetta PC Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Giamonco Mrs. Teresa Gutto Ms. Laura Cosentino Mannarino Mrs. Diva Muller Mr. & Mrs. Bob O’Halloran Mrs. Christine Peragallo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Piotrowski Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Reid Emanuel N. Sarantis Mrs. John Soldoveri Mr. & Mrs. William Stuart

Mr. John Keller

Mr. Anthony B. Della Cerra

Annual gift of $550

OUR MISSION The Salesian Sisters’ Partners Circle provides Financial Assistance and Volunteer Services to the Salesian Sisters and the Young People in their Care for the Advancement of Education, Vocations, and Community Life.

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Honoring Our Lady at the Provincial House!

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eptember is always a very special month for the Salesian Sisters at the St. Joseph Provincial House in Haledon, NJ. It’s the month of Mary! From her Nativity (September 8) to her name day (September 12) and on to her oneness with Jesus at Calvary (September 15, Our Lady of Sorrows), September gives us many occasions to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Since we Sisters are very inventive and love our Mother dearly, we find unique ways to show our love and devotion to her. With help from Sr. Phyllis Neves and our dear Aspirants

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Gathered for the Marian Celebration at the St. Joseph Provincial House in Haledon, NJ, are: (standing) Sr. Amelia Callegarin, Sr. Anita Durocher, Sr. Agatha Cosentino, Sr. Balbina Lopez, Sr. Mary Terzo, Sr. Eileen Tickner, Sr. Patricia Winterscheidt, Sr. Mary Anne Zito, Sr. Frances Gumino, Sr. Livia Setti, Sr. Mary Bertha Paquin, Sr. Grace Ruiz, Sr. Catherine Novo, Sr. Ruth Stecker, Sr. Rosalie Di Peri, and Sr. Ines Molano; (seated) Sr. Anna Ragogna, Sr. Virginia Dickey, Sr. Catherine Altamura, Sr. Carmela Termine, Sr. Gloria Machado, and Sr. Mary Winterscheidt.

who are studying to become Salesian Sisters, we had a “visit” from Baby Mary on September 8. She was in a crib basket and wrapped up lovingly. The Aspirants brought her from table to table at our noonday meal. We welcomed her warmly and relished her visit, which was enriched by a lovely dessert prepared by the Aspirants as a sweet treat from Mary. On September 12 came Mary’s name day. With five Sisters named Mary in our community (Sr. Mary Palladino, Sr. Mary Bertha Paquin, Sr. Mary Terzo,

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Sr. Mary Winterscheidt, and Sr. Mary Anne Zito), how could it not be a very special day? The Sisters participated wholeheartedly in an “Evening with Mary,” finding information on various little-known titles of Our Lady to present to the community. Twenty Sisters took turns to tell about a most varied assortment of Marian titles, including Our Lady of Equilibrium, Our Lady Untier of Knots (whom Pope Francis knows and loves), Our Lady of Lebanon, Our Lady of Siracusa, and many more. Before a lovely altar of Mary prepared in the

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community room, we heard of visions, graces, miraculous pictures, and statues, until the altar was strewn with the Sisters’ well-researched information. Yes, our dear Mother is truly well loved throughout the world. The evening opened and closed with the hymn Nome Dolicissimo (“Most Sweet Name”) echoing from our hearts to our lips. We can hardly wait until next September! Mary Help of Christians, pray for us – and all of YOU!

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Honoring Our Lady at the Provincial House!

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eptember is always a very special month for the Salesian Sisters at the St. Joseph Provincial House in Haledon, NJ. It’s the month of Mary! From her Nativity (September 8) to her name day (September 12) and on to her oneness with Jesus at Calvary (September 15, Our Lady of Sorrows), September gives us many occasions to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Since we Sisters are very inventive and love our Mother dearly, we find unique ways to show our love and devotion to her. With help from Sr. Phyllis Neves and our dear Aspirants

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Gathered for the Marian Celebration at the St. Joseph Provincial House in Haledon, NJ, are: (standing) Sr. Amelia Callegarin, Sr. Anita Durocher, Sr. Agatha Cosentino, Sr. Balbina Lopez, Sr. Mary Terzo, Sr. Eileen Tickner, Sr. Patricia Winterscheidt, Sr. Mary Anne Zito, Sr. Frances Gumino, Sr. Livia Setti, Sr. Mary Bertha Paquin, Sr. Grace Ruiz, Sr. Catherine Novo, Sr. Ruth Stecker, Sr. Rosalie Di Peri, and Sr. Ines Molano; (seated) Sr. Anna Ragogna, Sr. Virginia Dickey, Sr. Catherine Altamura, Sr. Carmela Termine, Sr. Gloria Machado, and Sr. Mary Winterscheidt.

who are studying to become Salesian Sisters, we had a “visit” from Baby Mary on September 8. She was in a crib basket and wrapped up lovingly. The Aspirants brought her from table to table at our noonday meal. We welcomed her warmly and relished her visit, which was enriched by a lovely dessert prepared by the Aspirants as a sweet treat from Mary. On September 12 came Mary’s name day. With five Sisters named Mary in our community (Sr. Mary Palladino, Sr. Mary Bertha Paquin, Sr. Mary Terzo,

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Sr. Mary Winterscheidt, and Sr. Mary Anne Zito), how could it not be a very special day? The Sisters participated wholeheartedly in an “Evening with Mary,” finding information on various little-known titles of Our Lady to present to the community. Twenty Sisters took turns to tell about a most varied assortment of Marian titles, including Our Lady of Equilibrium, Our Lady Untier of Knots (whom Pope Francis knows and loves), Our Lady of Lebanon, Our Lady of Siracusa, and many more. Before a lovely altar of Mary prepared in the

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community room, we heard of visions, graces, miraculous pictures, and statues, until the altar was strewn with the Sisters’ well-researched information. Yes, our dear Mother is truly well loved throughout the world. The evening opened and closed with the hymn Nome Dolicissimo (“Most Sweet Name”) echoing from our hearts to our lips. We can hardly wait until next September! Mary Help of Christians, pray for us – and all of YOU!

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We Give Thanks for Your Special Day

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o you have a happy occasion you would like to share? The Salesian Sisters will celebrate with you for an entire month. Is it a time to mark a less-thanhappy occasion? Our prayer for 30 days will commemorate this event in your life. Have you someone to thank? All of us will help multiply this gratitude to that special person. Is there a special person or event to bring to the attention of your friends? Then please “Give Us This Special Day”! Any event, person, or situation that merits special attention will be publicized on a bulletin board outside our chapel. The Sisters will pray for that intention and for the person who requests prayers for the day. Let this exchange of time be an example of our concern and love for one another. Enjoy the fall season with its colors and celebrations. Enjoy Thanksgiving knowing that you are special to us, and our prayers rise daily for you and your dear ones.

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reetings from Rome, where since early September I have been in the company of 200 other Salesian Sisters (FMAs) as part of the event called the General Chapter. FMA leaders and representatives from the Provinces of the 94 nations the Salesian Sisters gather to work, pray, listen to the voice of the Spirit, and discuss and project the vitality and growth of the Institute over the next six years. “The entire world is in this room!” our Mother General, Sr. Yvonne Reungoat, reminds us with great delight. Indeed, as we look around at ourselves, we see how powerful and boundless is the Salesian Charism that St. John Bosco left us, and how strong is the passionate love we have for the young, and for their happiness and holiness. You and I have been blessed to be drawn into this great Family that Don Bosco envisioned nearly 200 years ago. It is a Family that would have at heart his style of care for the young and who would in some way bear the name “Salesian.” Don Bosco did not just dream. He was a practical man. He began his work with the young people he would meet from day to day and he gave them an experience of the love of God that was personal and committed. They felt it through his interest and care for them. His approach was one of great kindness that went to the heart of the youngster. He could

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not use such a personalized approach with so many young people in need, so he began to gather young men and women who would let the love of God in them spill over in care and selfsacrificing for the sake of the young, wherever they were.

saintly humanism of Don Bosco and became one of his Salesians. He would one day become Don Bosco’s third Successor and was known for “having the heart of Don Bosco.” I was blessed to visit Lu where we saw the home of Blessed Philip (soon to be Saint we hope), his parish church, and some family members whom he and Sr. Mary share, including the pastor! Years ago, the parish priest in Lu challenged families to pray that their children might be called to give their lives in service to God. His challenge was taken to heart. The prayer was so fervent and consistent that Lu became famous for vocations. In fact, fully 10% of its population became priests and religious! The long list of names is enshrined in the parish church – and most have the last name Rinaldi!

Sr. Karen Dunn joins Rinaldi cousins at the parish church of Blessed Philip Rinaldi in Lu Monferrato, Italy. A mosaic replica of the painting hangs in Corpus Christi Church in Port Chester, NY.

In his networking and travels, Don Bosco took more than one trip to a certain place in northern Italy of rolling hills and stunning panoramas. It was a tiny city called Lu Monferrato. There he met Philip Rinaldi (yes, the same Rinaldi family as our Sr. Mary – he was her great uncle!). Philip was won over by that self-sacrificing love and

Faith and family were strong in Lu. Prayer wrought saints like Blessed Philip and Sr. Angela Vallese, FMA, our first great missionary to America. As Salesian Family, these are our “greats!” With fervent prayer and faith, we will continue to support and raise up others like them to care for the young and transform their world! May your Thanksgiving table be filled with faith, gratitude, and family! P.S. Did you know? The Salesian Family celebrates the 200th birthday of St. John Bosco in 2015. And the feast day of Blessed Philip Rinaldi is December 5.

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A Love That Lasts Forever

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alk about a work of art! On September 26, Jean LaBonte (seated) of Levittown, NY, visited Mary Help of Christians Academy with a very special gift: a portrait of her sister, Sr. Providence Favaloro. A Salesian Sister for 60 years, Sr. Providence taught art to generations of students at Mary Help from 1973 until her death in 1995 at the age of 86. One of her former students, Gina Caldo of the Class of 1985, did the portrait, and gave it to Jean in memory of her sister. Jean wanted the Salesian Sisters to have this portrait, which will now hang in the Provincial Archives. Thank you, Jean, for this most beautiful gift! Sr. Mary Rinaldi accepts the portrait of Sr. Providence Favaloro from her sister, Jean LaBonte, joined by Jean’s son, Loren LaBonte, and his wife, RoseMary.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Raymond Wilhelm other scientific equipment. He loved the challenge of diagnosing problems as well as chatting with his clients. “They aren’t customers; they’re friends,” he often said. He closed the business in 2011 after he was diagnosed with cancer. But he still kept busy on projects, and built a new home computer while undergoing chemotherapy.

Raymond J. Wilhelm, father of Sr. Margaret Wilhelm, FMA, passed away on September 18, 2014 in Ringwood, NJ. He was 87 years old. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to Sr. Margaret and her family.

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aymond Wilhelm was born in 1927 in North Bergen, NJ, the sixth of nine children. He became the family handyman from a young age, wiring the attic for electricity so that he could sleep up there. He also began experimenting with chemistry kits in the basement. He graduated from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, then served in the U.S. Navy. When World War II ended, he took up a scholarship to study chemistry at Fordham University. He then earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Purdue University. Over the next 30 years, he worked

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as a chemist at Union Carbide Corp., Rexall Chemical Co., Texas-U.S. Chemical Co., UOP, and Wella Corp. During the 1990s, he was an adjunct faculty member at Jersey City State and Drew University, where he taught instrumentation skills. He taught himself about computers during the 1970s and assembled all his own units from parts. After retiring, Mr. Wilhelm started his own company, Wilhelm’s Instrument Service, and for 25 years traveled around northern New Jersey repairing gas chromatographs and

Mr. Wilhelm is survived by Helen, his wife of 60 years, four daughters, six grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. “If one looks for words to describe my Dad, a few would be steady, dependable, loyal, determined, a leader, logical, organized, precise, and naturally inquisitive,” recalled his daughter, Helen. “To use an oldfashioned phrase, his word was his bond. He never failed to do what he said he was going to do. And his faith in Our Lord and His Mother Mary was unshakeable.”

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Salesian Youth Report ACADEMY OF OUR LADY, MARRERO, LA – The Academy has been recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as a 2014 School of Excellence by The Cardinal Newman Society. Honor Roll Schools receiving this designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs and excellence in academics. Less than five percent of the Catholic high schools in the United States receive this designation. This year’s Honor Roll schools are diverse: large and small, new and longestablished. The common trait is an institutional commitment to providing a truly integrated and faithful Catholic education across all disciplines and in all areas of student activities. “Since its inception in 2007, Academy of Our Lady has prided itself on offering a quality Catholic high school education for girls in the New Orleans area,” says Principal Sr. Michelle Geiger. “It is an honor to be recognized for the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students.” Standing with the award (left) are Elizabeth Thaibinh, campus minister, and Doris Bridges, chairperson of the Theology Department. Congratulations!

ST.THERESA SCHOOL, KENILWORTH, NJ – The new school year kicked off with a lot of excited readers, thanks to a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Mrs. DeMaio’s second grade class. The visit was part of the Scholastic Book Fair.


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n Saturday, November 22, 2014, the 11th annual Thanksgiving Basket fundraiser will be held at the Salesian Youth Center/Boys & Girls Club on Villa Madonna Campus in Tampa, FL. This year’s event will honor Dr. Tony Castro, a long-time supporter of the Salesian Sisters. Proceeds support Villa Madonna and the SYC.

Columbia Restaurant will provide a traditional sit-down Thanksgiving Dinner. There will be over 100 baskets available for chance drawing, and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and table sponsorships are still available. To RSVP and for more information, please call Theresa Anderson: (813) 205-3195. See you in Tampa!

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MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS ACADEMY, NORTH HALEDON, NJ – This past summer, students, teachers, and alumnae of Mary Help took a trip to Italy! They had a wonderful time and saw many landmarks, including the Basilica of Sacred Heart which St. John Bosco helped build.

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VILLA MADONNA SCHOOL, TAMPA, FL – Bishop Robert Lynch of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg presided over Mass at Villa Madonna School on September 11. The eighth-grade class was in charge of the liturgy, readings, and prayers of the faithful. At the end of Mass, the class made a pledge to be good leaders and examples for all the students. They were presented with a special eagle pin and congratulated by their principal, Sr Mary Jackson and Bishop Lynch. Well done, eighth-graders! ST. JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, NAPLES, FL – The new Our Lady of the Angels was blessed and the new altar dedicated during a September 16 ceremony led by Bishop Frank J. Dewane of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Venice. The chapel is the culmination of a multiyear building campaign that also included enhanced athletic and training facilities, a large Celtic Cross, and a new Student Life Center. “This is a great day when the spirit of the St. John Neumann Catholic community is renewed and refreshed,” Bishop Dewane told students. “Our Lady of the Angels Chapel is a place where each one of you will come to grow spiritually. It is here that you will grow closer to the Lord.”

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The Joy of Being a Salesian Educator

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would force the students to stop and think about the applications that they should make in their own lives.

t was the spring of 1979. I was a second-year Novice, making profession in August. The provincial, Sr. Josephine Carini, came to the Novitiate in Newton, NJ, to meet with each novice individually. I walked into her office said, “I do not cherish the idea of being a teacher the rest of my life.” This, I thought, would mean that I would never be a Salesian Sister.

Sometimes education goes beyond the classroom in the most unlikely of ways. The girls would take notes about a religion class topic, and then share their insights with their boyfriends. Etiquette classes and fashion design formed part of the class lecture – especially during Prom time. How to walk, how to use correct etiquette in formal dining settings, and how to dress were just as important as the Ten Commandments in education for life.

She looked at me with the “Carini stare” and said, “Then don’t be a teacher, be an educator.” I replied, “Okay.” “Don’t be a teacher, be an educator.” This has formed my life as a Salesian Sister. Education takes place when my students can do “it” without me. “It” can be anything – developing a vaccine for sick children, building a skyscraper in New York, discovering ecologically-safe energy, entering the priesthood or religious life, raising a family. It matters not. What matters is that the person becomes a life-long learner, lives according to Christian values, and makes a positive impact in the world. Most of my experience as an educator and administrator has been in high school. Young women today are up against a host of challenges and struggle to remain firm in their faith and in their values. They always knew, however, that the Salesian Sisters were there to help them when they felt that they had no way out of a difficult situation. The students had the community’s phone number, and were told that if they were ever in a situation where they needed help, they were to call. If no one answered the phone, they were to take a cab to the

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Sr. Maria Colombo with students at Academy of Our Lady in Marrero, LA.

“What matters is that the person becomes a life-long learner, lives according to Christian values, and makes a positive impact in the world.” community – we would pay the fare. And call and come they did, sometimes waiting on the front porch until the Sisters returned home. The girls felt secure and knew that the Salesian Sisters would take care of them. As a theology teacher, I knew that the faith had to hit the heart of each student. Each religion class contained an unexpected twist, something that

Even a dating service was set up in Louisiana, between the seniors from Immaculata High School and Archbishop Shaw High School. One of the Salesian priests and I would find out who did not have dates to the Prom, would get information about the students, and would “match” students together. A pre-prom date was part of the arrangements. How else would a good Catholic young woman and a good Catholic young man get together if not through a good Catholic Salesian priest and Sister? Now when I see my past-pupils they recount how much all they learned in the classroom changed their lives and made them who they are today. Most of the time, I do not remember the incident that they share, but they do, and that is all that matters. Salesian life is a great life. I recommend it to everyone, especially those who would like to be a teacher – or, rather, an educator! – Sr. Maria Colombo, FMA

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Save the Dates! MHCA Restaurant Nights Bring the family to dine and support athletics at Mary Help! Thursday, October 16, 2014 Nadie’s Touch of Pasta, North Haledon, NJ Thursday, November 20, 2014 Anthony & Mario’s Pizzeria and North Haledon Ice Cream Bakery North Haledon, NJ

MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS ACADEMY, NORTH HALEDON, NJ – Senior Ximena Cespedes (right) has been given a very special distinction by the College Board based on her academic achievement and SAT Test scores. She has been chosen as a recipient of the National Hispanic Recognition Program Award for 2014-2015. Well done and congratulations, Ximena!

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL, MARRERO, LA – In a farewell to the long, hot summer, the Parent/ Teacher Organization at organized a “Water Day” for families and staff. There was good food and games for all, a thrilling water slide (left), ice-bucket challenges, and even a “dunking booth” for the teachers!

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es, we have retired and moved to our new home. It doesn’t seem possible that we have reached that “senior” state of life, but, thank God, we are both here and in good health.

well, but did not rid her of cancer. She is now getting chemotherapy two days a week and is able to be at home the other days as her mother is an RN and can manage feeding tubes, etc.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family. My parents (age 93 and 92!) are still with us – they have slowed down a great deal, but still bring us much joy. Our grandchildren are all well. The oldest will go off to college next year – unbelievable!

You and your Sisters have helped us with prayers many times, so we can testify for the intervention of God and His Mother. We pray for you, also. Merritt Island, FL

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xtra! Extra! Read all about it! Students at Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon, NJ, have started their own newspaper, The Mary Helper. “Rooted in Beauty, Truth, and Joy,” the first edition of this monthly publication is chock-full of news, features, reviews, recipes, a poll, Scripture reflections, and lots of colorful photographs. You can download the issue on the school website, www.maryhelp.org, and follow the paper on Twitter: @themaryhelper.

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