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Franciscan VOLUME 2.1 • WINTER 2012

Thanks and praise for journeying with us! A Publication of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

Dear Friends, We give thanks and praise to each of you who have journeyed with us in so many ways.



Sister Lorraine Wesolowski CONTRIBUTORS

Michelle Basista Kelli Cavo Gregory Griffin Cynthia Munschauer Roxanne Sopchak Paul Stabile Sister Lorraine Wesolowski GRAPHIC DESIGN

Deborah Allen


Kelli Cavo Sister Rose Marie Colasurdo Sister Alicia Damien Lau Sister Norise Kaiser Sister Donna Zwigart CONGREGATIONAL OFFICE OF MISSION ADVANCEMENT

Gregory Griffin 315.634.7085, VOCATION OFFICE

Sister Rosemary Hendry, 315.634.7084 Sister Joselle Orlando, 315.634.7083

This issue of the Franciscan Spirit is our way of saying “thank you” and showing you some of the ways you have been a part of our lives. You may be a Franciscan Associate of the congregation, a benefactor, or a longtime friend of one of our sisters. Listing the names is a way of acknowledging the real persons who walk with us and to whom we are ever grateful. The words of St. Paul say it well: “(We) thank (our) God whenever (we) think of you; and every time (we) pray for…you, (we) pray with joy, remembering how you have helped to spread the Good News…” (Philippians 1:3) Many of you have given of your financial resources, as well as your time and personal presence for our various events and celebrations. The results of your collaboration with us can be seen in the photos depicting some of the key activities we’ve had in the past year. We also know generations of your families, having taught children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents. You may be one of our colleagues, volunteers, health care personnel, employees, relatives or friends. The stories in this issue illustrate the connections we have to one another. One of the best ways we can extend our thanks is through our prayers offered for you each week. As you read on, you will see we have been blessed to be recipients of a variety of grants and support from foundations which help sustain our existing ministries and provide seed money for new projects. This type of financial assistance allows us to continue our good works as we move into the future.


In addition, 2012 will be an exceptional year for the congregation as we have one of our own sisters, Mother Marianne Cope, being named a saint in the Catholic Church. We share this joy with you as we look forward to her canonization ceremony which will take place in Rome later this year.

We also share with you the many offerings of our retreat centers. You may find one that suits your spiritual needs!

If there is a change that needs to be made, we want to do so. Please return your correct address to us, or contact Kelli Cavo by email at or phone 716.632.2155, ext. 685.

You can see there are many people who walk with us, both those identified by name in this publication as well as the many anonymous friends who give of themselves in countless ways. Know we treasure each of you, and for you we give thanks and praise!

Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities 146 Hawthorne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 412.821.2200,

In addition, let us know if we have misspelled your name, sent you more than one news magazine or if you want your name removed from our mailing list.

Sister Patricia Burkard, OSF General Minister

Directional Statement

Franciscan VOLUME 2.1 • WINTER 2012

2 Thanks and Praise for Journeying With Us! 4 Year in Review: High Spirits Deep Connections 6 News and Notes

Rooted in the Gospel and energized by the Spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare, we seek to be women of vision living in right relationship with God, one another and with all creation. The goal of Franciscan Spirit is to reflect what it means to live the Gospel as Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in our everyday lives. The spirit of Franciscan life is best described as: a joyful attitude, simplicity of heart, giving praise and thanks and greeting all with peace. Our hope is that concepts like these will come alive in the people you meet in this publication we call Franciscan Spirit, and that you will be inspired to partner with us in our mission.

On the Cover Sister Michaeleen Cabral dances during the Jan. 23 St. Marianne Cope feast day liturgy at the St. Anthony Convent chapel in Syracuse, N.Y.

6 Your Gift Makes a Difference 7 Mission Advancement 8 Grants Strengthen Sisters’ Mission and Ministries 10 Benefactor Report 32 We Have a Saint! 33 150 Years of Service in the Diocese of Buffalo 34 In Prayerful Memory 36 Upcoming Retreats and Events Franciscan Spirit is published quarterly. Printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks.

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Thanks AND Praise FOR Journeying “It is in giving that we receive…” These words of St. Francis of Assisi remind us that when we give of our time, talent or treasure to others, we receive much more in return. When a life is made better, or a person is touched by God’s love, you’ve invested in something that is worth more than anything else. The Sisters of St. Francis, in partnership with donors and friends, reach out to people in need, care for aging sisters, and work for a world of justice and peace. Your gift helps us continue to give our gifts to those in need. In this special benefactor appreciation issue, we celebrate and give thanks for your continued support which enables our sisters to serve God’s people who are most in need. May God bless you for your kindness and generosity. p The reliquary with the physical remains of St. Marianne Cope at the St. Anthony Convent chapel in Syracuse, N.Y. is beautifully adorned with flower arrangements for her Jan. 23 feast day celebration.


Crafted by Eugene Cahalan of Greenleaf Cabinet Makers in Syracuse, N.Y., the reliquary of St. Marianne Cope is simple and symbolic of her life and work. The reliquary itself is made from ribbon mahogany. A replica of Mother Marianne’s grave monument surrounded by maile leaves enhances the reliquary and was carved by Hawaiian Artist Douglas Williams using koa wood, which is native to Hawaii. Since Mother Marianne was a lover of beauty, plumeria flowers were carved by Steven Hale of Baldwinsville, N.Y. and serve as additional decorative accents. Although not native to Hawaii, the plumeria was brought from Germany (Mother Marianne’s birthplace) to Hawaii in 1860 by Dr. Wilhelm Hillebrand who traveled to the islands in an effort to stop the spread of Hansen’s disease (leprosy). The reliquary was dedicated Jan. 23, 2009 during the Mother Marianne’s feast day celebration at the St. Anthony Convent chapel in Syracuse.


Happily “Captured”


rowing up in Oswego, N.Y., Fran O’Connor recalls being first introduced to the sisters when his mother told him he would be sent to the St. Francis Orphanage if he didn’t behave. “I did behave,” smiled Fran, “but thereafter viewed the sisters with a wary eye lest I be ‘captured.’” The sisters reentered Fran’s life when he was introduced to Sister Leonilla Fuchs to receive her approval to marry her niece, Anne. A native of Germany, Sister Leonilla had come to Utica, N.Y. in the early 1930s, where Anne grew up surrounded by the love and Franciscan example of the sisters. “Fortunately, I was accepted as suitable, and we were married in 1958,” said Fran. “Sister Leonilla became an integral part of our lives — sharing births (six children), baptisms, holidays, and life in general.” For the next 50 years, Fran was lovingly “captured,” becoming friend, advisor, and sponsor for the sisters. Initially, his involvement followed Sister Leonilla. When she was transferred to Syracuse, N.Y., Fran met Mother Viola, and after seeing where the elderly sisters were housed, donated several televisions for their enjoyment. When Sister Leonilla was sent to Italy to oversee the Franciscan

t Mother Viola Kiernan with Fran O’Connor.

With Us!

q The O’Connor’s Kopp Billing Agency, Inc. is a staunch supporter of the sisters’ annual Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament. Enjoying the 2011 event were, from left, John O’Connor, Peter Knych, Patrick O’Connor, and Fran O’Connor.

p Fran O’Connor is greeted by Sister Patricia Burkard, general minister of the Sisters of St. Francis, during the Dec. 20 press conference in Syracuse, N.Y. announcing the pope’s proclamation of the sainthood of Mother Marianne Cope.

Pensione (hostel) in Rome, the O’Connors were moved to ensure that the sisters had washers and dryers — eliminating the laborious task of doing mountains of laundry by hand. Generous funding for an orphanage in Italy and a house for the sisters’ new mission in Peru soon followed. A successful businessman, Fran recognized the need to help the sisters prepare financially for the future. His foresight, support and guidance were instrumental in helping the sisters computerize their accounting systems, renovate key facilities, and establish a retirement trust for their long-term care. An enthusiastic supporter of numerous missions and projects, Fran’s impact is also evident in the newly remodeled shrine and reliquary of St. Marianne Cope at the St. Anthony Chapel in Syracuse. “When the sisters first mentioned Mother Marianne to me years ago and the need to set aside space for pursuit of her cause, I asked ‘Who

was she?’ And now she’s going to be canonized. Clearly the sisters knew what they were doing,” said Fran. Inspired by his example, Fran’s sons Patrick and John have followed in his footsteps both in business and support of the sisters. Patrick serves on the Gingerbread House Daycare and Preschool board; and John on the board of trustees of St. Francis Social Adult Day Care and the Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament committee. “We are so blessed to have the benefit of Fran’s business savvy, community connections, and generosity,” says longtime friend Sister Grace Anne Dillenschneider. For his part, Fran simply says, “I have received far more than I have given. I’ve enjoyed my time being “captured.” Fran O’Connor and the O’Connor family, thanks and praise for journeying with us! WINTER 2012 3

Year in Review

High Spirits, Deep Connections


Hearts & Hands Gala

Gala Volunteer Ruth Jarvis, Gardener Doug Oster, Artist Johno Prasko, Kelly Caddy, director of the Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program, and Film Producer Rick Sebak and were among those who collaborated on the 2011 Hearts & Hands Gala in Pittsburgh, Pa. Proceeds from the event benefitted Change A Heart, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis.



Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament

Cherubim foursome, from left, Peggy Carrick, Gwyn Mannion, Kathy Murphy, and Terri Anderson hit the links in style for the sisters at the eighth annual Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament in Manlius, N.Y. The event raised $131,000 to benefit the needs of our retired sisters.


East Coast Closing Liturgy

Hundreds of friends, family, clergy and sisters gathered for “Journeys Ended, Journeys Begun” closing liturgy and buffet luncheon to remember and celebrate the Sisters of St. Francis at the former Immaculate Conception Convent in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.


Blessed Marianne Relic Tour in Hawaii

Thousands of people gathered at six locations on the Hawaiian Islands to attend celebratory Masses and venerate a first class relic consisting of bone fragments of the remains of St. Marianne Cope.



Sister Helen Hofmann, chef, with Colleen Bonura, chairperson enjoy serving guests at the 2011 Nun-edibles in Syracuse, N.Y. The event raised more than $19,000 to support the sisters’ retirement needs.

High spirits and deep connections abounded throughout 2011 as friends, families and supporters joined together in a wide range of events and activities. From golf tournaments to lectures, gala celebrations to retreats, food and wine tastings to special liturgies — more than 70 congregation sponsored events helped educate, inform, and inspire participants. Thanks to our generous supporters, 2011 fundraising events generated more than $300,000 — a testament to your loyalty and the value you place on our mission and ministries. Impressive as that number is, it’s not the dollar amount that’s important, but what those dollars enable us to do at home and abroad. The photos on these pages are a glimpse into the fun and fellowship shared during the past year. No doubt you’ll see some familiar faces. We hope to see you at an event in 2012!


Spaghetti Dinner

Jackie and Carm Paolini enjoy helping in the kitchen at the 2011 Spaghetti Dinner in Williamsville, N.Y.


East Coast Mount Loretto Alumni Gathering

Each spring, alumni who were cared for by the sisters at the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto in Staten Island, N.Y. have reunited with our sisters for an afternoon of prayer, thanks, and camaraderie.


Sisters of St. Francis Golf Tournament

More than $65,000 was raised for the sisters’ mission and ministry at the 2011 Sisters of St. Francis Golf Tournament held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Event volunteers included, standing from left, Sister Mary Jo Mattes, Sister Joanne Bich, Teresa Silvestri, Sister Donna Zwigart, Paul Stabile and Sister Barbara Woody. Seated from left, Joanne Bedillion and Michelle Basista.


Food and Wine Tasting

Steve and Vicky Glamuzina of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquors join Jamie and Dick Shaner, co-chairs of the 2011 Food and Wine Tasting in Williamsville, N.Y.

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News and Notes St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Center Named in Memory of Sister Rose Vincent Gleason The Family Medicine Center in Utica, N.Y. will be renamed in honor of Sister Rose Vincent Gleason, former president/chief executive officer (CEO) of St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. “In order to recognize Sister Rose Vincent’s long-standing commitment to the underserved and to education, effective Jan. 14, the Family Medicine Center, located at 120 Hobart Street in Utica, will be known as the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center,” announced Richard H. Ketcham, FACHE, president/CEO of St. Elizabeth Medical Center. During her tenure as president/CEO, Sister Rose Vincent had a major impact not only on St. Elizabeth Medical Center, but also on the health care community as a whole. Education was important to Sister Rose Vincent and, as a result, the St. Elizabeth Family Residency Program was initiated.

Sharing the Good News Sister Suzanne Dunn, a Spanish teacher at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded a 2011 McDonald’s Make Activities Count (MAC) Grant. The grant gives deserving teachers funding for activities in the classroom. As one of 20 awardees, Sister Suzanne’s project will give 85 seventh grade Spanish students the opportunity to decorate T-shirts with their classmates, introducing themselves to each other and to Spanish social expressions at the same time.

Your Gift Makes

a Difference


e are grateful to our friends and donors who journey with us. It is in partnership with you that we are able to continue making life better for people in need. Your generosity supports all of the following vital areas that enable our sisters to continue God’s work:

Ministry support and advancement: mission in action ­– through numerous ministries, sisters provide hope to

God’s people from Kenya to Peru; New York to Hawaii and Pennsylvania to Puerto Rico. Peace and justice initiatives – sisters participate and serve in social cause ministries and social action movements throughout the U.S., as well as in Africa and Peru. Vocations support – vocation ministers creatively reach

out and inspire future women religious.

Formation support – presently, six women in the formation process have the opportunity to explore every aspect of community life with the Sisters of St. Francis. St. Marianne Cope initiatives – set to be canonized Oct. 21, 2012, efforts are already underway to support short and long-term needs such as travel to the Vatican and development of the St. Marianne Shrine and Visitors Center. Sisters of St. Francis community support – including ongoing living expenses for our sisters in Pittsburgh, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. and Honolulu, Hawaii. SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS PROGRAM SUPPORT EXPENSES: 90.42% ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES: 7.33% FUNDRAISING EXPENSES: 2.24%

More than 90 cents of every dollar goes directly to support the sisters and their mission and ministries to the poor and vulnerable.


Mission Advancement

Pax et Bonum

peace and all good

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you.” 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18

Dear Friends, I had an epiphany as I was thinking about the sisters and giving and journeying with them. Giving to the sisters is somehow, special. Giving is so often a lost art these days. We are asked to give by a worthy charity, we write a check, send it to the charity, receive a thank you letter and receipt and file it away until tax time. In this exchange of giving and receiving thanks, words such as “investment,” “acknowledgement,” “ROI,” “donor directed or advised,” “taxable portion” further sterilize the significance of the act itself. Admittedly, even when giving to the Sisters of St. Francis we may fall into this routine. Or, do we? As you are reading through this benefactor report, take a moment to reflect about what compelled you to give to the sisters? How you felt when you made your gift? What it means to you to “journey” with the sisters? Now, wonder whether the thousands of others who have joined you on this journey feel the same way? It’s a communion of sorts, isn’t it? Why do we give of our time and resources to the Sisters of St. Francis? I think it’s because we desire to emulate their dedication and devotion to serve God and humankind. We admire their selflessness and are inspired by their acts of good. We need their love and are thankful for their lives and for their prayers. We feel blessed to be a part of their journey. We feel closer to God and feel joy in joining the sisters in doing his will. “In giving, we receive,” said St. Francis. How true! Thanks and praise to all of you who journey with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. Peace and good,

Gregory J. Griffin

Congregational Director, Mission Advancement


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Grants Strengthen

p In Timau, Kenya, East Africa, Simon reads a Christmas card, while Pascal and his mother read a letter from Pascal’s sponsor from the U.S. Behind them, from left, are a neighbor and Simon and Pascal’s brother, Stephen.

Sisters’ Mission and Ministries


he Sisters of St. Francis are grateful to the many foundations that supported us in 2011. Grant funding helped to: sustain programs, support sisters in ministry, build capacity for future success, provide aid to retired sisters and assist with sisters’ vocation efforts. A grant from SOAR! was used to purchase a therapy bath tub and ceiling lift to benefit our retired and infirm sisters. An anonymous foundation grant was used to support ministry with the poor through the Change A Heart 8 FRANCISCAN SPIRIT

Franciscan Volunteer Program and Sister Suzanne Susany’s immigration law ministry. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, Change A Heart fosters leaders in the church, empowers young adults to live a life of compassion and service with the poor and provides valuable services to the poor in western Pennsylvania. Sister Suzanne provides direct legal services to vulnerable and low income individuals who cannot afford to pay for the legal services they need. A grant from the Donald D. Lynch Family Foundation supported the ministry of Sister Joanne Gangloff, principal of St. Elizabeth and St. Clare Schools in Timau, Kenya by

Koch Foundation Grant Supports Sisters’ Ministry in South Carolina p Change A Heart members provide ministry at 20 social service agencies in the Pittsburgh, Pa. region.

p Sister Suzanne Susany, left, ministers with young women in high school at the 2011 Summer Service Camp.

Grant funding from the Koch Foundation in 2011 was used to support four of our Sisters of St. Francis in their respective ministries with the poor in South Carolina. Sister Catherine Noecker and Sister Mary Shifferle minister at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Greenville, S.C. Sister Mary teaches religion to children in kindergarten through sixth grade and Sister Catherine ministers as principal. Both sisters also serve in ministry at St. Anthony of Padua Parish.

p Sister Roberta Smith, general councilor of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities visits with children at St. Elizabeth School for orphans, abandoned and destitute children in Timau.

providing weekly food rations and medical care to sick and vulnerable children and their caregivers. A grant from the George H. Campbell, Lillian S. Campbell & Mary S. Campbell Foundation funded necessary roof and gutter projects at the 111-year-old regional house at Mount Alvernia, thus maintaining the home of our aging sisters. The Portiuncula Foundation funded the 10th annual Summer Service Camp, a weeklong Franciscan service immersion experience for young women in high school. For more information about the 2012 Summer Service Camp, visit

p Through the sisters’ ministry in Timau, Kenya, East Africa, for the first time in 20 years, Christine receives a new brace with new shoes for Christmas. She is pictured with her son, Joseph upon returning home from the health clinic.

Sister Mary Frances Cannon is pastoral associate and director of religious education at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Anderson, S.C. Helping to prepare children and families for the sacraments, visiting the homebound and sick and serving the homeless at the soup kitchen and clean start facility, she truly meets people where they are and shares God’s unending love with them. “I love what I’m doing and I’m thankful for it. I’m where God wants me to be to serve his children,” she says. Sister Bernadette Pauline Battaglia teaches Spanish and religion to about 120 students each year at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Beaufort, S.C. She says that to work in God’s vineyard is a blessing and an honor.

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Benefactor Report

Thanks and Praise for Journeying With Us! A personal and professional journey Frank Smith’s connection with the Sisters of St. Francis has been a personal and professional journey. As a young respiratory therapist, Frank was impressed by the sisters’ Franciscan reverence and compassion. Today, as president of Franciscan Companies, he leads a network of health care service providers affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. and other regional hospitals. His mission is simple. “The sisters and St. Joseph’s are my top two priorities,” says Frank. Under his leadership, for several years Franciscan Companies has provided generous lead support to the sisters’ annual Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament. Frank served as chairman of the 2011 tournament raising more than $130,000. This is a new record in corporate and personal support for the sisters’ retirement needs. Key to this achievement was the energy and enthusiasm that Frank brought to the table — engaging new friends, supporters, and an equally enthusiastic team of Franciscan Companies volunteers. Frank Smith and Franciscan Companies, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

t Frank Smith, center, accepts a special Fairway to Heaven keepsake presented to him by Sister Patricia Burkard, left, and the artist, Sister Rose Raymond Wagner.


St. Francis of Assisi Circle $10,000.00 +

A Friend (3) The George H. Campbell, Lillian S. Campbell & Mary S. Campbell Foundation Diocese of Pittsburgh Estate of Henrietta V. Bialota Franciscan Companies The Galasso Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Errol V. Hackenberg Estate of Rev. Edward J. Hayes Estate of Rev. Joseph F. Kane Koch Foundation, Inc. Donald D. Lynch Family Foundation Mr. Patrick Meehan The W. O’Neil Foundation, Inc. Mr. Bernie J. Pistillo, Jr. Portiuncula Foundation Rev. William Reynolds Estate of Connie Rodriguez Support Our Aging Religious, Inc

St. Clare of Assisi Circle $5,000.00 + Ms. Lenore M. Belzer Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC COR Development Company, L.L.C. Mrs. Lois Ernst Gateway Rehabilitation Center Lawrence and Clarice Goodheart

Mr. Robert Hamill and Ms. Christine Lussier Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Dr. and Mrs. Richard T. Kopecky Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kvorjak Rev. Msgr. Paul R. Letourneau Estate of Ms. Rose Mary Markert David McKamish Merrill Lynch – Kane/ Fasanello/Mer Mount Loretto Alumni Association Monica Mulcahy PACE CNY Rita M. McGinley Foundation Schwabb Charitable Fund Scott and Christie & Associates Kevin and Melissa Walma

St. John Neumann Circle $1,000.00 + A Friend (8) 2121 Main Street Pharmacy AEC GROUP Alexander & Catalano, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Antonini Ms. Paula Appleton Lou Astorino Augustine Stewardship Fund Trust Avalon Nursing Center Bank of Utica Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. William P. Berkery BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Bombard Stephen Botos Mrs. Sharon R. Bouvier Braber, Inc.

Our heartfelt thanks to more than 4,000 friends and benefactors who together made possible in 2011 more than $2,270,000 in vital support for our mission, ministries and care of our retired sisters. Every gift, whether large or small, is deeply appreciated. Know that you are remembered in our prayers.

Mr. and Mrs. David Brown C. H. Insurance Brokerage Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cahill Mrs. Mary Joan Campanini Mr. and Mrs. James R. Carrick Central New York Infusion Services, LLC Central New York Surgical Physicians, P.C. Church of the Immaculate Conception Citizens Bank City Theatre Company Kevin and Tammy Cleary Mark and Deanna Clouse Anthony and Sandra Colatrella Ms. Erika Colligan ComSource Corazon Consulting Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC Mrs. Rosemary Coyne Coyne Textile Services Rev. James B. Cunningham Cura Hospitality Dr. and Mrs. Brian G. Cushing Daniel D’Alessandro Funeral Home Mr. William Daniels John Dempster Dermody, Burke & Brown CPAs, LLC Divine Child Guild Mr. and Mrs. James A. Dixon Patrick Dorme Matthew and Ruth Downs Donald Doyle Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Drescher Mr. and Mrs. John Drescher Melvin B. Dyster M.D.

Eaton Vance Eckert Seamans Charitable Foundation Empower Federal Credit Union Estate of Louis J. Marzolf Rev. Msgr. Charles J. Fahey Mrs. Catherine Fairchild Federated Investors Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ferencz Ms. Mary Fote Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company Cathryn Frankovich Kent and Laurie Frey Fust Charles Chambers LLP Mr. Martin A. Galasso Sr. Mary Lou Glaid Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glynn Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Gonzalez Rev. Msgr. Leo E. Hammerl HealthSouth Henry Rossi & Co Mrs. Mary Clare Hohmann Howard A. Drescher Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Huefner HSBC Bank USA Mrs. Marilyn Jenny Joseph Jenuwine John J. Ghaznavi Foundation John Newman Mission Community, Inc. Mr. Timothy L. Kane Kate M. Kelley Foundation Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation, Inc. Key Bank Knights of Columbus Council 5186

Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Lourdes Kopp Billing Agency Laboratory Alliance of Central New York, LLC Laborers District Council of W. PA Mr. Frank P. Langley, III Ms. Dorothy J. Lariccie Ms. Mary Ann T. Lasker and Ms. Charlotte Mombrea Lawley Insurance Jeri and Alan Lewinter Lincoln Pharmacy Mrs. Elizabeth V. Long Dr. and Mrs. James A. Longo Ms. Ana Luisa Lopez Velez Loretto Health Support, LLC Mr. Peter Loudis Lourdes Health Support, LLC Mackenzie Hughes, LLP Maid of the Mist Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Mannion Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mansius Ann W. Marcelle Mr. Ryan Markley Bill and Marian Marquis Paulette Martin May C. Carroll Trust Mr. and Mrs. Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Myles J. McHale, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miller Mohawk Valley Imaging, P.C. Mrs. Carol Moore Morrison Management Specialists Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center Dr. and Mrs. Edward B. Murcko Estate of Mrs. Eileen Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Riefler Ministry Enablement Fund Constance Newett Mr. and Mrs. Reginald B. Newman, II Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Niederpruem Nuveen Investment Holdings Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah O’Sullivan Our Lady of Peace Church Our Lady of Victory National Shrine Dr. Sang Park Pemco Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Petrocci Mrs. Elizabeth B. Pettersson Pimco Investments, LLC Pinnacle Investments, Inc. PNC Bank Miss Jeanne Marie Poorten Ms. Kathleen R. Poweski PPG Industries, Inc. Premier Medical Associates, PC Propagation of the Faith Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC Barbara Pyewell Betteanne and Dennis Riegle Mr. Christopher Riegle Ms. Norah K. Riniolo Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roehmholdt Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Mr. John Salerno Mr. and Mrs. John L. Scarsi

Mr. Charles Schmitt, III Marilyn Louise Schmitt Schultz Installation & Service Co, Inc Mr. and Mrs. George J. Schunck Mr. Ronald Schwarcz Barbara Seebacher-Zandier Ms. Melinda Seefahrt Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sexton, III Alice and Bill Smith St. Ann’s Church St. Barnabas Hunger Bowl St. Joseph’s Imaging Associates Stabile Communications Dr. and Mrs. Peter Stracci Mr. and Mrs. Robert Street Grace and Albert Streyle Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists T. H. Kinsella, Inc. Tripifoods Foundation Turner Construction Company UPMC Health Plan Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Valentine Waldorf & Associates Ms. Agnes R. Walsh Dr. Gregg Weidner Mrs. Connie Monteleone Whitton Mr. Robert J. Wolff Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woolrich Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wrobel John and Carolyn Yurtchuk Zimmerman’s Downtown Dental, PC

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Benefactor Report St. Marianne Cope Circle $500.00 +

A Friend (3) Mr. and Mrs. James H. Abbott James R. Agras Thomas and Katherine Alessi Ian J. Allan Joseph Allen and Kelly Cullen Apostolou Associates Dr. and Mrs. Carl Austin Ms. Dorothy Behringer Jerry and Janice Bent Rev. Albert J. Bosack Mrs. Mary Brown Mr. Charles Buckley Patti and Jim Burn Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Caputo Paul and Kelli Cavo Mrs. Pamela Collins Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cottrell Charlie and Linda Crissman Mr. Ettore P. Damiani, Jr. Lou and Andrea DeBergalis Donna and Vincent Deeney Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Donius Rev. Peter J. Drilling Lucy Durr Peter Ellis, MD Estate of Grace Fallon McMenamy Estate of Kristine Kubala Laureen Falco Faxton – St. Luke’s Healthcare Rev. John P. Flanagan Maureen and David Found Frey Electric Construction Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Galucki Mrs. Marguerite E. Gerstner Carol and Edward Golya Ms. Marjorie L. Gorman Gregory J. Griffin Dr. Sukhdev and Elisha Grover Mrs. Amy J. Habib Mr. Michael Hare Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hartnett Mr. John E. Haslinger Ms. Arlene Hayes Mrs. Carol D. Hebert William and LaVerne Hennessey Hueber Breuer Patrick S. Hughes, Ph.D. Irene Inokay Ruth and Robert Jarvis Edward Joyce


Mrs. Barbara E. Kamrowski Dr. and Mrs Gregory G. Kenien Grace Klisura Mr. Keith P. Knauber Mr. and Mrs. Roy N. Knauber Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus Council No. 12035 Knights of Columbus No. 3076 Rev. Jerome E. Kopec Dr. and Mrs. John Kralik Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kulikowski Robert and Linda Lentz M & T Insurance Agency Rev. Charles Major Dr. John Marangola Donna Muldoon and David Mastran Mr. Michael J. McDermott Rev. Thomas J. McGrath Norman and Gloria McLaughlin Mr. George Measer Mr. Stephen A. Mendes Ms. Susan Minotti and Mr. Tim Egan Mrs. Joanne Moeller Bill and Betty Mooney Stephen and Cynthia Munschauer Mr. Edwin A. Munschauer, Jr. John and Betty Lou Nemcek Aloise Anne Neubeck Ms. Jennifer Neuhauser Adelaide Novak Mrs. Nellie Nunies Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Penfold Alessandra Pflumm Dr. Donald Pinkel and Dr. Cathryn B. Howarth Pittsburgh Critical Care PNC Institutional Investments Julie Polletta Robert and Katherine Pollock Mr. James Poore R & P Oakhill Development, LLC R. F. Toole Associates, LTD. Raymond E. Kelley, Inc. Mr. Jeff Reiss Al Richichi Mrs. Marilyn Roberts Donald and Mary Robida Ms. Shelley A. Sandow Janet Schwengber and Maureen Kennedy Robert and Carol Scotton Sedgwick Business Interiors Mr. Edward Smith, Jr. Marie and Gerald Smith Stanley and Kathleen Sojka

Mrs. Aurora Sola-Munoz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sopchak Mr. and Mrs. John Spanburgh St Teresas Roman Catholic Church St. Amelia’s Church St. Francis Hospital Alumni Association St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center St. Mary of the Assumption St. Mary’s Parish St. Wendelin Parish Ms. Marie Sutter-Sinden Ms. Cecelia Tachok Ms. Anita E. Tannehill Timothy and Colleen Tevens Trautman Associates Travers Collins & Company Kenneth and Gail Trometer James and Vicki Tymczyszyn Emil J. Vavrek W.J. Cox Associates Mr. Harold M. Wagner Mrs. Arlene Wangler Mr. and Mrs. William J. Watt Mr. and Mrs. Tim Webster Mr. and Mrs. Dwight M. Wells Rev. Msgr. Richard L. Wetter Roger and Anne Wittig Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Wright Mr. Andre Zmurek

Assisi Circle $100.00 +

A Friend (25) Mr. and Mrs. Fred Abbott Administrative Resources, Inc. Mr. William Adolf Ms. Barbara J. Aitken Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alff Jeanne and Richard Allison Hipolita (Tita) Alvarado American Telecom Corporation of PA Amherst Collision, Inc. Amigone Funeral Home Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Andrzejewski Andy’s Automotive Anonymous Joan Ansbrow Anthony & Partners Leonard and Frances Anzalone Charlotte Arnold Aspen Dental of Central NY, PC

Barbara Ausman Mrs. Sandra Austin Autumn Shadow, Inc. Mr. Charles E. Badding, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Baichi Erin and Tom Baker Lorenna Baker Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ball Ms. Mary Bangor Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baran David and Dawn Barnas William and Susan Barrett Charles and Beverley Baschnagel Miss Kathleen Basher Pete and Michelle Basista Mr. Christopher Baum Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Baum Dr. Jacqueline Bays Thomas Bechtold Francis and Anne Beckerle Bob and Kathleen Beiswanger Mr. Joseph Belczak Rev. David Bellittiere Benefit Consulting Group Genevieve Benek Ms. Shirl Bent Mr. and Mrs. Michael Benz Mr. and Mrs. William L. Bergan Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Bersani, Sr. JoAnn Bevilacqua Weiss and Family Mark and Patricia Bibro Rev. William R. Bigelow Jane Birdsall Bishop Grimes High School Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School Mr. and Mrs. Alan P. Blackburn Mr. and Mrs. John Blaha Blessed Sacrament Church Ken Blinn and Marilynn Martin Mr. Israel David Bliss John and Dolores Bliss Leonard and Shirley Bodack Donna and George Bodnar Mrs. Molly Boehlert Margaret Bond Mr. and Mrs. John Bonura Richard Bosco Mr. Dwight Bowden Mrs. Dolores Brachmann Brady Faith Center Mrs. Augusta K. Brannen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Braun Rev. Donald P Breier Anne Bremmer

Rev. Msgr. Paul Brigandi Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brillante Mr. and Mrs. John Brisonet Vivian Bronder Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Broughton Mrs. David W. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Terrence D. Brown Dr. and Mrs. Frank C. Brownell Lois Bruggerman Switzer Buchanon, Ingersoll & Rooney Daniel and Marlene Buck Ms. Carol A. Buckley Mr. Mark Budniewski Terrance and Bernice Buechel Michael and Cindy Buettner Ms. Patricia A. Bullard Mrs. Isabel C. Burkard Rev. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard Ronald and Susan Burkard Anthony P. Burkhard Burns Brothers Concrete Construction, Corp. Rev. Lawrence E. Burns Michele A. Busby Mrs. Carmela Buscarino Ms. Kimberly Bush Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Buttino, Sr. Byrne Dairy, Inc. Rev. and Mrs. Joseph M. Byrne George and Delcine Caddy Kelly and Jacob Caddy Phillip Caddy Dr. Michael F. Cadin Mr. William Cahill Josephine Calandra and Mary Kowal Rev. Msgr. Angelo M. Caligiuri Rev. Msgr. Anthony J. Caligiuri Mrs. Frances Campanile Bruce Campbell Rev. Msgr. James F. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell Jean Canyock Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carioto Tom and Carol Carlin Carnegie Cafe & Catering, LLC Walter and Dorothy Carson Carter Funeral Home, Inc. John and Nina Carville Dominic and Doreen Castano Alan and Alicia Castrello Leonard and Nancy Castrianno Mrs. Concetta Catalano Cathedral Candle Company Joan Centore Ms. Nicasia Cerklewich Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cerny Mrs. Annette Cerrone

Ms. Dorothy Chamberlain Raymond and Gail Chenez Mr. and Mrs. Lap Cheng Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Cherny Francis A. Chiaramonte Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chilinski Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chmelicek Ms. Barbara A. Chmura Christ the King Retreat House Christian Brothers Academy Hermina G. and Hermina J. Church Church of the Assumption Jason D. Cichoki, DC Gina Cieslewicz Ciminelli Development Company, Inc. Mrs. Jeanne Ciravolo Mrs. Elaine Cirrito-Abersold Ms. Linda Clark William and Andrea Clarkson Ms. Rita M. Cleary Robert and Deanna Clouse CNY Internists, P. C. Carmen and Anna Maria Colao Mary Cole Daniel and Margaret Collins J. Michael and Marilyn Collins Ms. Sandra Collins Nellie and Roger Colvin Mr. Francis M. Colwell, Jr. Community Care Behavioral Health Carol Connor Kathryn Connor Mr. and Mrs. James B. Connors Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Connors Dr. and Mrs. Carl R. Conrad Consolata Society for Foreign Missions Mrs. Gail Conway Mr. James A. Coogan Mr. Jack Coppola Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corapi John and Kerry Corcoran Mr. James A. Corpus Mr. and Mrs. Michael Covney CPS – Concrete Preservation Systems Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Craig Sally and James Cramer Denise Crangle Robert and Antoinette Cray Ms. Jeanne Creamer Barbara Cross Mrs. Joanne Cross Margaret and James Crowe James and Pat Cuglewski

Ms. Kathleen Ann-Mary Cullen Craig Culliman Mrs. Patricia M. Curtin Mr. Andrew Cushing Mrs. Therese Dancks Daniel Stern & Associates Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Danni Mrs. Esther J. Darbouze Barbara Davidson Mrs. Ramona Davis Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Dawley Mary Lou de la Plante Mrs. Anna DeBergalis Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeFelice Colonel Daniel DeGracia and Bellit DeGracia Mr. and Mrs. David J. Deinhart Mr. and Mrs. James Delaney Ms. Patricia Delledera

Johann and Robert DelPriore Father Dale E. DeNinno Mr. George Deptula Ms. Marianne DeRock Ms. Louise Mary Dessert Mrs. Susan Devine Joseph and Diane Di Domenico Victor and Delia DiCarlo Ms. Rebecca Dickerson Ms. Natalie N. Dickinson Mrs. Andrea Diegelman Diocese of Buffalo Diocese of Ogdensburg Ms. Dona E. Dise Dr. and Mrs. James A. Dispenza, MD Bob and Gerianne Dobmeier Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dodt Barbara Doerfler

Linda and Bill Dohn Carol and David Dominicis Ms. Debra Doncov Florence Marie Donnelly Dopkins & Company, LLP Ms. Sarah Dorman Double Aa Properties W.P. and Jody Dowdall Ms. Jane M. Dowdell Rev. Msgr. Joseph M. Dowdell Margaret G. Doyle Michael and Kathleen Dreyfus Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Drnevich Elizabeth Droz David and Carole Drvaric Deborah A Duch Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duerk Mr. Mack D. Duett

Ms. Mary K. Dunaway William and Jean Dundas Mrs. Virginia F. Durfee Dwelling Place Mrs. Joyce A. Eberl Ms. Marceline Ecker Jeff and Michelle Edelstein Raymond and Mary Margaret Edler Valerie and Brent Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Ehrich Eileen Eibeck Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Ellis Emerald Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William Emm Emmanuel Family Practice PC Ms. Kathryn Eno Ann Marie and Michael Ervolina Charlie and Patsy Esposito

Discovery leads to a lifelong prayer relationship In 2002, Sister Bea Leising received a letter from a young man living in London, England. While Bernie Pistillo was going through the items in his mother’s bedroom in Omaha, Neb. shortly after she passed away, he had discovered a handwritten note from his mother about the western New York Sisters of St. Francis Adopt A Sister program. It compelled him to make a gift in memory of his mother. Moved by Bernie’s gesture, Sister Marian Rose Mansius, who was general minister at the time, wrote back to suggest that a stained glass window in memory of his mother be named as part of the renovation of the 1902 chapel on the grounds of St. Mary of the Angels convent in Williamsville, N.Y. A prayer partnership was born. Over the years, Bernie’s relationship with the Sisters of St. Francis has flourished through his powerful spiritual friendship with Sister Marian Rose. “I feel like my mother somehow was offering me the love and friendship of all the sisters, and Sister Marian Rose in particular,” Bernie said. “They have all been great companions to me over the last 10 years. It has been a wonderful relationship, spiritual as well as personal.” Despite living in p Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma, secretary to the bishop, Diocese of Buffalo with Sister Marian London, New York City, N.Y. and now San Francisco, Calif., he Rose Mansius and Bernie Pistillo has devotedly journeyed to St. Mary of the Angels at least twice a th year to attend wine tastings, spaghetti dinners, 150 anniversary special events, and to spend quality time with Sister Marian Rose. Bernie’s consistent generosity in support of the Sisters of St. Francis’ mission and ministries is a blessing to our congregation. Bernie Pistillo, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

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Parents’ example inspires vocation Since Laura Hackenberg was a little girl, she remembers her parents — Errol and Kitty Hackenberg — as being prayerful people. “They always made sure that we (children) were aware of God’s blessings, and set an example for us through their generosity at church and in our neighborhood,” she explained. Laura often thought that religious life might be in her future. Six years ago, after attending one of the sisters’ Come and See retreats and considering several communities, she committed to the Sisters of St. Francis. “The Franciscan charism (spirit) of hospitality touched me in a special way and I just knew this was where I belonged,” she says. This year, the Sisters of St. Francis formation program, which guides the preparation and training of new vocations, received a vital boost from an anonymous donor who made a charitable gift through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Presently, six women are in formation with the congregation. Today, Sister Laura continues her formation as a Sister of St. Francis in Syracuse, N.Y., while serving as chaplain with the spiritual care team at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse. Sister Laura credits the love and support of her parents as “the shining lights” in her life. And they are equally supportive of her vocation. Sister Laura and the Hackenberg family, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

p Errol, Kitty, Jill, Sister Laura, and Bob Hackenberg


Ms. Mary Ann Esposito Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eubanks Eye Consultants of Syracuse, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Eye Joan Fairbanks Joan Faix Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Falcone Mr. Robert Falk Mr. Timothy Fallon Mr. and Mrs. William Fallon Mr. William J. Fallon, Jr. Mr. Douglas Faraci Mr. and Mrs. Byron Farnsworth Farone & Son Funeral Home Ms. Ann Farrelly Helen and William Fassinger Captain and Mrs. Cornelius Faulkner Federico’s Auto Body Feher Rubbish Removal, Inc. James and Carolyn Feldbauer Mrs. Cecilia Feldman Felician Sisters Ms. Kathleen Felter Diane and David Fenz Gerard and Kelly Fenzel Mrs. Anita S. Ferris Ms. Constance R. Fetes FibreNet, LLC Miss Joyce Fink First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc. Ms. Joan D. Fischer Mrs. Gail Fisk Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Fitzgerald Mrs. Carol M. Fix Kevin and Michele Flint Mr. Joseph Florea Mr. William Fortino Deane and Ann Foster Mrs. Doris B. Frainier Francis House Franciscan Management Services, Inc. Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Dr. Frank L. Frani Mrs. Bernadine M. Frank Ms. Elizabeth M. Frank Frank P. Hess and Co., INC. Frank and Marion Freidhoff Mrs. Marilyn A. Fritz Ms. Sylvia Fritz Rev. Moritz Fuchs Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Fullam

Ms. Donna Funk Adele and William Fussner Stephen and Ann Marie Gajewski Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Galang Ms. Dolores M. Galantowicz Bette Galiszewski Mr. and Mrs. Tim Gangemi GAR Associates Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Garbinski Gateway Clipper Mr. Salvatore A. Gatti John and Joanne Gburek Rosemary Gemperle Mr. Carmen Gentile Mr. Gerald E. Gentile Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Gentile Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Gentile Ms. Rose M. George Mrs. Naureen Giambattista Mr. Michael Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gibbons Mr. John J. Gibson Susan Giel Dr. Paula Gilchrist Mr. James F. Gill Mr. Thomas H. Ginn Carol and Bob Giza Dr. George and Janice Gleeson Glisson’s Mobile Ms. Patricia Gochenaur Leslie Godisart Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldblatt Ms. Fran Golonka Madelyn Goodis Rev. William Gordinier Mr. John F. Gore Ms. Patricia Grabowski Graham, Newton & McMahon Ms. Sandra J. Granieri Mrs. Linda Anne Graziano Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Paula and Anthony Gribble Catherine J. Griffin GRO Enterprises Mr. Clement F. Gross, III Adrienne and Matthew Gryta Mr. and Mrs. David G. Guertin Mrs. Nadine A. Guggemos Donald Gurtner Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guttman Mr. Gregory Haas Mr. Richard Hach Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Hadano Mr. Joseph Hadrych Mr. Gould Hagler David and Kathleen Halpin

Mrs. Robert Hamilton Robert and Evelyn Hamilton Ms. Mary Ann Hanifan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Hanley Irene Hanlon John and Dorothy Hannon Mr. and Mrs. Mark Harding Mr. Joseph Harrington Eileen Hartle Gertrude Hartnett Ms. Teresa Hartnett Carol Hasenohr LeRoy and Inge Hausrath Ms. Mary Joanne Healy Mr. and Mrs. George D. Heaney Mrs. Theresa Hegarty Barbara Hegenbarth Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Heinhold Mrs. Susan A. Helmer Dr. and Mrs. John P. Hemmerlein Virginia Henderson Carol Henn Helen Hennessy Edward Herrick Lee Heusinger Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hezel Dr. Elias Hilal Mrs. Jeanette Hill Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Himberg Cornelius and Norma Hinchy Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hitzges Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hoag Mr. William Hobbs Ms. Laurine Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hoey Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Holder Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hollmer Holy Cross Church Holy Shirt Dr. Elmer Holzinger Hospital Council of Western PA Mr. Martin J. Hudak Dr. Lori Hudzinski Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Hufnagel Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Hufnagel Chris Hull Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutt Janet Hyrb Mr. and Mrs. Louis Iacona Mrs. Jean Iannelli Mr. and Mrs. John Iannuzzi Claude and Jody Imagna Walter Imhoff Immaculate Conception Church School

Immaculate Conception Convent Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ingold Ms. Josephine A. Inserra IRETA J. R. Clancy, Incorporated J. W. Burns & Company Investment Counsel Mr. Matthew Jacob Mr. Jim White and Mrs. Anne M. Jacobi-White Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jacobs Raymond Jacoby Ms. Linda M. Janelli RNC, Ed.D. Jaquin Dry Cleaning Co., Inc. Dr. and Mrs. David R. Jerome John Madden Sales, Inc. Joseph A. Catania, D.D.S., P.C. Joanne Joyce Rev. Msgr. Paul R. Juenker Julius and Helen Juron K & C Auto Body Center Edward Kaczkowski Mrs. Sonia Kahl Michael and Dolores Kara William and Kathryn Kavanagh Ms. Harriett Kawa Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. Ms. Rose Kelchlin Joan and John Kelley Mr. Joseph F. Kelley Helena Kelly Mrs. Marge Kelly Steven and Terri Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kelly Mrs. Anne M. Kemper Dr. and Mrs. F. Bryan Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. John Kenny Ms. Florence M. Kern Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kernan Mrs. Michelin Killorin Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kilmartin Mrs. Anne Kinne Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kissinger Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Knauber, Sr. Knights of Columbus No. 5670 Knights of Columbus Council No. 3875 Knights of Columbus Utica Council No. 189 Rev. Thomas P. Kobuszewski Robert Y. Kopf John Koral Mrs. Martha Koral Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kotansky Adelle and David Kowalewski

Mrs. Joan M. Kremer Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Krukowski Georgiana Kunz Mrs. Prudence Kwiatkowski Gracemarie and Frank LaBarge Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. LaBarge Dr. and Mrs. Ross F. Laguzza Ms. Susan J. Lamanna Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Langlois Ms. Sharon Lanza Mr. Frank J. LaRusch Fred and Ellen Lavelle Eleanor and Edward Lawrence Norma and Fred Lebder Mr. and Mrs. Tai Lee James Leeper Mrs. Joanna Lehmann LeMoyne College Jack and Luanne Leo Dr. and Mrs. Casmer E. Leone Barbara and Fred Leonhardt Mary Agnes and Michael Leschak Ms. Joan Leskoske Ms. Laura J. Leto and Ms. Mary E. Leto Mary E. Leto and Megan Mc Donald Gregory and Mary Letson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Lewis Sandra and Dale Linaberger Raymond Lintner Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Lobl Ms. Susan Locke Ms. Sheila Long Frederick Lorenzo Loretto Management Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Lowenberg Marie and William Lowry Luber Inc. – Supply Co. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Luber James and Kathleen Ludwiczak Ms. Irene L. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. James L. Lynn M & T Investment Group Robert H. Mace, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Magnarelli Catherine D. Maher Tom and Mary Ann Maher Deborah and Charles Mailhot Stanley Makacinas Mrs. Margaret Makowski-Greenky Ms. Alice M. Malick Ms. Betty Maloof

Ashley and Nathan Mancine Mr. Peter Mans Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Marabella Marabrite, Inc. Jennifer Marasco Ralph M. Marasco, DMD Mr. William Marilley William and Olivia Marks Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Martin Donald and Mary Alice Marx Mary Mother of the Church Rev. James D. Mathews Joseph Mattes Rev. Walter L. Matuszak Mr. and Mrs. Jim Maurer Ms. Donna R. Maurillo Ms. Sandra Mazur Jean T. and Fred Mazzotti Mr. and Mrs. William McAvoy Rev. Msgr. Leo F. McCarthy Mr. R. Daniel McCarthy Rev. Msgr. James A. McCloskey Rev. Msgr. Edward J. McCorry Dr. Morgan McCoy, II Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. McCue Ms. Patricia McCue Mr. and Mrs. James McDonell Mr. Sean McDonough Mr. Robert W. McDowell Thomas and Sanrda Lee McGahan Mr. and Mrs. James McKenna J. Brendan McLaughlin Mrs. Linda McNerney Mrs. Marie C. McQueen MED-FAST Pharmacy Medline Industries, Inc. Ms. Ellen Mehu Gina Mercurio Mrs. Angela G. Messineo Mrs. Carmel Besch Metzger Rose Marie Metzger Mr. and Mr. James Micale Midas Auto Center Ms. Romaine Migliore Ms. Theresa Milazzo Mary Ann and William Millar Miller Information Systems Mr. and Mrs. Michael Millhouse David and Nancy Mischler Modern Kitchens of Syracuse Molyneaux Tile and Carpet Dr. James G. Monaco Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monteodorisio

Mrs. Virginia Mooney Mrs. Amelia Moore Mr. Louis Moraytis Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Rosella J. Morgano Rev. Richard Morisette Patricia and Virginia Morlock Carole Morse Dr. and Mrs. John Mozrall Mr. and Mrs. William Mullen Mrs. Rose Multeri Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mulvey Munroe Chiropractic, P.C. James L and Mary Murdy Mary Murphy and Irene Nelson Ms. Sally A. Murphy Mr. Donald M. Murray Doris Murray Walter E. Myers Marinell Nagel Ms. Deborah Nailos Dr. and Mrs. George Narby Mr. Carlo Nasca National Apartment Laundries Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Nesslin Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nicholson Mrs. Christine Niederpruem Mr. Jeffrey J. Niland Mrs. Marcia Niles Mr. Harry E. Nolan Pat Noone Northern Lights Auto Service, Inc. Mrs. Sharon Norton Ms. Susan Novak Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Novek Monica and Harry Null Dolores and Terry Nypaver NYS Council Columbiettes Mr. and Mrs. John M. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. O’Brien, III Ms. Melissa O’Brien Ms. Karen A. O’Connell Mrs. Anna M. O’Connor Ms. Diane P. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Edward O’Connor Mrs. Patricia O’Connor Sandra L. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Aloisius J. Oczek Rev. Terry M. Odien Frances O’Halloran Patrick O’Halloran Ms. Margaret O’Hara Ms. Maureen O’Hare Shirley Lu Okunewick Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Olesko Gerald and Rita O’Neill

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Benefactor Report Order of Malta Mrs. Maureen N. Orsini Jeremiah and Marie Ortner Rev. Alfons M. Osiander Judy O’Sullivan-Gallick Lynn and Barbara Owcarz Mary R. Owens Reed Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Page Regis and Kathleen Pahler Jr. Sharon Palma Ms. Corinne Paner Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Pasinski Jeffrey and Michele Paterson Ms. Geraldine A. Patino Patricia Electric Inc. Ann Patterson Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson Mary Patterson Dr. and Mrs. Albert Pautler Robert Peetz Mrs. Joyce M. Pelcin Dr. and Mrs. Michael Pell Mr. Ronald J. Pelligra Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Peters Mr. Walt Peterson Eileen and Anthony Petrack Richard and Donna Pfentner Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Ms. Marie J. Phillips Mrs. Natalie R. Piazza Mary Pickard Gilbert Pielin Mrs. Morita Pinkel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Pirrung Pitney Bowes Pittsburgh Window & Door Company Mrs. Virginia Plumeau Theresa and Alejandro Pocock Mrs. Andrea E. Polcaro Ms. Mary Polino Miss Marilyn L. Pollutro Mrs. Rita E. Poorten Theresa L. Popcock Mr. Gregory A. Pope Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Porzio, Sr. Dr. Joel Potash Paul and Joanne Prestia Ms. Debra A. Prieto Mrs. Anne C. Privitera Nancy and Jerome Privitera Ms Ida Provenzano Mr. and Mrs. Edward Puma Joan M. Pupik Mr. and Mrs. James Quigley Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ramsgard


Mr. Dick Rand Mr. Conrad Rapalski Mr. James F. Reagan Marjorie and Kevin Recker Mr. and Mrs. William Reddy Ms. Madeleine Reid Mrs. Gertrude Reil Mrs. Mary Reilly Mr. George R. Reisdorf Ms. Mary E. Relihan Mr. Edward Renk Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reschke Mr. Paul Retter Mrs. Teresa J. Riccardi Ms. Mary C. Ricciardi Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ricciardi Richard J. Lighton, Sr., Land Surveyor Miss Berniece Riehle Larry Righi, II Olive Riley Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Riley Mrs. Dolores M. Rine Ms. Carol K. Riniolo Mr. Ernest D. Rist E. Edward and Joyce Rizzo Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rizzo Mr. Michael Rizzo Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Rizzo Rev. John L. Roark Maria Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robertson Joan Roche Mr. and Mrs. James Roddy Dr. John Roehmholdt and Dr. Sheilah Roehmholdt Rev. Theodore C. Rog Mr. F. Eugene Romano Dr. Richard R. Romanowski Ms. Maureen T. Roos Mr. and Mrs. William Rosage Ross Township Chiropractic, PC Roswell Park Cancer Institute Rotary Club of Green Tree, PA Mrs. Mary F. Roth Jim and MaryAnn Ruffing Margaret Mary Rusciolelli Mrs. Anne M. Russell and Family Mrs. Elaine Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ryan Ms. Kathleen Ryan Ms. Mary Ryan Ms. Patricia Ryan Sacred Heart Church – Central NY Sacred Heart Church – Western NY Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salanger

Dolores and Frank Sapienza Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Satalin Ms. Virginia Sauer Ms. Hilda M. Saxby Mr. Brian Scanlon Ms. Dolores Ann Scanlon Mr. and Mrs. Terry Scanlon Jerry and Priscilla Schad Anna Marie Scharding Scherer Lock and Supply Ms. Eunice A. Schiferle James and Anne Schifferle Mr. Charles Schlett Mr. and Mrs. John W. Schneid Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Schober Patricia and Allen Schoener Mr. Donald Schratz Mrs. Diane Schreiber Dr. and Mrs. Robert Schuder Raymond and Barbara Schulenberg Paul and Marian Schultz Deacon and Mrs. Tom Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schulz William Schwab Dr. David Schwanekamp Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Scott Mr. George Scribe Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scuderi Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Scullin Secular Franciscan Order St. Joseph Fraternity Ms. Helen V. Selva Mrs. Constance A. Semel Mrs. Maria Sentance Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Setter Mr. and Mrs. David Seubert Chuck and Helen Shane Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Shaner, Jr. Rev. Msgr. George Sheehan Sheetz, Inc. Ms. Connie Shepherd Eileen Sheridan Sheila Sheridan Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Shick Shriners Hospital For Children Yvonne M. Silverberg Teresa Silvestri Mrs. Gloria Simorette Sisters of Mercy, WNY Sisters of Social Service Sisters of St. Francis Penance & Charity Sisters of St. Joseph Sisters Place Dr. George Sitterle Mr. and Mrs. Paul Skok

Joanna and John Skrzypek Rev. Eugene S. Slomba Rev. Arthur J. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Smith, Jr. Kathleen and Leslie Smith Susan Smith Marie Kuehn Schmitt Sniegocki Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Snusz Societa Italiana Christoforo Colombo, Inc. John Solters Ms. Barbara Sommerville Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sontheimer Roxanne and Stephen Sopchak Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sorrell Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Soule Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Sowinski Mr. Joseph H. Spahn Mrs. Evelyn Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sposato Mr. and Mrs. Frank Squadrito Ss. Peter & Paul Church St. Ann By The Sea St. Daniel Church St. Elizabeth Medical Center St. Eugene School St. Francis Hospital Convent St. Francis of Assisi Church St. Gregory The Great St. Margaret Church St. Mary’s Church Ladies of Charity St. Mary of the Assumption Church St. Monica Church St. Rose of Lima School St. Stephen – St. Patrick St. Vincent’s Special Fund David and Charlotte Stabile Paul and Laura Stabile Rev. Francis J. Staebell, SJ Stairs Home Improvements Barbara Stanczak Florence and Paul Starzynski Statewide Roofing Mr. John B. Stauffer Frances Stefurak Louis and Nancy Stefurak Stella Maris Retreat Center Rev. Paul W. Steller Dr. James G. Stengel Mrs. Judith A. Stengel Ms. Mary Jane Stewart Richard and Anne Stievater Thomas and Mary Stoddard Mr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Strayer

Ms. Michele M. Strayer Ms. Barbara A. Struebel Christina Stuber Sweeney’s Auto Repair Syracuse Constructors, Inc. Syracuse Medical Equipment Repair, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Szabo Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Tamayose Mrs Rose Tamburello Ms. BeverlyAnn M. Tedesco Mr. and Mrs. George A. Temme Mr. Michael Tenenini Ms. Mary Teresi Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Terzolo Ms. Margaret Theis William and Carolyn Thompson Thrower Communications, LLC Tindall Funeral Home, Inc. Ms. Patricia Tobia Geoffrey Tolge and Halina M. Zyczynski Mary and Gary Tomlin Mrs. Patricia Toole Mr. Robert Toronto Sr. Mr. and Mrs. John Toth Charles E. Treanor, Ph.D. Dr. Emil Trellis Patricia Troesch Ms. Jolie Tuozzolo U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Ms. Alice Umeda Rev. Raymond F. Uschold Richard and Joan Uschold Mrs. Theresa Utz Andrea Valentine Mrs. Margaret Valles Mr. and Mrs. Jess Valletta Mr. Richard Vallone Mrs. Violet VanNuys Andrea Velletri Frank and Lucy Venditti Mr. Joseph S. Ventura Geraldine and Rocco Verdi Patricia M. Vergils Mr. Robert Verrigni Mr. Marcel Viens Visiting Nurse Association of Utica & Oneida County Marysue and Dirk Visser The Honorable and Mrs. Dale Volker Mr. Kenneth Voss Rev. Wilbur J. Votraw Mike and Christine Wachowicz Mr. Theodore Wadanole Dr. Anna Wagner Robert and Marilyn Wagner

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Wagner Mr. Theodore J. Walheim Rev. Msgr. James E. Wall Irene and John Wall Dr. and Mrs. James A. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh Rev. Msgr. Donald R. Wangler Rev. Msgr. William O. Wangler Ms. Lisa L. Wardynski Sharon and Eugene Was Mrs. Joan Wasinger Annette and Bill Webb Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Lisa Weidner Mr. James R. Weisbeck Dolores M. Welch Ms. Marion P. Welch Rev. Msgr. Francis G. Weldgen Rev. Paul G. Wendel, C.S.C. Ms. Alice Weppner Westcott Florist, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. James E. Wetzel Ms. Joan A. Wetzel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Wetzel Ann Whalen Whelan Brothers & Hulchanski Funeral Home Mr. Thomas R. Whelan Maureen and Donald Whipple James and Anne White Rosemary and Christopher White Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitefield Ms. Alice M. Whiting Shirley and Robert Wiesner Michael and Becky Wilbert William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Alice Wilson Ian Wilson and Toni Moran Most Rev. William Winter, STD Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wnek Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wojtkiewicz Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Wojtowicz George and Brenda Sue Wolfe J. Ronald Wolfe James R. Wolfe Mrs. Rosemary E. Woodard Ms. Mary H. Woods John and MaryLou Wynne Theresa A. Yauch Yetter’s Dairy James E. and Patricia Yoder Mr. and Mrs. Terry D. Young Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Young Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Zablocki Catherine A. Zagar

Robert and Margaret Zak Mr. and Mrs. Michael V. Zambito Ihor and Elaine Zankiw Linda Zavalauskas Dr. and Mrs. Steven Zdep Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zdybowicz, Sr. Ms. Helen Zebrowski Zielinski Companies Mrs. Elba Lassus Zorrilla

Pax et Bonum Circle UNDER $100.00

A Friend (45) Brother Nicholas Johnston, OFMSC Mary Ann and James Abate Ms. Mary Robin Adamiak Mr. Robert Adams

Ms. Barbara Adler Gary and Catherine Adler Mr. Ralph Adolf Mr. Jerome Alaimo Mrs. Stephanie Albanese Leroy Albert Mr. and Mrs. James F. Albert Mr. and Mrs. Keith J. Albright Ms. Mary Emily Alibrandi Ms. Kathleen Allen

Mr. Leamond Anthony Allen Ms. Rosemary Allmayer-Beck Jean Almeter Josephine and Bill Amadio Joan Ammon Ms. Janet Andelora Jessica Anderson Mr. Robert C. Anderson Mr. Stephen Anderson Mr. Mark Andrello

A life with the sisters Barbara (Barb) Kamrowski was taught in third grade by Sister Angela at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Lancaster, N.Y., and her life has not been the same since. “The sisters have been a part of my entire life!” she exclaims. “They have helped me grow spiritually, and have enhanced my life in every way possible.” The sisters continued to teach Barb throughout elementary school and high school. In fact she was so enamored by these special women that, in high school, she was certain that she was being called to join them. One thing stood in her way, however — a young man by the name of Alexander (Al) Kamrowski. So instead of joining the convent, in 1956 Barb married the love of her life, with best friend, soon-to-be Sister Marie Canice Geyer, serving as her maid of honor. Through the years, Barb and Al continued their very special relationship with the sisters. Barb used Al’s car to teach the sisters how to drive. She also ran bake sales to raise enough money to help buy the sisters a station wagon of their own. It was certainly a family affair until in 1973, at the young age of 44, Al tragically passed away. “It was such a sad time in my life,” Barb p Sister Barbara Whelan and Barbara Kamrowski remembers, “but the sisters completely surrounded me, helping me in so many ways.” In 1987, Barb entered the sisters’ Franciscan Associate program, which is an engaging way for lay persons to pray, grow and serve with a religious community while maintaining their individual lifestyles. She is still an associate today. She is also a receptionist for the sisters, a volunteer for numerous special events, including the “Nun-Sweeter” bake sale. She serves on many committees, and is also a very generous benefactor. The sisters are deeply grateful for her lifetime of service and commitment. Her involvement with the sisters has been a blessing to all. “I have prayed, laughed, cried, eaten, traveled and grown spiritually with these women,” she explains. “They are such a part of who I am, and now I even live with one!” Barb currently resides with Sister Barbara Whelan in Depew, N.Y. They are the closest of friends! Barbara Kamrowski, thanks and praise for journeying with us. WINTER 2012 17

Benefactor Report Alice and Donald Andrews Donald and Rose Marie Andrezjwski Mrs. Mary Ann Andrzejewski Ms. Tammy Angeletti Mrs. Jo Anselment Christine and William Anspach Mrs. Kristen Antonacci James and Marilyn Arcara Mary Arenth Mrs. Betty Armani Peter and Estelle Arnone Mrs. Paul D. Ashburn Ms. Elizabeth Assaf Mr. and Mrs. James N. Athans Ms. Angela Attili Jacqueline Aul Bruce and Judith Aungst Adrienne Aust Mrs. Louise Avery Mr. Ralph Avery Mrs. Gail Azeredo-Woods

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Baarslag Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bagley Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bailey Mrs. Betsy Baio Mr. and Mrs. John Baker Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Baker, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Bakert Ms. Margaret Bakos Mr. and Mrs. Baptiste Ms. Joanne Barba Ms. Barbara A. Bargmann Mr. Peter Barilla Mrs. Mary Barker Mrs. Christine Bart Mary Bartolac Mrs. Violet Bartoli Mr. George Bartosch Ms. Linda Basher Mary and Anthony Basirico Anne Battaglia Ms. Judith A. Bauman

Carol and Ronald Bayer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bayerl Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Beacham Ms. Gretchen Bearup Joan and Paul Beaton Antionette G. Beatty Ms. Elizabeth Beauchamp Mrs. Anna Marie Beck Mary Ellen Beck Garry and Dawn Becker Mrs. Marilyn Begin Mrs. Gloria Beighley Mr. Frank P. Beitel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Belair Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Belko Mrs. Helen Bell Mr. Francis Bellso Ms. Dorothy C. Benedict Alice Benninger Mr. and Mrs. Gene Benson Ms. Karen Benz

Judy Berenguer Adam Bergamasco Joan Berger Bernadette and Richard Bergman Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Bernacki Mrs. Judy Berner Ms. Sally Berry Mrs. Roslyn L. Bersani Miss Mary Bertell Ms. Beverly Bertolo Lynn and Andy Bialek Mrs. Dolores Bianchi Mr. and Mrs. George Bich Mrs. Verna Bichler Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Biddle Florence Biel and Susan Owczarczak Therese and Charles Bigler Ms. Betty Binder Mr. and Mrs. William Bitteker

Storing up treasures in heaven In 1994, Marge Gorman’s children were grown and she found herself newly retired. She asked herself, “Now what?” That’s when an article about the sisters’ Franciscan Associate program caught her eye. Marge quickly became involved, bringing communion, helping out at Francis House, organizing activities, and serving on the program’s core team. Today, she is co-director of the Franciscan Associate program in Syracuse, N.Y. “I felt so grateful to the sisters”, explains Marge. “Without them, my kids wouldn’t have their Catholic education. And when my parents and son were sick, their care helped me get through it all.” Volunteering was one way Marge could give back. But she went the extra step in making annual gifts to support the sisters’ retirement needs and missions. In 2011, her creativity helped make possible a much-needed walk-in tub and chair for the sisters at Jolenta Convent in Syracuse. “I had some old family silver that no one was going to use, so I sold it and gave the money for the tub,” she says. Marge says she is grateful for the work of the sisters. “It’s nice to know an ordinary person like me can make a difference.” Marge Gorman, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

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Patricia and Chet Bittner Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Black Edward and Thelma Blaha Dr. and Mrs. James Blanchfield David Blaufuss Ms. Mary Ellen Bleem John and Carol Blest Mr. and Mrs. William Blidy Val and Joe Blind Janice and John Blosl Irene Blum Donna and Bob Bodner Frances Boeckel Ms. Dotty Boehler Ms. Janice M. Bogner Ms. Lillian Bohrer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boisvere Joan Boland Mr. Patrick Boland Dr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Bonacci Ms. Rita M. Bonaccio Mrs. Helen J. Bonn Ms. Karen Borchik Ms. Marie Boron Ms. Ann Marie Borowski Judy and Leonard Borzynski Ms. Mary Ann Bosco Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boteilho Ms. Mary C. Boucher Dolores A. Boundy Ms. Grace Bowdish Robert Bowen Patricia Boxwell Mr. and Mrs. James M. Boyce Mrs. Josephine Bozek Mrs. Lucille Brachmann Mr. Edward Brandl Mrs. Susan Brandon Mr. and Mrs. Richard Braun Shirley and Bill Braun Ms. Hilda Braungart Joseph and Susan Braunscheidel Mr. and Mrs. John Brennan Patricia and Robert Brennan Mr. William H. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brier Alma Brigham Ann Marie Brighton Mr. James Brim Mrs. Virginia Brison Ms. Barbara Brodsky Ms. Anne Laura P. Brosnahan Mrs. Arline H. Brown Mrs. Denise Brown Ms. Eileen Brown Mrs. Jane M. Brown

Mary Ann Brown Ms. Nancy Brown Dorothy Brownley Joyce Brown-Weibel James and Dorothy Brubaker Bruce T. Conley Auto Body, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brunner Stephen and Marie Brzuszkiewicz Marcia Skinner Bucella Jonathan and Liz Buck Mr. Thomas C. Buckel Ms. Cecila Buckley Noreen and Leo Buckley Mrs. Irene B. Buczek Ms. Ruth Budniewski Richard and Beverly Burgundy Duane and Patricia Burkard Mrs. Angeline Burke Ms. Diane Burke Mrs. Joan C. Burke Mrs. Ruth Burke Ms. Shirley Burkhardt Peter and Rita Burn Margaret Burnett Ms. Marilyn O. Burnett Mrs. Leta A. Burnfield Ms. Barbara Burns Ms. Mary Ellen Burns Ms. Sophie Burns Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burr Althea and Robert Burrier Ms. Myrtle Bush James Butler Ms. Phyllis Butler Mr. and Mrs. Mervin J. Butson Ann Byrne Ms. Martha B. Byrne Dr. and Mrs. Peter M. Byron Amanda Caddy Mr. Joseph R. Calipari Dr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Camara Vincent and Livia Cammarano Mr. and Mrs. Pat Campagna Adeline Campanaro Sam J. Campanaro Ms. Kay M. Campanella Mrs. Rhonda Campbell Ms. Mary Ellen Campiere Mrs. Mary F. Cannon Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Canzoneri Capilla Del Sagrado Corazon Renovacion Carismatica Ms. Janet A. Carbery Richard Carey Marilyn Carnahan Edmund and Victoria Carney

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carney Mrs. Soula Carni Mrs. Carol Carno Mr. and Mrs. Peter Caroli Mrs. Julie Carr Lawrence D. Carrico Bonnie M. Carrow Maureen Cartwright Mrs. Irma Caruana Ann and Rudolph Casarsa Miss Maureen B. Casey Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Casper Ms. Marie Catalano Catholic Daughters of the Americas Richard Cauffiel Mr. and Mrs, William Cayea Mrs. Josephine O. Celio Madeline and Richard Cenci Century Printing and Graphics Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ceppaglia Cathy Ceranski Ms. Kathryn Cerio Josephine and Natalie Certo George and Mary Charley Mary Frances Charsky Mr. and Mrs. Mark Chase Mrs. Gertrude A. Chatelle Mr. Ronald J. Chipman Mr. Robert J. Chretien Jr. Mr. Robert A. Christ Mrs. Dorothy O. Christmann Barbara Chronik Church of Our Lady of Pompei / St. Peter Mrs. Jacqueline Ciaglia Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Cilurzo Mr. Louis P. Ciminelli Ms. Gloria G. Cimitile Ms. Anita B. Civello Mr. John T. Civello Marlene and John Cleland Mr. Thomas Clement Ms. Debra Clifton Carl and Molly Cloutier Mr. Robert Coffey Lee Colangelo Mr. Louis Colca Ms. Betty Cole Ms. Sally Cole Ms. Betty Colella and Ms. Marie Colella Ruth and Larry Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Collier Maureen Collins Beatrice Colon Mr. and Mrs. Jose Colon

Rev. Douglas Comstock Dolores and Frank Conlin Mrs. Mary Connor Mrs. Carolyn Connors Mr. and Mrs. John F. Connors Aleta M. Conti Ian Cook Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth, Cook Jr. Robert and Margaret Cookingham Mrs. Alanna R. Cooley Mrs. Mary Coon Michael and Sandy Coon Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Corcoran Ms. Elisabethe Coria Roberto Correa Mrs. Mary Ellen Corso Mary Corulli Ms. Jerilyn Costich Mrs. Rita Cote Ms. Sandra Cottet Rose Ms. Maureen M. Couche Anna Mary Courtney Norma Couzens Amy Cowan Lois Jean and Raymomd Cowan Mrs. Jane Cowan-Kassick Rev. Msgr. Thomas E. Crane Ms. Kathleen Cranston Mr. and Mrs. James Craver William Crawford Mr. Joseph Crisafulli Mrs. Margaret Crook Ms. Kathleen Crouch Susan Crowe Ms. Dianne Crowley Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crowley Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Crowley Mr. Robert Crowley Ronald and June Cucinotta Ms. Dolores A. Cudmore Cheryl Cuglewski Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cullen Colleen Cunningham Ms. Yolanda G. Curcione Mr. John J. Curran Mr. William E. Czelusniak Mr. David Daigler Ms. Eleanor Daigler Maureen Daley Ms. Helen Dali Mr. and Mr. William J. Daly Mrs. Joanne P. Dane Mrs. Elizabeth Danials-Kirisits Mr. Donald Daniels Robert and Rosemary Daniels Dr. Douglas Danosos

Francia N. Danosos Mr. Robert Dardano Frank and Marion Dashineau Ms. Shirley Daugherty Rev. Msgr. Robert Davern Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Davis Sally Davoren Patricia De Groot Mrs. Marisela De Victoria Mr. and Mrs. R. Peter Decato Ms. Therese A. Deegan Ms. Brenda DeGroff Mr. Ged Deisler Mary and Gregorio Delgado Deli-Boy, Inc. Mrs. Patricia Della Pietra Mrs. Carla Dellacontrada Delphi Healing Arts Center Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas DeLucia Mr. and Mrs. DeMario Phyllis DeMark Joanne DeMartino Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Demlein Mr. Felix DeMott Mrs. Maria L. Denenberg Mrs. Susan DePaola Mr. and Mrs. Frank D’Eredita Mr. David DeSantis Mrs. Jean De Santis Linda and John Deterlizzi Mr. and Mrs. William Devine Mr. Christopher Devoe Jane Di Salvo Jose Diaz Joanne J. DiBattiste Mrs. Judith F. Diebold Mrs. Gerda Diederik Audrey Diethorn James Diethorn Mr. Robert J. Dietrich Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. DiFlorio Ms. Kathy DiGiore Mrs. Maryann Diglio Mr. and Mrs. Michael Diglio Mr. Craig Dillenbeck Ms. Patricia Dillenschneider Mr. and Mrs. Raymond DiLucia John Dimarzio Ms. Ann DiNapoli Frank and Elaine Dinola Mrs. Lois Dischinger Mrs. Marlene Muelhbauer Dockendorf Ms. Patricia Doherty Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dolan Leonard Dolecki Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Dollard

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dollas Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Dombroski Emily Dombrowski Mrs. Gertrude Donahue Marion Donas Ms. AnMarie Donlin Fields Ms. Kathleen Donovan Carmella Donze Sarah Doran Earl Dorn Mr. James J. Dorscheid Mary Michele Dorsey Sandy and Norman Doucet Mrs. Rita Dow Mr. and Mrs. Richard Downey Irene Doyle Ms. Joan W. Doyle Mr. Henry W. Drew Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Drews Ms. Jane E. Driscoll Mrs. Barbara Dubiel Rev. Robert G. Duch Mrs. Mary Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Duke David and Josephine Dumais Ms. Christine Dumphrey Robert and Geraldine Dunford Mr. Raymond Dunphy Richard and Lorene Duquin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Duran Mrs. Kathryn Durgey Marie J. Dworsky Ms. Anne Dwyer Ms. Janice Dyball Mary Dzienis Candida Eason Dr. Caroline Eastment Mr. and Mrs. Louis O. Eber Mr. and Mrs. Eberle Mrs. Margaret Ecklund Mrs. Mary Jane Edwards Frances M. Egloff Mr. and Mrs. James Eiben & Family Ms. Alice Eichenlaub Lona G. Eichhorn Rosemary and James Einloth Dr. Angela M. Elefante Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Elliott Mrs. Robin Emm Mrs. Rosemarie Emmi Ellen and Jeffrey M Engel Mr. and Mrs. Karl Engelbrecht Mr. James F. Engelhardt Catherine Ennis Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eno Iraida Erdolino

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Benefactor Report Miss Elizabeth E. Ernst Mary Esposito Mr. Michael Esposito Patricia Evans Mrs. Elizabeth Everett Mr. Robert Eves Mr. and Mrs. Ormond C. Ewers Mr. Francis Ezzo Mr. Timothy Ezzo Mrs. Adele Fabrizio Mr. and Mrs. Gary V. Faigle Falzone Family Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Fancher Mr. Bertram Farrell, III Carol Anne and Eugene Farrell Joseph and Noreen Farrell Mount Assisi Fathers Rev. Gregory M. Faulhaber Mrs. Mary E. Faulhaber Mr. John Fazio Etta and Patrick Feldman Dr. Jean F. Feldman Patrick and Catherine Feldman Dennis and Geraldine Felice Mrs. Donna E. Feller Ms. Linda Fennell Robert and Toni Fera Ms. Patricia Fergerson Ms. Barbara Ann Ferlicca Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Ferrang Ms. Ann Fesler Mr. Leonard Fetcho Mrs. JoAnn Feuz Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Fichter, Jr. Ms. Florence A. Fien Mrs. Patricia A. Fildes Peter A. Filippi Mr. Michael Filipski Mrs. Ellen Finn Rev. John Finnegan Suzanne Finnegan Mrs. Janice Fiore Ms. Alice Firley Marie E. Fischer Ms. Patricia Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Fisher Mrs. Patricia Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. Fisher Ms. Dolores Fitzgerald Mrs. Margaret Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Fitzpatrick Dorothy Fitzsimmons John Flaherty Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Flom Mr. Walter J. Floss, Jr.


Mrs. Norma S. Flynn FM High School Building Association Mr. Patrick Forget Ms. Delores Forno Mr. and Mrs. Steven Forster Mrs. Judy Fort Mr. and Mrs. Gary Foster Bridget Found Ms. Maxine Fox Mrs. Anna Marie Fragnito Miss Mary P. Frainier Dr. and Mrs. Ted Franaszek Mrs. Glenna Franchi Mrs. Kay Frank Ms. Susan M. Frank Ms. Ann M. Franke Mr. and Mrs. William C. Fraser Ann Fravel Corey and Kathleen Fredrickson Ms. Joan Freeman Rev. Paul Freemesser Mr. Michael J. Frenza Anne Sisk Frey Linda and David Freytag Mr. Charles Fricano Ms. Susan Friedhaber-Hard Rev. Mark M. Friel Mary Lou Friend Mrs. Loretta Fries Mr. Vernon E. Frost Ms. Jennie C. Fullone Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fusco Mrs. Catherine M. Gainey Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gaiss Ms. Rita A. Galbo and Kathleen Penksa Dennis and Barbara Galucki Ms. Lauren Galucki Hoade Mr. Robert F. Galuski Dr. and Mrs. Algirdas Gamziukas Ms. Mary C. Gandino Ms. Antoinette Gantos Daniel Garcia Albert and Joan Gardill Ms. Joan Gardner Ms. Mary Gardner Rev. James Garvey Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gasparini Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gaulin June Geary John and Sharon Gebel Mr. Norman F. Gee Ms. Mary R. Gempka Gentile Family Ann Marie and Ronald George Matthew and Christine Georger

Ms. Helene Gephardt Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gerbec Ed and Barbara Gerber Ms. Norma Gerland Mr. and Mrs. John H. Gerwitz William and MaryAnn Gething Mrs. Mary L. Ghezzi Dr. and Mrs. James P. Giambrone Walter and Gloria Giel Ms. Dorothy Gietl Mrs. Denise Giglio Alice Gillman Dorothy Gillooly Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Giordano Antoinette Glass Dr. and Mrs. Kevin and Brenda Glass Mrs. Leo Glass Mrs. Monique A. Glauber Ms. Patricia Glazier Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Gleaton Mrs. Patricia Glendinning Mr. and Mrs. Peter Goergen Robert Goetz Mrs. Mary H. Goldschmidt Mr. and Mrs. John M. Golka Corrine and John Golombek Good Search Ms. Marie Goodfellow Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gorny Mr. Albert Gottstein Mr. and Mrs. James Goulet Joan Gourin Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grabowski Mr. Christopher Gracon Mrs. Patricia Graham Robert Graham Rebecca and Saul Grandinetti Mrs. Linda Grandits Norma Grant Eleanor and James Gray Ms. Mary V. Greaney Jean Greb Almerinda and Frank L Greco Mr. and Mrs. Philip Greco Christina and Jerome Green Linda and Lou Green Tom Green Mr. Victor Green Jacqueline Greenough Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Greenwald Ms. Susan K. Gregg Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gregorka Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gregory Keith and Carole Greiner Mrs. Mary Ann Griffin

Mary Grace Griffith Marjorie and Joseph Grisanti Ms. Suzanne Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Gruelich Mr. Nicholas J. Grunzweig, Jr. Mary Lou and Raymond Gruseck Christine Grzyb Mr. and Mrs. George Guentner Ms. Donna Guercia Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Gugino Robert Gugino Ms. Sue Gullo Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gumaer Mrs. Joan Gunn Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guy Jerome and Mary Haas Charles and Jane Haefner Linda and Ronald Hagelberger Mr. and Mrs. Perry G. Hake Lillian and Leon Halat Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Hale Mr. and Mrs. William Hallatt Calvin and Yvette Haller Eugene Halterlein Jaimee Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Mr. Donald Hamm Mrs. Marie Hammond Mrs. Mary M. Hand Ms. Maureen Hanley Daniel E. Hanna Joan Hanselman Rev. Arthur Hapanowicz Mrs. Carmella Hardesty Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Hardesty Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hargraves Mr. and Mrs. William Harmon Mr. Richard L. Harper, Jr. Mr. James Harris Mrs. Yvonne Hart Ms. Kristen Hartnett Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Hatchman Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Haugeto Barbara Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Haykel Ms. Cory L. Haynes Mrs. Dorothy Heaney Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hearn Earl and Lorraine Hebeler Miss Marion Hebeler Cynthia A. Hebestreit Mr. and Mrs. Donald Heer Mrs. Alice Heffron Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Heffron

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Heidle Richard and Mary Heist Mrs. Josephine Hejna Mildred and William Helbling Robert and Marilyn Helenbrook Claudia Helta Ms. Mary Jane Hennigan Mrs. Alice Henry Mr. and Mrs. Donald Herberger Mr. and Mrs. James Herbert Mrs. Barbara Hergenroder Arthur Herrle Paul and Diana Hesidence Mary and David Hess Robert and Ruby Hetzel Ms. Joan G. Heubusch Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Heulitt Ms. Rosa Hilburger Mary Frances Hirtzel Ms. Patricia Hisz Ms. Mary Terese Hobbs Ms. Cecelia J. Hoch James F. Hoffman Joyce E. Hoffman Therese Hofmann Francis and Barbara Hogan Mrs. Sally Holbert Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmberg Mr. Gerald T. Hooley John Horan Ms. Patricia Hoss Catherine and Paul Houle Mrs. Kathleen R. Huber Paul and Cheryl Hufnagel Mrs. Giacinta Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hughes, Jr. Dr. Thomas Hughes Mrs. Evelyn F. Hummel Patricia Humpleby Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hundt Mr. George Hundycz Mr. George J. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurley, Jr Paul and Mary Hurley Adesta Hytha Frances Bertone Iafolla Patrick Ignatius, M.D. Joseph and Bonnie Imhoff Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Impaglia Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Jabour Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jacobi Ms. Faith Jacoby Mr. Christopher Janik Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jankowski Jack and Marge Janson Ms. Donna Jarka Joe S. Jenca

Edward and Mary Lou Jenkins Heather and Marc Jerabek Mr. and Mrs. Eric Jeschke Mr. Adrian Jetty Mrs. Jacqueline F. Johnson Mrs. Jill Johnson Mr. Patrick Johnston Belinda Johnston-Tantalo Mr. Robert Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Jones Mrs. Joan Joyce Mrs. Florence Jutton JV Electronics Augusta L. Kairys Dorothy and James Kane Mr. Walter Kania Barbara Kaplan Ms. Jody Kaplan Joanne Kapp Robert Kapp Stacey Karolick Joe and Diane Karosik Ms. Rita M. Kasky Ms. Susan Kavanaugh Ms. Karen Keast Mr. Daniel Keating Karen and Gregory Keegan Joan and Henry Keicher Ms. Anna M. Keleher Mr. Richard Kelley Mr. Francis P. Kelly Ms. Miriam Kelly Mr. Patrick F. Kelly Mr. Ryan Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kemsley Ms. Mary C. Kennedy Melvin and Ruth Kensinger Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Kenville Marion Kerekes Mr. Scott Kessler Mr. Warren Kessler Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ketcham KeyBank Foundation Daryl Z. Kezell Mrs. Kathy Kibler Mrs. Irene M. Killion Mr. Alan R. Kimmey Mr. and Mrs.Lyman L. King Ms. Sharon A. Kiniry Mr. and Mrs. William T. Kinne Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kinsella Mrs. Peggy Kirby Mr. Richard Kirchgessner Mrs. Ellen Kirsch Joseph and Elaine Kisiel Mr. Douglas Klein Deacon and Mrs. George L. Klein

Mrs. Sylvia R. Kless Ms. Madge Klingenmeir Clarence Klueber Mary Claire Knapp Xavier A. Knipling Ms. Anne Knittel Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery D. Knople Julie Kobie Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Koch Mary Jo Koch Ms. Olinda Koenig Carol Kohan Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Kondziela Loretta Konieczny Robert and Rose Konowalski Rita Kopco Ms. Carol Kopp Rose Kopycinski Ms. Sue Koral Arthur and Joan Kornacki Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Korzelius Robert and Elizabeth Kossler Patricia and Gregory Kosylo Theodore J. Kovalesky Charles and Ruth Kowalski Ms. Elinor S. Kozlowski Mr. Stanley Kozuchowski Ms. Jean D. Kraft Mr. Arthur Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Frank and Bonnie Kramer Dolores and Frank Krandel Sylvia Krebs Tawnya Krebs Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kreher Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kremer, Jr. Ms. Jody M. Krezmien Andrea Kriegbaum Thomas W. Kruckewitt Kruth, Stein, Squadrito & Liberman CPAs, LLP Tami Krzeszewski Miss Stella Krzystek Walter and Eleanor Krzystek Mr. and Mrs. William P. Kuffner Stanley and Florence Kulak Cary and Laurie Kuminecz Helen and James Kumpfmiller Mr. Richard Kuss Neal and Debora Kuzmanko Susan Amrhein Kwan Ms. Lorraine H. Kwasniak Mr. James Y. La Martina Mr. Charles LaBarbera Theresa M Lach Ms. Judy LaGreca

Wine divine! Bob Hamill and Christine Lussier of Philadelphia, Pa., and friends Kevin and Melissa Walma of Syracuse, N.Y. were enjoying a summer afternoon wine tasting in the Finger Lakes when they began a conversation with Greg Griffin, congregational director of Mission Advancement, and his companion. As the three couples shared stories, they took special interest when Greg mentioned that he worked with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. Bob was a product of a Catholic education in Philadelphia, Pa. after being taught by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Kevin and Melissa had children at the Gingerbread House at Franciscan Center in Syracuse. Successful business partners and philanthropists, Bob and Kevin expressed an interest in supporting worthy causes. When Greg reconnected with the two couples a few weeks later with the perfect opportunity to support the sisters, they graciously agreed and became lead sponsors for the ninth annual Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament reception in Syracuse. Bob and Christine traveled from Philadelphia to rejoin Kevin and Melissa and the sisters for an evening of fine wine, dining and camaraderie. The Walmas also ensured a return engagement when they were the high bidders of a private dinner for eight with the sisters at Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center! Bob Hamill, Christine Lussier, Kevin and Melissa Walma, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

Mrs. David Lahrs Claire Lajoie Ms. Cheryl LaManche Mrs. Joan LaManche Ms. Lillian Lamb Mr. Giulio Lamilia Helen and Charles Lane Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lane Mrs. Joan Lang Ms. Miriam Langan Ms. Claire A. Langie Mrs. Kathleen F. Lanni Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lannon Ms. Beverly Lansley Ms. Concetta LaPenna Anne and Joseph La Porta Ms. Lucy Larczak Elizabeth Larkin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Larkin

William Larkin Ms. Geraldine LaRocca Mr. Joseph A. LaRocca Ms. Eugenia B. LaRusch Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Lasota Mrs. Olga Bensi Latessa Mrs. Kathleen Laubenstein Ms. Nina Laur Mrs. Mary Laverty Mrs. Nancy A. Lawler Ms. Arlene Lawless Don and Miriam Lawrence Diana Lazarek Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Leach Mrs. Patricia Leberer Ms. Carol Lebiedzinski Carolyn and Michael Lee Ms. Trudi Lee Teresa and John Leffler

Ms. Lori Lefkowitz Ms. Marie Lelak Ms. Marie D. Lelek Marie C. Leman Ms. Elizabeth R. Lemieux Leona Lemke Clare Lendvai Ms. Bertha Lengauer Mrs. Maria Leo Anthony and Maria Leone Ms. Donna M. Leone Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leone, Jr. Ms. Lillie Leone Mr. and Mrs. David Lepard Lillian Leps Henri and Jeanne Lese Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Lesner Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lestition Charles and Susan Lett

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Benefactor Report

From colleagues to friends For more than 25 years Sister Mary Meyer and Mara Roberts have kept a relationship which began in a Montessori classroom. As colleagues and professionals, they shared a love of children and provided an environment in which children could be stimulated to learn. Although life took them in different directions over the years, their friendship continued. “We’ve p Sister Mary Meyer and Mara Roberts always made room for our changes,” said Mara. “I love the way Sister Mary listens to me and keys into me. We just clicked. I know that she prays for me always even though we may not see each other much. I know I have her prayers.” “Maura has a great sense of humor,” said Sister Mary. “She always sees the positive in situations. Our conversations never seem to have a period. We’ve shared life’s ups and downs, and all that things that are important to us.” Sister Mary explains that Mara is up-to-date on all the latest technologies while she admits that she is not. However, she says, “Mara is also a dedicated mother and very involved in the Women’s Guild in her parish.” Summing it up Sister Mary says, “We enjoy each other’s company. Our friendship makes me a better person.” Sister Mary Meyer and Mara Roberts, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

Rev. Joseph Levesque Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lindenmayer Ms. Madelyn M. Lippert Ms. Diane Liptak Mr. Arthur Liska Mrs. Eileen Lloyd Local Union 43, IBEW Mr. Clifford J. Lockrow, Jr. Joanne Lockwood Madeline and David Loewer


Edward Lombardi and Roberta Criswell Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lombardi, Jr. Gerald and Emily Longo Mrs. Olga Lopez-Atienza Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lord Mrs. Josephine Lorich Mr. and Mrs. George Lostetter Ms. Sheila Loughlin Roger and Janice Loughrey Virginia Lovallo Barrie and Linda Lovejoy

Ms. Evelyn Loveland Ms. Sharon E. Lowery Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lucarelli Ms. Beth Lucia Mr. and Mrs. Garrit J. Lugthart, Jr. Mrs. Virginia Lukasiewicz Mrs. Irene Lukaszonas Mrs. Kathleen Lupo Mr. Joseph Zader and Mrs. Louise Lutz Ms. Faye Luzod

Mrs. E. Lynch The Honorable James and Florence Lynch Mrs. Gail Lyons Ms. Ursula Lyons Ms. Anna P. MacDonnell Ms. Kim M. Mackinnon Ms. Jeanne-Anne Mader Ms. Gina Madonia Ms. Mary T. Magnuski Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Maher Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Maier Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maio Mary Maiorano Ms. Nancy Maisano Ms. Kathleen Majchrzak Mrs. Teresa Majors Anna Maldonado N.E. and Leona Mallard Louise Malone Mr. and Mrs. John T. Maloney Mrs. Kerry Manahan Mrs. Margaret Manfredi Eileen Mangold James and Susan Manguso Arlene Manko Rev. Frederick R. Mannara Mr. John F. X. Mannion Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Mannion Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Mannion Ms. Carmella Mantaro Mr. and Mrs. Lewiston E. Manuel Maria and Costantine Manuse Andrea Marcum-Valentine Ms. Patricia Marini Mrs. Sharon Marino Mr. and Mrs. Gerald T. Maroney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marquardt Joni L. Marra Mrs. Nancy J. Marshanke Letitia Marsico Ms. Linda Martin MaryAnn Martin and Grace Blenk Elaine Martinko Ms. Shirley Masaryk Sharon and Tom Matheny John and Patricia Mattes Ann and Carl Matthies Rev. John Mattimore, S.J. Mrs. Mary Maurillo Mrs. Dolores Mauro Mr. Ralph Mauro Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maxwell

Ms. Ann C. May Mr. and Mrs. Arthur May Miss Carol Ann May Mrs. Norma May Mr. and Mrs. William C. May Ms. Rita B. Mayer Dorothy Mazur Ms. Shirley Mazur Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mazzanti Charles and Sandra Mc Hugh Marion A. Mc Laughlin Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarney Alverna McCarthy Karen and Michael McCarthy Ms. Margaret A. McCarthy Mrs. Mary McCulley Mr. James F. McDermott Ms. Patricia McDermott Ms. Marion McDonald Ms. Therese McDonald Mr. Robert McDonnell Thomas McGahan Ms. Mary F. McGhee Norma McGinnis Ms. Susan C. McGough Mr. and Mrs. John McGovern Mr. James McGrath Ms. Elizabeth J. McHugh Ms. Karen McKernan Marie McKinsey Paula and James McKirchy Mr. Daniel McMahon Dolores and Jim McMahon Mr. and Mrs. Edward McMahon Josephine McManus Christine McNally Mr. Robert McQueen Rev. Norman P. McTigue Mrs. Janet Meade Rev. Michael T. Meagher Mr. Donald Meek Ms. Evelyn Meinhold Ralph and Mary Jane Meinzer Carmen and Wilson Melendez Kevin Mendus Eugene Mercurio Mrs. Patricia Mergler Mrs. Deborah Metallo Virginia Metro Mrs. Gertrude E. Metz Mr. Daniel E. Meyer Gregory and Patricia Meyer Ms. Margaret M. Meyer Ms. Marie Meyer Mr. Paul Meyer Jr. Mr. George M. Meyerhofer Mrs. Maria Mezzo

Mr and Mrs Robert J. Miano Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Midey, Jr. Betsy Miksic Mr. Richard A. Milazzo Margaret Stewart Miles Cherie Miller Ms. Gail Miller Mrs. Katherine Miller Lawrence Miller Mary Miller Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Miller William and Sharyn Miller Mr. and Mrs. Louis Millis Mr. Billy Mills Naomi and Anthony Minarcik Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Mineo Joyce and Edward Mingle Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miniarz Mrs. Sandra Miori Leach Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mirabelli Ms. Theresa Mishlanie Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mistretta Carol and Raymond Mitch Robert and Karen Mitch Mr. and Mrs. William G. Mitchell Joseph and Mary Clare Modica Audrey Moeller Margaretta Moeller Marilyn Moeller Mr. Richard Mohr Mr. Louis Molisani Ms. Emily Momot Mrs. Nancy Monin Monitoring Martha Monitto Mr. Donald J. Monnin Monte Cello’s Mary Moran Mrs. Barbara Mordino Josie Moreno Ms. Joan Moriarity James and Kathleen Moriarity Maria Moriarty Ms. Amy Moritz Moses DeWitt Elementary School Mrs. Helen C. Mosgrober Sarah Mosorjak Ms. Georgia Mott Joyce and Carl Motter Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mounser Ms. Mary Moynehan M-T Space Mini Storage Audrey Mueller Ms. Mary M. Mueller Mr. Ralph S. Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mulhern

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mulich Margaret Mullaly Mrs. Conrad D. Muller Nancy Mulligan Ms. Rosemary Mumbach Mr. Robert Munzert Mr. William Mural Ms. Beatrix Murphy Donald Murphy Ms. Dorothy Murphy Elsie M. B. and Alex J. Murray Ms. Irene Murray Mrs. Millie Murray Mark S. and Mari Musial Patricia and Edward Mussall Lillian Mutschler Timothy and Marlene Myers Ms. Elsie Nachreiner Adele and Thomas Napierala Eugene Natale Maurice Naylon III Ms. Ruth P. Naylor Mr. David G. Nease Mrs. Lucy Nebrich Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson Dr. Russell Nemecek Mr. and Mrs. Frank Netti Ms. Paula Nevaldine Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Newell Mr. and Mrs. Terrance C. Nicholson Mrs. Elizabeth Nickels Mr. and Mrs. John Nicoll Ms. Mary Ann Niedzwicki Mr. Timothy Niedzwiecki Nancy Nielson Ms. Maeve Nolan Mrs. Stacy Noll Mary Ann and Tom Noonan James and Janice Nosbisch Barbara Nowaczyk Ms. Rose Nowak Ms. Rosemarie O’Bannion Evelyn Oberfield Mrs. Bernadette C. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. John Obrist Ms. Emily Ochrymowicz Barbara and James O’Connell Erin O’Connor Timothy R. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O’Donnell Mr. Ken O’Donnell Dr. and Mrs. Raymond T. O’Donnell Anne and Steven Ohanessian Ms. Maureen Ohara Mrs. Jennie Shaw O’Keefe Ms. Joan O’Keefe

Ms. Katie Ola M. Jolari Mrs. Ann Oliver Mrs. Geraldine Olkowski Mrs. Jo-Ann Olsen One Commonwealth Associates, LP Ms. Mary Orcutt Mr. Terry Ordinetz Ms. Dianna Orlando Mr. and Mrs. Norman Orlowski Ms. Theresa Ortiz Daisy Osche Doug and Cynthia Oster Bill and Therese Osterhout Robert and Nancy Over Mary Overby Helen and Roger Owens Grace Pabst John and Gretchen Pachan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pacheck Mr. Gary Pachek Ms. Rachele Paduano Douglas and Margaret Pafk Ms. Katherine Paige Mr. Sherwood Palczynski Rose and Ed Pallotta Mr. Walter Palmieri Mr. and Mrs. Peter Panepinto Janice and Charles Parent Mrs. Carolyn Park Ms. Valerie J. Parker Mr. Frank Parlato Nicholas Parrendo Dorothy and Charles Parsons Mrs. Milagros Pasinski Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Pastore Mrs. Evelyn Patterson Ms. Dorothy Patti Mrs. Shirley S. Paul Mrs. Linda Pavlas Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pecori Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Pedley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peinkofer Mr. Justin E. Pellingra Mr. Robert Peltz Ms. Jean Penberthy Ms. Maria H. Pendall Monica and Eloy Perez Louis Pernick Ms. Mary Ann Perry Nicholas and Mary Perry Dr. and Mrs. Paul Pesce Mrs. Ann Pestana Bernice Petcavich Mrs. Carolyn Peternel Cecelia Peterson

Mary T. Petrich Mr. and Mrs. Peter Petrillose Mr. Richard Petrone Ms. Elizabeth Pettitt Ms. Lorraine Pfohl Mrs. Norma L. Pfohl Mrs. Clara Pfrang Mr. and Mrs. Basil J. Piazza Mr. and Mrs. Piccirillo Mr. David Pida Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pierret Mr. Michael Pigna Ms. Madeline Pilla Mr. Andrew Piraino Ms. Sarah Piskor Geraldine and Stephen Piskurich Sheila Piskurich Mr. and Mrs. James Piwinski Betty Place Peggie Plosa Ms. Edith Poccia Mary Pockey Anna Marie Poerschke Ms. Marianne Pogorzelski Mr. Robert Polak Ms. Joanne Popielarczyk Ms. Susan Portier Mr. and Mrs. David A. Potzler Irene Powell Mr. Raymond Powers Bill and Suzanne Powers Ms. Ija Pozdnjakoff Johno and Maria Prascak Mr. Lawrence Presby and Mrs. Rosemarie Presby Ambrose and Cynthia Price Ms. Lisa Procanick Eileen Profeta Mrs. Susan Prostor Protocol Restaurant Mary Ann Protolipac Ms. Joanne Pryor Mrs. Alice Przybyl Dolores Pschirer Irene Puharic Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pupich Joan O. Pupik Ms. Sara Purpura Mrs. Phyllis Purvis Mr. Thomas D. Putnam Jackie Pyrdek Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pytko Rosemary and Patrick Quinn Mr. Leo Rackl Mr. Leonard Radka Mr. Robert Radney Mr. and Mrs. Todd Raible

Ms. Helen Raineri Charles Rakiecz Doris Randall Mr. and Mrs. James Randig Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Rao Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ratowski Mr. Gerald Rauch Ms. Susan Rauch Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ravas Mr. and Mrs. Vincent T. Raymond Mr. and Mrs. Borzou Razmjou Ms. MaryAnn Readling Marlene and Christopher Rebstock Mr. and Mrs. James and Marie Reddy Rose Mary Reding Mr. and Mrs. Ian Redpath Milton and Geraldine Reigle Frances Reiners Mr. and Mrs. Don Reinhart Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reisinger Joseph and Claudia Reljac Joseph and Anita Renk Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Renzi Dorothy H. and Nicholas Rescher Mr. Edward J. Reska Suzanne Reusch Ann Reynolds Mr. James Reynolds Ms. Joan M. Reynolds Mrs. Rita Reynolds Mrs. Rita Riccardi Ms. Janine Richardson Margaret and Sherwood Richardson Mr. Robert Richter Dr. and Mrs. Charles Rider Mr. and Mr. George Riedel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Riehle Mrs. Elizabeth Riggs Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Ripich Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ripichowski Ms. Juanita Rivera Riverview Carpet and Flooring, Inc. Mrs. Marie P. Rizzo Ms. Vivienne Rizzo Mr. and Mrs. John T. Roach Ms. Marion E. Roberts Mrs. Rose Marie Roberts Mr. and Mrs. John M. Robinson Mrs. Marilyn Robinson Ms. Laura Roddy Mr. and Mrs. Roehmholdt Mr. John P. Roetzer Mr. and Mrs. Dean Rogers

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Benefactor Report Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers William and Patricia Rogers Mrs. Delores Rogoff Ms. Jean Rogowski Ms. Aminta Roman Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A. Romance Christine Romanus Mr. John Rooney Ms. Shirley A. Root Mrs. JoAnn Ross Kevin and Amy Rossi Ms. Naomi Roth Donna Rothmeyer Robert Rotthoff Lucy Rotunda Ms. Karen F. Rouse Mr. and Mrs. Al Rowe Ms. Ellen M. Roy Ms. Mary Jane Rupert Mrs. Gail Ruppert Houle Mrs. Maryann W. Ruppert-Delzer Mr. Arthur Russell Jr. Elizabeth Russell Mrs. Lena J. Russell Mrs. Anne Russell-Brien Mr. and Mrs. Richard Russo Richard Ruth Ms. Alfreda T. Rutkowski Carol and David Rutkowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rutowski Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ryan Ms. Debb Sabbatis Ms. Mary Margaret Sabel Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Sabey Ms. Cheryl Sacco Eric and Valerie Saenger Vikki Safran Mr. Dennis Salemi Mrs. Pamela Salisbury Patricia and Henry Salomon Nelida Salva Mr. Donald Sansone Ms. Michele Sardinia Douglas and Carole Saturnino Ms. Marcella E. Savage Ms. Marie Savage Mrs. Susan M. Sawick-Molvarec Geraldine and Clifford Saxer Joanne Scales Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Scanlan Ms. Ann Scanlon Mr. Thomas Scatko Sherry J. Schaas S. Mary Barbara Schacht Mrs. Christin Schaefer Dr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Schaefer


Ms. Martha Schaefer Patricia A Schaefer Mr. Robert F. Schaefer Ms. Eileen L. Schalberg Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Schanley Barbara A. Scharding Ms. Ellen Schardt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scheeser Charles and Rosemary Scherer Ms. Jeanne B. Scherf Robert and Michelle Schifferli Charles and Dolores Schiffler Ms. Barbara Schlageter Mrs. Janice Schlau Betty Schlegel Nancy Schlereth Mrs. Alvin C. Schmidt Ms. Eileen M. Schmidt Mrs. Irene Schmidt Joan Schmidt and Mary Ann Kroecker Louis Gary and Mary Lou Schmidt Mr. Richard Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. James A. Schmitt Mary Jane Schneggenburger Ms. Sharon Schoen Mrs. Byrnedette J. Schonhart Mr. and Mrs. William L. Schorer Richard and Pam Schott Mrs. Jeanne Schrempf Ms. Colleen Ann Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schuber William and Anne Schuch Schultheies Rita and Rita Schuster Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Schwab Mr. David Schwalbach Mr. and Mrs. Earl N. Schwartz Mr. Eugene J. Schwartz Mrs. Judith Schwenzfeier Ms. Lucy Scibetta Joan and Charles Scime Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Scott Mr. and Mrs. William A. Scott Marie Scotty Mrs. Joan Seccombe Edward Sedlar Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sehn Anna Mae Seidler Ralph and Phyllis Seifert William J Seifert Mrs. Eleanora Selwach Thomas Semler Ms. Anne M. Senftle The Francis Elgrim Family Mary Sentesi

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Sentz Caroline Serdy Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Severson Mr. George T. Sfeir Mary Jane and Peter Shanley Mary Ann Sharrow, Ph.D. RN Ms. Colleen Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. George W. Sheehan, II Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Sherlock Miss Jean M. Sherman Mrs. Dolores Shimo Rita Shipley Ms. Madonna Shoeber Brother Michael W. Shubnell Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Signorelli Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F. Sikora Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Silvaggio Vittorio and Frances Silveri Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Silvestro Mrs. Diane M. Siminski Ms. Sharon Siminski Ms. Catherine Simon Mrs. Ruth Simone Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sindoni Ms. Grace M. Sinicropi Lois Sippel Roseanne Sirianni Mr. and Mrs. Al Sirvinskas Gilolee Siseree Father Robert Sisk Kenneth and Mary Agnes Sisk Linda Sisti Mr. Gregory Skjerping Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Skok Michael and Anne Skrutskie Joyce and Gary Slagel Suzanne Slattery Ms. Frances L. Sliver Mrs. Nanette J. Slowik Joan Smalley Mrs. Adriana Smith Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Smith Mrs. Catherine Smith Mrs. Frances G. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Harold K. Smith Karen Smith Ms. Mary Smith Michelle Smith Tipton Theresa Smochko Mr. Edward K. Snow Dan and Diane Snyder Dr. Thomas Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Norberto Soltren Mr. Michael Sowinski

Lucia Spallino Mr. William E. Spaulding Mrs. Pamela Spear Ms. Grace M. Spencer Dolores Spina Mr. James Spinosa St. Anthony’s Books St. Francis of Assisi School St. Francis R.C. Church Society St. John’s Church St. Padre Pio Parish St. Pius X Loretta Stachura Ms. Debra Stafford Elaine Stamper Grace Stann Ms. Robin Stannard John Starr Michael and Carol Stasik Ms. Elizabeth Stearns Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stefano Mrs. Irene Steigerwald Robert and Helen Stein Mr. Clayton A. Steinwachs Rev. Msgr. Paul F. Stengel Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Stephan Mr. Robert Stephenson Ms. Betty Stevens Mary Ann Stickel Elizabeth and Paul Stock Joyce and Joseph Stoeckl Mrs. Gaylord Stopen Mrs. Victoria Storey John and Rosemarie Story Ms. Mary F. Story Ms. Ann M. Straney Mr. and Mrs. John Strauser John and Louanne Strauss Mr. and Mrs. Michael Street Robert and Marie Strell Frank and Agnes Stroz Jean Stubenbort Ms. Becky Stufkowsky Mrs. Grace Sturm Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Sturm Joan and William Sturm Ms. Bonnie Jean Sturniolo Mrs. Mary Styn Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Suhr Ruth Sukala Esther Surowiec Mr. and Mrs. Norman Suttell Dorothy Sutton Ms. Lisa J. Swaincott Marcie C. Sweat Mrs. Mary Sweeney

Rev. Emil P. Swiatek Mrs. Mary Judy Swiderski Elizabeth Sypolt Syracuse Banana Co., Inc Jan and Fran Szafarski Mr. Raymond Szymkowski Piroska Taborosi Mr. Richard Tallarico Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tallarida Patricia and Jim Tammaro Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tamol Ms. Lynette Tanaka Ms. Lucy Tanski Mr. Brian R. Tarnowski Dr. Mary Hilaire Tavenner Mr. and Mrs. James S. Taylor, Jr. Ms. Joan Taylor Joseph and Donna Tayntor Ter-El Engraving Co., Inc. Mary Ann and Norman Terrick Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Testani Thermoflo Equipment Company Gloria Thibault Bruce and Rose Thill Mrs. Lou Ann Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson Susan and William Thompson Gloria Thomson Mrs. Ann Thorpe Ms. Elaine Thrasher Tonawanda Manor Residents Mr. and Mrs. James Toni Marie M. Tonti Bernice A. Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Trankle Mrs. Rosemary Travis Ms. Elaine Trenor Ms. Judith Trini Mr. and Mrs. Lewell Troast, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Trompeter Mrs. Paula Trudell Rev. Richard G. Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Turner, Sr. Ms. Rose Turnsek Barbara Tuttle Rev. Patrick Tuttle, OFM Mr. Alfred Tymm Mr. Bernard F. Uebelhoer Tom Uebler Jerome J. Ulatowski II, M.D. Edward and Anna Marie Uminski Dolores Uram Mr. John Urbanek Mary Urbanski Mr. and Mrs. Drew Utton Ms. Melissa Vahey

Caring comes full circle Connie and Roger Rodriguez were “mission kids” and forever thankful for it. Two of eight siblings who lived at Mount Loretto, they were brought to The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin in 1954. In the nine years they spent growing up at Mount Loretto, the nurturing love and care of the Sisters of St. Francis made an impact that would last a lifetime. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School with honors, Connie went on to have a successful career as a legal secretary for several of New York’s top law firms. Roger, who recently retired, also found success working in finance for high profile companies such as IBM and Novartis pharmaceuticals. Year after year, they made time to visit their mission “moms” at Immaculate Conception Convent in p Mount Loretto Orphanage, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. Connie also served as Staten Island, N.Y., late 19th secretary to the Mount Loretto Alumni Association century helping to plan annual reunions, liturgies and gatherings of “mission kids” at Mount Loretto and at the convent. “The sisters are our family, and most of us Mount Loretto alumni keep them close to our hearts. We always want to give back because they did so much for us,” said Roger. When Connie went home to God in 2009, she did not leave without saying “thank you” to her “family” of Franciscan sisters. She left a significant bequest to support the care of retired sisters. Roger also plans to include the Sisters of St. Francis in his will. For Roger and in memory of Connie, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

Mrs. Marilyn Valatka Mrs. Mary Margaret Van Damme Keith and Patricia Vandewark Mrs. Carolyn Varno Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Vaughn Kenneth and Rosemary Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Stephan P. Velsko Jacqueline and Matthew Verbiscer Dr. E. Kenneth Vey Victorious Missionaries Buffalo Ms. Angela Vigliotti Ms. Norma Visitacion Mrs. Janet Vito Vive, Inc. Milan J. Vlha Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vogel Ms. Judith Vogt

Mrs. Anne Vogtle Mr. and Mrs. George Vossler Mr. George Vrablik Wagner & Associates, Inc. Mrs. Kathleen Wagner Mrs. Marcia Wagner Wagner Quality Shoes Anita and John Wahl Betty Waigand Mrs. Jeanne Walker Ms. Leslie Walker Mary Ann Walker Mr. Jerome T. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walter Mrs. Rosemary Walters Mrs. Joann Wander Mrs. Marilyn Wangler Kathy Wardzinski Mr. and Mrs. John Wargo

Mr. Felix A. Wasiak, Jr. Clara Wasielewski Ms. Elizabeth Wasiluk Mrs. Mary Ellen Wasner Mr. and Mrs. Michael Waszkurak Mr. James C. Waterman Mr. Mark J. Waterman Ms. Eileen Watson Ms. Gail Watson Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Watson James and Rebecca Wattengel Mr. John Webb George and Bernice Weber Betty and Gary Weeks Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. Weidner Doris and Thomas Weigold Maureen and Larry Weimer

Weimer Over Agency, Inc. Ms. Angela Weinroth Frank and Carol Weise Cynthia and Thomas Weiss Mr. and Mrs. James J. Welby Mr. Christopher Welter Mr. Paul E. Wendling Rev. Msgr. Mecislaus S. Wendzikowski Mrs. Rose Marie Wentworth Mary Jane Wenzel Richard J. Wenzel Bonnie M. Werdein Ms. Ruth M. Werner Gerald and Carole Werries Ralph Wesling Mr. and Mrs. James Weymouth Mr. and Mrs. Mark Whalen Helen Marie Whewell Major John J. Whitefield Les and Brigid Wickersham Walter and Joanne Wieand Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wienclawski Richard and Barbara Wier Ms. Shirley Wiginton Ms. Janette Wild Ms. Katherine E. Wild Ann E. Willey Ms. Ann V. William Mr. and Mrs. Colin Williams Mrs. Mary M. Williams Mrs. Sharon L. Williams James and Kathleen Williamson Mr. Paul Willihnganz Ms. Jane A. Wilson Mr. Frank Wimble Aloysius Windstein Mr. William Winfield Mr. James Winslow Mr. and Mrs. Harry Winsor F.A. Wisniewski Mr and Mr. Ronald Wisnoski Marcia Wiss Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wittmann Mrs. Linda M. Wnuk Mr. Martin L. Wojtaszek Michele Wolf Jean L. Wolfe Mr. Louis Wolfgang Mrs. Aleita Wolfram Mrs. Mary Ann Wolfzorn Ms. Wollf Ms. Jacquelyn Wood Mrs. Phyllis Woodard

Woodlawn Cemetery Ms. Elsie M. Woodworth Mrs. Freda Woodworth Joseph and Isabell Woody Mr. and Mrs. David Woolridge Ms. Betty Wrege Gerard Wuenschel Patricia Wuenstel Ms. Leslie Wunsch Joan and Herbert Wutz William and Agnes Wyandt Dr. Mary Wyandt-Hiebert Richard and Marie Wyssling Ms. Darlene Yamrose Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yankay, Jr. Mrs. Margaret Yankay Joseph and Pam Yax Rev. Eugene Yennock Ms. Norma Yennock Paul T. Yeskey Jay Young Ms. M. Christine Young Mr. Paul Young Ernesto and Verna Yu Mrs. Marie Zafron Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Zahren Brother Robert Zalikowski, SVD Ms. Therese C. Zamoiski Mr. and Mrs. Guy Zarelli Ms. Ruth Zbrzezny Ms. Sue Zbrzezny Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zdep Eugene and Patricia Zdrowak Anne and James Zeis Mr. and Mrs. John Zeis Rev. Msgr. John W. Zeitler Ms. Jean Zellinger Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zemanick Ms. Jean-Ann Zenker Ms. Mary Louise Zent Mr. and Mrs. Erwin L. Ziegler Mrs. Jeannette Ziegler Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman Christopher Zimmerman Mr. Earl L. Zimmerman, Sr. Evelyn Zink Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ziolkowski Mr. and Mrs. John C. Zoll Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Zona Brother Thomas Zoppo Robert Zorn Kathleen Zuccher Rev. Christopher Zugger Ms. Barbara E. Zumpano Helen Zwirecki

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Benefactor Report Gifts In-kind Thanks and praise to all who have supported our community “in-kind” through your time, talents and resources. 800 Maple Above All Grand Salon & Spa AEC GROUP Al-E-Oops Restaurant Alexandra Amherst Diamond Exchange Amigone Funeral Homes Anchor Bar Anderson’s Frozen Custard The Andy Warhol Museum Apple Granny Restaurant Artpark Asa Ransom House Banchetti by Rizzo’s Michelle Basista Big Burrito Restaurant Group Bill Gray’s Restaurant Vince Benbenek Black & Blue Steak and Crab Ken Blinn and Marilyn Martin

Bocce Club Pizzeria Inc. Bohn’s Restaurant Bonefish Grill John and Mary Kate Boyle Brennan’s Bowery Bar Buchanon, Ingersoll & Rooney Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Buck Jonathan Buck Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Buffalo Brew Pub Buffalo Chophouse Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Buffalo Sabres Byrne Dairy BYS Yoga Delcine Caddy Jacob and Kelly Caddy Cafe Cimino Country Inn Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center Carpet Care Services, Inc. Carrabba’s Italian Grill Cavo Family Century Printing & Graphics Ray Chamberlain Chef’s Restaurant Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Chudy Paper Cioppino City Theatre Company

Mark Clouse Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clouse Colvin Cleaners Como Restaurant Creekview Restaurant Cura Hospitality Sarah Daly D’Arcy McGees Irish Pub Donna Deeney Del’s Italian Restaurant DeSanto Travel Dessert Deli Thomas Diina DiCamillo Bakery Dick’s Sporting Goods D’Imperio’s Dipson Theatres Divine Child Guild Gerianne Dobmeier Grant Bar and Lounge Green Apple Barter Services E.B. Green’s Steakhouse Ed Youngs True Value Hardware Excuria Salon and Day Spa Explore & More Children’s Museum Francesco Rinaldi Frick Art & Historical Center Gentile/Riegle Families Georgetown Square Wine and Liquors Elizabeth Gild

Gi-Ro Dry Cleaners Glen Park Tavern Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Hamburg Casino Hard Rock Cafe Harvest Valley Farms Hayes Seafood House Heinz North America Janet Herczak Hibbard’s Frozen Custard Hoak’s Home Depot #4159 Horizon View Horsemanship Farm Ilio Di Paolo Restaurant Irishman Ruth Jarvis Kabab & Curry Timothy Kane Kelly O’s Diner La Hacienda Brighton La Nova Pizzeria La Porta’s Pizzeria Dorothy J. Lariccie LaScala Ristorante Latorra, Paul & McCann Advertising Laughlin’s Beef and Barrel Lipinoga Florist & Landscaping PJ LoPresti Loughran’s Bar & Restaurant

Memorial gift leads to reunion between pupil and teacher On a rainy day in April, Pittsburgh, Pa. native Patrick Meehan made an exploratory call to Mount Alvernia in Millvale, Pa. He wanted to inquire about making a gift in memory of his wife, Thelma A. Meehan. He had been taught by the sisters in the late 1940s at Corpus Christi Catholic School and cherished the education he received. Regional Mission Advancement Director, Paul Stabile took the call. After a few questions, Paul recognized that one of the sisters whom Patrick p Sister Marie Therese Imhoff is pictured spoke fondly of was living at Mount Alvernia. Sister Marie Therese Imhoff here in 2005 teaching children at was grateful for the opportunity to join Paul and reunite with her former Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning pupil, Patrick Meehan. While at lunch with Sister Marie Therese and Paul, Center in Millvale, Pa. Patrick spoke passionately about the influence of his Catholic education and the continued personal experiences with the Sisters of St. Francis over the years. He agreed to make a substantial gift to support sister retirement needs in memory of his wife, Thelma. A Mass for Thelma is being planned for spring 2012. Patrick Meehan, thanks and praise for journeying with us. 26 FRANCISCAN SPIRIT

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center Tom Maher Maid of the Mist Corporation Matt Brewing Company Mattress Factory Museum Jerry and Barb Mazurkiewicz Kathleen McAndrews Debra McCracken McCullagh Coffee McHugh Art Studio Midas Auto Center Susan Minotti Mischler’s Florist Monroe Muffler & Brake Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Monte Cello’s Munroe Family Chiropractic Stephen and Cindy Munschauer Nails Express Niagara Falls State Park Niagara Honeymoon Sweet Gourmet Chocolates Oil Creek Railway Historical Society Old Fort Niagara Old Orchard Inn Oliver’s Restaurant Olympic Family Restaurant Omni William Penn Hotel Original Oyster House Original Pancake House Our Lady of Peace Church Doug Oster Pamela’s Paragon Foods Pepsi-Cola Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inc. Pittsburgh CLO Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Pittsburgh Opera Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Playhouse Pittsburgh Public Theater Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pizza Supreme PNC Institutional Investments William Powers Johno Prascak Prestogeorge Fine Foods Primrose Flower Shop Print Solutions Plus, Inc. Protocol Restaurant Virginia Quinn R & P Oakhill Development, LLC

Rob Ray and the Buffalo Sabres Red Mill Inn Rico’s Ripa’s Restaurant Ristorante Lombardo Roberts Office Furniture Concepts, Inc. Marion Roberts Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More Sake Cafe Sushi Cuisine Salvatores Italian Gardens Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant Sean Patrick’s Restaurant Rick Sebak Senator John Heinz History Center Jim Sexton Shannon Pub Sheetz Sheraton at the Falls Shop ‘n Save Teresa Silvestri Silvioni’s Restaurant Skylon Tower Sorrento Cheese Southern Wine and Spirits Spaghetti Warehouse Stonewall Resort Straycat Communications Sunny’s Roost Bed and Breakfast TGI Friday’s T.J. Sheehan and Great Mary Tomlin Tony’s Pizza Tops Friendly Markets Towne Cleaners, Inc. The Trillium Floral Shoppe University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms U. S. Foods Value Home Center #14 Village Artisans Vin Chet Pastry Shop Waldens Restaurant at Millennium Hotel Walnut Grille Wegmans Food Markets Wine Room Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park Yellow Creek Trout Club Yetter’s Dairy Zenger Group

Honorarium Through joyful prayer, we stand together with our benefactors in honoring the many friends and loved ones in whose name gifts were made in 2011. Sister Louise Alff Sister Virginia Balk Sister Mary Balthasar Roy Batt Lynda Becker Sister Judith Beiswanger Sister Rosemary Benson Bishop O’Hern High School Sister M. Florecita Bittner’s 100th birthday Sister Florecita Bittner Sister Marie Grace Blum Sister Barbara Ann Bogden Sister M. Kevin Brand Joseph and Susan Braunscheidel and Family Bueme Family Sister Patricia Burkard Sister Sheila Anne Burke Sister Mary Helen Buscarino Sister M. Antoinette Campiere Barbara Carey Sister Rita Casey Dr. Richard Charles Claudia Chiesi Sister Mary Dolores Cook and the Prayer Shawl Ministry Cullen and Collin’s loved ones Ettore P. Damiani Dr. Douglas Danosos Sister M. Juliana Deinhart Sister Mary Veronica DelVecchio John Dempster Sister Grace Diethorn Sister Rose Therese DiGregorio DiGregorio Family Sister Margaret Anthony Domin Sister Margaret Mary Dromgoole Jean Dworzanski’s mother and father Sister Wilma Eibeck Rita Fenzel Joyce Fink Sister Mary Elise Finnigan John and Margaret Flaherty

Carleen M. Florea Sister Margaret Mary Foley Sister Mary Agnes Frawley Sister Joanne Gangloff Amy and Casey Gaudino Sister Jeanne Gemperle Sister Mary Louise Gerber Sisters of the German Roman Catholic Orphanage Sister Alice Gilabert Dr. Samuel and Lorraine Graziano Bernice Grunzweig Sister Lorraine Hahn Sister Julia Hamilton Sister Mary Nelson Harlach Sister Patricia Marie Hartley Mrs. Ella Heer Sister Suzanne Hitzges Sister M. Wilma Holler Sister Anne Hoyer Sister Shirley Huff Sister Marilyn Joyce Sister M. Jeanne Kennedy Sister Lorelda Kilchenstein Father James Kingori Sister M. Marcia Klawon Sister Marlene Kline Sister Grace A. Knauber Sister Ann Helene Koenig Sister Renee Kopacz Sister M. Rosaire Kopczenski Sister Florence Kramer Sister Wilma Kramer Sister Florence Kremer Eileen Kuciak Robert Lantz, TOSF Lasker Family Sister M. Bernadette Lavocat Sister Bea Leising Sister Mary Louise Lopez Sister Eileen Magill Sister Marian Rose Mansius Sister Mary Jo Mattes Ann McBride Haskell Sister Mary Ann Mishurda Sister Maria Angelita Molina Mombrea Family Mount Alvernia High School Mount Alvernia Teachers 1940 – 1946 Sister Kathleen Murphy Sister Beth Niederpruem Sister Catherine Noecker Sister Paula Marie Notarthomas Sister Lois Jean Nunweiler Sister Catherine Paff James Patterson Joseph F. Petcavich

Sister M. Frances Joseph Piazza Sister Eileen Pinkel Joan M. Pupik Purpura Family Jackie Pyrdek Sister Michelle Quinn Sister Eleanor Reisinger Sister Elise Renk John P. Rumschik Sister Bernadine Salazar Salemi Family Anne Schiferle Jane Schiferle Michael and Rob Schifferli Sister Aelred Schroeffel Sister Lillian Schwartz Loretto C. Scotia Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters of St. Francis – Central New York Region Sisters of St. Francis – Western New York Region Sisters of St. Francis – Western PA Region Sisters of St. Francis Sisters who taught at St. Joseph School Mt. Oliver Sisters who taught at Archbishop Carroll H.S. Sisters who taught at St. Wendelin High School (63 – 67) Georgina Slowinski Sister Dorothy Smith Sister M. Terence Spenger Teachers of Saints Peter and Paul School from 1945 – 1954 St. Francis Hospital St. Francis School of Nursing Class of 1961 Teachers and Staff at St. Mary’s High School Charlotte Stabile Sister Mary Norbert Stang Sister Carleen Marie Stengel Sister Donna Stephenson Sister Elaine Stuthers Sister Noreen Sturm Adrianne Tanehand Sister Eleanor Thielman Carolyn Thompson Sister Marie Ella Thompson Sister M. Margaret Therese Toohill Sister Carol Troesch Tullius Family Reverend Michael Uebler Sister Francis Marie Vallone Sister Margaret Rose Vavrek Lindsey Visser

Helen Wagner Sister Barbara Jean Wajda Sister Mary Walheim Sister Ruth Wangler Becca Weiss Sister Rosita Wellinger Sister Lorraine Wesolowski Sister Peggy Wetzel Sister Mary Rose Williams Sister Mary Christine Winterhalter Patty and Jim Yoder Sister Marianita Zabala Zagar Family Sister M. Bernice Zieminski

Memorial In 2011, gifts were made in memory of the following friends and loved ones. May God receive them with open arms and hold them in his tender care. Ruth and Morgan McCoy, Sr. Catherine Addy Angelo Alessi Sister M. St. Ann Alessi Sister Stella Marie Alessi Cornelia Alff Sister Mary Owen Amann Joseph Amigone Sister Clare Marie Anetzberger Anetzberger Family Angeletti Family Ruth Angeletti Telio Angeletti Thomas Angeletti Anstett Family Jeanne and William Anstett Albert and Mildred Anstett Sister M. Paschal Antonucci Sister Angela Anzalone Richard and Cecila Paul Ashburn Sister Marihelen Augustine Arlene and Jamie Badding Father Gary Bagley Joan Frances Baker Jenkins Estelle Barbalato Mathilda Vogel Barthelemy Sister M. Clementine Battagalia

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Benefactor Report Sister Norbertine Bauer Sister M. Francis Clare Baumann Mother Mary Inez Bayerl Deceased members of The Bechtold Family Sister Marion Beiter Clarence Benz Mary Bertell Sister Clare Marie Bliss Sister M. Joachim Blosl Robert Blum Bob Molly Boehlert William and Mary Bogan Patricia Botey Sister Borromeo Steve Brachmann Sister Anna Marie Brandl Sister M. Roslyn Braun Luise Braunmueller David W. Brown Harold and Mildred Brown George and Isabelle Brown Chester Bunk Cecelia Burden Sister Joanne Burke Sister Margaret Burkhard Sister Regina Mary Callahan Sister Rose Alice Carbery Frances Cardina Sister Francis Marie Caroli Andrew Carson Carolyn G. Castrianno Leonard M. Castrianno Frank and Sally Catalano Sally Catalano Sister Ann Catherine Louis and Mary Certo Anne Charbonnet Mary Hoffman-Charles Stanley Chmura Arthur and Mary Christ Edwin Christmann Edmond Cichocki Joseph Clare Amanda Coble Maryhelen E. Colbeck Frank Colella Mary Connors Fischer Sister M. Damian Cookingham Mrs. Janet Ruth Allen Cooper Tony and Marie Corpus Julia and Tony Cortez Catherine Dacquisto Loudis Anthony J. Daigler Margaret Damiani Roger B. Dane


Anthony J. and Lucille Danni Lou DeBergalis Deceased members of the Class of 1943 Mrs. Concetta DeFelice Herlinda Delgado Joseph DeMartino Lorraine Demont Sister Carolyn Rose DeNome Sister Francis DeSales Mary DiGuilio Walter Diederick Oscar Diethorn Sister Theresa Dietrich Joseph DiGiordano Anthony P. DiGiore Edith P. DiGiore George Dischinger Mary Margaret Dombkiewicz Frances Donovan Sister Donna Marie Dorochak Louise Lorich Doubitdner Sister M. Honora Doyle Ron Doyle Margaret Duggan Albert Duke, Jr. Sister Adrienne Dupont Sister Marilda Dusch Adam Dworzanski Mary C. Dyster Scott Eagan Sister Marie Celine Eichhorn Norb Ennis Francel Ertl Francis and Phyllis Faraci Sister Andrew Fasanello Carolyn Feldbauer Bernard J. Feldman Patrick Feller Edward J. Feron, Jr. Norman Ferris Fichera Family Sister M. Noreen Finnegan Dolores Finnigan Walter Finnigan Deceased Florczaks – Joe, Emily Paul and Chris Patricia A. Florea and James E. Florea Grayce T. Floss Deceased members of the Flynn family Karl Fort Sister Mary Louise Frainier Richard Frainier Sister Jeanne Frank Cathryn Frankovich’s sister, Mary Nicholas Frankovich

Sister Mary Agnes Frawley William and Emma Freidhoff Sister M. Bertram Freund Sister M. Claude Friedhaber Sister M. Rose Friedhaber Wiliam and Emma Freidhoff Thomas Fries Louise Fritz Mrs. Dorothy Frost Sister Mary Richard Gaenzler Lucille Gaffney Sister Eleanor Galucki Sister Edna Gamp Sister Florissa Gamp Cecil and Glen Gannon Sister Rose Garramone Josephine Gates Sister Anne Marie Gavin Sister M. Edwin Gearing Genevieve Diane Gentile Rosemary George John J. Gibbons Sister Bernarda Gill Mary Jane Ginn Rose Mary Gitzen Sister Rose Vincent Gleason Sister Mary David Gloekler John and Dora Golden Maria Gonzalez Adam and Ellen M. Gotkiewicz Eleanor Gottstein Ryan Graham Florence Gramse Hope Sister M. Zita Green Rose Griffin Shirley Grossman Sister Mary Margaret Gullo Sister Barbara Mary Habovsek Hafner Family Sister Lorraine Hahn Mary Frances Halpin Robert Hamilton Ralph Handley Sister Mary Laurence Hanley Margaret Hant Catherine Lee Haslinger Sister Miriam Hattinger Jimmy Hauer John Hauer Joan Haupt and Bill Haupt Ray and Anna Hebeler Sister Marie Heinrich Sister Thomasita Heller Sophie and Frank Henle Herman Henn Theodora Herc and her eternal rest

Mildred K. and Arthur A. Herrle Herschel Family Marion Hitchcock Patricia Hobbs Sister Marie Gerard Hoffman Thomas C. Hohmann Joan Robinson Holmes Charlotte Holzer Elsie M. Hooven Robert Huber W. James Huggins, Jr. Sister Kathleen Marie Hundt Sister Mary Ellen Huntshamer Verna and Joseph Hupf Sister Joan Hupp John A. Hyrb Rudy Iafolla Sister Josephine Indelicato Matthew Inez Muriel Jacoby Joseph Jenuwine Paul W. Joy Virginia Juliano Kapitanowicki Familiy James J. Kane Stanley Kawa Kathleen P. Kelly Madeline Kelly Sarah Kelly Sister M. Dolita Kessler Helen Kinney Klein Family Elaine M. Klein Robert Klein Sister John Marie Klocke Klueber Familiy Joseph Klusko Sister Mary Leo Knauber Sister M. Irma Koebert Sister Cecilia Agnes Koebert Emily A. Koenig Norman Koester and Rosemary Koester Garcia Edward Kopacz Edmund Koral Sister Grace Marie Korn Theodore and Cecelia Kovalesky Virginia Kozuchowski Richard Kracht Sister Teresa Kramer Sister Margaret Krantz Sister Mary Henry Krebs Yvette Krol Karen Kuhn John and Margaret Kulikowski Sister Prudentia Ladiski Thomas P. LaPenna

Charles Lauer Dick Lee Janey Lee Marjorie Lehde Mary and Jean Leising Mary Leising Sister Marietta Leist Stephen Leman Hilda Lepard Mary and Anthony Leto Mary and Vito Leto Sister Ermeline Lhota Sister Marie Antionette Lintner Robert “Lefty” Loeffler Sister Adeline Lorenzo Sister Baptista Lorenzo Vera Louvris Walter and Mildred Lowe Michael Lukaszonas Edward Lynch Kenneth Mader Sister Carol Mader Josephine Magioni Dawna J. Mallard John S. and Agnes L. Maloney Charles Mangold Joseph Mannion Charles Manuel Clara Manuel Manuel Family Mary Manuel Agnes Marcum Albert Markert Patrick H. Martin Sister M. St. Anthony Martina Sister Noel Mattes Sister Dolores Ann May Edward Mazur John McAdoo Frances McDermott Pauline Mcdonald Laura McGrath Sister Cornelia Ann McGuane McNeill Family Joan Measer Deceased members of the Medina Familiy Thelma A. Meehan Sister Adele Meiser Alfons and Esther Meier John Mergler Robert W. Metro Albert Metz John Metzger Jerome Meyer and Jerome Meyer, II Mary A. Meyer and Joseph Paul and Loretta Meyer

Pat Meyers Miller Family Dorothy A. Miller Janet Miller Lorraine Miller Sister Judith Miller Sister Rose Marie Minetti Aloysius Moeller Dr. Martin and Mrs. Marie Angelo Sister Monica Edmund Moore Deceased members of the Mordino Family Helen Mosgrober’s family members and other relatives, especially JJ Kathy Mulhesin Conrad Muller Sister Maureen Ann Muller James and Mary Murphy Mrs. Maureen Murray Mercedes Mutton Stephen and William Nachreiner Marcella D. Nachreiner Dick Nagel Helen Nasca Sister Barbara Neigh George Newett Ellery Niederpruem Sister M. Claudia Rita Nosbisch Joseph Novak Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nowaczyk Susan Penberthy Nowak Mrs. Marilyn Nowicki Rose Nunweiler Sebzda James Okunewick Juan Luis Oliver, Jr. Magdalene Olma Ben Olsen Helen Opalka Sister M. Eymard Oppenheimer Sister Mary Grace Ortner Alfons and Dorothea Osiander Sister M. Ricarda Pahler Vera Palmiero Sister Laura Pape Grace Pabst’s parents Joan Anne Parker John and Frances Parrino John Penberthy Perez Family Deborah Pieczonka Polino Family members Bernard and Julia Pollutro Frank Poorten Olive Sergant Poorten John Powers, Jr. Carol Powers

James Poweski Catherine E. Pukansky Ryan Patrick Purcell Sister Mary Mark Quinlan Eva and Charles Rakiecz, Sr. Anne Randall Frank and Rose Raziano Dr. John J. Readling Sister M. Thomas Reddy James A. Reil Sister M. Audrey Reil Shirley Resdorf Patricia Reiser Alberta Renk Joseph and Grace Renk George and Esther Richmond Carol Richter Herminia Riedurer Ann Riegle Deceased members of the Riek Family Elmer Rine River Family Frank A. Rizzo Roberts Family Ronald Robinson Sister M. Paulette Roche Sally Roetzer Rupert and Eleanor Rogers John V. Rogowski Mary Anne Romanowski Sister M. Marcia Rosage MaryBeth Rossi Edwin Roth Sister M. Cecilia Rotthoff Sister Mary Daniel Ruffing Sister Marietta Rung Christopher Ruppert Emily Rusnak Janet Siegworth Russell Richard B. Russell Ron Ryan Alfred Sabey Sally Richard and Mary Lou Sandmaier Dorothy (Kruckewitt) Sanelle Claude and Caroline Santillo Roy and Louise Saporito Melvin Sauer Sister Mary Fidelis Scalzo Sister M. Fidelis Scanlon Sister M. Michael Ann Scanlon Patricia Schach Sister Margaret Mary Schaefer Marie (Heibach) Schaefer St. Nick Class of 1936 Nelson Schalberg

Kenneth A. Scharding Joyce Scheifla George and Marcella Scherer Sister Margaret Mary Schmicker Henry, Martha, Leo, Colette and Margaret Schmidt Sister Mary James Schneberger Albert Schneider Chas and Dorothy Schreiner

Sister Sylvia M Schuler Dwight Schultheis Schuster Family Sister Jeanne Marie Schwartz William Seelman Joan and Bob Sehn Sehn Familiy Patricia Seibel

Evelyn and Ernest Seifert Frederick L. Shakow Rose Seifert Elinore Sherman Ellen Frances Sherman Marge Sherman Caroline Siatkosky Sister M. Eugene Sisk Julia Siskey

Former member remains part of the Franciscan family

t Ruth Jarvis and Sister Donna Stephenson have been friends for more than 40 years. Here they work together on the Hearts & Hands Gala planning committee, a fundraiser for the Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program.

The Sisters of St. Francis have been a part of Ruth Jarvis’s life for almost 60 years. She was taught by them at St. Joseph’s Grade School and St. Joseph’s High School in the Mount Oliver neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. A sister of St. Francis for seven years, Ruth left amidst the changes that occurred during Vatican II. She pursued a 34-year career in education, using the skills taught to her by the Sisters of St. Francis. Ruth has also been a member of the Hearts & Hands Gala planning committee for the past four years and is a generous donor to the Sisters of St. Francis. “You reach a point in your life when you want to give back.” During her time in formation, Sister Thomasita Heller was Ruth’s novice director. “…I loved her dearly. I would often visit her and when she died I thought: “What can I do to give back?” Ruth started volunteering to help drive sisters to their doctor appointments. “The sisters touched my life, I was a part of their lives, and now it’s time to support them when they need it and I have the time and talent to help. I want to be there for them, they are part of my family.” Ruth Jarvis, thanks and praise for journeying with us.

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Benefactor Report Sister Flora Widmann Sister M. Honora Doyle All deceased sisters from the Sisters of St. Francis Smith Family Genoveva Sola Ida Spallino Louise Spicciati Parents of David J. Stabile Ron and Mildred Stafford Joseph and Dorothy Staylenich Helen Stengel Francis A. Stengel, Jr. Robert Stengel Sister Mary Jude Stewart George and Dorothy Struebel

Sister Noreen Sturm George J. Styn Daniel Suchan Jerimiah “Mike� Sullivan Jan Szafarski Sister Dominic Marie Tamburello Temme Family Sister M. Blanche Tewes Deceased members of the Thibault Family Francis and Monica Thill Carrie Thompson Ruth Tomac Sister M. Joseph Trimbur Norman Troesch

Margaret Ann and Marissa Tymm Rose and Norbert Uhrich Mary Underberg Kruse Margaret Underberg Wagner Joseph Uram Sister Elizabeth Urbanek Mrs. Jean Vatter John Virostko of Riverside Sister Mary Vivian (Catherine Dempski) Sister Mary Wabo Elna Wagner Joan Walleshauser Sister Margaret Agnes Walsh Henry Walters

Howard Wangler Sister Veronica Weber Dr. Paul Weigel Betty Weinstein William Weisbeck Lucy and Charles Weisbecker Constance Wellinger Nellie Wells Wendel Family Ruth Wendling Sister Virginia Wenzel Elmer and Anna Wetzel Sister Marie Therese Whissel Frank and Julia Whitefield Sister Flora Widmann Otto and Theresa Wieand

Margaret Wiedemann John Wild William W. Williams Dolores Wilt Sister Dolores Wittmann Thomas F. Wnuk, Sr. Sister Gregoria Wong Robert Wopperer Rita Louise Yukas Leo Zafron Zager Family Sister Mary Claver Zeugar Edward and Rosemary Ziegler Mary Zlock Rick Zorn

Great care has been taken to ensure that our donors names are listed accurately. But if we have made a mistake, remember that to err is human; to forgive, divine. Please accept our apologies and let us know by contacting Kelli Cavo, mission advancement services coordinator at 716.632.2155, ext. 685 or email to

Congregational Mission Advancement Team Congregational Mission Advancement Office Sister Marian Rose Mansius Congregational Leadership Liaison to Mission Advancement 315.634.7033, Gregory J. Griffin Congregational Director of Mission Advancement 315.634.7085,

Central New York Region (CNY) Mission Advancement Office

Western Pennsylvania Region (WPA) Mission Advancement Office

East Coast Region (EC) Mission Advancement Office

Paul Stabile Director of Mission Advancement, WPA 412.821.2200, ext. 217,

Gregory J. Griffin Interim Director, EC 315.634.7085,

Michelle Basista Congregational Grants Coordinator 412.821.2200, ext. 297,

Sister Maria Salerno Leadership Team Representative, EC 315.634.7024,

Sister Donna Zwigart Sister Liaison, Mission Advancement, WPA 412.821.2200, ext. 120,

Hawaii/Southwest Region (HI/SW) Mission Advancement Office

Roxanne M. Sopchak Director of Mission Advancement, CNY 315.634.7026,

Western New York Region (WNY) Mission Advancement Office

Sister Alicia Damien Lau Sister Liaison, Mission Advancement, HI/SW 808.348.7701,

Sister Elizabeth John Timson Director of Donor Relations, CNY 315.634.6973,

Cynthia E. Munschauer Director of Mission Advancement, WNY 716.632.2155, ext. 687,

Sister Norise Kaiser Sister Liaison, Mission Advancement, HI/SW 808.547.8010,

Sister Rose Marie Colasurdo Administrative Assistant, Mission Advancement, CNY 315.634.7006,


Kelli Cavo Congregational Advancement Services Coordinator 716.632.2155 ext. 685,


F O R M O R E T H A N 150 Y E A R S , the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities have been making a difference one person, one family and one mission at a time. In schools, hospitals, churches and communities, the good work of the sisters has spread. Theirs is a legacy of service to all in need, and a promise to be there tomorrow.

However the sisters have touched your life, you know their impact. By including them in your estate plans, you will honor their legacy of service by establishing your own personal legacy. You can make possible vital support for any number of priorities and initiatives — ­ such as vocations, retirement care, program and mission support. When you remember the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in your estate plans, you will be recognized as a member of the sisters’ Legacy Circle — a special group of farsighted people who have included the sisters in their long-term financial plans.

You don’t have to be wealthy to make a significant gift. Every gift, whether large or small, is important. Our mission advancement professionals are available to assist you with your thoughtful gift planning, offering many types of charitable gift arrangements that can benefit you, your family and the sisters.


Roxanne Sopchak 315.634.7026 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Paul Stabile 412.821.2200, ext. 217 EAST COAST

Gregory Griffin 315.634.7085 HAWAII/SOUTHWEST

Sister Alicia Damien Lau 808.453.1941 WESTERN NEW YORK

Cynthia Munschauer 716.632.2155, ext. 687

Thank you!

Together with the sisters you can help to make a difference in the lives of many.

We Have a Saint! “We have received word from the Vatican that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed Blessed Marianne Cope to be canonized a saint in the Catholic church…Blessed Marianne was

a woman with a compassionate heart and courageous spirit that led her to do great things in Syracuse as well as Hawaii.” These words of Sister Patricia Burkard, general minister of the congregation, announced the news of Mother Marianne’s canonization at a Dec. 20, 2011 press conference in Syracuse, N.Y. The canonization ceremony will take place in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Oct. 21 of this year.

p Sister Patricia Burkard announces the news of Mother Marianne’s canonization.

Did You Know? The relic of bone fragments of St. Marianne is classified as a first class relic. First class relics are body parts of those declared Blessed or Saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Secondclass relics are items used by the saint. Included would be articles of clothing, a book, a rosary or even a fragment of the saint’s coffin. Third class relics are items, usually pieces of cloth or a holy card, that have been touched to a first or second class relic. The Catholic Church forbids the sale of first or second class relics, which are sacred objects.


For canonization to occur, two miracles attributed to the intercession of an individual, must be proven through the appropriate canonical investigation of medical experts and theologians and affirmed in a decree by the pope. Following the first miracle and the promulgation of beatification the candidate receives the title “blessed.” A second miracle is needed for canonization and follows the same process as that for beatification. With the pope’s proclamation, the individual named “blessed” acquires the title of “saint.” In 1993, the first miracle of healing occurred with Kate Mahoney and led to the eventual beatification of Mother Marianne. At the age of 14, Kate was diagnosed with germ cell ovarian cancer. After her cancer was removed Kate suffered severe reactions and complications during her chemotherapy. While removing massive amounts of fluid from her body, Kate experienced serious hemorrhagic shock p Kate Mahoney visits with Sister Adele followed by a nearly fatal cardiac arrest lasting Bullock at the Jan. 23 St. Marianne Cope feast day liturgy at St. Anthony approximately 25 minutes. She also experienced Convent chapel in Syracuse, N.Y. multiple organ system failure. Intercessory prayer to Mother Marianne began in December 1992 and by the second week of January 1993 the functioning of her organs had begun. By mid-January, all of Kate’s vital functions had returned and today, all of her vital organs are in good condition. In June 2011, the Vatican Medical Board in Rome ruled in favor of a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Mother Marianne. The seven physicians at the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes said there is no medical explanation for the cure of Sharon Smith who had been suffering from an irreversible fatal condition of pancreatitis and an infection that was literally destroying her organs. Her doctors expected her to die and were amazed scientifically at her survival. At the press

p Sister James Therese Downey shares a laugh with Sharon Smith.

conference Sharon said, “I thank the Lord. I’m happy to be Mother Marianne’s vessel to be a saint.” Addressing the media at the press conference, Robert J. Cunningham, bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, said, “The church, in recognizing Mother Marianne, reminds us that in every age the church raises up men and women outstanding in holiness to be living examples of Christian life. We thank God for the witness of their lives and in a special way we thank God for the witness of Mother Marianne Cope and all that she’s done and meant to so many people.” Mother Marianne led the first group of six sisters from the congregation to the Hawaiian Islands in 1883. Their mission was to care for those afflicted with Hansen’s disease (leprosy). She was the only one of 50 religious leaders to respond positively to an emissary from Hawaii with a request for Catholic sisters to provide health care on the Hawaiian Islands, especially to patients with Hansen’s disease. “I am not afraid of any disease…,” was her rare response to the request. Commenting on Mother Marianne’s virtues, Sister Patricia said, “We believe that the virtues of St. Marianne Cope, as she is now to be known, especially her compassion for the most outcast, her personal dedication to caring for others and her immense charity are virtues that can be examples for our own lives.” For more information on the life and ministry of Mother Marianne as well as information on her shrine and museum in Syracuse, visit


ec. 18, 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Francis’ arrival in Buffalo, N.Y. Throughout 2011, countless events were held to celebrate the sisters’ incredible 150-year journey of service to God’s people in the Diocese of Buffalo. These words written by Sister Patricia Burkard, general minister, for the closing liturgy and banquet brought the year to a meaningful end: “While we have come a long way from the arrival of our first sisters in Buffalo in 1861 our mission has remained the same — to be women at the service of life and to serve those in need. Our work in Catholic schools and religious education programs, with orphans, the elderly, in health care and parish ministry as well as through social outreach, is our legacy to the people of this diocese. We honor the lives and works of our deceased sisters who ‘went about doing good’ throughout these 150 years and whose memories we hold sacred. Their example of courage, fortitude and perseverance inspires us in our continued service to God’s people. We honor the kindness of all of you who support our way of life and whose generosity allows us to continue our works of mercy and charity. This past year brought us great joy as we celebrated different events and became reacquainted with friends from former years. We have so much for which to be grateful! As we continue into the future, we ask God, through the words of our patron St. Francis of Assisi, to bless you!” “ May the Lord bless you and keep you. May God let his face shine on you, and give you peace today and all days.” ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

t Master of Ceremonies, Don Postles, co-anchor at WIVB-TV in Buffalo, N.Y. with 150th anniversary committee chair, Sister Kathleen Murphy at the Dec. 18, 2011 closing liturgy and banquet.

t Sister Patricia Burkard celebrates the feast of St. John Neumann at the 150th anniversary opening liturgy and dinner for sisters and Franciscan associates.

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In Prayerful Memory

Sister Mary Owen Amann (Sister Mary Agatha)

December 31, 1915 – September 26, 2011

Sister Mary Owen ministered for many years as a teacher in the upper elementary and high school levels in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. After leaving the classroom, she served in the administrative offices at the sisters’ former hospitals in Pittsburgh and New Castle, Pa., and as school treasurer at Santa Cruz in Puerto Rico. Gifted with a wonderful sense of humor, her constant “companion” was her rosary, which she prayed several times each day.

Sister Virginia Wenzel (Sister M. Blandina)

February 4, 1912 – September 29, 2011

For 35 years, Sister Virginia taught at the elementary and high school levels in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and AltoonaJohnstown. She also served as principal of St. Joseph High School in Mount Oliver, Pa. She went on to serve as librarian at the former Mount Alvernia High School in Millvale and St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. For the next 15 years, Sister Virginia served as director of medical records at the former St. Francis Hospital of New Castle, Pa. May Sister Virginia now rest in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in whom she placed her hope.


Sister Margaret Agnes Walsh March 6, 1924 – October 2, 2011

After earning her bachelor’s degree in physical science from LeMoyne College and her master’s degree in secondary education from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., Sister Margaret Agnes served in education ministry at the elementary, secondary and college levels in the Diocese of Syracuse and Archdiocese of Honolulu. She also served as administrative assistant at Pen and Pages Tutorial Center and office assistant at the congregation finance office.

Sister Margaret Mary Schmicker July 6, 1930 – November 1, 2011

A teacher in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Sister Margaret Mary also served as a summer volunteer at Covenant House in Manhattan, N.Y. She spent the last 22 years of her life serving the people of St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral Parish in East Camden, N.J. Her zest for life provided a sense of joy to those whom she ministered with during her 62 years in religious life.

Sister Ellen Francis Schwenker

December 12, 1920 – November 10, 2011

For 13 years, Sister Ellen served as principal of Holy Name of Jesus School in New Rochelle, N.Y. She also taught at several other schools in the Archdiocese of New York. Sister Ellen will always be remembered for her gentle manner and kindness.

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Sister Cornelia Ann McGuane June 5, 1926 – November 12, 2011

Sister Cornelia Ann served in nursing ministry with strong dedication and gentle compassion to her patients. While serving as director of nursing service at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., she significantly contributed to the success of patient care programs. Her ministry journey continued as she provided dedicated and devoted service at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, N.Y. where she served as nurse employment supervisor.

Sister Rose Vincent Gleason

December 11, 1923 – November 23, 2011

With warmth, humor and compassion, Sister Rose Vincent built a ministry of love in her community and in the city of Utica, N.Y. From her ministry at St. Elizabeth Hospital, where she served as a nurse, Sister Rose Vincent ministered to patients for more than 50 years while opening her heart to the people of Utica.

Sister Mary Laurence Hanley August 4, 1925 – December 2, 2011

Sister Mary Laurence lived 67 years as a Sister of St. Francis. Thirty-seven of those years were committed to being a herald to the cause of Mother Marianne Cope. Sister Mary Laurence lived to see Mother Marianne’s possible canonization. Her gift to all of God’s people is knowledge and awareness of this saintly woman. What a legacy Sister Mary Laurence has left to all of us. Mother Marianne Cope and Sister Mary Laurence are linked together for all time.

Sister Mary Agnes Frawley (Sister Stella Marie)

October 20, 1932 – December 14, 2011

With the heart of a missionary, Sister Mary Agnes reached out to the poor of Buffalo, N.Y. through her ministry at the Little Portion Friary, St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room, Catholic Charities Outreach and through home care to shut-ins. A Sister of St. Francis for 58 years, she also taught elementary school in Buffalo as well as in Texas and Florida.

Sister Virginia Cassidy

May 23, 1920 – December 16, 2011

For 51 years Sister Virginia served as a teacher, principal and administrative assistant at elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of New York. Born in Astoria, N.Y. she earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Queens College and a master’s from Fordham University.

Sister Mary Martin Holly

September 5, 1923 – December 27, 2011

A woman of courage, determination, patience and prayerfulness, Sister Mary Martin served as a teacher at various schools in New York, New Jersey and California for more than 30 years. Sixteen of those years were spent teaching religious education. During her time at Jolenta Convent in Syracuse she served as a source of support and friendship to her sisters in community.

Sister Elizabeth Urbanek

October 16, 1918 – December 4, 2011

Sister Mary Elizabeth was a gentle woman whose smile was a warm welcome to all whom she encountered. She served in health care and spiritual care ministries at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica, N.Y., Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles, N.Y. and St. Anthony Convent in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Upcoming Retreats and Events



Noon – Stations of the Cross 3 p.m. – Good Friday service St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, N.Y. Contact: Sister Peggy Wetzel, OSF 716.632.2155

17 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Celebration

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. Celebrate with this special “wearing of the green” authentic Irish feast, prepared by Chef Brian Renk. Dinner served at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment. Offering: $25 per person Contact: 315.685.6836

16 – 18 Putting Gospels into Action

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. God desires that we be part of his life and work on earth. We will touch on some of our modes of resistance on hearing this Gospel message, interspersed with reflections on how St. Francis lived the Gospels. Facilitator: Sister Patricia Larkin, OSF Offering: $150 Contact: 315.685.6836 17 Prayer Shawl Ministry

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. Each third Thursday of the month from February through June, the prayer shawl ministry meets from 2 to 4 p.m. If you knit or crochet and would like to join us, please bring your yarn, needles, favorite shawl patterns and join this special prayer and ministry group. Facilitator: Sister Concetta Fabo, OSF Contact: 315.685.6836


Good Friday


Palm Sunday Liturgy

9:30 a.m. St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, N.Y. Contact: Sister Peggy Wetzel, OSF 716.632.2155


7 p.m. St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, N.Y. Contact: Sister Peggy Wetzel, OSF 716.632.2155

4 – 7 “Enough! Resurrection! Breathe Easter now!” (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. Prepare for Easter by coming apart and celebrating the powerful and moving liturgies of the Triduum with daily conferences and prayer services. Offering: $170 Contact: 315.685.6836 5

Holy Thursday Mass

7 p.m. St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, N.Y. Contact: Sister Peggy Wetzel, OSF 716.632.2155

Easter Vigil Service


Easter Liturgy

9:30 a.m. St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, N.Y. Contact: Sister Peggy Wetzel, OSF 716.632.2155 20 – 22 Matt Talbot Retreat for Men in Recovery

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. This retreat focused on the spiritual foundation of the 12 step recovery program and the essential reliance on one’s higher power for successful daily living. Offering: $150 Contact: 315.685.6836

25 Nun-edibles

6 to 8 p.m. Franciscan Center Gathering Room, Syracuse, N.Y. Enjoy an evening of delicious food tastings, wine, and fun with live entertainment and auctions. Proceeds benefit the community care of our retired sisters. Donation: $40 per person/ $70 for two Contact: Sister Elizabeth John Timson, OSF 315.634.7005

11 – 12 Mother and Adult Daughter Overnight Retreat

4 – 6 “St. Theresa’s Castles”

Begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, concludes at 6 p.m. on Sunday Tabor House of Prayer, Pittsburgh, Pa. Hosted by Contemplative Outreach of Pittsburgh, Pa. this retreat features presentation time combined with opportunities for centering prayer. Presenter: Susan Komis Offering: $155 Contact: Sister Jane Schmitt, OSF 412.821.1149 8

Food & Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m. St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, N.Y. Enjoy an evening featuring delicious food and wine with the ever-popular “Nun-Sweeter” bake sale, silent and live auctions, entertainment, free wine glasses, and more! Offering: $45 Contact: Cindy Munschauer 716.632.2155, ext. 687

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. Spend time gaining answers and insights to common concerns partners experience when talking together. Learning to accept the differences in each other, without blaming each other or ourselves in our conversations, can help us to achieve more cooperation and form deeper bonds with those we love. Facilitator: Sister Ann Carville, OSF Offering: $300 per couple Contact: 315.685.6836

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. During this retreat we will reflect on mother-daughter relationships in both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, with special emphasis on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Facilitator: Sister Concetta Fabo, OSF Offering: $90 Contact: 315.685.6836 29 By the Lake… A Day of Prayer and Reflection


8 – 10 A Weekend for Couples

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. We invite you to join us at the water’s edge for a day of prayer and reflection which begins with Mass in the chapel. Prayer and reflection will take place at the boathouse and on the retreat house grounds. In case of rain, the day will be held inside the retreat center. Facilitator: Sister Patricia Larkin, OSF Offering: $20 Contact: 315.685.6836

JUNE 1 – 3 Women’s Weekend

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. Jesus promises that we will bear much fruit if we remain in him. At this retreat, we will use prayer of spiritual presence to another to enhance our spiritual relationship with Jesus and others. Facilitator: Sister Concetta Fabo, OSF Offering: $150 Contact: 315.685.6836

21 By the Lake… A Day of Prayer and Reflection

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. See May 29 description.

24 – 30 Praying Peace: Harnessing the Energy of Creation

Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, Skaneateles, N.Y. Explore the call to work for personal and cosmic peace and healing; reflect on the findings of contemporary science and the new world view it offers; consider how it helps us to understand the power of prayer and to see our connectedness to Jesus Christ. Facilitator: Sister Barbara Fiand, SSND Offering: $475 Contact: 315.685.6836

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Proceeds benefit the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis to people in need. Sampling of delectable delicacies from the kitchens of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

Wednesday, April 25 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Franciscan Center 2500 Grant Blvd. Syracuse, N.Y. 13208 Silent Auction $40 per person/2 for $70 For more information call 315.634.7005 Proceeds benefit the community care of our retired sisters.

Tuesday, May 8 • 5 to 7 p.m. St. Mary of the Angels 201 Reist Street, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221 Silent and live auctions $45 per person For more information call 716.632.2155