Public Statement on Gun Violence in Texas and Ohio

Public Statement on Gun Violence in Texas and Ohio

The violent attacks and loss of life in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH last weekend leave us shocked and saddened. We pray for the victims and their families and for all the people who are suffering because of these senseless and hateful acts.

We join our voices with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which once again has called for stronger measures to address gun violence. LCWR has spoken out against those who incite anger and fear, which too often results in mass killings. We too commit ourselves to action on behalf of all who are threatened by pervasive gun violence. One step has been to participate in shareholder resolutions that ask weapons manufacturers to identify ways they could limit fatal shootings and avoid negative impacts on human rights.

We pray for those whose thoughts turn to acts of violence, that they will recognize the evil of that choice and their freedom to choose instead the way of peace and respect for the life of every human being.

We share the following “Prayer for Peace:”

Philippians 4:4-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

Sometimes words are not enough
to express the language of our hearts,
sometimes minds are filled
with prayers without expression.

Sometimes there are not enough
spare moments in each day,
sometimes regret is all
we have as our confession.

Sometimes faith is not enough
but in the presence of your peace,
sometimes prayer can be
a quiet conversation.

Sometimes words are not enough
to express the anguish on our hearts,
sometimes prayers are answered
that remain unspoken.

 

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
U.S.-Ontario Province Leadership Team
Mary Breiling, SNJM
Maureen Delaney, SNJM
Guadalupe Guajardo, SNJM
Margaret Kennedy, SNJM
Mary Rita Rohde, SNJM

Lewis, Sister Jane

Lewis, Sister Jane

Sister Jane Lewis, SNJM

(Sister M. Gertrude Theresa)

January 30, 1926 – July 29, 2019

Sister Margaret Jane Lewis, SNJM departed this life on July 29, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Jane celebrated 93 years of life and 74 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Ressurection will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Burial will take place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.

June 8 Celebration – Albany, NY

June 8 Celebration – Albany, NY

* We were not able to gather the names of everyone in these photos prior to posting this slideshow. If you recognize anyone who is not named in the captions, please let us know. Click here to email Blynda Barnett. Thank you!

St. Joseph Chapel, Albany, New York, June 8, 2019.

St. Joseph Chapel, Albany, New York, June 8, 2019.

L-R: Viola Persia and Ron Musto.

Janet Walton, SNJM, left.

Shannon Lenet, Associate, right.

Molia Sieh, SNJM, Kathleen Pritty, RSM and friend.

Janet Walton, SNJM

Mary Anne Vigliante

Michele Musto

Academy of the Holy Names Choir Ensemble with conductor, Theresa Moran.

Academy of the Holy Names Choir Ensemble.

Virginia Bonan, SNJM

 

Kathy Yanas

Kathy Yanas

 Elizabeth Kavanaugh

Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM

Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM

Bea Hall, SNJM

Bea Hall, SNJM

Marilyn Marx, SNJM

Marilyn Marx, SNJM

Shannon Lenet, Associate

Shannon Lenet, Associate

Mary Ann Dunn, SNJM.

 

Mary Ann Dunn, SNJM

Visiting in the Chapel.

 

Visiting in the Chapel.

 

Kathleen Keller, SNJM.

 

Kathleen Keller, SNJM.

 

Mary Ellen Holohan, SNJM

 

Karyl Fredericks, SNJM

 

Maureen Delaney, SNJM, Ann Marean, SNJM and Rhea Clark.

 

Maureen Delaney, SNJM and Rhea Clark.

 

Maureen Delaney, SNJM extinguishing the flame, with Rhea Clark.

 

Maureen Delaney, SNJM and Rhea Clark.

 

Janet Walton, SNJM, Maureen Delaney, SNJM and Rhea Clark, AHN Trustee.

 

Bea Hall, SNJM and Kathleen Griffin, SNJM.

 

Vicki Cummings and Maureen Delaney, SNJM.

 

The reception begins.

 

The reception begins. Kathy Yanas, center.

 

The reception begins. Shannon Lenet, Associate, far left.

 

Friends of AHN/SNJM.

 

Friends of AHN/SNJM.

 

Alumni of AHN, L-R: Mary Rita Siciliano Cratty and Judi Myers Cavanaugh.

 

Friends of AHN/SNJM.

 

Reception entertainment, L-R: Ron Musto, Michael Hurt and Gary Nowik.

 

Vicki Cummings, Susan Bues and Maureen Delaney, SNJM.

Reconnecting, L-R: Mary Gay Norris Wood and Ann Marean, SNJM.

L-R: Joan Bailey and Bonnie Bailey Wisnewski.

L-R: Claire Houle Burdick and Judi Myers Cavanaugh.

Friends of AHN/SNJM. Shannon Lenet, Associate, center.

Friends of AHN/SNJM. Marilyn Marx, SNJM (left) and Belinda Pineda Haden (center).

AHN Choir Ensemble members.

Friends of AHN/SNJM. L-R: Sue Doemel (AHN Art teacher), Louise Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Kavanaugh and Chuck Kavanaugh (former Board Chair).

L-R: Mary Ann Dunn, SNJM, Donna Nord Wickert, Eileen Dunn, SNJM, Elaine Fernandez and Mary Glavin, SNJM.

Patricia Mills, SNJM

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Stained Glass Windows in Albany Chapel, June 8, 2019.

Gates, Sister Helen

Gates, Sister Helen

Sister Helen Gates, SNJM

(Sister Clarita Mary)

September 13, 1922 – May 20, 2019

Sister Helen Gates, SNJM who departed this life on May 20, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Helen celebrated 96 years of life and 74 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Burial took place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.

Sister Helen Gates, SNJM

September 13, 1922 – May 20, 2019

Sister Helen Gates, age 96, died at Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon, May 20, 2019. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 74 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., June 6, 2019, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego.

Daughter of Harvey and Urania Saindon Gates, Helen grew up in Central Washington. She met the Sisters while she attending Marylhurst College. After two years, she entered and received the name Sister Clarita Mary.

For much of her career Helen was a music teacher. However, she first taught primary grades after earning an education degree at Marylhurst College. Having studied piano for years, she realized a long-held dream when she was assigned to teach music.

Leaving teaching, she spent 10 years at Marylhurst College as receptionist and copy center coordinator. On retiring, she was receptionist at Convent of the Holy Names, Marylhurst, drove Sisters to appointments and provided music for liturgies in the Sisters’ Chapel.

Sister Helen is survived by her nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community. Remembrances may be made to Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 398, Marylhurst, OR 97036 or online at www.snjmusontario.org/donate.

Will, Sister Geraldine Ann

Will, Sister Geraldine Ann

Sister Geraldine Ann Will, SNJM

(Sister Michael Joseph)

December 4, 1932 – May 18, 2019

Sister Gerrie Will, SNJM departed this life on May 18, 2019 at Villas of Saratoga, in Saratoga, California.

Sister Gerrie celebrated 86 years of life and 65 years of her religious profession. 

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m at Holy Spirit Chapel, Campbell, California.

Burial took place following the funeral at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.

Corbey, Sister Patricia Anne

Corbey, Sister Patricia Anne

Sister Patricia Anne Corbey, SNJM

December 11, 1954 – April 21, 2019

Sister Patricia Anne Corbey, SNJM departed this life on April 21, 2019 at home in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sister Patricia celebrated 64 years of life and 33 years of her religious profession.

A wake service was held on Tuesday, April 30, 6–9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Funeral Mass took place at the same location on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The church was open for viewing at 10:00 a.m.

Burial took place following the funeral at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Dykzeul, Sister Mary Grace

Dykzeul, Sister Mary Grace

Sister Mary Grace Dykzeul, SNJM

(Theresa Elizabeth Dykzeul)

February 22, 1924 – April 18, 2019

Sister Mary Grace Dykzeul, SNJM departed this life on April 18, 2019 at Villas of Saratoga, Saratoga, California.

Sister Grace celebrated 95 years of life and 75 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Chapel, Campbell, California.

Burial took place at 10:15 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2019 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.

Lord, Sister Carolyn Jane

Lord, Sister Carolyn Jane

Sister Carolyn Jane Lord, SNJM

(Alma Mary)

November 13, 1934 – April 15, 2019

Sister Carolyn Jane Lord, SNJM departed this life on April 15, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Carolyn celebrated 84 years of life and 64 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Burial took place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.

 

Sister Carolyn Jane Lord, SNJM

Alma Mary

November 13, 1934 – April 15, 2019

Sister Carolyn Jane Lord, age 84, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon, April 15, 2019. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 64 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., May 2, 2019, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego.

Jane grew up in the Seattle area. In 1953, she entered the Holy Names Sisters and later received the name Sister Alma Mary, after her mother and sister. Upon receiving a B.A. in elementary education at Marylhurst College, she taught in schools in Salem, Portland, Lake Oswego and St. Paul where she was principal. At one time she also served as administrator of the Sisters’ Care Center at Marylhurst for a number of years.

Sensitive to the changes occurring post-Vatican II, she decided early on to get a master’s in theology and religion and to teach adults and do parish ministry. Upon completing her master’s in religious education at Fort Wright College, Spokane, she worked in parishes in St. Helens, Cottage Grove and Sutherlin.

Applying her parish ministry experience, Sister Jane was also a member of the religious education faculty of Marylhurst College. While with the College, she travelled the Northwest visiting many parishes, working with the teachers and teaching theology and scripture courses. She enjoyed going to the different parishes, seeing what they were doing and assisting them with what they needed.

Sister Jane was a gracious, welcoming person with a warm smile and generous spirit. Upon retiring, she was associate director of the Oregon Associate program helping to develop the program to be a full part of the Community. During this time the program was opened to both women and men and to persons who are not Catholic. Sister Jane held strongly: “If their spirituality fits with our spirituality, and their idea of ministry fits with ours and they want to join us, then they are welcome.”

For many years Sister Jane also assisted with hospitality at the Sisters’ guesthouse at Marylhurst and cantored regularly for services in the Sisters’ Chapel.

Sister Jane is survived by her sister, Gwen Patton, Des Moines, WA, her nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community. Remembrances may be made to Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 398, Marylhurst, OR 97036 or online at www.snjmusontario.org/donate.

Schroeder, Sister Virginia

Schroeder, Sister Virginia

Sister Virginia Schroeder, SNJM

(Urban Mary)

January 2, 1945 – March 19, 2019

Sister Virginia Schroeder, SNJM departed this life on March 19, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Virginia celebrated 74 years of life and 53 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Burial took place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.

 

Sister Virginia Schroeder, SNJM

Urban Mary

January 2, 1945 – March 19, 2019

Sister Virginia Schroeder, age 74, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, March 19, 2019. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 53 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., March 28, 2019, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst, Oregon.

The daughter of Al and Clara Keber Schroeder, Virginia was born in Salem, OR. Growing up, she attended St. Vincent’s School and Sacred Heart Academy where she became acquainted with the Holy Names Sisters. Graduating as part of Sacred Heart’s 100th class in 1963, she entered the Holy Names’ novitiate the next August and later received the name Sister Urban Mary (after her uncle Father Urban Keber, OSB). Upon completing a B.S. in education at Marylhurst College, she taught in Catholic elementary schools in Coos Bay, St. Helens, and St. Ignatius, Portland. During this time she obtained a master’s in education from Western Oregon State College and moved on to secondary school ministry at LaSalle High School, Milwaukie and St. Mary’s Academy, Portland.

In a career change, she pursued a master’s in pastoral studies from Seattle University and began work in parishes including Holy Trinity, Beaverton; St. Alice’s, Springfield; St. Jude’s, Eugene; St. Mary Star of the Sea, Astoria; and The Madeleine, Portland. Her extensive work experience prepared her for her mission at Mount Angel Seminary, where she served as Assistant Director of Pastoral Formation and Director of Admissions. The seminary honored her with the St. Michael the Archangel Award for exceptional fidelity and commitment to the mission of the seminary.

With retirement, Virginia’s ministry did not end. Until recently she served as hospitality coordinator for the Sisters’ guesthouse at Marylhurst and was active for many years as co-director of the SNJM Associate Program, planning meetings and retreats for Associates.

In all she did, Virginia brought a zest for life and an energetic spirit. If a helping hand was needed, Virginia was always there. She was generous with her time and enjoyed shopping for Sisters at Mary’s Woods and assisting Sisters to organize and downsize when they needed to move. She also helped each week in the Refugee Resettlement Office of Catholic Charities, volunteered at St. Andrew’s Emergency Services Center and periodically answered phones for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Throughout everything, she maintained her enthusiasm for life and accepted each day as God’s gift in whatever manner it unfolded.

Sister Virginia is survived by sisters, Louise Schroeder and Holy Names Sister Marilyn Schroeder, Salem, OR, and brother, Donald Schroeder (Margo), Redmond, OR, her nieces, nephews, cousins and members of her religious community. Remembrances may be made to Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 398, Marylhurst, OR 97036 or online at www.snjmusontario.org/donate.