On Saturday, June 1, the Felician Sisters in the Western New York area celebrated Joy Day, a day traditionally set aside to celebrate the jubilarians in the area. This year’s celebration began with Mass in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent Chapel, which was celebrated by Rev. Msgr. David Lee; Father Jerome Stelmach concelebrated and Felician Associate Edward Hermanson assisted as an acolyte.
Msgr. Lee recognized the significance of jubilees in the lives of the Sisters, saying, “The Sisters being honored today have given us an example and a legacy. They have weathered many storms in their lives and have been blessed with generosity of spirit. As we honor them, we thank them for their commitment to God and his people."
Congratulations to our jubilarians living in the Western New York area:
Celebrating 80 years: SM Ursuline Hilinski and SM Pulcheria Saukaitis
Celebrating 70 years: SM Francelita Machnica, SM Alisette Skotnicki, and SM Christinette Lojewski
Celebrating 60 years: SM Diane Miller, SM Juanita Nowak, S Madeline Marie Jedrzejewski, SM Cynthia Kilian, SM Amelia Pieczynski, SM Marcine Borowiak, and SM Christelle Sawicki
Celebrating 50 years: S Noel Marie Gabriel and SM Therese Chmura