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Coat of ArmsGREEN BAY, Wis. (Aug. 8, 2019) – Bishop David L. Ricken will celebrate a Sisters’ Jubilee Mass on Sunday, August 11, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay, to honor 33 women celebrating jubilees in religious life. Their combined service totals nearly 2,000 years. The theme for this year’s jubilee celebration is “Called to Live Lives of Faith.” 

Bishop Ricken shares his congratulations to this year’s jubilarians: “On behalf of the People of God in the Diocese of Green Bay, I want to congratulate each of you on celebrating milestone jubilees. You have shared the joy of the Gospel throughout this diocese and beyond – in hospitals, schools, prisons, parishes and other countries – and to people of all ages and walks of life, including the sick, the elderly, immigrants and the poor.” 

This year, the following women religious will be recognized for their many years of dedicated service, listed below with their names and religious communities. (For additional information about these jubilarians, including home parishes, types of ministries, and places they have served within or outside of the diocese, please see the press release PDF supplement.) 

80 Years 

Sr. Mary Ellen Lowney, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross 

 

75 Years 

Sr. Ann Joachim Haen, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Cyrilla Jackels, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Jeanette Trost, A New Genesis 

 

70 Years 

Sr. Cecile Paulik, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Frances Renn, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Martin Vandervest, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross 

 

60 Years 

Sr. Renee Delvaux, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross 

Sr. Dorothy Ann Dirkx, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Alice Marie Hickok, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Jo Ann Jauquet, Adrian Dominican Sisters 

Sr. Mary Stephen Keller, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Rita Marie Lustig, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Carol Mathe, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Patricia McCormick, Racine Dominican Sisters 

Sr. Mary Ann Nugent, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Sr. Carol Jean Peterson, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (St. Louis Province) 

Sr. June Smith, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Jeanne Vander Bloomen, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross 

Sr. Mary Gabriel Van Dreel, Francis Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Marilyn Vollmer, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Dorothy Wagner, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

 

50 Years 

Sr. Diane Baumann, A New Genesis 

Sr. Natalie Binversie, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Martha Mary Carpenter, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Louise Hembrecht, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Annette Marie Johnson, School Sisters of Notre Dame 

Sr. Anastasia M. Joseph, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Mary Beth Kornely, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

Sr. Lynne Marie Simonich, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross 

Sr. Myra Smith, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother 

Sr. Delores Vogt, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity 

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As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

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