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Celebration of Consecrated Life set for May 7


On May 7 at 3:30 p.m., the Diocese of San Jose will hold its annual Celebration of Consecrated Life at Bellarmine College Preparatory, in the Leontyne Chapel at a Mass presided by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath.

Special recognition will be given to the women and men Religious who are celebrating their jubilees.  Although many celebrate this occasion within their own religious communities, they often express appreciation for the opportunity to celebrate their jubilee in a public forum at which family and friends can join with them.

The Year of Consecrated Life, designated by Pope Francis last year, was a wonderful time to reflect on the gift of a Religious vocation. Many of you were able to attend events, either with in your own parish community or at evening prayer which marked the culmination of the year at Santa Clara University Mission Chapel. As you noticed, special emphasis was given to the partnership we share with you in making real and credible the Gospel message.

Listed are the names of jubilarians who have or are presently serving in the Diocese in a variety of ministries. Many of them are retired yet are in the full time Ministry of Prayer.

Family, friends, co-workers, pupils, past and present, are invited to attend the May 7 Mass of Thanksgiving and the reception which follows.

Women Religious
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Sister Miriam Malone, SNJM 50
Sister Kate Ondreyco, SNJM 60
Sister Patricia Cronin, SNJM 60
Sister Marion Mills, SNJM 60
Sister Mariam Daniel Fahey, SNJM 70
Sister Ruth Raftery, SNJM 80

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet

Sister Noreen Driscoll, CSJ 60

Poor Clare Colettine Nuns

Sister Mary Annuntiata Stadler, PCC 25

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sister Gemma Wilson, PBVM 60

Discalced Nuns of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

Sister Andrea Vidich, OCD 60

Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul

Sister Adelaide Kulhanek, DC 70
Sister Mary Ruth Maher, DC 70
Sister Michele Randall, DC 60
Sister Marion Bill, DC 50
Sister Patricia Ann Powers, DC 50
Sister Catarina Chu, DC 50
Sister Paule Freeburg, DC 50
Sister Judith Lynn Gardenhire, DC 50
Sister Rosalinda Lobo, DC 50

Men Religious
Society of Jesus

Reverend Joseph Morris, SJ 70
Reverend Charles Phipps, SJ 70
Reverend Donald Cadden, SJ 70
Reverend Denis Collins, SJ 60
Reverend Joseph Specht, SJ 60
Reverend Paul Mariani, SJ 25
Reverend Thomas Schwartz, SJ 25

Discalced Carmelite Friars

Reverend Colm Stone, OCD

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Reverend Phillip Sheerin, MM 60
Most Reverend J. Quinn Weitzel, MM 60

Society of Mary – Marianists

Reverend Daniel Triulzi, SM 50
Reverend Chris Conlon, SM 50
Brother Vince Wayer, SM 60