Written on: June 29, 2017

June was an exciting month and even though most of us aren’t in schools anymore, we were still involved in “end of the year” activities.  Here we share those, and some other ways we made an impact on our world.

Centennial Singers programSinging Sister

Sister Mary Karen Kelly is a Soprano with the Centennial Singers. In the Spring and Fall, the group travels to different venues to perform. This year, Holy Redeemer Lafayette was included in their performance schedule. Their final concert was held on June 3 at Log College Middle School in Warminster.  The program included a mix of show tunes, patriotic songs, spirituals and a few pop numbers. The group, under the direction of Stacy Malachowski, practices on Tuesday evenings.

Lafayette ChoirWe are Full of Song!

A few of our Sisters have joined The Lafayette Chorus and were a featured part of the program when the Summer Concert was held on June 22. Sisters Mary Charlotte Barton, Anne Boyer, Bernadette Lalonde, Kay Healy and Eileen Murray sang The Lord is Good to Me as part of the evening program which included a variety of Oldies-but-Goodies! View some photos here.

Sr. Rita awardSister Rita Frances Brady Memorial Award

Sydney LeRoy was awarded the first Faith, Family & Future Award from Holy Family School upon her graduation from 8th grade. This award was established to honor the legacy of Sister Rita following her death in 2016. The award reads:

for outstanding performance and lasting contributions to making the world around her a place of peace, learning, worship and fun.” 

Might we add– just like Sister Rita Frances!

Barbara SchiavoniNuns in the News

Sister Barbara Schiavoni appeared in an article for Western New York Catholic about her role with Daybreak TV Productions. Paula DeAngelis-Stein, producer and director at Daybreak TV Productions, relies on Sister Barbara to be her “spiritual eyes” when writing for social media in particular. This is a wonderful example of collaboration between two ministries from different sides of the table. Thank you, Sister Barbara, for sharing your talents. Click here to read the article.

Russ's visit to Grey Nuns of the Sacred HeartAtlanta Visitors

Jim and Joy Russ, parishioners of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, recently visited with the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart at Holy Redeemer Lafayette and the Provincialate. The sisters pictured served in diverse ministries in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The Russes also enjoyed a visit with 97 year old Sister Irene Murphy (not pictured) who was Mrs. Russ’ first grade teacher at Christ the King School; and Sister Mary Sue Thomas who reside at the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer Provincialate.

diane-advocacy-on-phoneWe also Lobby!

On June 20, Sisters Diane Bardol, Bridget Connor, Pat Kelly and Mary Salvador joined a group of about 150 others in Harrisburg to lobby for Climate and Clean Air. PennEnvironment organized the event. A young man from the area was also with us. When he discovered that we were Catholic Sisters he was totally delighted being an active Catholic himself.  Read more about the day and the agenda for talking with the Senators here.

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  1. Norma Cordry says:


    I am so glad that I found a picture of Sister Diane Bardol on your site! I have such fond memories of her from Kodiak, Alaska, and am happy to see she’s still a fired-up activist! She’s an inspriation! Please tell her hello from an old admirer.

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