GNSHappenings- January 2023

Written on: January 30, 2023

GNSH Associate News: GNSH Associates will welcome Fr. Bill Woody, SJ (nephew of Sr. Kathleen Woody) as guest presenter for their February 18 Zoom meeting. Fr. Bill will lead us in reflection and sharing in preparation for Lent. As a Jesuit novice, Fr. Bill ministered as a hospice orderly at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx; as a teacher in Syracuse; and at St. Anne’s Parish in Kingston, Jamaica. He completed a Master of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at Boston College. Ordained as a Jesuit priest in 2021, Fr. Bill currently resides in Boston and is pursuing his PhD from Boston College, while teaching there. Fr. Bill looks forward to meeting Sisters and Associates on February 18 at 1PM. All Associates and Sisters who receive our monthly Zoom information are welcome to attend. Due to the style of the presentation, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of additional participants. Please contact Angel Conicelli at 215-208-5798 or by Feb.12  if you would be interested in attending this special presentation.

Spiritual Animation CommitteeMark your calendars for a non-traditional experience of praying the Stations of the Cross! Join us March 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Redeemer Community Room (RCR). Through scripture, music, reflection and prayer we will hear from some of the eyewitnesses of the Passion. On Holy Saturday, April 8th from 10:30-11:30 Sr. Marlene Butler, GNSH will lead us in a Guided Meditation. Presentations are open to Sisters, Associates and others who may be interested in attending. Please contact Sr. Eileen Spanier for more information.

Chapter Gatherings Begin– Submitted by Sr. Eileen White: The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, like most religious communities of women, elect delegates from their membership who meet every several years at what is called “Chapter” to review and renew their response to God’s call to belong to Christ and be in service to others. This year is one of those Chapter times. On February 9th and 10th, we will gather for the first  of two Chapter sessions to consider some changes in the ministry of leadership of the congregation. Sisters from Buffalo and Albion, New York, will join those from the Philadelphia area at the meetings. The second and last session of Chapter will be in May of this year. Please keep us in your prayers during these sacred times in the life of our Congregation.

Christmas Cards: The 3rd and 7th graders at St. Joan of Arc School in Jackson Heights, NY sent homemade Christmas Cards for GNSH. Sr. Mary Patrick’s niece Maryhelen is the 3rd grade teacher there. Sr. Eileen Spanier shared the cards with the Sisters living at the Plaza. Click here to view photos online

Happy Birthdays and Feast Day!  Wishing the following Sisters happy birthday and happy feast day in February: Sr. Pierrette Remillard(4); Sr. Bernadette Lalonde (11– f.d.); Sr. Mary Finnick (12); Sr. Kay Healy (17); Sr. Mary Joan Elias (23) and Sr. Diane Bardol (28). May God’s love protect and bless each of you in the year ahead!

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