Rejoice and Be Glad

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, two of our Sisters, Sister Lucille and Sister Geraldine, celebrated their 70th Anniversary of their Consecrated Life with their relatives, friends, sisters, and priests.

All of us met at noon and shared together dinner. At 2:00 PM we gathered in the Chapel to celebrate Holy Mass.

“Turn your eyes, O God, our shield; and look on the face of your [chosen] anointed one; one day within your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.” (cf. Ps 84:10-11)

With these words of Entrance Antiphon on our lips, after the organ Prelude “Sweet Hour of Prayer” the choir sang two songs “Be With Us Now, O Lord” and “Beautiful Savior”, we began to celebrate the Eucharistic Liturgy. These two Sisters were chosen by God and anointed with grace to be a Religious for 70 years. And “one day”—Sunday, August 14, 2016—we were with these two Sisters in God’s court—in the Chapel of the Motherhouse of the SDR Sisters. We felt that at this moment it is better than a thousand elsewhere.

After the renewal of vows three Sisters sang the hymn “Veni Sponsa Christi” which means “Come Spouse of Christ”. As a Communion meditation Sister Geraldine’s grandniece, J. C. Gulenko, sang Shubert’s “Ave Maria”.

At the Offertory as a symbol of Consecrated Life and the three Vows, gifts were presented and brought in procession:
Holy Rule Book
Three Roses (symbol of the three Vows)
Water and Wine
The Ciborium containing the Hosts

Thanks be to God for these graces. Thanks, also, for the main celebrant Reverend V. P. Velas and concelebrants, Right Reverend L. Reilly, OSB, Reverend D. J. Bonnar, STB, homilist, Reverend E. Litavec and Reverend T. M. Kirby.

The Jubilarians remember with prayerful gratitude:

Their Parents and Family
Their Relatives and Friends
Their Religious Community
All whom they have served
All with whom they have served
The Priests and Sisters and Deacons
And all who have been and are a part of their lives.

With grateful hearts we acknowledge:

St. Michael Parish (Elizabeth, Pensylvania)
     Choir Members
     C. Gioia, music ministry
     C. Cafasso, music ministry, director

Sisters of the Divine Redeemer and all who have helped to make this such a special day.


70th Anniversary of Profession

Praise and Thanksgiving

For the 70th Anniversary of Profession of Sister Lucille and Sister Geraldine.

On Sunday, August 7, 2016, these two Sisters of the American Region, celebrated their Jubilee in their Religious Community.

“Be content and rejoice; it is true that you have left all things, but you have also found all things. Do you not live for God and with God?” Mather Alphonse Marie

Good Morning!
Welcome to the Jubilee Mass of Sister Lucille and Sister Geraldine. Today we are celebrating their 70th Jubilee of Profession as Sisters of the Divine Redeemer.

Their “Yes” of 70 years ago is still very much alive in their hearts. Let us join them in thanking our Divine Redeemer for the gift of their religious vocation.
Their lives have been a gift to our Divine Redeemer, our Community, the Church, and to the many persons whose lives they touched through their various ministries.

God bless you, dear Sister Lucille and Sister Geraldine. May the love and grace of our Divine Redeemer continue to fill your lives and hearts.
These are the words of the Superior of the American Region at the beginning of Holy Mass on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Eucharistic Liturgy of Praise and Thanksgiving for their 70th Anniversary of Profession, with their Family, Relatives, Friends, Priests and all who have been and are a part of their lives,  will be celebrated on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 2:00 PM.
We Remember
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
13Sister M. Calasantia Wegerbauer 1969
19Sister M. Sebastian Laub 1992
25Sister M. Ancilla Verosto 2008
28Sister M. Cecilia Hogya 2008
30Sister M. Angela Kun 1997

Mass Schedule:
7:30 AMMonday:
7:30 AMTuesday:
7:30 AMWednesday:
7:30 AMThursday:
7:30 AMFriday:
8:00 AMSaturday:
8:00 AMSunday:
8:00 AMHolidays:
Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM