Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletMay 27, 2022

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Sister Paula Jude Egan Receives Diocesan Award

Sister Paula Jude Egan, CSJ, has been selected to receive the Bishop Frank Harrison Award for excellence in catechesis from the Diocese of Syracuse.

In the Jubilee Year 2000, the Religious Education Office of the Diocese of Syracuse established the Bishop Frank J. Harrison Award in order to honor both Bishop Harrison for his visionary leadership and steadfast support of catechetical ministry and someone from the catechetical community within the diocese who has exhibited outstanding dedication in catechetical ministry. The award is now an annual award. The criteria for the award include the following:

The recipient must be one
  • who has significant length of service in catechetical ministry
  • who has mentored and encouraged others
  • who has lived out the vision of Vatican II
  • who has witnessed to the importance of ongoing faith formation for self and others
  • and one who “stands in the midst of the people of God to serve.”
Sister Paula received a bachelor’s degree in social studies from The College of Saint Rose, a master’s degree in theology from Marquette University and a certificate in pastoral counseling from the Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center. She taught for several years in schools in the Syracuse and Albany Dioceses and has served in parishes in Oswego, Rome and Syracuse. In addition, Sister Paula served the Sisters of St. Joseph as a regional superior. She is presently pastoral associate at St. Ann’s Parish in Syracuse where she has served for the past ten years.
Sister Paula Jude received the award on June 8, at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. At the same event, CSJ Associates Betty Pettinelli and Debbie Davis received catechetical certification, and Sister Mary Alice St. John, CSJ, was honored for 25 years of service in catechetical ministry.
In the photo below (left), Sister Germaine Hilston, director of religious education for the Northern Region of the Diocese, congratulates Sister Mary Alice St. John. In the photo at the right, Sister Lois Barton, director of religious education foir the Southern Region of the Syracuse Diocese, presents a birthday gift to Bishop Cunningham.