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CSJ Associates Welcome 10 New Members at Annual Commitment Weekend
On June 12 2011 the Sisters of St. Joseph and CSJ Associates welcomed ten new associates during a Eucharistic Liturgy in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, NY.
Sandra Atwood, Jean Brahn, Patricia Forbes, Kathleen Girzone, Rose Marie Kotanski, Ann Lubecki, Helen Nagle, Florine Soltis, Carol Uhlman and Paul Uhlman made their first commitment as CSJ Associates. Also, during the Liturgy, over 100 CSJ Associates renewed their commitment for another year after spending the weekend on retreat at the Provincial House.
With Rev. Geoff Burke as presider and Sister Linda Neil. CSJ, as homilist, the associates joined in celebration with a chapel filled to overflowing with Sisters of St. Joseph, family and friends. Provincial Leadership Team Member Sister Ann Christi Brink expressed the gratitude of the congregation to these men and women who live and work as the Sisters do in uniting all persons and all creation with God and with one another in God.
The new CSJ Associates promised to live according to the ideals and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph, to bring those values to their home and workplace and to join with the Sisters in transforming the world, according to the Gospel and with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
The CSJ Associates are men and women who embrace the charism of unity and reconciliation and participate in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The CSJ Associate community lives out this call of the Spirit in their daily lives.
Click HERE to read the reflections give by Sister Linda Neil, CSJ, at the Sunday Liturgy.
Click HERE and scroll to the bottom to view the slideshow below of the Commitment Liturgy as Sisters of St. Joseph and CSJ Associates share the dream of bringing God’s unifying and reconciling love to a world in need!
The Provincial House prepared for Pentecost and the CSJ Associate Commitment Liturgy
The new CSJ Associates of 2011
The CSJ Associate Team (left to right): CSJ Associate Janet Derby, Sister Patricia Allen, CSJ Associate Mickey Kelley, Sister Maureen Murphy