Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi Celebrate

IMG_2611Saturday, August 20, 2016: Three Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi (wearing flower corsages) celebrated milestone anniversaries of their religious profession at a Mass of Thanksgiving at our pastoral ministry of Our Lady of the Cross Church, Holyoke, Massachusetts, where Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Rev. Albert Scherer, OFM Conv. serves as pastor and Sr. Christine Mumbi, FMSA (a Franciscan Missionary Sister of Assisi) serves as Bookkeeper and in Ministry of Care.  Bishop Mitchell Thomas Rozanski, of the Diocese of Springfield, (center top) was the Principal Celebrant, and the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province – pictured far left) was the Homilist.  Included among the many diocesan clergy and friars from as far away as California, New Mexico, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Shamokin was Fr. Noel Danielewicz, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province friar serving at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr and as chaplain of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice in Enfield – pictured at far right).  The three jubilarian sisters were: Sr. Clare Maione, FMSA (50 years), Sr. Claudia Kim, FMSA (25 years), and Sr. Sophia Lee, FMSA (25 years).  The Superior General of the FMSA, Sr. Julianna, journeyed from Assisi, Italy,to participate in the festivities.  A lively reception in the parish’s Pope St. John Paul II Social Center, followed the Liturgy.