Remembering Sister Margaret Alice Martinek, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Margaret Alice Martinek on the morning of April 17, 2018.  Following are the arrangements for Sister Margaret Alice.

Friday,  April 20, 2018 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home 1201 Wyoming Avenue in Joliet.

Wake:  2:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Prayer Service:  4:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial – 7:00 p.m.

Burial: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Leaving OLA at 8:30 a.m. to Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL
Interment: Section 8

Happy Feast Day – Feast of the Profession of St. Francis

In 1209, Pope Innocent III accepted the first Rule and the Franciscan Order received its canonical status. It is our tradition that we, as followers of Francis, renew our commitments this day. You are invited to renew your vows to commemorate this Feast.

Happy Feast Day!

Our Earth: A Franciscan Mediation

Our Earth:  A Franciscan Meditation

All creatures on earth need other creatures to survive including ourselves. All creatures are needed for the harmony of the earth. The one creature not needed by other creatures is the human being. Water does not need us. Air does not need us. Plants and animals do not need us. At least in times past they did not need us. But they need us now because of what we have done to water, air, earth and its creatures.

We humans have forgotten how to live in harmony with nature and consequently with each other! Because we have forgotten our rightful role as stewards, care-takers of creation, we have become the enemy, the annihilators of creation by our abuse, misuse and our appropriation for self what was meant for everyone. So we have created a needy earth, an earth that needs us to turn our minds and hearts to remembering that all creation is for our caring and thoughtful sharing.

Can we respond to our planet that is crying out in so many ways, asking for our help, our love, our care and respect? Maybe if we could remember, recognize our rightful place here on earth as stewards and care-takers of Mother Earth we would also awaken to our role as sister and brother to all creatures as our Father Francis did. Then the harmony would return and we could sing together: “The heavens are telling the glory of God and all creation is shouting for joy!”

By:  Sr. Rose Marie Surwilo, OSF

 

Beatitudes in honor of Sr. Anne Wayrowski, OSF

Remembering Sister Anne Wayrowski, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Sister Anne Wayrowski, OSF, who died on March 14, 2018.  Sister Anne’s wake and funeral mass is below. You can also join us by Livestream – please click on SrAnneWake beginning at 4:45 pm and SrAnneMass at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home – 1201 Wyoming Ave – Joliet, IL

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wake – 2:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Prayer Service – 4:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Leaving from OLA at 9:00 am to Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL.
Interment -Section 8

 

 

 

 

Supper With The Sisters and a Special Guest

 

Have you wondered about religious life?  We invite you to join the Sisters of the Joliet Diocese (and our own, Sister Peggy Quinn) to Supper with the Sisters and special guest, Bishop R. Daniel Conlon.  This event will take place on on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at St. Ann Parish Hall located at 24500 S. Navajo Drive in Channahon (door 4).  You will need to RSVP by March 9th to Renee McIlheran at renee_ever@yahoo.com or call (815) 467-2910.

Remembering Sister Dominic Krivich, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Sister Dominic Krivich on the evening of February 8, 2018 at Our Lady of Angels Home (OLA) in Joliet.

Sister Dominic’s wake, prayer service and funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at OLA located at 1201 Wyoming Avenue in Joliet, IL.  Visitation will be from 2:00- 6:45 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 4:45 pm (which will be live-streamed).  The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will also be live-streamed.

Sister Dominic’s burial will take place on Friday February, 16, 2018 – leaving OLA at 9:00 AM to Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL.

May she rest in peace.

 

Remembering Sister Maria Aparecida “Cida” Teles Proto, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Sister Maria Aparecida Teles Proto, fondly remembered as Sr. Cida Teles, who died in Goiania, Brazil on February 1, 2018.

There will be a memorial Mass for Sr. Cida on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Angels Chapel in Joliet, which will also so be live-streamed.

May she rest in peace

Remembering Sister Patricia McGuckin, OSF

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Sister Patricia McGuckin, OSF, who died this morning, January 24th, at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet.

Following are her arrangements at OLA – 1201 Wyoming Avenue – Joliet, IL.

Wake ~ Monday, January 29, 2018 from 2:00 — 6:45 p.m.
Prayer Service ~ at 4:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial ~ at 7:00 p.m.

Burial ~ Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Leaving OLA at 9:00 a.m. to Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, Illinois.

May she rest in peace.

Sister Maria Barbosa will make her final profession

Sister Maria das Mercês Alves Barbosa will be making her Final Profession of vows on January 13, 2018 in the Chapel of the San Damiano Institute in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.  The Archbishop of Goiânia, Dom Washington Cruz, will preside at the celebration.  Sisters Dolores Zemont and Rosemary Fonck will travel from Joliet to take part in the celebration.  To read more about Sister Maria please click on: Sister Maria