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St. Joseph’s Hospital Sets up ‘Sr. Pat Macaulay Service Award’

St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, B.C. has decided to set up the "Sister Pat Macaulay Service Award" for employees who reflect the hospital’s mission and values in their work.

Rev. Gordon Carter, Director of Pastoral Care, Mission, and Medical Ethics at St. Joseph’s, wrote the following in a letter to Sr. Pat, “Over your many years of ministry at St. Joseph's, you gifted our organization with a wonderful example of a life lived out of your congregation's mission.

Commitment: Answering the Call

On the beautiful sunny morning of May 5, 2007, 62 CSJ Associates gathered at Morrow Park for the 25th annual CSJ commitment retreat. The theme was “Commitment: Answering the Call.” The keynote speaker was Sister Divinia Pedro, pictured above, who was a CSJ Associate for eleven years before becoming a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. 

Providence Healthcare Commemorates its History with a Eucharistic Liturgy

On May 17, 2007, Providence Healthcare held a Eucharistic Liturgy as one of the key activities commemorating 150 years of service to the community. The presider, Bishop Richard J. Grecco, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, and the concelebrants, Msgr. Brad Massman and Father John Donlin, celebrated the liturgy in the third-floor hospital chapel. Sister Mary Anne McCarthy, Director of Mission and Values at Providence, pictured above with Sisters Patricia Macaulay and Mary Fatta, coordinated this event. Each Sister of St. Joseph was presented with a carnation upon entering the chapel.

Archbishop Collins Describes a Christian's Role

St. Peter's Church, the huge arms reaching out, is the perfect image of Christianity," said Toronto's Archbishop Thomas Collins, pictured above at May 14's Theology on Tap. He described the modern Christian's challenges as living in relationship to others, accepting imperfection, and coming to God through prayer and the sacraments.

He pointed out that the central idea within Christianity is building community: Christians do not travel alone and often come together – like Faith Connection's gatherings.

Why Non-Violence is a Priority

On Saturday, March 24, 2007, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto’s JPIC Office (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation) hosted an afternoon with Fr. Bob Holmes CSB, an active member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams who also provides them with pastoral support. Fr.Bob is seen in the photo above with, left to right, Sisters Janet Fraser, Anne Lemire, Jean Leahy, and Theresa Rodgers. CPT serves various spots around the world, often where there is a conflict.

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