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Recognition

Celebration at Our Lady of Mercy

On Nov. 29, 2006, St. Joseph's Health Centre hosted an event in celebration of more than eighty years of service to the community of Our Lady of Mercy Wing. Prior to their merger in 1980, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital stood on its own, next to St. Joseph's, both in the charge of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Our Journey of Faith and Education

The celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. James School, Colgan Ontario, situated north-west of Toronto, was held on Sept. 24, 2006. The interesting history of the school had its early beginning with a first classroom in the loft of St. James Church in the year 1856, set up by the Irish parishioners who were determined to make a strong beginning foundation for the education of their children.

By the year 1883, the government inspector made a visit to the school and a more than satisfactory report was issued for the continuation of the small school.

Sister Helen’s Award

On May 18, 2006, at the Aphasia Institute’s event for volunteers, Sr. Helen Kluke received a plaque in appreciation of her continued dedication and support. Sr. Helen has done the firing for the institute’s pottery program for the last four years.

The Aphasia Institute is a community-based and volunteer-driven organization that offers long-term support and education for adults with aphasia, their families, health professionals and the community.

Learn more about Sister Helen's ministry here

Fontbonne Recognizes its Many Volunteers

On May 7, 2006, Fontbonne Ministries threw a party to thank the many volunteers for their help. During lunch, a guitar played softly in the background. All volunteers received a green Fontbonne mug filled with coffee beans.

Administrator Joan Breech acknowledged how important volunteers were to the fulfillment of the  mission and ministry of Mustard Seed, In Good Company and Studio on the Hill.

Awards for Sister Sheila

Awards are raining on Sr. Sheila O'Connor. In recognition of her 25 years of ministry there, Lakeridge Health gave her a beautiful clock with a plaque that reads:

"Sr. Sheila brought hope to so many. Chaplaincy."

The hospital system also presented her with a twenty-five-year service pin and a "huge cake shaped like a hockey rink - they know I love hockey," said Sr. Sheila.

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