We remember . . . Mary Rachael McGuire, SSJ

Sister Mary Rachael McGuire, SSJ, age 105, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on April 27, 2024. She was in the 84th year of her religious life and the second oldest Sister in the Diocese of Erie. Sister was born in New York City, NY, on August 24, 1918, the daughter…

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Listening turns to Action

Avery remembered the conversation Betsy Wiest had with her class about homelessness when she was a student at St. Gregory’s School.  Now as an upperclassman at Mercyhurst Prep, she put those memories into action and coordinated a Blessing Bag Project for our guests at St. Patrick’s Haven. Her Blessing Bags contained items such as: socks,…

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Erie churches remembered St. Patrick’s Haven during Advent

During Advent, Sandy Hodas and Marge Burbee coordinated the annual Advent Giving Tree for the parishioners of Holy Rosary and St. John’s Churches. The parishioners remember St. Patrick’s Haven each Advent.  Parishioners take an ornament off the tree, which they keep and replace it with much needed items for St. Patrick’s Haven such as:  coffee…

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Table of Plenty

A reflection by SSJ Agrégée​ Cindy Polesnak Imagine that you are the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, discussing the events of the past 3 days, Jesus’ last supper, crucifixion, and resurrection. The two disciples learn that Jesus was not in the tomb, they were feeling disappointed, sad, and discouraged. As they continue their…

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