From left: Associate Janet Corso, Sisters Barbara Anderson, Jo-Ann Iannotti, Jeanette Redmond, Catherine Walsh, Associate Martha Lavallee, Sisters Joseph Marie Levesque, Patricia Magee, Connie Koch. Front: Sister Mary Angela Smith

On Friday, September 8, the Dominican Sisters of Hope gathered to celebrate the 2023 Jubilarians. We celebrated 1350 cumulative years of commitment, service, and kinship from our sisters. Dominican Sister of Hope Catherine Walsh, OP offered the reflection. Mass was followed by a festive meal, at which each Jubilarian received a rose from a member of leadership. Remotely, our sisters joined the celebration from Mount Vernon, NY and Caldwell, NJ, among other locations. Below are photos from the event. Read Sister Catherine’s reflection here. Join us in congratulating all Jubilarians and associates celebrating anniversaries!


80 Years

Anne Stephen Hajducek, OP

75 Years

Margaret Charles Kociolek, OP

Barbara McCarthy, OP

Annette Roach, OP

70 Years

Barbara Anderson, OP

† Gloria Hillman, OP

† Agnes Holmes, OP

Joseph Marie Levesque, OP

Janine Parent, OP

Mary Angela Smith, OP

Marguerita Smith, OP

60 Years

Hugh James Grabowska, OP

Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Jeanette Redmond, OP

Catherine Walsh, OP

Rosemarie Wdzieczkowski, OP

50 Years

Constance Koch, OP

40 Years

Patricia Magee, OP


2023 Associate Anniversaries

25 Years

William Aull/Br. Matthew Luke

Janet Corso

Deborah Egan

Martha Lavallee

Joan Nishina

10 Years

Neil Burke

5 Years

Betty Martin

Sisters applaud for jubilarians attending via Zoom

Sisters in Caldwell, NJ join the celebration. Left front is Sister Anne Stephen Hajducek, OP, celebrating 80 years of religious life. To the right, Barbara McCarthy, OP, is celebrating 75 years of religious life. Right most is Frances Irene Fair, OP.

Sisters at The Wartburg in Mount Vernon tune into the Jubilee celebration!