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Mercy Willard Hospital Honors Sr. Diane Hay with

Annual Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Award

Sr. Diane

(Willard, OH – September 17, 2014) - The 16th Annual Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Award was presented to Sr. Diane Hay during a ceremony held at Mercy Willard Hospital on September 17, 2014 as part of Mercy Willard’s celebration of Mercy Week. A reception honoring Sr. Diane followed the ceremony. “Sr. Diane embodies all the traits the recipient of this award should have and is very deserving of being this year’s winner of the Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Award” said Lynn Detterman, president and CEO Mercy Willard Hospital. Sr. Diane was presented with a beautiful vase etched with the Mercy Willard logo and wooden base with an engraved plaque. Read the rest of this entry »

Sister Lisa Hershiser Celebrates Final Profession – August 31, 2014

 

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   Sister Lisa Jean Hershiser, is the daughter of Irene (Steinmetz) Hershiser and the late Marvin L. Hershiser of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Willard, Ohio.

            Sister Lisa served in Healthcare ministry as an LPN at Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville, Ohio, St. Francis Home, Tiffin, Ohio; and St. Bernadine Home, Fremont, Ohio.

            At the present time Sister Lisa resides in Tiffin, Ohio where she is ministering as LPN/charge Nurse for the Sisters of Mercy at St. Bernadine Home, Fremont, Ohio.

St. Anthony/All Saints Parish is Building Bridges

logoSister Karen Lindenberger has been a nun for more than 50 years. Her Building Bridges program is part of the Hispanic Ministry at St. Anthony/All Saints Parish. With support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Building Bridges has served Canton's Hispanic community since 2001. The Parish's outreach efforts include access to basic necessities, interpretation services, transportation, and home visits. They also focus on school readiness for the children.

For six weeks each summer, ten preschool-age children participate ...

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Jubilee 2014

Sr. Mary Kuhlman celebrates her Golden Jubilee along with Sr. Margaret Slowick celebrating her Silver Jubilee.

Click here to view the entire event

Sister Margaret Slowick Celebrates Silver Jubilee – August 24, 2014

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Sister Margaret Slowick is the daughter of the late Mitchell and Ann (Daley) Slowick of St. Rose Parish, East Hartford, Connecticut.

August 25, 1989 was the date of her Profession.

            Sister Margaret began her ministry as Pastoral Associate at Holy Family Parish in Booneville, Kentucky. She then served as a Math teacher at Heidelberg University in Tiffin Ohio and as Campus Minister at Heidelberg University and Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio. Later she became the Toledo Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry in Toledo, Ohio.

            Sister Margaret was then traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico where she became the Director of the Cuernavaca Mission.

            At the present time Sister Margaret resides in Cuernavaca, Mexico where she is the Director of the Cuernavaca Children’s Mission located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Sr. Mary Kuhlman Celebrates Golden Jubilee – August 24, 2014

Sr. Mary Kuhlman

            Sister Mary Kuhlman, also known as Sister Amata Kuhlman, is the daughter of the late Norbert and Dorothy (Lammers) Kuhlman of St. Holy Family Parish, New Cleveland, Ohio.

August 12, 1964 was the date of her Profession.

            Sister Mary served in elementary education as a teacher at St. Mary’s School, Edgerton, Ohio; St. Bernard’s School, New Washington, Ohio; St. Sebastian School, Bismark, Ohio; Miller City-New Cleveland School, Miller City, Ohio; and St. Patrick’s School, Bryan, Ohio.  In Toledo, Ohio was a member of a House of Prayer. Her experiences led her into parish ministry where she served as Pastoral Leader at St. Joseph Parish, Plymouth, Ohio, and as Pastoral Associate at St. Peter’s Parish, Upper Sandusky, Ohio; St. Mary’s Parish, Kirby, Ohio; and St. Thomas Moore Parish, Bowling Green, Ohio.

            Sister Mary was then called by the Sisters of St. Francis to serve as a member of the leadership team for eight years. During four of those years she also served as Vicar.

            At the present time Sister Mary resides in Tiffin, Ohio where she is the Director of Sisters in Shelter.

 Tiffin Franciscans Install New Leadership Team

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The new leadership team for the Tiffin Franciscans includes (left to right)

Sr. Sara Aldridge, Sr. Marguerite Lamberjack, Sr. Myra Arnone, Sr. Peg Bishop and Sr. Rozanne Swope.

Click on the link below to read the article in the August 2014 issue of the Catholic Chronicle written by Cherie Spino. 

 http://www.catholicchronicle.org/index.php/Diocesan/tiffin-franciscans-install-new-leadership-team.html

News from our Cuernavaca Children’s Mission

When Esmeralda was in second grade she was in danger of failing because she could not read. We started intensive tutoring with her at that point and have continued it over the years. In July she received second prize in our reading contest. And she is now close to the top of her class in junior high. Congratulations, Esme! (Shown here with Sister Maggie)

Esme reading contest CP

To find out more about this ministry click here: Cuernavaca Children’s Mission, Mexico.

Padua Center Newsletter

Padua Ponderings Summer 2014

To learn more about the Padua Center located in Toledo, OH, visit www.paduacenter.org 

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  • Mercy Willard Hospital Honors Sr. Diane Hay with Annual Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Award (Willard, OH – September 17, 2014) - The 16th Annual Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Award was presented to Sr. Diane Hay during a ceremony held at Mercy Willard Hospital on September 17, …Read More » »
  • Sister Lisa Hershiser Celebrates Final Profession – August 31, 2014

    Sister Lisa Hershiser Celebrates Final Profession – August 31, 2014

         Sister Lisa Jean Hershiser, is the daughter of Irene (Steinmetz) Hershiser and the late Marvin L. Hershiser of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Willard, Ohio.             Sister Lisa served in Healthcare ministry as an LPN at Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville, Ohio, St. Francis Home, Tiffin, Ohio; and St. …Read More » »
  • St. Anthony/All Saints Parish  is Building Bridges

    St. Anthony/All Saints Parish is Building Bridges

    Sister Karen Lindenberger has been a nun for more than 50 years. Her Building Bridges program is part of the Hispanic Ministry at St. Anthony/All Saints Parish. With support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Building Bridges has served Canton's Hispanic community since 2001. The Parish's outreach efforts …Read More » »
  • Jubilee 2014

    Jubilee 2014

    Sr. Mary Kuhlman celebrates her Golden Jubilee along with Sr. Margaret Slowick celebrating her Silver Jubilee. Click here to view the entire event…Read More » »