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Congratulations, Jubilarians!

The first two weekends in April, sisters in Des Plaines, IL and Philadelphia celebrated jubilees with special Masses and festive receptions. In Philadelphia, Sr. Francis Marie Wystepek, a New Yorker for years now, returned ’home’ for the occasion... Read More...
April 25, 2016

HFSC: Philly teens spend spring break on service trip in Pittsburgh

Eight high school students and two adult chaperones from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Philadelphia spent their spring break — the last week of March — on a service week in Pittsburgh. The one-week service opportunity was one of the short-term volu... Read More...
April 18, 2016

Reliving the Easter Season across Holy Family Province

Lest the beauty of our own High Holy Days – Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter – fade too quickly this first week following Easter, we’d like to share scenes from across the Province as our Sisters and Associates prepared for these holiest days ... Read More...
April 01, 2016

Holy Family Associates gather for prayer, pizza — and cookies! 

As one of their Lenten projects, the Grand Prairie Associates (parents and children) and Sisters baked cookies together, packed them up and delivered them to Holy Trinity Seminary and the Soupmobile in Dallas. (Photos by Sr. Josephine Garrett) Read More...
March 31, 2016

CSFNs in Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Four CSFNs were among the dozens of Sisters of Western Pennsylvania who marched Saturday in Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, which drew a crowd estimated at 200,000. Local parade organizers bill it as the 2nd largest St. Pat’s parade ... Read More...
March 16, 2016

Welcoming a New Associate

About 30 Associates and a few guests were joined by sisters at the Des Plaines Provincialate on March 6 for a Commitment and Rededication Service. Carolyn Scutella was inducted into the Association. After Carolyn signed her commitment, Associates ... Read More...
March 15, 2016

Pittsburgh Celebration of the Arts

More than 400 visitors checked out exhibits, listened to live music and watched other performances at Sunday’s Celebration of the Arts, the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s closing event for the Year of Consecrated Life. Sr. Geraldine Wodarczyk, deleg... Read More...
March 09, 2016

‘Back home’ in Philippines for Sr. Gemma Pepera

The last half of January was like ‘old home week’ for Sr. Gemma Pepera as she returned to the Philippines for a multi-tasking ministry trip. Coordinator of Mission and Ministry at Resurrection University, Sr. Gemma joined other Res U staff mem... Read More...
February 16, 2016

Philly sisters say ‘happy birthday’ thru Aid For Friends

Sisters at Mount Nazareth, Philadelphia, have been working on a ‘birthday gift of abundance’ for Sr. Barbara Jean Wojnicki, provincial superior, who celebrates her birthday in late February. And it involves abundance for the hundreds of homebound... Read More...
February 14, 2016

CSFNs, Dallas diocese mark close of YCL

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth filled three pews at the Cathedral Santuario de la Virgen de Guadalupe on Sunday, Feb. 6, when Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, DD, celebrated the closing liturgy for the Year of Consecrated Life. (Photos by S... Read More...
February 11, 2016

Sr. Rosalynn renews her temporary vows

On Feb. 7, Sr. Rosalynn Nguyen professed temporary vows for the sixth time at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent in Grand Prairie, TX. Sr. Rosalynn, who resides at Jesus the Good Shepherd, teaches at Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Keller, TX. ... Read More...
February 10, 2016

Volunteers help chalk up another successful CSFN Social

Some 175 sisters, friends and relatives gathered Jan. 29 at The Philadelphia Ballroom for the always popular CSFN Social. The delightful evening had something for everyone: Four fabulous food stations, including a dinner station with ham, turkey,... Read More...
February 07, 2016

Sr. Barbara Jean is special guest at Learning Center Teddy Bear Picnic

Each week, children from the Holy Family Learning Center and residents of Holy Family Manor get together in Pittsburgh for a inter-generational activity. Recently, Sr. Barbara Jean Wojnicki, CSFN provincial superior, was a special guest at the Ted... Read More...
February 04, 2016

Erie, PA Associates proud of teen member

Our CSFN Associates in Erie, PA, are very proud of their youngest member – 17-year-old Cody Dolak. A third-generation member, Cody joined the Erie Associates in 2013. He follows in the footsteps of his late great-grandmother, Rita Zuber; his grandm... Read More...
February 03, 2016

Nazareth Retreat Center hosts Dallas’ closing retreat for Year of Consecrated Life

On Sunday, Jan. 31, the Diocese of Dallas hosted a retreat day for consecrated/religious women of the diocese at Nazareth Retreat Center in Grand Prairie, TX. More than 30 women religious representing seven congregations, including the CSFNs of Gr... Read More...
February 02, 2016

Newman students share ministry, prayer and fun with CSFNs 

It’s now something of a tradition that students from the Allegheny College Newman Center spend a week of their winter break with our sisters — one year, in Pittsburgh, and the last three years, at the Provincialate in Des Plaines (suburban Chicag... Read More...
January 18, 2016

CSFNs, students get packing for Feed My Starving Children

The Jan. 11 ‘food fight’ at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) warehouse in suburban Chicago was designed to spotlight the World Year for Consecrated Life. Organized by religious communities on the northwest side of Chicago and neighboring subu... Read More...
January 14, 2016

Great Lakes Area: Association groups celebrate Christmas

Members of the Association of the Holy Family (AHF) in the Great Lakes region gathered during the Christmas holidays to share the joy of the season – and opłatek -- with our sisters and each other. Sr. Madeleine Rybicki, who splits her time betwee... Read More...
January 05, 2016

Christmas Sing-Along in Grand Prairie, TX

The annual Christmas Sing-Along at Jesus the Good Shepherd Convent on Dec. 16 featured Santa (Bill Moser), a pot-luck supper, and plenty of carols. Special treats: Polish sisters shared one of their native carols, as did the Vietnamese sisters — an... Read More...
December 29, 2015

Christmas serenade at Mount Nazareth

Our Lady of Calvary students invite senior sisters to sing along On Monday, Dec. 14, choral students from Our Lady of Calvary in Philadelphia entertained senior sisters at Mount Nazareth with Christmas carols and plenty of opportunity for the sister... Read More...
December 28, 2015

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