April 13, 2017
Presentation Sisters celebrating jubilees will be honored at a community celebration April 30 at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco.
Sister Catherine Mary King, PBVM, 60 years
Sister Catherine taught for nearly 40 years in Catholic elementary and high schools, including Presentation High School, San Francisco. She is a founder of El Proyecto de las Rosas, a literacy center for immigrants, in Tipton, California. Currently, Sister Catherine Mary is a volunteer tutor at Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose.
Sister Lucia Lodolo, PBVM, 60 years
Sister Lucia spent 35 years as a pastoral associate at St. Teresa Parish in San Francisco. She is a founder of The Lantern, a hospitality and education center for immigrants sponsored by the Sisters of the Presentation in the Mission District. Currently, she ministers with St. Anthony’s visiting residents of downtown hotels and at St. Anthony’s Dining Room.
Sister Helen Matosich, PBVM, 60 years
Sister Helen earned an undergraduate degree in education from the University of San Francisco and a Certificate of Training in Pastoral Ministry from the Dominican School of Theology, Berkeley. She taught elementary school for 14 years in Presentation schools in San Francisco and San Jose. She is also an artist working in the media of clay and collage.
Sister Rosemary McKean PBVM, 60 years
Sister Rosemary earned an undergraduate degree in education and an elementary teaching credential from San Jose State University before entering the convent and later a graduate degree from the University of San Francisco. Sister Rosemary taught in elementary schools in the Bay Area and Albuquerque, New Mexico including 28 years teaching children with special needs.
Sister Joanne O’Shea, PBVM, 70 years
Sister Joanne earned an undergraduate degree in education from the University of San Francisco and taught for almost 30 years in Catholic schools in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles. Sister Joanne is a former director of Religious Education at Nativity Parish, Menlo Park and has volunteered for 20 years at the intensive care nursery Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
Sister Janet Harris, PBVM, 70 years
Sister Janet earned an undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco and a graduate degree in film from Loyola University, Los Angeles. Her thesis on Los Angeles gangs served as a catalyst for her ministry as prison chaplain and gang counselor. Work with gang members in East Los Angeles in the 1970s led to her being featured in People magazine and the Merv Griffin Show. Currently, she serves in the ministry of prayer.
VOCATIONS: Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 38 are invited July 15 to experience a taste of the life of a cloistered Dominican nun. Contact Dominican Sister Joseph Marie, vocation directress, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://nunsmenlo.org/discernment-days/, to learn more and to register for this upcoming “Come and See Day,” Corpus Christi Monastery 215 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Event is free and all meals will be provided.