Dear Fellow Classmates and MCS/MSS Alumnae,
We are happy to forward you Sister Jeanne Houlihan's message below about a very exciting event that is coming up in the Fall.
Tania Souza and I, Moira Conzelman, have volunteered to help coordinate among our Alums for the event.
After reading Sister's announcement, to help celebrate this occasion, we would like to ask our Alums to record a personal video message to the Sisters which will be broadcast at the Gala.
Regarding accommodations for our out-of-town attendees, we have organized 30 event packages that include room and board and a two-night stay at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, New York, plus a ticket to the Gala dinner. These are available on a first come, first served basis. While you are at Maryknoll, you will be taken on a tour of the Sisters Center and grounds, and enjoy your meals with Sisters.
Most importantly, please help make this a successful and memorable event by sponsoring a table, buying dinner tickets, placing a full page ad in the program, and ordering your raffle tickets. All the details of the Gala and purchase of Tickets, Sponsorships, Donation information is on the site www.maryknollsisters.org/gala16 and can be purchased on-line by credit card except for the Raffle.
Items are being sought for the Silent Auction. Please let me know if you have anything you would like to donate.
Please see this pdf form for details. Tania and I would be glad to answer any questions you might have. Please save the date and join us for the celebration!
Thank you, as always, for your support of our Sisters. See you there?
Moira Conzelman (West Coast) and Tania Souza (East Coast)
MCS Class of '67
MAKING GOD’S LOVE VISIBLE
I am very excited to announce a first-ever event organized by the Maryknoll Sisters: United Through Mission Gala Celebration to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday, October 14, 2016.
It will be an event of fun and fundraising. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Ms. Shelley Lee of Class of 1966 will speak about Maryknoll Spirit in her life. Most importantly, we will present the Maryknoll Sisters Humanitarian Award in Patriotism to Mr. Bob Woodruff, ABC's Foreign Correspondent for Asia.
Besides being teachers, Maryknoll Sisters journey to many parts of the world to serve those most in need. From the beginning of the Congregation in 1912 to the present day, our Sisters have walked with many peoples through war, illness, abuse, neglect, poverty, and social injustice. We bring hope, peace, and pathways to a better life to the marginalized, who are often voiceless -- especially women. Our Foundress Mother Mary Joseph said in 1930, “There can be no Maryknoll Sister, worthy of the name, who is not heroically generous to the very last inch of her being." Our goal to “make God’s love visible,” is the foundation of our work, beginning with our mission to China in 1921 to the present day.
Why the United Nations? For more than 18 years, the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns has had a Sister with NGO Observer status. She uses education and advocacy for peace, social justice, and integrity of creation. Additionally, Sisters in
Africa focus on caring for orphans with HIV/AIDS.
Peru give voice to the indigenous people whose existence is threatened by human-induced climate change and water pollution.
Cambodia aid victims of human trafficking.
China work with handicapped individuals and train nurses for the elderly in nursing homes, and
Bangladesh give hope by teaching young girls.
With deepest gratitude for all that YOU ARE!
Love and prayers,
Sister Jeanne Houlihan