60 Years

 
Sister Beth Ann BaricevichSister Beth Ann Baricevich

Sister Beth Ann Baricevich was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Alverno College in Milwaukee, and a master of arts degree in religious studies from Mundelein College in Chicago. 

In the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Sister taught in Sarasota at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School (1968-1969) and Incarnation School (1969-1970).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as vocation minister for her congregation’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee (2010 to 2020). 

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Peter School in Skokie (1964-1966), Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Glenview, (1966-1968), St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1970-1971), St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove (1971-1982), Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park (1988-2006), and St. Joseph School in Westchester (2006-2009). She was a receptionist/secretary for Northwestern University in Evanston (1986-1988). Sister also served on the public relations staff for her congregation’s Holy Name Province in Chicago (1975-1977) and was vocation minister for her congregation’s U.S. Province (1983-1985). She resides in Western Springs, Illinois.

 
Sister Louise BernierSister Louise K. Bernier

Sister Louise Bernier was born in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in sociology from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught in Aurora at Our Lady of Good Counsel School (1964-1965) and Madonna High School (1965-1968 and 1969-1972). 

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at Montini High School in Lombard (1972-1973), Driscoll High School in Addison (1973-1977), and the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (1975-2007). She served as manager of the Child Support Division of the DuPage County Clerk’s Office in Wheaton (1977-1992), and as supervising clerk for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in Wheaton (1992-2004), where she also served as business analyst (2014 to 2019). Sister resides in Wheaton.

 
Sister Carole CierniakSister Carole Cierniak

Sister Carole Cierniak was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, math and chemistry from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts degree in mathematics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; and a master of art in education and administration from Loyola University of Chicago. 

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Summit (1964-1965); Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Glenview (1965-1969), where she also served as principal (1975-1994); and John V. Leigh School in Norridge (1969-1975). She was teacher and assistant principal at Notre Dame High School in Niles (1994-2007), teacher at St. Joseph High School in Westchester (2007-2013) and served as tutor and substitute teacher in Niles (2013-2017), where she resides.

 
Sister Donna Marie CironeSister Donna Marie Cirone

Sister Donna Marie Cirone was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Loyola University in Chicago and a master of arts degree in special education from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. 

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught in Chicago at Holy Angels School (1963-1969 and  2002-2005), Holy Cross School (1971-1990), and St. Gelasius School (1990-2002). She taught and was a tutor at San Miguel School-Gary Comer Campus (2006-2012) and, since 2012, she has taught at Catalyst School-Circle Rock Charter School. Sister resides in Chicago.

 
Sister Madelyn GouldSister Madelyn Gould

Sister Madelyn Gould was born in Elgin, Illinois.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts degree in religious education from Fordham University in Bronx, New York; a master of arts degree in theology from St. Bonaventure University in New York; and her certification in pastoral studies from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at Sacred Heart School in Lombard (1964-1966), St. Irene School in Warrenville (1966-1967), and SS Peter and Paul School in Naperville (1967-1969). She was religious education coordinator at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills (1970-1977) and St. Jude Parish in New Lenox (1977-1983), and since 1983 has served as pastoral associate at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Naperville (1983-2021). Sister resides in Naperville.

 
Sister Elaine HirschenbergerSister Elaine Hirschenberger

Sister Elaine Hirschenberger was born in Takoma Park, Maryland. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Alverno College in Milwaukee. 

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at Sacred Heart School in Lombard (1965-1971) and Driscoll High School in Addison (1971-1973). 

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Nicholas School in Aurora (1964-1965), and served her congregation’s Mount St. Francis Province in Rockford as administrative assistant (1973-1975) and communications director (1975-1978). She co-founded Womanspace, Inc., in 1975 and has since served as its co-director, administrative director, and executive director. Sister resides in Rockford.

 
Sister Carol Ann JaegerSister Carol Ann Jaeger

Sister Carol Ann Jaeger was born in Campbellsport, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in religious education from Fordham University in Bronx, New York.

In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as religious education coordinator at St. Dennis Parish in Madison (1971-1975).

In the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota, Sister served as pastoral minister at St. Martin and St. Leo parishes in Woodstock (1989-1991).

In the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, Sister served as pastoral minister at St. John Parish in Adel (1991-1996). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Albert School in Milwaukee (1964-1967), St. Joan of Arc School in Okauchee (1967-1969), and Holy Redeemer School in Milwaukee (1969-1970). She was the vocations director for her congregation’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Province in Milwaukee (1975-1978). She served as religious education coordinator at St. Matthew Parish in Oak Creek (1978-1988), served in Kewaskum as parish director at St. John of God Parish (1996-1998) and St. Michael Parish (1996-1999), and was coordinator of adult and family ministry in St. James Parish in Menomonee Falls (1999-2011). She served as personal services director at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee (2011-2016). Sister resides in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Kathleen KlutheSister Kathleen Kluthe

Sister Kathleen Kluthe was born in Dodge, Nebraska.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts in religious education from Fordham University in Bronx, New York; and a master of arts degree in culture and spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

In the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona, Sister served in Tucson as religious education coordinator at Our Mother of Sorrows School (1969-1980), youth ministry and religious education coordinator at St. Pius X Parish (1986-1990), campus minister at Salpointe Catholic High School (1990-2000), team member on the Jordan Ministry Team (2001-2006).

In the Diocese of Phoenix, Sister served as youth minister and religious education coordinator at Resurrection Parish in Tempe (1980-1986). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister served as President of her congregation (2006-2014). 

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister taught at St. Mary School in Osmond (1964-1967), St. John the Baptist School in Fordyce (1967-1968), and since 2015 has served as chaplain at Serene Care Hospice in Omaha.

 
Sister Julia Marie KressSister Julia Marie Kress

Sister Julia Marie Kress was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She received a license in occupational therapy from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as staff assistant for the Seraphic Press in Milwaukee (1962-1964) and was a homemaker at St. Joseph High School Convent in Kenosha (1964-1966), St. Albert Convent in Milwaukee (1966-1967), St. John Convent in Rubicon (1967-1969), St. Boniface Convent in Germantown (1969-1970), and Pius XI High School Convent in Milwaukee (1970-1971). Sister served as an occupational therapist at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Kenosha (1972-1974), St. Joseph Home for the Aged in Kenosha (1974-1975), and St. Mary Hill Hospital in Milwaukee (1975-1990). She was activities director at Maryhill Retirement Center in Milwaukee (1979-1995) and served her congregation’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee as records assistant (1995-1996) and clerk secretary (1996-2003). She serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.  

 
Sister Marianne KuhnSister Marianne Kuhn

Sister Marianne Kuhn was born in Fort Atkinson, Iowa.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of science degree in administration from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

In the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, Sister served as a teacher-organist at Japanese Martyrs School in Leavenworth (1964-1966),

In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sister served as a teacher-organist at St. John the Baptist School in Fordyce (1966-1967), West Catholic Elementary School in Fordyce (1974-1980), and SS Peter & Paul School in Hartington (1980-1983). She was principal-organist at St. Ann School in Omaha (1983-1987) and teacher assistant-organist at Sacred Heart School in Emerson (1991-1992). She also taught at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha (1992-1999), and St. Rose of Lima School in Crofton (1999-2000).

In the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, Sister served as teacher-choir director at Sacred Heart School in West Des Moines (1968-1971) and St. Joseph School in Earling (1987-1991).

In the Archdiocese of Denver, Sister served as teacher/organist at St. Anthony of Padua School in Denver (1967-1968).

In the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Sister served as teacher/organist at Corpus Christi School in Colorado Springs (1971-1974).

 In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as driver and secretary at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, Wisconsin (2000-2015). Since 2015, she has served in the ministry of prayer and presence at Sacred Heart in Milwaukee.  

 
Sister Patricia McCarthySister Patricia McCarthy

Sister Patricia McCarthy was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a master of arts degree in religious education and pastoral ministry from Loyola University in Chicago, and certification in spiritual direction from Loyola.

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister served as teacher and religious education coordinator at St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights (1966-1970). 

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Joseph School in Aurora (1961-1966) and served as formation director for her congregation’s Mount St. Francis Province in Rockford (1970-1978). She also served in Rockford as pastoral care director and coordinator at Maria Linden (1979-1995) and as chaplain at Rockford Memorial Hospital (1996-2018). Sister resides in Rockford.

 
Sister Janet NeureutherSister Janet Neureuther

Sister Janet Neureuther was born in Hartford, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of science degree in administration from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Rita School in West Allis (1964-1966) and in Milwaukee at St. Wenceslaus School (1966-1969) and Walker’s Point Community School (1969-1972). She was teacher and intermediate coordinator at St. Anthony of Padua School, (1972-1985), where she also served as principal (1985-1998); and was principal at St. Vincent Pallotti School in Milwaukee (1998-2002) and Christ King School in Wauwatosa (2002-2011). At Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee she served as financial accountant (2011-2014) and executive assistant (2014-2019). She served her congregation’s U.S. Province as treasurer (2019-2020) and member services coordinator (2019-2021). Sister resides at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee. 

 
Sister Judith NickelsSister Judith Nickels

Sister Judith Nickels was born in Aurora, Illinois.  She received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of arts degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister served as director of adult education at St. John Neumann parish in St. Charles (1986-2018).

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Michael School in Wheaton (1964-1968), and served as the parish’s religious education coordinator and teacher (1968-1971). She also taught at St. Raphael in Naperville (1971-1977), and served as that parish’s director of religious education (1977-1986). Sister resides in Aurora. 

 
Sister Rosemary ReierSister Rosemary Reier

Sister Rosemary Reier was born in Aurora, Illinois.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee.

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught at St. John the Baptist School in Johnsburg (1963-1967 and 1984-1992), Mount St. Francis School in Rockford (1971-1972), Holy Family School in Rockford (1972-1973), and Sacred Heart School in Aurora (1978-1983).

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Walter School in Roselle (1967-1971 and 1973-1978).

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served as director of vocations and Tau Volunteers for her congregation’s U.S. Province in Chicago (1992-1996). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Josephat School in Milwaukee (2002-2012) and served her congregation’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee as vocations director (1996-2001), director of the Tau Volunteer program (2012-2014), and co-director of Associate Relationship (2012-2019). Sister resides in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Rosemary RombalskiSister Rosemary Rombalski

Sister Rosemary Rombalski was born in Trempeleau, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts degree in guidance and counseling from Marquette University in Milwaukee; a certification in administration from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; and a master of arts degree in pastoral ministry from St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota.

In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as principal at St. Joseph School in Baraboo (1991-1993).

In the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Sister served as pastoral minister at Holy Family Parish in Arcadia (2001-2014).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Wenceslaus School in Milwaukee (1964-1966), taught and served as CCD coordinator at Holy Ghost School and parish in Milwaukee 1966-1974), and was director of the guidance department at St. Joseph High School in Kenosha (1973-1979). She was principal at St. Mary High School in Burlington (1979-1981) and St. Charles School in Hartland (1993-2001). Sister served as vocation  minister for her congregation’s U.S. Region in Milwaukee (1981-1983) and served the U.S. Province as vocation minister (1983-1988), formation minister (1988-1990), and life and ministry director (2014-2021). Sister resides in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Mary Catherine SchneiderSister Mary Catherine Schneider

Sister Mary Catherine Schneider was born in Aurora, Illinois. She received a bachelor of arts degree in music education and liturgical music from Alverno College in Milwaukee; a master of arts degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder; a master of arts degree in counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago; and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. 

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister served as a musician at St. Nicholas School in Aurora (1963-1965).

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister served as a musician at St. Liborius School in Steger (1965-1966), St. Raphael School in Naperville (1966-1968), and Driscoll High School in Addison (1971-1977). 

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served in Chicago as a musician at Aquinas Dominican High School (1977-1983) and musician and curriculum director at Alvernia High School (1983-1987). She was staff psychologist and director at the Institute of Women Today (1991-2001), and clinical psychologist in private practice (2001-2019).

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she served her congregation’s U.S. Province as part-time associate treasurer (2018-2019), and has served on the provincial leadership team since 2019, and as treasurer since 2020. Sister resides in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Kathleen SowinskiSister Kathleen Sowinski

Sister Kathleen Sowinski was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, a master of science degree in administration and supervision from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and a master of arts degree in theology from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Franklin, Wisconsin. 

In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister taught at St. John the Baptist School in Muscoda (1966-1967).

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister served as principal of Alvernia High School in Chicago (1988-1989). 

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Michael School in Kewaskum (1964-1966), St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay (1967-1969), where she also served as assistant principal (1969-1970), St. Joseph School in Big Bend (1970-1971), and St. Alphonsus School in Greendale (1973). She was principal at Tri-Catholic Consolidated Schools at Random Lake (1971-1973), Holy Name School in Racine (1975-1976), St. Adalbert School in Milwaukee (1976-1988), and St. Helen School in Milwaukee (1997-2001).

Sister served her congregation’s U.S. Province in Milwaukee as a corporation member (1989-1993) and executive assistant (2010-2012). She was coordinator of Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services (1995-1997), pastoral minister in Milwaukee (2002-2004), and pastoral associate at Clement Manor in Greenfield (2004-2006). She also ministered in Milwaukee as education facilitator (2006-2010), personal services liaison at St. Anne and Villa St. Francis in Milwaukee (2012-2014), and personal services coordinator at St. Joseph Convent (2014 to 2021). Sister resides in Milwaukee.

 
Sister Joanne ThomasSister Joanne Thomas

Sister Joanne Thomas was born in Mount Olive, Illinois. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Alverno College in Milwaukee. 

In the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Margaret Mary School in Granite City (1964-1966 and 1980-1981).

In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, Sister taught in Aurora at St. Theresa School (1966-1967), and Our Lady of Good Counsel School (1967-1968). 

In the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, Sister taught at St. Patrick School in Kankakee (1968-1973), St. Isadore School in Bloomingdale (1981-1983), Holy Family School in Joliet (1983-1990), St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights (1990-1992), and St. John the Baptist School in Joliet (1992-1993). 

In the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, Sister taught at Our Lady of Help School in Frankenstein (1973-1980).

In the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, Sister taught at Sacred Heart School in Lincoln (1993-2004) and served as a substitute teacher for Lincoln Catholic schools (2004-2005). In retirement, Sister volunteers and lives at a local convent in Lincoln.

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