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Dear Parish Community,
     This past week the diocese lost one of our religious sisters, who dedicated much of her life to our parish and school.  Sr. Mary Joan was our principal for nearly 40 years!  Her service not only to our school families, but also to our parish is still felt today.  She was tough, but fair.  She was always faithful to her vocation and to this place.  Let us pray for her soul, that as a people of hope she is now reunited with our loving God, who created her and sent her to us.  Please find her obituary below to read about her life of service to the Church.

     To honor Sister, we will hold a memorial mass for her on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Saint Leo Church.  If you are able, please come and join us to celebrate her life and to share the Holy Eucharist as a community of faith. 

     If you have any memories you'd like to share about Sister Mary Joan, please jot them down and drop them off in the parish office or email them to Rena at secretary@stleomagnus.org.  We can include them at her memorial mass and keep them for history's sake in the parish archives.


     Please find here, her obituary.

     Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 5031 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA, 16506-1249.  The Kloecker Funeral Home handled arrangements.



    




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