On the joyous Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, 2014, Sr. Marie John Paul and Sr. Mary Michael made their First Profession of Vows. His Excellency Bishop Matthew Ustrzycki presided over the ceremony with Fr. Wojciech Kuzma as Master of Ceremonies. Also present was Fr. Stephen Crowley, Fr. Paul Casullo, Fr. Timothy Higgins, and Fr. Michael Downey. During the ceremony, the Sisters received the blue veil of a professed Sister, their crucifix, as well as their Rosary that is part of our habit, and the Constitutions of the community. The Sisters’ were blessed that so many of their family members and friends were in attendance.
There followed a beautiful reception to celebrate this wonderful occasion. The newly professed Sisters shared their vocation stories with all those who were present. A special birthday surprise – a delicious cake – was also presented to his Excellency as he has the beautiful privilege of celebrating his birthday on such a glorious feast day. May Sister Marie John Paul and Sr. Mary Michael continue to be blessed as they move forward towards Total Consecration.