The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

Words of Gratitude at the Jubilee Celebration, June 9, 2013

As delivered by Sr. Hilary Lenyk, SSMI, Jubilarian

(Sister Hilary, in the name of Sister Carmela and herself, shared their gratitude to everyone who had come to celebrate with them this particular milestone is their lives. This followed words on Jubilee, delivered by Sr. Carmela Lukey.)

We are also grateful to others who have come to celebrate with us this particular milestone in our lives.

We are grateful to you, Metropolitan Lawrence, for celebrating the Divine Liturgy for us, and joining us at our celebrations, as well as to the clergy present with us today.

Gratitude is in order to Sr. Pat Lacey, our Provincial Superior, for her presence and kind words and support; to Sr. Darlene and the Sisters, for the many hours of work that you spent in the preparations of this event; to the culinary staff at Holy family Home, for the delicious dinner; and to Maryanne Klasz, for the lovely jellied salada that you prepared for us.

We are grateful to the community of the SSMI, as well as our leaders, who over the years have allowed our talents and gifts to blossom forth in the service of the charism of our community.

We thank all of you, our family and friends, who have come and graced us with your presence, prayers, greetings and support. We are truly honoured that you have come out to celebrate with us 205 years in total, of religious life and service!