Pastorate planning focuses on mission priorities

Over the past 18 months, nine pilot pastorates and eight Phase IA pastorates have taken Archbishop Lori’s pastoral letter and Pope Francis’ words in “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”) to heart, considering what it means to be a pastorate that is “suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her...
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Sister Jane Marie Otterson, D.C., served parishes, outreaches in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass was offered May 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg for Sister Jane Marie Otterson, D.C., who gave 71 years to her vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Sister Jane Marie died April 29, at age 93.
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Sister Sheila O’Friel, D.C., served in Emmitsburg

A funeral Mass was offered May 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg for Sister Sheila O’Friel, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for 65 years.
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Meet the 14 men who will be ordained permanent deacons

Meet the 14 men who will be ordained permanent deacons during a 10 a.m. liturgy at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland May 25.
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SSNDs celebrate their religious community’s 185th jubilee

The School Sisters of Notre Dame in the Archdiocese of Baltimore marked the 185th anniversary of the founding of their religious community with a celebration at Columbus Gardens in Perry Hall May 7.
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Statement of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on the Death of Jean Vanier

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus made the following statement on the death of Jean Vanier:
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Sister Mildred McCloskey, IHM, who taught in Dundalk, dies at age 100

A funeral Mass was offered April 27 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa., for Sister Mildred McCloskey, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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Former Ellicott City principal and area teacher dies at 86

Sister Joan Bocklet, a vowed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 66 years who spent a combined 17 years serving schools in East Baltimore, Rodgers Forge and Ellicott City, died at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore April 17.
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Sister Elaine Robbins, O.P., dies at 86

A funeral Mass was offered for Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Elaine Robbins (Sister Genevieve) April 13. She died April 5 at age 86.
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Sister Theodore Klingseisen, O.S.F., Towson Catholic teacher, dies at 98

Sister Theodore served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 55 years; the Diocese of Trenton for 11 years; and at Towson Catholic High School, 1960-68.
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Bishops Triduum schedules

Archbishop William E. Lori and the auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will celebrate Triduum liturgies at the following locations:
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