LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT YOU'VE BEEN UP TO  during the last 50 years or so. Plus: brag about achievements/grandchildren (we are too young!) - in other words, DISH!

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Mary-Elaine Cash (Bernard)
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I am looking forward to seeing and visiting  everyone! Send Mary-Elaine a MessageSend Mary-Elaine a Message
Kathleen Conroy
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Sally Fernet (Geloso)
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Patricia Hagan
            Am so looking forward to our reunion, having not made the last two and really missing getting together with you. The past 5 years¸ in contrast to the previous 10, have seen a change for the good, with no headline bad news. Let me invite you into my week and its normal rhythms, so you can understand this change.

            Sundays I stop for coffee and a little meditation at Willoughby's, a local coffee shop with excellent coffee. This habit began when I was newly a bus passenger; finding that the first Sunday bus got me to Thomas More 45 minutes before choir rehearsal at 9:15, I searched for a place (indoors) to sit and wait and have a 2nd cup of java. Next, Mass at Thomas More (homilies, music, prayers) continues to be one of the anchors of my spirituality.
            Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings I work at Community Action of New Haven. Though we had to close our Food Pantry due to lack of funding, we still have our Diaper Bank. I'd already added diaper distribution to my Tuesday AM, so when one of the usual staffing cuts eliminated the colleague doing both pantry and diapers, I added Thursday diaper distribution to my week at the agency. I find it somewhat ironic that a childless person like myself is in charge of diaper distribution.
            Tuesday evenings during the academic year I go to my SCC (Small Church Community) meeting where we read through and discuss the next Sunday's Scriptures and learn to be church for one another. This is yet another anchor of my spirituality.
            Mondays and Wednesdays, my days off, are used for grocery shoppng, doctor's appointments, housework.
            Saturday mornings, from  April through December, I go to the outdoor Wooster Square (an old Italian neighborhood adjacent to downtown) farmers market where I can buy locally (Connecticut) grown and produced fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese and yogurt, eggs, soups, artisan breads.
            One last anchor to my spirituality are the Erie Benedictines and Sr. Joan Chittister. Some 6 years ago Sr. Joan and some other of the Erie Benedictines started Monasteries of the Heart (MOH), an online movement sharing Benedictine spirituality with contemporary seekers.
            Within the larger MOH group are smaller groups or monasteries, somewhat akin to Thomas More's Small Church Communities. The one I joined, the Monastery of Our Stories (MOS), is just for women and is one of the relatively few online-only monasteries. "We all long to tell our stories. These stories reveal where we've been and the values we've built in the process. They make signposts for our onward journey."

            News of my family:
            --my Mom passed away in January 2015 after a stroke and a week's stay in hospice. Always a sad event, but she lived a long life, 93 years, and she was a true gift to her children.
            --my brother John and sister-in-law Wendy still live in Charlotte, NC, both still working but only thinking about retirement.
            --their son and my nephew Ryan and his wife Bora (who adds yet another ethnic strand, Albanian-American, to the family tapestry) moved to and are actually living in San Francisco (Go West, young man!). No word yet on any grandkids for John and Wendy.
            Mary Beth and brother-in-law Dave are still in Boston, both still working in various computer companies; my niece Alyson is now in college and her sister Kindra is a junior in high school.        

 
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Chris Kelleher (Jones)
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Maureen Roche (Keane)
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Photo is of the same crowd. Grandchildren are taller and  smarter. Adults are just older. Taken in Hermosa Beach California  for our 50th wedding anniversary.
Have a wonderful time together at reunion. Sorry I can’t join you.
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Janet Rossi (Maffucci)
Can't wait to see everyone! Maureen Roche, are you coming to this one??? It's a BIGGIE!!! Send Janet a MessageSend Janet a Message
Kristin Krause (McDonough)
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Await the weekend of June 8 2018 with great pleasure and the hope that gals who said that they would try to make the 50th will do just that!  Catching up with some of you via phone after 50 'no-see' years has made me well aware of the fact that the years literally melt away.

Please try not to miss this special treat that I can guarantee will leave you feeling reflective, refreshed and, overall, well rewarded. 

In anticipation --   Kristin Krause McDonough. 

 
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Katherine Menard
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