BLAUVELT, NY – The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, will be hosting a “Living Through COVID with Faith & Hope” Virtual Discussion for Catholic Sisters Week on March 4th at 3 PM EST.
Sr. Terry Rickard, President and Executive Director of RENEW International will be moderating the discussion, while event participants will hear from Sisters Mary Flood, Maggie McDermott, and Mary Eileen O’Brien on how they have used their faith and hope in their ministries to respond to the challenges of the pandemic.
· As Executive Director of the Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center, Sr. Maggie’s ministry impacts individuals in need throughout the Bronx as her organization provides affordable child care and homeless, HIV/AIDS, and immigrant services.
· Throughout the pandemic, Sr. Mary’s ministry as a Physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a Leadership Team member for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, has been instrumental in developing protocols at the Motherhouse to ensure safe practices were in place to protect sisters and staff, including those who are high-risk.
· In her ministry, Sr. Mary Eileen, the President of Dominican College, has worked endlessly with administrators to develop safety and health guidelines for the school, in consideration of all its aspects and collaboration with all its constituents.
Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day
Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day.
“This is the SEASON of GIVING and being THANKFUL! Remember that Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” said East Ramapo School Board Member Sabrina Charles Pierre.
Great job by Sabrina Charles-Pierre, Spring Valley Police Department, and all involved.
Sons of Italy Meatball Contest Raises $7,000 for Medical Expenses for Local Family
Assemblyman Lawler and Sheriff Falco presented 2-year old Jhanaè Fairclough and her parents Kirk and Jodi Ann with the proceeds raised from the recent Meatball Contest hosted by the Blauvelt Sons of Italy. Assemblyman Lawler won the contest defeating Sheriff Falco for best meatballs.
The $7,000 will help the family cover some of Jhanaè’s medical expenses.
Our best wishes to the Fairclough family!