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Retirement Celebration
On Sunday, September 16, 2007, the parish community celebrated the retirement of Sister Anne Herkenrath and Sister Claudette Conrad after twenty-five years of service.  Sister Anne joined the Cathedral staff in 1982, Sister Claudette in 1983.  Click here to view an album of images of twenty-five years of service at St. James.

Retirement Celebration
At the conclusion of the 10 o'clock Mass, Father Ryan invited all present to extend their hands in blessing over the two sisters.

Retirement Celebration
"God inspires all holy desires and brings them to fulfillment.  May God protect you always by his grace so that you may continue to fulfill the duties of your vocation with a faithful heart."

Retirement Celebration
The assembly applauds as the sisters join in the procession at the conclusion of Mass.

Retirement Celebration
Hundreds sign the huge thank you card in Cathedral Hall.

Retirement Celebration
After the 10 o'clock Mass, Father Ryan presents the sisters with memory books made up of notes, pictures, and memories submitted by parishioners.

Retirement Celebration
Other celebrations of the sisters... Here, the Cathedral staff gather for lunch in their honor on Thursday, September 13.

Retirement Celebration
The Noon ushers threw a party for Sister Anne last Sunday.

Retirement Celebration

Retirement Celebration
Thank you, Sister Claudette!

Retirement Celebration
Thank you, Sister Anne!

Retirement Celebration

Click here to view an album of images of Sister Anne and Sister Claudette's twenty-five years of service at St. James


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