All Diocesan Articles

 

 

DHS Jubilarians Celebrate Faithful Service

Posted on June 03, 2019 in: News, Vocations

DHS Jubilarians Celebrate Faithful Service

By Ryan Blessing

The Daughters of the Holy Spirit celebrated a combined total of 855 years of service by 16 Jubilarians at a special Mass on June 2 at the St. Joseph Church in Willimantic.

Six of the Jubilarians marked anniversaries of 70 years with the DHS. Two Daughters celebrate 65 years, three marked 60 years and five Associates are in their 25th year.

“All of you as Jubilarians, whether you are celebrating 70 years, 65 or 60 years of consecrated life, have demonstrated tremendous love for the Lord and His people,” the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, who celebrated the Mass, said.

The Daughters of the Holy Spirit is an international religious congregation that is designated as a spiritual family. It includes Apostolic Religious, Consecrated Seculars and Associate Members who share the same heritage and charism but who live it out according to each branch’s particular life situation.

“With our Jubilarians, we are grateful to our God for calling them to a life of love and service as sisters, associates and consecrated seculars,” Sister Gertrude Lanouette, Provincial, said. “We are grateful to them for responding so generously to this calling, and for their dedicated service of 855 years to God’s people in all corners of our congregation.”

“This is a day of memories, a day of going back,” Father Laurence LaPointe, homilist and concelebrant, said.

He compared the DHS ministry to that of a garden of flowers. The ministry has planted seeds of vocations, insight and spiritual goals, “that have come to full flower and fruit.”

The Daughters also took part in a renewal of vows of “poverty, celibacy and obedience in the Congregation and according to the Rule of Life of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit.”

Associates, as well, renewed their covenant with the congregation. Gifts of the offertory procession included the DHS Candle, Rule of Life, Statutes of the Consecrated Seculars, and roses to represent the deceased in each group. 

 

To see a photo gallery from the DHS Mass, click this link or the photo above

Bookmark and Share  

Annual Catholic Appeal

Our ACA supported ministries rely on your continued support during this difficult time.
Thank you so much. 

ACA DONATE

English

EspaƱol

Latest Articles
Gratitude for Those We Have Lost
We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
Christmas Commercialism Clouds Advent's Patient Waiting
Diocesan Advent Mission is Online
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held December 5th
Gratitude- An Everyday Practice
Bishop's Column: A Christian is a Missionary of Hope
Benefiting Mothers in Need: Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Holds Drive-Through Layette
Catholic Charities: Virtual Group Pregnancy Services Begin
Outreach to Haiti: Why We Do Parish Twinning
K of C is Offering Free Online Membership

Signup for Weekly Newsletter

    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Michael Bovino
    Click to view album: Rite of Election 2020
    Click to view album: Consecrated Life Mass

    Annual Fundraiser

    Your 100% tax deductible gift will help us continue to bring the gospel message and the news of the diocese to the faithful throughout eastern Connecticut and the world. Your generosity helps defray the production costs of our print, online, and email newsletter editions of the Four County Catholic, as well as enhancing our Social Media presence. 
     

    For those who would rather mail their gift click here.

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294