On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, the first-ever group of Providence Candidate-Associates made their commitments to be associates during a Eucharistic Liturgy in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. This first Rite of Commitment took place on the Feast of Our Lady of Providence.
Sister Jane Marie Osterholt (left) poses for a photo with Providence Associate Patricia Gill.
Annmarie Portela (center, back row) celebrates with her family and Sister Ellen Cunningham (back row, left).
Alice Shelton (right) and her companion Sister Margaret Quinlan participate in the Rite of Commitment.
Providence Associates Advisory Group members Sisters Marianne Ridgell and Diane Mason (left side) and Janice Lilly (right) hold the associate pins as Father Daniel Hopcus blesses them.
Earle Harvey and his companion Sister Mary Montgomery participate in the Rite of Commitment.
The 2007 Providence Associates!
Lynn Reese, Sister Mary Ann Phelan and Mary Loretta Reese (left to right) enjoy one another during the reception. Sister Mary Ann served as the companion to Lynn and Mary Loretta, both of whom are from Greenfield, Ind.
Father Daniel Hopcus and his companion, Sister Paula Damiano, smile for the camera during the reception.
Sister Marianne Ridgell and Shawn Shamsaie, Providence Associates Advisory Group members, pause for a photo during the reception following the Liturgy.
Paul Salstrom of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Village, presents his commitment statement to General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson. Looking on is Paul’s companion, Sister Estelle Scully.
The Providence Associates are blessed.
Sister Jane Marie Osterholt (left) and General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson lift the baskets of commitment statements during the blessing.
Kathleen Fleming of Indianapolis (right) listens as her companion, Sister Mary Beth Klingel, reads her part of the commitment ceremony.
Sister Laurette Bellamy (left) and her friend, Marian Krajewska of Bloomington, Ind., participate in the Rite of Commitment. Sister Laurette served as Marian’s companion.
Mildred and Philip Brady of Indianapolis read their portion of the Rite of Commitment.