Serve as Pastoral Ministers

While we consider all of our service a ministry, some wear special ministry hats working with people within the Church or bringing Church to people! Here are some of these Sisters.


Chaplains

Sr. Michelle Henault serves as a chaplain at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

A certified chaplain, Sr. Karen Pozniak visits patients, trains pastoral volunteers and leads religious services at Fanny Allen Hospital in Burlington, VT.

Sr. Yvonne Bondi is a Spiritual Director, Mission Appeal Coordinator, Associate Board, Volunteer at Samaritan House.

Liturgists

Sr. Sharon McMillan

Sr. Sharon McMillan is a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University She also serves as liturgist for many special events.

Sr. Martin de Porres Coleman prepares the music for Sunday and seasonal liturgies and funerals at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland.

Spiritual Directors

You’ll find Sr. Yvonne Bondi, Sr. Jacinta Martinez  sharing their training as spiritual directors the NDNU Center for Spirituality, and Sister Dorothy Stang Center  Sr. Maureen Hilliard is a Mission Hospice Bereavement Facilitator.

Eucharistic Ministers

Sr. Magdalena Yang is a volunteer Interpreter and ministers to home bound individuals through On Lok Lifeways and for Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

Prison Ministers

Sr. Maureen Hilliard volunteers with the Mateo & Women’s Correctional Center Restorative Justice Program.

Religious Education Teachers

Sr. Liz Tiernan has developed many creative programs for schools including “Celebrate the Presence of God” and “From Abraham to Jesus in 60 Minutes or Less.”