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July 26, 2013

Sisters celebrate anniversaries

CLINTON — The Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton honored six sisters Saturday at a Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Martin Amos, Bishop of Davenport. The six sisters marked anniversaries of religious life by renewing their vows on Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Sister Jane McCarthy is a 60-year Jubilarian currently living at the Canticle and serving at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Latino Ministry. Sister Jane spent most of her 60 years of active ministry in teaching and parish work. Sister Jane is a native of Clinton who attended St. Mary Grade School and Mount St. Clare Academy. In 1953 she entered The Sisters of St. Francis at Mount St. Clare Convent. She attended Mount St. Clare College, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics at the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Sister Jane has taught mostly junior high and high school at Sacred Heart School, Mount St. Clare Academy, and Mater Dei High School in Clinton; St. Patrick in Rochelle, and St. Francis de Paula in Chicago; St. Margaret’s in Chino and St. Catherine’s in Riverside, Calif.; St. Ann’s in Lexington, Neb.; St. Justin Martyr in St. Louis, and St. Rita’s in Cameron, Mo. She also taught at Mount St. Clare College and was Academic Dean and Financial Aid Officer.

Sister Jane has served as Pastoral Associate at St. Francis de Paula, in Chicago and St. James in Maywood, Ill.; St. James in Washington, and at Prince of Peace in Clinton. Having studied Spanish in the Chicago Archdiocese and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, Sister Jane served the Hispanic communities in Maywood, Washington and Clinton.

Sister Ann Martinek is a 60-year Jubilarian currently living and working in St. Louis. as the Pastoral Associate at St. John Bosco Parish. She has spent most of her 60 years teaching and working for parishes. Sister Ann was born in Ft. Atkinson, Iowa and entered Sisters of St. Francis at Mount St. Clare Convent in 1953. Sister Ann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art from George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn. and an Master of Education in administration and supervision from Loyola University in Chicago.

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