SCRANTON –The Little Sisters of the Poor and Residents of Holy Family Residence celebrated the feast day of St. Jeanne Jugan, the Mother Foundress of the Little Sisters, with a host of activities on Saturday, Aug. 30.
The day began at 11 a.m. with a Mass celebrated by Diocese of Madison Bishop Robert C. Morlino in the chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. The Rev. Charles P. Connor served as the guest homilist. Following the Mass, the Bishop, residents, and friends enjoyed a home cooked luncheon.
Bishop Morlino, a Dunmore native, was raised in the SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a priest and 15th as a bishop. Father Connor, a Carbondale native and historian of the Diocese of Scranton, serves as an assistant professor of church history at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been serving in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors in creating a family spirit for the residents. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can live their last years in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.
For more information on helping the Sisters, please call (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144.
Photo Caption: Resident and Scranton native Kay Walsh; Mother Maureen Weiss, l.s.p.; Father E. Francis Kelly, chaplain; Bishop Robert C. Morlino, principal celebrant; Father Charles P. Connor, guest homilist; and Brother Louis Padierne, O.H., Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, share a moment following the feast day Mass of St. Jeanne Jugan at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence chapel.