Trinity of Appreciation

Society of the Holy Child Jesus Thanks Benefactors
From Coast to Coast on October 23

MA, PA, and OR Sites to Host Masses and Receptions

ROSEMONT, PA — The Sisters of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) live the Society’s maxim, Actions Not Words. Their actions impact the lives of people in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, and Europe and are made possible through the generosity of many supporters and benefactors. On Oct. 23, 2011, the Society will hold Trinity of Appreciation Masses in three locations, Rosemont, PA; Melrose, MA; and Portland OR, to honor those who have contributed their time, talent, and treasure to the Society. Bequests and gifts have allowed the Sisters to provide faith and opportunities for thousands through the many schools and ministries the Sisters have founded. Trinity of Appreciation Masses offer recognition and thanks to those who support the work of the SHCJ.

Trinity of Appreciation
According to Sister Mary Ann Buckley, SHCJ, American Province Leader, “This is a very special event. It allows us to show gratitude to our alums, Associates, and partners whose support is essential to continuing our Foundress Cornelia Connelly’s vision and the Holy Child mission. It is truly inspiring to see so many of our supporters at this event and to have the opportunity to thank them for their many contributions.”

The Trinity of Appreciation will begin with Masses in Portland, OR, Rosemont, PA, and Melrose, MA, followed by receptions in each location. During the receptions, the newest members of the Cornelian Society, those who have left a legacy gift (bequest, trust, or will) to the SHCJ, will be recognized in a pinning ceremony. Their gifts ensure that the love these individuals have for the Society will continue beyond their life span, while empowering the Society to continue Cornelia’s charge: “to meet the wants of the age.”

Locations and times of the Masses and receptions are:

St. Mary of the Annunciation
46 Myrtle Street
Melrose, MA
11:30 a.m. EST

St. Rose of Lima
2727 NE 54th Avenue
Portland, OR
12:15 p.m. PST

New Sharon Chapel
1341 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA
11:30 a.m. EST.

About the SHCJ
The Society of the Holy Child Jesus is an international community of Roman Catholic Sisters founded by Cornelia Connelly in 1846. The Society is composed of three provinces (American, African, and European). The SHCJ provides outreach to more than 8,500 individuals through education, as well as sponsored and collaborative ministries at various educational and social service organizations. For more information, call 610.626.1400.