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Holy Cross Associate Co-director Carol Mancl joined leaders of other congregations of associate programs at Midwest Kindred Spirits at the Siena Center in Racine, WI

Holy Cross Associate Antoinette Rene of Opelousas, Louisiana, is Director of Religious Education at the parishes of St. Ann in Mallett and Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawtell, Louisiana. She is pictured in the last row with the 2nd grade First Communion Class, teachers and pastor from the combined churches.

Holy Cross Associate Diana Maki (r.) Director of Youth Faith Formation at Holy Family Catholic Church, Woodruff, WI, is pictured with Pam Pearsall, Confirmation Catechist. They were preparing for the Procession of the Holy Oils on Holy Thursday.


Holy Cross Associate Barbara Johnson from Ashland, Wisconsin, recently completed an 18 month Collaborative Leadership Development Program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in Saint Louis. Participants included sisters and associates. Barbara received a FAME (Formation and Ministry Enablement) Grant from the Holy Cross Sisters USA Province to help fund her participation in the program.
A group of Holy Family Catholic Church parishioners in Woodruff, WI, were newly commissioned or re-commissioned as Lay Leaders of Prayer by Fr. Aaron Devett.  These individuals have been trained through the diocese and serve at Holy Family or area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Holy Cross Associate Diana Maki has been serving as a Lay Leader of Prayer since in early 2000.  L-r. Pat Malesa, Lee Ann Niebuhr, Diana Maki, Eileen Braeger, Holly Dionne, Karl Kontyko, and Geri Heppi Holly.