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Please join us for an inspiring Gathering of Friends, sponsored by Clark Hill. Thursday, February 18, 2016, Il Tetto: Rooftop Beer Garden at Sienna Mercato. Tickets are $75 apiece. www.girlshope.org/make-a-donation/ or call Tom Wiese, 412-329-7172, ext. 102
The Luncheon of Hope, scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Pittsburgh Field Club is officially SOLD OUT!! Kelly Liken, a James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southwest, will fly in from Vail, Colorado, to prepare a gourmet three-course plated lunch to be served in the ballroom.
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Sister Donna Marie Tahaney
It is with a deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Sister Donna Marie Tahaney, who passed away peacefully at 8:05 a.m. on February 6 at the Motherhouse. As you know, Sister Donna, the first Executive Director of Girls Hope, was instrumental in the founding, nurturing and expansion of the organization that was so very dear to her heart. Even when her tenure ended in 2006, she continued to publicly advocate for Girls Hope and mentor the college students and graduates of the program.
Undoubtedly, Sister Donna would say that her 25-year legacy with Girls Hope was made possible only through the grace of God, the expertise, leadership and support of the Girls Hope Board of Directors, and the generous partners in service who, along with her, have passionately promoted its mission and ministry. While deftly overseeing the vision of Girls Hope and moving it forward, Sister Donna also was lovingly tending to the individual needs and dreams of the Girls Hope scholars.
Girls Hope has been abundantly blessed by the leadership and joyful presence of Sister Donna as have the Sisters of St. Joseph. We ask that, in your prayers, you remember Sr. Donna; her family; her cherished friend, Sister Rosanne Oberleitner; and all of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Let all of us remember the oft-repeated words of Sister Donna: Live till you die, Do something meaningful for others each day. Have fun along the way.
We celebrate the entrance into eternal life of Sister Donna Marie Tahaney, CSJ, on February 6, 2016, in the 63rd year of her religious life at age 80.
Viewing: Monday, February 8, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; St. Joseph Convent
Prayer Vigil: Monday, February 8, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Convent
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, February 9, 4 p.m.; Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel; Burial will follow in the Sisters’ Cemetery
Sister Elaine Schindler, a residential counselor in the Baden House, was presented the Manifesting the Kingdom Award in January. Presented by the Diocese of Pittsburgh, it is given “to honor lay and religious women and men who manifest the Kingdom of God in an exceptional way within the local Church. Sister Elaine was nominated by her congregation, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, for her dedication and commitment to youth in the Pittsburgh area.