Sister Mary Catherine Fodrocy

I look back on these 60 years with joy and gratitude. Both the smooth times and the rough times have contained their gift.

Jubilarian 2017 – 60 Years a Sister

I was baptized on September 25, 1938 at St. James Church in Montague, Michigan and grew up in Dalton Township about midway between Muskegon and Whitehall.

My very first contact with the Dominican Sisters from Marywood was through their religious correspondence course. Our pastor signed up all school children. Sr. Rosella would write encouraging notes on the completed lesson before she returned it with the new lesson. Meeting some Dominican Sisters in person didn’t come until I began the 8th Grade at St. Joseph School in Muskegon.

Ministry has taken me to several places in Michigan. Various ministry roles have been teaching, administration and pastoral ministry with people from 6 to 100 years old. The unifying thread going through these ministries has been walking with people through the ups and downs, twists and turns of our journey of faith. I have been touched by them and they have been touched by me.

My life has been enriched by the many blessings and opportunities for growth that have come to me through my family, community, co-workers, and friends. My prayer is gratitude for all of you.


2017 – 60 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for recent immigrants

Northeast Supper House serves hundreds of people each week, every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 228 Carrier NE in the school cafeteria. With Dominican hospitality, Sister Mary Catherine Fodrocy joins the volunteer crew serving and welcoming guests each week. Here, she is joined by Sister Dorena Gonzalez.

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