June 8 is a very special day for the All Saints on the Hudson Roman Catholic parish here in our hometown. On that day, Sister Bernadette Catellier, CSJ, will be honored at a special Mass at 11 a.m. at the south church on North Main Street in Mechanicville in commemoration of her 70th Jubilee. Following the Mass, a reception and dinner will be held at the Mechanicville/Stillwater Elks Lodge on Park Avenue.
Sister Bernadette entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent at the age of 18 back in 1942 shortly after graduating from Catholic Central High School in Troy. At that time our nation was heavily engaged in a world-wide war. In fact, the same year she entered the convent, her two brothers enlisted in the military and went to war, one going into the US Army and the other into the US Navy.
“It was like my mother lost half her family in that one year,” Sister Bernadette says.
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