$2,200 Raised at Annual Card Party

Cards for Charity 2017

Cards for Charity recently raised $2,200 for the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence. The successful fundraiser took place at the organization’s annual card party at the Elmhurst Country Club. The fundraising party included a luncheon followed by an afternoon of bridge, mahjong, pinochle, and dominos. The Little Sisters also sold their famous scones and cookies.

Pictured presenting the check to Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community are seated from left: Rosemarie Martin; Betty May, co-chairwoman; Mother Theresa Louisa; Barbara Whitford, co-chairwoman, and Maureen Pesavento, event secretary and treasurer.

Standing: Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Rose Baas; Joyce Tressler; Marianne Ferrario; Joan Hrycow, and Liz Yurkovic.

Also serving on the committee was Mary Ann O’Boyle; Mary Lynn Sciaccia; and Mary Ann Hazzouri.


Little Sisters of the Poor to Host Annual Roast Beef Dinner

Little Sisters - Roast Beef Photo

The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their annual autumn roast beef dinner from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium of Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., located adjacent to Marywood University. All proceeds will be used to update electronic management systems to provide continuous and integrated quality care for the residents of Holy Family Residence.

The dinner, which will be catered courtesy of Stirna’s Restaurant, includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, rolls and butter, assorted pies and beverages. Takeouts will be available too. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065, online at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org or at the residence. They also will be available at the door.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There also will be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember a loved one.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.


Committee members planning a roast beef dinner to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor on Oct. 15 include, seated from left: Theresa Durkin, Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., and Cathy Lavelle.

Standing: Janet Skibinski, Carole Paswinski, Karen Caruso, development assistant; Nancy Wilson, Joyce Tressler, MaryCarol Kanton, and Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications.

Also serving on the committee are Charlie Butler, Marlene Deily, Faith Foley, Cathy Gavin, Pete Kanton, Ann Kwak, Patrick O’Malley, head chef and kitchen supervisor; Anne Ruddy, Mary Sheils, Mary Jane Sheridan, David Tressle, Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator, and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.

Little Sisters Mark Feast Day of Foundress

Bishop and LSP jubilee pic

The Little Sisters of the Poor and residents of Holy Family Residence celebrated the feast day of St. Jeanne Jugan, the mother foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, with a host of activities on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The day began at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, along with several other diocesan priests, in the chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. Following the Mass, the Bishop, residents, and friends enjoyed a home cooked luncheon.

The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been serving the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors to create a family spirit for the residents who make their home with them. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can thrive in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.


Shown celebrating LSP St. Jeanne Jugan Feast Day recently were, first row, from left: Sister Therese Michel, l.s.p. and Sister Kathleen, l.s.p. Second row, same order: Sister Alice, l.s.p.; Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p.; Rev. E. Francis Kelly, chaplain; Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton; Sister Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community; Sister Mary Augustine, l.s.p., and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.


Little Sisters Night at PNC Field

LSP RailRiders 2017

Residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence attended the fifth annual “Little Sisters of the Poor Night” recently at PNC Field, Moosic.

Prior to the game time, Sister Kathleen, l.s.p., provided an on-field interview about Holy Family Residence and the Sisters’ mission of serving the elderly poor throughout the world, and Sister Patrice, l.s.p., threw out a ceremonial first pitch of the game.

Pictured are just a few of the residents and staff of Holy Family Residence who attended the event, including, from left:  Alyce Farrell, Rob DeSantis, Lourdes Pola, Lisa Torch, Karen Graham, Anastasia Chilek, Bernice Bullick, Henrietta Kaczmarczyk, Sister Kathleen, l.s.p., Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p., and Sister Patrice, l.s.p.