Brown Bag Seminars

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Brown Bag Seminars at Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62704

12:10-1:00 p.m. on the following  Wednesdays

January 25: Dismantling Racism: How-Tos for your business, church, or organization
Tips from Sister Marcelline Koch, OP, Dominican justice promoter, and the Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism

February 1: Moral Compass: Responding to the Climate Challenge
Sister Sharon Zayac, director of Jubilee Farm, will facilitate a discussion for positive action.

February 8: Contemplative Practice: Spiritual Ground for Challenging Times
Members of the Dominican Sisters’ Leadership Team will share their experience of remaining grounded in God.

Sister Patricia Seelbach, OP and Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP

Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP

Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Patricia and Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Jean Michael. May they both rest in peace.

Sister Patricia Seelbach, OP died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016. Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP passed away this Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 3:15 a.m.



SISTER PATRICIA SEELBACH, OP

Welcome Gathering/Visitation in SHC Chapel at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30 Dinner at 5:15 p.m.

Office for the Dead in Chapel at 9:00 a.m. with Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1 followed by Burial and Dinner

 Per Sisters Patricia’s request, we are not posting any photos of her.

 

SISTER JEAN MICHAEL CONSTANTINE, OP

Welcome Gathering/Visitation in SHC Chapel at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 followed by Dinner at 5:15 p.m.

Office for the Dead in Chapel at 9:00 a.m. and Funeral Mass with Rememberings on Friday, December 2 followed by Burial and Dinner


Sister Jean Michael Constantine, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Jean Michael Constantine died on Nov. 29, 2016, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1925, to Michael and Loretta Murray Constantine and named Mary Ellen. She made her profession of vows in 1948 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

Sister Jean Michael taught for 36 years, mostly middle school and junior high students in Springfield, Carlinville, Morrisonville, Chicago, and Elgin, Ill. and at St. Augustine Parish, Richmond, Mich., where she taught primary grades and high school biology. After retiring from the classroom in 1984 she served her Dominican sisters, overseeing the maintenance crew at Sacred Heart Convent and driving sisters to appointments throughout Springfield. From 1993-2001 she returned to Chicago as pastoral minister at Our Lady of Grace Parish.

Sister Jean Michael was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Louis. She is survived by three nieces and three nephews, her sister-in-law, and many great nieces and nephews.

A welcome gathering for Sister Jean Michael begins at 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1. Prayers for the dead 9:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Convent chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St. Burial follows at Calvary Cemetery. Father Brian Alford, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704.

The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Jean Michael are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.



Sister Patricia Seelbach, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister Patricia Seelbach died on Nov. 28, 2016, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Raymond, Ill., in 1934, one of 16 children born to George and Marie F. Todt Seelbach. She made her profession of vows in 1956 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

Sister Patricia served her God and her community with love as a teacher, a baker, and a seamstress. She is survived by her brother Richard (Sharon) Seelbach, Chatham; her sisters-in-law Alice, Springfield, and Marilyn, Waggoner; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Marcella Holderread, Betty Kincaid, Georgia Hobson, Nancy Lundin; Marilyn, Margaret, and Mary in infancy; her brothers George Francis, Fabian, Joseph, John, Raymond, and Robert.

A welcome gathering for Sister Patricia will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. Prayers for the dead 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Convent chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield. Burial follows at Calvary Cemetery. Father Clinton Honkomp, OP, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704.

The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Patricia are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.