The newly elected leadership team for the Dominican Sisters of Hope are, from left, Sisters Constance Lynn Kelly; Patricia Magee; Catherine (Cass) McDonnell; Margaret Anderson, and Elizabeth Menard. Courtesy photo
The newly elected leadership team for the Dominican Sisters of Hope are, from left, Sisters Constance Lynn Kelly; Patricia Magee; Catherine (Cass) McDonnell; Margaret Anderson, and Elizabeth Menard. Courtesy photo

During a late April Chapter gathering in Tarrytown, N.Y., the Dominican Sisters of Hope elected new leadership team members. The Chapter had as its theme, “Sojourners Embracing Communion.”

Sister Catherine (Cass) McDonnell, vice chancellor for urban ministry and planning for the Diocese of Paterson, was elected prioress. Sisters Patricia Magee, a special education coordinator at Mid-Hudson Regional Early Education Center, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Constance Lynn Kelly, leadership team member; Margaret Anderson, leadership team member, and Elizabeth Menard, formerly regional director of Christian Formation for the Ogdensburg Diocese, were elected councilors.

The new leadership team will transition into their roles June 22 and will serve a five-year term.

There are 17 Dominican Sisters of Hope who have served or are currently residing in the Trenton Diocese. They are: Sisters Delphine Croft (former Sister Marie Michael); Margaret James Curtin; Jean Marie Darling; Barbara Farley (former Sister Marie Celeste); Patricia Flynn; Anne Gordon; Patricia Jelly;

Also, Sisters Arlene Oswald; Mary Anthony Schmittauer; Marianne Watts; Geraldine Schultz; Margaret (Peggy) Devlin; Patricia Lally; Jean Spena;

Also, Sisters Barbara Barton; Roberta Ann Bucci and Joan Coffee.