Golden Jubilee: Sr Jean Marie Brennan RSC8th August 2011


The Eucharist to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession of Sr Jean Marie Brennan was celebrated in St John of God Church, Auburn NSW at 2.00pm on Saturday, 6th August 2011 by Fr Ray Farrell, PP.

Many Sisters of Charity, including fellow-Jubilarians Sr Dorothy Bayliss and Sr Karan Varker, gathered to share the celebration.  Sr Jean Marie’s family was well represented by her three sisters and their families and her aunt Kath, her mother’s youngest sister.

Many ex-students, friends and colleagues also attended.  Fr Ray spoke of Sr Jean’s commitment to those in most need throughout her years of ministry in education.  He also spoke of the importance of Sr Jean’s presence to others in St Joseph’s Village.

Two young parishiners provided the music, including a specially written hymn of thanks that was accompanied by photos of Jean and her family.

The Eucharist was followed by a relaxed afternoon tea in the Jack Lang Assembly Room at St Joseph’s Hospital.  Sr Judith Clark provided a beautiful cake for the occasion.