Before family, friends, associates, fellow sisters and the Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, Sisters Jeanne Weisbeck, Pamela Conte, Rita Marie Fritzen, James Peter Ridgeo and Donna McGartland took on the community’s leadership. The service took place at Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, New York on September 18 and was live streamed so those who could not physically attend could have a virtual presence.
The sisters received San Damiano crosses from outgoing leadership team members as they accepted the responsibilities given to them during the General Chapter. Sisters in attendance held their hands aloft in the Blessing of St. Francis. Following the service, attendees gathered in the church hall to congratulate the new leaders and share food and fun.