Retirement Celebration for Sister Josephine Chudzik

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On June 23rd, 2017 family and friends gathered to celebrate Sr. Josephine Chudzik who was retiring from St. Mary’s Academy after thirty-four years. Josephine had a very long association with SMA beginning with four years as a high school student. After graduation Josephine entered the Sisters of the Holy Names and two years later returned to Manitoba to begin her ministry as a music teacher. She taught classroom & private music at Holy Cross, at St. Jean Baptist, in Flin Flon, at St. Ignatius and at St. John Brebeuf.

In 1983 Josephine returned to St. Mary’s to work in the finance office. Being a musician requires precision and attention to detail, discipline, stick-to-it-ness & commitment. These traits carried over to her work in the finance office where she was meticulous in ordering supplies, paying bills, counting and rolling money from all the various collections and sales.

However, making a joyful noise before the Lord, was a lifelong pursuit for Josephine and she did not leave her music behind. She continued to teach private music lessons, served in music ministry at St. Joseph’ nursing home and taught guitar and keyboard to inmates at Stony Mountain Penitentiary.

Thank you Sister Josephine for a job well done.