Welcome new associates!
Mary Jean Schoettle, of Rochester Hills, Mich., celebrated her commitment as an IHM Associate with Margaret Sweeney, IHM, as her vowed companion on the journey of preparation to become an IHM Associate. Mary Jean is a member of St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish. She has ministered as an elementary school teacher and as a clinical social worker and currently volunteers with St. John Fisher Outreach, Justice and Peace and Companion Ministries and serves on the Parish Leaders’ Council.
Ann Marie Manikowski, of Carleton, Mich., Kathleen Keever, of Novi, Mich., and Judy Beyer-Chezick of Lincoln Park, Mich., celebrated their commitments as IHM Associates. Diann (Bernard Therese) Cousino, IHM, served as Ann Marie’s vowed companion ; Camille Brouillard, IHM, was Kathleen’s vowed companion; and Elizabeth (John Raphael) Walters, IHM, was Judy’s vowed companion.
Ann Marie ministered as a nurse and now volunteers at St. Patrick School (Carleton), Frenchtown Seniors, God Works! and at the IHM Motherhouse. She is a member of Divine Grace Parish (Carleton). Kathleen worked at the University of Michigan for 29 years in research administration. She serves as a Eucharistic minister at St. James Parish, Novi, and is also a sponsor for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at the parish. Judy is a member of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish (Wyandotte) and Christ the Good Shepherd Parish (Lincoln Park). She volunteers for both parishes.
While maintaining their own lifestyles, IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing especially on areas of their choice, including those of prayer, community and/or ministry.