Welcome new associates!
Vickie L. Mazur, of Maybee, Mich., celebrated her commitment as an IHM Associate, with Sharon Defever, IHM, as her vowed companion. Vickie is a member of Divine Grace (St. Joseph) Parish in Maybee. She earned certification as a Project Rachel facilitator through the Archdiocese of Detroit; is certified in religious education and adult faith formation; and has taken classes in pastoral ministry. She has ministered as parish secretary/bookkeeper and sacristan; served as cantor, in the parish choir and as an adult altar server; and established the St. Theresa Guild at St. Joseph Parish, making comfort quilts for those in need.
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.
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.