Spotlight on Associates

Preparation for the 40th anniversary of IHM Associates is underway!
By Barbara Bacci Yugovich, Associate Co-Coordinator


L-R: Planning Committee members Jean Booms, Sharon Carolin, Kate McKeever, Barbara Bacci Yugovich, Camille Brouillard, Anne Crimmins, BJ Schlachter, Marsha West and KC McBride.                  Committee member Mary Conner is not pictured.

As you can see from our smiling faces, our energy is growing as the detailed planning for the 40th anniversary of IHM  Associates moves into full swing. The planning committee is appreciative of sisters and associates who are joining with us around the specific tasks of each subcommittee.

We envision the time between now and the Sept. 23 celebration when we will bring all our gifts and talents to making this 40th anniversary one to remember. This is a wonderful opportunity for the IHM community, both vowed and associates, to celebrate 40 years of the presence, energy and commitment to the mission of the IHM congregation. We anticipate great planning and work in the months ahead.

The committee met for its third planning meeting Jan. 18 and is now focusing on the many exciting details around this celebration. We need more volunteers to be part of the subcommittee tasks. Please contact the Associate Office to find out how you can bring your gifts to the tasks of our subcommittees. We look forward to hearing from you!  Please contact Barbara Bacci Yugovich at 734-240-9672 or

This past year, we welcomed four new IHM Associates who made their covenants and we look forward to an upcoming covenant ceremony this February. Please watch for more details. We have additional associate candidates who are in the journaling process with their IHM mentors. We delight in the ongoing call of women and men who seek and are nourished by association with IHM. Together as IHM Sisters and Associates, we move forward in deep faith, courageous spirit, and action for justice.