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2018 Jubilarians: Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

Sister Mary Ellen Hubbard; Sister Hedwig Neff; Sister Mary Jane Schrage; Sister Dolores Ann Rapp

60th first profession

Sister Mary Ellen Hubbard

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Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1956

First profession: 1958

Final profession: 1963

Education: Bachelor’s in theology, Saint Louis University, 1968

Master’s in religious education, St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada, 1974

Master’s in human development counseling, University of Illinois, Springfield, Ill., 1994

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Jerome School, St. Louis, 1961-67

Principal and teacher, Our Lady School, Festus, 1967-70

Therapist, Catholic Family Counseling, Festus, 1996-06

Psychotherapist, private practice, Festus, 2006-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Holy Family School, Cahokia, Ill., 1959-61

Principal and teacher, St. John School, Red Bud, Ill., 1970-73

Teacher, St. Joseph School, Prairie du Rocher, Ill., 1974-75

Teacher and pastoral minister, Gibault High School, Waterloo, Ill., 1975-83

Director of Youth Ministry, Diocese of Springfield, Ill., 1984-92

Youth Minister, St. Jerome Parish, Troy, Ill., 1993-95

About Sister Mary Ellen Hubbard: Continues to work as a psychotherapist in private practice.

65th first profession

Sister Hedwig Neff

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Birthplace: Paderborn, Ill.

Entrance: 1951

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Fontbonne College, supervisor’s food services, 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Housekeeper, St. Joseph Convent, Zell, 1957-58

Assistant cook, Cantian Seminary, St. Louis, 1962-63

Kitchen work, De Mattias Hall, St. Louis, 1984-88

Sacristan, Regina Cleri, St. Louis, 1990-94

Elder home caregiver, CSJ Home Care, St. Louis, 1998-2008

Service outside the archdiocese: Housekeeper, St. Stephen Convent, Flora, Ill., 1954

Housekeeper, St. Bernard Convent, Albers, Ill., 1954-56

Dietary/assistant cook, Loretto Home, Alton, Ill., 1956-57; 1958-62; 1967-68

Baker, assistant cook and dietary, St. Henry’s Seminary, Belleville, Ill., 1963-67; 1972-74

Kitchen supervisor, St. Ann Home, Chester, Ill., 1968-70

Assistant cook, Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill., 1970-72; 1974-75

Housekeeper, St. Clare Convent, O’Fallon, Ill., 1975-76

Lunch program worker, St. Ann’s School, Nashville, Ill., 1976-80

Assistant cook, Catholic Children’s Home and Alton Orphanage, Alton, Ill., 1980-84

Dietary work and seamstress, Clementine Residence, Red Bud, Ill., 1988-90

Social services, Holy Angels Shelter, Catholic Urban Programs, East St. Louis, Ill., 1994-98

About Sister Hedwig Neff: She is living mission in later life at the motherhouse in Ruma, Ill., since 2008.

Sister Mary Jane Schrage

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Birthplace: St. Rose, Ill.

Entrance: 1951

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in radiologic technology, Saint Louis University, 1960

Professional certifications throughout her career

Service in the archdiocese: CT imaging/biopsy technologist, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, 1991-2013

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Bruno School, Pinckneyville, Ill., 1954-56

Radiology supervisor, St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, Ill., 1960-61

Radiology/imaging director, St. Clement Hospital, Red Bud, Ill., 1961-88

Clinical instructor, radiology students from Belleville Area College at St. Clement Hospital, 1980-90

Diagnostic imaging director, St. Clement Hospital, Red Bud, Ill., 1988-90

Nuclear medicine/radiology, St. Joseph Hospital, Breese, Ill., 1991

About Sister Mary Jane Schrage: She is living mission in later life at the Ruma Center, Ruma Ill., since 2013.

75th first profession

Sister Dolores Ann Rapp

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Birthplace: East St. Louis, Ill.

Entrance: 1941

First profession: 1943

Final profession: 1948

Education: Bachelor’s in music literature, Webster College, 1949

Master’s in music, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1964

Service in the archdiocese: Receptionist/volunteer, De Mattias Hall, St. Louis, 1972-73; 1982-83

Pastoral ministry, Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, and South Grand Senior Ministry, St. Louis, 1998-2008

Service outside the archdiocese: Music teacher/choir, the high school at Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill., 1949-64

Music teacher/choir, St. Teresa Academy, East St. Louis, Ill., 1964-68

Music teacher/choir, Gibault High School, Waterloo, Ill., 1968-70

Prayer minister, Sisters Cloister, New Riegel, Ohio, 1970-72

Housekeeper, Bishop’s Residence, Belleville, Ill., 1973-75; 1980-82

Parish visitor, St. Libory Parish, St. Libory, Ill., 1975-76

Assistant, Catholic Children’s Home and Alton Orphanage, Alton, Ill., 1976-77

Chauffeur, parish ministry and prison visits, from St. Clare Convent, O’Fallon, Ill., 1978-79

Parish ministry, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lebanon, Mo., 1984-87

Chaplaincy work, Pastoral Care Department, St. John Health Center, Springfield, Mo., 1987-97

About Sister Dolores Ann Rapp: She is living mission in later life at the Ruma Center since 2008.

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