Sisters of the Parish receive blessing

Fr. Patrick Egan, OSB, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman, is pictured with the LIHM Sisters of the Parish. He blessed the sisters on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of their religious order's founding. Originating in the Philippines and under the auspices of Fr. Edgardo Arellano, the community was created to serve as missionaries, teaching throughout the world. The sisters who serve at Sacred Heart of Jesus are in charge of religion classes and bring several special events to the Church parish, including the annual Balloon Rosary Release, Shadow Stations of the Cross each Lent, the Christmas Nativity story and Bible Camp each summer. Pictured, from left, are Sr. Ursula, Se. Adrian, Fr. Patrick, Mother Mary Rose and Sr. Gianna.