Billboards Celebrate Erie's Catholic Sisters

Several billboards around Erie and surrounding counties celebrate Catholic Sisters during National Catholic Sisters Week. At the same time, they announce that Sunday, March 13, has been declared Catholic Sisters Day in the Diocese of Erie by Bishop Persico ─ an opportunity to remember and be grateful for Catholic Sisters.

The billboards are a reminder of the commitment of Catholic Sisters. "We've been here since 1856," said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. "Through the years we have developed Benedictine ministries within our means and resources to help meet the most pressing needs of the people. Our Corporate Commitment guides us as we continue our service. We are grateful that our work is appreciated and are humbled by the affirmation we have received as a result of National Catholic Sister Week."

The generosity of LAMAR printing, a grant and the design expertise of Stephanie Hall, PR Director for the Sisters of St. Joseph, made the billboards possible. There are 6 of them, three in Erie and one each in Erie, Venango and Crawford counties respectively. The Sisters of St. Joseph, the Sisters of Mercy and the Erie Benedictines are each featured on two of the six billboards.

Billboard photo: Benedictine Sisters Karen Oprenchok, Anne Wambach (prioress), and Dina Lauricella