Sister Lois J. Paha, O.P., director of the Diocese of Tucson’s Department of Pastoral Services, celebrated her 50 anniversary in religious life on June 25 at the Adrian Dominicans’ motherhouse in Adrian, Mich.
Sister Lois, who initially selected the name Sister Mary Pauline Joseph of the Gate of Heaven, was among 135 Adrian Dominicans who celebrated their 60th, 50th and 25th jubilee anniversaries.
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas celebrated the Jubilee Liturgy, just as he did three years earlier for Sister Charlotte Anne Swift, O.P., the Bishop’s executive assistant, as she observed her 50th anniversary of religious life.
“Sister Lois’ smile beams out today just as it did 50 years ago,” Bishop Kicanas said, “and is evidence of the joy that she brings to her ministry. She has been such a blessing to our Diocese.
“She never says no to any request for assistance, always lends a hand and does whatever she can to enhance our service to our pastors, their parishes and the people of the Diocese,” the Bishop said.