2014 St. Joseph Award

Sister Alice was born in 1928 in Kilbride but she grew up mainly in Grand Falls-Windsor where her father was a station agent for the Newfoundland railway. She entered religious life in 1948, spending time as a postulant and then a novice at the Motherhouse in St. John’s.  She took her final vows in 1951. Her ministry has taken her to a variety of places in a variety of roles since that time. For thirty-seven years, she taught at schools and served as principal in a number of communities. She retired from teaching in 1989 and spent the next two years as the superior of the Motherhouse in St. John’s. Following her “retirement” from that position, she was asked to consider doing some parish work on the west coast of the island.

Sister Alice was appointed Director of Parish Life at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Piccadilly in 1993 and she has been there ever since. As an article about Sr. Alice on the CMIC website states, “Sister Alice glows with the Light of Christ—whether chatting with people in shops, welcoming children in for a visit after school, walking along streets, encouraging lay leaders, or gently tapping people on the shoulder to say they’re missed at Sunday liturgy! And sure enough, back they are the next Sunday in the small mission church—where they are, as always, warmly welcomed by Sister Alice. “

In his letter to Sister Sharon Fagan, Congregational Leader of the Presentation Sisters, notifying her of Sister Alice’s award, Bishop Hundt states, “We are very pleased that Sister Alice will receive this award.  We see in her reception of it some well-deserved recognition, not only of her ministry but also, the ministry of so many other wonderful members of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”