Honoring Sister Mary Albert, CSJ, upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Saint Joachim Roman Catholic C...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Sister Mary Albert, CSJ, upon the occa-
sion of her designation for special recognition by the Saint Joachim
Roman Catholic Church, on June 22, 2013

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to recognize and pay tribute
to those individuals of firm belief who have devoted their purposeful
lives to the service of faith and community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Sister Mary Albert, CSJ, upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Saint Joachim Roman Catholic Church at its
34th Annual Diamond Ball, to be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at The
Woodmere Club; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Albert, CSJ, has continually demonstrated tremen-
dous competence, extraordinary intelligence, and diligent leadership in
her unwavering service to both her community and faith; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Albert was born into the family of Mary and
Albert Thompson, the seventh of ten children; she attended Saint Francis
Xavier Parish School and Church in Brooklyn, New York, and Bishop McDon-
nell High School; after graduation, she worked in National City Bank for
two years; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Albert chose religious life, entering the Sisters
of Saint Joseph in Brentwood, New York, on February 2, 1944; she
received both her religious and professional training as an educator at
the Motherhouse, and professed her final vows on the Feast of Saint
Augustine in 1949; and
WHEREAS, After several years of teaching throughout the Brooklyn Dioc-
ese, Sister Mary Albert became involved in developing and teaching in
non-graded learning centers, a new concept in education at the time, at
Our Lady of Victory School in Floral Park and then Saint Martha's School
in Uniondale; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Albert then began her more than 55-year relation-
ship with Saint Joachim Parish; she was asked to start a three-grade
learning center at the Saint Joachim School, and she faithfully under-
took the endeavor, working in the school three days per week, and spend-
ing two days in the parish providing pastoral care to the sick and home
bound; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Albert soon assumed the full-time ministry of
Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Ministry, including the care of several
other parish programs; she was also appointed to the Advisory Board of
Saint John's Hospital; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Albert now lives in Saint Mary's Manor, Inwood;
she still tends to the needs of others at Saint Joachim Parish on a
daily basis, including home visits and the ministry for the bereaved;
WHEREAS, Throughout 70 years as a Sister of Saint Joseph, a period of
constructive involvement, Sister Mary Albert, CSJ has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman of God has always given enlight-
enment, guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to her care and has
administered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal
needs of all; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Sister Mary Albert, CSJ, upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Saint Joachim Roman Catholic Church on Satur-
day, June 22, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sister Mary Albert, CSJ.


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