Golden Jubilee — 50 years of consecrated life
Sister Mary Ann Pajakowski, CSC, who currently serves as education director for Holy Cross Ministries, Inc., in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be honored on July 16, 2017, during a jubilee celebration in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind., for her 50 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross.Sister Mary Ann shared her gifts as a teacher, serving 22 years in secondary education. She taught in Illinois and at Saint Mary’s Academy and Saint Joseph High School, both in South Bend, Ind. She continued her ministry in the field of social work, providing care and services at La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, and in Anchorage, Alaska. She later worked with Weigand Homeless Resource Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, before taking her current position with Holy Cross Ministries, Inc., where she has served for 17 years.
Sister Mary Ann was born in South Bend, Ind. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and earned a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. She continued her education and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. Sister Mary Ann made her initial profession of vows on August 15, 1967, and her perpetual profession on August 15, 1972.