Recently, Sr. Regina Palamara, MSC celebrated her 90th birthday. She and her twin, the late Sr. Loretta Palamara, MSC were born on April 13, 1933. Sr. Loretta passed in February 1997. She is sorely missed.
Sr. Regina moved to Burbank, CA in 2002 to be with her mother who was not well. After her mother passed she stayed in Burbank and found her mission in her new parish, St Finbar. Sr Regina has ministered to the elementary school children and other people in the parish. She is also involved with the Cabrini Literary Guild, Cabrini Philosophy Club and Cabrini Companions. She is often asked to meet with the Knights of Columbus- Cabrini Council and other organizations. She is very well known and loved. Her biggest contribution, I was told by many, was her teaching everyone about Saint Frances X. Cabrini.
On Sunday, April 23rd, a Mass was offered for her intention at St Finbar Church and a party held in the parish hall afterward. I, along with Sr Regina Peterson, MSC had the honor to be present. The church was over filled with its capacity as was the church hall. Sr Regina also was honored by her pastor, Fr. Francis, to give the homily at Mass.