Sr. Regina Palamara, MSC celebrated her 60th Jubilee on February 14th, Valentine’s Day.
Sr. Regina was honored at St. Finbar’s Catholic Parish in Burbank, California exactly 60 years to the day of her entrance into the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
St. Finbar is a multi-ethnic parish community where Sr. Regina ministers. Along with her family, Missionary Sisters, former MSCs, Cabrini Companions, a Cabrini Lay Missionary, alumnae and friends (VCAAF) from the former Villa Cabrini High School in Burbank and Cabrini Literary Guild joined in the celebration replete with a jubilant choir and liturgical dancers.
Sr. Regina renewed her sacred vows and shared a reflection with all those gathered. In turn, she received blessings from the St. Finbar Parish and the surrounding community. Sr. Regina received a standing ovation at the conclusion of the liturgy.
A luncheon followed in the parish hall with beautiful decorations including heart messages from the children with whom she volunteers. Parish volunteers prepared delicious Italian and Asian foods and her favorite cake!
The celebration was filled with tributes from Sr. Regina’s nephew, Christopher DiMatteo; St. Finbar School principal Michael Marasco; Channel 5’s evening anchor Cher Calvin, who was a former student of Sr. Regina; Sr. Eileen Currie, MSC, and Marsha Ramos, a Cabrini Companion. Friends from the public and political sectors shared their tributes and the day concluded with thanks, humorous comments and a blessing for all from Sr. Regina.