Jubilarians 2021—25 years
25 Years of Religious Life
The following Sisters will mark their 25th jubilee in 2021. A private Mass in their honor is tentatively set for Oct. 10 and will follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Sister Elizabeth “Betsy” Pawlicki, OP, has ministered in Indiana, Washington, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, and Illinois. Her ministry has been dedicated to pastoral and administrative services and civil law. Prior to entering the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, she was ministering as director of residence life at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. This is where she met Sinsinawa Sisters. After entering the Congregation, she served as volunteer coordinator at DominiCare, Chewelah, WA, 1993-1994; assistant director at Sacred Heart Adult Education Center, Washington, DC, 1996-1997; and community center director for the Office of the Social Apostolate for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1997-1999. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Betsy graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2002 and served as law clerk and associate attorney at Katz Friedman Law Offices, Chicago, 2001-2007, and associate general counsel for the labor union representing Illinois education professionals with Illinois Education Association-NEA, 2007-2016. She is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago and currently serves on the Board of Governors. Sr. Betsy has been a councilor on the leadership team for the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa since 2016 and lives in Chicago. She is the Region 8 chair for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and trains people on the topic of human resources and education law as a Toolbox for Pastoral Management instructor with Leadership Roundtable, Washington, DC. Her home parishes are SS. Peter and Paul and St. Gregory the Great, both Williamsville, in the Buffalo Diocese. She is the daughter of Delphine (Borowiec) Pawlicki and the late Thaddeus Pawlicki Jr. Click here to send an honor online.
Sister Laurie Brink, OP, was professed in 1995 and is celebrating her jubilee in 2021. Her ministry has been dedicated to graduate-level teaching. She has ministered in Illinois and has also given short-term courses in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Solomon Islands. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Laurie served in university ministry and taught at Dominican University, River Forest, 1995-2000, and has served as professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, since 2004. She works to promote biblical literacy through her books, articles, and audio and DVD series. From 1996-2000, Sr. Laurie also served as assistant registrar on the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, Archaeological Excavation, in Israel. She is the daughter of the late Bradley and Joan (Barth) Brink. Click here to send an honor online.