Jacinta Patrick, SCN, 89, (born Dorothy Marie) was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 14, 1932. She died Dec. 23, 2021, at Flaget Hospital in Bardstown, Kentucky. She entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity as a candidate in 1951. In 2008, she transferred her vows when the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Sister Jacinta’s earliest ministries were in serving as an aide at Vincentian Home and housekeeping in the Cathedral Rectory, both in Pittsburgh. In 1955, she began serving in education ministries, which she would continue to serve for more than 30 years. Sister Jacinta was an elementary teacher who taught at St. Ursula, St. Michael, Holy Name, Holy Trinity, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Agnes, St. Sebastian, and St. Matthias, all in Pennsylvania. She also served at St. Boniface in Scarborough, Canada.
In the 1970s Sister Jacinta served as principal to Conn-Area Catholic Grade School and St. Mary in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. She also served as an aide at Vincentian Day Care in Pittsburgh.
After taking care of a sick family member for a year, Sister Jacinta then served as an office clerk and bookkeeper at Vincentian Home from 1989 until she retired in 2011. She resided at St. Louise Convent in Pittsburgh before moving to Nazareth, Kentucky in August 2020.
She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Patrick of Miami, Florida, by her extended family, and by her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Burial arrangements are as follows:
- The wake will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky
- Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. It will be streamed live at scnfamily.org/live.
- Burial will follow in the Nazareth Cemetery
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Houghlin Greenwell Funeral Home 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown, Kentucky, 40004. Memorials may be offered to the Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky, 40048.