Three Profess First Vows As Sisters Of Mercy
Published: November 4, 2004
COCKEYSVILLE, Md.—Three Sisters of Mercy of the Baltimore Regional Community, including a former Atlanta resident who served in several churches in the archdiocese as a laywoman, professed their first vows on Sept. 11.
A native of Connecticut, Sister Mary-Anne Plaskon is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Conn., and the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. She served in the Archdiocese of Atlanta as a youth minister for 15 years, working at Our Lady of the Assumption Church and Holy Spirit Church, both in Atlanta, and Holy Family Church in Marietta. She became an associate of the Sisters of Mercy in the mid-1980s and entered the community in May 2001.
Having moved to Mobile, Ala., Sister Plaskon was employed by the Mobile County Department of Human Resources as a foster care worker. In 1992, she obtained her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi, becoming a licensed master’s level social worker in the state of Alabama.
Sister Plaskon lives and assists at the Convent of Mercy, the retirement home of the Sisters of Mercy in Mobile, located in St. Ignatius Parish. Her current ministry is at Mercy Medical in Daphne, Ala., which offers a continuum of medical care. She works in both the social work and pastoral care departments.
Sister Plaskon was one of three sisters to take their first vows on Sept. 11. Also professing first vows were Sister Irene Callahan and Sister Jennifer Winders.
In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Baltimore Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy sponsors St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens. They also sponsor and serve at St. Joseph’s Health System, Atlanta. In addition, sisters and associates work in various counseling and social service settings.