A celebration Mass will take place Saturday, Aug. 8, for Sister Edwina Butler, RSM, in observance of her 100th birthday.
The liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira, which is Sister Butler’s home parish. Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark will preside and a regional choir is scheduled to perform.
Sister Butler entered the Sisters of Mercy some 83 years ago. A music and French teacher as well as a school administrator, she was a founding faculty member at Notre Dame High School and taught there for several decades, also volunteering at Notre Dame after her 2005 retirement.