This year the Sisters of Mercy jubilarians are celebrating a combined total of 1,015 years of service. Many of the jubilarians have taught in elementary and high schools in the Diocese of Rochester. Others have ministered in various areas of health care and in pastoral and social-service ministries in the Rochester area and beyond. Sisters and associates of the Rochester community will gather on June 21 for the jubilee celebration at the motherhouse in Brighton. It is impressive to realize how many hundreds of lives these sisters have touched in their service of those who are poor, sick and uneducated. Even in years of "retirement" the sisters continue to reach out to others through their prayers in the spiritual-apostolate ministry and in countless hours of volunteering. At the time of her profession of perpetual vows, each sister chooses an inspirational motto, which is engraved in the silver ring she receives at that time.