JACKSON – Sister Mary Trinita Eddington, OP, well known in the health care field of Jackson is celebrating 60 years as a Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill. Sister’s home parish is St. Cabrini in Springfield. She was baptized in St. Patrick’s Parish, Springfield.
She entered the Springfield community on June 27, 1952 and made her first profession of vows on Jan. 4, 1954. Sister Eddington received her MS in nursing administration from Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; a BS from Marycrest College, Davenport, IA; her RN degree from St. Dominic School of Nursing, Jackson, and a certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Mississippi University for Women, Columbus.
St. Dominic’s Hospital and Community Health Clinic has been her life ministry as a Springfield Illinois Dominican. Sister Eddington presently is vice-president of St. Dominic Community Health Services, Inc., director of St. Dominic Community Health Clinic, and a family nurse practitioner providing primary health care to the poor, homeless and disadvantaged in West Jackson.
SALTILLO – Father Benjamin Piovan celebrated 50 years of priesthood with a Mass at the mission in Saltillo, Mexico in March. Father Piovan was born in Padova, Italy, Feb. 24, 1936, and entered the Salesian Seminary at the age of 11. He came to the United Stated in 1953 and was ordained March 23, 1964.
He taught and served at schools in New Jersey and Louisiana before he became the pastor of the mission. He will have another celebration on May 29 at St. Charles Catholic High School in the Diocese of New Orleans.