At Blessed Sacrament, Sousa has been in charge of both administration and spiritual life. She's been with the church for four and a half years. The church has about 120 parishioners during the winter, and about 900 attending services in the summer months.
Sousa has been anticipating the degree for a long time, she said, noting that she received a Master's degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling from Boston College years ago.
"I've waited for this Doctorate for 38 years," she said. "It's a dream come true."
Reminders on local events
• Please note that the annual regional Senior of the Year luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday May 19 at Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George Village. A prior issue of the Journal listed the day of the week incorrectly, but the date was accurate.
The event honors seniors from Warren and Hamilton counties who have dedicated many hours of service to their communities. To be awarded Outstanding Contributing Senior locally is Maureen Mihalics of Diamond Point.
For details or to make reservations, contact Pat Pratt at 644-9459.
Local church thrift shop reopens
Henriette's Attic, a thrift shop at St. Sacrement Episcopal Church, has re-opened for their seventh season. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays Saturdays until Memorial Day Weekend when Thursdays are added.
The store operators say they will continue to offer a wide variety of reasonably priced men's women's, and children's clothing as well as jewelry, accessories, toys, games and books. The shop welcomes donations of items during open hours.
Be wary of discolored water in your tap
Remember that hydrant flushing is scheduled to continue daily through May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some discoloration of water is likely to occur during this period. Consumers are advised to check water conditions before doing laundry to avoid stains. It is recommended that residents flush their water heaters to prevent future problems.