WARRENSBURG - Sister Mary Brady, one of the founding members of North Country Ministry, will be retiring on June 1 from her position as director of the agency's Baby's Place, which she launched.
An Open House in Sister Mary's honor was held Sunday May 22 at Grace's Restaurant, and many friends, co-workers and appreciative citizens attended.
She became a half-time staff member in September 2000, and while working with parents and other caregivers of infants and toddlers recognized their need for practical assistance and parenting education and support. The Baby's Place was "born" in North Creek in 2004 and subsequently in the Warrensburg Center in 2009. A playgroup was also formed and today continues to flourish. The Baby's Place provides baby and maternity clothing and other baby necessities, together with casework and ongoing parenting support to at least 60 families each month.
Sister Mary will be succeeded by Warrensburg resident Christine Langworthy whom she has mentored for the past 18 months. Langworthy, who has two young children of her own, has an extensive background working with young children and their families in programs offered at the Center for the Disabled, one year as site director of the YMCA Daycare Program and two years as a Family Support Worker at Catholic Charities' Healthy Schenectady Families' home visiting program.