2020 Hall of Fame Honoree: Sr. Patricia Hogan '70

Sister Hogan head shotSr. Patricia Hogan is a member of the Class of 1970, and graduated from Manhattan College in 1975 with an MA in Education and certification as a Reading Specialist. She earned her MA in Religious Studies from St. Joseph Seminary in 1978, as well as her certification to become a Youth Minister.

Sister Patricia was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended St. Rose of Lima Elementary School and was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph from Brentwood. When Sister Patricia joined the student body at St. Edmund High School, she was first introduced to the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. On September 8, 1964, Sister Patricia entered the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill, NY. Prepared by her studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sister embarked on her journey as an elementary and secondary teacher at St. Anthony School in Nanuet, St. Gregory Barbarigo School in Garnerville, and Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia.

In 1984, Sister became the Director of Religious Education, as well as a Youth Minister at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Rockland County, remaining in those positions until 1999. Sister then served in the Diocese of Rockville Centre as Director of Adult Faith Formation, she also held a position at the Pastoral Associate at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in East Northport, NY.  In 2009, Sister Patricia returned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish and began her current ministry as Pastoral Associate there, engaged in ministries such as visiting the frail elderly, leading Bible Study groups, preparing adults for full initiation into the Church through the RCIA process, and many other ministries. A highlight is the opportunity to pray with members of the L'Arche Faith and Light—a faith-sharing group for adults who are developmentally challenged. 

Sister has served on the Clarkstown Board of Ethics for eight years, actively supports the One to One Learning Program for immigrants founded by Sr. Cecilia La Pietra, and engages in service programs connected with Catholic Charities of Rockland County. For the last five years, Sr. Patricia has organized service opportunities for teens with the St. Bernard Build to help families in New Jersey rebuild their homes devastated by hurricanes. Sister Pat feels blessed to be able to share in ministries that are so aligned with the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill.