Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity Helen Zaczyk

February 13, 1932 ~ April 21, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity Zaczyk Obituary

Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, OCD, 91, (Helen Rose Zaczyk) of the Discalced Nuns of Loretto, died peacefully with her community at her side on April 21, 2023 at the Monastery. Born February 13, 1932 in Sagamore, Armstrong County, the daughter of the late John J. and Louise (Kurowski) Zaczyk. Preceded in death by her siblings: Frank, Stanley, Violet Bigan, Mary Rapacik, Rose Topick, Sally Poad. Bertha Zolocsik, George, Eugene and Veronica. Survived by brother Edward, special nieces: Veronica Topick, Betty Sloop and many other beloved nieces and nephews.

Helen worked at various occupations for a number of years before discerning her vocation. She entered the Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Loretto in 1980 and received the Carmelite Habit in March of 1981 and her Religious name: Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity. Sister made her First Profession of Vows on March 25, 1983 and professed her Solemn Vows on April 12, 1986. For the rest of her religious life, Sister faithfully served the Community in many capacities, Sacristy, Habit Room and Liner Room among them. Sister had a special talent in sewing and gardening, especially in flower arranging, and for many years created beautiful flower arrangements for the Chapel for all the Liturgical ceremonies and celebrations.

Friends and family will be received from 3 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, April 25 at the Monastery. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday, April 26 by Most Rev. Bishop Mark L. Bartchak. Concelebrated will include Discalced Carmelite Provincial, Very Rev. Michael of the Heart of Jesus (Berry), OCD and Fr. Richard Davis, TOR, homilist. Committal at the Carmelite Monastery within the Monastic Enclosure.

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April 25, 2023

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Carmelite Monastery
2101 Manor Drive
Loretto, PA 15940

Funeral Mass
April 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Carmelite Monastery
2101 Manor Drive
Loretto, PA 15940


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