Seton Center founders move on to new projects

December 19, 2018 – PRINCESS ANNE MD – Two beloved staff members of Seton Center, Sr. Cecilia McManus and Sr. Eileen Eager, will be leaving the program they founded in 1983 at the end of the year.

“Catholic Charities thanks the Sisters for their 38 years of dedicated service to the most vulnerable on the Eastern Shore,” said Richelle A. Vible, Executive Director. “Sr. Cecilia and Sr. Eileen have created, through their steadfast commitment to our neighbors on the Eastern Shore, a legacy of caring service. Their shoes will be difficult to fill. In their honor, Catholic Charities will continue their legacy for generations to come, keeping as our guide star the themes of hospitality, service, and advocacy that served as the foundation of Seton Center.”

The Sisters of Charity, from Convent Station, NJ, opened Seton Center in Princess Anne, Maryland. Sr. Cecelia and Sr. Eileen were joined by Sr. Regina Hudson and Sr. Diane Moore and created a multi-purpose neighborhood community center to identify and respond to the needs of local residents, the Hispanic community, and the area’s migrant farm workers. The program became a part of Catholic Charities services in 1989.

Seton Center provides Basic Needs Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Food Assistance Programs, Thrift Services, and Immigration Services. Recently, a mobile office has been commissioned to serve clients who cannot get to the Seton Center location.

Sr. Cecilia has accepted a leadership position with the Sisters of Charity. Sr. Eileen will be retiring from active service. Sr. Regina retired from service several years ago, and Sr. Diane is serving her religious community in Haiti.

Catholic Charities, the charitable arm of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has served those in need for over 188 years, offering a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.