Current Minisrty Location: Maryknoll Sisters Center-Maryknoll, NY
Sister Janet was born January 9th, 1952 in Phillipsburg, NJ to Josephine (LaCaruba) Hockman and Stanley Hockman. She had 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Sister Janet graduated from Phillipsburg Catholic High School in 1970.
After having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Georgian Court College in Lakewood Township, NJ and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Fordham University, NY, Sister Janet entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation January 5th, 1986 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She pronounced First Vows February 15th, 1987 in NY and Final Vows July 9th, 1995 in the Marshall Islands.
Sister Janet was then assigned to the Central Pacific Marshall Islands where she ministered to the people of Majuro as a pastoral worker. As a trained spiritual director, she used her talents directing retreats, counseling, and forming prayer groups among the people of Micronesia.
In 2005, she was assigned to Nepal, where, once again, she engaged in educational and retreat-formation work.
Returning to NY in 2009, Sister Janet took on a new role with the Maryknoll Sisters. As part of our Vocation Ministry, Sister Janet connected with the young people who would make up the next generation of Maryknoll Sisters..
In 2014, as her role in the Vocation Ministry ended, Sister Janet was available to serve other mission interests, including ministry in Haiti and Chicago.
Sister Janet is presently serving at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY as Coordinator of Sisters residing in either the Assisted Living or the Skilled Nursing units of the Maryknoll Sisters Home Care.