Monthly Archive December 2011

Christmas Magic Dinner

by Diana Olson, Assistant Director of Development Bing Crosby may have dreamed of a White Christmas, but our main dining room was transformed by Christmas Magic as our Residents were showered with silver and blue snowflakes. Over eighty Residents filled the room as the Little Sisters, staff and volunteers hosted this special dinner. Each Resident, Read more…

Congratulations Sr. Marguerite de Marie Auxiliatrice

by Sister Mary William On December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sr. Marguerite de Marie Auxiliatrice celebrated her 60th Jubilee as a Little Sister of the Poor.  Archabbot Lambert Reilly, OSB, along with Bishop Andrew McDonald and Fr. Francis Kiley celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving.  Sr. Marguerite’s sister Helen and brother-in-law Ken Read more…

A Birthday Party for Jesus

by Sr. Ann Caput, Director of Faith Formation, St. Dismas Parish, Waukegan IL St. Dismas Faith Formation families from Tuesday and Wednesday religious education programs hosted a “Birthday Party for Jesus” on Tuesday, December 13th as their final gathering before Christmas.  The evening began around the Jesse or Family Tree of Jesus, completing symbols such Read more…

Picnic with St. Nick

by Bonnie Meyer, daughter of Asst Dr. of Nursing, Ruby Rilloraza In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle that so many of us find ourselves in, it’s always important to remember the reason for the entire season:  the birth of our King.  Focusing on Jesus, St. Nicholas, and the importance of giving to Read more…

Prepare a Place for the Lord

by Fr. Matthew Gamber, SJJ I had the privilege of giving a “triduum” or three day, mini-retreat to the Residents of St. Joseph during the first week of Advent. Of course, the theme was Advent, with a special emphasis on “preparing a place for the Lord.” Each day we had a special Mass at 10:30 a.m. Read more…