Monthly Archive March 2012

Pennies from Heaven

by Cindy DeLuca It was the end of the day on a Friday afternoon. The Sisters were singing Evening Prayer in the chapel. A few Residents were visiting in the lobby just before dinner and employees were heading out for the weekend. Suddenly two energetic women appeared at the front desk saying:  “We have a Read more…

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

by Cindy DeLuca, Activity Director The morning alarm goes off and the radio turns on. One hears that today’s temperature will be in the mid-80. Wonderful, but this is winter, St. Patrick’s Day, and this is Chicago!! This will be a St. Patrick’s Day we will talk about for years to come.The Residents at St. Read more…

Now is Our Time

by Diana Olson, Asst. Director of Development   There is an appointed time for everything,and a time for every affair under the heavens….a time to be silent, and a time to speakEcc 3:1, 7 On Friday, March 23rd, in the midst of pouring rain, an estimated 2,500 people emerged upon the Federal Plaza in Chicago Read more…

It was an Amazing Grace

Our many friends joyously gathered on Sunday, March 4th to celebrate and help raise money for St. Joseph’s Home, at the 18th Annual Amazing Grace Gala.  The room at Stonegate Banquet Centre was beautifully decorated in lilac and deep purple as our guests perused the over 70 silent auction items.  From a luxurious mink coat Read more…

Congratulations Eagle Scout, William Beiersdorf

Residents, Little Sisters, volunteers and visitors witnessed a marvelous event on Sunday, March 11, 2012. With gratitude and pride we shared our Sunday liturgy with over 150 families of  Boy Scout Troop 166 from Arlington Heights, IL. The occasion was the awarding of the honor of Eagle Scout which was achieved by William Edward Beiersdorf a Read more…