Welcome Home, Lois!
On Sunday, December 29, one of our lovely residents, 97-year-old Lois LaMaide, received the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation. She always knew it was important to really believe in something, and to Lois, that was the Catholic Church. Not wanting to waste any more time so she decided it was time to be officially initiated into the Catholic Church. Fr. Tom Rzepiela, one of our Resident priests, led Lois through the instruction process.
Throughout her life, Lois believed it was important to always keep busy. She made it her prime goal to help others in any way she could. On top of being a teacher, Lois did everything she could to help those around her, from assisting English-second-language-learners in furthering their education, to babysitting for the Green Bay Packers who practiced on her high school football field back in the day.
When asked to share some of her wisdom from the long life she has been blessed to live, Lois responded without hesitation, “Always take help if it is offered because you never know how big that help could end up being.” When Lois needed help, her two friends, Pat and Elaine (who live here), talked her into becoming a Resident at St. Joseph’s Home. Lois is forever grateful to them and for the life she is enjoying here.