On Sunday July 7, 2013, the Poor Handmaids’ newly elected Provincial Leadership Team was installed during a Mass in Ancilla Domini Chapel. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese presided. Bishop Dale J. Melczek of the Gary Diocese was a concelebrant along with several priests.
Sister Judith Diltz, Provincial, and Sisters Michele Dvorak, Carole Langhauser and Loretta Schleper, Councilors made their commitment to carry out their new responsibilities asking God for the strength to do their ministry.
Bishop Rhoades ended Mass with a congratulatory message to the Provincial Leadership Team reminding them that, “Without God we can do nothing; with God we can do anything.”
Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ delegates elected the Leadership Team at the conclusion of the Congregation’s governance meeting, Provincial Chapter, on April 7, 2013 in Donaldson. This team will govern the American Province of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ congregation until 2017.