Current Events

Current Events

Bishop Rhoades Speaking about immigration | Photo by Carrie Shelhart

Bishop Rhoades presents a world view on immigration at Ancilla College

The clashing viewpoints over legal and illegal immigration in the US change dramatically when viewed through a framework that emphasizes human life, work and family, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades said last night at Ancilla College.

Bishop Rhoades, of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese, presented a coherent, Catholic-centered overview of the controversial topic as the first of this year’s long running Lampen Lecture series at Ancilla College.

Bishop Rhoades provided a brief look at church teachings on work, family life, and human rights before delving into the public debates about immigration.

2012 PHJC Poetry Contest Reception

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 15:00
Poetry Reading Event

The PHJC Ministry Center, an Intergenerational Living and Learning Center, held their first Poetry Contest. On September 18, 2012 a poetry reading and reception awarding the winners was held at Lindenwood Conference and Retreat Center.

Sojourner Truth House Food Drive

Friday, 07 September 2012 12:44

Food collected at the PHJC Ministry Center

The PHJC Ministry Center held a food drive for Sojourner Truth House, a community resource and day shelter for homeless or at risk women and their children in Gary, Indiana. The women who come to STH are offered a multitude of unique services that are aimed at providing the necessary support for participants to overcome the issues that contribute to their homelessness.

Respect Each Other's Opinions

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 08:55
Respect each other's opinions

SUN (Sisters United News ) produced the attached radio spot to encourage citizens to be more civil, respectful and tolerant of each other during pre-electioin days. The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ would like to share this radio spot as a reminder to voters to know the facts and to be respectful of your neighbor's choice throughout the election as our communities are inundated with negative campaign ads.

Sr. Joellen speaking during the PHJC Community Days 2012

Recently, Sister Joellen Tumas, the Director of Casa Catalina Basic Needs Center was recognized by AARP for her hard work in the fight against hunger. She received an award of $2500.00 for the ministry to use toward food and nutrition classes. Recognizing the need in Chicago’s Back of the Yard’s neighborhood, she started the program that has grown to provide assistance to 350 households each week.

Sister Kate Kuenstler in her Rhode Island office

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 Sister Kate Kuenstler will be honored with the Trivision Award given by FutureChurch in Cleveland. The Award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership in advancing the FutureChurch mission and vision.

Poetry Reading and Awards Reception

Monday, 20 August 2012 11:02
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WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

WHERE: Evergreen Room; Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center

PHJC Ministry Center Donaldson, Indiana

News from Sojourner Truth House

Monday, 20 August 2012 09:10
Merrillville Curves donates to Sojourner Truth House

Merrillville Curves donates to Sojourner Truth House

While the Merrillville Curves is a workout facility to train and strengthen each woman who enrolls there, it has also reached out to help the homeless and at-risk women of Sojourner Truth House in Gary. “In a multi-faceted charitable effort,” said Merrillville Curves Owner Pamela Keith, “an annual food drive became a contest for the Curves members who brought in the most donated food, resulting in more than 1,300 pounds of food.”

In recognition, Curves International presented a $500 check to the Merrillville facility to give to its charity of choice. In the spirit of women helping women, Sojourner Truth House was selected. Additionally, Merrillville Curves members shopped for an estimated 250 pounds of personal items and school supplies that were delivered recently to Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sr. Peg Spindler, CSA.