Current Events

Current Events

Sister Linda Volk, PHJC presenting her lecture entitled "Meeting Catherine Again".

The second presentation of the Lampen Lecture series this fall given by Sister Linda Volk, PHJC was entitled Meeting Catherine Again. Catherine, also known as Blessed Catherine Kasper, is the foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

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Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, family and friends celebrated the profession of final vows of Sister Nkechi Iwuoha, PHJC on November 3 in the Ancilla Domini Chapel.

Sister Nkechi, a member of the Poor Handmaid American Province was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She obtained her Masters Degree in Social Education at Manchester University in England. She was introduced to the Poor Handmaid community while in Nigeria and was impressed with their spirituality and charism of their foundress Blessed Catherine Kasper. Sister Nkechi entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation in Tiefenthal, Germany in 2003 and professed her first vows on December 8, 2006. She was a pioneer member in establishing a PHC mission in Nigeria where she worked with street children and established a home for them. She also worked with children in juvenile detention centers.

Culver Academy Choir

The Culver Academies Choir, Band and Orchestra will present a program of Christmas music on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. EST in the Ancilla Domini Chapel. The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ invite you to come and enjoy this free concert that is open to the public.

The program will include seasonal favorites such as In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst; Christmas Time is Here, by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi; Mary, Did You Know, by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene; Greensleeves; and Fanfare from the Realms of Glory by Chad A. Gard.

The Nazareth Home Gala

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:01
Shown (l-r) are Nazareth Home gala committee members Janice Moss-Woods; Co-Chairs Peggy Guernsey and Joyce Koch; Nazareth Home Director/Foster Mother Jean Bowman; Chairman Tom Collins; Karren Lee; Beth Kaminski; and Ancilla Systems Incorporated Administrator, Toni Mola. Not pictured:  Reggie Dotson, Sharon Hylek, Angela Moore, and Susan Riddering.  Photo provided by Damian Rico

The Hammond Federal Courthouse was again the scene for hundreds of guests who gather on Thursday, October 18, to support the area’s foster children of Nazareth Home in East Chicago, Indiana.

Celebrating 10 years of fundraising on behalf of medically at-risk or victimized infants and toddlers, the Nazareth Home Gala Chef Tasting and Live and Silent Auction donated 95-percent of its proceeds to the licensed foster home.

A Stitch in Time

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:28
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Helen Unger is no stranger to a crochet needle. When the 93-year-old Hobart, Indiana resident stopped at the Ancilla Systems office in Hobart recently to drop off another bag full of homemade afghans, she estimated that she has crocheted more than 1,000 items for area charities.  While her creations include mostly “mile-a-minute-stitched” adult and infant blankets, she also has made and donated dozens of hats, scarves, and lap robes.

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.