Current Events

Current Events

Ancilla Systems Inc. Administrator Toni Mola, Nazareth Home Foster Mother/Director Jean Bowman, The Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, bishop, Diocese of Gary; and PHJC Provincial Sister Nora Hahn spend time together at the recent open house for Nazareth Home.

EAST CHICAGO | When newly-named Nazareth Home Foster Mother/Director Jean Bowman welcomed open house guests April 19, she received a blessing from a very special guest The Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, bishop of the Diocese of Gary.

Accepting the check from Dennis’ family are (pictured from left): Sr. Julienne Smith, PHJC; Carol Venderley, family member; Sr. Carole Langhauser, PHJC; Tim Donovan, brother; Judge Thomas J. Felts, family member; and Meg Distler, Foundation Executive Director.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation received a generous bequest from the Estate of Dennis L. Donovan on April 13, 2011.

The Newest PHJC Ministry

Sunday, 17 April 2011 20:00
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Catherine Kasper Place

Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the town where it all began. The Poor Handmaids of Dernbach, Germany answered Bishop John Henry Luers’ call for help in 1868. Immigrants in the Fort Wayne Diocese needed assistance integrating into their new community. Eight Sisters were sent to serve. Their sacrifice and dedication started a ministry of helping immigrants adapt to life in the United States. The work continues today, nearly 150 years later.

The 36,525 Day Soiree

Thursday, 17 March 2011 20:00
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Sister Maris Krimmel, PHJC celebrated her 100th birthday (That's 36,525 days!) on March 8 with many friends and family at the Catherine Kasper Home. Still very active and energetic, she greeted each guest in the receiving line as they extended their well wishes.

The Not So "Dark Knight"

Sunday, 27 February 2011 19:00

The Real Batman, Bob Walton, Speaks to Catherine Kasper Home Residents.

"Holy Haberdashery, It's Batman!"

Catherine Kasper Home staff and residents were entertained and educated by the Indiana Batman, Bob Walton. Bob and Ann Walton are wildlife rehabilitation experts from Going Bats in Huntertown, Indiana and they specialize in BATS!

"EGads!" There's a deep prejudice against these furry little creatures that is burned in the American psyche. Was it one too many vampire movies, too much Hitchcock and witches? Why do these shy creatures conjure up thoughts of danger and primordial fear? As a species, they have gotten a bad rap!

Catherines 5 Star Accolade

Sunday, 27 February 2011 19:00

Best Nursing Homes in Indiana

Catherine's 5 Star Accolade

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Catherine Kasper Home as a 5-Star-Best Nursing Home. A 5-Star rating is the highest overall rating from the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Maria Hat Congruency

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 13:37
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Always a Big Hoopla at the Maria Center

In January, residents took a break from the winter blues and attended an event called “The Big Hoopla.” They were asked to dust off a hat for the occasion. Accordion music played in the background while everyone enjoyed games of chance and sharing some sweet treats.

Lindenwood's 25 Year Symphonic Celebration

Monday, 07 February 2011 14:03

The Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, in honor of its 25th Anniversary, is sponsoring a concert performed by the South Bend Symphonic Choir on Sunday March 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. EST in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at Donaldson, Indiana.

In 1986 Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, a ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, opened its doors and served approximately 2700 people. Today, the Center serves approximately 10,000 people per year. Lindenwood offers a variety of sponsored programs and retreats for people of all faiths. Its facilities are available for rent to churches, schools, civic organizations or corporations for meetings, conferences, educational workshops, training and staff development programs and personal faith development.