Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:17

Sister Kate Kuenstler to hold Teleconference

Sister Kate Kuenstler in her Rhode Island office

Sister Kate Kuenstler, PHJC will be presenting a teleconference titled “Finding Your Voice” on February 12, 2013 for Future Church. You can choose to participate either at 12:30-2:00 p.m. EST or 8:30-10:00 p.m. EST. The main theme of the presentation will be the rights and obligations of the laity as found in Book 2 of Canon Law. After the presentation, participants will have a lively discussion of how Canon Law can empower and guide our actions as Catholics.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:05

Ancilla College Lowers Tuition Costs

Ancilla College Lowers Tuition Costs

At a time when most universities and colleges in Indiana have increased tuition and fees, Ancilla College is dramatically lowering tuition while also offering more degree choices at its campus near Plymouth.

In a meeting Monday, the college board of trustees voted to approve a 4 percent across-the-board tuition reduction for the 2013–2014 year. The move lowers tuition at what is already the state’s least expensive private college. The new tuition lowers the cost of full-time enrollment at the school to $6,500 per semester, for students enrolling in 15 credit hours for the semester.

“This is a strategic move on our part,” said Ancilla’s president Ron May. “While most colleges and universities have raised their tuition each year over the past decade Ancilla is moving to reduce the cost of higher education.”

The 48-voice ensemble being conducted by Dr. Christopher M. Cock.

The Valparaiso University Chorale performed a program in the Ancilla Domini Chapel on February 23, 2013.

The 48-voice ensemble was conducted by Dr. Christopher M. Cock. Dr. Cock holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg chair of Lutheran music at VU. He is also director of the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University.

Health Information Technology Award from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved Awarded on March 7 to Fort Wayne Area Collaboration

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved awarded to the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation together with its key partners, Parkview Health Systems and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health their Health Information Technology Award. The Award to was presented to Project Connect staff and partners at their conference March 7 in Poughkeepsie, NY for an outstanding project in the Community Agency category. Project Connect innovatively uses videoconferencing, phone and fax to provide medical interpretation and health navigation for area medical providers and their Burmese patients.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:49

PHJC Ministry Center Changes Name

The Center At Donaldson

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center will now be called The Center at Donaldson.  The Poor Handmaid Leadership decided to simplify the name that refers to all of their ministries located in Donaldson. 

Ninety years ago the Poor Handmaids moved from Fort Wayne to Donaldson and built a new Motherhouse.  Over the years, a variety of ministries developed at and from the Motherhouse offering intergenerational living and learning opportunities.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:21

International Water Day

International Water Day

Have you ever heard of water poverty? The lack of adequate sanitation and clean freshwater is one of the main factors which contributes to lack of universal socio-economic development and poverty reduction throughout our world. All life must have water.

This Friday, March 22, is International Water Day. It offers an occasion to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocacy for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, an issue near and dear to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ American Province.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:54

Hot Off the Press

Color Word Gathering

Dear Word Gathering Readers,

It is with pleasure that I introduce our new color Word Gathering.

We hope you find it vibrant and informative. Word Gathering has been keeping our friends and families informed about the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and their ministries since the fall of 1978 when the first issue was printed. At that time the format was a one sheet, folded tabloid-size newsletter and Sister Mary Baird was the editor.

Friday, 12 April 2013 16:24

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel

A performance of The Messiah by George Frideric Handel will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. (EST) in the Ancilla Domini Chapel, The Center at Donaldson. The Messiah is one of the most famous and widely shared pieces of music in history.

The Messiah will be conducted by Dr. David K. Lamb of Columbus, Indiana. The choir will consist of Sisters and members of the wider community. Professional soloists will be from the Chicago Lyric Opera. Members of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra will accompany the performance.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

On April 11, 2013, The Center at Donaldson, previously called The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center, held a dessert reception at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center celebrating the new name. The event was open to local business leaders and pastors from Marshall, Starke and LaPorte Counties.

Over the years, a variety of PHJC ministries have emerged and grown. During the evening, there were representatives from each ministry that gave a brief overview of what experiences are offered as part of The Center at Donaldson. Earthworks Market in Plymouth provided desserts.

These ministries offer intergenerational living and learning opportunities. These opportunities include Earthworks’ summer camps where children have fun while learning to care for the environment, Ancilla College classes for people of all ages, beautiful state of the art facilities at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, used by retreatants from around the world.

At The Center at Donaldson, you can also purchase delicious natural beef from Ancilla Beef & Grain Farm, and your loved ones are cared for at Catherine Kasper Life Center, the only faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community in Marshall County. MoonTree Studios, the newest of the ministries, invites you to discover a variety of art experiences, which awaken and explore your inner creativity.

The Center at Donaldson - Experiencing the Unexpected - invites you to discover what opportunities we have and to come and visit. For more information: www.TheCenterAtDonaldson.org.

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