Date: May 4, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Ancilla Domini Chapel
Admission: Absolutely FREE! Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Concert:

Immerse yourself in a transcendent musical experience at the serene Ancilla Domini Chapel. “All Things Bright & Beautiful” is not just a concert, it’s an evening where the divine meets the melodic, featuring Soprano Jessica McCormack and Tenor JR Fralick. Witness a captivating showcase of vocal mastery, as each solo and duet unfolds into an aural tapestry of classical music’s most heartfelt expressions.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Extraordinary Performances: Jessica and JR are renowned for captivating audiences worldwide with their vocal elegance and expressive musical narratives.
  • Meet the Artists: Engage with Jessica and JR post-performance, in a rare opportunity to hear about their artistic inspirations and future aspirations.
  • A Musical Feast for All: This event welcomes everyone, from long-time enthusiasts of classical music to newcomers eager for an enriching cultural experience.

About the Artists:

Jessica McCormack brings an impressive blend of depth and versatility to her soprano performances, earning international acclaim. An advocate for vocal health and a passionate educator, Jessica’s involvement extends beyond the stage to nurturing the next generation at Phillips Academy in Andover.

JR Fralick‘s rich tenor voice has graced opera houses and concert stages across the globe. His skillful interpretations and performances leave audiences in awe. As a dedicated music educator at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, JR is committed to shaping the voices of future artists.

Special Preview:

Enjoy a glimpse of the ethereal atmosphere awaiting you with a clip of Jessica McCormack’s moving performance at the Ancilla Domini Chapel here.

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February 20, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Sr. Carole Langhauser, PHJC began serving as Interim Executive Director of Mission Integration in November 2023.

Sr. Carole previously ministered as Mission Integration Director at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN. She brings a graduate certificate and fifteen years’ experience working in Mission Leadership. Sr. Carole will be responsible for new coworker orientation in Donaldson and Board formation initiatives with assistance from Sr. Linda Volk, PHJC and Justine Johnson (DEI Executive Director). Her education background in Mission and years of involvement with the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation Mission and Spirituality Committee give her a wealth of experience in this role.

Sr. Carole will be working part-time. Beyond new coworker orientation, her role will be specifically directed as a resource to St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, Sojourner Truth House and HealthVisions Midwest as they transition to self-sustainability and independence. This role is integral to each ministry as they uniquely determine how to integrate the charism of Saint Katharina and the Vision, Mission and Values of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ into the Boards’ and Ministries’ future governance and operations.

Sr. Carole is already known to most of our ministry leaders and will be connecting with each in the weeks ahead.

Partners in the work of the Spirit!

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Date & Times:

  • Christmas Eve
    • 8:00 PM ET – Lessons and Carols
    • 8:30 PM ET – Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord (Livestream Available)
  • Christmas Day
    • 11:00 AM – Christmas Day Mass

Location: Ancilla Domini Chapel, 9601 Union Rd., Plymouth, IN 46563

Description: Join us for a meaningful Christmas celebration at Ancilla Domini Chapel. We invite you to participate in our Christmas Eve service, featuring Lessons and Carols followed by the Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord. On Christmas Day, join us for a special Mass as we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. These services provide an opportunity for reflection, prayer, and unity in the spirit of Christmas.

Livestream Available: Only the Christmas Eve service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion with you, your family, and the community. May the blessings of Christmas fill your hearts with love and peace.

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Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Ancilla Domini Chapel, 9601 Union Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563

Event Details: Join us for a captivating afternoon with Dr. Kevin J. Vaughn, a distinguished concert artist and music scholar, as he performs an organ recital at the serene Ancilla Domini Chapel.

About Dr. Kevin Vaughn: Dr. Kevin Vaughn is the esteemed Director of Music and Organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana. With a rich history of performances spanning various states and countries, he brings an exquisite blend of musicality and scholarly insight to his recitals. His collaborative works, including the acclaimed recording ‘Sacred Song’, have been celebrated nationally.

Dr. Vaughn’s educational background is as impressive as his musical endeavors, holding the honor of being the first recipient of a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Notre Dame.

Discover More: To learn more about Dr. Kevin Vaughn and his musical journey, please visit Kevin J. Vaughn’s Official Website.

Admission: Free (Donations welcomed)

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Join us for an enchanting evening of music at the Ancilla Domini Chapel.

Date: November 18, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Location: Ancilla Domini Chapel: 9601 Union Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563

Admission:

  • Admission to the concert is absolutely FREE! Just arrive early to secure your seats.

What to Expect:

  • Experience the magic of the Messiah Concert, featuring a 50-member choir, four talented soloists, and an 18-piece orchestra.
  • Be captivated by the mesmerizing performance of Handel’s masterpiece.

Dinner Options:

Dine Before the Concert – An Exquisite Dining Experience

Pre-Concert Dinner:

  • Dinner will be served before the concert, starting at 5:30 PM (EST) at Cana Hall.
  • Select from two delightful choices:
    • Prime Rib Dinner: $70 per person
    • Couples’ Dinner Package: $120 for two

What’s Included:

  • Your dinner ticket includes:
    • VIP seating for the Messiah Concert following dinner.
    • A signed program by the soloists and Andrew.
    • Pictures with the soloists, Andrew, and/or orchestra members.

Dinner Menu:

  • Indulge in a delectable meal featuring:
    • Entrée: Prime Rib sourced from Ancilla Beef.
    • Plated Salad: Each seat will have a salad.
    • Dinner Rolls: Available at every table.
    • Sides: Baked sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, chef’s choice of vegetables.
    • Dessert: Cheesecake with a sugar-free option.
    • Drinks: Water, lemonade, coffee, and tea.
    • Vegan option available upon request only.

Reserve Your Dinner Tickets:

  • To secure your dinner tickets please contact Jessye Gilley at jgilley@poorhandmaids.org or click the button below for online purchase.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Would you like to become a sponsor for this enchanting event? Explore our sponsorship opportunities to support our cause and receive special recognition.

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Joy to the World: A Fun Evening of Christmas Magic

 

Date: December 2, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Location: The Center at Donaldson

It’s FREE! Come and have fun. The earlier you come, the more fun you can have.

What’s Happening:

  • Pictures with Santa: Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and get a special photo.
  • Frame Decorating: Make a cool frame for your photo or any picture you like.
  • Cookie Decorating: Make your cookie look fun before you eat it.
  • Face Painting: Get a fun design painted on your face.
  • Story Time: Enjoy some Christmas stories told by the Sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Sensory Friendly Room: We have a quiet room set up if things get too noisy or busy. It’s a place where kids can feel safe and calm.

Join the Fun! Come with family, friends, and neighbors. Let’s make this Christmas special together.

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Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm (EDT)

Location: 9601 Union Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563

Make the most of the final summer days with a joyous evening at The Center at Donaldson! On Saturday, September 30th, at 6 pm EDT, we’re hosting a FREE concert perfect for the entire family. The Acousticats will be gracing the stage, serenading us with beloved tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Hosted on our beautiful front lawn, this event promises to be a spectacular end to summer. Bring a blanket or chair, get comfortable, and let the music carry you away! To keep your stomachs as satisfied as your ears, we’ve invited a local food truck to serve up some delicious bites.

Whether you’re a music enthusiast, food lover, or simply enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors, this concert is for you. Mark your calendar, bring your loved ones, and join us for a night of community, music, and starlit skies.

Live Music by The Acousticats: Travel back in time and groove to the hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Food Truck: Satisfy your taste buds with delicious offerings from our featured local food truck.

Family Fun: A perfect outing for families, with activities and entertainment for all age groups.

Free Entry: No tickets, no fees! Just come along with your family and friends and have a great time.

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FAQs:

Q: Is there parking available at the venue?
A: Yes, ample parking is available for attendees near the event location.

Q: Are there any transportation options available at the venue for attendees?
A: Yes, a golf cart ride will be available upon request, exclusively for those with handicaps.

Q: Are there any COVID-19 precautions in place?
A: We prioritize the safety of our attendees. All necessary precautions as per local health guidelines will be in place.

Q: Can we bring our own food?
A: While you’re free to bring your own snacks, we encourage you to try the delicious offerings from our local food trucks.

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