GNSHappenings- December 2019

Written on: December 20, 2019

Centennial Singers at Holy Redeemer Lafayette

The Centennial Singers performed their Winter Holiday Concert at Holy Redeemer Lafayette on Tuesday, December 3rd. These smaller community concerts led up to their featured concert on Saturday December 7.

Sisters Karen Marie Kelly and  Anne Zita Crudden are both Members of this choir and derive great joy from singing together with this dedicated group.

 Thank you, Sisters, for sharing your talents with us, and with the community at large!    Additional photos here

Advent Morning of Reflection

Using the theme of “Ready to Discover Love in Our Midst: Advent Waiting,”   Sister Eileen White led a morning of reflection December 17th at Holy Redeemer Lafayette. About thirty Sisters attended.

Sister Eileen expressed gratitude that so many carved out a space and time to “hurry up and wait” for God, who is surely waiting for us.  The morning combined musings by Eileen, faith sharing and silence, music and scriptural prayer. It was a good way to “prepare the way” for Christ’s coming.

View photos from the morning here

Photo: Unsplash. Becca Tarter

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our Sisters who will celebrate their special day in January:

Sr. Marita Campbell (2); Sr. Ellie Martinez (7); Sr. Nancy Kaczmarek and Sr. Sheila Stone (12); Sr. Mary Brendan Connors (13); Sr. Mary Mulligan (19); Sr. Marian Adrian (20); Sr. Mary Salvadore (25) and Sr. Cathy Bleiler (31). 

May the year ahead hold many blessings for each of you!

Blessings in Retirement!

We recently learned that our longtime computer whiz and friend, Pat Schaeffer is retiring from Jentech. Pat went above and beyond to keep all of our computers humming along and everyone happy. Pat, we will miss your smiling face and cheerful way. We wish you all the best and a long,  happy retirement!


The Tech Team is ready to help with your technology issues at any time. We have people who are good with social media, Microsoft, Apple products, e-readers, your TV remote…just ask us and we’ll respond as best we can.

Do you know how easy it is to create files? To download books from the Library? To save your favorite internet sites?

If you’re using Facebook– are you being careful about who can see your posts and pictures? Can you tell if something is “fake” news? These are all things with which we can help you!

Team Coordinator: Maryellen 

Read a Good Book Lately?

Did you receive a book as a gift? We are looking for Sisters, Associates, and other colleagues to share what they have read recently. Let us inspire each other with words meant to teach and raise-up our best selves!

WILL YOU BE NEXT? We’re looking for volunteers for January and February Contact Maryellen

Books can be novels, true stories or whatever genre inspires you!

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