PHOTO GALLERY: Getting ready for Jubilee Day 2009

June 8, 2009 by

The outdoor Mass was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, but preparations began much earlier in the day. Here’s a collection of photos of that process.

Well before the days festivities began, the maintenance crew had set up tents and chairs and the jubilee committee was getting ready for rehearsal. Sister Loretta Jasper served as director as Sister Polly Kukula, left, and Lucille Herman listened to their duties.

Well before the day's festivities began, the maintenance crew had set up tents and chairs and the jubilee committee was getting ready for rehearsal. Sister Loretta Jasper served as director as Sister Polly Kukula, left, and Lucille Herman listened to their duties.


The Sisters who would serve as hostesses and ushers gather for their direction Saturday morning.

The Sisters who would serve as hostesses and ushers gather for their direction Saturday morning.


Jubilarian Sister Jean Befort checks out the story boards on display throughout the main dining room.

Jubilarian Sister Jean Befort checks out the story boards on display throughout the main dining room.


Meanwhile, inside the Motherhouse, Sister Teresa Rigel and many others volunteered to help prepare the dining rooms for the late-afternoon dinner.

Meanwhile, inside the Motherhouse, Sister Teresa Rigel and many others volunteered to help prepare the dining rooms for the late-afternoon dinner.


Sisters Carm Thibault, left, and Margaret Jilka prepare for the procession that will begin the jubilarians service.

Sisters Carm Thibault, left, and Margaret Jilka prepare for the procession that will begin the jubilarians' service.

Sisters chat outside the chapel doors before the procession begins to form.

Sisters chat outside the chapel doors before the procession begins to form.

Sisters Margaret Nacke, Jeanette Wasinger and Carolyn Teter have a chance to catch up before the service begins.

Sisters Margaret Nacke, Jeanette Wasinger and Carolyn Teter have a chance to catch up before the service begins.

Gift bags for the 28 jubilarians wait in the auditorium.

Gift bags for the 28 jubilarians wait in the auditorium.

Several Sisters find one of the few cool spots as the temperature hits 90.

Several Sisters find one of the few cool spots as the temperature hits 90.

The trumpet added flourishes to the processional music.

The trumpet added flourishes to the processional music.

Sister Pat Eichner, right, served as hostess for Jubilarian Sister Generosa Walker.

Sister Pat Eichner, right, served as hostess for Jubilarian Sister Generosa Walker.

Sister Dorothy Marquez, left, was hostess for Jubilarian Sister Shirley Meier.

Sister Dorothy Marquez, left, was hostess for Jubilarian Sister Shirley Meier.


Jubilarians, each with a hostess accompanying her, proceed to the worship area.

Jubilarians, each with a hostess accompanying her, proceed to the worship area.

Comments

7 Responses to “PHOTO GALLERY: Getting ready for Jubilee Day 2009”

  1. Tom Creten on June 11th, 2009 6:33 pm

    Heard alot of good things about the Jubilee Celebration from my sister Jodi, so I thought I would visit your website and see for myself. Looks like everyone had a good time and I even recognized a few faces. You could send some of that warm weather our way if you like!

  2. Helen Mick on June 10th, 2009 12:20 pm

    I love seeing all these pictures. They give one a sense of the entire day. Being there, I think we were so busy that we got only bits and pieces. This is wonderful!

  3. Jeanette Wasinger on June 10th, 2009 11:03 am

    This is my second response, but I missed seeing these pictures when I wrote earlier. These, too, are stunning. I think the day was a dance of unity. Thanks to all who served on the Committee and those who made it happen. The yard was just perfect, and the food was fit for the royal Jubilee that it was! Than you to all!
    Jeanette

  4. Liebe Pellerin on June 9th, 2009 3:37 pm

    Oh my, how can one begin to thank everyone for the marvelous days of 125th celebration and Jubilee. I’ll start with God who sent the weather we needed….then I can’t mention the many, many helpers among staff and community members lest I forget someone. THANKS! I could feel the unity both in the hustle and bustle needed as well as in the quiet moments. Both were wonderful.
    Liebe Pellerin

  5. Bette Moslander on June 9th, 2009 2:08 pm

    Jubilee day was beautiful. When I would like about trying to honor all of the Jubilarians day in the front yard I couldn’t imagine how we would do it. Thanks to the committee and the many helpers who helped plan and put it all together. Except for a few sunburns it was flawless.

  6. J Koelzer on June 9th, 2009 9:58 am

    Thanks, Janet, for the pictures about Jubilee Day. I enjoyed seeing them and glad you shared them. They are so clear and well done. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
    Gratefully, S. Janice K.

  7. Anne M. Reinert on June 8th, 2009 8:01 pm

    terrific pictures, wonderful workers. So beautiful and befitting.

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