PHOTO GALLERY: More pictures from the Mass, dinner & party

June 9, 2009 by

On June 6, 2009, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia celebrated 28 jubilarians — women who together have served “the dear neighbor” as vowed sisters for a total of 1,595 years. Here’s a selection of photos from the Jubilarian Mass and the dinner and party afterward.

Father Jack Schlaf celebrates the outdoors afternoon Jubilarian Mass.

Father Jack Schlaf celebrates the outdoors afternoon Jubilarian Mass.


Jubilarians Sister Generosa Walker, at left accompanied by Sister Pat Eichner, Sister Christy Cogil and Sister Frances Cabrini Wahlmeier present the gifts at Mass.

Jubilarians Sister Generosa Walker, at left accompanied by Sister Pat Eichner, Sister Christy Cogil and Sister Frances Cabrini Wahlmeier present the gifts at Mass.


Sister Anna Marie Broxterman joins some of her family members for dinner.

Sister Anna Marie Broxterman joins some of her family members for dinner.


Sister Faye Huelsmann offers the wine to Sister Gilberta Appelhans as Sister Christy Cogil waits behind her.

Sister Faye Huelsmann offers the wine to Sister Gilberta Appelhans as Sister Christy Cogil waits behind her.

Family members pose with Sister Pat McLennon and the quilt they gave her, commemorating her life.

Family members pose with Sister Pat McLennon and the quilt they gave her, commemorating her life.


Jubilarian Sister Diane Brin assists during Mass.

Jubilarian Sister Diane Brin assists during Mass.

A summer bouquet decorates the outside altar.

A summer bouquet decorates the outside altar.


Sister Betty Suther and her family enjoy dinner.

Sister Betty Suther and her family enjoy dinner.


Sister Christy Cogil and her family relax after dining in the tent south of the Motherhouse.

Sister Christy Cogil and her family relax after dining in the tent south of the Motherhouse.


Sisters Gilberta Appelhans, Julie Christensen and Nair de Sousa Lima take to the dance floor together.

Sisters Gilberta Appelhans, Julie Christensen and Nair de Sousa Lima take to the dance floor together.


Father Jack Schlaf leads a prayer.

Father Jack Schlaf leads a prayer.

Sister Judy Stephens welcomes family and friends to the Jubilarian Mass.

Sister Judy Stephens welcomes family and friends to the Jubilarian Mass.


Laurie Kertz dances to Love Changes Everything, as sung by Sister Regina Ann Brummel.

Laurie Kertz dances to "Love Changes Everything," as sung by Sister Regina Ann Brummel.


Sisters from the 1959 bands perform a parody of I Enjoy Being a Girl, which was a hit the year they were received into the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sisters from the 1959 bands perform a parody of "I Enjoy Being a Girl," which was a hit the year they were received into the Sisters of St. Joseph.


Sisters Lucienne Savoie and Nair de Sousa Lima are part of an appreciative audience as the evening dance begins.

Sisters Lucienne Savoie and Nair de Sousa Lima are part of an appreciative audience as the evening dance begins.


The evening ends with lots of dancing, including a variety of styles by Sister Rosemary Farrell.

The evening ends with lots of dancing, including a variety of styles by Sister Rosemary Farrell.

Sister Carm Thibault finds a partner to join the polka crowd.

Sister Carm Thibault finds a partner to join the polka crowd.


Sister Jeanne McKenna shares conversation over dinner.

Sister Jeanne McKenna shares conversation over dinner.


Sister Faye Huelsmann dances with her grandnephew Riley.

Sister Faye Huelsmann dances with her grandnephew Riley.


As dusk fell, more dancers crowded the impromptu stage in front of the Motherhouse.

As dusk fell, more dancers crowded the impromptu stage in front of the Motherhouse.

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One Response to “PHOTO GALLERY: More pictures from the Mass, dinner & party”

  1. Jodi Creten, CSJ on June 10th, 2009 5:51 am

    Thanks, Sarah, for capturing the events of that glorious week so well. We had to miss the evening festivities, but felt we had still enjoyed them just seeing the pictures!

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