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The chapel at the Motherhouse in Concordia was added to the building in 1907, and was named...







Friday, March 5, 2021

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There are only two ways to live — one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is.

– Albert Einstein

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Monday, March 4, 2021

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You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

– Desiderata

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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I’ve been a dweller on the plains,
have sighed when summer days were gone;
No more I’ll sigh; for winter here
Hath gladsome gardens of his own.

–  Dorothy Wordsworth

The Motherhouse annual spaghetti dinner is back — with a few twists!

March 2, 2021 by  

Last year, the Sisters of St. Joseph’s most popular event, the spaghetti dinner — was cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions.

This year, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia are bringing back the spaghetti dinner, but with a twist. For the safety of all of our sisters and our guests, this year’s dinner will be a drive-thru pick-up. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. on March 21.

In addition to the drive-thru meal pick-up, there will still be a raffle and an auction. But, in another twist, this year the auction will be an online event hosted by Hansen Auction and Realty.

Here is how it will all work.

The dinner will be available to pick up in the circle drive west of the Motherhouse. Meal tickets are $8 each and include spaghetti, green beans, a breadstick and ice cream cup. Tickets must be reserved by Friday, March 12. If you purchased tickets for last year and plan to attend this year, please contact the Development Office by March 12, so the chef can have an accurate count for food. Call 785-243-2113, ext. 1225 for reservations.

In addition to the meal, tickets are available for raffle items. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six tickets for $5. They can be purchased at the drive-thru the day of the dinner, or by calling in advance.

This year’s raffle ticket items are: a Char broil gas grill with side burner, SEAR burner and side shelf donated by Kathleen and Greg Pestinger; a handmade quilt by Sister Jean Ann Walton; a monster web swing donated by Alice Ruder; a $200 Visa gift card; and one cash prize of $500, two $200 prizes and three $100 prizes.

Our normal silent auction will now be hosted at www.hansenonlineauction.com. You do not need a ticket to participate. To bid, go to the auction site, click on Sisters of St. Joseph Spaghetti Dinner Auction and then register to bid on more than 60 unique items. All proceeds from the auction benefit the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. The auction will open at noon on Monday, March 15, and close at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

All items purchased must be picked up at the Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia the following week.

“The spaghetti dinner is the fundraiser that the sisters most look forward to, and they enjoy interacting with all the guests,” Ambria Gilliland, assistant director of development said. “We’ve missed you all since Covid-19 began, but we’re eager to see you in March, if only for a few minutes in the drive thru!”

The Motherhouse is located at 1300 Washington, Concordia, Kansas. The drive thru is on the west side of the building. Please call 785-243-2113 ext. 1225 for any questions or reservations.

 

Creating a greener lifestyle

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To learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph Ecological Integrity Committee, CLICK HERE.

Choose to enjoy nature rather than go shopping.

 

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“… The joy of prairie lies in its subtlety.  It is so easy—too easy—to be swept away by mountain and ocean vistas.  A prairie, on the other hand, requests the favor of your closer attention.  It does not divulge itself to mere passersby.”

— Suzanne Winckler

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