Bishop joins sisters for Motherhouse Christmas celebration

December 25, 2012 by

In late August, when newly ordained Bishop Edward Weisenburger visited the Sisters of St. Joseph for the first time, he said he received such a warm welcome that when he was considering where to spend his first Christmas as head of the Salina Diocese, the Nazareth Motherhouse was his first choice.

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And the sisters were happy to welcome him this morning for a music-filled Mass followed by a holiday dinner and lots of conversation.

Musicians taking part in the Christmas Day Mass included Sisters Betty Suther, Carolyn Teeter, Therese Becha and Rosalyn Juenemann, who formed the choir, plus Sister Janis Wagner on piano and organ, Sister Julie Christensen on flute, agrégée candidate Teresa Hernandez on cello and Larry Metro on trumpet.

Bishop Weisenburger celebrated the Mass with assistance from Father Jim Hoover, the Motherhouse chaplain.

After Mass, he joined the sisters and numerous guests for a special holiday dinner that included a gift from the congregation in recognition of Bishop Weisenburger’s recent birthday and the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a priest.



2 Responses to “Bishop joins sisters for Motherhouse Christmas celebration”

  1. susan klepper on December 27th, 2012 1:33 pm

    Dearest Sisters,
    i personally had a lovely Christmas (recovered from the pneumonia) with
    enjoyed and celebrated with a beautiful Mass at St. Vincent de Paul. Spending the day and evening with my children,grandchildren and 1 of 2 of my great-grandsons was just ideal. However, Never for a moment was Concordia and my Sisters far from my mind. You are always in my heart and prayers. I MISS you so much.
    I wish each of you a Healthy and Happy New Year. Susan Klepper

  2. Loretta A. Jasper on December 26th, 2012 6:34 am

    Imagine the chapel filled to the brim with each of you joining those of us present, in spirit. We celebrated with the greatest possible solemnity!

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