It’s a rap: Employees honored for service

February 15, 2011 by

Rose Tremblay

Loleda Monty

Employees were recognized for five, 10, 15 and 20 years of service during “A Banquet of Gratitude” at the Sisters of St. Joseph Nazareth Motherhouse Tuesday evening.

The employees honored this year were:

For 20 years, Loleda Monty, who is a cook, and Rose Tremblay, a nursing assistant.

Donna Breault

Linda St. Pierre

For 15 years, Donna Breault, a nursing assistant

For 10 years, Karen Brown and Linda St. Pierre, who are both cooks.

For five years, Terri Headrick, who is a cook.

All of those honored live in Concordia.

Karen Brown

Terri Headrick

Each year the Sisters of St. Joseph host a special dinner for the nearly 70 employees who  work at the Motherhouse, the CSJ Administration Center and Manna House of Prayer. About 140 sisters and employees and their guests filled the Motherhouse Auditorium for the event Tuesday. The theme of the evening was “Love Changes Everything,” the title of a song by Andrew Lloyd Webber that was performed by Sister Regina Ann Brummel accompanied by pianist Sister Janis Wagner.

But that wasn’t the only music of the evening: The seven-member Leadership Council gave a somewhat ragged rendition of a rap blessing, written by Sister Jean Rosemarynoski to include the name of each employee.

The Sisters of St. Joseph is a religious order of women who came to Kansas in 1883 and established the Nazareth Convent and Academy in Concordia a year later. There are about 145 Sisters in the order, serving missions in more than 20 cities and towns in Kansas, plus others in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas. About half the sisters live and serve in Concordia.


2 Responses to “It’s a rap: Employees honored for service”

  1. Elizabeth Betsy Gasperich-Miller on February 24th, 2011 5:24 am

    I couldn’t help but think of Sister Maxine and Sister Gilberta….who made those wonderful meals at the Motherhouse when I was there……I loved working with them in the kitchen and bakery!….I SALUTE THOSE TWO WONDERFUL WOMEN……..who made life at the Motherhouse better and certainly tastefully delicious! Thanks to both of them!
    I know Sister Gilberta is still at the Motherhouse….it was great seeing her when I was there a few years back…..give my love and thanks to her.

  2. Missy Ljungdahl on February 20th, 2011 10:25 pm

    What a great tribute. We do have the greatest employess in the world. Thanks for all you are and do. Sarah, did you work this dinner too???? I really appreciate the pictures and story. God bless you all. Thanks Sarah.

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