July 3, 2020
Dear Family Members,
Here we are at the end of another week and it’s great to be able to say that it finally looks like the door to PHASE 3 is about to OPEN. We’re not sure what that will mean for Jeanne Jugan Residence, but as always we will keep you informed.
Another week of testing, and thank God no one among the staff and Sisters tested positive. A highlight of the week was the wedding of one of our Resident’s granddaughters. Carmeta and several of the Residents and Sisters were happy to share Erin’s special day via zoom and participate in the Mass and wedding ceremony.
The liturgy, the bride and groom, the chapel décor and everything that surrounded this beautiful event were all inspiring. Carmeta’s exceptional joy, something we were all able to share, was the most moving.
Another special event was the simple and intimate celebration of Sister Christine’s 70th anniversary of vows. Although we are still deprived of the celebration of Mass in our chapel we were able to enjoy her favorite dish for lunch and listen to her fascinating stories from life “in the old days.” She was thrilled to receive so many beautiful cards and well wishes coming from all over the U.S.A. and has been spending the last week hand writing her “thank you” notes.
We hope everyone enjoys a very “happy fourth of July” while at the same time keeping family and friends safe. God bless.
Sr. Gertrude Mary lsp
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Thank you so much for the many donations, prayers and gestures of kindness being shown Jeanne Jugan Residence during this time of worldwide crisis.
Because we are unable to continue visiting local parishes and businesses to ask for monetary support and gifts in kind, our need is greater than usual.
We are in need of anti-bacterial hand wipes, paper goods, plasticware and napkins as well as monetary donations to meet out ordinary and increased expenses at this time.
We are eternally grateful for your most generous support of our mission. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have reached out to us, as well as all the health care workers who are so generously caring for the sick, beginning with our own staff members.
We Little Sisters and our elderly Residents are praying for all of you and for an end to this scourge.