“In joy we praise God” House Jubilee celebration

3-photos_in-joy-we-praise-god-house-jubilee-celebrationLeft, the Jubilarians and members of the council occupy the front row during Mass; middle, Sister Deb Huss leads the procession as she carries the cross into the chapel; right, Missionary of the Precious Blood Father Kenneth Pleiman celebrated the Mass. Michelle Bodine photos

Precious Blood Sisters at Salem Heights and in Dayton celebrated milestone jubilees May 7. The community gathered with family and friends for Mass and a reception. “In joy we praise God for …” was the phrase on the first page of the Mass program, and it was with joy that the community marked the anniversaries of the following Sisters:


Sister Rosalie Kastner — 80 years

Sister Rosemary Laux — 75 years

Sister Irene Holz — 60 years

Sister Elizabeth Westgerdes — 60 years

Sister Rosemary Lindemann — 60 years

Sister Nancy McMullen — 60 years

Sister Linda Pleiman — 50 years


Missionary of the Precious Blood Father Kenneth Pleiman celebrated the Mass at Salem Heights Chapel.

“It’s a blessing and an honor to be here today celebrating the anniversaries of women who have lived the vowed life of commitment to the Catholic Church as Sisters of the Precious Blood,” he said during the homily. “You have taken on the mission of Jesus Christ and given generously of your knowledge, skills and energy for the well-being and growth of God’s people. Thank you for your dedicated service.”

– Story by Mary Knapke

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