Little Sisters of the Poor Host Annual Golf Tournament

golfThe Little Sisters of the Poor will host their eleventh annual golf tournament Saturday, June 10, at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Mount Cobb.

Golf tournament registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is captain and crew. Singles will be placed on a team. The cost is $100 per golfer which includes green fees, use of a cart, an official tournament shirt, a gift bag, a pre-tournament refreshment reception, a light meal during the tournament and a post-tournament dinner at the course clubhouse. Golfers will also have a chance to win prizes based on their performance in the tournament including a new car courtesy of Matt Burne Honda in Scranton.

Several types of golf and sponsorship packages, which are great advertising vehicles, are also available including hole signs for $100 and sponsorships of $250, $500, $750 and $1,000. There also will be a grand raffle of the Sisters’ famous gift baskets with numerous prizes valued at over $100.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

Golf registration is also available at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org.

All proceeds will be used to defer the costs of patient lifts and standing and raising aids for the residents of Holy Family Residence.

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Committee members planning a golf tournament to benefit Little Sisters of the Poor include, seated from left: Leo Higgins; Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.; and Tournament cochairman Gene Cosgrove. Standing, same order: Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications; Karen Caruso, development assistant; Tournament cochairman Bob Blaker, maintenance director; Janet Skibinski; Charlie Butler; Ann Kwak; and Atty. Jerry Musheno.

Also serving on the committee are Debbi Bean, R.N., director of nursing; Joan Blaker; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Atty. Jim Conaboy; Atty. Kevin Conaboy; Theresa Durkin; Tracy Genell; Tournament cochairman Chris James; MaryCarol and Pete Kanton; Bill McDonough; Carole Paswinski; Tournament cochairman Patrick J. Sheridan; Kim Simchak, business office manager; Tim Speicher; Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; and Dave Tressler.

Little Sisters of the Poor Host St. Joseph’s Day Celebration

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The Most Rev. James C. Timlin, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Scranton,; Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p.; the Rev. E. Francis Kelly, chaplain of Holy Family Residence; Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters’ Scranton community; and resident Loretta Culkin, (seated), pause for a moment during the Little Sisters of the Poor’s annual St. Joseph’s Day celebration.

The Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence hosted their annual St. Joseph’s Day celebration on Monday, March 19.. The Most Rev. James C. Timlin, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Scranton, and several diocesan priests, celebrated a special Mass at 10:30 a.m., in the chapel at the residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton. At 11:30 a.m., the priests served lunch and visited the residents.

St. Joseph, who is the husband of the Blessed Mother and the foster father of Jesus, is the patron saint of the universal Church as well as the protector of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

The Little Sisters, who have been serving the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors to create a family spirit for the residents who make their home with them. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can thrive in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.

Little Sisters of the Poor Plan St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS planning the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day celebration and dinner for the Little Sisters of the Poor are, first row, from left: Theresa Durkin, Lisa Sutter, Carole Paswinski, and Nancy Wilson. Second row: Karen Caruso, development assistant; Pete and MaryCarol Kanton; Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; and Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications.

Also serving on the committee are Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Charlie Butler, Faith Foley, Ann Kwak, Mary Sheils, Mary Jane Sheridan; Janet Skibinski, and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Scranton at their fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 5, at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., located adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

The menu includes ham and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with mint or chocolate syrup, and beverages. The entertainment for the afternoon includes the Kearns Drum and Pipe Band, D.J. Dr. Dragon – the Practitioner of Entertainment, and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and younger are $6. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065 or online at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle.

There will be plenty of free and convenient parking in the residence’s parking lot or via a handicap accessible van providing shuttle service from the Marywood University parking lot on the corner of Adams and University Avenues to the dinner.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember someone you love.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

All proceeds will be used to purchase patient lifts and standing and raising aids for the residents at Holy Family Residence.

Little Sisters of the Poor Celebrate 60th Jubilee

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Little Sisters of the Poor Sister Alice, l.s.p., and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p., both celebrated their 60th Jubilee of Perpetual Vows on Dec. 11. The Little Sisters marked the occasion with a Mass in the chapel of Holy Family Residence celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Sica, senior priest at Immaculate Conception Parish, Scranton.

The Little Sisters, who have been serving the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors to create a family spirit for the residents who make their home with them. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can thrive in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.