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In Memory of Sister Ellen Mary Garrett

November 11, 1943 – September 23, 2021
With great sadness, we say goodbye to Sister Ellen Mary Garrett. She will be deeply missed. There will be a welcome and vigil service on Wednesday, September 29, at 9:30 a.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel, Sisters of the Presentation, and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. COVID safety measures will be in effect.

Better Together

Presentation associates gathered with sisters to share in a meaningful and energizing Community Days gathering. All present renewed their promise to live radical hospitality in all relationships and to make room at the table for everyone.

Enjoy our latest issue of Presentation Doorways

In our fall issue of Presentation Doorways and those which follow, we will consider the meaning of common good and offer some reflections on the challenge of living with the needs of all of creation before us.

2021 Associate Commitments

We welcome Associate Deborah Barrett! We have no doubt our lives will be enriched by the many gifts and excitement she brings to the associate program.

Employment Opportunities

The Sisters of the Presentation have several employment opportunities. We are currently hiring for the positions of finance manager, CNA, nurse and caregiver/nurse aide. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a great team!

In Memory of Rita Swinton

August 22, 1931 – August 30, 2021
Rita Swinton has been a Presentation associate for over 10 years. She is remembered with much love and gratitude and will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Nashua, Iowa. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday.

Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate

Join Catholic Sisters for a yearlong, monthly conversation series “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate.” Each month, panelists will explore a social issue and how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. October 13 will focus on Food Security.

Bus Wrap, Billboard Target Human Trafficking

With an estimated 20,000 people traveling to the Field of Dreams to watch the Yankees and White Sox game, the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, sponsored a billboard and bus wrap to call attention to end human trafficking.

In Memory of Sister Agnes Marie Lynch

August 31, 1932 – August 24, 2021
With great sadness, we say goodbye to Sister Agnes Marie Lynch. She will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace. There will be a welcome and vigil service on Friday, August 27, at 9:30 a.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel, Sisters of the Presentation, and a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West. COVID safety measures will be in effect.

In Memory of Sister Joan Lickteig

January 2, 1929 – August 18, 2021
With great sadness, we say goodbye to Sister Joan Lickteig. She will be deeply missed. On Saturday, August 28, friends may call from 12:30 – 1 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, where there will be a sharing of memories at 1 p.m. and funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West. Masks are required. Hoffman-Schneider & Kitchen Funeral and Cremation Service will be livestreaming the funeral Mass on their Facebook page.

Our Journey Toward Justice

We invite you to join us on our journey toward justice as we commit to see with new eyes what is happening in our world, to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance, and to act. Our justice action this month offers education on Title 42’s challenges for families seeking safety in the United States.

Presentation Sisters Celebrate 60 and 80 Years of Gratitude 

Presentation Sisters observed 80 and 60 years of religious life on July 14, 2021.

2021 Community Gathering

Sisters and associates from all over the United States and as far as Bolivia gathered at the Presentation Motherhouse for their 2021 Community Days gathering.

Presentation Associate Scholarship Recipients

Dubuque Presentation associates contributed money to offer five scholarships to individuals associated with ministries supported by the Dubuque Presentation Sisters. Read about the well-deserved recipients.

In Memory of Sister Mary Jo Leifker

February 1, 1924 – June 1, 2021
With great sadness, we say goodbye to Sister Mary Jo Leifker. Private visitation and funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Sacred Heart Chapel, Sisters of the Presentation. Sister Mary Jo will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace.

2021 Scholarship & Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our scholarships.

Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin for Murder of George Floyd

As Sisters of the Presentation, we stand with the National Black Sisters’ Conference and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in our commitment to the sacred dignity of each human person as emphasized in Catholic Social Teaching. We endorse their joint statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Presentation Associates Deepen Identity

Dubuque Presentation associates created an associate identity statement that expresses the essence of who they are to themselves, to one another and to the world in being called to the Presentation mission and charism.

Remarkable Woman: Providing a home to the hopeless and homeless, at Hotel Hope

In honor of Women’s History Month, every week women in the New Orleans community are being highlighted for their extraordinary work. This week Sister Julie Marsh is featured for her remarkable work in providing a home to the hopeless and homeless at Hotel Hope.

In Good Faith with Sister Richelle Friedman

Sister Richelle Friedman, who works for Coalition on Human Needs, shares her expertise on the potentially life-changing content of new COVID bill.

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