Month: August 2017

Sister Wins Blue Ribbon at Cuming County Fair

August  ushered in the Cuming County Fair where Sister Elizabeth Ann entered a Custard Raisin Pie. She won a blue ribbon for her special family recipe. Pictured below is Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller with her pie and blue ribbon.

The fair concluded with a parade through the park and down Main Street in West Point. Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller joined the Guardian Angels Central Catholic Faculty and Students in handing out goodies to children gathered along the route.

At left are Sister Joy Rose and Sister Barbara Mathe who joined the Franciscan Care Services float, handing out sunglasses.

Franciscan Sisters visit Boys Town

As part of our annual Community Days  we travelled to the original Boys Town for Mass at Immaculate Conception Church.  After Mass we met Father Frank Lordemann, previous Associate Pastor at West Point, who treated us to a delicious lunch and then gave us a guided tour of Boys Town. 

During the tour, Fr. Frank took us to the Museum where  the original poster of “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother” is preserved.  We were amazed at the size of Boys Town and learned that there are currently 12 Boys Town sites throughout the United States serving thousands of families and children. Pictured are Sister Barbara Mathe, Fr. Frank Lordemann, Sister Joy Rose, and Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller at the Boys Town Museum.

Franciscan Sisters minister at West Point

Serving the people of West Point, NE are L to R: Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller, Sister Joy Rose, Sister Barbara Mathe.

Sister Elizabeth Ann teaches 7th and 8th graders at Central Catholic and serves as  faculty advisor for the One Act Play at the high school.  Sister Joy continues as Director of Mission at St. Francis Hospital.  Sister Barbara volunteers at Guardian Angels School, St. Joseph Retirement Community and St. Francis Hospital. The Sisters are happy to be back at West Point for another year.