This summer, Sr. Elaine is celebrating 60 years in Religious Life! Although there will be festivities at the provincial house in Hankinson, we’re planning a celebration here at St. Anne’s, too, for those unable to attend there.
You are welcome to join us Thursday, June 20th at 2 p.m. for a reception in honor of Sr. Elaine’s Jubilee. No gifts, please. Your presence is gift enough.
Sr. Elaine also started out her religious life serving in education, but after ten years moved into the field of long-term care. She has served at St. Anne’s Guest Home in Grand Forks since 1970, working in the business office and helping the elderly and disabled who live there in many ways. She has brought joy to many over the years by playing her accordion, active as a member of the area accordion club for a number of years and continuing to entertain residents and others in the area.
Please join us in sending up a prayer of thanksgiving for these Sisters and their many years of beautiful witness, as well as in continued daily prayer for more vocations to the Consecrated Life within our Diocese.
Did you know that this past Wednesday (2nd Weds. in May) was set aside in honor of receptionists nationwide, we didn’t until just now!
Around St. Anne’s, receptionists do a lot more than just answer the phone!
Weekends can be pretty quiet, and a good time for little projects, but Monday through Friday tend to make up for this! The ability to multitask is crucial for a receptionist here during business hours.
During this time, receptionists take and direct calls from medical providers and any number of other inquirers. They assist residents with business needs, make change, and sell stamps and gift case items.
There are busy times and quiet times.
Although the receptionist is not “up on the floor,” running around and assisting with personal care needs of our residents, (s)he plays a very important role and is the first point of contact in dealing with the outside, be it visitors or callers.
If you have a little extra time and would like to “give back” to your community, you might even consider becoming a volunteer receptionist here
This past Saturday, our Board of Directors approved a new mission statement. Our former statement had been written to represent the services offered by all of the facilities staffed by the Franciscan Sisters from Hankinson. The new one is more reflective of the special work done here at St. Anne’s as a long-term care facility. The new mission statement reads:
Our mission at St. Anne’s is to provide a safe, caring, and family-like home for our residents. Inspired by St. Francis, we strive to serve each person who comes to us as we would Christ. We welcome those who come to us from various backgrounds, treating them with love and dignity while providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
St. Anne’s strives to embody the gospel message in accord with the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services” given by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops.
You may know someone who is an avid recycler, and maybe, you are one yourself. It’s good to look out for the environment, right?
Probably, though, you’ve never met one as dedicated to the cause as our dog Zoe is!
She loves to lick out the tins from chicken pot pies and the foil from tuna melts, preparing them to go into the recycling basket.
Watching Zoe, as she chases the item around the room also provides us with comic relief after a busy day. She works it vigorously with her tongue to get off the savory morsels, often making her way into a corner.
Too bad more people in our society aren’t interested in investing a little effort, like Zoe does, into protecting our environment, and caring for this world that’s entrusted to us!
Some staff had been asking/talking about getting new “St. Anne’s jackets,” so we’ve done some research and will be putting in an order within the next couple of weeks.
We’ll be getting a lighter weight jacket, perfect for the spring weather that is coming…some day.
~ Narvik Soft Shell Jacket ~ Made of 96/4 polyester/spandex. Super soft microfleece lining for superb comfort. soft shell design is water-resistant Elasticized cuffs keep the jacket snug to your wrists and prevent the sleeves from sliding up. Store small items in the angled left zippered chest pocket or the zippered hand pockets. Internal locker loop provides easy hanging access while not in use. Size: S-5XL.
Call 701-746-9401 or email us if you’re interested. The price should be about $42 or less.