Diane Schlindwein

Sunday, 20 December 2009 12:43

St. Agnes principal receives national award

Father Bob Jallas, pastor of St. Agnes Parish, leads St. Agnes School faculty and students and members of the diocesan Office for Catechesis in a blessing for Sister M. Joan Sorge, OP. Father Jallas had just announced that Sister Joan is a recipient of the NCEA Distinguished Principal Award.Sister M. Joan Sorge, OP, has been selected as one of a dozen recipients of the National Catholic Education Association’s Distinguished Principal Award.

Family memories attached to fragile red, white and blue Christmas ornament

Just before Harold and Norb Wagner were to leave to go overseas during World War II, their parents Harry and Rose Wagner arranged to have this family photo taken. Shown here are (front row, l-r) twins Ron and Roy, Rose, Janet, Jerry, Harry, Carol and Jim; and (back row, l-r) Paul, Ralph, Mary, Harold, Norb, Dee and Ruth. This is the only family picture taken with all 13 children. “It was supposed to be an outside photo, but it was a hot day and things were not going well. You know, the sun was in someone’s eyes, etc.,” says Carol Wagner Wong. “So my mother said, ‘Get in the car. Let’s just go somewhere and have it taken inside.’ Harold already had his sailor uniform, so he wore it. Norb didn’t have his uniform yet. As fate would have it, Norb never came home again.”ROBINSON — Every Christmas, when Carol Wagner Wong decorates her Christmas tree, she has one ornament that brings back bittersweet childhood memories.

Sunday, 06 December 2009 00:00

YAM begins celebrating Mass at new location

The Young Adult Ministry (YAM) has just begun holding its weekly Sunday Mass at St. Viator Chapel, located within the Catholic Pastoral Center at 1615 W. Washington in Springfield.

2009_cathedral_lgSt. Joseph’s Home in Springfield has released the Official City of Springfield Ornament for 2009. The newest ornament features The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with the words: Built on Faith 1928, Renewed in Hope 2009. It is the 17th in a series of ornaments that honor Springfield’s landmarks and are issued annually by St. Joseph’s Home. The ornament is a fund-raiser for the home for the aged.

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