GREAT BEND, KS - Jubilee celebrations for Sisters celebrating 50, 65, and 75 years of commitment as Dominican women religious were held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Great Bend Motherhouse July 7 and 8. The weekend celebrations began with sung Evening Praise during which Sr. Rebecca Otter preached. Jubilarians Srs. Bertilla Brungardt (65), Amata Pantel (75), and Mary Rose Engel (75) renewed their Perpetual Vows, and all those present prayed a blessing over the jubilarians. A festive banquet followed the evening prayer at which Louis Morrone, OP, offered the meal blessing.
On Sunday, Srs. Kathy Goetz and Cecilia Ann Stremel celebrated their golden jubilees. Dominican Sisters of Peace were choir, cantor, instrumentalists, and Eucharistic ministers. Two of Sr. Amy McFrederick's hymns were sung during the liturgy. Fr. Morrone was homilst. A local priest, organist, family members, and friends were also part of the celebration. Following the Liturgy of the Eucharist, all were invited to a sandwich buffet in the Motherhouse dining room, where the visiting and joyous sharing of the many family members and friends continued for several hours.