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Winter 2015
Gold Key Gala Reaches New Heights of $230,000
Dates to Remember...
December 5, 2015
Annual Christmas
Cookie Walk and Boutique
10 a.m. – Noon
Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve – 7 p.m.
Christmas Day – 10:30 a.m.
March 13, 2016
St. Patrick’s Day Mass
May 23, 2016
St. Patrick’s Annual
Benefit Golf Outing –
Stonebridge Country Club
The Guild of St. Patrick’s impact was evident as they presented St. Patrick’s Residence with a $100,000
matching gift. (story on page 4)
Our Blessings
Dear Friends of St. Patrick’s,
I am pleased to write to you and share
some thoughts about our progress and
status at St. Patrick’s Residence. If you’ve
been around the house lately, you’ve
undoubtedly noticed new faces in the
patient care leadership team.
As always, thank you for your unwavering support of St. Patrick’s Residence.
We are so very grateful.
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a year by St. Patrick’s
Residence, served by the
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged
and Infirm. It is the policy of
St. Patrick’s to provide service
to all persons without regard
to race, color, national origin,
handicap or age in compliance
with 45 C.F.R. Parts 80, 84
and 91 respectively. The same
requirements are applied to
all, and there is no distinction
in the eligibility for, or in the
manner of providing services.
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of St. Patrick’s Residence.
Reprint with permission only.
St. Patrick’s Residence is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Enjoy the beauty of autumn!
Please refer all questions to:
Sister Anthony and I are proud to welcome
our new team of leaders who come to us
with solid backgrounds and experience.
They have already shown a high level of
expertise and grace under the pressure of
rapid change.
Additionally, we have hired a number of
new staff members in the clinical ranks
who are blending in nicely with our devoted long term staff. I’m touched
by the close bonds I see between our residents and staff. We’re very
pleased with all the talent and care that our entire staff brings in service
to our residents.
We enjoyed a visit mid-October from Sister Julie, Vice President of
Mission for the Carmelite System, who met with over 170 employees here
at St. Pat’s. Sister Julie shared stories of Mother Angeline’s early days
here in America when she worked to formulate the Carmelite Mission
and establish homes to care for the elderly and frail. Mother Angeline’s
courage and perseverance are an inspiration to us all.
Marilyn Daley
New Patient Care Leadership Team
Director of Nursing (DON) Lynn Luckett BSN, RN, Master’s Candidate
Assistant Director of Nursing Jackie Johnson BSN, RN
(ADON) and 3 East Unit Mgr.
Clinical Liaison
Rhonda Schiestel MSN, APN, FNP
Clinical Educator
Sandra Nerocker MSN.Ed., CRRN
2 East Unit Manager
Christine Humbard ADN, RN
2 West Unit Manager Gail Wasz BSN, RN
3 West Unit Manager
Christina Kleikamp BSN, RN
Dietitian Janelle Macabulos RD
1 West/2 West Shannon McCain-Scofield BA
Social Services Director
2 East Social Services
Michelle Catala MSW
St. Patrick’s Residence
1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563-2126
[email protected]
Little Horses in Sneakers Bring Smiles to St. Patrick’s
he last thing you would expect to see in the hallways of St. Patrick’s
are three miniature horses, but the visit of Lunar, Mystery and
CinderBella, from Barrington-based Mane in Heaven was highly
anticipated by residents, staff and three devoted daughters who made the visit
possible, in loving memory of their mother, Dorothy Taylor. Dorothy was a
resident at St. Patrick’s for two years and loved animals. When Dorothy passed
away in April, her daughters, Nancy, Carol and Susan, asked that memorials
be made to St. Patrick’s and be given to the Life Enrichment department for an
activity all residents could enjoy.
Mane in Heaven is a not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to
provide therapeutic benefits to
disabled and able-bodied children
and adults through animal-assisted
activity and therapy visits with
miniature horses, leading to
improved outcomes of physical,
mental and emotional well-being.
The organization does not charge
for its visits, but relies solely
on donations, sponsorships and
fundraising. It is served entirely by
volunteers who train, transport and
visit with these adorable little horses.
So on a beautiful morning, on the
five-month anniversary of their
mother’s passing, the little equines
arrived in their custom van. They
were guided by their volunteer
handlers to all five units, where
our residents, staff and visiting
families were happy to see them
and enjoyed petting them. To help
them with traction on our slippery
tile floors, they wore pink or blue
sneakers, which added to their sweet
dispositions. “It was heartwarming
on so many levels,” said Dorothy’s
daughter, Nancy. “I felt Mom’s
Thank you to the Family of Dorothy Taylor for making this visit a reality.
comforting spirit and know that
she was with her St. Patrick’s family once again…safe, happy and enjoying the unconditional love of
our four-legged creatures.” It was inspiring to see how these little animals had a calming impact on
residents just with a touch of their silky little noses.
Another benefit of working with animals is they make therapy sessions more productive. Residents
respond to animals in a way they sometimes don’t with people. A resident reaching to touch an animal
uses muscles in their shoulders and limbs, which helps strengthen these areas and improves posture.
The little horses with pink and blue sneakers brought more to St. Patrick’s than smiles and a gentle
touch…they gave three devoted, thoughtful daughters cherished memories of a loving mother who
loved animals.
Gold Key Gala Hits New Heights—$230,000!
he Gala, held on Thursday,
September 24th, was an
overwhelming success,
reaching $230,000 in net proceeds!
All of the proceeds will be used to help
the Sisters begin the renovation of the
shower rooms to a calming, therapeutic,
spa-like environment on each of the five
units. The proceeds included a surprise
match made by The Guild of St. Patrick’s
for $100,000. The members of the Guild
have worked very hard over the years to
raise money to benefit the residents of
St. Patrick’s. Knowing that the shower
room renovation would require funds
in addition to the Gala proceeds, the
Guild unanimously voted to allocate this
generous matching gift to provide a solid
foundation to the project.
Special thanks to our 2015 Gold Key Gala
Committee: Ray Jones, Mel and Elaine
Brucher, Regina Millington and Nancy
Quigley for all of their guidance and hard
work in making the Gala a success. Our
thanks to Mike Lake for capturing the
evening in photos and to First Community
Financial Bank-Naperville for sponsoring
the “Pot O’Gold” Prize.
Our sincere appreciation to all of the
Gold Key Gala Sponsors, contributors
and guests.
Gold Key
Greg Dellinger kept the bidders entertained and energized for the live auction.
Brad and Pat Barenbrugge
Gary and Gloria Baumgartner
Patrick and Polly Benton
Andy and Judy Beumel
Dorothy Brown
The Eileen Ceh Family
Thomas and Maryann Ciccarelli
Dennis and Bonnie Coates
Jane DiGiovine
Jerry and Carol Doll
Esser Hayes Insurance Group
Thomas and Lauren Evans
Dolores Falbo
Mark and Donna Falcone
First Community Financial Bank—
Dennis and Margaret Flynn
Tom and Pat Frank
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
Wayne and Teri Fron
In Loving Memory of Irma Gamauf
Will and Kathie Gillett
The Guild of St. Patrick’s
The Hartnett Family
John and Kathryn Houtsma
Ray and Marilyn Jones
Paul and Mary Ann Junkroski
Bishop Francis Kane
John and Simone Kapovich
William and Heidi Kapovich
Jeff and Stephanie Kastelic
Paul and Judy Keel
The Family of Rose King
Pat and MaryAnn Larmon
Paul and Coleen Lehman
Frank and Shirley Lesters
Burt and Mary Ann Lewis
The Lyngaas Family, In Memory of
Roy and Betty Lyngaas
Daniel and Beth Maguire
Marmion Abbey
MB Financial Wealth Management
Mary Ellen McArdle, In Memory of
James McArdle
Terry McGuire and Kathleen McGowan
Chuck and Regina Millington
Motorola Solutions
Brien Nagle, Nagle Obarski PC
Naperville Bank and Trust
Joan Nieman
John and Angela Oldershaw
Order of Carmelites – Society of
Mount Carmel
Dr. and Mrs. James Paul
From the Family of Kay Philpott
Loretta Quam
Jeanne Rechenmacher, Coldwell Banker
Renn & High, CHTD
Pat Riggs
Jeanette Ryan
Dr. Michael Shannon
Frank and Kay Slocumb
Saints Peter and Paul Church
St. Procopius Abbey
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
The Family of Dorothy Venn
Thank you to the friends and businesses who helped make the Gala a success.
Risa and Jenn Adams
Adventure Stage Chicago
Al’s Steakhouse & Banquets
Apollo Theater
Arlene Beaman
Nadia Behna
Angela Bergeron
BK Jewelry
Brand and Mary Ann Bobosky
Mary A. Bortman
John Boytim and Kristina
Van Liew
Beverlee Brisbin
Mel and Elaine Brucher
Brucher Machining
Judi Buckman
Ed and Mary Ellen Burke
James Burke
Robert Campbell,
Fine Portraiture
Jacquelyn Carducci
Carmelite Sisters—
Carmel Manor
Carmelite Sisters—
Kahl Home
Carmelite Sisters—Mother
Angeline McCrory Manor
Carmelite Sisters—
Germantown, NY
Carmelite SistersSt. Patrick’s Residence
Theodore and Angie Castro
Harry and Loretta Cescato
Mayor Steve Chirico
Richard and Janet Coffey
Colbert Custom
Framing & Art
Aurea Collins
Michael Connelly, State
Senator, 21st District
Cooper’s Hawk Winery
and Restaurants
Lonnie and Patty Copenhaver
Court Theatre, University of
Kathy Cox
Cress Creek Country Club
Barbara Crockett
Zofia Cygan, M.D.
Daniel and Marilyn Daley
Dean’s Fine Clothing
Sr. Marcian Deisenroth, RSM
Ronald and Bernadette
Michael Douglas and
Mary Martin
Bob and Maureen Doyle
John Durso, Nixon
Peabody LLP
Elegante Salons & Day Spas
James and Catherine Elting
Charles and Susan Farber
Kevin Feeney
Valerie Feld
Rose Marie Filliben
John and Diane Fiore
First Folio Theatre, Oakbrook
Nora Fleming LLC
Michael and Peggy Fortuna
Arlene Friedheim
Steven Froelich
Margaret Fullmer
Hector and Pat Fuster
Donna Garafolo
Ruth Garnett
Barbara Gleason
Dr. and Mrs. John Grady
Edward and Linette Graham
Sean Graham, Michael
Graham Salon
Pamela Hart
Kay Hartung
Hollis Hess
Jim and Judy Holmberg
Drew Hoying
Thomas and Eileen Hughes
Hugo’s Frog Bar &
Fish House
Illinois Tool Works
John and Audrey Kapovich
Deacon & Mrs. Lawrence
Carol Keyes
Loreto Kissane
Patricia Knoll, Shure
James and Mary Koller
Carol Ann Kuchta
Kenneth and Mary Kuester
David Kuhn
Mark Kuntz
Joe and Nanette Kurzydym
Mike Lake
Lynn Leader
Randy and Karen Leffelman
John Lenahan
Judith Lickteig
Lifeline Theatre, Chicago
Marie Liscano
Maria Martha Lopez
Donald Lorek
Nell Luebbert
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Lou Malnati’s
Mr. and Mrs. George Marino
Marquette Companies
Dorothy McGrath
Rev. Don McLaughlin
James and Sharon Miletich
Dennis Militello
Catherine Montalbano
Mount View Hotel & Spa
(continued on page 6)
(GOLD KEY GALA continued)
Naperville Firehouse
Station #5
Naperville Police Department
Ernest and JoAnne Nassos
NICL Laboratories
North Central College
Joan Nowak
Joe and Bernice O’Toole
Orange Theory Fitness
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Pacer
Painted Gifts by Gerri
Lawrence and Ellen Paryz
Phillips Flowers Gifts
Pinot’s Palette
Dolores Potterton
George Pradel
The Prince Charitable Trusts
Nancy Quigley, Quigley’s
Irish Pub
John and Pat Rachwal
Bill and Mary Lou Rafferty
Rialto Square Theatre
Gerald and Marge Rogers
Roseland Draperies &
Neil and Kathleen Ryan
Donna Sable
Frank and Thea Sakelaris
Grace Santangelo
Ron and Marlys Santo
Dave Savini, CBS 2 Studios
John and Barb Shaw
Gail and Dale Simek
Mike and Mary Ann Skarr
Sister Pat Skowronski
Patrick and Ann Sommerfeld
Elaine Sorich
Tina Stiefel
David and Victoria Sundin
Suzette’s Creperie,
John and Joyce Symowicz
Deacon John & Sue Szarek
Theatre of Western Springs
Robert and Patricia Traub
Angelija Vasich
Dan and Martha Weinfurter
Grant Wehrli, State
Representative, 41st Dist.
Donna Welch
Wilson’s Sporting Goods
John and Teresa Wirkus
Mission Made Visible
t. Patrick’s Residence is blessed
with families, friends and staff who
are dedicated to us and who are
devoted to our residents. On October 30th,
we honored four members of our staff who
exemplify the Mission of Mother Angeline
Teresa and the Carmelite Sisters of
St. Patrick’s. They have gone beyond
their duties to love and serve our
residents in a way that comes from the
heart. For the eleventh year, the Mission
Made Visible award has been made
possible through the generosity of one of
our benefactors. We wish to thank him for
his continued support and for sharing in
This year’s Mission Made Visible recipients are (L-R): Jennifer Vedova (Nursing),
our belief of the importance of affirming
Shannon McCain-Scofield (Social Services Director), Anjela Cabanlong (Food Services),
our employees and helping to continue
and Madelene Bernar (Director of Development).
Mother Angeline’s legacy.
The award recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by our employees and are evaluated by the
Mission Committee, focusing on one of the ten Carmelite Core Values. This year’s Core Value is Shared
Commitment. Shared Commitment is defined as someone who promotes a “binding together” through a
common spirit, a shared sense of belonging, attachment, accountability, ideas, insights and feelings.
Each recipient and their guest were invited to a special dinner with the Sisters and department heads where
they received a plaque and a monetary gift. The Carmelite Sisters would like to thank the award recipients for
displaying love, concern and respect to all of our residents and for believing in the Mission of Mother Angeline
Teresa and St. Patrick’s Residence. You are a blessing to us.
A Grace from God
e would like to introduce you to Sr. Catherine Hinkle.
Sr. Catherine is joining us from the Kahl Home, our
facility in Davenport, Iowa.
Sr. Catherine was born in Jackson, Michigan and is the
youngest of nine children. She attended Catholic schools
through 9th grade. “My second year in high school, I went
to a public school, and I loved it!” said Sr. Catherine. “I could
just be myself. Everyone was so different.” At the age of
sixteen, Sr. Catherine decided to journey to Italy and entered
a convent of a newly formed religious community located
outside of Rome. Her duties varied and included cooking
and cleaning in a retreat home, serving as a sacristan at a
cathedral, teaching pre-school, leading adult faith groups
and serving as a catechist. She learned a great deal and
Sr. Catherine is our Unit Secretary on 3 West. Please stop by and introduce
grew spiritually over the seventeen and a half years that
yourself when you are here for a visit.
she resided in Italy.
Since returning from Italy in 1996, Sr. Catherine has accomplished many things including working at a variety of jobs
and earning a GED and an Associate’s Degree in General Education. After thirteen years, Sr. Catherine reflected,
“I always had a longing to serve God. At this time in my life, I was looking for who I was and wondered where God
wanted me.” She knew she wanted to serve God and care for the elderly. Along the way, she crossed paths with
Msgr. Joseph Linster in St. Charles, where she went for confession every two weeks. On a number of occasions,
Monsignor inquired about whether Sr. Catherine had considered returning to vocation.
At the time, she was working at a neighboring facility in Naperville as a psych-social aid. This position helped
her to build a clear her vision of her love of working with the elderly. At lunch times, she would come to pray in the
St. Patrick’s Residence chapel. Sr. Catherine was praying that by “receiving a grace from God to understand His
will to return to Religious Life, I set about searching. This finally led me back to…here.” We are so pleased to have
Sr. Catherine with us at St. Patrick’s. We know she will bring much love, kindness and understanding to our residents.
A Salute To Our Veterans
t. Patrick resident Charles (Chuck) Vargo served in the United States Army from 1959 to
1961. Stationed at Libby Army Airfield, located on Fort Huachuca, in Sierra Vista, Arizona,
Chuck served with the Infrared Branch, Optics Division of the Combat Surveillance
Department. As an electrical engineer, Chuck helped with the development, testing and
evaluation of infrared sensor devices. “Chuck is so proud of his military service,” says his wife,
Loretta, who keeps all of Chuck’s military commendations neatly together and is just as proud
of them as Chuck is.
St. Patrick’s Residence is very proud of our veterans. We salute them for their courage and
commitment to duty. We thank not only all who fought for our freedom on foreign soil, but also
those who served our country here at home.
Christmas is just around the corner. If you wish to show your appreciation
to all of our staff this holiday season, we ask that you make a donation
to St. Patrick’s for the Staff Christmas Party, which includes an extra bonus
from you. Donations can be mailed to St. Patrick’s or placed in the Holiday Box
in the lobby. Please indicate on the memo line of your check: Staff Christmas
Party. By doing this, your contribution will benefit the staff in all departments
and on all shifts, as each of them participate in the care of your loved one.
St. Patrick’s Residence
Nursing and Rehabilitation
1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563-2126
Nonprofit Org
US Postage
Permit No. 1862
Naperville, IL
The Guild of St. Patrick’s Residence to Host Annual
Christmas Cookie Walk & Boutique
n Saturday, December 5th, the Guild of St. Patrick’s
Residence will host its Annual Christmas Cookie
Walk & Boutique from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Cookies
will be sold by the pound, or you may purchase them
pre-packaged or stroll among the tables containing a vast
assortment and choose your favorites. Back by popular
demand will be the ever-favorite English toffee and White
Chocolate Carmelite Delight made by the Carmelite Sisters.
We are looking for cookie bakers to share your favorite
holiday cookies with us. We would appreciate 5-6 dozen
holiday-themed cookies delivered to the St. Patrick’s
Volunteer Office in disposable containers/trays on Friday,
December 4th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
It’s a wonderful family or group project.
To stay in touch with what
is going on at St. Patrick’s,
please check out our website:
If you have any questions regarding the Cookie Walk,
please contact Jill Whitledge at (630) 416-6565 ext. 528,
or email [email protected]

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