Our Journey from Joliet... ...to Naperville


Our Journey from Joliet... ...to Naperville
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The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm are committed to
following the mission of Venerable Mother M. Angeline Teresa
“To clasp the hand of an aged person and give meaning to the autumn of life.”
Our Journey from Joliet...
In 1964, St. Patrick’s
Residence purchased
the property of the
Louis Joliet Hotel.
Soon after, a fire caused
significant damage and
delayed the opening of
St. Patrick’s Residence
until 1965.
...to Naperville
Cardinal Romeo
Blanchette and
Sr. Jacquelyn Wagner
at the dedication
and ground breaking
in Naperville, 1987.
St. Patrick’s Residence
opened its doors in
Naperville in 1989.
Events will be planned throughout 2014 to commemorate
the 50 th Anniversary of St. Patrick’s Residence and the
25th Anniversary of St. Patrick’s relocating from Joliet to
Naperville. We hope you will be able to join us for some
of these special events. More details will be available on
our website, www.stpatricksresidence.org.
As of this writing, the State of Illinois is four months behind in payment,
which is a significant improvement from last year. We are walking into
the unknown as Illinois moves to a managed care payment system for
Medicaid and Medicare residents. These residents will need to sign
up with one of six insurance companies that will manage this program.
We will share information with you in the near future.
Christmas is just around the corner. If you wish to show your
appreciation to 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. (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.
The Sisters thank each of you for the blessing you are to us. We keep
you in our prayers daily, but especially as we celebrate Christmas may
the Christ Child touch your heart and bless you each day.
With Love and Peace of the Season,
Sister Jeanne Haley, O. Carm.
Dear Friends of St. Patrick’s,
We would like to welcome Sister Rosemary back to St. Patrick’s. Sister
was our Social Service Director from 1991-1997 and has returned to
once again be a part of that department. She is also the new Prioress
for the Sisters.
Meet Sister Rosemary
Our Blessings
We are getting excited as next year St. Patrick’s
will celebrate 50 years in the Diocese of Joliet and
25 years in Naperville. We are looking forward to
celebrating with everyone throughout the year. We
are grateful to the Lord to have had the opportunity
to serve our elders through all these years and for
bringing you into our lives.
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a year by St. Patrick’s
Residence, sponsored 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
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and 91 respectively. The same
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all, and there is no distinction
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Please refer all questions to:
St. Patrick’s Residence
1400 Brookdale Road
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of the Season
e have a “new” Carmelite Sister at St. Patrick’s, but
to some, she may be a familiar face. Sister Rosemary
Rubocki has returned to St. Patrick’s to be part of our
Social Service Department. She was our Social Service Director
from 1991-1997 before being assigned other missions. In addition
to working in our Social Service Department, Sr. Rosemary
will serve as the Prioress, who looks after the religious and
spiritual development of our Sisters. She’s coming back to us
from St. Margaret Hall, our home in Cincinnati, Ohio, where
she has been the Assistant Administrator for seven years.
Sister Rosemary was born and raised in Joliet. She attended
Providence High School and continued on to earn her B.A. from
DePaul University and M.S. from Fordham University in New
York. While at Providence, Sister Rosemary was a Carmelette,
a high school volunteer program. “In high school, I felt God was
calling me to religious life, but I didn’t know where,” says Sister
Rosemary. She began volunteering at St. Patrick’s when it was
originally located in Joliet. Sister Rosemary met Sister Jeanne,
our Administrator, all those years ago when Sister Jeanne was
also a Carmelette in Chicago at the Sacred Heart Home. Sister
Rosemary began volunteering at St. Patrick’s in 1964, and in
1969 she entered the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
“I experienced the Sisters at St. Patrick’s as real women who were
alive with the love of God,” remembers Sister Rosemary. “With
them I experienced the Gift of Aging.” In 1972, her first mission
as a Carmelite Sister was at St. Patrick’s in Joliet as the Admissions
Director. She remained there until 1976 when she began taking
new missions in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York, before
coming to St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville. After working in
the Social Service Department at St. Patrick’s for seven years, she
transitioned to the Carmelite Motherhouse in New York to become
the Retreat Coordinator and Archivist of the Carmelite Sisters.
In June of 2012, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, authorized
the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome to promulgate
the decree of Heroic Virtues of the Carmelite Foundress, Mother
Mary Angeline Teresa. She became Venerable Mary Angeline
Teresa. As Archivist of the Carmelite Sisters, Sister Rosemary
maintained the history of Mother Angeline, which included letters,
pictures and other original sources. She helped compile the initial
information that officially went to Rome so Mother Angeline’s cause
could proceed. The result of Rome’s investigation was that she was
proclaimed Venerable, a step toward sainthood.
We are happy to have Sister Rosemary back with us at St. Patrick’s.
Her love of people, warmth, humor and spirituality will lovingly be
shared with everyone who walks through our doors. “God pulled
my heart strings then, and continues to do so each day with everyone I meet.”
Answer: Second row, third from the left.
Sr. Rosemary was 17 when
she served as a Carmelette
through Providence High
School. Can you spot her
in the group below?
Thank you to the many friends and businesses
who helped make the Gold Key Gala a success.
10th Annual Gold Key Gala Reaches $100,000
he Gold Key Gala held on Thursday, September 26th was an overwhelming success. Auctioneers, Dick Kuhn
and Tom Hayes, generated excitement for the Live Auction. The generous bidders and other contributors
during the evening helped us surpass our goal of $75,000. The proceeds from this year’s event will be used
to enhance the quality care and comfort for the residents. Our immediate needs include medical and rehabilitation
equipment, hi-low beds and lifts to safely transfer our residents.
Specials thanks to our 2013 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 for sponsoring the “Pot O’Gold” prize.
Our sincere appreciation to all of the Gold Key Sponsors, contributors and guests.
Gary and Gloria Baumgartner
Patrick and Polly Benton
Andy and Judy Beumel
The Eileen Ceh Family
Ed and Kathy Channell
Thomas and Maryann Ciccarelli
Dennis and Bonnie Coates
Richard and Janet Coffey
Jane DiGiovine
Jerry and Carol Doll
Steve and Josie Embree
Esser Hayes Insurance Group
Dolores Falbo
First Community Financial Bank
Dennis and Margaret Flynn
Tom and Pat Frank
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
Wayne and Teri Fron
Richard and Cora Galgano
In Loving Memory of Irma Gamauf
The Guild of St. Patrick’s
The Hartnett Family
Healthcare Services Group, Inc.
John and Kathryn Houtsma
Ray and Marilyn Jones
Paul and Mary Ann Junkroski
Bishop Francis Kane
William and Heidi Kapovich
Jeff and Stephanie Kastelic
Paul and Judy Keel
The Family of Rose King
Dick Kleine
Dick and John Kuhn
Pat and MaryAnn Larmon
Frank and Shirley Lesters
The Lyngaas Family—In Memory of
Roy and Betty Lyngaas
Veronica Madden
Marmion Abbey
In Loving Memory of Marion Matt
MB Financial Bank
Mary Ellen McArdle—In Memory of
James McArdle
Terry McGuire and Kathleen McGowan
Chuck and Regina Millington
Brien Nagle, Nagle Obarski PC
Naperville Bank and Trust
Thomas and Mary Nardi
Maureen and Mike Naset
Joan Nieman
Tom and Jenny O’Donnell
John and Angela Oldershaw
Order of Carmelites—Society of
Mount Carmel
Dr. and Mrs. James Paul
Loretta Quam
Jeanne Rechenmacher
Renn & High, CHTD
Pat Riggs
Jeanette Ryan
Frank and Kay Slocumb
Saints Peter and Paul Church
St. Procopius Abbey
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Greg and Sarah Washburn
Bill and Barb Abromitis
Allured Music Studio
John and Judy Althoff
Mark and Mary Anderson
James Arendt
Aurelio’s Pizza
John and Phyllis Barouski
Arlene Beaman
Beidelman Furniture
Angela Bergeron
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Brand and Mary Ann Bobosky
John Bonner
Mike and Laura Brennan
William and Mary Breslin
Laverne and Dorothy Brown
Mel and Elaine Brucher
Brucher Machining
Steven and Janet Buck
Eileen Budney
Ed and Mary Ellen Burke
James Burke
Albert and Concetta Cacini
Bob Campbell Photography
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Carducci
Carmelite Sisters—
Carmel Manor
Carmelite Sisters—Carmel
Richmond Healthcare and
Rehabilitation Center
Carmelite Sisters—
St. Theresa’s Motherhouse
Casey’s Foods
Century Tile
Harry and Loretta Cescato
Chicago Sinfonietta
The Chickadees
Edward Choklek
Michael Connelly, State
Senator, 21st District
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and
Lonnie and Patty Copenhaver
Robert and Mary Ann Cornfield
Court Theatre, University
of Chicago
Kathy Cox
Cress Creek Country Club
Barbara Crockett
Mike and Joanne Cusack
Gary Damon, Peer A Mid
Glass Art
Sr. Marcian Deisenroth, RSM
Robert and Pam DeLucas
DePaul’s Merle Reskin
Ronald and Bernadette
Bob and Maureen Doyle
Drury Lane
John Durso, Ungaretti & Harris
Jim and Cathy Elting
Charles and Suzanne Farber
Jeanne Farrell
William Farrell
Rose Marie Filliben
John and Diane Fiore
First Community Financial
First Folio Theatre, Oakbrook
Nora Fleming LLC
Corrie Foster
Fox Valley Repertory
Wayne and Teri Fron
Margaret Fullmer
Hector and Pat Fuster
John and Carol Geppert
Barbara Gleason
Mary Gorman
John and Kathleen Grady
Edward and Linette Graham
Mel and Charlene Graham
Grant’s Appliance
The Guild of St. Patrick’s
Kay Hartung
Harvest Inn, Napa Valley
Rosemary Hill
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Jim and Judy Holmberg
Thomas and Eileen Hughes
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish
Steven Jais
Jedlicka Performing Arts
Center, Morton College
Ray and Marilyn Jones
Kathie Karger
Kiku Japanese Steakhouse
Ray Kinney
Dick Kleine
James and Mary Koller
Anne Kreft
Kenneth and Mary Kuester
David Kuhn
Harriet Kuhn
Mark Kuntz
Mike Lake
James and Lynn Leader
Susan Lee
Jack Lenahan
Judith Lickteig
Jean Liddy
Lifeline Theatre, Chicago
Marie Liscano
Dick Locher
Maria Martha Lopez
Lou Malnati’s
Veronica Madden
Mary Manning
Mr. and Mrs. George Marino
Dawne Martin
Tom and Jolie Matt
Meson Sabika
John Meyer
James and Sharon Miletich
Dennis Militello
Sue and Brian Morris
John and Brenda Moss
Daniel Murray
Naperville Firehouse Station #5
JoAnne Nassos
Meredith Nolan
North Central College
Northlight Theatre, Skokie
(continued on page 6)
Remembering St. Patrick’s with a Gift for the Future ♥
planned gift to St. Patrick’s Residence offers
you the opportunity to provide support for
the quality care, programs and services we
provide to our residents through several options.
Planned Giving not only benefits the work and
Mission of the Carmelite Sisters, but it can provide
you with substantial tax benefits. Here are several
ways you can help secure the future of St. Patrick’s:
• Bequests – Naming St. Patrick’s in your will is one
(GOLD KEY GALA continued)
Nuns4Fun Entertainment, Inc.
Painted Gifts by Gerri
Pat Patton
Mayor Pradel
Nancy Quigley, Quigley’s
Irish Pub
John and Pat Rachwal
Bill and Mary Lou Rafferty
RehabCare Group
Geraldine Reilly
Rialto Square Theatre
Rosati’s Pizza
Rosebud Restaurants
Ron and Susan Russell
Neil and Kathleen Ryan
Chris and Anna Rzeszutko
Frank and Thea Sakelaris
Ron and Marti Santo
Steven Scuderi
Seanachai Theatre Company
Dale and Gail Simek
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
David and Victoria Sundin
John and Joyce Symowicz
John and Susan Szarek
Margaret Tapia
Brad and Michelin Taylor
Jon and Mary Anne Tegethoff
John Thorpe
Shirley Trakan
Robert and Patricia Traub
Traverso’s Italian Restaurant
Oscar and Vicky Trevizo
Ron and Judy Tummillo
Bob and Kathy Valle
Susan Venn
Joan Vinkler
Dan and Sue Voiland
Brian Voss
Celeste Wagner
Chris and Dorothy Walker
Don and Betty Willig
Patricia Wilson
Tom and Laura Winters
John and Teresa Wirkus
Wise Boxer Pour House
Patrick and Kathleen Wolf
Paul and Carol Wolf
Kenneth and Judith Wolski
Writers’ Theatre, Glencoe
Margaret Young
Ed and Pamela Zenzola
of the most frequent methods to make a gift. It is a
statement about what you believe to be important
and worthwhile, such as supporting St. Patrick’s.
♣• Appreciated Securities (Stocks & Securities) –
Making a gift of appreciated securities offers the
simplicity of a cash gift while providing additional
tax benefits. Shares can be donated by issuing a
new certificate to St. Patrick’s or you can transfer
them electronically to our account. Please call
our Controller and notify him of your intentions
since electronic transfers are not executed with
donor’s name attached to the share description.
♣• Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) – The CGA
Employees Who Live the Mission
t. Patrick’s Residence is blessed with families,
friends and staff who are dedicated to us
and who are devoted to our residents. On
November 15th, 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 ninth 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 our belief of the importance of affirming
our employees and helping to continue 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, Quality of Life. Quality of
Life is defined as respect for residents and peers
with dignity, privacy, comfort and individuality.
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 our residents and for believing in the Mission of
Mother Angeline Teresa and St. Patrick’s Residence.
You are a blessing to us.
often referred to as a “life income gift” is a legal
contract which guarantees you a specified annuity
amount in return for an irrevocable gift of cash or
securities. Upon the death of the donor or of the last
surviving beneficiary, the remainder of the original
gift passes to St. Patrick’s for its charitable purposes.
No more than two persons can be designated
beneficiaries of the Charitable Gift Annuity.
♣• Charitable Remainder Trusts – This trust can
be established with some of your assets. You
receive a charitable tax deduction for the remainder
value as determined by IRS regulations, while you
and your designees receive an income for life. The
remainder will become your gift to St. Patrick’s.
♣• Charitable Leads Trust – This trust provides
annual gift income to St. Patrick’s for a specified
number of years, after which the trust assets again
become available to you, your family or others.
♣• Gift of Insurance – This is an easy way to make
a substantial gift to St. Patrick’s. If you own a life
insurance policy that is no longer needed, you
can receive a charitable tax deduction by naming
us both the owner and beneficiary of the policy.
If the policy has a cash value, you can take a
charitable deduction approximately equal to the
cash value at the time of the gift.
As with any legal document, please consult with your attorney or tax advisor. If you have any questions regarding
a gift to St. Patrick’s, please call Madelene Bernar, Director of Development at (630) 416-6565, ext. 511.
Sister Jeanne “Jailed”for Muscular Dystrophy
What!? Sister Jeanne arrested?!! Yes, but for a good cause.
On August 28th, Sister Jeanne was thrown in “the slammer”
at Maggiano’s Little Italy for the annual Muscular Dystrophy
Foundation Lock-Up. She was accused of having a “Big
Heart” and with the help of many generous people, was
able to post her “bail” of over $3,000 for life saving research.
This year’s Mission Made Visible recipients pictured with
Sister Kathleen are: Yan Dong, CNA; Jenny MacDougall,
Life Enrichment Director; Celina Tello, Coffee Shop and
Assistant Cook; and (not pictured) Chance Wolthuis, CNA
Along with many Naperville community leaders, Sister
Jeanne participated in the event. “I enjoyed doing this for
such a worthy cause and it also allows St. Patrick’s to give
back to the wonderful community that is so good to us,”
said Sister Jeanne. We extend our heartfelt thank you
to everyone who helped her raise the funds for MDA.
Your generosity and kindness was greatly appreciated.
St. Patrick’s Residence
Nursing and Rehabilitation
1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563-2126
Nonprofit Org
US Postage
Permit No. 1862
Naperville, IL
Dates To Remember
December 7, 2013
Annual Holiday Cookie Walk
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve Mass
7:00 p.m.
December 25, 2013
Christmas Day Mass
10:30 a.m.
March 2, 2014
25th Annual
St. Patrick’s Day Party
May 19, 2014
25th Annual
St. Patrick’s Golf Outing
(Stonebridge Country Club)
25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day
“Come To Mom’s House” Party
he Guild of St. Patrick’s cordially
invites you, your family and all
your friends to attend the party of
all parties. The St. Patrick’s Day “Come
To Mom’s House” Party is the one day a
year when the House turns into a revolving
door of entertainment and fun for all. Irish
musicians, Irish and Scottish dancers,
children’s games and face painting, food
and more entertain the guests for the
day. You won’t want to miss out on the
Sweepstakes’ Grand Prize of Airfare for
Two to Ireland!
Join Us Sunday, March 2, 2014
For The Annual St. Patrick’s Day
“Come To Mom’s House” Party
For more information regarding the St. Patrick’s Day Party or to donate items
to the event raffle, please contact Madelene Bernar at (630) 416-6565, ext. 511

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