The Notre Dame Sisters host several events throughout the year.
The following is an overview of upcoming events. Make sure to mark your calendar!

Join us for the 30th Anniverary of Celebration of Spirit

On April 7th, we will gather for the 30th and final Celebration of Spirit Dinner. This event marks a milestone in the rich history of the Notre Dame Sisters.

As we embark upon this journey, we invite you to reflect on the impact the Sisters have made. The Sisters may be concluding this chapter, but their work of serving those with unmet needs will continue. Your continued support ensures their ministries remain strong.

Join us in making this last dinner a culmination of three decades filled with memories and achievements, signifying the end of a beautiful 30-year journey.

  • Cocktails and Silent Auction begin at 4:00 pm.
  • Dinner and Program begin at 5:00 pm.

Secure your spot! 

In anticipation of the final Celebration of Spirit Dinner, we kindly urge you to secure your spot early, as space is limited. Go to https://onecau.se/cos24 for more details, sponsorships, tickets, and the online auction.


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Four Remarkable Notre Dame Sisters Celebrate Jubilee

The Notre Dame Sisters celebrated the jubilees of four exceptional Sisters who have devoted their lives to serving their communities and making a positive impact on society. Throughout their years of service, Sr. Kathleen Cramer (60 years), Sr. Mary Jo Hrnchir (60 years), Sr. Joy Connealy (50 years), and Sr. Joyce Rezac (50 years) have exemplified the core values of the Notre Dame Sisters, demonstrating compassion, dedication, and selflessness in their work. Their tireless efforts have touched countless lives and inspired many others to follow in their footsteps. The jubilee celebration took place on Sunday, June 16, 2023, in the Notre Dame Chapel and Notre Dame Housing Senior Center.


July 16, 2023, Jubilee Celebration


July 16, 2023, Jubilee Mass


Jubilarian Slide Show


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Thank you for making this event a night to remember!

Your support helped us surpass our fundraising goal and made the event a resounding success. With such generosity from our friends, family, and supporters, we were able to raise more than $150,000 at our Celebration of Spirit Dinner and $25,000 will go directly to our Safe Homes Program.

Our goal at Celebration of Spirit for the Safe Homes Program was $30,000. There is still time to help us reach this goal and make a difference in the lives of women who have survived domestic violence in our community. We encourage you to take a look at this short video featuring Safe Homes.

Your kindness and generosity have inspired us to continue our work and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

Click below to support or attend the event.

celebration of spirit Video

Mother Qualberta
Spirit Award

We are proud to honor Jenene and Herm Rauth at the Celebration of Spirit 2023 with the Mother Qualberta Service Award.

This award is given to a person or group who possess the following qualities: witness to faith in God and love for people, service to others, a pioneering spirit, partnership with the Notre Dame Sisters, and excellence in teaching others.

Herm was a high school Industrial Arts and Art teacher, spending 9 years at Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo, NE, and Jenene was an English and Home Economics teacher, and eventually became a counselor. Herm and Jenene have worked closely with the Notre Dame Sisters for over 50 years.

They have been married for 41 years and say the Notre Dame Sister’s show of faith, faithfulness, leadership, friendship, and willingness to help others in so many ways, made a lasting impact in their lives. Giving back has provided both Herm and Jenene the ability to see life in a much broader view and has given them many openings to see others’ needs.

We thank them both for their enduring passion for their service to the community and look forward to awarding their service.

MOther Qualberta Award Video