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

Gratitude for Making Our Notre Dame Sisters Pork Dinner a Resounding Success!

We extend our gratitude to each and every one of you who graced us with your presence at the Notre Dame Sisters Pork Dinner, sponsored by St. Philip Neri and Mary Our Queen Knights of Columbus. Your overwhelming support and enthusiasm made this event an extraordinary success, and we are humbled.

With over 500 attendees, the atmosphere was so spirited. We thank all of the dedicated volunteers who tirelessly worked behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly, especially members of the St. Philip Neri and Mary Our Queen Knights of Columbus. From cooking in the kitchen to baking those delicious kolaches, your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. We also thank those who helped with set up and clean up.

To those who dined in, we are grateful for your presence. And to those who opted for takeout, your support is deeply appreciated.

Last but certainly not least, we extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to socialize and connect with the Sisters. Your presence not only brought joy to their hearts but also reaffirms how special our community is.

Thirty Years of Partnership:
Final Celebration of Spirit Dinner a Success!


We hope you are filled with the same sense of joy and gratitude that we’re experiencing after the remarkable success of the Notre Dame Sister’s Celebration of Spirit Dinner.

Thanks to your support and generosity, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised over $185,000! Your contributions have far exceeded our expectations.

As you know, our goal was to raise $30,000 for Notre Dame Housing. With your help, we have not only met but surpassed this target and raised $44,000! Your dedication to the Notre Dame Housing community helps ensure our seniors have access to educational and cultural opportunities, a free food pantry, and the necessary tools and support for dignified and fulfilling lives.

Your support is essential to the Notre Dame Sisters as they continue their ministries. We are grateful for your partnership and hope that you will continue to stand by us as we honor the past and embrace the future.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of those we serve.

If you did not get a chance or would like to rewatch the remarkable videos shown at the dinner, please use the following links:

If you missed the chance to support the Notre Dame Sisters and Notre Dame Housing, don’t worry! You can still make a difference by donating now. Every contribution helps make a positive impact in their mission. 

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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


of Spirit

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