March 21, 2021

VIRTUAL Celebration of Spirit

This event, the Sisters’ premier fundraiser, will take place virtually in order to stay safe. Enjoy our live auction feature handmade items from our Sisters and our program of updates on the people we serve through our ministries.

Join us for a gathering we look forward to every year, and help us feel your presence of spirit as we remain socially distant and safe.

Learn more about sponsoring a Sister, auction items, raffle tickets, and how to participate in this virtual celebration here:

Register 
Raffle Tickets
Handmade Auction Items

This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

   

 

What to expect this year

We are grateful for everyone who has come together to make this celebration unique and exciting.

Virtual Tickets

Because we are unable to gather in person, we request that you purchase a virtual ticket to the event, which is 100% tax deductible.

Purchase tickets

Dinner for a Sister

In years past, you were able to purchase a ticket to the dinner gala for a Sister. Because we remain distant this year, you have the opportunity to purchase a catered meal for a Sister for her to enjoy the evening of the Celebration of Spirit.

Learn more about Dinner for a Sister

Silent Auction

Begins online March 12 and closes Sunday, March 21 at 6 p.m. Browse through great handmade items from the Notre Dame Sisters and packages from local businesses. You can find something truly unique here while supporting a great cause.

Begin bidding here

Virtual Program

Begins online March 21 at 6 p.m. on the Notre Dame Sisters’ Facebook page. The program includes a video message from Archbishop George Lucas, an update from our Provincial President, videos about the people we serve, messages from the Sisters, and a live look at auction items. We will also honor the Mother Qualberta Service Award Winners Dick and Julie Bea Pierson. The Piersons have been quiet, decades-long supporters of the Sisters’ ministries.

Watch on Facebook

Raffle

You could win $1,000, $500 or $250 by participating in our raffle. Purchase tickets here. If you are purchasing tickets on behalf of a Sister (for our raffle ticket sales contest) please list her name at checkout.

Purchase Raffle tickets

Rase the paddle

Our goal is to raise $50,000 in donations during this evening. Show your generosity by directly donating to the Sisters during our live program.

More about raise the paddle

Give back
Sponsor the event

Celebration Sponsor $5,000

  • Premium wine upgrade
  • Charcuterie platter, dessert plate delivered
  • Prominent placement of name/logo on all marketing materials
  • Mention on website and social media
  • 5 raffle tickets

Spirit Sponsor $1,500

  • Charcuterie platter, dessert plate delivered
  • Prominent placement of name/logo on all marketing materials
  • Mention on website and social media

Mother Qualberta Award Sponsor $2,500

  • Premium wine upgrade
  • Charcuterie platter, dessert plate delivered
  • Prominent placement of name/logo on all marketing materials
  • Mention on website and social media
  • 2 raffle tickets

Faith in Action Sponsor $680

  • Dessert plate delivered
  • Name Displayed on table sign and in dinner program
  • Mention on website and social media

Underwriter $250-$679

  • Promotion on website and social media
Sponsor here
    Questions? Contact our VP of Advancement

We want to say
Thank you

to the following sponsors:

  • Morrissey Engineering, Inc
  • Patrick Harrison
  • Thomas Kerins
  • Duane Krause
  • Dennis Masur
  • Betty Skvor
  • Peg Steffensmeier
  • Nicholas Steier
  • Jay Vankat
  • Robert Stier
  • Justman Brush
  • Robert Campos
  • Patricia Callone
  • Julie Masters
  • Mary Parizek
  • Robert Kazimour
  • James Roberts
  • Joseph Skradski Barbara Slaven
  • Renee O’Brien
  • Bill & Jane Foral

 

How
We Help

We Notre Dame Sisters have made it our tradition for more than 100 years to serve the people of Omaha and beyond. Let us focus on what your partnership provides to Omaha.

Housing for Low-Income Seniors

Our motherhouse continues to serve as the only Omaha nonprofit offering affordable housing (107 apartments), social and supportive services, along with a senior center.

Domestic Violence Relief

Since July alone, we assisted more than 67 women and children transition from domestic violence shelters to their own apartment in town. We can provide this only with your help.

Sisters’ Individual Impact

Our sisters often work one-on-one serving the community. Some examples are:

  • Sr. Celeste Wobeter continues to care for her hospice patients during the pandemic
  • Sr. Mary Hlas continues to work night shifts as a hospital chaplain, serving the sick and dying at a time when family and loved ones cannot visit hospitals.

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(2019 was our last opportunity for a group photo before COVID)