The Immaculate Parish of Owensboro invited all of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph to an appreciation dinner on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. The Sisters were also invited to join the parish community in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a prayer service for the intention of vocations to Consecrated Life. The invitation was extended “in gratitude for the witness of the Ursuline Sisters” and “as a post celebration of the feast of Saint Angela Merici” which was Jan. 27.
During the service, the sisters sang the “Magnificat” after the reading of this antiphon: “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; his disciples came and gathered around him and he opened his mouth and began to teach them.” The closing hymn was “The Servant Song.”
The meal was held in the Immaculate Parish Hall and was prepared by parishioners.
Forty-seven Ursuline Sisters were in attendance, including the following who ministered there over the years, mainly as teachers at The Immaculate School: Sisters Marietta Wethington, Clarita Browning, Catherine Therese Barber, Marie Bosco Wathen, Vivian Marie Bowles, Marie Goretti Browning, Julia Head, and current coordinator of pastoral care (and former Immaculate teacher) Sister Margaret Ann Aull. Unable to attend were former Immaculate School principal Sister Francis Miriam Spalding and former Immaculate teachers Sisters Michael Ann Monaghan, Eva Marie Boone, Rosalin Thieneman, Anne Michelle Mudd and Robert Ann Wheatley.