California Region

Mission Advancement Egram

August 30, 2021
One Heart. One Hope. One Mission. 
...thank you for building a house of love with us in California!
Dear Friends,

For the SNDs in California, late August arouses profound gratitude in our hearts! On August 30, 1924, 11 courageous SNDs arrived in Los Angeles from Ohio. Since then, we have been entrusted with the care of thousands of individuals--in schools, parishes, health care, social services and much more. We are honored to include you among our partners, joining with us to build a house of love in California. We offer our prayers for you and your loved ones on this 97th anniversary!

Please enjoy this video commemoration of our call to California--and special thanks to Jen Coito, our "master videographer"! The video is best viewed in full screen.

Blessings always,
Director of Mission Advancement Services
PS--We offer our prayers for the people of Afghanistan, all of our military personnel, and those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Many years ago, parishioners from the Diocese of Houma-Thibadoux, Louisiana, were very generous to our Uganda mission through the Mission Coop Program. May the angels protect you in this hour of need.
...hoping you can join us!
We are pleased to announce that the Mission Advancement Office will be hosting a Global Update and Reception for Sr. Kristin Battles, SND Superior General, and Sr. Kathleen Burns and Sr. Mary Ann Culpert, who are members of the General Council.

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Center
1776 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks
with a presentation at 2:00 p.m. (presentation to be live-streamed)

Follow this link to RSVP by September. 7. Guests can participate remotely, but please be sure to register. The live-stream link will be emailed on Thursday, September 9. We are looking forward to a grand celebration!

IMPORTANT COVID NOTES - All guests will be required to wear masks, and COVID safety protocols will be in place. For more information, please email
Congratulations all around town!
Congratulations to all of the parishioners of St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley on the occasion of their 100th anniversary! Participating in the August 22 liturgy are Sr. Antoinette Marie Moon and Sr. Shawn Marie Doyle. In the back row are Sr. Louise Marie Hlavac, Sr. Richardlyn Jones and Sr. Cristina Marie Buczkowski. SNDs founded the school in 1964 and many have served in the religious education program over the years.
The SNDs also offer prayerful good wishes to Fr. Budi Wardhana, installed as pastor of St. Lucy's Church in Long Beach on August 29. Sr. Jolisa Lazaro is a member of the parish staff, serving in religious education. Fr. Budi was a student of Sr. Regina Robbins and Sr. Leanne Hubbard at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, and they were honored to join the celebration.
Upcoming Young Adult
Online Events with the
´╗┐Sisters of Notre Dame

Book Study: Traits of a Healthy Spirituality
Second Monday of the month
September 13 - January 10 - 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern time
Led by Sr. Paulynne Tubick and Sr. Ruth Lubbers

Book Study: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
First Saturday of the month
October 2 - April 2 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Led by Sr. Val Roxburgh and Sr. Nancy Vance

WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Click here for the flyer outlining all of the events. For more information and registration, contact Sr. Jenny Zimmerman at