California Region

Mission Advancement Egram

June 30, 2022
One Heart. One Hope. One Mission. 
...with you on the journey!
Dear Friends,

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! With apologies to Nat King Cole, it's great to embrace a new season and the fun and graces which it will certainly bring...

Speaking of graces, we want to introduce you to a website recently launched by the Vocations and Young Adult Ministry Team of SND USA.
No matter your age, we are sure that you will find inspiration in this new venture. Click here to read more! This team has adopted the motto, "with you on the journey"--which is a great summary of the SND spirit and mission to folks of all ages...

The graphic to the right is just one example of the breadth of our outreach to young adults. California's own Sr. Valerie Roxburgh is especially devoted to this ministry. For more information, feel free to contact Sr. Val by email, or follow us on Facebook, #withyouonthejourney

And special thanks to all of our donors whose contributions to our Life & Ministry Fund enable us to touch so many lives...

Blessings always,
Director of Mission Advancement Services

PS--Be sure to check out the summer edition of the SND USA magazine for more updates about our young adult ministry across the country.
SND 2022 Jubilarians
...celebrating with grateful hearts
Ten SNDs' from the California region will celebrate their jubilees of religious profession on Saturday, July 30. Together, they represent 550 years of consecration to God and service to the Church and all humankind. The Jubilarians rejoice that they have been privileged to share life's journey with so many of you. Our honorees include:
Jubilee of Grace - 70 years
Sr. M. Joann Schlarbaum

Diamond Jubilee - 60 years
Sr. Florette Marie Adams
Sr. Betty Mae Bienlein
Sr. M. Regina Robbins
Sr. M. Karlynn Werth
Golden Jubilee - 50 years
Sr. M. Anncarla Costello
Sr. Marie Paul Grech
Sr. M. Judeen Julier
Sr. M. Jolisa Lazaro

Ruby Jubilee - 40 years
Sr. M. Kathleen Burns
For further information about the celebration, email To make a donation in honor of a Jubilarian, follow this link and leave the name(s) of the honorees in the comments field. And special thanks to Sr. Leanne Hubbard for her graphic design as pictured above.
Sewing skills and much more
´╗┐for young women of Tanzania
The Mission Advancement Office is grateful for a grant of $20,100 from the Hilton Fund for Sisters. These funds will underwrite a seamstress project, serving young adult women who have a limited education and lack a stable source of income. They attend the Notre Dame Zinduka Women's Centre in Arusha, Tanzania. Specific items to be acquired include 58 manual machines for sewing, embroidery and knitting, and necessary materials. In addition to practical skills, the women will study entrepreneurship, leadership and business skills.
Kentucky SNDs hosting
100th annual 4th of July festival!

Best wishes to the SNDs of the Kentucky region as they celebrate their 100th annual 4th of July Festival! Friends from afar can also participate. Click on the graphic for more info!
Grondbreaking for new affordable housing in Oxnard!

Please join Many Mansions for Central Terrace Apartments' Groundbreaking Ceremony in downtown Oxnard!

Wednesday, July 13 - 10:00 a.m.

Thank you to our
AmazonSmile friends!

We are deeply grateful to many friends who support our outreach services to those in need through AmazonSmile! To participate, follow the link from the graphic and select Sisters of Notre Dame, Thousand Oaks, California. Thank you!
The Sisters of Notre Dame have an opening for a full-time Facilities Supervisor at Notre Dame Center in Thousand Oaks. Follow this link for more information and to apply.