Kit Timmermann of rural Breese had a Christmas surprise this year as she was the winner of the 39-inch by 58-inch baby quilt in pastel colors featured on the St. Joseph-Breese Auxiliary’s Winter Quilt Raffle. The baby quilt, along with a 91-inch by 108-inch pieced Christmas Tree quilt won by hospital Chief Financial Officer John Jeffries, were raffled off Thursday, Dec. 22. Helping Timmermann display her prize is hospital Auxilian Joanie Frohn. Tickets are now available for $1 each or six for $5 for the Auxiliary’s Tuesday, March 20, Spring Quilt Raffle. Featured will be a 97-inch by 106-inch cross-stitched quilt in light purple and green on a white background and a 38-inch by 60-inch cross-stitched “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” quilt in pastel colors. In addition, a silent auction quilt is on display in the Cafeteria Hallway with bids accepted until 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays; the next two dates are Jan. 24 and Feb. 14. Queen-sized and baby quilts are also for sale in the hospital Gift Shop. The Gift Shop additionally stocks used books, seasonal and other merchandise and Auxiliary members sell used books from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays in the Cafeteria. All proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s in Breese. For more information, contact 526-5351 or email@example.com.
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Karen Messer (far left), along with the Schroeder family, Pam, Jake, Adelyn, 3, and Paxton, 1, were among the 175 plus people to attend the Nativity display at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese Sunday, Jan. 8. The display, held in conjunction with the open house for the hospital’s newly renovated Women and Infants Center and to mark the Feast of Epiphany, featured over 100 Nativity sets. Over half were from the collection of hospital Community Relations Director Karyn Whitlatch; others were on loan from hospital colleagues, volunteers and their families. A number of pieces were international in origin—from Italy, Germany and Mexico, to name three—while others were hand-made family heirlooms. Nativity displays are traditionally credited to St. Francis of Assisi; St. Joseph’s in Breese is sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, a Franciscan order.
Jake Schroeder of rural Bartelso keeps a watchful eye on his three-year-old daughter Adelyn who seems to be pretty impressed with the Nativity set featuring a moose, polar bear and sled dog. The Eskimo-themed display, complete with an igloo and winter attire for the Holy Family, was one of over 100 Nativity sets available for viewing Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. The event was held in conjunction with the open house for the hospital’s newly renovated Women and Infants Center and to mark the . The wintery Nativity was on loan from Karen Richter who purchased the set in Alaska.
Andy Brethorst of Carlyle and his newborn son Briar were in the St. Joseph-Breese Women and Infants Center Christmas Eve afternoon when carolers and those representing the Holy Family made their traditional rounds. Those dressed as angels included Sydney Klosterman (standing), Tayler Klosterman (behind), Reaghan Tebbe (kneeling, center), Abigail Hamilton (kneeling, right) and Anissa Mumford (standing, right). Portraying the Holy Family were Justin Mumford (standing, left) as Joseph and Meghan Reynolds (standing, center) as Mary. With them is Sister Dorothy Niemann (back, right) of Pastoral Care. The tradition of caroling was began by the Holy Cross Sisters, sponsors of St. Joseph’s in Breese from 1921 to 1986, and continues as a special way to share the Christmas message with those who are hospitalized.
St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese has a tradition of caroling and distributing gifts to patients Christmas Eve afternoon. This tradition was started by the hospital’s former sponsor, the Holy Cross Sisters, and continues as a special way to share the Christmas message with those who are hospitalized. “This is always meaningful for our patients,” said Pastoral Care’s Sister Dorothy Niemann. Pastoral Care coordinates the visits; Volunteer Services makes up the gifts. Those participating this year included Reaghan Tebbe, Tayler and Sydney Klosterman, Anissa Mumford, Justin Mumford as Joseph, Meghan Reynolds as Mary, Abigail Hamilton, Janie Hinson, Stephanie Reynolds and Pastoral Care’s Clare Wesselmann.