The Catholic Sentinel provides a perfect platform for CYO/CH to get out some great stories about what is going on with us. The insert (attached here) will run in the upcoming copy of the Sentinel as well as be made available to all guests at the Champions of Faith event October 9th. You can get a sneak peak by clicking on the attachment!
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 WINONA LAKE, INDIANA
Every year I make my annual vacation to Indiana to visit my Aunt Nancy (Mom’s sister) and her family. It is always very special to me because these are really some very special people to me. One of the things we ALWAYS do is take our sentimental journey to visit the places that were important in our family history on that side of the family.
Highlights on the trip include a visit to Sidney, Indiana where my Grandfather and Grandmother met. Grandpa lived on the street that Grandma’s sister lived on. She would come to visit and Grandpa must have had a keen eye! The sad part of the story is that she died when my Mom was 4 and Aunt Nancy was 3. We visit her gravesite every year along with other family members who are buried there in Collamer near South Whitley, IN.
Next we go to North Manchester, IN to visit Benders Funeral Home where Grandpa was an embalmer. After his wife died he quit the business.
We have such a good time retelling the stories that my cousins are now interested in taking the tour with us. My cousin Dan Hoeppner asked to join us this year and of course we were thrilled to have his company. We have a place on the trip where we always take pictures in front of the Indiana Street sign. It on the street my grandparents met.
The annual CYO Volleyball “Challenge” tournament kicks off regular season volleyball as the teams gather to get some pre season scrimmages under their belts and work out the bugs. Teams from all over the Greater Portland area including Clark County, WA were on deck for a great weekend of volleyball.
I am pretty excited about our upcoming Champions of Faith event at the Oregon Convention Center! We expect 700 to 800 of our friends to join us for the evening and listen to Terry Porter (our former Trailblazer hero and current coach of the University of Portland Men’s Basketball Team) share his story with us.
I hope you will consider joining me for the evening which is our annual CYO/Camp Howard benefit dinner. There is an ask at the end of the evening. The event has absolutely TRANSFORMED CYO/Camp Howard!
OCTOBER 9, 2018 @ THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER 6:00 PM SIGN UP WWW.CYOCAMPHOWARD.ORG
Youth participation is up by nearly 150 participants for the first time in 10 years as CYO moves to implement a new design for youth football replacing Tackle with flag while dressed in full uniform.
This new formula is nothing new to CYO as the third and fourth grade program operated the same way for many years. Today 1st grade through 6th graders in the CYO program play a modified “no tackle” game with variations at each grade level.
Scott Kneefel is the CYO Director of youth football http://www.cyocamphoward.org
As you may know, my day job is at CYO/Camp Howard. This organization is a Catholic Charities Agency in the Archdiocese of Portland. I am a member of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, employed by CYO/Camp Howard. My blog covers mostly my work at CYO/CH but from time to time I give you a glimpse of my religious life. This is one of those times!
My night job is Archivist for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and this weekend I am in Louisville, KY attending a conference with the Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious (ACWR).
I am meeting with 150 women who do the same sort of archival work that I do. We are the “keepers of the stories” for our religious congregations. It is extremely interesting work and the stories are powerful. Archivists know the stories! Maybe that should be a bumper sticker!
We are attending classes on various topics and today (Friday) we had a choice of three tours to attend including a tour of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Of course that was my choice and you might be surprised since one of the choices was Churchill Downs Archives. I was a bit torn because I would have loved to have gone to Churchill Downs but I really wanted to see how other communities solved similar issues we deal with such as how they file their photos of Sisters. Seems like a simple question but it can be complex.
Below: One third of the convention visits the Archives of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, KY
Below: A clever way to organize Sisters’ scrapbooks!
Below: More Scrapbooks! We have several at Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon too! I like this idea!
Below: The Archives of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are in the basement of their Motherhouse and have a wonderful brick surface to work around. It is cool, clean and organized!
Below: Information is kept in files pertaining to living and deceased sisters and women who once belonged but left.
Below: My friend, Sr. Caritas Strodthoff OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, WI checks out how they file photographs and slides.