Society of Benefactors Reception in Kansas City

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Heads of CSJ Sponsored institutions bring the offertory gifts to the altar at the benefactor's Mass.  From left to right: Michelle Piranio, CSJA; Michael Dorsey, SJMC; Nane Bone, STA; Ron Slepitza, Avila; Jane Anne Gorsky, SJID; Fleury Yelvington, Carondelet Health, SJMC.

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More than 175 guests attended the Society of Benefactors Mass and Reception on March 4 at Visitation Church in Kansas City. The event was full of celebration and participation from many members of the CSJ family.

 "Mother St. John Fontbonne" (aka Sister Donna Gunn) made a surprise visit to guests at the reception, thanking them for their 146 years of support to the sisters' mission in Kansas City. Mother St. John Fontbonne regaled the guests with how the partnership between the laity and the sisters is how the sisters ministries have grown and thrived.

Students from St. Teresa's Academy and Avila University volunteerd their time to assist in success of the day, including the St. Teresa's Academy Singers who performed during the Mass.

We are grateful for the generosity of Mario and Kathy Scaglia of Twenty 20 for catering the reception and Aggie Stackhause for making the beautiful corsages for the sisters on their special day.

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