WHO: Queen of the Valley Medical Center will host a celebration to honor the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange for their 100 Years of Service.
WHAT: Beginning their ministry in Orange, Calif. in 1912, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange founded St. Joseph Health, and in 1958 established Queen of the Valley Hospital.
After several decades of dedicated service in Napa and at other ministries in California, many of the Sisters now live in retirement in Orange. Several of the Sisters, including Sr. Jayne Helmlinger, General Superior, will return to Napa to celebrate their Jubilee with the community. The reception will be a time for us to honor and thank them for the impact they made on the Napa community, and allow community members to visit with them and share their gratitude personally.
WHEN: Friday, June 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., come and go, with a celebratory Mass at 4:30 p.m. The scheduled program will feature several proclamations and resolutions given to the Sisters by local and federal governments, and a letter from President Barack Obama, thanking the Sisters for their commitment to justice and service. A choir made up of QVMC employees will also sing hymns and songs.
WHERE: The event will be in the courtyard outside Administration offices at the hospital (1000 Trancas Street). Parking is available in the surface lot in the rear of the hospital. The event is open to the community and all are invited and encouraged to attend.