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Showing our Values: Community

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Our July 2017 value is Community. The staff is highlighting how we act as one though caring for people through several residences and services. Buildings are not as important as unity, inclusivity, peace and other qualities that make us a community.

July 2017 Value: Community

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Mission and Ministry Matters:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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We’re all looking for words of wisdom to help us live each day well. Jennings Director of Mission and Ministry Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND provided quotes by the Dalai Lama, which go from A to Z with powerful suggestions for self-improvement. You might want to take one line a day to reflect on and integrate it into your life. There is enough wisdom here to last a lifetime!

A – Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits

B – Believe in yourself

C – Consider things from every angle

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in

E – Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come

F – Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches

G – Give more than you planned to

H – Hang on to your dreams

I – If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door

J – Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it

K – Keep trying no matter how hard it seems

L – Love yourself

M – Make it happen

N – Never lie, cheat or steal

O – Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values

P – Practice makes perfect

Q – Quality not quantity in everything you do

R – Read, study and learn about everything important in your life

S – Stop procrastinating

T – Take control of your own destiny

U – Understand yourself in order to better understand others

V – Visualize it and focus

W – When you lose, don’t lose the lesson

X – Xcellence in all your efforts

Y – You are unique in all God’s creations, nothing can replace you

Z – Zero in on your target and go for it

 

Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.” Dalai Lama

 

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Mission and Ministry Matters: Core Values

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jennings recently revealed its new mission statement: “Rooted in Catholic values, Jennings celebrates and nurtures individuals as they age, through exceptional choices and continuous innovation.” This month Jennings Director of Mission and Ministry Sister Valerie Sweeney, SND considers the five core values that support our mission statement.
In fulfilling our mission, we commit ourselves to these values: [more…]

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Jennings unveils new mission statement

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jennings has unveiled a new mission statement, which was developed through an intense process of input and creativity.
Our new mission statement reads: “Rooted in Catholic values, Jennings nurtures and celebrates individuals as they age, through exceptional choices and continuous innovation.”
Jennings’ goal in writing this statement was to be clear and concise while incorporating the concepts that [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Blessings

Monday, November 14, 2016
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Blessings abound when we slow down enough to see them clearly. They can be the simplest of things: a green sprout rising from loamy soil, a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, a stranger who holds the door open for us, an unexpected phone call from a friend. In the era of “bigger is better,” [more…]

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Spirituality and You: Agents of Peace

Monday, July 18, 2016

Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace. Each and every one of us is capable of making such a contribution. Let us join hands to try to create a peaceful world where we can sleep in security and wake in happiness.
–Aung San [more…]

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Mission and Ministry Matters

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In the days of the early American pioneers we see a wonderful example of community. Each night when the pioneers stopped to camp, they would “circle the wagons.” Circling the wagons created a safe space. Camp fires could be built in the middle of the circle. Children could play safely without fear of getting lost. [more…]

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Jennings celebrates March anniversary with Founder’s Day

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The month of March is special at Jennings, not just because of St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is celebrated as Founder’s Day in honor of Monsignor Gilbert Patrick Jennings, whose vision began the original Jennings Hall. According to diocesan historian Father Nelson Callahan, Monsignor Jennings was very insightful for his time.  “He was always thinking bigger. [more…]

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Staff retreat refreshes, reconnects us to mission

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

In varying sessions this week and next, we are holding our staff retreats. They are one way we take time to reconnect with each other and our mission. This year we are focused on our individual gifts, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and how we as lay staff members carry out the charisms of [more…]

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Mission and Ministry Matters: February

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 
At the Olympic Games in Paris in 1924 the sport of canoe racing was added to the list of international competitions. The favorite team in the four-man canoe race was the United States team. One member of that team was a young man by the name of Bill Havens.
As the time for the Olympics neared, [more…]

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