November 2013


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  November 2013
Dear Friend of St. Isidore's,


Phonathon, Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner, and the regular football season have all come and gone and it is the time of year that we reflect on all that we have for which to be thankful.  (Just a few things.)  I'm thankful that I broke my right arm and not my left (left-handed).  I'm thankful for having had the opportunity to join the football team on the sidelines for home games.  I'm thankful that the Wildcats are bowl bound.  I'm thankful to be a Catholic priest serving at the best Catholic Student Center in the nation. (Perhaps I'm biased, I don't think so.)  But most of all I'm thankful to God for all of you and your immense generosity in making what we do here at St. Isidore's a possibility.  Thanks and may God richly bless your Advent Season.




Fr. Jarett Konrade


Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens
Photo of featured student, Nate Hoffman (wearing the blue polo), while eating and talking with a few of the senior citizens. 
In true Thanksgiving style, senior citizens and students joined together and enjoyed a delicious feast of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, roll, salad and desserts while also sharing stories and memories with each other. 
"I love being able to sit down and talk with these men and women and getting to hear about all their experiences.  I also love being with those couples who have been married twice as long as I've been alive!" explained Nate Hoffman who is a Junior in Accounting. This is one of his favorite events of the year and looks forward to participating in it. 
"I enjoy helping the women up the front stairs and taking their coats at the door; then during dinner I just sit and eat and visit with the couples around me.  I couldn't ask for a better volunteer job than that!"
There were 56 seniors and around 25 students that attended this year's Thanksgiving dinner. 
Frank Schmeidler and Heather Augustine also were there to provide entertainment by performing some of the choir's favorite songs and then leading the group in a sing-a-long.
"This is always such a fun and uplifting event for students and our senior citizen guests alike.  We enjoy interacting with them and serving them, and they enjoy spending time with our wonderful students.  It is an event that both groups look forward to each year,"  explained Campus Minister Maria O'Halloran.  

Thank You!


Thank you to our parents, alumni, and friends who pledged a donation to our 22nd annual Phonathon!


If we didn't catch you at home when we called, be watching your mail for a response card and a return envelope if you would like to participate in this annual fundraiser for the Center.


From all of the students at St. Isidore's, thank you!

In This Issue
Thanksgiving Dinner
Phonathon Thank You!
Coming Next Issue


Graduating Senior Spotlight

Read how St. Isidore's impacted the college experience of a graduating student


Christmas Caroling

find out how students share the Christmas spirit while caroling 


... and much more!
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