The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate still own and operate Holy Family Home, a long term care facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Although there are only a few Sisters that are still directly involved in the day-to-day life at the Home, during this time of the COVID 19 pandemic the Sisters at Bethany Home have stepped in to help. At Holy Family Home, the sisters are connecting with residents and helping out the staff. Sisters Jean, Ruth, Pavla, Joanne, Emily and Darleane have been helping to feed residents for breakfasts and dinners on varying schedules, ensuring all residents have adequate time for their meals. Sister Emily is also helping the recreation department to facetime with families. She has been able to provide some IT support around the home as well. Sister Darleane and Sister Ruth have been assisting with Spiritual Care programming through especially through the Easter Season and beyond. There are new challenges with palliative care, and Sister Darleane has played a key role in facilitating outside priests to be able to visit palliative residents. They are also assisting with communion distribution to residents on Sundays during their Divine Liturgy viewing on each unit. What a blessing it is to have the Sisters support Holy Family Home during this difficult time. The residents and staff are eternally grateful!
Sr. Emily at Holy Family Home