Nazareth Employee Appreciation

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

September 23, 2022

Nazareth Motherhouse Campus near Bardstown, Ky., celebrated Employee Appreciation Week from Sept. 19-23, 2022.

The week was celebrated with themed days such as Tropical Day, Tie Dye Day, and Superhero Day, and staff was invited to take part in games and activities to win prizes. On Thursday, the Sisters held a special blessing of employees in St. Vincent de Paul Church followed by the Sisters forming an honor guard to greet them. SCNs Camille Panich and Michelle Gurgurich, both vice provincials for the Western Province, led the blessing in the church and thanked the employees for their support and dedication.

“We are grateful to all of you, our employees, who stand in a long line of generous individuals who have supported the work of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for 200 years here on this campus,” Sister Camille said before sharing a history of the Congregation’s time at Nazareth.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth employ more than 145 individuals across several departments, including health services, food services, housekeeping, grounds and maintenance, finance administration, mission advancement, and more. Many work at the Motherhouse campus, as well as locations in Louisville and Pittsburgh.

Staff members took part in fun challenges, activities and a blessing during Employee Appreciation Week at Nazareth Motherhouse Campus. Click for more.

“Each of you is part of this legacy of stewardship that has been handed down with great care for generations since 1822 on this sacred, holy ground we call Nazareth,” Sister Michelle said. “Because of your faithfulness to our mission, because you took up the work of those who were here before you, and play your part across each of the departments you represent, Nazareth continues to be a blessing to all of us and to so many beyond these walls.”

After being blessed, each staff member received a card featuring a quote from Mother Catherine Spalding so those words may inspire them in the days ahead.

The week concluded on Friday when departments gathered on the lawn for lunch.


  1. Eugenie Coakley scna

    Nazareth employees are truly special and it is good to see them recognized with such respect (and humor)!

  2. Ann Palatty

    Such functions are indeed praiseworthy since often we take our employees for granted. We forget that without their help we just cannot survive. Thank you, Nazareth Employees.

  3. Elizabeth Field, SCNA

    Thanks to all who planned this day uplifting the dignity of work, whatever it is, with the recognition and grace each person deserves! Thank you, Planners, Srs. Michelle and Camille and others, for providing fun, laughter and blessing to all who participated! So good to view!

  4. Anne O'Shea

    Thank you to all Nazareth employees! You make our lives happier! Your service makes our world a better place! We are grateful to each one of you💝
    Anne Marie and Ann


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