May 2020 Print

President's Report

Presidents Message

Dear MSJ Moms,

It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote you a letter for our April Newsletter. Since that time, nothing much has changed – we are still finding ourselves "staying at home." I am sure we are alike and dreaming of the day when all this is lifted, and we can go back to "living." May is always a month of beginnings and endings at MSJ – to me, it just feels like status-quo.

It's hard to say goodbye to our Seniors and their families, and it's hard to say goodbye to another school year without being able to see each other, hug each other, and wish each other the best until we meet again. My heart, as all of MSJs, hurts for the disappointments our Seniors and their families are having to face. Included in those disappointments, is the cancellation of the Annual Mother's Club Fashion Show.

While we may not be able to come together in person for our Fashion Show, our wonderful Fashion Show Committee, chaired by Tammany Buckwalter and Veronica Deza, has come up with a fantastic idea to showcase these Mothers and Sons still. The Mothers' Club will be holding a Virtual Event open to everyone, on May 9th at 7:00 pm. Please join us as the participating MSJ Moms and Seniors share with us reflections on their time at MSJ, their memories, and wishes for the future. You won't want to miss it!!!

Not to be forgotten, the Fashion Show silent auction will be open online to all who register to participate. You will be able to bid on some fantastic baskets from May 9th-May16th! Please join us!!! Look for additional information on FB, and in Emails.

Please look for additional information below on the format of the Virtual Fashion Show. For ticket holders, you will receive information about receiving a refund. Should you wish to make the ticket and raffle purchase a donation to the Mothers' Club, I thank you in advance; I guarantee it will help us support the many activities we are involved in at MSJ. Your generosity is so appreciated.

As we head into May, I wish all of you a beautiful month. I pray you and your families are all doing well and staying healthy; all of our MSJ Community is in my prayers. I hope that it won't be long until we can see each other in person and continue with our MSJ Journeys – our sons as students or Alumni. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Kathy Montemorra


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Fashion Show Committee

The 54th Annual Fashion Show is going Virtual!

Legacy, All Roads Lead Home!

Please join us Saturday, May 9th at 7:00pm from the comfort of your own home when we take this event to a new platform!

Although we will not be showcasing the latest fashion, we will share the heartfelt letters that our Senior Moms and Sons had prepared for the event.This is always the most important part of the event and we are grateful to be able to share these sentiments with all of you.

The virtual event link will be shared via the Fashion Show Main website page, Mothers of Mount Saint Joseph Facebook and through email at the end of the week.You do not need to be a registered guest to attend the Virtual Event.

If you had purchased tickets and raffles, you will be contacted about your options for refunds or converting it to a donation.

The Fashion show is a fundraiser and the monies raised through the on-line silent auction support the many projects and programs the Mothers' Club hosts throughout the year. All of the proceeds of the silent auction will go back to support the students.The items in the silent auction will be available for preview from May 1st - May 9th.The live auction will be open from May 9th at the conclusion of the Virtual Event until 12:00 midnight, on May 16th. All winners will be notified electronically and instructions will be provided on the date, time and location for item pick up.

To participate in the silent auction, please click here to register.

For more information, please contact Tammany Buckwalter at [email protected] or Veronica Deza at [email protected]

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MOnthly Meeting

MOM to MOM - Life in Quarantine,

Please join us on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00pm for a Zoom Mothers' Club meeting. Special guest speaker, Mr. Sam Bianco will be with us to help answer questions about your experience with remote learning and plans for the future.

Meeting ID: 890 635 9937
Password: 772926


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Faculty Special Events

Hello parents, students, alumni and MSJ supporters!

The Faculty Special Events committee is moving ahead with its Teacher Appreciation Campaign 2020.  Now, more than ever, we can show (write) our thanks to our MSJ teachers. The committee has set up a designated email address.

[email protected]

Over the course of time that your son has been at the Mount, consider the faculty member, an administrator, or staff member who has guided, influenced, impacted you or your son. It is as simple as sending an email. Please put the teacher's name in the subject line. Write a thank you, share a story, let them know they are appreciated. The Faculty Special Events committee will print it out on nice stationery and make sure it gets delivered.  

If you would like to send a handwritten note, send an email stating that and we will give you a mailing address.

Any questions, please reach out  Patti Schwartz  [email protected] or Jen Walker [email protected]  


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Community Outreach

Thank you to everyone who has contributed casseroles and toiletries to My Brother’s Keeper.  We appreciate all who have made homemade chicken and beef casseroles for the guests at MBK once a month.  We also appreciate the monthly shoppers who have purchased  additional food items and delivered to My Brother's Keeper each month. 

There are slots available for monthly casseroles as well as monthly shopping. Please see the sign ups below! Thank you again for all your support!

Monthly Casserole Sign Up

Monthly Shopping Sign Up

For more information on how to get involved with community outreach, feel free to contact Annie Chairs  ([email protected]) or Kathleen Miller ( [email protected]).  Travel size toiletries may be brought to any Mothers’ Club meeting or to Thadine Coyne at any time.


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Welcome New Members

Membership updates! 

Current moms, have you updated your member portal profile? By updating your information, we can stay in contact with you and find out what committees or areas of interest you have. 

  • If you do not have the link to log into your account please reach out to [email protected] to have it resent.

Do you have friends who are alumni moms? If they are interested in receiving communications from the Mothers Club please have them email [email protected] with their son(s)’s name and year of graduation. We will get a link sent to them to verify their account.

New members are always welcome! Go to and click "join the club". You can bring your $10 payment to the next Mothers Club meeting or send it to the Business Office.

For more information please email Karen Warthen and Kim Stinnett at [email protected].

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