Sister Jean Ann: new adventure after 50 years in parish
By JOANNE FOX
The Catholic Globe
After 50 years of service in the Diocese of Sioux City, Sister Jean Ann Rausch, FSPA, will be moving across the state to embrace a “new adventure.”
The pastoral minister at St. Michael Parish in Sioux City for the past two decades will be taking on volunteer opportunities at the Prairie Woods Spirituality Center in Hiawatha, Iowa – a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of La Crosse, Wis. Sister Jean Ann will also be helping out at St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, where she had previously taught in its grade school.
“I have felt it a blessed privilege to minister at St. Michael Parish for the past 20 years,” she said. “The parish made me feel so welcomed from the very first day I arrived.”
A native of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, Jeanette Barbara Rausch entered the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at age 14 in 1955, and was received into the community as Sister Jean Ann in 1959.