USML | Administrative Assistant's Day

Institute for Ongoing Formation

Administrative Assistant's Day

They are the ‘front line’ for parishes and in every organization.  This day is set aside every year for Administrative Assistants (and secretaries and receptionists).  A day of sharing, reflection, laughter, prayer, and recognition of work done that is vital to the Church yet often times taken for granted.

Pastors, Administrators, Associate Pastors, and Business Managers, please give the gift of this day to these important workers in the field. We know it is very difficult to live without them for one day – but they need a day like this once a year, and they will come back refreshed and renewed. We promise!

 ** SAVE THE DATE **  Administrative Assistants Day for 2016 will be held Friday, May 20th at St. Germaine, Oak Lawn and on Friday, June 3rd at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein so you have your choice of which day and location best fit your schedule. Please note the dates are both on Fridays this year.

2016 Theme is Edith Stein

known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Presented by Michelle Shaffer and Megan Deichl






The day starts at 9:00 am and includes continental breakfast, speakers in morning and afternoon sessions, Mass, and luncheon.  It will conclude by 3:00 pm.

Cost is $50 

Contact Diana Bernacki at with questions.



Please print out the following and mail (or email) it to us so we can reserve a place for you along with a check for $50 made payable to USML with notation Admin Day.     Mail to:

       USML/Ongoing Formation
       1000 E Maple Ave,
       Mundelein, IL  60060

or bring the check on the day of the event

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Name: ________________________________________

Parish: ________________________________________

Street Address: _______________________________________

City, State, Zip________________________________________

Office Phone: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________ 

Location:  ___ St. Germaine 9711 S. Kolin Ave., Oak Lawn - or -

                 ___ University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein

If paying by P-Card or business credit card, please specify:  

                  Visa     MasterCard     Discover      AmEx

Name as it appears on Credit Card: __________________________________

Credit Card Number: _____________________________Exp. Date: _______

Signature: __________________________  Amount to be charged $_______

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Contact: Diana Bernacki.  Phone 847-837-4575 or email


One parish office manager said, “I’ve been asked to do so much with so little for so long that I am now able to do the impossible with nothing.”  Do you ever feel this way?  We ask our administrative assistants, secretaries and receptionists to answer the phone, handle questions, take care of those in need who come to our doors, keep records, coordinate facilities and much more.  We want all this AND we want you to be a welcoming presence and a good listener to everyone who calls or visits. 

Step away from your normal day for a day of renewal and refocus. Join us for a day to reconsider the treasures in our lives. You’ll walk away energized, refueled,and with a greater sense of what is really important.  





9:00 a.m. Register & catch up with friends over coffee and pastries

9:30 a.m. First Session

11:30 a.m.  Mass 

12:30 p.m. Lunch  

1:30 – 2:30 Afternoon Session  

2:30 p.m.   Evaluations, closing prayer, blessing and dismissal


Administrative Professionals Day is held in late spring.  Invitations go out to previous attendees and Pastor/Administrators on Administrative Professionals Day in April via email, and also in Batch Mail.

It is always held in two locations, Friday at St. Germaine and Friday at USML.


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