Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Maher shares about her experiences in reaching out to St. Mary School, Hibert, WI.
Last year there was a request from local Catholic School Principals to have Franciscan Sisters come to visit with their students as there are no longer Sisters teaching in their schools. Sister Marlene Schwaller and Sister Mary Frances Maher were invited to St. Mary’s in Hilbert. We decided to visit on a monthly basis. Our first visit in October was a ‘get to know you time’. We were warmly welcomed with a question and answer period and then, were free to visit the classrooms. What amazed both of us was how well equipped the school was and the technology that the students were using. Also, the teachers were very kind and interesting.
School Liturgies are Tuesdays in Hilbert. Since I am a veteran, we were invited to come for their special Liturgy honoring vets. A reception followed in the Church Hall. Veterans were recognized and given a goodie bag with flag themed items (key chain, pin, mint), and a card of thanks. All of the students participated in the program from making decorations to having parts in a play. Taps was played and everyone sang “America”. Then, it was time for visiting and having refreshments. It was a memorable experience for both of us.
Franciscan Sister Sharon Paul reports on a recent Christ Our Light Parish vocation celebration.
How does a parish talk about vocations? Christ Our Light Parish, Cambridge, OH, gave thanks for vocations. The evening began with a delicious potluck supper. Franciscan Sister Helen Marie Paul and Sister Carol Juckem next shared their personal vocation stories.
Thoughtful children, Leps’ Pride Group, presented thank you notes to the Sisters. The 5 Sisters living at St. Benedict’s Convent prayed “The Blessing of St. Francis” for those assembled. All were invited to a holy hour for the intentions of those discerning a vocation and for a flourishing of all vocations in our Church. The names of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity who have died this past year were read aloud by Sr. Carolee Vanness.
Franciscan perspectives need to be shared. Sister Lorita Gaffney, Sister Margaret Ann Wallander, Sister Christine Stoller, and Sister Marcolette Madden attended a “Public Scoping Meeting” at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc. Members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offered a series of public meetings as part of the process to allow citizens to […]
Franciscan Sister Sharon Paul shares recent road trip to Sts. Peter and Paul, Wellston, OH. Recently, our 5 Franciscan Sisters serving in the Cambridge, OH area journeyed to Sts. Peter & Paul, Wellston, OH for a Sunday Mass. Pastor, Father Donald Maroon also provided a grand tour. After the introductions at Mass, Father thanked our Sisters for the hard […]
This Thanksgiving month, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity feature Midwest Guitar Trio’s We Are All Connected. Listen in gratitude for all the wealth of culture and heritage that... Read more & listen to the song →
Image of the Month
San Damiano Crucifix, photographed by Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Regina Rose Pearson