Making a Difference in Franciscan HealthCare Ministry

by Sister Julie Ann on November 13, 2011

On Nov. 12-13, 2011,  Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity HealthCare Ministries Inc. gathered all of our Sisters involved in the healing ministry of Jesus at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI. This meant our Sisters serving in Holy Family Convent Health Clinic and St. Rita’s Health Care Center were joined by others from nearby Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc and St. Paul Elder Services, Kaukauna. Community members at Franciscan Care Services, West Point, NE and Genesis Health Care System, Zanesville, OH,  also came the distance for the Health Assembly Program Making a Difference in Our Ministry.

Here were the objectives of the weekend:

  • to discuss stewarding the ministry in a time of change
  • to review the role and structure of sponsorship amid the reality of change
  • to update participants on the various projects under consideration by the System
  • to reflect on the effects of change in our personal lives
  • to share our ministry stories with other Sisters in the service of healthcare.

Guest speakers included keynoter Sister Mary Haddad, RSM, who spoke on Stewarding the Ministry in a Time of Change and Judy Turba on Dealing with Change as a Sister, as a Sponsor, and as a Person. Franciscan Sisters Sister Laura Wolf, Sister Louise Hembrecht, Sister Patricia Linssen, Sister Helena Young and Sister Martin Flavin had significant roles in event planning and presenting.

2 thoughts on “Making a Difference in Franciscan HealthCare Ministry”

  1. Every time our Sisters gather together for enrichment, prayer, sharing, fun, and faith is a time of  growth for us and for the Church! May the wonderful healing mission of Jesus continue to grow through and in each of you!

  2. srsharon says:

    We just arrived back to West Point, Nebraska at 4:40 P.M. and we discussed many things and one of them was the wonderful, enlightening speakers we heard at the Health Forum: Sr. Mary Haddad and Judy Turba.  Thank you to all those who had any part in the preparations and the carrying out of the inspiring weekend.  Other meaningful sidelines were visiting our Sisters in St. Rita's and at St. Francis Convent.  What a powerhouse of prayer and support we have there.  Thank YOU, Sisters!

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