Franciscan Sisters Applaud Blessing of Zanesville Health System New Building

by Sister Julie Ann on May 27, 2015

A proud Zanesville community celebrated a historical Memorial Day. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity witnessed the blessing and dedication of the new building of Genesis Healthcare System, Zanesville, OH.

Bishop Campbell blessing Genesis Hospital

St. Francis Chapel, important to the heart of the mission, also received its own special blessing.

St. Francis Chapel dedication with Bishop Campbell

Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus Bishop Frederick F. Campbell presided over the prayer and blessings, while soon to be ordained St. Nicholas Parish, Zanesville, OH Deacon Sean Dooley  assisted.

Franciscan Community Director Sister Natalie Binversie presented remarks at the open house dedication ceremony. She acknowledged that “this hospital is one more step in our journey to secure for the next generation the presence of our Church and our Sisters in Zanesville, to provide healing of body, mind and spirit for those we serve and to assure that the tradition of compassion and healing that we represent will endure into the future.”

Bishop Campbell with Scott McConnaha, Jody Ballas(chair of Genesis Board), and Sisters

For  Sister Natalie’s comments click here: Dedication Comments for Genesis

For a slideshow of the chapel dedication from the Zanesville Recorder, click here.

For a program of the chapel dedication, click here: Dedication Ceremony Chapel Blessing Program 24822(proof)

For a program of the dedication of the new building: Open House Dedication Ceremony Program 24700 (draft)

For further facebook images featuring the Community of Zanesville and our own Sisters, as well as more images of St. Francis Chapel, click here.

2 thoughts on “Franciscan Sisters Applaud Blessing of Zanesville Health System New Building”

  1. annemarielom says:

    It was a joy to be present at the dedication of the new Genesis Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio, and to be invited to the dedication of St. Francis Chapel in the new hospital. The talks given at the dedication expressed profound gratitude and well-deserved pride in the accomplishment of a state-of-the-art hospital designed to serve the patients in the most compassionate and efficient manner possible. The healing ministry of Jesus is alive and well in southeastern Ohio.

  2. Sister Ann Joachum says:

    May the new hospital offer blessings to all staff, doctors and patients.

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