Franciscan Vocation Outreach to Hilbert Catholic School

by fscc on November 28, 2015

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.Franciscan Sister Mary Frances Maher is a veteran

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 Mary Frances and Sister Marlene at St. Mary School Hilbert WI

5 thoughts on “Franciscan Vocation Outreach to Hilbert Catholic School”

  1. annemarielom says:

    Thank you to Sisters Mary Frances and Marlene for sharing your time and religious life with these students. It seems that all are richer for the sharing!

  2. Sr. Catherine Gilles says:

    Thanks to you, Sr. Mary Frances and all of veterans.

  3. Sr. Rose Maura says:

    Thank you Sisters Marlene and Mary Francis for sparing the time to visit with these children.

  4. Fr. Placid Stroik, OFM says:

    It is the power of the ripple affect and universal connections as human beings that Sister Marlene and Sister Mary Francis have now linked God’s love to little ones in a new way who will shine forever in the Starry Sky.

  5. Sister Kay says:

    Thanks for your presence in our Cathollic schools. Schools have asked for this presence as many students no longer have the opportunity to relate to Sisters.

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