Sylvania Franciscan Connections

Creating a greater culture of unity rooted in the values of St. Francis

St. Joes's St. Fran Day

Through community events, programs and service, Sylvania Franciscan Connections brings people together for the purposeful expression of Franciscan values.

  • Creating uncommon connections and multi-generational experiences.
  • Modeling an environment of peace, compassion, justice, and reverence for all life.
  • Bringing our resources together and reaching out into the community to address needs wherever we serve.

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Upcoming Events

Dancing Different
Wednesday, Aug. 24, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ebeid Welcome Center
Take a break and kick up your heels for a free one-hour polka dancing lesson. Music by The Polka Dots. Grab a quick Polish snack to go.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ebeid Welcome Center
Take a break and kick up your heels for a free one-hour Bachata lesson with Juan! Grab a delicious to-go lunch snack.

Sept. 9-10 Community Picnic and Free-for-All
Community Picnic
Friday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Hall Courtyard
All are welcome for this free community picnic lunch.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Hall Courtyard
All are welcome to take from this ‘Free-for-All’ collection of gently used items. All Sylvania Franciscan partners in ministry are invited to contribute clothing, furniture, kitchen gadgets and more that they are no longer using to this event.

Sylvania Franciscan Gala (I don’t have the invite or art for this.)
Saturday, Sept. 24, 5:00 p.m.
Franciscan Center
Get tickets here.

Dinner & a Book “News of the World” (I don’t have a copy of this flyer. Please share.)
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Regina Conference Center
Dinner and discussion $25.
RSVP: 419-824-3667 or text 419-260-2960.

Zero-Waste Lunch
Thursday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Franciscan Center
The greater campus community is invited to this free luncheon as we launch Campus Sustainability month and celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. Prizes, Eco-Art Installation, Composting 101 & More!

Sylvania Franciscan Sponsored Ministries

Bethany House, a long-term shelter for victims of domestic violence

Sophia Center, counseling and academic testing/evaluations for children, adolescents and adults

Rosary Care Center, a skilled nursing facility and Our Lady of Grace, an assisted living facility

Lourdes University, founded by the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters in 1958.

Our Lady of Grace Hall,  independent living for Sylvania Franciscan Sisters.

Convent Park Apartments for senior citizens (55+)

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