Read about our very own Sister Rita Weinken who was recently featured in the Toledo City Paper along with other Sisters in Northwest Ohio who have made a habit out of helping the less fortunate while serving their community.
Sister Rita has been busy this season sharing her bountiful harvest with the local food bank to ensure that they have healthy choices available.
Thank you Advertiser-Tribune for sharing this wonderful story and Sister Paulette’s mission with the Tiffin Community.
Just Faith series this fall: 6 Sessions on the Sanctity of All Life. Based heavily on the Catholic Social Teaching, all churches support the dignity and worth of all life. We provide a safe place to discuss and probe these issues while presenting what our churches believe about life issues. See more: Sanctity of Life.JustFaith
The Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin are happy to announce that Marcia Faustina Boes, the daughter of Francis and Rose Boes, made her First Profession on Sunday, August 11, 2013 during the 8:30 AM Mass that was celebrated with the Sisters, Associates, family and friends in the motherhouse chapel. Presiding over the liturgy was Father Timothy Kummerer, pastor of All Saints Parish New Reiegel and St. Patrick and St. Andrew in Bascom. Sister Jacquelyn Doepker, Community Minister of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio received her first vows which were taken for three years. A brunch and reception followed the liturgy.
Sister Marcia has been living as a novice with a small group of Tiffin Franciscans in Tiffin for the past year while serving as the Pastoral Associate of Music and Worship for All Saints Parish in New Riegel, and St. Patrick and St. Andrew in Bascom.
“Come and See” for a day with the Sisters of St. Francis
August 31-September 1, 2013Learn more about Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi and their amazing journey into the heart of God. See how the Tiffin Franciscans carry on that spirit today. You will join the Sisters and Associates for discussion, prayer, meals, and relaxation as you get a feel for their way of life. Come and See! This invitation is For Catholic single women 18 years or older who are considering a call to religious life and for men and women who want to explore the associate life.
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A Heart of Nonviolence Retreat will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. at the St. Francis Spirituality Center. A personal retreat format, raising awareness of violence in our personal lives, then learning skills of nonviolence to use in our daily lives with family, friends, neighborhood.
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June 9, 2013The Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of their sisters on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Motherhouse chapel located in Tiffin, Ohio. Those celebrating are Sister Christine Bielenda and Sister Peg Bishop. Sister Peg Bishop, also known as Sister Jeanne Marie Bishop, is the daughter of the late Maynard and Virginia (Jean) Marie (Grachek) Bishop, of St. Joseph Parish, Fremont, Ohio. August 12, 1963 was the date of her Profession. Sister Peg served in elementary education as a teacher in Ohio at Seneca-Huron School, Bismark; St. John’s School, Delphos; and New Cleveland School, New Cleveland. In Toledo, Ohio she served as the Program Administrator for the LaGrange Achievement Program. Her experience in education led her into parish ministry where she served as the Religion Program Director for St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Toledo, Ohio. Sister Peg later worked in the area of Religious Education. She served as Religious Education Director for Paulding and Cecil, Ohio; Director of the Diocesan Religious Education Center in Defiance, Ohio; Northwest Diocesan Religious Education Center Consultant in Defiance, Ohio; and as Diocesan Director of Religious Education in Davenport, Iowa. Read the rest of this entry »
On Sunday, June 2, 2013 over 50 people assembled for the Blessing and Dedication of the completed Little Portion Green Strawbale House. Sister Jacquelyn Doepker welcomed everyone and Sister Jane Frances Omlor offered a reflection on the scope of the project and dedication and commitment of the donors and volunteers over the last 4 years. As the participants invoked the blessing of the four directions as well as Mother Earth and Father Sky, 13 children whose ancestors were from all over the world blessed the site.
BRYAN — As she sticks her hands into topsoil, Sister Rita Wienken is oblivious to the chill that lingers after months of frost.
She feels the warmth of God’s love. “Soil is the skin of Earth and is alive with thousands …. (read more)