The Sylvania Franciscan
Winter edition of The Sylvania Franciscan, a publication of The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania Ohio.
THE Sylvania Franciscan Sisters of St. Francis OF Sylvania, Ohio Development Report WINTER 2011 Franciscan Village Created to Be a Place of Peace, Justice and Love of Neighbor Mission Statement Called like Francis of Assisi to live the Gospel in joyful servanthood among all people, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, as messengers of peace, commit themselves to works that reverence human dignity, embrace the poor and marginalized, and respect the gift of all creation. October 4, 2010, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, marked the official launch of the Sylvania Franciscan Village. Created to serve people and make a difference in their lives, the Village is the collaboration of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania and their two sponsored ministries, Lourdes College (education) and Franciscan Services Corporation (health and human services), to harness their collective energies for the greater good of all those who share the Franciscan mission. The day began with the St. Francis de Sales High School marching band leading a parade of villagers from the Franciscan Center to the corner of Convent Boulevard and Main Street where a Village sign was unveiled. Leaders from the three entities spoke to those in attendance about the vision, purpose and future of the Sylvania Franciscan Village. “The image of an emerging Sylvania Franciscan Village is cause for great hope among God’s people,” said Sister Diana Lynn Eckel, Congregational Minister for the Sisters of St. Francis. “As a religious congregation with roots in Sylvania going back to 1916, we were always advised to ‘read the signs of the times’ and let them direct our ministries. I believe we are called today to create a sign for the current times. “Our world is craving something that speaks of God’s love, of God’s peace, of contemplation and welcoming. We, the Sisters of St. Francis, the Lourdes College community and Franciscan Services Corporation boldly take on the challenge to be this sign–people who embrace and live the Franciscan spirit and values of our founder St. Francis of Assisi and foundress Mother Adelaide through a commitment of collaboration and growth.” Village day included Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, to give thanks to God and honor the life of St. Francis of Assisi, and ended with a picnic-style dinner in the Franciscan Center–because there is no better way to strengthen bonds than with food and good conversation. Current projects on the drawing board to advance the Village concept include collaboration between Lourdes College and the Sylvania Franciscan Academy to partner on things that will make both entities stronger and more viable; development of an elder care program by Franciscan Services Corporation and the Sisters as a way to strengthen intergenerational connections; and expansion of the newly launched Lourdes College student housing. An electronic newsletter has been created to inform villagers and those interested in knowing more about the activities of the Sylvania Franciscan Village. If you would like to be put on the e-News list, contact Dale Thomas, by e-mail at, email@example.com or, by phone at, 419-824-3627. Message from the Congregational Minister A Shared Vision Giving Birth to a Growing Reality for a Vibrant Future It is likely, that between October 4, 2010 and today, you have had reason to drive past the corner of Main Street and Convent Boulevard in Sylvania and observed a uniquely designed marker indicating the presence of something new in town, the Sylvania Franciscan Village. And so you may be asking: What is the Franciscan Village? The Sisters of St. Francis, our sponsored ministries of Lourdes College and Franciscan Services Corporation, our health and human services, are striving to arrive at new heights in our spirit of working together for the transformation of our world. All are called together to create an energy and spirit that will benefit all God’s people by focusing on interrelationships and looking for ways to strengthen one another through what we have begun to call purposeful collaboration. This purposeful collaboration calls upon each entity to come to the Village table bearing the specific gift of the group. The Sisters share the gift of Franciscan spirituality, the gift of St. Francis and Clare and that of their foundress, Mother M. Adelaide. They are eager to initiate, provide and share Franciscan spirituality experiences all grounded in the mission statement of the Sisters of St. Francis. The Lourdes College Community joins the Village table eager to share their expertise of higher learning within the Franciscan intellectual tradition. This Village partner is rooted in the values of learning, reverence and service. And the third entity, Franciscan Services Corporation, comes, gifted with the compassionate and loving ministry of healing–healing of mind, soul and body. They believe in and are guided by the values of reverence, service and stewardship. These values are evidenced in every one of their ministries. We all come to the table in response to the words of Christ promised: “And now St. John, “so that they may be one just as we are.” We desire to be one, one in love, one in service and I will no longer be in the one in mission. We accept our part in bringing world, but they are in the God’s people into one. world, while I am coming The commitment to build our Franciscan Village is a real way of creating a sign for our times and we to you. Holy Father, keep are called to do so. Our world is craving for a sign them in your name that you which speaks of Gods’ love and of God’s welcoming have given me, so that they presence. As a response, the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes College and Franciscan Services Corporamay be one just as we are.” tion boldly take on the challenge to be this sign, to John 17: 12 be people who embrace and witness the Franciscan spirit in our lives. You are all welcome to come and experience the Village. It is a new year with new opportunities. We encourage you to stretch your world to include the Sylvania Franciscan Village. Together let us seek “to be one.” Peace and all good. Sister Diana Lynn Eckel, OSF Congregational Minister Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio 2 Master Planning under Way The Village leaders have established a Master Plan team to assess the current and future needs of the individual entities and how they can best be incorporated into the Village for the betterment of all who share the Franciscan mission. A consultant has been hired and the process should be completed this spring. One idea under consideration is to consolidate all of the cooling operations into a central facility to be environmentally sensitive, eliminate duplication and save money. “The Sylvania Franciscan Village is the purposeful expression of the Sylvania Franciscans and their sponsored ministries, formed to harness energies for the greater good and benefit of those who share the Franciscan mission.” 11 th Annual Franciscan Gala Was a Time for Hope Approximately 300 people gathered to honor and support the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio in their diverse ministries of “ joyful servanthood among all people.” Held September 25, 2010 at the Franciscan Center on the Motherhouse grounds of the Sisters and home of Lourdes College, this annual event began with Mass in Queen of Peace Chapel and was followed by a Silent Auction of almost 100 items, a strolling dinner and entertainment. Dr. John J. Hall, a retired physician from Bryan, Texas, and past chair of the Board of Trustees for the Franciscan Services Corporation, was this year’s recipient of the St. Francis Award. Carol Bonar, Director of the Neurovascular Laboratory for the Trinity Health Center in Steubenville, Ohio received the 2010 St. Clare Award. The St. Francis and St. Clare Awards are given each year to two people who have made unique and exemplary contributions to society and model Franciscan values in their everyday lives. After the awards portion of the evening, the Franciscan Choir and Mirlitons Orchestra entertained the crowd with song and instrument. It’s not every day you can hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony played on kazoos (a more common name for a wind instrument known as a mirliton). All money raised at the Gala is used to support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis. Sister Carol Ann Grace, Director of Development for the Sylvania Franciscans, thanked everyone for attending saying “Your presence is an investment in promoting the works and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis and your participation and support provides resources for our ministries and gives us hope.” Next year’s Gala will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 also at the Franciscan Center. For more information, contact Sister Carol Ann at 419-824-3625 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sister Juliana Sienko, Mary Ellen Wedding, Sister Adele Karwacki, and Sister Michelle Gillespie enjoy festivities at the 2010 Franciscan Gala. (below) Dr. John J. Hall, recipient of the St. Francis Award, and Carol Bonar, recipient of the St. Clare Award, stand on either side of Sister Diana Lynn Eckel, Congregational Minister of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. Donation Income – 2010 Through the generous support of friends, family and benefactors, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio raised the following amounts of money in 2010 to support their mission and ministries. Operational Fund $169,404 Sylvania Franciscan Gala $73,042 Gifts-In-Kind $13,913 Retirement Fund* $161,041 Facilities & Grounds $167,018 Ministry Fund $35,258 (Includes Haiti Mission) TOTAL $619,676 *Includes National Religious Retirement Office Grant. St. Ladislaus Class of 1960 50th Reunion... The class of 1960 has three Sylvania Franciscans–Sister Carol Ann Grace, Sister Carolyn Giera, and Sister Margaret Zacharias. Sister Janeen Sobczak (furthest left) was their home room teacher. As one proud alumnus, Robert Brzezinski, said “we are grateful for the wonderful education and spiritual guidance we received during our 12 years at St. Ladislaus.” The class of 1960 is planning to attend Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel in May. 3 Sharing the Joy Experience the Franciscan Way Don Isenhath – Become a Volunteer Do you have some extra time? Are you looking for a meaningful way to spend it? Then consider becoming a volunteer with the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. Share your talents and interests and help the Sisters fulfill their mission of “joyful servanthood among all people.” There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to consider. Karen Ruddy Holy Aromas Join Sister Karen Zielinski and her crew from Holy Aromas and make soaps and lotions. Peggy Rabideau is one of her original helpers and can be seen, second from the bottom, prepping the molds for making lavender soap. Got a penchant for lifting? Then join the likes of Don Isenhath, top right, stocking the shelves in All Good Things, our Franciscan art gallery and gift shop located near Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. Don and other volunteers also help the Sisters set up display tables at various local bazaars and craft sales. Alverno Studio Volunteers also work in Alverno Studio, the on-campus ceramic art gallery that produces a variety of pieces from four inch tiles to statues, all for sale in All Good Things. Working under the direction of resident artist Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak and Sister Margaret Hall, volunteers do everything from rolling out the clay to painting the finished pieces like Dee Resnick is doing in the photo on the right. Dee Resnick All Good Things Join Sister Sharon in All Good Things and help set up the displays with a wide variety of products ranging from soaps and cards to one-of-a-kind paintings, ceramic tiles and fair trade items. Karen Ruddy, seen at the right, is restocking the ever popular section of prayer pillows. She says she likes working in All Good Things because of all the different people she gets to meet. Rosary Care Center Some volunteers help with the medical records or read to residents in Rosary Care Center, the long-term nursing home on campus for women and men religious of the Toledo area. Others help in the Sisters’ library, known as the Wholistic Resource Center, while some, like Mary Pagels help Sisters get around to various outings on campus. Bottom right, Mary helps Sister Juliana Sienko, who is 91 years young, at a function in the Franciscan Center. Additional volunteer opportunities are outside and range from working in the flower gardens and on the grounds of the 89-acre campus. The Sisters have a vegetable garden where they grow crops year all year long for area soup kitchens and can always use a hand tending it. Currently there are 75 volunteers who come for as little as a few hours once a month to those who come one or two days every week. Whatever your schedule and interests permit, the Sisters of St. Francis welcome your donation of time and talent. For more information, contact Sister Roselynn Humbert at 419-824-3610 or by e-mail at email@example.com. 4 Peggy Rabideau Mary Pagels with Sister Juliana Sienko Recent Developments Sylvania Franciscans Reinvigorate Website and Launch Online Gift Shop In the fall, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, launched a completely redesigned website that included an online version of their popular Franciscan art and gift shop—All Good Things. The new site is informative, easy to navigate and provides viewers with the resources to learn more about who the Sisters are and how they live their lives as “women of peace and seekers of justice.” It can be found at www.sistersosf.org. “In today’s age of electronic communication, websites are critical if you want to reach people with your message,” said Sister Diana Lynn Eckel, Congregational Minister of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. “Our redesigned website is fresh and provides expanded areas so viewers can learn more about how we fulfill our mission through a variety of diverse ministries. The websites new design includes user-friendly features and eye-catching graphics and pictures of Sisters at work, in prayer and having fun. It includes a page within the Vocation section called “A Day in the Life of a Sister” that tells the personal stories of how Sisters live out their calling in 21st century society. Eventually, the site will include Facebook, YouTube and multiple blogs so viewers will not only be able to learn about the Sisters of St. Francis, but interact with them while they are on the site. Shop All Good Things - Online In July, 2009 the Sisters opened All Good Things, managed by Sister Sharon Havelak, a Franciscan art gallery and gift shop on the Motherhouse grounds. To cater to those who like to do their shopping from the convenience of their computer, the new website now includes an online version of this store. It can be found either by going to the Sisters’ website and clicking on “Shop All Good Things” in the table of contents on the homepage, or by going directly to it at www.allgoodthingsosf.org. Here, you will find a sampling of the more popular cards from Pine Cone Initiatives, ceramic tiles from Alverno Studio, and soaps and lotions from Canticle Studio to original prints, prayer pillows and peace cranes. O riginal artwork, prints, cards, jewelry, prayer pillows, soaps, lotions & more. Featuring items that reflect the beauty and good taste that support the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. All Good Things On the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis 419-824-3749 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit our online store at www.allgoodthingsosf.org 5 Our Community 2011 Jubilarians Sister M. Assumpta Hintz, OSF Sister M. Assumpta Hintz died December 13, 2010 at Rosary Care Center where she had lived for the past three years. Born in 1924 in Toledo, she entered the convent in 1946 and professed her final vows in 1952. Sister Assumpta spent 20 years working in the administrative offices of hospitals sponsored by the Sylvania Franciscans in Nebraska, Michigan, Texas and Ohio. She then spent 33 years working in the Congregation’s Finance Office on the Motherhouse grounds in Sylvania. Sister Assumpta will be remembered for her sense of humor and her teasing, yet gentle manner. Even in the frailty of her later years, she managed to make her caregivers laugh with one of her quick witted comments. Platinum 75 Years Diamond 60 Years Sr. M. Alma Zigment Sister M. Sheila Shea, OSF Sr. M. Alacoque Skoney Golden 50 Years Sr. Ann Rita Young Sr. Dorothy Marie Balabuch Sr. Jeanine Sokolowski Sr. M. Madeleva Kraus Sr. M. Thomas More Ruffing Sister M. Sheila Shea died November 4, 2010 in Rosary Care Center. Born in 1938 in Detroit, she entered the convent in 1952 and professed her final vows in 1960. Sister Sheila was best known as the first administrator of the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center on the grounds of the Motherhouse and Lourdes College. During her 20 year tenure, she brought numerous art programs to the center for the enjoyment of area residents. She always looked at art as the expression of the soul and a vehicle to reach out to others. Sister Sheila was well know in the greater Toledo arts community and received numerous awards from her peers, including the Governor’s Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Sister M. Rozetta Niemiec, OSF Sr. Dorothy Jayne Krupp Sr. M. Ellen Cmiel Sister M. Rozetta Niemiec died August 7, 2010 in Rosary Care Center where she had lived for the last 14 years. Born in 1915 in St. Paul, Minnesota, she entered the convent in 1934 and professed her final vows in 1940. Sister Rozetta spent 42 years in various administrative roles in hospitals sponsored by the Sylvania Franciscans in Texas, Nebraska, Michigan and Ohio. Most notable, she spent 22 years at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit where she served as the Assistant Administrator and Vice President. Sister Rozetta will be remembered for her wonderful smile and gracious attitude. Despite diminishing vision and hearing in her later years, she was always an example of patience and kindness. Sister M. Roberta Pelc, OSF 6 Sr. M. Eucharista Ward Sr. Julitta M. Campbell Sr. La Donna Marie Pinkelman Sr. Ritamary Pyzick Sister M. Roberta Pelc died July 28, 2010 in Rosary Care Center where she had lived since 2001. Born in 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, she entered the convent in 1934 and professed her final vows in 1940. Sister Roberta was a “Jill-of-all-trades” in convents and hospitals in Ohio, Michigan and Texas for 67 years. Her first and last assignment was St. Hedwig’s Convent in Toledo. She wanted to be remembered for her delicious coffee cakes and pies, especially her Impossible Pie and Pecan Pie. She loved to bake and enjoyed cooking for the Sisters. She also liked to sew and made a lot of church alter supplies and baptismal stoles as well and mending for the Sisters. Thank You to our Donors ABC Books Buyers Abu-Absi, Samir & Lucy Ahleman, William & Martha Ahmed, Mohd & Shaheda Aldahondo, Teresa H. Alvarado, Rebecca R. Alexander, Ann T. Anonymous Arend, Russel & Mary Arend, Donald & Susan Arjani, Neville A. 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William L. Fernandez Thomas, Dale & Janice Mike Felosak McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Sister M. Modesta Fiega, OSF Parrish, Elaine M. Sister M. Dolores Florek, OSF Berg, Dolores Florek, Jean D. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Folcik Schrieber, Raymond H. Elizabeth Fowler Fowler, Charles & Catherine Sister M. Agneta Ganzel, OSF Pisula, Richard & Isabella Dorothy C. Garber Vicendese, James & Glendell Glenn Gardner Heimbach, Linda I. Robert W. Geis Geis, Jean C. Norbert Glesmer Gwozdz, JoAnne Sister M. Agneta Glowczak, OSF Bonar, Carol L. Sister M. Eunice Golos, OSF Grozde, George & Judith Ruben and Joyce Marie Gomez McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Sister M. Felice Gorny, OSF Gorny, Ronald R. Masten, Philip & Amy John Grady Heydinger, Edward & Carol Martin, Patrick J. Sister M. Bernard Gruba, OSF Rudy, Michael & Karen Lucille Hacker Aanestad, Bonnie Mary Haefling Wise, Elizabeth Joseph and Josephine Havelak Havelak, Susan E. Benny and Agnes Helmier Helmier, Marcine A. K.C. Helmier Helmier, Marcine A. 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Minns, James & Frances Pierce, Mary C. Sarnowski, Eleanore Waters, William & Ann Rev. John Jazwiecki Ruffing, OSF, M. Thomas More Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jedd Everett, Charles & Patricia Martha Jurski Mustafaga, Evelyn P. Arthur and Ann Kapanke Kapanke, Dolores Sister M. Celeste Kasprzak, OSF Ciancetta, Victor C. Day, Richard & Kathleen Kaiser, Robert & Laetitia Kott, Dorothy A. Palicki, Walter R. Proudfoot, Rosemarie Raglow, Paul & Elaine Row, J. David & Joanne Sarnowski, Eleanore Sienko, OSF, Juliana Stock, Camille A. Zielinski, Phyllis G. Dorothy A. Katrinak Katrinak, John J. Sister M. Gonzaga Kazek, OSF Braun, Joanne M. Sister Maria Kempis, OSF Satkiewicz, Lana Z. Wiliam Keran Keran, Christine M. Joseph and Louise Kijek Schaldenbrand, Peter & Florence Geraldine Klemm Klemm, Steven R. Michael Klemm Klemm, Steven R. Kluska Family Members Walczak, Valeria C. Joseph and Catherine Klusko Walczak, Valeria C. Thomas Kortenber Moore, Karen P. Richard Kott Davis, Jane L. Kwiatkowski, Kevin & Judith Jerome Kotten Kotten, Mary Kaye Stanley and Patricia Kruzel Nyitray, Sharon Sister M. Charlotte Kubielka, OSF Braun, Joanne M. Sister M. Gregory Kubik, OSF Johnson, Sophie G. Stanley Kubik Dec, Michael M. Stanley and Louise Kubik Johnson, Sophie G. Sister M. Ruth Kuduk, OSF Dec, Michael M. Johnson, Sophie G. Tabaka, Gertrude P. Sister M. Charlotte Kukielka, OSF Kukielka, Joseph & Beverly Jeff Kunzler Kunzler, Frederick & Sandra Marilyn Kurtzman Kurtzman, John L. Sister M. Immaculata Kusina, OSF Hy, John & Janine Agnes M. Kutyla Kutyla, Joseph T. Dolores Lanagan Borkowski, OSF, Barbara Ann Charles Langenderfer Langenderfer, Melba J. Sister M. Cyprian Lankauf, OSF Van Koughnet, Theresa G. Diane LaPash Pyden, Donald & Diana Richard LaPointe Stackpoole, Philip & Marlene Kevin and Letha La Point La Point, Jean Anthony Fred Leja Hramiec, Donald & Elizabeth Sister M. Siena Lemm, OSF Aubart, Mary K. Sister M. Collette Lesiak, OSF Langston, Evelyn A. Sister M. Michaeline Lesiak, OSF Langston, Evelyn A. Spieker, Rita M. June Liebherr Nollenberger, William & Carol Louis and Phyllis Linenkugel Cappiello, Marrianne Roger Lipa Lipa, Phyllis L. Rev. Earl Loeffler Barker, OSF, Joy Sister M. Victorine Lopata, OSF Shelland, John & Patricia Sylvester Lubiatowski Lubiatowski, Marjorie A. Salvatore “Sam” Maceri, Sr. McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Joseph Magon Family Magon, Mary Ann Michael Matthew Mamut Mamut, Mary Natalie Marshall Marshall, Michael & Marilyn George & Ella Marzolf Marzolf, Richard & Mary Matuszewski Family Members Matuszewski, Victor & Constance James A. Meyer Meyer, Vincenz Marie Sister M. Albertina Mielcarek, OSF Williams, Adelaide M. Sophie Mientkiewski Mientkiewski,Veronica Sister M. Gemma Mikolay (Mikolajczyk), OSF Mikolajczyk, Michael & Rebecca Resseguie, Myles & Barbara Donors Sister M. Stephen Pendmas, OSF Bownik, T. Bryan Bownik, Thaddeus & Rosemary Stephen and Catherine Petretich Ferdinand and Betty Miller Petretich, Catherine A. Miller, Richard K. Sister M. Jane Mary Pieczynski, OSF James Millon Murphy, Ann M. Marks, Emil & Penny Frank William Pierce, Jr. Sister M. Mercedes Mleczko, OSF McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Emon, Clarence & Rosalyn Frank Plocienik Majkozak, Mary Ann Swalchick, Lynne M. Sister M. Corinne Mroszczak, OSF Pluta Family Members Werne, Roger & Lani Pluta, Thomas & Patricia Mularski Family Members Sister M. Natalie Pluta Mularski, Leonard & Dolores Lentz, Julianne M. James Mutschler John Pojedynski Mutschler, Susan K. Pojedynski, Virginia P. Harriet Nance Stanley and Mary Prus Serewa, OSF, M. Francis Jerome Prus, Rev. Edward J. Joseph and Rozalie Narog Stasia Prus Joncas, Theresa J. Prus, Rev. Edward J. Helen Niedbala Catherine Przybysz Niedbala, Theodore J. Przybysz, Chester T. Sister M. Rozetta Niemiec, OSF Pulliam Family Members Ciancetta, Victor C. Pulliam, Kathleen Durre, Hazel L. Edward Radwan Franciscan Services Corporation Radwan, Stephanie Jones, Mary Rev. Ralph Reichert Lesniak, Lawrence & Florence Bosinger, James & Linda McClentock, Sylvia Corrine L. Reineke Niemiec, Walter & Geraldine Reineke, Sr., William F. Sarnowski, Eleanore Frank and Mary Reucher Swierczek, Lillian M. Reucher, James Tacheny, Judy Angeline E. Ripsin Mr. and Mrs. Willis Nollenberger Hummer, Kenneth & Janice Nollenberger, William & Carol Sister M. Adeline Rodzielka, OSF Francis O’Brien Parrish, Elaine M. O’Brien, Edith Norb and Mary Roeder Sister M. Ladislas Oleszkowicz, OSF Marshall, Michael & Marilyn Bielawski, Paul & Jill Edwin and Irene Rogalski Oleszkowicz, Mary & Cynthia Overberg, Dorothy M. Sister M. Florian O’Shesky, OSF Stella Rogowski Wojcik, Robert E. Rogowski, Jo Ann M. Sister M. Lucilla Osinski, OSF Daniel Rokicki Gorr, Rose Marie T. Cox, Barbara J. Jacobs, Harriet M. James H. Rokicki Smith, Geraldine Rokicki, Richard & Leatrice Norma J. Osmialowski Theresa Rosinski McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Zalecki, Clara Fred and Eleanor Ott Michael Ross Fred Ott, Inc. Applin, Dean & Andrea Ott, Fred Buckenmeyer, Glen & Joanne Darlene P. Ottrock Witzler, Timothy & Johnelle Hughes, Susan Casimir and Alice Rudzinski Pelletier, Alfred & Barbara Spitler, Patricia A. St. Mary’s, Burnside Choir Frank Ruszala Members Surma, Ann St. Patrick’s Choir Members Sister M. Clementine Rybinski, OSF SS. Peter & Paul Choir Members Rybinski, Agnes Kenneth P. Pacer Rybinski, Joseph A. Mishka, Eugene & Vivian Sister M. Paschal Rybinski, OSF Pacer, Richard & Joyce Rybinski, Agnes Palicki, Walter R. Rybinski, Joseph A. Poposki, John & Patricia Rosella Rybinski Rutkowski, Joseph & Phyllis Rybinski, Joseph A. Schaffer, Michael T. Edward and Josephine Rydzewski Howard Painter Henson, Donna M. Painter, Mildred Eileen Saborski Mark and Marian Parker Kwiatkowski, Kevin & Judith Kaiser, Robert & Laetitia Kwiatkowski, Lillian Barney Paskiet Mary Sakowski Paskiet, Barbara Fleck, Karen M. Sister M. Roberta Pelc, OSF Ignatowski, Charles M. Ciancetta, Victor C. Maluso, Sam & Pamela Franciscan Services Corporation Meyer, Robert & Stephanie Matuszewski, Victor & Constance Michalak, Joseph & Betty Miller, Eleanor Michel Family Ozuk, Thomas & Joan Michel, Larry & Darlene Peltz, Richard & Helen Mary Mustafaga, Leona Sarnowski, Eleanore Saholski, Dianne L. Yenrick, David & Carolyn Sakowski, Dennis & T.J. Yenrick, Katherine Sakowski Family Leonard Peltier Sakowski, Linda J. Peltier, Stella Spillis, Ronald & Florence Wietecki, Mel & Joyce Wodarski, Barbara Zaciek, Greg & Barb Robert Sakowski Anonymous Aubry, Larry & Joyce Fleck, Karen Deeds, Nancy L. Lively, Bruce Welulinck, Irving David Samsel Samsel, OSF, M. Irenaeus Francis and Sophie Samsel Samsel, OSF, M. Irenaeus Richard Santo Santo, David C. Andrew and Verney Scarnato Resnick, Gerald & Dolores David Schick Szczublewski, Theresa E. Karen Schilling Aanestad, Bonnie L. Mary Ann Russo Schlievert McHugh, Thomas F. Betty J. Schrein Schrein, Clifford D. Dolores Schrieber Schrieber, Raymond H. Mr. and Mrs. Max Schrieber Schrieber, Raymond H. Leo and Lorette Schulte Marzolf, Richard & Mary Seliga Family Members Skelton, Agnes Sister M. Trinita Seliga, OSF Skelton, Agnes Sister M. Sheila Shea, OSF Angel, Joseph & Theresa Biesiadecki, Estelle J. Blank, Anne Marie Brown, Ruth L. Charney Family Charney, Robert & Kathleen Ciancetta, Victor C. Crandall, John & Sue Creque, Harold & Kathryn Holscher, Carol Ann Leiter, Raymond & Frances Marks, Emil & Penny McCarthy, Marilyn Mustafaga, Evelyn P. O’Connell, John & Donna Otto, Raymond & Sheila Pletz, Thomas G. Roesner, John & Rosemary Sarnowski, Eleanore Spitler, John & Patricia Whitman, Margaret Zaski, David K. Sister M. Aquin Sienko, OSF Sienko, Frank A. Sister M. Danielle Sienko, OSF Sienko, Frank A. Sienko, OSF, Juliana Sister M. Dorothy Sienko, OSF Albertson, Cheryl Boser, Harvey & Helen Bye, Pam Ciancetta, Victor C. Conroy, Ann Boser Conroy, Jim & Ann Gregor, Nelson & Elaine Hoffecker, Robert & Nancy Julkowski, Helen M. Petron, Josephine Montague, Bob & Mary Montague Family Montague, Sandy Robles, Ricardo & Johanna Sarnowski, Eleanore Sienko, Dorothy Sienko, Mary Sienko, Phyllis M. Sienko, Richard & Roxanne Sienko, Stanley & Agnes Wachtel, Murray & Kathleen Sister M. Melanie Sienko, OSF Sienko, Frank A. Sisters of St. Francis at St. Francis Hospital, Hamtramck, MI Stock, Camille A. Sisters of St. Francis at St. Ladislaus School, Hamtramck, MI Brzezinski, Robert L. Stock, Camille A. Sister M. Bernetta Skorka, OSF Ciancetta, Victor C. Kusz, Marge Sarnowski, Eleanore Swierczek, Lillian M. Wosikowski, Dan & Esther Jack Skubitz Zandlo, David & Joan Donna Slotkowski Skonieczny, Felix & Ilene Ronald C. Smith Smith, Janice M. Sister M. Gertrude Smyzak, OSF Dieterich, John T. Randy Snyder Bosinger, James & Linda Bernard Sobczak Sobczak, OSF, M. Rosine Fernanda Sobczak Abu-Absi, Samir & Lucy Anonymous Bixler, R. Jeffrey & Kathleen Camp, Alice A. Culberson, Darla J. Dmytryka, Mary Douglas, Hank & Mary Dymarkowski, Paul & Fran Elliott, Edwin & Carol Emery, Kathleen L. Fox, Thomas & Marilyn Frost, Sandra S. Gluth, Martha Goettner, Michael & Nancy Graber, Margaret Harman, Caroline Jordan, Sheila O. Kaptur, Honorable Marcia C. Konwinski, Robert & Janet Kornacki, John & Barbara Kwiatkowski, OSF, Barbara Kwiatkowski, Joan LaBine, Leonard & Janice Leazer, Terence & Margaret Lourdes College Faculty and Staff Malinowski, Gerald & Margaret McCarthy, Rodney & Anne McHue, Denise M. McHugh, Lawrence & Cheryl McVicker, James & Kathy Meyer, Gary & Susan Mioduszewski, Dorothy Monroe, John & Mary Anne Murnen, Mary C. Newton, Susan M. Nowak, OSF, Geraldine Ochu, Larry & Ann Olsen, Harold & Janice Pletcher, Rita H. Polcyn, Leonard & Judy Polesovsky, Frank & Janice Powers, Thomas & Dianne Purinton, Janet L. Richardson, Mary Jane Rossi, Theresa A. Schmidt, William & Elizabeth Shible, Susan Slomski, Scott & Lori Sobczak, James P. Swierczek, Lillian M. Torchia, Richard & Georgianne Van Ausdale, OSU, Maria Vernier, Richard & Patricia Welly, Ann L. Wisniewski, Barbara A. Sister M. Ethel Solnik, OSF Trif, Viorel & Phyllis Ann Soltys Soltys, Mary Grace Soltys Soltys, Mary Samara Soltys Soltys, Mary Philip and Sadie Spino Roome, Carolyn Sadie Spino Steele, Robert & Phyllis Sister Jeanne Stack, OSF Ahrens, Merle & Martha Best, Florence P. Breen, Eleanor F. Breen, William Cornely, Patricia Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Faculty and Staff, Sandusky, OH Franciscan Services Corporation Grahl, Paulette A. Herman, Paul & Bernice Johnson Family Johnson, Norman & Mary Lytle, Joanne O’Connell, John & Donna Palicki, Walter R. Renwand, Eloise J. Riems, Elizabeth A. Sarnowski, Eleanore Schaffer, Ted & Florence Schell, Nancy M. Schramm, M/M. Edward Schuessler, Terence & Jane Sheibley, Mary Lou Stack, Robert & Kristie Tomaszewski, Gerald J. Waters, William & Ann John and Mary Starzyk Starzyk, Elaine Jeff Stawinski Smith, Margaret A. Omar Steenbergh, Jr. McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Danny and Alice Stelmaszewski Stelmaszewski, Donna J. Isaac Stone Soltys, Mary Raymond and Jessica Stopera Stopera, Anne B. Betty Jean Stopher Stopher, Christine A. Joseph Creston Stopher Stopher, Christine A. Leona Graf-Stopher Stopher, Christine A. Mrs. Strobl Strobl, Peter & Patricia Sister M. Josepha Swapinski, OSF Slattery, Susan M. Sister M. Richard Swapinski, OSF Slattery, Susan M. Stanley Swierczek Swierczek, Lillian M. Sister M. Inez Tabaka, OSF Mack, Joseph & Catherine Tabaka, Heidrun G. Blanche Theiring Gardner, Catherine A. Sister M. Gerard Tomas, OSF Parrish, Elaine M. Sister M. Alfreda Tomczak, OSF Brandenburg, Susan M. Ruth Toth Holmes, Michael & Cynthia 9 Donors Sister M. Philothea Chirpich, OSF Hartman, Robert & Martha Parrish, Elaine M. Sister Marie Andree Chorzempa, OSF Richard Tucholski Chorzempa, Frances C. Boggus, Van & Christina Sister M. Virgilia Choy, OSF Cornell, Walter & Jean Phillips, Margaret J. Krieger, Walter Dupla Family Members Magrum, Steven F. Hungate, Mary D. Olson, Jeanne M. Sister M. Josephine Dybza, OSF Polcyn, Vince & Monica Peters, Rita W. Tucholski, Helen Sister M. Nathaniel Eisel, OSF Tucholski, Ray F. Pigott, Ronald & Patricia Tucholski, Tom Sister Gretchen Faerber, OSF West, Richard & Karen Johnson, Sophie G. Sister M. Priscilla Tykwinski, OSF Fathers of Jere and Susan Shockey Berry, Jon L. Shockey, Jere & Susan Sovell, Donald K. Sister Rosemarie Fredericks, OSF Edward and Sophie Urban Pigott, Ronald & Patricia Urban, OSF, Adrienne Sister Eleanore Furman, OSF Urban, OSF, Grace Ellen Anonymous Urbanski Family Members Sister Cecile D. Glodek, OSF Matuszewski, Victor & Constance Glodek, John & Dorothy Carl Urbine Sister M. Eunice Golos, OSF Urbine, Michael R. Grozde, George & Judith Bill Van Koughnet Sister Mary Ann Grzeskowiak, OSF Van Koughnet, Theresa Stevens, Steven & Ann Marie Vensel Family Members Sister Margaret Hall, OSF Mularski, Leonard & Dolores Hall, Leo & Susan Linda Vikla Hayes Family Members Johnson, Sophie G. Hayes, Albert & Marcella Mrs. Vitanye John and Jacqueline Hirsch Vitanye, David Thomas, Dale & Janice Sandra R. Wadzink Homa Family Members Wadzink, Craig D. Homa, Diane S. George Walczak Raymond & Cecilia Humecke Walczak, Richard & Valeria Humecke, Raymond & Cecilia Virginia Zeminski Walenga Hungate Family Members Bobash, Cyntia T. Hungate, Mary D. Sister M. Lois Wasielewski, OSF Hutst Family Members Norbeck, Frances H. Homa, Diane S. Shelland, John & Patricia Jablonski Family Members Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wehri Wodarski, Barbara Clark, Patricia A. Kaymark Family Members Gerald Welter Kaczmarzyk, OSF, M. Angelita Welter, Karen Jo Kehres Family Members Dolores Wenson Kehres, Charles J. Wenson, Gerard & Deborah Edward and Mary Kolinski Jeannette Winkelman Edstrom, Terry & Annette Misura, Myllin Kolinski, James Gertrude A. Wisniewski Sister M. Matthias Kolinski, OSF Wisniewski, Thomas & Karen Busch, Richard & Mary Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wladyka Kolinski, George & Elaine Nollenberger, William & Carol Sister Gwendolin Koniar, OSF Stella Wozniak Boyce, William & Rochelle Wozniak, Sophie Church of St. Hedwig, MinSister M. Justin Yourish, OSF neapolis, MN Cultrona, Mildred M. Dompierre, Jeanne M. Maurer, Diane M. Sister M. Benita Kordiak, OSF Sister M. Leonilla Zak, OSF Buerke, David & Joanne Mutchler, David & Mary Oberg, William C. Sister M. Beatrice Zawisza, OSF Sharon Kruse Kaitaniak, Melvin & Dolroes Kruse, William & Julie Reardon, Vivian R. Diane Kukielka Shutt, Lewis & Elaine Kukielka, Joseph & Beverly Irene Zelinsky Sister Gretchen Kunz, OSF Surma, Ann Johnson, Sophie G. Edward Zielinski Sullivan, Judy Wolanin, Helen M. Sister M. Verona Kurtzman, OSF David Zuchowski Singler, Monsignor Charles E. Szczublewski, Theresa E. Sister M. Rebecca La Point, OSF Joanne Zukowski Fisse, Florence M. Zukowski, Frank S. Sister M. Clarentia Lasko, OSF Phillip Zulkowski Janas, Paul & Roberta Szczublewski, Theresa E. Lubeck Family Members Lubeck, OSF, M. Samuel Tributes Sister M. Felicitas Magon, OSF Don Baumgartner Kowalczyk, Rev. Zygmunt C. Baumgartner, Holly L. Wolyniak, Cecilia M. Family of Ray Camp Wittgenstein, Victor & Suzanne Worthington, Donald & Patricia Jo Marasovich Sister M. Digna Chirpich, OSF Cooper, Patricia Hartman, Robert & Martha 10 Sister Brigid O’Shea Merriman, OSF Merriman, John & Linda Sister Mary Joan Mike, OSF Legato, Denise F. Sister M. David Narog, OSF Narog, John Sikora, John & Kasimira Sikora, Julie Sister M. Faber Narog, OSF Humecke, Cecilia N. Weglinski, Rita T. Sister Kathleen Ottrock, OSF Dorr, Robert & Dianne Sister Ann Lorette Piekarz, OSF Schaefer, Michael & Colleen Pulliam Family Members Pulliam, Kathleen Sister Ritamary Pyzick, OSF Shelly, Donald J. Sister Rita Jane Radecki, OSF Carleski, James & Rita Sister M. Fidelis Rubbo, OSF Peters, Rita W. Sister M. Paulette Rudzki, OSF Rudzki, Catherine W. Sister M. Vianney Rudzki, OSF Rudzki, Catherine W. Sister Joan LaVerne Rutz, OSF Schott, Gary & Shelley Wolyniak, Cecilia M. Sister M. Irenaeus Samsel, OSF Nycz, Joseph & Marilyn Steinmetz, Helen J. Watrol, Robert & Laurie Sister M. Jordan Schaefer, OSF Olms, Peter & Cynthia Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF Snyder, Ann C. Sister Juliana Sienko, OSF Sienko, Frank A. Sister M. Kathleen Skog, OSF Budell, Milton & Jerry Pigott, Ronald & Patricia Sister M. Rosine Sobczak, OSF McHue, Denise M. Mary Ann Soviar Alvarado, Rebecca R. Sister M. Jeremias Stinson, OSF Phillips, Margaret J. Sylvania Franciscans Kirk, Germaine G. Sylvania Franciscans Past and Present Giza, Edward T. Sylvania Franciscans who taught at St. Cunegunda School, Detroit, MI 1940-1948 Fijal, Walter R. Sylvania Franciscans who worked at St. Francis Hospital, Hamtramck, MI Stock, Camille Sylvania Franciscans who taught at St. Hyacinth School, Toledo, OH Koperski, Fred & Claudia Sylvania Franciscans who taught at St. Joseph School, Crestline, OH Gordon, Edward & Brenda Sylvania Franciscans who were at St. Ladislaus, Hamtramck, MI Slizewski, Kathryn M. Stock, Camille Sylvania Franciscans who were at St. Raphael, Garden City, MI Dryovage, Kathleen T. Sister M. Michaelinda Szwast, OSF Kirk, Germaine G. Dave Tacconelli and Family McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Sister M. Winifred Templin, OSF Cutshall, William & Susan Darnell, James & Donna Dryovage, Kathleen T. Erickson, Peter & Cecelia Sister M. Kateri Theriault, OSF Trick, June Rae Sister Adrienne Urban, OSF Kirk, Germaine G. Sister Grace Ellen Urban, OSF Kirk, Germaine G. VanValkenburg Family Members Homa, Diane S. Sister Mary Jon Wagner, OSF Dryovage, Kathleen T. Wodarski Family Members Wodarski, Barbara Sister M. Norbertine Zacharias, OSF Stamey, Regis-Marie Zapiecki Family Members Hayes, Albert & Marcella Sister M. Alma Zigment, OSF Whelihan, Nicholas & Rose Ski’s Restaurant Sodd, Sarah Sparagowski, Jack & Gayle Steinmetz, Mary J. Stultz, Robert Thompson, Harry Toledo Mud Hens Wisniewski, Thomas & Karen Wrobel, Bonnie J. GROUNDS AND SHRINES Mustafaga, Evelyn P. Seifried, George B. GROUNDS AND SHRINES Memorials Sister M. Margaret Janowiec, OSF Dahl, Patrick L. 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Maloof Jewelry & Gifts Martin, P.F. Marks, Emil & Penny Michael’s Gourmet Catering, Inc. Mercogliano, Riccardo & Jayne Miksa, Sophia Miller, Caroline R. Mockensturm, Michael & Christine Pagels, Mary Moore, Jonathan & Julie Palicki, Walter R. Mossing, Denver & Sally Pastula, Cheri Murphy, Therese A. Peters, Rita W. Nahhas, Ahed & Manar Pope, James Navarro, Barbara A. Profota, Rev. James Niedbala, Joseph & Victoria Pyles, Helen Nordstrom, Laura RJS Rough Landscaping Novascone, Mary Ann Romanchik, Kathleen Olszewski, Larry & Elaine Ryan, Rick G. Ostrowski, Barbara A. Schmenk, Monsignor Cleo S. Pakulski, Patricia A. Seagate Office Products Paricien, Rose Ann Donors RETIREMENT FUND Bielat, Helen Frances Casura, Robert & Rita Knapik, Gerald F. Providence Care Center, Sandusky, OH Macauley, Kenneth & Shirley Quinones, Eligio & Maritza Malys, Marcia M. Raleigh Council of Women Mottaz, Joyce H. Religious, Raleigh, NC O’Connell, John & Donna Redmann, Janet G. Risher, Warren & Martha Ross, Michael & Linda Stelmaszewski, Donna J. Rubbo, Margaret Templin, Sharlene T. Rubbo, Michael & Rebecca Urbanski, Leonard & Alice Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Urbanski, William & Joan Heart of Mary, Monroe, Warpeha, Walter & Mary Michigan, Inc. Weiss, Harry & Patricia Smith, Michael & Mary Wold, Michael & Pamela Steinberg, Inge Zachel, Katherine A. Steinmetz, Helen J. RETIREMENT FUND St. Joseph Catholic School, Lake Orion, MI Memorials St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sister M. Hilary Biernat, OSF Sylvania, OH Biernat, Bart F. Strick, Jr., James R. Daniel Bollinger Sturtevant, Diane C. Bollinger, Marilyn Tartaglia, Louis A. Mary Fisher Taylor Michigan School District Bayer, Charles & Kathleen Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Esrock, Madalyne S. Church, Upper Sandusky, OH Poe, Wilma S. Walters, Gerald & Barbara Smith, Philip & Ruth Wilson, Bruce & Deborah Tisci, Janet M. John Grabski HAITI MISSION Czupta, Victoria Memorials Koniar Family Debra Buchman Koniar, Gerald & Mary Anne Cutshall, William & Susan Merlitti, Roberta Fernanda Sobczak Purdes, Robert & Kush Schroeder, Allan & Joan Sister M. Margaret Janowiec, OSF Sadie Spino Chase Investment Counsel Steele, Robert & Phyllis Corporation Mary Warrick Sister M. Celeste Kasprzak, OSF Bryan, Texas Associates Church, Marlene HAITI MISSION Tribute Frank, Kathleen M. Sister Marie Andree Chorzempa, OSF Klocinski, Esther A. Krolak, Robert & Margaret Chorzempa, Matthew J. Zielinski, Phyllis G. MINISTRY FUND Zolciak, Leona E. Memorial Joseph and Louise Kijek Sister M. Margaret Janowiec, OSF Schaldenbrand, Peter & Florence Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle John and Anne Koniar 2010 Jubilarians Koniar, OSF, M. Gwendolin Mike, OSF, Mary Joan Kenneth P. Pacer Pacer, Rose Marie MINISTRY FUND Angeline E. Ripsin TributeS Warpeha, OSF, M. Cabrini Sister Gretchen Faerber, OSF Wolcenski, OSF, M. Ann Joachim Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Wolcenski, OSF, M. Ramona Sister M. Assumpta Hintz, OSF Sister M. Clementine Rybinski, OSF Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Fondren, Eugene 2009 Jubilarians Fondren Family Mike, OSF, Mary Joan Redmann, Janet G. Sister Ruth Marie Kachelek, OSF Sister M. Paschal Rybinski, OSF Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Fondren, Eugene Sister Helen Frances Spears, OSF Fondren Family Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Redmann, Janet G. Sister Maria Pacelli Spino, OSF Jerome A. Szczublewski Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Sister M. Michaelinda Szwast, OSF Szczublewski, Dolores S. Pearl White Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Sister M. Norbertine Zacharias, OSF White, Richard E. Eileen A. Saborski Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Kujawa, Clifford J. PLANT & FACILITIES FUND Chirpich, Marcella V. Gartner, Maureen J. Pope, James & Mary Zacharias, Frank and Marge RETIREMENT FUND Tributes 2010 Diamond Jubilarians Class of 1960 Sister Mary Ann Grzeskowiak, OSF Gomez, R. Patrick & Sandra PLANT FUND Memorials Sister Pauline Herbert, OSF Sister M. Margaret Janowiec, OSF Erftmier, Don & Adelaide Pierce and Janowiec Families Sister M. Serra Minier, OSF Pierce, Francis & Linda Henson, Donna M. SYLVANIA FRANCISCAN GALA Allegheny Financial Group, LTD All Green, Inc. Anonymous Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Assenmacher, Dennis & Mary Kay Austin, Wendy Babcock, Richard R. Bass, Linda Bazeley, Stephen & Cathy Bedell, Cleo Belt, Jenifer A. Berger, Adam Bevin, Matthew G. Borrelli, Monsignor Anthony Boyle, Marianne K. Brandt, Issa Brower, Fred B. Brown, Thomas & Leona Bukovics, Caroline M. Burns, Rosemarie Cencula, Rev. Leonard T. Cerretto, Rev. Michael P. Chmura, Chris Ciancetta, Victor C. Collaborative Architectural Firm, Inc. Commons of Sandusky, Sandusky, OH Continental Secret Service Bureau, Inc. Cox, Helen Darnell, James & Donna Davey Tree Expert Company Dawson, Mary Dendinger, Rev. Robert L. Dimech Services, Inc. Doering Leasing Company Dolyk, Walter & Wendy Dressman, Timothy Drewicz, Norene L. Dryovage, Kathleen T. Duffey, Michael & Barbara Duling, Robert & Catherine Ellerbrock, Timothy & Teresa Emon, Clarence & Rosalyn Emrick, Sara Ernst & Young Fetters, Mark Findley Davies, Inc. Finn, Michael F. Flasck, Richard & Mary Flowers, Nancy Folta, Richard Fowler, Charles & Catherine Franciscan Living Communities Franciscan Services Corporation Gabrik, Thomas & Margaret Galloway, Ann M. Gill-Jacobson, Michael & Roseanne Grozde, George & Judith Grubb, Geoffrey & Jenna Hall, Rev. John F. Hall, John & Yolanda Hamilton, Rev. Terence J. Hammer, Patricia A. Handel, Thomas & Roberta Hartman, Robert & Martha Helewski, Christine Hensley, Karen Hershberger, Pamela S. Holland, Dorothy M. Hollenbeck, Paul & Pamela Holmes, Michael & Cynthia Hylant, Sandra M. Integrity Asset Management, LLC Isenhath, Donald M. Jakubiec, Stephanie Jenson, Melinda Julian, Jean Kelly, Patricia A. Ketola, Joseph & Julie Kirby, Scott & Karen Klemm, Steven R. Knight Equity Markets, L.P. Kochendoerfer, Christine M. Kohart, Ken & Denise Kohlman, M. Avolene Kowalczyk, Rev. Sigismund Kulakowski, Michael & Julie Kummer, Rev. John R. Kurtzman, John L. Lampkowski, Michael & Gayle Large, Keith Laursen, Joy LCG Associates, Inc. Lesher, Ronald & Sally Lioi, Honorable Sara E. Lourdes College Malinowski, Monsignor John C. Marks, Emil & Penny McCloskey, Kevin & Carol Meyer, Daniel & Linda Meyer, Michael & Lorraine Miller, Caroline R. Minnick, Joseph & Darlene Morgan, Susan Murray, Patricia Oedy Muse, Michael Musso, Lewis & Kathleen Neal, Terence & Deborah Newis, John & Melinda Northern Trust Company Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Inc. O’Brien, Robert & Penny O’Connell, John & Donna O’Daniel, Joyce Omnicare of Northwest Ohio Ottinger, Timothy Pacer, Rose Marie Paris,Robert & Stephanie Pezzin, John Pfitzer, Anthony Pluszczynski Family Ponzi, Lawrence & Tina Pope, James & Mary Rabideau, Margaret RCM Reimann, Jack & Joan Reineke, Sr., William F. Renwand, Dean & Eloise Rinaldi, Charles & Joanne Romanski, Marie Ryan, Rick G. Santo, David C. Schaefer, Michael & Colleen Schalk, Eugene & Elizabeth Scheiferstein, Kevin & Jennifer Schmenk, Avel Schmenk, Monsignor Cleo S. Schmenk, Henry & Irene Schmenk, Michael & Kathleen Schuessler, Terrence & Jane Schutzman, CFP, Raymond Seagate Office Products Seifried, George Senik, Daniel & Carole Sheahan, Roger J. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Signature Bank, N.A. Skoney, Daniel & Sophie Smith, Janice M. Sodd, Sarah Sonntag, Eleanor Sophia Center, Inc. Springer, Ingrid J. Steele, Robert & Phyllis Steinmetz, Helen J. Stevens, Ann Marie St. Joseph Regional Health System, Bryan, TX St. Leonard Stockwell, Marc & Terry Stone, Jodie T. Sulkowski, Dolores Sulkowski-Jacob, Karen A. Sullivan, Brian Symanitz, Stella J. Tartaglia, Louis A. TCW Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC Thibodeau, Thomas & Janice Thomas, Dale & Janice Thompson, David Thompson, Harry W. Thornell, Robert & Alma Thornell, Robert & Diane Towers Watson Trinity Health System, Steubenville, OH Ulrich, Larry & Kathy Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart Vick, David Waddell & Reed Wedding, Mary Ellen Wedge Capital Management, LLP Wehinger, Rev. Thomas E. Wells, Shirley A. White, Kathy White, Maria A. Wilkins, Patricia Winner, Cristine M. Wisniewski, Thomas & Karen Zak, Rev. Daniel J. “Sisters: Many thanks for everything that you do in this broken world to articulate positions of peace, respect and love for all of God’s creation. I can’t say enough about all of your work to end oppression, poverty, persecution, and exclusion.” - Robert H. Mace, Jr. 11 Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio 6832 Convent Boulevard Sylvania, Ohio 43560 Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio 6832 Convent Boulevard Sylvania, Ohio 43560 Phone: 419-882-2016 Fax: 419-885-8643 Web: www.sistersosf.org The Sylvania Franciscan is a publication of the Development Office of the Sisters of St.Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. 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The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio invite you to celebrate, honor and support our diverse ministries in education, social work, health and human services, religious, parish and spiritual direction. 12th Annual Sylvania Franciscan Fundraising Gala Saturday, September 24, 2011 5 - 9 p.m. An evening of fine food, festivities, and friendship. For ticket or sponsorship information, contact Sister Carol Ann Grace, OSF, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.824.3625 Thank You for your Generous Support Resounding Response to 2010 Christmas Ornament Appeal Sister Patrice Kerin, Sister Michelle Gillespie, and Sister Winifred Templin stand next to a Christmas tree full of ornaments outside of the Rosary Care Center Chapel on the Motherhouse grounds. More than 600 people have responded to the appeal and have returned ornaments with their prayer requests. Throughout the year, Sisters will pick up the cards and pray for the intentionsâ€”a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.