June 17, 2022 – July 31, 2022 all-day

Tickets are on now on sale for the 15th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala, to be held on Friday, August 12 (6-10 p.m.) on the St. Francis Campus in Tiffin.  Tickets are $75/per person. There is an Early Bird Special of$65/per person before July 1st. The deadline to purchase dinner tickets is Friday, August 5. For tickets, call 419-447-0435 or visit www.felctiffin.org for online tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center’s programs for children and adults.

Guests can mingle around outside and enjoy appetizers created with fresh vegetables, microgreens and herbs grown by the Seeds of Hope Farm. The appetizers will be created and served by The Empire at 138 of Tiffin, Don Tomasso’s American and Italian Kitchen of Upper Sandusky, and Parkhurst Dining of Heidelberg University in Tiffin. Attendees will be able to sample various wines and craft brews from Gillig Winery of Findlay, Laird Arcade Brewery and The Tiffin Brewery of Tiffin, and Twin Oast Brewing of Port Clinton. Dinner will be catered and served by Carolyn’s Personalized Catering of Millbury inside air-conditioned Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium while guests enjoy a live jazz music trio. Special raffle drawings, a silent auction, wine grab and live auction will follow. After dinner, the party continues outside until 10:00 pm with more music and drinks. The theme is Garden Party, and while garden party attire is suggested, it is not required.

For those who cannot attend, a gift card will be offered (for the same value) toward dinner at The Empire at 138 or Don Tomasso’s American and Italian Kitchen. They will also be able to participate in an online auction between August 1-11 and be entered into raffles for a “Chance to Win $500” and a Gift Card Tree valued at $250. Tickets for additional raffles are also available.

This year there will be a special Grand Prize Raffle for the Stairway to Heaven Cottage, a week-long vacation rental for up to 11 people in Rosemary Beach, Florida, valued at $10,000. Vacation dates can be scheduled for September-October of 2023. Winners have to confirm their dates by August 31st, 2022. Tickets cost $50 each. For more information, visit https://www.30aescapes.com/rentals/stairway-to-heaven-cottage.

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is grateful to the 2022 Honorary Gala Co-Chairs, Suzie Reineke and Weston Reinbolt.




In-person Summer Camps offered at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

There are still some openings for a few of our camps. Camps are for children ages 5-10 years old. Register at www.felctiffin.org. Scholarships are available. For more details, visit our website or call 419.448.7485.



Every Thursday (7:00pm-8:30pm) Conversations about Faith offered through St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Conversations About Faith is an informal discussion where matters of faith can be freely discussed and explored. Participants bring their own topics of interest. Although the faith lens will be primarily Roman Catholic, all faith traditions are welcome. Some sessions offered by Zoom only and some “hybrid” – both in person and via Zoom.  Contact the following for information about this week’s manner of meeting. Conversations will be guided by Sister Edna Michel, OSF, M.A.(Theology). Free Will Offering. For more info or to register: 419.443.1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org


SpiritSpace Gallery & Gifts, located inside St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Open by appointment only. Please call Sister Jane Omlor at 567-207-5393 until further notice. A nice selection of Sacramental gifts:  Baptism, Confirmation, Wedding and First Communion. Spiritual books, cards, Fair Trade Products as well as a large selection of pottery and wood turning pieces and other original art; all locally made.


YOGA CLASS on Wednesdays from 6-7:00pm at St. Francis Spirituality Center (Greecio Room), 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Limit: 10 participants. Beginners are also welcome! Suggested Donation of $7/session. Call Sr. Paulette at 567-230-0220 to register.