May 25, 2023 – June 28, 2023 all-day

Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events for May-June 2023


Thursday, May 25 (6:30-8:00pm) Succession Planting at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Succession planting is a method of planting a variety of vegetables throughout the growing season. With just a little forethought and creativity, you too can utilize this method to obtain repeated harvests of your favorite veggies from spring through fall!

Presenter: Sr. Rita Wienken, OSF, an organic farmer for 40 years and founder of FELC and Seeds of Hope Farm. Registration required. For more info, call the FELC at (419) 448-7485, or email sshafranek@felctiffin.org. Donations welcome.


Monday, May 29 (12:00-3:30pm) Annual Memorial Day Arts & Craft Show, at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.  

Pottery, quilting, wood pieces items for sale by local artists. Demonstrations, games, food and more.  The 3 D’s Ice Cream Gang with deluxe sundaes and floats are back again.  All proceeds go to a veteran organization.


Sundays, June 11; July 9; Aug 13 (12:00-3:00pm) Holy Leisure Sundays on the St. Francis Campus, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

Pack a picnic and blanket and enjoy time with your family and friends in the Sacred Heart Courtyard! Jumbo yard games and $1 Jolly’s root beer floats will be available for your enjoyment. Weather permitting. Sponsored by St. Francis Spirituality Center.

Seeds of Joy Cooking Class will be offered on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:30-10:30am at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 33 North Washington St. in Tiffin.  

Enjoy a cooking class using microgreens and vegetables from the Seeds of Hope Farm on the St. Francis Campus and olive oils from Ralph’s Joy of Living to create marinades, dressings and much more. Different ingredients will be used each time. Classes will be held at Ralph’s Joy of Living and cost $20 per person. Space is limited. Please RSVP by noon on Thursdays at 419-447-1051. 


Saturday, June 3 (9:00am-12:00pm) Oasis Day Mini Retreat – Sculpting our Spirit: A Body Spirituality Mini-Retreat at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Michelangelo needed to see inside the body to sculpt David or Pieta. Through lecture, conversation, media, and walking/stretching, we hope to come to new respect for and gratitude for the possibilities God has given us in our body and sculpt our spirit into health and new life. Presented by Sr. Paulette Schroeder, OSF.

Join us to learn powerful truths about healing, balance, love, the artistry of God, and the holiness of the body itself. Offered in-person and by Zoom. Cost: $15 retreat only or $27 retreat and noon meal. Register by May 26 at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org.


Dine–to-Donate on Monday, June 5 for World Environment Day at Xcaret Mexican Restaurant, between 11:00am-10:00pm, and 15% of your dine-in or carry-out order will be donated to the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center (FELC) in Tiffin. Just mention FELC to your server when you order, show them the Facebook post or hand them the printed flyer.


Wednesday, June 28 (7:00-8:30pm) Book Club offered by Zoom by via Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, Tiffin. 

Join FELC in reading and discussing four books this year, led by Linda Haas, retired educator and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.

The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from New York to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is an almost invisible world alongside ours. This is the story of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

Please have entire book read before the meeting on June 28th. Register by June 1st  by calling or emailing Linda Haas: 614-208-4953. lindakhaas48@gmail.com


Sacramental gifts and cards are available in SpiritSpace Gallery & Gifts, located inside St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., in Tiffin. Open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every Saturday or call Sister Jane at 567-207- 5393 to arrange a convenient time.