January 6, 2021 – February 28, 2021 all-day

Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events for Jan-Feb 2021

NEW IN 2021…Science Club Boxes are available each month at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center in Tiffin!

Boxes are geared towards kids ages 5-11, cost is $20/box. Scholarships are available upon request, limit of 3 per child. For questions, contact Samantha Busack at 419.448.7485. Order by January 18th online at https://felctiffin.org/2021-science-club-boxes/.


The first box featured is Soapy Science and will be available on January 29nd.
You be the chemist with our Soapy Science box! Explore the hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties of soap as you make your own bars then test their effectiveness by comparing bacteria swabs of your hands. You will also discover why washing with soap is better than using only hand sanitizer.


Join us for the St. Francis Community Mardi Gras Virtual Reverse Raffle at 7pm on Friday, February 12, 2021. Only 300 Reverse Raffle Tickets Available!!!

Cost: $35 Includes Reverse Raffle entry and 1 entry to win $500. You can also support local restaurants who are partnering with us by purchasing a$50 ticket! As an added incentive, you will also be entered into a special drawing to win a Taste of Tiffin gift card tree to various restaurants.  Includes Reverse Raffle entry, 1 entry to win $500, 1 entry to win a Taste of Tiffin gift card tree and a $15 gift card  to your choice of Clover Club, Madison Street Tavern or The Empire at138.

Over $5,000 in Prizes: Last Ticket: $2,000, 2nd to Last: $1,000, 3rd to Last: $550, 4th to Last: $350, 5th to Last: $150. Lots of “Lucky Loser” prizes including $200 for the 1st ticket out! For Tickets:  www.tiffinfranciscans.org or call 419-447-0435. Deadline for all participant forms and payments must be to us no later than Wednesday, February 10th by noon to participate.

Don’t forget to tune in at 7:00pm on February12th for our virtual Reverse Raffle via ZOOM. Login information will be emailed or texted 2 days before the event. Follow us on Facebook at Sisters of St. Francis (Tiffin Franciscans) for updates and to watch the Reverse Raffle LIVE! To view auction items and set up an account to bid, visit: https://sistersstfrancis.betterworld.orgItems will be available to bid on starting February 1st. Additional information will be available on how to participate in our virtual event/online auction and a program book will be emailed to address listed on the participation form.

All proceeds benefit St. Francis Community which includes: Sisters of St. Francis St. Francis, St. Francis Spiritualty Center, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and St. Francis Senior Ministries.




Support St. Francis Spirituality Center by purchasing a ticket for the 2021 Christmas 365 Raffle! There will be raffle drawings for cash prizes on the 25th day of every month in 2021 St. Francis Spirituality Center will be giving away $4500 in cash prizes with each contestant having the possibility of up to 13 chances to win, which includes an extra $500 drawing on Christmas Day 2021. Each winning ticket goes back into the drum for a chance to win on the next drawing. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. As an added incentive, due to the pandemic, if you purchase 6 tickets online you will receive 3 FREE entries, 12 tickets you will receive 6 FREE entries and 18 tickets you will receive 9 FREE entries. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting https://franciscanretreats.org/christmas-365-2021-raffle/.


Tickets are on sale through September 30, 2021. Winners will be notified by phone, and names will be posted on our Facebook page (St. Francis Spirituality Center) and website, www.franciscanretreat.org.




“The Christian Mystical Tradition” by Fr. Harvey D. Egan, S.J., D. Theol. , A DVD Study Series (Sessions 1-6) Via Zoom and offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center on Tuesdays, (10-11am) January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2 and 9.

The mystics show us the deepest recesses of the human spirit.  As great masters of the interior life, they reveal the art of loving God, neighbor, self, and the world. Meet eleven significant mystics from medieval to contemporary times.

Free Will Offering. To register: Call Jenifer at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org.


Thursdays, January 21; February 4, 11 & 18; March 4 & 11 (7:00-8:30pm) Conversations about Faith by Zoom 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. Conversations will be guided by Sister Edna Michel, OSF, M.A.(Theology) through Zoom. Free Will Offering.

For more info or to register: 419.443.1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org. When you register, you will receive directions for downloading Zoom and a FREE code to participate.

Wednesdays, January 20 & 27; February 3, 10, 17 & 24 (7:00-8:00pm) Conversations About Coping through COVID-19” using Zoom offered through St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

This online Zoom discussion group to help participants maneuver more gently through the emotional and spiritual challenges of this pandemic. Articles about coping with fear and stress can befound in both printed and online forms, yet peer support remains one of the best ways of handling crises as we hear from one another in a more personal setting how we’re doing, if our reactions are normal, where to get additional assistance, how we’ve been able to help others, etc.

Sister Edna Michel, director of St. Francis Spirituality Center, will facilitate these conversations each Wednesday. While not a professional counselor, she has had nearly 40 years’ experience listening to people’s life stories and helping them walk through tough times.

If interested, register with Sr. Edna Michel at 567.230.0061 or Jenifer at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org. You will then receive directions to download and install Zoom to your computer, I-Pad, tablet or smart phone and the code required for this FREE online conversation. It is also possible to participate by phone only.


The Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti of the Holy Father Francis on Fraternity and Social Friendship – A Virtual Lenten Book Discussion by Zoom offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center (SFSC) on Mondays (7:00-8:15pm) February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5.

In Pope Francis’s thinking, care for each other particularly the poorest and most marginalized in society cannot be divided from care for creation. “In this, his second social encyclical, which is relevant and to the point, Pope Francis sets out his vision for a post-COVID world. The pandemic offers us a unique opportunity for conversion. If anything, we have seen how interdependent we are on every level political, social, and economic. We have no choice but to live, truly live as brothers and sisters, with humanity as well as with our ravaged planet Earth.”

Registration:  Contact Jenifer at 419.443.1485 or email peace@franciscanretreats.org. Deadline for ordering books or study guides through SFSC is January 18.