December 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 all-day

Sisters of St. Francis Campus Programs and Events for December 2021



Mondays, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 (7pm-7:45pm) Advent Prayer: Make Ready the Way via Zoom, offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center. 




Gift yourself with 45 minutes to slip away from the stress of these days to be renewed by song, story and reflective quiet all in the comfort of your home. This time will include; prayer & song, scripture, a pertinent story, resting in God. Free Will Offering. To register: Contact Jenifer at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org OR register online at franciscanretreats.org.



Saturday, December 11 (9am-12pm) Oasis Day Mini-Retreat at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St Francis Ave., Tiffin.

Our Advent walk to Christmas is a beautiful metaphor for our grace-filled journey on OUR PATHWAY TO LIFE! Let us gather with Sister Pat Meyer as we walk forward in the footprints of Christ Jesus. This is available in-person or virtually. Doors open at 8:30 for continental breakfast; noon meal optional. Cost is $15 for retreat only or $25 for retreat and noon main meal. To register, contact Jennifer at 419-443-1485 or email: peace@franciscansretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org.

Saturday, December 11 (10am-4pm) Christmas Open House at SpiritSpace Gallery & Gift Shop, located inside St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 


There will be refreshments, door prizes, and great deals! Regular hours: Saturdays, 10am-3pm. For an appointment, call Sr. Jane at 567-207-5393.



Science Day for Kids from 8am-3pm December 21st & 22nd at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.


Tuesday Theme: Zzzzzap!!! Harness the power of electricity! We’ll make our own batteries with veggies, learn about water as a conductor, and build a complete circuit board! These STEM inspired activities will have your kids buzzing with excitement. Cost: $40, ages 8 – 10.


Wednesday Theme: Secret Codes. Secret codes, ciphers, and puzzles abound! Together we will solve codes and ciphers, learn an introduction to and basics of coding and turn our new skill into art. Cost: $40, ages 6 – 10.


Masks are required to be worn indoors by all attendees and staff. Register early as space is limited! Scholarships and sibling discounts available. Register online at www.felctiffin.org or call 419-448-7485.





YOGA CLASS on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am and every Wednesday 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.


Christmas 365 Fundraiser Supporting St. Francis Spirituality Center kickoff: October 1, 2022. Support St. Francis Spirituality Center by purchasing a ticket for the 2022 Christmas 365 Raffle! Raffle drawings for cash prizes on the 25th day of every month in 2022 giving away $4500 in cash prizes with up to 13 chances to win, including an extra $500 drawing on Christmas Day 2022. Each winning ticket goes back into the drum for a chance to win on the next drawings. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50 and are on sale through September 1, 2022. As an added pandemic incentive, purchase 6 tickets and receive 3 FREE entries, 12 tickets and receive 6 FREE entries, or 18 tickets and receive 9 FREE entries. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting https://franciscanretreats.org/christmas-365-2022-raffle/. 

Winners will be notified by phone, and names will be posted on St. Francis Spirituality Center’s Facebook page and website: www.franciscanretreat.org.



Every Wednesday, (7pm-8pm) Conversations about Coping through COVID-19 using Zoom offered through St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. 

An informal opportunity to talk through the many challenges, losses, fears and questions brought on by the pandemic and gain support and help from peers.  Conversations facilitated by Sister Edna Michel.  Contact 419.443.1485 for more information or to receive Zoom access number.



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


Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am Christology: Understanding Jesus (DVD Series- Sessions 7-12) offered by St. Francis Spirituality Center in Tiffin.

Fr. Robin Ryan, C.P., shares insights from Scripture and theology to enrich and strengthen our answer to the question Jesus poses to us: “Who do you say I am?”

Sessions will be offered by Zoom only. Free Will Offering. Register by December 20th for remote participation; packet will be mailed.

Contact Jenifer at (419) 443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org and indicate manner of participation.