March 26, 2022 – April 22, 2022 all-day

Saturday, March 26 (9:00am-12:00pm) Oasis Day Mini-Retreat, “Yearning for God: Voices from the Creative Tradition” at 200 St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.


Yearning for God: Voices from the Creative Tradition” will be held on March 26th at 9 AM. Presenter Dan Moulton will take us through history during this retreat!

Meet the two remarkable women, St. Hildegard of Bingen and Lillias Trotter, whose love of God manifested itself in artistic expressions of faith, but whose life journeys took them in uniquely different directions. We will hear their stories, reflect on their creative works, and consider where the Creative Tradition fits into our own spiritual journeys.

Register by March 20th. Contact Jennifer at 419-443-1485 or email: peace@franciscanretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org. This event can be attended in person or virtually.






Sunday, March 27 (3:00pm) The Consequences and Impact of War upon Children: An online presentation by Kathy Kelly, peace activist, author, and educator. Sponsored by Tiffin Area Pax Christi, Nonviolent Tiffin, and partner organizations.


Kathy is a person of HOPE for a better future for the world’s children in warring countries. She speaks with experience, with passion, with faith in the goodness of all people. She also shares her zeal, her faith, her inner strength freely.


Who Would Benefit? Educators, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, university and high school students. Peacemakers, people of all faiths, people wanting to be more involved socially for justice and peace.

Limited to 100 participants. Reminders, including the zoom link, will be sent to update all registrants. To register, visit: bit.ly/3HSBolU. For more info: call Sr. Paulette, 567-230-0220.

Following Jesus: A Lenten Series by Zoom from Monday, February 21st and offered weekly until Monday, April 12th 


What will enable me to be a more faithful disciple? What will heal our nation? What will restore justice in our world?

Following Jesus: A Lenten Series produced by Catholic Relief Services & US Conference of Catholic Bishops will be offered virtually on Zoom every Monday beginning February 21st, 2022. Through prayer, video clip, reflection and discussion we will explore the seven themes of Catholic social teaching which arise from the example of Jesus, and discover ways to apply these themes in our everyday lives. If interested call Jennifer at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org




Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 6th Supports St. Francis Spirituality Center in Tiffin. Donate by phone at 419-447-0435. Mail a check to SFSC, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, Ohio  44883. You can text RETREATS to 44321 and click on the link to donate. Also, visit www.franciscanretreats.org to make an online donation.





Friday, April 8 (10am-4pm) & Saturday, April 9 (9am-12pm) FELC Garage Sale & Bake Sale to be held at Elizabeth Schaefer Apartments, 190 St Francis Ave, Tiffin.


Donations and Volunteers Needed! Accepting all gently used items EXCEPT clothing and shoes. Children’s books only. Item drop-off: Wednesday from 3:00pm-6:00pm and Thursday from 11:30am-4:30pm. For questions, contact Mimi at 419.448.7485. Proceeds benefit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. 


Tuesdays, from 10:00-11:00am on April 19, May 3, 17, 31; June 4, 14 (Session 1) “Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions with Vatican Scientist” a DVD Study Hosted by St. Francis Spirituality Center via Zoom. 


The DVD is presented by Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D. and there are twelve 25-minute lectures in this series.


Handouts and Zoom information will be mailed to you upon registering. To register, contact Jenifer by April 5th at 419-443-1485 or peace@franciscanretreats.org or online at www.franciscanretreats.org. Free Will Offering.




Science Day for Kids on Monday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 13 (8am-3pm) for ages 6-10 years at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin.


Monday, April 11th – Theme: Slime & Squish

Everyone’s favorite polymer is back! The Science of Slime and Squish will have your kids testing different recipes to find the perfect viscosity of slim and non-Newtonian fluids. We’ll make fluffy slime, clear slime, solid and liquid hybrid slime, even edible slime!


Wednesday, April 13th – Theme: Monsters Unleashed

Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness monster, do you think they’re alive and well? Thanks to the Tiffin Parks Department we’ve had a few bigfoot sightings around Seneca county; could there be another at FELC?

Masks are required to be worn indoors by all attendees and staff. Register early as space is limited! Scholarships and sibling discounts available. Cost: $40 each. Register online at www.felctiffin.org or by calling 419-448-7485.



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

Early Bird registration until May 1st and camps are limited. 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.


Community Garden Plots at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center on the St. Francis Campus in Tiffin!



Rent 20’x30’ plots ($125), 20’x15’ plots ($90) or mini plots 10’x15’ ($60). This includes use from May – October (weather permitting), and the FELC greenhouse. Plot fees will be waived for those who qualify for financial assistance. Visit www.felctiffin.org for guidelines or to download an application. Call Sr. Shirley at 419.448.7485 for questions or email sshafranek@felctiffin.org.


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

Friday, April 22th Enjoy Dining in Cherry Blossom Park at The Chandelier, 151 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Door open at 5:30, Hors d’oeuvres/Cash Bar, Dining 6:30-8:00pm. Benefiting: Non-Violent Tiffin, Project Peace, Pax Christi. For more information, please leave a message with Sr. Paulette at 567-230-0220.


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.