Feb
24
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Feb
25
Sat
At the Heart of Marriage – Level I @ Lowell Campus
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

marriageYou and your spouse are invited to a special day to reflect on and enrich your life as a married couple through conversation, couple time, and presentations.  The day will include lunch and will culminate in the Eucharistic celebration of Mass at 4:00 pm.

Cost:  $75

Click here to register.

Feb
27
Mon
Pączki Class @ Lowell Campus
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Pączki Class:  Monday, February 27, 2017 6:15 – 8:30 pm

Lowell Campus

Since the Middle Ages, Polish people have been known for their pączki, a rich, deep-fried doughnut filled with stewed prunes. The Tuesday before Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, became known as Fat Tuesday, as the people tried to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs, and fruit in the home to fulfill Catholic fasting practices. Today many American cities celebrate Fat Tuesday with pączki of all kinds, i.e., strawberry, Bavarian cream, blueberry, apple, custard, or raspberry.  Come and learn to make the traditional prune-filled pączki with Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE, who will use a recipe handed down for many generations of her Polish lineage.

Click here to register. www.eventbrite.com/e/making-packzi-tickets-29048926120

Mar
1
Wed
Joyce Hicks AWS-Transforming The Landscape In Watercolor @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm

joycehicks2Joyce brings her passion and love for teaching to inspire and motivate in a fun, fast-paced workshop. Emphasis is on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor; scenes that reach out and connect with viewers. Joyce teaches simple easy to learn methods that will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking. You will learn from clear explanations about the reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from daily step by step demonstrations. You will become more comfortable with the watercolor medium while learning to distill and simplify scenes from inspiration to finished work of art. Once technical aspects have also been mastered your confidence will show and your own

Signature Style will begin to emerge for works of art that are uniquely yours.

Website: http://jhicksfineart.com/

Mar
3
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Mar
5
Sun
Joyce Hicks AWS-Create Beautiful Landscapes from Easy-To-Paint Shapes @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm

joycehicks3In this workshop Joyce will teach you how to create a unique visual language from common symbols found in the landscape! You will begin painting a reference journal of easy elements like a variety of fence types, country roads and paths, tree forms, clouds, windows, grasses, barn doors, wildflowers and more! Then you will use your new symbols to create paintings from your imagination! Emphasis will be on concepts, techniques and strategies for turning ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor. Joyce teaches simple easy-to-learn methods that appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration. You will learn from clear explanations her reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from daily step-by-step demonstrations. She will show you how easy it is to deconstruct complicated subjects making them easier to paint and her simple steps for turning boring landscape scenes into exciting works of art. Afternoons are devoted to one-on-one time with students. She brings her passion and love for teaching to inspire and motivate in a fun, fast-paced workshop.

Mar
8
Wed
Lenten Series – “The Art of Forgiveness” @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

prodigalsonJust as “a picture is worth a thousand words,” so “a parable is worth a thousand pictures.” This is especially true of the Parable of The Prodigal Son found in Luke 15. It has been the inspiration for countless works of art over the centuries. In this Year of Grace and Season of Lent, come and learn about this “Art of Forgiveness” and be inspired to “always forgive and be forgiven.”

Mary and Larry Gerbens have collected and commissioned art on the Parable of The Prodigal Son since the mid 1990’s. The message of the Parable and the art has become their ministry. They believe that: “Art is the human spirit made visible. It is indispensable to our flourishing as God’s human creatures.”

Selections from “The Art of Forgiveness” collection can be viewed from February 6 through March 31 at the Lowell Campus from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Larry and Mary Gerbens

Larry and Mary Gerbens

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Mar
10
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Mar
14
Tue
Women’s Breakfast – HOPE RELATE INVEST @ Noto's Old World Italian Dining
Mar 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

HOPE  RELATE  INVEST

Are you ready to invest in Hope?   Do you know how?  Where do we find Hope in the world today?

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist present this inspirational and nourishing experience on Hope.  Come for breakfast at the close of Catholic Sister’s Week during National Women’s Month.  Register by calling or online by clicking on Tickets.