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Seeing God’s Grace in the Daily

As a Catholic sister and director of religious education at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Sleepy Hollow, New York, Sister Mary Anne Maceda expects the unexpected. “When my door opens or the phone rings, I never know what exactly will be needed,” she says. The parish includes a diverse Hispanic immigrant community with countless

Easter Blessings

Dear Friends, Amid the calls for sacrifice and self-denial that are traditional during the Lenten season, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities chose to send you messages of hope, reminders that the difficult times we face during our lives are temporary and that we do not face them alone. On this Easter

15th Annual Food & Wine Tasting – May 9

Proceeds benefit the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis to people in need. Free wine glasses and hors d’oeuvre trays, silent and live auctions, wine pull Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 5 - 7 p.m. Location: St. Mary of the Angels 201 Reist Street, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221 Tickets: $50 per person

Join us for an evening of good food and good cheer – April 26

Join us for an evening of good food and good cheer — all in support of the retirement needs and community care of the Sisters of St. Francis. Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: Franciscan Villa 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212 Tickets: $50 per

Welcome New Associates!

Christina Andujar, Cynthia Garofalo, Charmaine Innis, Barbara Johnson, Carol Mirabile and Jeanne Reilly and were welcomed as Franciscan Associates of the Sisters of St. Francis on Sunday, April 2. During the commitment ceremony at the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, New York, the six expressed their desire to walk with the sisters as disciples of Christ

Sister Grace Ann Receives Honor

Congratulations to Sister Grace Anne Dillenschneider who was recently honored with a St. Joseph the Worker Award for her service to the central New York community and St. Joseph’s Health Center. Sister Grace Anne accepted the award during the St. Joseph’s Day Appreciation Breakfast, a time when the health system celebrates their namesake, St. Joseph,

A Conversation With Kate Mahoney

Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Share in conversation with Kate Mahoney at the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum in Syracuse, New York. Learn more about her newly released book “The Misfit Miracle Girl; Candid Reflections” which tells her story of being the first documented miracle that led to the canonization of St. Marianne.

Niagara University Students Spend Spring Break Giving Back

While some college students spent their spring break relaxing at the beach, ten students from Niagara University in Buffalo, New York reached out to help people in need in Pittsburgh. The group was part of the March 5 alternative break experience offered by the Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer program, a sponsored ministry of the

March 22 is World Water Day

Protecting Sister Water: A Shared Responsibility On March 22, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities join many in marking World Water Day. Water is the essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital

National Catholic Sisters Week

We are pleased to be a part of National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14), an annual celebration that honors women religious. A series of events, sponsored by grants from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, will take place across the country. For the seventh consecutive year, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities together