Finding Our Purpose: Harry Potter Guides the Way

Harry Potter 300

Celebrate 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter novel, and reflect on the important life lessons contained in the series during this special, one-of-a-kind retreat. We will explore the books’ many characters and unravel how they discovered who they are, their purpose in the wizarding world and the courage to follow their calling. Similarly, we will reflect upon our own journey and discover our profound truth and the path before us.

Dates: November 3 – 5, 2017

Location: Alverna Heights, Fayetteville, New York

To register, contact: Sister Caryn Crook, Vocation Minister
ccrook@sosf.org, 315.751.6819

Donation: $50 (Scholarships are available upon request)

Come and See Weekend Getaway

Coem and See

Come through our front door and experience the presence of God.

Close your eyes and pray. Enjoy sacred art in the peaceful silence. See the sunlight shining through stained glass windows. Break bread with us and share in joyful conversation. Learn about our ministries and how you can serve God’s people.

Life as a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities is about prayer, togetherness and serving others, and we love it that way. Come for a visit. Share your dreams for the future while discovering if God is calling you to religious life in the Franciscan spirit.

For more information, contact: Sister Caryn Crook, Vocation Minister
ccrook@sosf.org, 315.751.6819

Camping Discernment Retreat

Camping

Experience God in nature amidst the beautiful rolling hills and clean, sparkling lakes at Allegany State Park in western New York. Enjoy hiking, praying and sharing in meals and conversation. This weekend getaway offers you an opportunity to discover if God is calling you to religious life.

Dates: 2017 to be announced

Location: Allegany State Park, Salamanca, Western New York

To register, contact: Sister Caryn Crook, Vocation Minister
ccrook@sosf.org, 315.751.6819

16th Annual Summer Service Camp

Cleaning the Barn on Retreat

Join us in this volunteer experience offering young women in high school the opportunity to pray, learn and serve in the Franciscan tradition while helping others who are in need. Service opportunities include ministering with children, adults and participating in outdoor service activities. There will also be time for meaningful prayer experiences, socializing, recreational activities and fun.

Dates: Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m.

Location: Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
Mount Alvernia, 146 Hawthorne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15209

Cost: $95 limited scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Registration deadline: May 13, 2017

To register, contact: Sister Annie Bremmer
abremmer@stsjohnandpaul.org, 412.728.2699

Franciscans in Action

FIA-Sister-Amy

Experience community, prayer and service to others in the Franciscan tradition while offering your time, help and encouragement.

We will collaborate with a community of Benedictine sisters from Martin, Ky. to serve people in need in the town of David, Ky. In the past, volunteers have repaired plumbing systems built patios, ramps and decks; painted rooms, fences and buildings; installed structural supports, carpeting, cupboards and base boards; while offering support and friendship.

Dates: June 23 – July 1, 2017

Location: David, Kentucky

Cost: $145 plus transportation. Limited scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Registration deadline: to be announced

To register, contact: Sister Karen Krebs
kkrebs@sosf.org, 412.965.1247