We officially welcomed an order of Franciscan Sisters from India into our parish and convent on Saturday, July 26, 2014. On that date, a Mass of Inauguration was held at St. Peter's and was attended by parishioners of both parishes as well as Mother Rexia Mary, the Mother Superior from India.
Their charism and mission is outreach to the marginalized, spiritual leadership, and helping to teach the Faith.
The Sisters focus on social work, visiting the imprisoned, hospitalized, elderly, and handicapped as well as a have a presence at our parish school, Bishop Flaget.
The convent has recently been renovated for the arrival of the Sisters. The church office, that was located in the original convent chapel, will soon be relocated in the parish center. The chapel is once again being utilized by the Sisters for the celebration of Mass, adoration, and prayer -- a great blessing for all of the community!
You can become a Sister Guardian! Sister Guardians commit, in addition to their parish support, to providing a $1,000 per year for three years to support the sisters. Other support for the Sisters comes from the Bishops Annual Appeal donation overages. The support for the Sisters is thus separate from the parish's regular operating expenses.
If you are interested in helping with this mission, visit the online giving site or contact Donna at the church office at 740-774-1407.
Thank you for being a part of this important mission of the church.
The Sisters are very shy about letting people know what they would like as gifts or for Christmas. Suggestions for them are gift cards to the following places:
JoAnn Fabrics or Hobby Lobby
Barnes and Noble
Please do not purchase gift cards to restaurants. They are not permitted to eat at restaurants unless they are taken there with a group.