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Franciscan Christmas Party

January 10, 2012

Just before Epiphany the Franciscan Friars at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph parishes in Peoria invited all the local Franciscans over for a party.  We don’t have many chances to gather like this, so it was really nice for us to get to know each other a bit better.  It was the OFMs from the Cincinnati province that held the party.  There were also Conventual Franciscans from Holy Family Parish in Peoria, Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Heading Avenue Franciscans as we call them), Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist, Franciscan Apostolic Sisters and of course we were there too.

He prayed Evening Prayer together in St. Joseph Church.  Fr. Larry did his best to lead us in Chanting the office.  At the dinner, they made each table sing for their supper.  They we had time to just visit and eat.  I think everyone enjoyed our time together.  Hopefully we’ll have more opportunities like this in the future. 🙂

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  1. January 10, 2012 12:38 pm

    Hi Sr. Rose Therese,
    I am glad that the sisters had fun. Sing for your supper is something different and better then doing the dishes afterwards. Ann Creech

  2. Elisa permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:05 pm

    This sounds like it was a wonderful event. What a joy that all the Franciscan communities in town could come together to celebrate Christmas!

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