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Awards Ceremony

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2019 Student Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Commons. The Ceremony will honor the achievements of students in their academic majors as well as their work with student organizations, leadership, and campus ministry.

Developing an Easter Spirituality with Guidance from Mary of Magdala

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Fr. Jim Bacik will present Mary Magdalene from various perspectives: the Apostle to the Apostles and first witness to the risen Christ; the victim of the scandalous charge of being a repentant prostitute; the enlightened follower of Christ in the Gnostic Gospel of Mary; and the contemporary inspiration for greater roles of women in the Church. Tickets: $10 reserved; $15 at the door. To reserve tickets, contact 419-824-3515 or with name and number of tickets requested, or purchase tickets online.  

What We Can Do About The Culture of Hate

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem – their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate – some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts a hard story from her own life, she shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves. Sally Kohn is a political commentator for CNN and former contributor to Fox News.…

7th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture: The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in honor of Father Jim Bacik. Guest Lecturer Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, a retired auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will present “The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response.” A reception follows. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. To reserve tickets, contact Laurie Bertke at, 419-824-3515 or visit

Veterans Day Event

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Monday, November 11 at 4 p.m. Franciscan Center

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