The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University Announces September Events

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania, is pleased to announce the following events. Wednesday, September 2 A Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Lourdes University Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center is scheduled at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to park in the Franciscan Center lot and walk across to the Mid-Campus Expansion through the Convent Blvd. entrance. The ceremony is open to the public. RSVP to Becki Bair at 419-824-3980 or Thursday, September 3 The Lourdes University Auxiliary Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. After lunch, attendees can enjoy the “Dawn of the Space Age” planetarium show. Cost: $20 per person. For more information about the Lourdes University Auxiliary or to become a member, contact Mary Arquette, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 419-824-3969 or email Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10 Father Jim Bacik will offer a brief presentation and lead discussions on his latest book Humble Confidence: Spiritual and Pastoral Guidance from Karl Rahner. TheBook Discussions begin at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Chapters 1 and 2 will be discussed on Sep. 9 and Chapters 3 and 4 will be covered on Sep. 10. Cost for the two-part series: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; Each day: $10 at the door. RSVP at or call 419-824-3515. Sunday, September 13 Neighborhood Properties Inc. (NPI) presents the NPI Art and Talent Show at 2 p.m. NPI is a unique and innovative service provider in northwest Ohio. Their goal is to end homelessness for persons with mental illness and addiction disorders. For more information about the Art and Talent Show, please contact Claudia Annoni, Senior Program Manager, at 419-473-2604, ext. 119. Monday, September 14 The Christ Child Society Toledo Chapter presents a New Member Coffee at 10 a.m. The organization offers several programs to assist children in need from birth through their growing years. With more than 200 members, the local Christ Child Society chapter offers two membership levels – Active ($65 per year) and Supporting. To learn more, visit Tuesday, September 15 Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents Keith Burris, Columnist with The Blade, on Tuesday, September 15, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The lecture titled “Human Ecology of Writing about Toledo” is free and open to the public. For further information on S.A.V.E. or upcoming lectures, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak, OSF, at 419-824-3691 or email Friday, September 18 The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning monthly lecture program offers “Raising the Poor to Self-Determination” with Baldemar Velásquez, an internationally recognized leader in the farmworker and immigrant rights movements. Refreshments are offered at 9:15 a.m. with the lecture held from 10 – 11 a.m. Cost: Free for members and first-time visitors. For more information, contact Lifelong Learning Coordinator Laura Megeath at 419-824-3707 or email Monday, September 21 The Sylvania Franciscan Village offers its monthly Father Jim Bacik lecture series from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Father Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor, The topic of this month’s lecture is “Thomas Merton on Peace Making.” Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. RSVP at or call 419-824-3515. Saturday, September 26 The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania present their Annual Franciscan Gala from 6 – 11 p.m. The Sisters of St. Francis support diverse ministries that include education (Lourdes University), social work, health and human services, pastoral services, retreats and spiritual direction, as well as care for the elderly and retired Sisters. Those attending the Franciscan Gala will enjoy a gourmet dinner served by Stella’s Restaurant in Perrysburg and entertainment by the KGB Motown Band. Chris Vickers, WTOL TV personality, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. A silent auction and raffle will be offered; and during the evening’s festivities, an artist will paint an image of the Portiuncula Chapel. Cost: $125 per person. RSVP by September 20. Contact the Sisters of St. Francis Advancement Office at 419-824-3625. Tuesday, September 29 Lourdes University’s State of the University Address and Breakfast occurs at 7:30 a.m. An invitation only event, those in attendance will learn the latest news and plans from Lourdes President Dr. David Livingston. For more information about this event, contact Mary Arquette, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 419-824-3969 or

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Organization Name: The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University
Organization Address: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania