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Parishioners on a Mission

The Connecting Hearts and Hands Team from Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, recently teamed with our sisters on a medical mission to promote healing and wellness in Peru. Read about it in the new Fall issue of our Alive magazine.

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Weaving together a new heart for intercultural life and mission

Honoring the Light of Our Loved Ones

at Candles of Love

Candles of LovePlease join us as we honor the light of our loved ones, both living and deceased, at this year’s Candles of Love Liturgy. This special Holy Day Mass of remembrance will be held on the Feast of All Saints, Friday, November 1, at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel.

If you have lost a loved one in the last year and would like their name included in the litany, please contact Sister Kathy Chuston (414-385-5343 or kchuston@sssf.org).

Prayer intention cards also are available in the reception area of St. Joseph Center, 1501 S. Layton Blvd. (corner of Greenfield Ave. and 27th St.) in Milwaukee. Please use these cards for any prayer intentions you would like included at the Candles of Love Liturgy and in the sisters' prayers throughout the month of November.

All are welcome to join the sisters for this beautiful, candle-lit Mass, as well as the simple reception that will follow the liturgy.

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The School Sisters of St. Francis live the Good News of Jesus and witness to the presence of God as we enter into the lives and needs of people around the world, especially those who are poor. We strive to be a source of new life, new meaning and new hope.  Our Vision is a world transformed through peace, justice and love.


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United States

United States

The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.

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Latin America

Latin America

Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.

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Today our sisters of the European Province serve in Germany and Switzerland.     

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In India, the School Sisters of St. Francis have served those in need since the 1930s. In October 2015, the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Assisi Province in southern India launched a new mission to Tanzania.

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