Associate News

Love and Presence

A newsletter by and for lay associates of the School Sisters of St. Francis



Associate Eleanor FlemingSummer Associate Newsletter Available Now

The Summer 2020 issue of Love and Presence, a newsletter by and for lay associates of the School Sisters of St. Francis, is now available. Click here to read the complete issue, including a reflection by Dr. Eleanor Fleming (pictured), who writes about her experience as a Black woman and a health caring professional.


Community Celebrates New, Renewing Associates

Associate RenewalLast Sunday, September 16, our community welcomed Michele Carlson, Matt Knorr, and Denise Ryan into Associate Relationship at the acceptance and renewal liturgy in St. Joseph Chapel. We also accepted with the joy the renewal of commitment from associates Sandy Calawerts, Jeanne Erceg, Patti Heindl, Margie Kidder, Lynn Ann Lasnicka, Linda Leonard, Brenda Nelson, and Sandra Nowak. A festive dinner followed the Mass.

Also at the Mass, the community offered its blessing upon Tau Volunteer Elizabeth Scheibl as she begins her year of service as a teacher’s aide at Notre Dame Primary School.


2018 Associates and Sisters Picnic

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May AssociatesCommunity Welcomes Three New Associates

The School Sisters of St. Francis are delighted to welcome (from left, front) Jan Cosmos, Cherie Esposito, and Julia Williams into Associate Relationship with our community! We celebrated their acceptance at Saturday’s festive liturgy marking the 45th anniversary of Associate Relationship, at which Bishop Richard Sklba presided.