November: Gift wrapping for Assisi House St. Nicholas Party
December: (1st Sunday) St. Nicholas Party at Assisi House
We bake cookies, help set up, assist with entertainment, and serve as Santa’s helpers for the day. We make a special effort to take candid photos the sisters present and prepare a photo remembrance.
March (Companions Gathering Day and Annual Charism Day):
Because of our proximity to Aston, Pennsylvania, we make a special effort to participate in this weekend gathering. Transportation is provided to ensure that no one is left out. All who participate in this weekend come away refreshed and renewed.
Being a Franciscan Presence in the Larger Community
As companions we make every effort to be present at congregational events.
When possible we are present to support each other and our Sisters of St. Francis—both at times of joyful celebration and at times of loss or illness. Individually and as a group, we strive to be a compassionate presence in our world. Our special focus is being present to our Sisters at the Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence.
In the spirit of Francis, Clare and Mother Francis Bachmann, we also serve our local communities in a wide variety of capacities—both individually and as a group: