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Our Mission

In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi,

we welcome everyone

who seeks spiritual growth

through a deeper relationship

with God in a place of peace, community, healing and joy.

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Joy and Gratitude of St. Francis and St. Clare

Wed, November 5, 10:00am – 11:30am

Resonating throughout St. Francis and St. Clare’s poetry, letters, and testaments are the themes of gratitude and joy. We’ll let them speak to us, in their own words, from eight centuries ago. Their words will inspire us as we recognize, name and celebrate our own joys and gratitude together. Led by Julie McElmurry, MS, MA. Fee: $10, includes continental breakfast. Please register by Nov. 3 to reserve seating.

Women's Book Circle (SH)

Wed, November 5, 7pm – 9pm

Join with other women for a monthly discussion of stimulating, interesting books. No registration necessary. Fee: $5/session.

Happy Hour at the Franciscan Center

Wed, November 5, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

“Come mingle and learn about St. Francis; this event is\ an open social mixer for those in their 20, 30, 40's wanting to explore a deeper relationship with spirituality and those around them" suggested donation, includes wine/cheese. We encourage our quests to register for this event. Led by Julie McElmurry, MS, MA.


Upcoming Event! November 10, 2014

Join us for our annual First Responders Golf Classic

“Please help us keep our community’s first responders healthy and strong! They risk their lives every day to keep all of us safe.” This is a meaningful way to give back to our law enforcement officers and firefighters.

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Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal. We welcome people from all faiths to come and find acceptance, peace and healing and to listen to God amidst the beauty of creation.

The Center is a private, non-profit retreat house staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal volunteers in carrying out their ministry. Throughout the year, various professional retreat directors assist the staff in offering group programs and private retreats. The Center also is available for groups wishing to host their retreat or meeting here.


Our Sponsors for the

First Responders Golf Classic

Chief Sponsors

Major Sponsor

Captain Sponsor

Star and Shield Insurance

Lieutenant Sponsors

Scott & Donna Liberman

Dunndeal Publications

Keith and Mary O'Connor

Brian and Diana Dugan

Dave Andreychuk Foundation


Bill Currie Ford

Kuhn Honda VA


Food Sponsor

All Seasoned Catering