Laptops for the Franciscan Sisters

Sister Bernard Marie and Sister Paula won’t miss a beat as they make the move this Saturday from Mansfield to their new home at Our Lady of Angels in Joliet.  Thanks to the purchase of new laptops by the Motherhouse and the training provided by our new Development/Alumni Director, Jason Crundwell, the Sisters will be reading their emails and checking Facebook on Friday as they pack their final items and they’ll be checking them again when they get settled in Saturday evening in Joliet!  We’re trying to keep up with you, Sister Bernie and Sister Paula!  You are awesome!



Franciscan Sisters Attend Their Last All-School Mass

Today, Thursday, August 27, marks the last day of the 144th year that the Franciscan Sisters have been at St. Peter’s Parish and School.  The first all-school Mass of the year was also scheduled for today so, appropriately, it was a Mass in celebration of the presence and service of the Franciscan Sisters.

Sister Bernard Marie and Sister Paula took their last walk to an all-school Mass held in St. Peter’s Church at 9:00 a.m. on this beautiful, sunny morning.  Seated in the pew with Sister Paula Bingert and Sister Bernard Marie Campbell was one student representative from each grade level.  The Sisters received cards, handmade notes, and special spiritual rose bouquets.  Upon their return to the convent, they placed the spiritual rose bouquets in the Sisters’ Chapel in front of the statues of Mary and St. Francis.

Thank you to Mrs. Bauer for remembering this special date and for suggesting this Mass be in celebration of the Sisters, to Father Hite, Father Jeremy and Deacon Wasiniak, to Ms. Angie Dillon and Mr. Bill Johnson and to Mr. Lew Friend and Mrs. Lori Turner and the St. Peter’s student musicians who provided music, to those others who helped with organization and to all students, teachers, staff, parents and others who attended the Mass.  How special it was for them . . . and for us!


The St. Peter’s Respect Life committee is hosting a SAVE a CHILD prayer vigil outside the Planned Parenthood of Mansfield on Saturday, August 22 from 9 – 11 a.m. at 384 Park Avenue West.

The prayer service will raise awareness about the trafficking of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood.

The recently released videos from the Center for Medical Progress expose Planned Parenthood’s role in the trafficking of human organs, tissues and body parts. Through these videos we have become witnesses to the exploitation of our defenseless and innocent unborn brothers and sisters. Let us stand with one voice as we demand an end to all government funding of Planned Parenthood.

We will conclude the vigil with the Rosary. The Bishop of the Toledo Diocese, Daniel E. Thomas invites us to take up the rosary for marriage and the family. We will be joining the National 54 Day Rosary Novena and will have the “Bishop’s Traveling Rosary” with us. This Traveling Rosary will make its way through all 19 counties of our diocese, visiting a different Catholic School each day. The power of the holy rosary cannot be underestimated!

S – Stop all government funding of Planned Parenthood.
A – Abortion Funding from corporations must be ended by boycott
V – Volunteer your time, talent and treasure to make a difference
E – Educate, family, friends and culture regarding life and family.

For more information, contact Terry Leedy (419) 512-0074