The Foundation and the Friends of Saint Francis sponsor and coordinate various events throughout the year.
Friday, December 15, 5 – 7 pm
Did you know that St. Francis of Assisi staged the very first Nativity scene in 1223? After visiting the actual birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, he returned home to Greccio, Italy and requested permission from Pope Honorius III to recreate the scene so that more could understand how it all began.
Saint Francis Healthcare System will recreate the scene of Jesus’ birth with its annual outdoor Live Nativity. Come and experience the true reason for the season! Invite your neighbors, friends and family to follow the Star of Bethlehem to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute (Entrance 6 – view map) and witness this truly special event.
Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and rich heritage and flavors of Europe. Travel through the lush green Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the ‘City of Lights’. This Glimpse of Europe will give you just a taste of the diversity that makes this continent a favorite holiday destination.
2024 Date To Be Determined
The Friends Golf Tournament is an annual four-person scramble with proceeds benefiting community efforts to feed hungry children in our area. Since 2018, this event has provided 403 elementary students with backpacks of food for the weekend. In addition, 375 family members benefited from 70,000 meals provided by our Tiger Bites Summer Feeding Program. Your support helps us feed more hungry children in our area.