Faith in Action: A Franciscan Experience in New York

Event Date: 
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 5:00pm

Young adults (18-39 years) are invited to join Faith Connections and The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure for a weekend of exploring Franciscan spirituality, rooted in community, prayer and service.

We will travel together by car to Syracuse, NY to visit one of the oldest Franciscan parishes in North America, experience the community of young adults from all over the world, learn from the friars about their unique charism, and serve together in ministries run by the friars and sisters of Syracuse.

There will also be a walking pilgrimage to visit the relics of newly-canonized St. Marianne Cope and an option to visit the Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda, NY on the way home.

When: Friday, August 23 @ 9:00AM to Sunday, August 25 @ 5:00PM

Cost: $100 (if cost is a concern please contact us).

Sleeping accommodation: we will be hosted by young adults and parishioners of The Franciscan Church of the Assumption.

What to bring: clothes, toiletries, comfortable shoes, a sleeping bag and pillow, and a re-usable water bottle.


Registration is required by Wednesday, August 14, as there is limited space. Please download and complete this PDF registration form and make your cheque payable to "St. Bonaventure Church." Mail your completed form and fee to: Attn: Jonathan Nix, St. Bonaventure Church, 1300 Leslie St, Toronto ON, M3C 2K9

Tentative schedule:

9:00AM — Leave Toronto from St. Bonaventure
1-2:00pm — Arrive in Syracuse
3-5:00PM — Welcome and tour; sign up for ministry: farm or food pantry
5:15PM — Evening prayer with friars
6:00PM — Dinner with hosts from Syracuse
7:00PM — Ice breakers!
7:45PM — General welcome and introduction
8:45PM — Social time!

7:00AM — Breakfast
8:00AM — Volunteer work at food pantry or farm
1:00PM — Lunch together
2:00PM — Pilgrimage to St. Marianne Cope and Cathedral
6:00PM — Dinner
7:00PM — Franciscan prayer/spiritualiy workshop and evening prayer
8:00PM — Social time!

9:00AM — Farewell/Commissioning Mass
10:00AM — Brunch
12:00PM — Leave for home, with option to visit Shrine of St. Kateri in Fonda, NY
4-5:00PM — Arrive in Toronto at St. Bonaventure


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Jonathan Nix by phone at 416-447-5571 ext 258, or by e-mail at


Franciscan Church of the Assumption
812 N Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13208
United States
43° 3' 45.1764" N, 76° 9' 14.5296" W