Franciscan Alumni Association

Established May 28th, 1989
Serving Provinces of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. John the Baptist

Volume 13, Issue 1

May 2001

Reunion Plan
"Picnic Day 2001" Chapter

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e're going back to the farm in 2001. The June 22-23 Chapter (reunion) will take place on the grounds of the former St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. Association board member Charlie Bullington has obtained permission to use various facilities on the premises. Donn Wiley ('76) and Pat Findley ('74) are in charge of the Friday afternoon/evening activities.

Summary of Friday Itinerary:
4:30-5:45  Fellowship
6:00-7:15  Cookout
7:30-8:45  Volleyball/softball
9:00-9:30  Recognition of outstanding teams/individuals
9:30-11:00 Bonfire/singalong

If it should rain or be unseasonably cold, we'll be in the gym.  The former locker room beneath it is now a large, open room with tables and chairs.

On Saturday, the Alumni Association has arranged three tours of local Franciscan establishments.  If you decide to take one or all of the tours, please arrive at the location of the tour by the scheduled starting time. Once the tour leader moves from the starting point, it may be difficult for you to catch up or find the group.

Saturday, June 23, 2001, 10:30 am
Tour the archives of St. John the Baptist Province located at St. Anthony Shrine in the lower level of the building adjacent to the large parking lot. Fr. Dan Anderson, Archivist, will lead the tour. St. Anthony Shrine is located at 5000 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. For information or directions you may phone Fr. Dan at (513) 542-7999. His e-mail address is dja@franciscan.org.

1:00 pm
Tour the old and new St. Anthony Messenger buildings with Fr. Pat McCloskey, a former president of the alumni association. The Messenger building is located at 1615 Republic Street, adjacent to the province mother

Humanitarian Award
Alumni Networking
FAA History II
Class Barber
Registration Form
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house in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fr. Pat's e-mail address is patm@AmericanCatholic.org.

2:00 pm
Feel free to arrive at the old St. Francis Seminary (10290 Mill Road) as early as 2 PM for registration, fellowship and self-guided tours of the grounds.

3:30 pm
Tour the former St. Francis Seminary buildings; see the renovations as well as the things that are unchanged. This tour will end in the chapel at approximately 4:30, followed by a truly Franciscan Mass, award presentations, dinner and evening entertainment.


On Friday, we'll be in the vicinity of the Picnic House, the green building in the top middle of the picture above.  You can arrive as early as 4:30 pm for fellowship and to wet your whistle.  Park along the road that goes from the garage to the Picnic House/baseball fields on both Friday and Saturday.  Donn's huge grill--big enough to roast a pig--will be fired up in time to start serving dinner around 6 pm.