Opportunities to Connect

Opportunities to Connect


All are welcome to worship with the Wheaton Franciscans in our beautiful chapel in Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse.  Our Sunday liturgy is at 10:00 a.m.

If you enjoy making music as part of your worship experience, we are always looking for additional musicians and choir members for a special liturgy on the first Sunday of the month, September through Pentecost.  For more information on worshiping with us or if you would like to be on our Friends of the Wheaton Franciscans email list to receive liturgy or Province events,  please contact us.

On the first Sunday of each month, we invite you to join us for Coffee & … in the Promenade immediately following the liturgy. Coffee & … provides an opportunity to get to know the Wheaton Franciscans, meet new people, visit with long-time friends, greet visitors, and build invitational community. If you are new to our Community or curious about worshipping with us, we encourage you to join us on the first Sunday. Hosts and greeters will guide you to our beautiful chapel and the Promenade. Coffee & … is hosted by the Wheaton Franciscans Invitational Church Energy Circle.

On the second Sunday of each month, we invite you to join us for Corporate Scripture Sharing.  This takes place immediately following liturgy in our Deutschland Chapel, which is immediately adjacent to Our Lady of the Angels chapel.

An Invitation to Discover

Who Are the Wheaton Franciscans?  This presentation will introduce you to the Wheaton Franciscans - our mission, philosophy, ministries, and various ways you might want to connect with us.  This informational session is generally held twice a year. Please contact Jeanne Connolly for more information.

Circle of Contemplation

Each month a circle of Wheaton Franciscans gathers to sit in silence as we meditate together.  Through this simple act of faith, our intention is to bless the world that we may all be instruments of peace, transformation, hope, and healing. Join us in the Deutschland Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse from 11:15 to 12:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month.  To join the monthly email reminder list or if you have any questions, contact Sr. Diane Przyborowski at 630-346-8033 or by email.

Threshold Choir

Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of women singing a cappella at bedsides of people who are at a threshold in their lives.  The Wheaton Threshold Choir meets for rehearsal at Marianjoy, St. Francis Chapel in the evenings of the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. They presently sing at bedside of the Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, DuPage Convalescent Center, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Patrick Residence and Wynscape Convalescent Center.  For information contact Sr. Shirley Krull at 630-909-6950 or by email.

Prayer Wrap Ministry

Since 2005, the Wheaton Franciscans have been knitting or crocheting prayer shawls with the intention that they might serve as a healing presence for those who are experiencing loss or serious illness.

We have now expanded our ministry to also include prayer blankets.  The fringes of the fleece blankets are tied together and are given to some of the patients at Loyola Medical Center.

The Prayer Wrap Ministry meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse on the third Wednesday of the month.

Please contact Sr. Diane Przyborowski at 630-346-8033 or by email if you are interested in participating.