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Events & Activities

Live Nativity

Date To Be Announced

Live Nativity

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.

Each year, Saint Francis Healthcare System recreates the scene of Jesus’ birth with its annual outdoor Live Nativity. More details on this year’s Live Nativity coming soon.

The Friends of Saint Francis Gala

Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Friends Gala

The Friends of Saint Francis Gala will feature live entertainment, dancing, a delicious plated dinner, an open bar, a fabulous live auction and other fun activities! Purchase your tickets, sponsor a table or make a donation!

Color Dash

2022 Date To be Announced

Color Dash

Saint Francis Foundation is excited to host the Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk!

The Friends of Saint Francis Travel Club: Irish Splendor

November 1 – 8, 2022

Savor a true taste of Irish splendor when you spend the night in a stately castle. Relax by a roaring peat fire. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin. Sip on the “Water of Life” at a whiskey distillery. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, one of Ireland’s most historic buildings and delight in cocktails and canapes in its crypt. The Friends Travel Club’s Irish Splendor trip will explore all this and more.

Friends Share Days


The Friends of Saint Francis and area businesses partner each month to offer Share Days. A portion of proceeds from sales at a spotlighted business benefits Saint Francis Healthcare System patients and their families.