JOLIET – This year’s 28th Annual Franciscan Autumn Feast proved to be a relaxing time where guests were able to get together and enjoy each other’s company while also supporting the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate.
In addition to raising funds for their ministries and retired sisters, the Joliet Franciscan Sisters also took time to recognize two honorees who have made an impact on both the Sisters’ lives and the Joliet community at large.
St. John the Baptist Parish was honored with the Mother Alfred Moes Award, and Joseph and Jodie (posthumously) Adler received the Joliet Franciscan Heritage Award for their work in peace, justice and the Christian Family Movement.
In presenting the Mother Alfred Moes Award, Sister Dolores Zemont, president of the congregation, reminded those present that without the invitation of the pastor of St. John’s to Mother Alfred, the foundress of the congregation, the Joliet Franciscans would probably not be here today.
Today, St. John’s continues to make an impact in the community by providing various programs including social justice initiatives and food assistance.