February is Healthy Heart Month

American Heart Month encourages the public to make heart health a priority and is designed to bring awareness to many factors surrounding heart disease, such as risk factors, symptoms, complications, and new treatment options and tools that arise as further advances are made. Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care professionals can give you tips on keeping [...]

President’s Day

Today, Monday February 21st we remember the legacy of our nation's first president, George Washington. “But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the [...]

Ash Wednesday

Last year, Pope Francis called us to “renew our faith, draw from the 'living water' of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ.” As we begin this ascent together, may it deepen our unity with Christ and each other and draw us into a [...]

Memorial Day

We remember the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country. Since the Civil War we have set aside this day to honor our fallen soldiers. We ask God to give them peace in His eternal presence, and we pray for those who still mourn them.

Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction

Aqua Turf 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville

Tickets: $75.00 per seat, a table seats 10. Sponsorships available. Donations for the silent auction are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Flag Day

Today we celebrate our nation's flag and everything it represents. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Take Out Fundraising Event June 15, 2022

Casa di Roma 103 Main Street, South Meriden

Fundraiser host, Bosch Vinca, right and Sister Jilda Marie Chabot, FSE, in front of Casa di Roma promoting fundraising event benefitting the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 103 Main Street, Meriden. Take-out only. Feta Vinca and his son, Bosch, owners of [...]

Happy Father’s Day

To every father among our clients, families, and staff, we extend a very heartfelt "Happy Father's Day". We are grateful for the great examples our fathers are, for their sacrifices and many ways of showing their love. May we each pray for our father on this day, and spend time with them physically or in [...]

Franciscan Land-based Summer Experiences for Children

John Lateran Center 405 Allen Ave, Meriden

Dates: June 27 to July 1, 2022, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. John Lateran Center Campus. Activities include confidence-building games, gardening, animal experiences, sports, crafts, and more! Ages 6-12. Cost is $180.00 per child. Download a Registration Form:  


Summer Youth Leadership Program begins

Franciscan Life Center Campus 267-275 Finch Ave, Meriden

One Week Only - June 27 to July 1, 2022 Franciscan Life Center Campus Team building exercises, games, and group discussions build communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-esteem. Ages 13-14. Cost is $250.00 per child. Download a Registration Form: