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Coffee & Curiosity Conversations

A Wheaton Franciscan Ministry Fair

June 4, 2023 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm CDT

Join us for Coffee, a Ministry Fair, and Curiosity Conversations in the Auditorium after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be coffee, treats, and other refreshments available to enjoy while gathering with everyone in fellowship.

The Invitational Church Circle is hosting this special version of our monthly Coffee &… Fellowship to help you deepen your relationship with the Wheaton Franciscan community. Since our community has so many programs and activities, we want to provide a relaxed and fun way to discover more about us, Tau Center, the IBVM community, and the Sisters of St. Clare, while exploring various ways of serving.

What are the Ministry Fair and Curiosity Conversations?

During our Coffee & …, we will offer ways to learn about volunteering with our Laudato Si’ Circle, serving in our music and liturgy ministry, supporting our hospitality ministry in-person and online, assisting with our Kickapoo Corn project, and more. We’ll also have information for folks curious about Covenant Companionship. Feel free to chat informally with Covenant Companions, ask questions, and hear their stories of discernment, contemplation, and service.

Most importantly, we want to hear about your gifts, talents, and interests. So grab a cup of coffee and visit with us. Curiosity and an open heart are the only prerequisites!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Bread For the World “Offering of Letters”

At the JPIC table of the Coffee & Curiosity Conversations Ministry Fair, we will have our annual Bread For the World “Offering of Letters.” These letters will urge our U.S. Representatives and Senators to fully fund Food Programs for the Poor, both domestic and global. There will be letters to Senators Duckworth and Durbin.

In addition, there will be a letter to Representatives. Since we are all from many different congressional districts, you will need to fill in the name of your Representative before signing the letter. The letters will be hand delivered by Covenant Companion Tom Ruggaber. They can then be taken to Washington and be hand delivered to our Congress people by the Diocese of Joliet.

For those who prefer an online Offering of Letters:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Take Action”
  3. Scroll down to “Resources” and then click on “Email Congress”
  4. Fill out your information
  5. Click on “This is an Offering of Letters”
  6. Fill in the name of the congregation with “Wheaton Franciscan.” This will add your letter to the total count from our ministry.
  7. Follow the prompts to send the email to your Senators and Representative.

Please Remember

  • We ask all participants to be vaccinated and boosted to the extent possible.
  • Enter the building through Entrance #7 and exit the same way.

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