Dear Fellow Alumni,

We are excited to celebrate a quarter century of Real, Gospel, Service with you! On this site, designed specifically for alumni, you will find information on the weekend events, how to RSVP, and if you are interested, signing up to be a sponsor! Please RSVP by June 1st. We look forward to welcoming you to Syracuse!

Until we see you in June, peace and all good!
A.J. LaPoint and 25th Anniversary Planning Committee

Friday – June 28, 2024

ALUMNI WELCOME

The Grotto @ Assumption Church | 5 pm – 7 pm

*Open to alumni and their family*

Kick off the weekend with pre-prandials and evening prayer with your fellow alumni. Evening prayer will begin at 5:15 pm. Appetizers, drinks, and music will be available for all as you arrive to Syracuse.
The Plan Your Visit page has suggestions for dinner for you and your families.

Dress Code: Casual

Saturday – June 29, 2024

ALUMNI REUNION

Critz Farms | 11 am – 2 pm

*Open to alumni and their family*

Begin with morning prayer, then reminisce and enjoy lunch and fellowship with friends and family. A food truck will be around for alumni and families to support a local small business and purchase their own lunch. There will also be an opportunity to engage in on-site acts of service with your family.
Critz Farms is a family-owned business 30 minutes southeast of Syracuse. Stop by the Tasting Room to purchase their handcrafted hard ciders and ale. Children can play on the playground, visit the farm animals, and don’t forget to stop at their gift shop.

Dress Code: Casual

Saturday – June 29, 2024

25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BANQUET

Embassy Suites Destiny USA | 6 pm – 9 pm

*Open to the public*

Celebrate the past, present, and future of FrancisCorps with family, community, benefactors, supporters, and distinguished guests. Come enjoy cocktail hour and dinner and hear about the impact that FrancisCorps has made in the lives of so many people!

Cocktail hour will be from 6 pm – 6:45 pm with dinner starting at 7 pm.

Dress code: Cocktail Attire

Sunday – June 30, 2024

MORNING MASS

Assumption Church | 10 am

*Open to the public*

Join the Friars and the Assumption community to celebrate Mass. After Mass, join us in the Grotto for some coffee and donuts.

Dress Code: Sunday Best

As you all know, we cannot do what we do here at FrancisCorps without the support of our benefactors! Please keep these organizations and individuals in your prayers as they help us to make this celebration weekend and alumni reunion special!

Dan and Cindy
Accordino

Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary Church
Brooklyn, NY

Arthur J. Murphy, Jr., Esq.

Catholic Charities of
Onondaga County

Joseph’s House for Women, Inc.

Immaculate Conception Parish Fayetteville, NY

Sean and Sarah Gaw

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Johnstown, PA

The Friars of St. Francis Friary Syracuse, NY

The Parishioners of Assumption Parish – Syracuse, NY

Friar Gary W. Johnson, OFM Conv.

Tim and Carolyn Ahern

St. Francis of Assisi Friary
Hamburg, NY

Franciscan Friars of St. Mark Church
Boynton Beach, FL

St. Maximilian Kolbe Friary
Hamburg, NY

St. John Paul II Friary
Holyoke, MA

Joan Cincotta

John and Cecilia Sindoni

Friar Bob Benko, OFM Conv.

We have worked hard to secure sponsors to keep costs down and we want to make this event accessible and affordable to our alumni. While general public tickets to the banquet are $50, individual tickets for alumni and their immediate family members, including their children (ages 5 – 12) are $25. Children under the age of 5 are free. These special Alumni Tickets include admission to the Celebration Banquet as well as the Alumni Welcome and Alumni Reunion. If you choose to be a sponsor, tickets are included at certain sponsorship levels and do not need to be purchased separately.
Please RSVP by June 1st.

Now that you have your tickets, it’s time to reach out to your community members and decide where you will stay, what you will eat, and how you will spend the time between the events! On this page, you will find suggestions on places to stay, restaurants to visit, and things to do here in Syracuse.

Feel free to reach out to us at 25thanniversary@franciscorps.org