DENNISON -- On the sunny afternoon of Thursday, May 10, Trinity Hospital Twin City physicians and staff gathered with community leaders to commemorate the one year anniversary of the sponsorship by Sylvania Franciscan Health, the health and human service ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania.
Joe Mitchell, president, Trinity Hospital Twin City opened the celebration by welcoming the nearly 150 people in attendance.
"I am reminded of the quotation by the singer and politician Jimmie Davis -- 'Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.' Each of you are that sunshine for Trinity Hospital Twin City," Mitchell said. "Thank you for what you have done to make this first year a successful one."
The service proceeded as Sister Dorothy Jane Krupp, OSF, Hospital director of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care, called those in attendance to prayer stating, "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it!"
The Immaculate Conception School Choir performed the hymn entitled "All Creatures of Our God and King." Judy Garver, MT (ASCP), Senior Laboratory technician and member of the hospital's Mission Integration Committee provided a reading from "The Little Flowers of St. Francis" and "How St. Francis Tames the Wild Doves."
Father Anthony Lonzo of Immaculate Conception Church then offered a blessing of the new statue of St. Francis of Assisi that is placed in a flower bed outside of the hospital's main entrance. Father Lonzo was assisted by Robby Donohoe and Nick Love, altar servers of the church.
Guests were invited to enjoy light refreshments provided by Trax Diner directly after the ceremony in the St. Francis Conference Center.