Felician Services safeguards the interests of the sponsor, the Our Lady of Hope Province of the Felician Sisters, at the Felician­ Sponsored Ministries.

History of Felician Services Inc

Felician Services, Inc., (FSI) serves its sponsor, the Felician Sisters’ Our Lady of Hope Province (OLHP) in Beaver Falls, PA, as the Sole Corporate Member of the Felician-Sponsored Ministries across North America. As Sole Corporate Member, we provide the Council with expertise and reliable advice to allow the Council to make informed decisions regarding the ministries which carry their name in sponsorship.

The Province entrusts FSI to be the ministry arm that safeguards the Felician Sisters’ interests and provides governance, offers resource support, and encourages expansion of the 30+ sponsored ministries of the Province.

By serving as an instrument of continuity across Provincial administrations, FSI supports these ministries in embracing and retaining their Felician identity and empowers lay women and men in managing and leading the Province’s Felician-Sponsored Ministries.

SM Susanne Dziedzic, Administrator at Felician Center, a Felician-Sponsored Ministry in Kingstree, South Carolina, shares the joy of after school learning with two community members.

The Role & Responsibility of Felician Services

Felician Services assures the Our Lady of Hope Provincial Council that sponsored ministries manage in accordance with the Mission Integration Policy which is consistent with Catholic Social Teaching, with sound and ethical business practices, with quality standards appropriate to the industry, and with the reserved powers established by the Our Lady of Hope Province as delineated in the sponsored ministry bylaws. We serve as a channel to facilitate the creation, protection and use of knowledge and information across the Felician Sponsored Ministries. More than anything, it’s Felician Services greatest honor to support and serve the Our Lady of Hope Provincial Council as requested.

The Senior Ministry Advisor

The Felician Services Senior Ministry Advisor has oversight responsibility for the assigned ministries as determined by the Felician Services President. Oversight responsibilities include providing support and serving as a resource to ministry CEOs/Presidents.. The Senior Ministry Advisor, with support from the Corporate Services, Sponsorship and Mission Operations, and Finance Teams, assures the integrity of the reserved powers related to mission integration, financial viability and program/service quality and corporate responsibility.

The Senior Ministry Advisor serves the sponsor, the Our Lady of Hope Province, through Felician Services, Inc., the sole corporate member of the respective incorporated ministries. This includes serving as a director on his/her assigned ministries’ Board of Directors. The Senior Ministry Advisor establishes effective relationships with site Boards and site CEOs/Presidents to accomplish these responsibilities.

The Senior Ministry Advisor supports the ministry in acquiring resources to assess itself around the Ministry Assessment Policy.

Ministry Leaders and community leaders at Felician Children’s Center, a Felician Sponsored Ministry in Jackson, Michigan, celebrate its ribbon cutting in August 2015.

Senior Ministry Advisors

EVP and VPs Mission Integration

The VP Mission

The Felician Services VP of Mission provides comprehensive support to Ministry Leaders and Mission Leaders to ensure each ministry embeds the Mission and Felician Core Values for Ministry into every level of its work.

  • To support the development and deepening of the Felician Charism, Franciscan Spirituality and Catholic Identity within all ministries.
  • To provide formation opportunities and experiences through mission programming and formative facilitation/processes.
  • To help others explore and engage in reflection that is theological, spiritual and personal.
  • To support Senior Ministry Advisors in ensuring that operational elements integrate Mission and Core Values.
  • Provide oversight, resources and support for the implementation of the Mission Integration Policy in assigned sponsored ministries.
  • Work collaboratively with ministry site leadership regarding mission integration.
  • Collaborate to assure the viability and sustainability of the Felician Mission and Core Values education and formation processes within the Felician‐Sponsored ministries.
  • Serve as a member of the Mission Operations Team.
  • Identify Mission education needs, develops resources to meet those needs, and supports progress of the site Mission Integration Plan implementation process.
  • Conduct on‐site visits at Felician‐Sponsored ministries to support and assess mission integration, as requested and/or needed.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of the semi‐annual Mission Leaders meetings.
  • Serve in a coaching and mentoring relationship to Mission Leaders and other ministry leadership, as appropriate.
  • Board and Leadership Formation: Development of “curricula” and facilitation of processes for spiritual and theological reflection.
  • Board/leadership/staff Retreats.
  • On‐going Felician Services Mission Integration Policy development and oversight.
  • Values‐based Strategic Planning for ministries.
  • Staff in‐servicing/facilitation around mission, core values, conflict, values‐based decision making, etc.
  • Facilitation of on‐going formation of the Felician Services team.
  • All matters dealing with Mission Integration within ministries.
  • Matters of Ethics, Ecclesiology, Church Teaching, Theology, Faith Formation, etc.