Sister Osbelt Featured Speaker at Masquerade Ball January 13

OSWEGO, NY – A Black and White Masquerade Ball being held at the American Foundry and presented by Wellhouse Ministries on January 13 will feature Sister Kathleen Osbelt, the founder of Francis House in Syracuse.

Sister Kathleen Osbelt, Kateri Spinella and Nancy Light
Sister Kathleen Osbelt, Kateri Spinella and Nancy Light

Sister Kathleen now serves as the director of mission outreach at Francis House and is the liaison with other homes caring for people with terminal illnesses in Central New York and throughout the country.

She and Nancy Light, executive director at Francis House, serve on the board of directors with Omega Home Network, a national membership organization that promotes the development and expansion of community homes for dying people.

Francis House on Michaels Avenue in Syracuse, was opened in 1991 to provide a home for dying people in need of 24-hour care to stay with a safe and loving environment.

In 2016 Francis House staff, volunteers and friends celebrated 25 years of service to residents and their families.

The ball is a first-of-its-kind event in Oswego that will raise funds for project Anthony House.

Anthony House will be a residential home for people living in Oswego County with terminal illnesses who need 24-hour care and their physicians have determined they are within the last three months of life.

There is no cost to the residents of Anthony House.

Ball entertainment will be provided by local artists featuring The Billionaires.

Food stations featuring pasta, fresh roasted turkey, hors d’oeuvres will be available.

The live auction is featuring artworks by Larry Rapshaw, created just for this event.

The original artwork, a 50/50 and lottery board raffle and door prizes will be given away throughout the evening.

In-costume individual, couples or group photos can be taken for free at the photo booth.

Black and White attire with mask required.

Surprise your friends at the just-for-fun “reveal” scheduled early in the evening.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

To purchase advance sale tickets (Will-call) available at or at The Connection Point in Oswego.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Individual ticket prices $60. Tickets can also be purchased in groups of eight for $420.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information contact Kateri Spinella at 315-992-4218.