August 28, 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The first day of school is always exciting. As I and the friars and Mrs. Bigelow, Mrs. Northington, Mr. Watson, and the faculty and staff of our Franciscan School welcomed students to school this past week, there was both nervous energy and...

World Water Week

World Water Week – August 21-27, 2011 World Water Week spans this next week, allowing us each to reflect on World Water issues and how we can each do our part to help.  Did you know? Water is a finite resource: what we have is all we have; it is not limitless, nor is...

One Flesh, Two Traditions

By Jason and Julie Lillis For the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time On a Sunday where the Gospel reading is so fundamental to Catholic identity, it’s hard not to think about the number of marriages in our community that are religiously “mixed.” At St. Francis, almost 55%...

August 21, 2010

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Many of our students in traditional schools, including our Franciscan School, began or are about to begin school again.  I am reminded of the importance of Kindergarten as described by Robert Fulghum:   All I really need to know about how to...

Budrus Film Inspired Us to Make Peace in Palestine

On August 17, nearly a hundred people gathered at St. Francis of Assisi to watch Budrus, a feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to...