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By Trevor Thompson, Director of Pastoral Ministries 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time In today’s lectionary readings, we hear both the prophet Malachi and Jesus quarreling with errant clerics who seem preoccupied with the trappings of proper clothing, titles, and perks,...

The Cup of Life – 2011 GLBT Ministry Retreat

  Over a dozen St. Francis Parishioners, family, and friends gathered at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center on October 14-16 for the 2011 GLBT Ministry Retreat. “The Cup of Life” was the theme for the weekend, which also included large and small group...

October 30, 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden is a place of great faith, a place of tender rest, a gathering place, a place for celebration.  The Garden which is located in the courtyard between Clare Hall and the pastoral offices houses our...

Catholic Shopping?

“Catholic Shopping?” Trevor Thompson, Director of Pastoral Ministries 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time With the emergence of the Tea Party over the past several years, and more recently with Occupy Wall Street, grassroots movements are emerging that are...

October 16, 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Recently we have conducted two search processes in the area of Pastoral Ministries and one in the area of Lifelong Faith Formation.  Kathleen Owen began serving as Coordinator of Care and Wellness on October 10, Jennifer Fiduccia will serve...