February 26, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we begin this season of Lent, it is a time for us as a Catholic Community, locally and globally, to remember who we are and who our God calls us to be.  I urge you to take time each day for prayer, sometime during the week for fasting and...

Retreating for the Future

By Kathleen Owen, Coordinator of Care and Wellness In today’s Gospel, the Spirit led Jesus into the desert where he was cared for by angels as He was surrounded by evil.  He emerged unscathed and went forth proclaiming the Gospel, which means “good news.” Many have...

A Cleansing Covenant

For the First Sunday in Lent By Jason Lillis, Coordinator of Family Life Ministry In an auspicious beginning to the season of Lent, one of the first things we hear about is God’s epilogue to an apocalypse. We are no strangers to flooding, but clearly nothing...

February 19, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thank you for your prayers for healing for my ankle and foot. I am still off my feet but hoping to be back in action very soon. Next week, Fr. Dave Blake, O.F.M., one of our friars from St. Bonaventure University in Alleghany, New York, will...

St. Francis Senior's Mardi Gras!

  All Hail Queen Virginia and King John!   The St. Francis of Assisi Senior’s Ministry had a wonderful evening celebrating Mardi Gras on February 15th. Delicious New Orleans style food was provided by Michelle Cash, and excellent (and fun!) music provided by...