2013 GLBT Ministry Retreat Recap!

Our 2013 GLBT Ministry Retreat was a fantastic weekend! The sun, sand, and spirituality provided the perfect setting for us to grow in faith with Fr. Scott Brookbank, O.F.M., as he lead us in our retreat – “Peacefully Rising Above and Beyond: Getting Past the Chaos in...

September 29, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday afternoon (September 29) the Pastoral Council and I will host our annual Partners in Ministry gathering with the volunteer ministry leaders of our parish. It is a time for us to dialogue about the future of the parish including...

September 22, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week 46 parishioners and I returned from our Year of Faith Parish Pilgrimage to Franciscan Italy. We enjoyed the company of one another over many meals shared together and we prayed at the tombs of St. Anthony in Padua, St. Mark in...

September 15, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thank you to the many who have sent in your offertory pledge cards and stewardship covenants.  This is an opportunity for each of us to renew our annual covenant to St. Francis of Assisi as we are asked for our continued full and active...

Immigration Reform: Take Action Now

The issue of immigration reform remains front and center of our advocacy this month.  The Church has asked us to take action on the urgent need for passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.  Over the last few weeks, we at St. Francis of Assisi have been...