March 30, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week, Fr. Mel Jurisich, O.F.M. visited with us to learn about our parish from the friars, lay leaders, pastoral staff, and Bishop Burbidge. He very much enjoyed his visit with us and expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the...
March 23, 2014

March 23, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Earlier this month, Ben Whitehouse began a conversation about his retirement from St. Francis.  Last week he made the decision to retire, effective the end of this month.  In Ben’s words: “After a prayerful and thoughtful examination of my...
March 16, 2014

March 16, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Next weekend (March 22/23) we will welcome Fr. Mel Jurisich, O.F.M. to the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi. Below is some background about him as well as his role in the life of our Franciscan Province as we prepare for our...

St. Francis Feeds: A Journey to Hospitality

Seeing Donna Mariani with her huge smile hugging guests before a meal with parish ministry St. Francis Feeds, it’s hard to imagine that she once hid in the kitchen. It took an enthusiastic (and pushy) pastor for Donna to get out of her comfort zone. Donna loves...

March 9, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus, draw me closer to you . . . . Jesus, draw me closer to you through your cross this Lent.  As we together embark upon our Lenten journey to remember who we are as God’s sons and daughters, let us invite Jesus to draw us closer to him....