Pastor’s Column – June 26, 2016

As you have probably seen in the bulletin or on signs in church, this is a “summer of mission” here at St. Francis. There are different groups from our parish going to different places: to St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia; to Guatemala to visit our sister parish there;...

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. David’s homily June 19, 2016. June 19, 2016 Whose heart was not broken by the events of last Sunday in Orlando, Florida? Forty-nine innocent people gunned down by a madman. A massacre. How is a human being driven to such anger, such violence? Clearly the...

Pastor’s Column – June 19, 2016

It was impressive last week to watch the funeral procession of Muhammad Ali through the streets of Louisville, Kentucky and also to hear the tributes offered to him. He was a major figure when I was growing up and an Ali fight was always a big event. At Ali’s funeral,...

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. David’s homily June 12, 2016. Homily on left – Gospel reading on right. Years ago, in another place, a young couple came to see me. It was a difficult for them. The girl was pregnant. For a series of reasons, marriage was out of the question, as was...

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. David’s homily June 5, 2016. Homily on left – Gospel reading on right. The migrant crisis is one of the tragedies of our time. Here are people struggling to hold on to their human dignity. They seek a homeland and safety. They flee their country...