Friars at St. Francis of Assisi

Fr. Steve Patti x224

Fr. Steve Patti x224

Pastor

Fr. Steve was born in Boston and grew up in nearby Burlington, MA. He joined the friars in 1994 after having served for a year as a volunteer at St. Francis Inn, a soup kitchen in Philadelphia staffed by Franciscan friars. He was ordained in 2001 and has served in Wilmington, Delaware; Durham, North Carolina (at Immaculate Conception); Providence Rhode Island; and at the St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia.

Steve is a fan of all the Boston sports teams. He is an avid reader of fiction, history, poetry, and spirituality/theology, and also likes to go to the movies, and to visit art museums. When he gets the chance, he loves to hike in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with family and friends, and to spend time at his family’s lake house near the New Hampshire/Maine border.

steve.patti@stfrancisraleigh.org

Tresa Pickup is the Pastor’s Assistant tresa.pickup@strancisraleigh.org 919-847-8205×249

Fr. Steve Kluge x226

Fr. Steve Kluge x226

Associate Pastor

Fr. Steve Kluge (pronounced Kloo-gee), originally from New Jersey, is a Franciscan friar currently serving in the parish. He loves holding the door on Sunday mornings greeting the Saints of God. He and Fr. Steve Patti were ordination classmates, ordained on the same day in 2001. He is a talented and good friar and we are very happy that he is part of the friar community at St. Francis.  Click here for poems and reflections by Fr. Steve K.

steve.kluge@stfrancisraleigh.org