Please note that we begin this month with our 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal campaign. We made great strides last year in both our participation rate, and in nearly reaching our financial goal. We friars once again ask that you be aware that St. Francis, though staffed by Franciscan friars, is a diocesan parish, and that we have an important part to play in the success of the BAA. We ask that you please be generous as you consider your donation to the BAA this year.

Also, a reminder from last weekend’s bulletin. We have some exciting news to announce for the new year – we will be having a parish pilgrimage to Italy in September 2017. The pilgrimage includes time in Rome, Florence, and Assisi, the home of our patron St. Francis. We will be having an information night on Saturday, January 28, after the 5:30pm mass, in Anthony Hall Founders Room. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow SFA parishioners and to see some of the magnificent sites of three beautiful cities in Italy. Interested? Please see page 9 in this bulletin for more information.

Blessings on your week!