This past week we had two listening sessions to address the recent decision by Holy Name Province to withdraw by summer from St. Francis. We held one session on a Tuesday evening, the other on a Wednesday morning. Both began with prayer and then invited participants into small groups and ended with questions. Thank you to those who helped plan the sessions, and thank you to those who attended and asked thoughtful questions. We expect to have a new pastor by summer and we will continue to pray for whoever that pastor might be; that he may have a grace-filled transition into the vibrant life of St. Francis and that we receive him with the hospitality for which we are known.

Last summer Fr. Jim Sabak celebrated his Jubilee Year of Profession, meaning it’s been 25 years since he made his first profession of vows with the friars. Jim will preside at all the Masses next weekend. Congrats to Jim !!

Blessings on your week!

 

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