November 8, 2015

Last Friday the entire staff of St. Francis spent the day doing service projects, both on and off-site. We began the day with prayer in the church, and then everyone could choose where they wanted to go and what they wanted to do. We had several options, including:...

November 1, 2015

Many of you over the past several years have come to know Joan Port who has served as the Assistant to the Pastor going back to the late 1990s. Over the summer Joan told me that she would be retiring this fall. Joan is winding down her time here, working closely with...

April 26, 2015

This past week I met with a group of Stephen ministers. You might know that we have something called “Stephen Ministry” here at St. Francis. It’s a group of people that has gone through training to be “listeners” for those who might be going through a hard time in...

April 19, 2015

A recent reflection from “Give Us This Day”, a monthly guide to the daily mass readings, is from the scripture scholar Walter Brueggemann: “The Easter question for us is not whether you can get your mind around the resurrection, because you cannot. Rather, the...

April 12, 2015

Well, spring now seems to be here for sure as the temperatures are rising and the leaves and buds are blooming all around us, and some especially brilliant purples and whites and yellows on the trees these days. The word from up North is there’s still snow in...

March 22, 2015

I want to give an update on the status of the Bethany Hills Baptist Church, which lies adjacent to our property on Leesville Road. As you may know, St. Francis bought BHBC in late 2013 for $2.4million. Our parish has a mortgage for $1.5million, and there is a balloon...
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