2020 Pastoral Transitions

These webpages have been created to  provide you with a one stop resource for all the news and events relating to our transition in light of the Holy Name Province announcement of the withdrawal of the Franciscan Friars from The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi and the appointment of a Diocese of Raleigh pastor for this parish. 

We want to keep you in the loop on all aspects of the transition and invite you to submit any comments to transitions@stfrancisraleigh.org.

 “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
― St. Francis Of Assisi


Prayer During the Time of Transition
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Community
Raleigh, North Carolina
Loving God, Alpha and Omega,
you are both beginning and end.
Our endings and our beginnings are rooted in your love.
Whether near or far, we are held close by your love,
and kept safe from any lasting loss.
Through all the years of our lives
your love protects and guides us.
Your Spirit calls us to service
in the name of Jesus Christ.
We praise you for the gift of the Franciscans of Holy Name Province,
who have served the Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi,
for their faithful witness, their proclamation of your Word,
and the pastoral care and leadership
they have offered to our community of faith.
As their ministerial service concludes,
let this ending be filled with your blessing.
Touch all the faithful of this parish
with your grace and your peace.
Help us to live with courage and gladness
in the future you present us.
In every time and place,
may we offer you our highest and our best,
that we may remember the love of Christ
which unites all of us in your service.
We ask all this through your Son, Jesus Christ,
our life and our hope,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
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