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.
We want to keep you in the loop on all aspects of the transition and invite you to submit any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
― St. Francis Of Assisi
Please join us for one of our parish community gatherings as a moment for us to come together to pray, to talk, to listen and to look forward in hope with each other about this transition.
Tuesday, Jan 21 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 10:00 am
Located in the church – Refreshments will be provided.
January 6, 2020
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Our Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi strives to imitate Christ in the ways that Francis did during his life. Francis of Assisi earned his bold reputation by faithfully accepting God’s invitation to know God more deeply. Francis looked to the scriptures and imitated the Jesus he found there: preacher, prophet, healer, defender, peacemaker, friend. For 33 years, the Friars of Holy Name Province have lived their witness among us, that we might be more courageous and fully accept God’s invitation to draw close.
As we continue processing the news of the withdrawal of Holy Name Province, God offers us a new invitation: let us faithfully and courageously enter a moment of calm to gather our feelings, hopes, and desires. We, as a parish community, commit to work in a collaborative and comprehensive way moving forward. Our parish leadership councils, our senior staff leadership, along with our Franciscan Friars and our Bishop will create opportunities to listen and gather feedback from all of our parish families.
During the coming weeks we will develop our transition plans in collaboration with the parish community, HNP, and Diocesan leadership. While we continue to work on the transition process, you are welcome to express your thoughts to Tricia Henry, Patrick Curran, any parish leadership council member, or any parish staff director.
Our goal is to work with our Diocesan leaders to channel our voices to express both our feelings in this time of transition and also our dedication to our mission and the strong Franciscan charism of our Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi.
Our direct email address is Transitions@stfrancisraleigh.org