Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Two Steps Forward . . .

Why did Jesus walk on water to the disciples in the boat? Did he want to scare them? No, his first words to them were “Do not be afraid.”While they were being tossed by wind and waves, he showed them that he was not affected by the storm. If they had had faith, they might  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 12, 2017

Just Do It! – Sign up for Online Giving today

Why give online? Most of us don’t carry cash anymore Most of us are not going to fill little envelopes each week and carry them to Mass We pay the rest of our bills online already Most importantly:  The Church relies on our regular financial support to meet our budget. The Church of St. Francis  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 12, 2017

Take Saint Francis Home with You!

As we extend a heartfelt welcome to all our visitors, we invite you to take something home with you. We have several beautiful items for sale in the lobby of St. Francis House which you might want to give as a gift or keep for yourself. In 1957, Viennese sculptor Betti Richard was commissioned to design  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 12, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

We hear Peter say the following in today’s Gospel: “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” And Jesus said, “Come.” We remember that even though Peter sounds rather determined when he asks Jesus to have him come on the water, soon he begins to lose his nerve and begins  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 12, 2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s feast of the Transfiguration presents the full force of God’s power. In the rare moments when humans are permitted to encounter God’s intense fullness, the human reaction is the same: fear. The prophet Daniel is so frightened by his visions that he falls at on his face in terror. Today’s Gospel reports that Peter, James, and  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 3, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Gaudium Evangelii, Chapter 2, Cultural Challenges

In some places a spiritual ‘desertification’ has evidently come about as the result of attempts by some societies to build without God or to eliminate their Christian roots. In those places “the Christian world is becoming sterile, and it is depleting itself like an overexploited ground, which transforms into a desert.” In other countries, violent  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 3, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

In today’s Gospel for the Feast of the Transfiguration we hear: “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased, listen to Him.” Peter, James and John had accompanied Jesus to the mountain and during the time that they were with Him, He was Transfigured before them and they heard a voice from  Read more

Categories News | Posted on August 3, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation: Gaudium Evangelii – Chapter 2, Cultural Challenges

“The joy of the Gospel is such that it cannot be taken away from us by anyone or anything. The evils of the world – and those of the Church – must not be excuses for diminishing our commitment and our fervor. Let us look upon them as challenges which can help us grow. With  Read more

Categories News | Posted on July 27, 2017

Help Sponsor ‘Sundae Sunday’

We host  ‘Sundae Sunday’ once / month from June to September, and we’d like to invite our parishioners to help sponsor our Sundae Sundays at any gift level. For more information, please email Edward Trochimczuk at or call him at 212-736-8500 Ext. 361.

Categories News | Posted on July 27, 2017

St. Francis Knitters (K)news

The St. Francis Knitters are a group of volunteers who make knitted and crocheted items for the guests of the St. Francis Breadline and others in need of a warm hat or scarf. They welcome new members to join in the ministry, even if you can only work from home. If you are interested, please  Read more

Categories News | Posted on July 27, 2017

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
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