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Stewardship report: Collections for March 2017 & 2018

Here are the collections for March 2018 compared to March of last year. With Holy Week and Easter in March, collections were generally higher than other months.  Thank you to everyone who help us meet our financial needs.  If you haven’t signed up yet for online giving, you can do so right now HERE. We  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 19, 2018

Evangelii Gaudium: Chapter 4, The Social Dimension of Evangelization

“Commitment to ecumenism responds to the prayer of the Lord Jesus that ‘they may all be one.’ The credibility of the Christian message would be much greater if Christians could overcome their divisions and the church could realize ‘the fullness of catholicity proper to her in those of her children who, though joined to her  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 19, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner: April 22, 2018

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and the Gospel from St. John begins “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” Even though I grew up in the country, there were few sheep and no shepherds. The Gospel offers a job description of what a “good” shepherd should be.  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 19, 2018

Top Five Takeaways from ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ by Fr. James Martin, S.J.

“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life. Why should we “rejoice and be glad”? Because God, as Francis reminds us, calls us all to be saints. But how can we respond to that  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 12, 2018

Immigration Assistance

The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi provides assistance to all immigrants regardless of status. If anyone needs assistance or has concerns about immigration matters, please contact the Migrant Center at the Church at 212-736-8500, Ext. 305/377 or email migrantcenter@stfrancisnyc.org. Asistencia de Inmigración El Centro de Migrantes en la Iglesia de  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 12, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner: April 15, 2018

On this Third Sunday of Easter two of the disciples encounter Jesus whose greeting to them is “Peace be with you.” They are still trying to grasp all that has happened to him and the fact that he keeps appearing to them. He says to them, “Why are you troubled? … Look at my hands  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 12, 2018

Easter Flower Donations

During the Easter season, the sanctuary is filled with plants and flowers to celebrate the glory of Christ’s resurrection. We are grateful to those who have donated towards the cost of these decorations. In Memory of: Carlina Apolinaris Acevedo Joseph Adrien James Edward Ahearn Vilma Arthur Francisco Castro Astacio Gloria & Jess Aponte Ursula Beckles  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 5, 2018

Treasures from Our Tradition: “White Sunday”

Sometimes children acquire nicknames in childhood that stalk them through adulthood: “Pinky,”“Boo-boo,” and the like. This Sunday was once called “Low Sunday,” a step down from Easter glory, and an unfortunate nickname since Easter rejoicing goes on for fifty days. Traditionally this is the day when the newly baptized put away their white baptismal robes  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 5, 2018

The Saint Francis Knitters

New members are welcome to join this dedicated group of volunteers who create beautiful handmade scarves, mittens and hats for our Breadline guests as well as for sale to the public in our lobby shop. Members meet twice a month at St. Francis, or  you can work from home. For more information, contact Edward Trochimczuk,  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 5, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner: April 8, 2018

On this Second Sunday of Easter, we hear about doubt and belief. Are you a believer? Are you a doubter? Our answer to both questions most likely is “yes.” Thomas is a clear example of someone searching for a solid faith and so he responds to the other apostles who tell him that they have experienced  Read more

Categories News | Posted on April 5, 2018