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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 February 16, 2017

President’s Day Schedule

The Church of St. Francis of Assisi will observe Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20. Masses will be celebrated at 8:00, 11:00 AM, 4:30 and 5:30 PM. No confessions will be scheduled; the church offices, switchboard and St. Francis Adult Education Center will be closed for the day.

Categories News | Posted on February 16, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Laudato si: Chapter 6: Ecological Education and Spirituality

“Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain for this wounded world. Just as her pierced heart mourned the death of Jesus, so now she grieves for the sufferings of the crucified poor and for the creatures of this world laid waste by human power. Completely transfigured, she now  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 16, 2017

Spring Adult Education Classes Correction

The Spring Adult Education brochures are now available. Please note a correction for the course We and the Ways of Two Mystics: Thomas Merton and Julian of Norwich. The instructor is Jerry Zeller, M.A., and the class will meet on: Tuesdays, March 14 – April 18, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in classroom 4.  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 16, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

In today’s Gospel we hear: “Jesus said to his disciples: you have heard that it has been said ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you…” He gives a number of sayings that were familiar to the people of his time –ways of dealing with certain situations,  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 16, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner: Statement of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Statement of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, New York City The mission statement of the Church of St.Francis of Assisi reads: “We witness to our faith by ministering to everyone, especially those who are poor, alienated or oppressed.” We, the Friars and Staff of St. Francis Church, stand firm in fulfilling this mission  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 9, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation-Laudato si: Chapter 6: Ecological Education and Spirituality

“The divine persons are subsistent relations, and the world, created according to the divine model, is a web of relationships. Creatures tend toward God, and in turn,it is proper to every living being to tend towards other things, so that throughout the universe we can find any number of constant and secretly interwoven relationships. This  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 9, 2017

The Cardinal’s Annual Appeal 2017

Goal for St. Francis Church (#068): $98,500 Donations (as of Feb. 3, 2017): $750 Number of Donors: 4 Average Donation: $187.50 Your gift to the Appeal will move us closer to our goal. Last year you gave $66,500. Now is the time to make a pledge or give adonation. The Cardinal’s Appeal 1011 1st Avenue  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 9, 2017

Happy Feast of the Presentation of the Lord!

The Presentation of the Lord pulls many favorite mementos from the Catholic cupboard: candles, blessings, Christmas and church. The origins of the feast lie in ancient Jewish custom. On the 40th day after childbirth, parents brought the infant to the temple to present him/her to the Lord and to purify the mother. St. Luke tells  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 2, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Laudato si: Chapter 6: Ecological Education and Spirituality

“The Father is the ultimate source of everything, the loving and self-communicating foundation of all that exists. The Son, his reflection, through whom all things were created, united himself to this earth when he was formed in the womb of Mary. The Spirit, infinite bond of love, is intimately present at the very heart of  Read more

Categories News | Posted on February 2, 2017

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Directions

To St. Francis by Subway:

Subway to Herald Square Station

Subway to 7th Ave 34th Street

Subway to 34th Street / Penn Station

To St. Francis of Assisi by train from
New Jersey:

PATH from Hoboken or Journal Square to 33rd Street

NJ Transit to Penn Station

Long Island:

LIRR to Penn Station

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 6th and 7th Avenues