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Visit the St. Francis Christmas Market!

In the lobby of the Parish House, our Christmas Market is open for your Christmas shopping! We have Christmas tree ornaments from Central and South America, from India and other countries as well as a variety of Nativity sets, some large and some small, from various countries. You will also find Advent books to accompany  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 6, 2018

Renew & Rebuild Update – Have you done your part?

At the time of this writing, we have received over $900,000 in pledges and donations to the Renew and Rebuild Capital Campaign. This amount was given by 147 individuals/families. We are grateful for their generosity. Our goal is $1,000,022. This means that we have  just over $100,000 to raise before Christmas. Have you made a  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 6, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner – December 9, 2018

On this Second Sunday of Advent, we hear the prophet John the Baptist proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. This proclamation was welcomed by the people because we know of the large crowds of people that were being baptized. His emphasis was to get rid of those things that prevent you  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 6, 2018

Gaudete et Exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis – Chapter 1: The Call to Holiness

You too need to see the entirety of your life as a mission. Try to do so by listening to God in prayer and recognizing the signs that he gives you. Always ask the Spirit what Jesus expects from you at every moment of your life and in every decision you must make so as to  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 6, 2018

The Pastor’s Corner – December 2, 2018

When you hear today’s Gospel, you may say to yourself: This is what is happening today. The situation with many nations, the fires, flooding, earthquakes, etc. that we experience seem to match what the Gospel describes. Remember though: people have been hearing this Gospel for centuries and have related it to their situations also. The  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 29, 2018

Gaudete et Exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis – Chapter 1: The Call to Holiness

A Christian cannot think of his or her mission on earth without seeing it as a path for holiness…it can also entail reproducing in our own lives aspects of Jesus’ earthly life: his hidden life, his life in community, his closeness to the outcast, his poverty and other ways in which he showed his self-sacrificing  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 29, 2018

Christmas 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi

December 24, 2018—Christmas Eve Masses 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM Midnight (11:30 PM choral prelude, 12:00 AM Mass) December 25, 2018—Christmas Day Masses 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM

Categories News | Posted on November 26, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the Church of St. Francis of Assisi

The friars and staff at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi would like to wish all of our parishioners, visitors, friends and families a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. It is right to give thanks to God for all of the blessings we receive each and every day: for the gift of creation in  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 22, 2018

Gaudete et Exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Chapter 1: The Call to Holiness

When you feel the temptation to dwell on your own weakness, raise your eyes to Christ crucified and say, “Lord, I am a poor sinner, but you can work the miracle of making me a little bit better.” In the church, holy yet made up of sinners, you will find everything you need to grow  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 22, 2018

The Friars of Thirty-First Street, Part 6 – Fr. Eugene Dikovich, O.F.M.

The fourth pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Fr. Andrew Pfeiffer, returned to his native Tyrol in 1872 and was a professor of dogmatic theology until his death six years later. Fr. Theophilus Pospisilik, the fifth pastor, taught moral theology for 15 years and succeeded Fr. Leo da Saracena as the seventh President of Saint  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 22, 2018