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Christmas in Puerto Rico Collection

During the Advent Season we will be collecting Disposable Diapers (all sizes) and Baby Wipes for the people of Puerto Rico. We have been informed that these are among the many items needed. In the Spirit of Giving, let’s help as much as we can. Collections boxes will be placed near the Sanctuary in the  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 7, 2017

Decorate with Ornaments from St. Francis

In the lobby of the Parish House you will nd a selection of Christmas ornaments and nativities from various countries. Most are hand painted and unique. There is also an ornament designed just for us here at St. Francis with the front of the church painted on the front. Stop by now and do some  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 7, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

“Prepare the way of the Lord…” We hear about John the Baptist in the Gospel today – sent to prepare the way. John’s message attracted a large number of people, yet all the time, John did not claim to be anyone other than “a herald to prepare the way.” He knew who he was and  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 7, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Evangelii Gaudium: Chapter 3, The Proclamation of the Gospel

One who accompanies others has to realize that each person’s situation before God and their life in grace are mysteries which no one can fully know from without. The Gospel tells us to correct others and to help them grow on the basis of a recognition of the objective evil of their actions, but without  Read more

Categories News | Posted on December 7, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation: Gaudium Evangelii – Chapter 3, The Proclamation of the Gospel

Although it sounds obvious, spiritual accompaniment must lead others even closer to God, in whom we attain true freedom. Some people feel they are free if they can avoid God; they fail to see that they remain existentially orphaned, helpless, homeless. They cease being pilgrims and become drifters,  flitting around themselves and never getting anywhere… Today  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 30, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

It’s the First Sunday of Advent. One sentence in the first reading from the Prophet Isaiah stands out: “Yet, O Lord, you are our father, we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.” When I was in elementary school, we had art classes and one of the  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 30, 2017

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Leap of Faith Today’s Gospel could be seen as an example of what St. Paul is explaining in the second reading. First, he tells us that the resurrection of Christ is not the end of God’s reign, but the beginning. Since death came into the world with the sin of Adam, Christ’s death saved us from  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 22, 2017

The Pastor’s Corner

The Gospel for this Sunday, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, is the final judgment scene from Matthew’s Gospel. “Whatever you did for one of the least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Jesus as “king” and Jesus’“kingdom” are very different from what history has shown us about kings and  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 22, 2017

Change to Mass Schedule in New Year

Starting in January we will make a small change in our weekday Mass schedule: The noon-hour Masses will be celebrated at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM (the 1:15 Mass will be eliminated). So beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Mass schedule for Monday to Friday will be: 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 11:30 AM, 12:30, 4:30 and  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 22, 2017

Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Gaudium Evangelii: Chapter 3, The Proclamation of the Gospel

Whenever the New Testament authors want to present the heart of the Christian moral message, they present the essential requirement of love for one’s neighbor: “The one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the whole law…therefore love of neighbor is the fulfilling of the law.”These are the words of St. Paul, for whom the commandment  Read more

Categories News | Posted on November 16, 2017