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Sharing Our Stories

Parish Blog

Do you have a story about putting your faith into action?  We’d love to hear about how our various ministries here at St. Francis are impacting you and the world around us.  Send an email to Lisa Ostendorf lostendorf@stfrncis.org to submit your story for consideration.

Smith Family Thanks Parish for Dinners

September 30, 2016 Dear St. Francis of Assisi Parish, I can’t thank you enough or tell you what an extreme help and saving grace you have been to me and my family.  Bringing over dinner was so kind of you, not to mention delicious. We have been struggling to keep it...

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Parishioners Serve Poor in Philadelphia

For the 15th consecutive year, a group of parishioners from St. Francis of Assisi parish traveled to St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia to serve the less fortunate. St. Francis Inn ministers to the poor and homeless in Philadelphia, PA, and is a ministry overseen by Holy...

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Young Adult Ministry Inspires, Connects

This story was originally published by Holy Name Province as a part of a series on young adults programs around the Province. The original story can be found here on the Province’s website. Virginia Community’s Young Adult Ministry Inspires, Connects TRIANGLE,...

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Br. Henry Shares his Journey as a Friar

When almost 20 young adults gathered to hear Br. Henry Fulmer, OFM, at Theology on Tap, not many expected to hear about his struggle in discerning whether or not to teach tennis on a professional level or whether to discern the call to religious life. Before entering...

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Teens Embark on Week of Service

For the fifth consecutive year, a group of high schoolers and adult leaders from St. Francis of Assisi Parish are giving up a week of their summer to serve those in need at Workcamp. The week is sponsored by Catholic Heart Workcamp, an organization that runs over 50...

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Francis Medals Given to Three Parishioners

Sunday, June 5th was a special day at St. Francis of Assisi parish. Three parishioners, Maureen Deutermann, Lucy Cason, and Mark Trotta, received the Francis Medal, which is the highest honor that the friars can bestow. It is given to a lay person who makes an...

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Thank you from Sister Parish!

A big thank you to all of our parishioners who generously donated over $5,700 to our Sister Parish in Peru. These donations will allow Missioners to carry over 500 pounds and 123,000 individual doses of vitamins to Peru. The remaining funds will be forwarded to the...

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