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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 to submit your story for consideration.

Confirmation: Receiving the last push

Photo credit: Jim Mudd After more than two years of intense study, prayer and community service, candidates completed the sacraments of initiation through Confirmation, and we welcomed them into our community of faith. Every candidate participated in projects to...

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Mommy & Me Graduation

Last week, six children graduated from the Mommy & Me Program as a part of the St. Francis House outreach ministry. Mommy & Me is a safe, reliable, and professional program for parents, their children, and other members of the community who want to learn...

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Welcome, Br. Henry!

Be sure to greet Br. Henry, our new friar, at Mass this weekend! Br. Henry has been a deacon with Holy Name Province for 28 years. He is permanently joining our staff and is excited to serve the parish. For more information on Br. Henry, check out a story written by...

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Over 100 Children Receive First Communion

This past weekend, we welcomed 113 First Communicants to the Lord’s table for their First Communion. We extend our congratulations to the communicants and their families! A special thank you as well to our catechists who gave the wonderful gift of their time to...

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11 New Stephen Ministers Commissioned

Fr. Kevin commissions the 11 new Stehpen Ministers Parishioners bless the 11 new Stephen Ministers This past weekend was a joyous occasion here at St. Francis. We have commissioned 11 wonderful and dedicated people into the call of Stephen Ministry. After 50+ hours of...

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A Big “Thank you” from Kairos!

Photo credit: Lucy Cason As a parishioner of St. Francis, I wish to extend my heartfelt appreciation for your prayers and cookies supporting the Kairos Weekend at Deep Meadow Prison during March.  I would also like to acknowledge a special thank you for the time and...

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Testimonies from St. Francis Music Ministry

Ashley Aldridge — Choir Member and Cantor: I have been blessed to be a part of the St. Francis of Assisi Music Ministry for over 25 years. I began my ministry experience by joining the teen choir (when it was first formed) and later by joining the adult choir. I...

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The Franciscan Challenge – Q & A’s

Give to the Challenge Here   Who lives in Holy Name Province? There are 325 Franciscan Friars in Holy Name Province serving the people of God in a wide variety of settings— colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers and diverse social ministries along the East...

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