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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 lostendorf@stfrncis.org to submit your story for consideration.

Mother’s Day

A word of advice to everyone: if you can’t remember whether or not you called your mother, you didn’t. But what about when your mom doesn’t remember if you called? And it has only been five minutes. My mom was of solid pioneer stock from families that settled in Utah...

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Parish Return to Mass Survey

We are in the “between times” of this pandemic. It is encouraging that vaccinations are more widely available even as the covid statistics are up and down. But we are hopeful and possibly seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. As a staff we are beginning to plan...

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The hard work of forgiving

How do you offer forgiveness? I suspect that the most common offer consists of “I forgive you” or “Don’t worry about it” or “Don’t give it a second thought” or “It’s nothing.” And that all might be true, but sometimes it is only the socially-expected response. It is...

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Parish Cleanup Day

The first Clean Up Day of 2021 was a huge success! Over 35+ bags of litter were removed from around the parish. Please join the Care for Creation Ministry on Saturday, March 27th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 for our second Adopt-a-Spot Clean Up Day of the year. Please meet...

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The Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has declared his year to be the "Year of St. Joseph." It is a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph a Patron of the Universal Church. There are a number of resources available to celebrate this important moment. We would...

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