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October 1-2, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/04/16

Join us for prayer on Monday evening as we commemorate the death of St. Francis in a beautiful Transitus Service, a long-standing Franciscan tradition. The service is a simple retelling of the final hours of St. Francis, accompanied by music and reflective silence. We love to share this sacred ... Read More »

September 24-25, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 9/27/16

The second season of ChristLife begins this Tuesday evening. I hope you've prayerfully considered joining us for the first seven sessions, Discovering Christ. Although the material covered is very basic, you'll find yourself discovering Christ anew as the weeks proceed. Thanks for all who have signed up so far. ... Read More »

September 17-18, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 9/19/16

I'll begin where I left off last Sunday, which was an error on my part. I ended my message with the wrong date for the Mass for the Unborn will be on Friday, September 30th, not the 27th as I had mistakenly said. This Friday evening mass will lead ... Read More »

September 10-11, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 9/12/16

We are in full swing with sign-ups for our ChristLife program which will begin soon on September 27th. We pushed the program hard last year and had more participants than we expected. Everyone found the faith-sharing format easy to get involved with. We hope to continue last year's success. ... Read More »

September 3-4, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 9/09/16

Where did the summer go? I'm sure we are all asking that question this weekend as we head into the Labor Day holiday. Please join us for our Monday Labor Day mass at 9:00 am. As school doors open, our own parish focus begins to shift towards the various ... Read More »

August 27-28, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/31/16

As children are preparing to return to school in the coming days, we are gearing up for the coming season of Religious Education for the children of the parish. If you have young children in elementary or middle school, please have them registered soon. We consider the years in ... Read More »

August 20-21, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/22/16

Now that all the activities around our parish "week of mercy" are finished (the mission, the visit to the Holy Door, the feast of Transfiguration and parish picnic) it would be natural to think that our participation in the Holy Year is finished. Far from it! I hope we ... Read More »

August 13-14, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/15/16

We had a great parish picnic last Sunday. It was a fitting way to end our week of mercy. Thanks to all our volunteers, especially the Mens Club and the K of C for their help in setting up and cleaning up. Everyone there enjoyed the free concert from ... Read More »

August 6-7, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/10/16

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration! We close our special parish week of mercy with the celebration of the patronal feast of our parish, followed by our parish picnic after the noon mass. I want to thank everyone who had a hand in making our parish mission a success, especially ... Read More »

July 30-31, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 8/10/16

On Sunday we begin our parish "week of mercy" with the opening session of our parish mission. I hope we have a full church this evening when Fr. Page and Fr. Larry begin the mission. By Tuesday evening you will have a deeper understanding of the way St. Francis ... Read More »