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The Time Given

Today’s first reading continues with the accounts in the Book of Genesis. We move from the story of Cain and Abel at the beginning of Genesis 4 to the story of Noah in Genesis 6. Let me fill in the highlights in between. The descendants of Cain are described in terms...

It’s your choice

In today’s first reading, the brothers Cain and Abel have just brought an offering to the Lord. Abel brought his best lamb to offer to God in sacrifice. Cain brought some of the first fruits of the harvest, but pointedly not the best. “The Lord looked with favor on...

Support the Bill Mehr Drop-in Center

MEALS FOR THE BILL MEHR SHELTER Prince William County As part of putting or faith into action we Franciscans believe that helping our brothers and sisters in need is an essential part of who we are. We have been helping the Prince William County shelters for more than...

Support St. Francis House

St. Francis House: An Outreach Program St. Francis of Assisi Parish 2606 Heth Court, Dumfries, VA 22026 703-221-6344 Francia Salguero & Angelica Silva We are here to serve those in need! During this great time of need, St. Francis House is remaining open to...

Forbidden Fruit

In today’s 1st reading we have the classic story of “forbidden fruit.”  God has not put a heavy burden on Adam and Eve since He permits them to eat of all the fruit except one: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree...
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