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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 Chanel Marquis to submit your story for consideration.

The posts shown below are designated as being of general interest for the parish. We also have other pages with a more dedicated focus; a few are listed below… in case you would like to “take a look.”  Enjoy!


Jubilarian’s Mass

Jubilarian Mass and Celebration of Marriage Are you celebrating your Silver or Golden Marriage Jubilee this year?  Were you married in 1973 or 1998?  Then please contact the Parish Office to make sure that you are registered for the “2023 Mass for Jubilarians.”  This...

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Dog Days of Summer

The expression the "dog days" gives rise to the humid, hot days of summer when we are all just looking for a cool, shaded spot to wait out the sweltering day. I assumed that our canine friends got singled out and tagged with the expression. Turns out it was something...

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Scruples be gone

by Peter A. Drabbant Scrupulosity is a scourge many Christians suffer. It is an affliction that hinders one from flourishing toward a healthy and joyful Christian life. If left untreated, it can drive one simply mad. Scrupulosity belongs to the category of...

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Stephen Ministry 2023

Stephen Ministry:  Christ Caring for People through People Stephen Ministers are lay men and women from St Francis, trained through a 50-hour national program. We are not therapists or counselors but caring and empathetic Christians who will listen to you, not judge...

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Gospel of John Bible Study

Join Fr. Jim Scullion OFM for an overview, introduction and refresher study of the fourth gospel: The Gospel according to St. John. Here are the topics and themes Fr. Jim will cover: April 17           Introduction and Overview April 24           Gospel of John -...

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There was an interesting article that appeared in this past week’s news. It was 1980 and Jimmy Carter was in the White House, bedeviled by a hostage crisis in Iran that had paralyzed his presidency and hampered his effort to win a second term. Mr. Carter’s best chance...

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Annual Car Raffle

...You know, you have to buy a ticket to win...just saying... Take a chance! For $5 a ticket you can have the possibility of winning one of 4 new 2023 vehicles similar to the ones shown.  And that's not all!   There are also 21 cash prizes available - totaling...

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