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From the Pastor 5/24/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear parishioners,We are challenged to live between "bold faith" and "prudent safety" when it comes to how we live ourlives during this pandemic. Do we boldly step out in faith and trust that the Lord will protect usregardless of what precautions we do not take OR do we not ... Read More »

A Message From Fr. Jose: 5/24/20

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear friends in our Lord Jesus Christ,I am truly sad that we are not able to gather as a family of faith during this time. I continue to pray for each andevery one of you that you may find yourselves in good health and eager to get back to ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 5/24/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dearest St. Francis of Assisi Parish Family,Praised be Jesus Christ! My prayers are ever with each of you and your families. May our good God continue tobless and protect you and may our Lady’s mantle of love remain over you always. You are sorely missed, butdearly loved. Thank you ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 5/17/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

HOPE? Is There a Reason to Hope?Most of us are likely at, or very near, the point of being completely done with the pandemonium and paranoiaassociated with the Coronacrisis. The risk of Covid-19 infection seems progressively less likely with the passageof time, but now we face additional challenges stemming ... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/17/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Thank you for your prayer intentions. I have received many of them, including some in the envelopes with thereturn of the raffle tickets. Last week, I took these requests to prayer, at the Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Adoration atthe Grand site parking lot. Please see the photo below and ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jose 5/10/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Friends in our Lord Jesus Christ,Abundant blessings upon all of you, and in a very special way to all mothers, either biological or spiritual.Certainly it is a very unusual and difficult time to celebrate Mother's Day with our loved ones when we are askedto respect social distancing. It ... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/10/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,It is with great sadness that we received the announcement regarding Holy Family College (the former SilverLake College). Founded as an academy in 1885, the college achieved four-year college status in 1935. Ithas formed and educated sisters and lay students for years and is closing. Let us hold ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 5/3/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

What Should the Sheep Expect of Their Shepherd?The relationship between the “sheep” and their shepherd(s) in the life of the Church must never be unidirectional–a one-way street. The sheep, although responsible for helping to keep the flock moving forward, must also bewilling to accept direction, guidance, and occasional correction ... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/3/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,How will you pray for vocations today? On this Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, and VocationsAwareness Weekend, Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked all Catholics to intercede for vocations. Will youmake a special effort today to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jose 4/26/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Friends in our Lord Jesus Christ,Greetings to all of you from the depth of my heart. We greatly miss you; praying with you and physically walkingwith you in our faith journey. The day when this will all be over can’t come soon enough. In the meantime, wemight not ... Read More »