From the Pastor 2/3/19:

Dear Parishioners,

In today’s Gospel, we hear how the crowds rejected the message of Jesus.  Just like Jesus, all of us have experienced rejection at one point in our lives.  These experiences can easily lead us to feelings of despair or a belief that things will not get better.  Yet as missionary disciples, we are called to be people of hope.
The message of hope is desperately needed in our world today.  There are so many people struggling and suffering.  They are looking for a reason to believe things will get better.  Through your support of the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal and the many ministries of our Diocese, you help bring hope to many people.  You show others that even in the midst of challenges God is there waiting to bring healing.
Your gift to the Appeal helps children in our Catholic schools and faith formation programs learn to know and love Jesus.  You fund training and formation for deacons who share the Good News with people in prisons, hospitals, homeless shelters and people who are homebound.  You serve as a Missionary of Hope standing in witness to the love of Jesus.
Please prayerfully consider making your gift to the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal.  Visit the parish office or Bishop’s Appeal website at: 

to make your gift today!  Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal and St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Fr. Doug



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