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A Note From Fr. Jose 8/11/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

This week I was blessed to be with our seminarians on their retreat. After a year of ordination, the priests come back and share their one-year experience in the priesthood with them. I was blessed to share the joys and blessings that God has given me by being here ... Read More »

From the Pastor 8/11/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners, The movement from "if " to "when". Some years ago, when I worked in business, we were estimating a computer project and talking about "if" we were to do this, this is what we would have to do. We had done all the estimates of time and ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 8-4-19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

In our last conversation, we concluded that abandonment of individual will in favor of God’s will is the prudent course of action for navigating the journey of life. But very few of us can readily give up our willfulness or even know the first step in the process. Giving ... Read More »

From the Pastor 8/4/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners, There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his gold and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So, he began to pray that he might be able to ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jose 7-28-19

Posted by Angela Schneider

Father, what do you want? Some time ago someone asked me, “Father, what do you want for this parish? How do you want this parish to look like by the time you leave?” It took me awhile to fully comprehend the question and much more to try to come ... Read More »

From the Pastor 7/28/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners, "Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Luke 6:38 Thank you! How generous your support in ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 7-21-19

Posted by Angela Schneider

I suspect many of us have seen the bumper sticker, God is my co-pilot. It seems worthy of a smile and a nod at first glance. But if we think about this sentiment for more than a moment, it becomes more a statement about the human condition and less ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jose 7-21-19

Posted by Angela Schneider

What’s the purpose of a parish? Did you know that the whole world--every single place on the planet--is divided into dioceses or territories in which a bishop/cardinal or someone in the Church is responsible for all of the souls in that particular territory? In our case, we belong to ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill...

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Faithful of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Thank you for your warm welcome to the parish over these first few days of my priesthood and my service to you. As I mentioned in the Pentecost newsletter, these are challenging times for the Church. But these days have great ... Read More »

From the Pastor 7/14/19:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners, We’re asking for your financial support to help to complete the cost of the tuck-pointing project? If you respond now, your donation will be matched by the Knight of Columbus. The local council 710, have pledged up to $20,000 in matching donations. We are only $40,000 from ... Read More »