St. Francis of Assisi Blog

Running in the Rain

Recently I’ve re-joined the world of health and fitness after many years of neglect.  Years of a sedentary lifestyle have taken their toll on my mental and physical health and it became obvious that I needed to make a change. So, I’m eating better (not perfectly, but...

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The Power of Beauty in Evangelization & Catechesis

A mind blowing sunrise exploding with color, a clear and crisp starry night, the still water of a massive lake and the sound of silence in the wilderness; the sweet smell of incense, pine trees, the ocean, home cooking, and perfume; the warmth of a fire while reading...

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The Art of Repetition

Have you noticed that this year everything feels a little… rushed? Christmas break was definitely shorter than normal. And that felt like just last week, and now it's basically Ash Wednesday already. And Lent will go so fast this year, we’ve ended up with Easter on...

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Pastor’s Points: January 28, 2018

Now that we have developed our Adult Conversion Process (called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA) with a nearly year-round schedule it is appropriate that everyone become better acquainted with this catechetical ministry that is a vital element in the growth of our Church community.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Brown

Tell us about yourself, your family, and your background. My husband, Bill, and I have been St Francis parishioners since 1979. We met in IL, were married in KY in 1975, and moved to Texas four years later. Our two boys and three grandchildren live in...

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Pastor’s Points: January 14, 2018

As we begin what is called “Ordinary Time” in the Church calendar let’s be clear that it is really anything but ordinary.  During the Advent and Christmas Season, we prepared for the Nativity of Our Lord and then celebrated His birth and the announcements to the world of His presence culminating with the visit of the Magi last Sunday.

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How to Give Your Witness

As we continue to prayerfully unpack our parish mission of “building a Church of missionary disciples in Grapevine Texas," one question I hear echoed is “What exactly are we supposed to do?” The one powerful thing all of us can start doing today without...

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Paredez Family Spotlight

St. Francis Families: Paradez Family Tell us a bit about your family.  Pedro and I (Connie) have been married for 44 years. We have 3 grown children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. Our two daughters, Andrea and Danna, and their families live in Grapevine...

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