St. Francis of Assisi Blog

Pastor’s Points: October 8, 2017

If you knew about a bank that had an account in it for you that received a daily deposit of $86,400, but the deposit came with some conditions: 1) that at the end of each 24-hour period the account would zero out and any funds in the account would be gone,...

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Pastor’s Points: September 24, 2017

A strong family unit is essential to maintaining the overall social health of any society. So too, a strong family unit is essential to maintaining the overall health of our Church. “Church” has many dimensions and I want to focus on the parish dimension...

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A Clear Path of Discipleship

There are almost 3,000 families registered at our parish. If we spent 5 minutes with every single person from our parish and asked them to describe their faith life, I think we would get just as many varied answers. Everyone is in a different place. Some...

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The Fact Is…

The fact is, our world is a swell of #fakenews, we’ve continually accepted more sin into our lives, and we publicly turn our backs on faith, family, and moral values. The fact is, by this point you probably want to stop reading… but trust me, make it to...

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I Want to Know What Love Is

"I want you to show meeeee!" In the 1980s, I was a teenager trying to figure out life and love.  This song from Foreigner was an anthem for me and many of my friends. We wanted to fall in love and live out the ending of our favorite John Hughes movie where...

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Not Just Another Lent & Holy Week

Most of us know that Lent is the 40 day season of preparation  and penance that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends on Palm Sunday.  It’s followed by Holy Week, true to its name, since it is the time of the most sacred liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good...

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