Franciscan withdraw from St. Mary’s

It is with heavy hearts that the Franciscan Friars withdraw from St. Mary’s Basilica. Stay with us throughout the year as we celebrate our Franciscan legacy. In the words of Pope Francis, “Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where…

Fr. Michael’s Reflection – 8/28/22 (Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C)

“Guests of Honor” I have never liked head tables! It is so often uncomfortable for brides and grooms in the more elegant wedding receptions. Guests of honor sometimes find it hard to relax at the front table with everyone looking at them. Priests often…

Blessing of the Animals

Join the Franciscan Friars, various animals and their owners for our annual Blessing of the Animals.  The blessing is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi patron saint of animals and the environment.  Each animal will receive a certificate of blessing and a selfie with…