New Vocations team

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Vocations Director Fr. Page Polk and Associate Director Fr. Richard Goodin The two new faces in the Vocation office are Fr. Page Polk, OFM, Director of Vocations (left) and Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM, Assoc. Director of Vocations (right).  The…

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Julia left us laughing

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Prayer, Support the Friars

Friar Works Co-Director Colleen Cushard I love my job! ~ Usually when I got a call from Julia, I would hang up afterwards laughing and shaking my head.  One of our longtime supporters, she was a feisty and…

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Another successful find thanks to St. Anthony

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Listening to the prompting of the Lord ~ I just wanted to send a gift and note to give thanks to God and St. Anthony for helping me to find my phone last week (June 13) that I lost…

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Fr. Colin King, a blessing to God's people

Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Vocations

Fr. Colin with Avaree, the newest altar server at St. Mary’s After eight years of formation and study, newly ordained Fr. Colin King, OFM was eager to begin his first assignment as a priest and missionary in Negril, Jamaica…

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Fr. Jim Bok keeping limitations in perspective

Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer

Fr. Jim at his 70th birthday party Word spread fast about the breaking of my leg the night I had my 70th birthday party.  Thanks to everyone for your concern and prayerful support.  I am currently in the rehab process…

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Success and Failure Indicators

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Senior Friars

Fr. Jim Van Vurst The other day I came across a list of qualities both positive and negative that we see as criteria for “success” or “failure” in most people’s lives.  I thought they provided a simple and yet…

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