Kids share the fun at Friars Club

Events, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Senior Friars

March Madness! ~ Do you have any idea what it is like to spend a Saturday with between 650 and 800 kids? Let’s do the math: 10 kids on a team, 20 kids on a court and 80…

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How do you become a friar?

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis, Vocations

Is God calling you? ~ Fr. Richard Goodin, Director of Vocations, is here to help you with the process of becoming a friar. In a new series of videos Fr. Richard maps out the process. The first…

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Lent with the Franciscans

Jesus, Lent and Easter, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

Lent Preparations with Roger Lopez, OFM from Franciscan Media on Vimeo. Franciscan Media and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land have online resources for your best Lent ever. ~ Franciscan Media, our publishing ministry,…

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Survey results

Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis, Senior Friars, Support the Friars, Vocations

Fr. John Bok with a parishioner Thank you! ~ We wish to thank everyone who participated in our recent online survey. We received some 600 completed surveys and are grateful for the opinions, insights and ideas shared…

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Lost rings keep St Anthony very busy.

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

St Anthony and the Rings ~ When I was in high school, I had my boyfriend’s class ring on my bracelet during a basketball game. I took it off because it was hurting my finger when I clapped…

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St. Anthony has never failed John

Jesus, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

“You have never failed me” ~ With a lost right leg and at 66 years of age, I keep my handicap van keys and house keys on a clip on my electric wheelchair. I got out of the van,…

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Free pocket-size Lent with St. Anthony prayer book

Jesus, Lent and Easter, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Ash Wednesday is on Valentine’s day, February 14 ~ We are pleased to offer you the 2018 pocket book, Lent with St. Anthony by Fr. Pat McCloskey, OFM.  It includes prayers and reflections that we hope will assist you on your…

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A tiny gesture of hope in Detroit

Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Francis

Friars Alex Kratz, Maynard Tetreault, and Louie Zant at St. Moses the Black friary in Detroit Friars are welcomed by a neighborhood that needs them ~ There are four signs on the building announcing the presence of…

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Christmas at St Anthony's Kitchen

Advent and Christmas, Jesus, Missions, Newsletter, Saint Anthony, Saint Francis

Santa didn’t disappoint the children at St. Anthony’s Kitchen. While family and friends were back home freezing in Cincinnati, I was roasting my earlobes off on the hot and sunny Friday before Christmas. Kids and grown-ups were gathering…

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Tax-Free IRA Gifts

Estate Planning, Newsletter, Support the Friars

A Tax-Wise Way to Help the Franciscans ~ IRA owners now have the option of satisfying their required minimum distribution with an easy-to-arrange IRA gift to qualified nonprofit organizations, like the Franciscans of St. John the Baptist Province.

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