Senior Friars

He always puts others first

Senior Friars

Friars Louie Lamping and Frank Jasper Br. Louie Lamping doesn’t know that he’s remarkable. But everyone else does. “He’s an outstanding friar,” says Frank Jasper, Louie’s guardian at St. Clement and a friend for 50 years. Br. Louie…

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Fr. Ric draws birdhouse winners

Senior Friars

 Homes for birds Although retired, Fr. Ric Schneider travels to a different parish everyday to say Mass and is eager to pitch in wherever he is needed.  In his…

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Senior friars keep Franciscan Spirit

Senior Friars

Fr. Ric Schneider preaching with his trademark passion. Please remember our Senior friars Our retired friars move more slowly than in years past; their commitments are smaller in number. They no longer lead bustling parishes or teach in busy…

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Thankful for family ties

Prayer, Senior Friars

The oldest and the youngest, Fr. John with Hannah, his first cousin thrice removed. I read yesterday in the USA Today section of The Cincinnati Enquirer that 1 in 3 Americans have cut ties with family as a result…

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Fr. John Joseph praises God for St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony, Senior Friars

On May 10th of this year (2018), as I was preparing to leave for a Secular Franciscan Meeting in Uniontown, Pa., I noticed that my wrist watch was not on its familiar place, my wrist. The Velcro on the…

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Jubilarians 2018

Senior Friars

Br. Michael Dubec, OFM 50 Years Profession Be sure to thank people you meet along the way honestly and sincerely for the small things in life. Br. Mike Dubec, OFM Fr. Robert Weakley, OFM 50…

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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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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 by…

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Lessons & Carols at St. Anthony Shrine

Advent and Christmas, Events, Newsletter, Saint Anthony, Senior Friars

The St. Anthony Shrine choir We need a Savior to be born into our world and into our hearts. ~ Guardian Br. Norbert Join Shrine Guardian Br. Norbert Bertram, OFM, and the Franciscans at the National…

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The decisions of our lives

Newsletter, Prayer, Senior Friars

Fr. Jim Van Vurst, OFM One sure sign of growing into maturity is the willingness and ability to “take responsibility for our choices in life.”  Obviously, all of us are influenced by many circumstances, some of which are beyond…

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