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FORGIVENESS

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 9/17/17

Brothers and Sisters,

My message for the Pastor’s Blog is God’s Word today from the Bible – FORGIVENESS.   Our God is a merciful, compassionate, and forgiving God.  And we “belong to God”.   I invite you to listen and meditate on the music and lyrics of this song from Matthew ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma Closures

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 9/08/17

Dear Parishioners,

Due to mandatory evacuation of our area of Charlotte County, it is necessary to CANCEL all Masses for the weekend.   All Masses have been cancelled for Saturday and Sunday.  I have also CANCELLED Monday Mass at SFOA Church. The Parish Office and the Parish Outreach Food Pantry will ... Read More »

Day of Connection for Parish Ministry Leaders

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/31/17

Day of Connection for Parish Ministry Leaders

As we prepare for the next year of our Parish Planning, I am happy to announce a Day of Connections for Church Ministry Leaders on Saturday, September 23. The Parish Pastoral Council is host of this event and seven Ministry Leaders have ... Read More »

New Webpage for Parish Announcements!

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/25/17

Checkout the new Announcement page located on the "CONNECT" webpage....

This page will be used to make quick announcements for upcoming events and happenings at Saint Francis of Assisi Church!

 

 

Announcing the Retirement of Arlene Macken

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/22/17

Dear Parishioners,

As Pastor, I take this opportunity to announce to you the retirement of Arlene Macken, Administrative Assistant. Arlene has shared with me her desire to retire, effective September 15.

Arlene has served our Saint Francis of Assisi Church with dedication and loyalty for ten years. After consultation ... Read More »

Parish Outreach Ministry - The Numbers are UP!!

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/22/17

The Numbers are Up!

Unfortunately that means there are more people in need. During the month of July the St. Francis of Assisi Outreach Food Pantry helped to feed 286 people. That's up from  231 people last year. Won't you please help?  We can always use peanut butter and ... Read More »

How strong is your faith?

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/21/17

Dear Parishioners, especially Our Youth,

How strong is your faith?

God speaks to us about our gift of faith in today’s Scripture at Mass.   We are given the gift of faith in Baptism. This gift is Faith that Jesus has saved us from separation from God. In addition, in ... Read More »

Volunteers, have you logged in?

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/16/17

Dear Volunteers,

Saint Francis of Assisi Church rolled out an automated scheduling program, Ministry Scheduler Pro, on or about May 1.  This software program is serving to manage the SFOA Volunteers’ schedules, communications, and other types of Volunteer activities at Saint Francis of Assisi Church here in Englewood.  

Several months ... Read More »

Do you know your spiritual birthday?

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/14/17

Our spiritual birthday is the date we were baptized.  We all know the day we were born, but do we know the date we were baptized?  It is the most important day of our lives. The gift of Baptism frees us from original sin.  Original sin separated us from ... Read More »

Parish Plan II – a Year of Connections

Posted by Penelope Fleming on 8/01/17

This is an active Parish.  It is a Parish very rich for its small size in generosity of time, talent, and treasure.  However, here as elsewhere, in my 45th year as a Priest and over 20 years as a Pastor, it is always a challenge to build BOTH prayer & ... Read More »