What is Palliative Care?

Come and learn from a panel of speakers:

Judy Nairn (Hospice Director), Mary Gatschene RN (Nursing),
Dr. Donna Ward (Palliative Care), Marj Goodyear (Volunteer),
Brianna Flynn-Schlegel (Family), Fr. Sam Restivo CR (Spiritual Care),
Rob Wintonyk (Funeral Director)

Sunday October 14,    2 – 4:30 pm
St. Francis Parish Hall

All are welcome, please invite anyone who might be interested in this information.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Check out this article on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Children Are Embracing Hands-on Catechism

This fall our parish community will introduce a new ministry, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. To learn more about this way for our children to grow in God’s love, please check out the bulletin inserts each weekend.  You can also read the inserts online by clicking below.

CGS Insert 1
CGS Insert 2 
CGS Insert 3
CGS Insert 4

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

~ St. Francis of Assisi