World Day of the Poor 2021

“The poor you always have with you.” Mark 14:7

Pope Francis’ message for this fifth annual World Day of the Poor focuses on living in fraternity and mutual sharing, not simply offering acts of charity. “The poor, always and everywhere, evangelize us, because they enable us to discover in new ways the true face of the Father.” You can read the Pope’s full message by clicking here.

We invite you, the parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi, to plan now to have a Christmas of Fraternity, based on Pope Francis’ World Day of the Poor message. Click the picture below for ideas on how to have a Christmas of Fraternity!