FRANCISCANS OF FORT LAUDERDALE CELEBRATING 11 YEARS AS THE PEOPLE OF GOD TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY !
Words to remember: "Do small things with great love".
Mother Teresa of Calcutta,
Weekly question: What keeps me from accepting others in humility as God accepts me & all earth's children?
NEXT MOVIE NIGHT: Friday, the 16th of September. Spread the word.
BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER - Church will be open from 5 to 7 PM for quiet time and various Liturgies on Wednesdays.
Do not forget to watch the Homilies - weekly updated and the homilies from the last years are online too.
Watch our Catholic service below and join us on Saturday: 5 PM and Sunday: 10 30 AM All are welcome
We, the family of the Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare are a Catholic, Christian community that reaches to all God’s people by providing a living witness to all called from various and diverse backgrounds – all are welcome to the table of Jesus. As followers of Francis, we are called to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of every person as God’s gift to us. In the spirit of Franciscan joy , we go forth to proclaim the Good News – using words if necessary.
We want to welcome the entire community enjoy the warmth and love of our parish by participating in the sacramental life of the Church; especially who have been turned away by others.
We are a progressive, catholic community, where ALL ARE WELCOME.
"I’m interested in going to church but don’t know where to start.
Getting started with anything new is never easy.
One option would be to go to church with someone you know who does go. You could sit with them and they could help you by explaining what happens and so on. Perhaps they might introduce you to some others who are there.
If you’d rather go on your own then just plan to arrive five to ten minutes before the starting time. If you are feeling shy you can sit near the back or ask the greeter to seat you and you will often be introduced to a couple of people around you.
It’s also good if you’re new to a church to say hello to people you’ve never met before. Churches can be very friendly places and most folks are only too glad to be of help or to answer any questions that you might have.
The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare seeks to actively engage all people in the celebrations of life and community in the Catholic tradition. We take seriously the freedom of faith and conscience of the individual. We strive to be an inviting and participatory Church, open to diversity, accompanying people in their life journey, a gathering of communities that is constantly being renewed, a Church that offers a home and protection, where each person can receive and live out their faith without fear. Our decisions are made by laity, clergy and bishop working together. Our faith is celebrated together, rooted in tradition, open to the future. We warmly encourage you to look at our many resources so that you may better understand our household of faith.
Services available at The Parish of STs. FRANCIS AND CLARE
• We perform marriages at our church or a location special to you. We work with you to make this the beautiful and blessed event that it is intended to be.
• We officiate at funerals and memorial services, making this sacred time meaningful to those who both mourn and celebrate the passing on of our loved ones.
• We graciously baptize both children and adults and welcome them into God’s family.
• We offer the rite of reconciliation, as well as all the other sacraments.
• A special mission is the blessing of animals and grief counseling for those who have to say goodbye to their long time companions.