May God bless you with Discomfort. . .
at easy answers, and half-truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with Anger. . .
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people
so that you may work for justice, freedom. and peace.
May God bless you with Tears. . .
to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war,
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with enough foolishness. . .
to believe that you can make a difference in their world, so that you
can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen

Mass times: Saturday 5 PM  Sunday 10 30 AM - 

 2300 NW 9th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
All are welcome 

Call us at Franciscans friary : (954) 731-8173
Confession on request
Click to send us a message

Monday thru Friday - 6:30 PM

A.A. Meeting here Mondays @ 7 PM



2300 NW 9th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33311

Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes of through which he looks compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
You are the hands through which he blesses all the world.
Yours of the hands, yours of the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
St. Teresa of Avila

NEW WORDS BEFORE COMMUNION "Lord, I was not worthy that you should come to me but you have said the word and I have been healed".
When we say we are not worthy, we are also saying that we do not want the responsibility. When we receive communion, we are stating that we are also accepting the responsibility of being a Christian. We say " I am not worthy. . ." and yet we come up to receive...why if we are not worthy?


We are a progressive, catholic community, where ALL ARE WELCOME.

We, the family of the Parish of Sts. Francis and 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 Gospel based Catholic Community that truly strives through worship, ministry, and service to live, grow, and be challenged by the message of Jesus Christ.
Here all are welcome no matter what your race, language, or creed, no matter what your orientation or marriage situation, no matter where your journey has led you.
You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare.
Come .. live, grow and be challenged by the message!

We are a progressive, catholic community, where ALL ARE WELCOME.


Franciscans of Fort Lauderdale baptize both children and adults

• 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.

Father Joe with the Marlins

Father Joe with the Marlins

"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.


Are you called?

Be an associate of the Franciscans of Fort Lauderdale

Prayer: Join with the friars in prayer, especially for the needs and intentions of Sts. Francis and Clare Parish, and vocations to the community.
Community: Spend time each month with the Friars as spiritual guide through prayer, education and informal activities and discussion.
Service: Become actively involved in a variety of ways to offer assistance to our parish and the surrounding community as examples of Franciscan spirituality.
Growth: Experience your faith more deeply by exploring the joy and richness of a spiritual life led by Franciscan ideals.


This opportunity is offered to all men and women who express a desire to spend more time in prayer, learning and fellowship. Initially, applicants would spend a period of time exploring the purpose, work and goals of this informal religious community. After this ‘novitiate’ members would ‘profess’ annual promises to the community and receive a San Damiano cross as a physical sign of their membership. Persons living outside the parish area are encouraged to remain members. Men and women of ALL ages are welcome.

To inquire more contact Fr Vinnie at church, or send a message.

Community of St. Francis, Omaha, NE


Associate Members of the Franciscans of Fort Lauderdale

We believe in God, the father almighty,
creator of heaven & earth -
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
& was born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died & was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he arose again.
He ascended into heaven
& is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again judge the living & the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body
& the life everlasting


We come to you, our friends and faith partners to help us in any way possible to achieve our goal. We ask you to think about supporting us in this venture through your prayers as well as your time, talent and treasure.


A very nice donation to the Parish – Thank you very much !!