FRANCISCANS OF FORT LAUDERDALE
CELEBRATING 12 YEARS AS THE PEOPLE OF GOD TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY
On Wednesday April 26 at 7 PM there will be a memorial service for Dan at our church.
Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare – Franciscans of Fort Lauderdale
101 NE 3rd Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
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, 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.
"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 ST. 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.
Please help us, so we can move to a permanent place - share it with your friends and family
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.