Celebrate with Us!


2019 marks the 100th year of the Province of the Americas. On September 14 (Holy Cross Day) 1919, Father Joseph Crookston officially founded what was then the Order of St.Francis in Merrill, Wisconsin. OSF later merged with the English Society of St.Francis to form the Society of St. Francis, American Province.


As we begin our next 100 years, we invite you to celebrate with us. Celebrations are scheduled for both East and West coasts:


EAST COAST:

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11am Festal Mass at the Church of St Luke in the Fields,

487 Hudson Street, New York, NY


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop, preaching.

The Right Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of Hawaii, celebrating.

Followed by lunch and Franciscan lecture by Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF.


RSVP for catering purposes by August 1 to: ssfcentenary2019@gmail.com


WEST COAST:

Saturday, October 5, 2019

11am Festal Mass at Grace Cathedral

1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA


The Right Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of Hawaii, celebrating.

The Very Rev. Alan B. Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral, preaching.

Followed by lunch.


RSVP for catering purposes by August 5 to: ssfcentenary2019@gmail.com


Please join us!


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OUR PRAYER

+ May our holy father Francis pray to the Lord that we may have the grace to observe the Gospel with greater devotion.  Amen.

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