Sponsor Great Falls Businesses for On-Line Auction

CLICK HERE TO GO TO SIGN UP GENIUS PAGE Rather than asking restaurants and local businesses to donate certificates to our auction, we are encouraging Franciscans to purchase gift certificates from their favorite local businesses and donate them to the On-Line Auction. In this way, we can help them recover from the losses of theContinue reading “Sponsor Great Falls Businesses for On-Line Auction”

Francisco fact: Why do I give to St. Francis Church?

A testimonial by parishioner, Joshua Kim Simply put, it is because I see God’s love at work at St. Francis and would like to see it continue to flourish. Ever since my family and I first stepped into St. Francis ten years ago, I have witnessed the love of Christ flowing throughout the many ministriesContinue reading “Francisco fact: Why do I give to St. Francis Church?”

Maundy Thursday

This year, I read about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, and I can see for the first time the tenderness of him touching them at all. What I see, most of all, is what is around the edges of this scene. This story does not tell us about service in the abstract. It tells us about the choice to love in a particular time and place—a place which is, in a way different and yet also like ours, frightening.

FRANCISCO-FACT: Staying in Place and Processing with Palms

How will St. Francis do the Liturgy of the Palms now that we cannot gather for Palm Sunday and the distribution of Palms is prohibited by stay in place orders? As with all our liturgies for the second half of Lent, Holy Week, and the first part of Easter this year, we will be focusingContinue reading “FRANCISCO-FACT: Staying in Place and Processing with Palms”

FRANCISCO-FACT: Does Zoom Meeting church count as church?

The age of digital community may be receiving a supercharge in this time of responding to COVID-19, but such ways of gathering have been in the works. Jesus proclaimed: “where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am among them” [Matthew 18.20]. As far as I can tell, he did not describe how the two or three are to be gathered.