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Parish Life at St Clare's

The Secular Franciscans

The Secular Franciscans are the lay branch of the order of St. Francis of Assisi. The Franciscan order is comprised of four main groups. The first is the order of Franciscan Friars, the second order is comprised of the Sisters of St Clare of Assisi commonly referred to as the Poor Clares. The third is the Third Order Regular comprised of the men and women religious. The fourth group is comprised of lay men and women who after a period of discernment and formation make a life long commitment to live the Gospel life in the spirit of St Francis of Assisi. Secular Franciscans are active in their parishes and serve in many roles.

Our primary focus is to be witnesses to the Gospel by bringing Gospel values into all area of the secular world by our example of living and by words if needed. Any practicing catholic man or woman is welcome to “come and see” We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except for July and August) at 7:00pm in the basement of the hall.

Mark 11

I tell you solemnly, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours, says the Lord.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

John 6:57-58

As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.

This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.