Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the Novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.

February 2020



Dear Friend,

Like the saints who have gone before us, we grow in holiness by living each day as fully as possible, doing God’s good work on earth as best we can.

Lent gives us the perfect opportunity to increase our holiness, one day at a time, for 40 blessed days. Each day moves us a little closer to renewal and redemption. Each day gives us the opportunity to return to the Lord with our whole hearts.

Our Franciscan Mission Friars pray that you will join us for a 40-day Lenten retreat of faith. Just as Jesus did in the wilderness we will pray. Each day we will walk more closely in the footsteps of our beloved Savior, who died that we may live.

Our Special Lenten retreat begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, and ends on April 5. Our Franciscan Friars want to offer their prayers for your specific needs on each of the 40 holy days of spiritual renewal and preparation.

Perhaps you know a friend who grieves…an elderly neighbor lost in loneliness…a family member facing critical surgery…even a priest or religious, weary from service, who needs your heartfelt prayers.

Kindly send your intentions to me now to be included in the Novenas of Masses, and join us in prayer and petition for all our needs and hopes. Please also remember our missionaries among your intentions and if you are able, include an offering of any amount to assist their work here in the United States and in our missions in Central America.



Fr. Robert, O.F.M.

P.S. We will also celebrate two novenas of Masses to St. Joseph, who cherished the holy child Jesus. Just as Joseph watched over the Holy Family, so too, he watches over God’s human family on earth.

The Novena of Petition honoring St. Joseph will take place from March 2 to March 10, and the Novena of Thanksgiving will follow from March 11 to March 19. With joyful hearts, we look forward to hearing from you soon.